Church for the Deaf Dedication
On November 13, 2016, Bishop Amos Yakubu of the Yola Diocese, Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN), officiated over the dedication of the Church for the Deaf, in Jimeta, Nigeria. The Mount Calvary Foundation was the second largest US contributor for this project. Several members of Mount Calvary were among the top 5 US individual contributors. Proceeds for the 2012 through the 2016 Fair Trade Fairs amounted to the third largest contribution to building the church. US contributions amounted to approximately 51% of the total funding. The Danish Lutheran Church and Danish Lutheran Deaf Church contributed about 48%. The church is designed with stadium seating on four levels. With friendly seating, 100 people can be seated.
Future projects for the LCCN Deaf ministry will be support for the training of Deaf evangelist, catechist and pastors, demolition of the existing LCCN Deaf Center and building a new building with classrooms for primary and secondary school classes, hostel for Deaf children from rural areas, and areas for adult vocational training.