Welcome Address from 2022 NUNA Coordinator.
Thank you for visiting the NUNA website. We are very excited for the opportunity to be part of a group that has its sole intent to empower, serve and impact its generation. The identity of NUNA is birth through a revelation powered by the Holy Spirit to put the resources of each member to work on NUNA platform.
Most members reside in North America, but we have NIFES UNIPORT Alumni residing in Europe who are also part of this mission, and we would continue to build this network of Christ-minded individuals living abroad for fellowship and service to the Lord.
Our vision remains to build a strong network of Christ-minded people in places all over the world who will be part of a team that provides career development, student scholarships, academic tutoring, and mentoring services to NIFES students and graduates. NUNA programs and projects provide opportunities for our members to engage in various service activities that not only enriches and reward recipients through volunteering and mentoring, but also allows members to exercise their God given assignment in service to God. In other words, our service to God on NUNA platform is the pillar of the NUNA organization, which is implemented by extending God’s love through giving, members resource sharing, student targeted projects, corporate prayers, and fellowship.
NIFES has been existence for over 5 decades, and for University of Port Harcourt campus fellowship spanning from the CU-NIFES era, we have had alumni of the fellowship emerge since the 80’s. Hence, today we have several generations of NUNA alumni – from our senior friends to those who recently graduated. This is an important demographic awareness for NUNA as we seek to express what defines us as “those called to one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all”. To express the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace lays that strong foundation NUNA strives to build upon, and it is our desire to keep that in focus as we labor together in love, in faith, and in hope. We seek participation of every member, as our programs and initiatives are designed primarily to engage each other at various levels. We are excited about this opportunity, and we trust in the Lord to keep leading us to find ways to express it.
The events of the past couple of years have brought us to face unique life challenges of our time that has affected us in so many ways that we now making adjustment to a new normal. As God’s children we are not to go through life alone, understanding the importance of a viable and sustainable support system of who we are and what we have been called to do. This is a focus for us in NUNA. We are aware that in a body there are many members – each member representing a functioning part uniquely positioned to fulfil its part of a greater purpose. We have been given resources divinely allocated for our assignments but also to make us all a complete living body with our Lord Jesus Christ as the head, to the glory of His name.
Finally, NUNA is 10 years already – how time flies. We truly celebrate this milestone for the group knowing we have had our ups and downs but have so much to be thankful for. It is so important to mention that we need each other more today than when we first came together 10 years ago to form this group. As an Alumni of CU/NIFES UNIPORT residing in North America, Europe, Asia, or other continents of the world, you do have a home here in NUNA. We gladly affirm that we now have a better opportunity before us to succeed going forward having survived our worst days. By the mercies of our Lord that has kept it all together for us, we have learned of each other over time, and we have found maturity in our purpose… though still learning. We look forward to the next 10 years of a great run as a family-oriented organization pressing forward for God’s Kingdom here on earth and allowing the Spirit of God work in us and walk us through divine agendas for our generation and generations to come in Jesus mighty name, Amen.
Thank you…, God bless you, and God bless the NUNA family!
Bro. Hilary Ndudi