Ina Road Church of Christ in Tucson, Arizona and The Colony Church of Christ in The Colony, Texas work with A. Moses Akpan to establish a Nigerian mission.
Moses and members from Ina Road and The Colony travel to Nigeria to determine the physical needs of villagers in Akwa Ibom. It is determined that a medical building is needed first.
Medical team from the U.S. travels to Nigeria with donated medical supplies.
Land is purchased for a hospital.
A doctor and two nurses are hired to staff the hospital.
300+ villagers receive medical care.
The Micro-Loan program is established
Two medical mission trips to Nigeria take place.
Water tank is obtained to be used by villagers
Construction of hospital begins
Leadership positions are established to facilitate operations of the mission
The Colony Church of Christ assumes leadership for Nigerian Mission
Members of mission travel to Nigeria to oversee hospital construction progress
Director of Laboratory Services in Nigeria is hired
Children of Life school for children begins
Construction of the hospital is completed
Container donated by those in U.S. with equipment and supplies for hospital and school is delivered to village
Nigerian FDA approves hospital; hospital is registered and hiring of staff begin
State and local dignitaries help launch the official opening of the hospital
Construction of Children of Life school begins and is completed by local Nigerians
AFRI President, Asuquo Moses Akpan is invited to speak about work of the center in a broadcast interview with Commissioner of Ministry of Health and Permanent Secretary of Hospitals Management Board
Mission trip conducts medical clinics, leadership training for teachers and others in villages
Children of Life Center (school) registers 106 children
Bible classes, vision clinics and leadership training events occur
Donations for vehicle, library received
Follow-up communications with the Ministry of Health and Permanent Secretary of Hospitals Management Board (MOH) results in consideration of establishing a Public Private Partnership (PPP) program between MOH and AFRI; Minister of Health visits Tucson
AFRI Board of Directors and committees are formed to facilitate running of mission
Women for Christ Ministry is established as an outreach program
World Care becomes major supporting partner
Two container carrying over $500,000 of medical supplies donated by supporters in U.S. are delivered to the Ministry of Health and the Akwa Ibom hospital through PPP
39 local Nigerians are retained by AFRI for working in hospital and school
Hospital begins performing surgeries
Maternity ward opens at hospital
267 students are enrolled at the Children of Life school