admin on October 18th, 2016


We would like to express our gratitude for your emails, prayers, and financial support through out this year. Without your prayers and financial support, it would be very challenging to accomplish the work God has called us to do.

Praise the Lord for allowing us to see 148 profess faith in Christ so far this year. But there is much more we would like to accomplish for Him before the end of the year. Before the year ends, we would like to win more souls for Christ, complete the roofing for our seventh church plant, and start our eighth church in Oshogbo town. Please pray for Pastor Amos Dada, the Pastor of our next church we intend to help start. We are in need of $3000 to purchase a small plot of land for the new church. It is a blessing to see how God has provide for the starting of these churches, and I know he will continue to provide. We count it an honor to be used of the Lord here in Nigeria, and we thank the Lord for using you to help us here as well.

We just concluded our 2nd Nationals’ Day of Prayer Conference August 2-4 2016. For three days, there were a total of 522 in attendance. We heard powerful preaching from two of our National pastors, and I taught on Faith Promise Giving in the morning sessions. At the close of the sessions, many pastors planned to start a missions program in their churches. They caught the vision of practicing Faith Promise Giving which enabled them to see how they could support Nigerian missionaries.

During the Conference, we gave out used clothes, toys and used books. A special “thank you” to Mrs Ellie Johnson who donated most of her Late husband’s (Pastor Ed Johnson/First Baptist Church Rosemount MN) entire library for the Conference. Also at the end of the conference, each Pastor and his wife received a very special gift package for themselves.

(Please go to our website for lots of pictures and videos)

I want to share a special prayer request for one of our pastors here. Last Sunday, Pastor Oladibu’s house partially collapsed due to heavy rain. Pastor Oladibu is the Pastor of our latest church plant in Odo-Oba village. We have helped him to close up the broken walls, but please pray that we will be able to help him complete the fixing of his home. We need to help him with cementing the outside walls and replace the outside windows. We hope to also prevent this from happening again.

In closing, we are finally preparing for our 9 month furlough beginning in April 2017. We are planning to take Shaday, our oldest daughter to West Coast Baptist College in the fall of 2017. During this time, we would love to visit your church to share updates and thank your church personally for the sacrifices you have made for us. Please feel free to email us on possible dates so that we can plan our itinerary better.

Please pray for safety, good health, and for the Lord to open more opportunities to be used by him. ”Finally brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord may have free course and be glorified even as it is with you”. II Thessalonians 3:1

For the sake of more souls,

Missionary Yinka Fasinro …….your missionary family serving in

admin on October 3rd, 2016


We are having a great summer here, and we are thankful for your prayers and support for the work here in Nigeria. God has blessed us tremendously this year and we would like to share some of these blessings here.

First of all Vanessa and the kids are counting down for the long summer break from school. They are about 2 weeks away from final exams which is a blessing to finally see the end of the school year.

We finally finished planting Pastor Abel’s church in the Northern part of Nigeria and God has been blessing the church. He is averaging close to 40 in attendance every week, havingsalvation decisions as well as several families joining the church. . What a blessing to see this new church plant begin to take root and begin to be a light house to the community. Please continue to pray for their safety as they are experiencing much persecution from the established churches around them.

We have also started our 7th church plant in Odo-Oba village. However we are praying that God will provide for the roofing before the rainy season gets intense.

We are looking forward to our second Nationals’ Day of Prayer Conference being held August 2-4 2016 in the eastern part of the country. The first time we had it, we had almost 400 in attendance consisting of our Independent Baptist Pastors and their churches. The emphasis this year will be on Prayer and Faith Promise Giving. Most of the national Pastors here need to fully embrace the Faith Promise Giving principle which is surprisingly a new concept to most. Many nationals are relying heavily on outside funding to obey the great commission. I’m not totally against it because it’s not easy here to start a church with little to no funding. But what I’ve learned through the years as a Christian is that God is fully honored when we step out by faith. Hebrews 11:6 states “ But without faith it is impossible to please him…..”. I read the book Faith Promise Offerings and God impressed it upon on my heart to put it into the hands of each national pastor. Since 2009, we have traveled through out the country teaching Faith Promise Giving in churches. As a result, over 1.7million naira ($10,000) has been raised within their own churches for their missionaries. Our prayer for the upcoming conference is that many more national pastors will embrace fully this biblical principle of Faith promise giving.

We thank God for souls getting saved often. Since the last Newsletter, we have seen 76 profess salvation in Jesus Christ. Praise ye the Lord!! I want to share one particular salvation experience which you will definitely enjoy. While preaching in many of your churches, I had mentioned about a muslim bricklayer who has constructed most of all our church plants here. I asked many of you to pray for his salvation and I am excited to announce that this man, his wife, and 7 other family members have finally professed salvation in Jesus Christ. Two of his sons and their siblings had secretly gotten saved earlier and had been hiding their salvation for fear of their dad. It had become increasingly difficult for the kids to hide their desire to go to church from their dad any longer. When an incident happened in this man’s life recently, I used the opportunity to challenge him with the gospel. To God be the glory, this muslim man got SAVED!! According to his wife, he has never been the same. And now he has full heartedly given his whole family the liberty to attend church. This man had been drinking alchohol for over 20 years and since his salvation, he has not tasted a drop of alchohol. He doesn’t go out with his old friends anymore and loves to spend time at home with his family. His family cannot believe the sudden transformation of their dad. Jeremiah 23:29 “Is not my word like as a fire? Saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? I STARTED HAVING BIBLE STUDIES IN HIS HOME LAST WEEK! Oh what a Saviour we serve! Is there anything too hard for God? Nothing is too hard for God!

Thank you for praying for the bricklayer because God surely answered your prayer. This is a great family and we love them dearly. Please continue to be praying for their spiritual growth.

For the sake of more souls

Missionary Yinka Fasinro………your missionary family serving in Nigeria, West Africa

admin on January 26th, 2016

I want to wish everyone a late Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. And I want to reflect on a few of God’s blessings and answers to prayers we experienced during the year. Thank you for your support, the encouraging emails and prayers for our family.

Answers to Prayer

Thank you for praying for the Lord to provide the batteries for our inverter. Praise the Lord we now have 24/7 electricity which has been a huge blessing in our home. We thank the Lord for using Bible Baptist Church, Brookings, SD for providing all the funds for the batteries. Others gave some in which we used to do some repairs to the inverter we already had.
Another answer to prayer came right before heading back to Nigeria during our furlough in May 2015. We had been praying for some time that God would impress on people’s hearts to financially support the 6 Pastors that we helped in planting churches. It’s been a challenge for them to meet their physical needs by themselves. We found it very awkward during our furlough to bring up the idea for financial help for our national Pastors. We knew of the financial struggles of some of the churches we visited, so we kept on praying. Right before heading back to Nigeria, one of our supporting families mentioned that they were prayerfully considering supporting the Pastors. WOW!! What a huge blessing to have heard that from them. They never knew it had been our prayer for a long time. We praise the Lord that as of 2016, the amount has increased to $100 per month. “He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again” Proverbs 19:17.


1. Praise the Lord through personal soul winning and preaching, we were able to see 835 profess salvation in Jesus Christ in 2015!!

2. last furlough, while preaching, I told a story of a Muslim young man who I led to Christ and who later brought his brother to me to explain the gospel to. I’m excited to tell you that 4 of his 5 siblings are now saved! As they are unable to openly go to church at this time, Please pray as I encourage them and for their spiritual growth as they secretly read their Bibles.

3. Pastor Abel is preparing to officially start his church in February 2016 in the Northern part of Nigeria. I traveled with him last week to oversee the completion of the church building. I saw and felt the excitement of the villagers as they await the start of True Gospel Independent Baptist church. Please pray for wisdom and safety as they will soon begin spreading the gospel in that troubled region of the country.

4. We praise the Lord for one of our new Church plant Grace alone Baptist Church. They recently had their second anniversary service with 66 in attendance and 12 professing salvation in Jesus. They had originally started the church with just 9 in attendance two years ago. Please continue to pray for Pastor Gbenga and his family. 

5. I had the opportunity to preach a 2 day Revival meeting at a local private school with about 400 students. We saw 150 profess salvation in Christ. It was a blessing to see these tender hearts respond to the gospel this way.

6. I also had the opportunity to travel to Accra, Ghana December 2015 to visit Pastor David Orus (Bible Independent Baptist Church, Kasoa Ghana ) and was given an opportunity to preach in a very large public high school with about 2000 students. I took with me a Devotional book for each student that was donated by another of our supporting churches, First Missionary Baptist Church Clewiston, FL (Pastor Tony Bazen). After preaching, we were very excited to see over 500 profess salvation in Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! They also gave Pastor Orus an open door to follow-up on those that made decisions for Christ. Please go to our website for more pictures of the Ghana trip (

Special Prayer request for 2016

1. We are excited and praying to plant our 7th church in 2016. It is going to be planted in Odo-Oba which is a village of 205,000 in population. And while Seventy-five percent of the population is between the ages of 17-40, there is just one Independent Baptist Church there. Pray that God will allow us to establish that church soon.
2. Pray for good health and for our safety.

In closing, as we anticipate a great 2016 if the Lord tarries his coming, our prayer is that we will be more yielded to the Lord for him to use us in a very great way. “If a commission by an earthly king is considered an honor, how can a commission by our Heavenly king be considered a sacrifice?” –David Livingston. I understand that we make sacrifices for Christ at times in life, but it’s our honor to serve the King of kings here in Nigeria.
“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now”. Philippians 1:3-5
Thank you again and God bless!

For the sake of more souls,

Missionary Yinka Fasinro………..your missionary family to Nigeria, West Africa

admin on October 16th, 2015


Thank you for your prayers as we made it back to Nigeria May 1 2015 exactly one year since we left to the States for furlough. Since then, we have seen 205 profess salvation in Jesus Christ here. Praise the Lord! I will now share 2 examples of the POWER in the gospel of Christ.

One particular young lady by the name of Damilola was given a John/Romans booklet. I got back to her a week later and I asked her to give me ONE THING that she got out of reading the booklet? I just could not believe the answer she gave me. She replied “I CANNOT SAVE MYSELF!” I was taken back with that answer to say the least. Personally, I’ve never had anyone give me such a powerful answer like that. I was thrilled and a few minutes later she bowed her head and asked Jesus to save her. What a blessing to see the POWER of the gospel in action.

A mother (Patience) who sells goods across the street from our house had just lost her one month old baby boy. The infant died due to a doctor’s mistake during his circumcision procedure. To our surprise, she was at work the next day after the funeral. I was able to share the gospel with her and a few minutes later, she also accepted Christ as her personal Saviour. What a blessing to be able to comfort her through the word of God concerning her baby afterwards. Thank God she will be united with her baby again someday for all eternity. Please pray for God’s grace and strength for her. With these 2 examples, it shows that there is lots of work still to be done here for God’s kingdom.

We have started to plant our new church in the northern part of Nigeria with Pastor Abel. He left for the north to oversee the building of his church structure a few weeks ago and has returned. We will complete the roof by mid August. Our prayer has always been for protection and for prevention of the Muslims hindering the church being established in this northern village. We have found that it’s been the Catholic and Anglican churches in the area that have physically been threatening and frustrating him. It’s quite encouraging to see the majority of the villagers including the village head finally stand to defend Pastor Abel and his new work.

Container update: We praise the Lord for the arrival of our container last month. We are so thrilled to finally get much needed printed materials for the Pastors here. We want to thank several individuals, churches, and ministries that sacrificed greatly for the content and the shipping of the container. Our prayer is that God will continue to use you for his glory and reward you as a result of meeting our need.

In closing, I have a special prayer request.

Last Sunday after we arrived home from preaching out of state, I went to start the generator but could not start it. I then removed the spark plug and cleaned the carbon on the tip which usually does the trick. Before replacing the cleaned plug back in, I made sure the plug was still good. I’ve done this procedure often for the past 7 years. As I tried to start it again, the generator exploded in flames as I stood next to it. The gasoline from the generator engine poured on my trousers and flames followed. The lower part of my body including my shoes were on fire. I hurriedly and repeatedly patted my trousers and shoes until it eventually all went out. Vanessa and the kids ran out of the house after hearing the explosion and saw part of my clothes and shoes on fire. We eventually put out the fire to the generator with several pitchers of water. It was a very terrifying event that night for all of us. We truly thanked God for his protection because it could have been worse.

It’s a common thing here in Nigeria to have accidents especially when dealing with generators. Since moving to Nigeria we have been trying to move totally away from generators. The average supply of electricity in each home in Nigeria is 18 hours in a 3 month period.

Two years ago we purchased an inverter and batteries to go with the solar panels a church had given funds for. We had been using solar power for lights, charging computers, and for the kids home school DVD players and other things. It’s been cheaper than buying gasoline everyday, more reliable, and definitely safer. We have been in need of replacing the batteries for a long time. Because of the incident with the generator, we will need to get the batteries right away. Please pray for us that the Lord will provide funds for the 4 batteries needed.

Thank you for faithfully praying for us. You may never see your prayers answered, but we see and experience it quite often here. God bless!

For the sake of more souls,

Missionary Yinka Fasinro………your missionary family to Nigeria, West Africa


admin on April 28th, 2015


We praise the Lord for a peaceful election in Nigeria last month which was an answer to prayer. The terrorist group in Nigeria are still a problem in the northeastern part of the country. The Nigerian military with other African military forces are trying to weaken them to some degree of success. But We undoubtedly press on because we know “safety is of the Lord” Proverbs 21:31

We plan to begin planting two churches right when we get there. One in the north and the other in the southwest. The Lord has provided the funds to start erecting the two church buildings. We are grateful for faithful families in separate churches that God has impressed to help us to plant these two churches. Pray for Pastor Abel and Pastor Oladibu for their safety and health and that their ministries will be very effective against the false teachings that is prevalent in their communities.

The container has finally left for Nigeria, please pray that God will give us favor when we begin the clearing process. Pray that it won’t cost us more than what we have budgeted for.

As we finally approach the end of our furlough, I would like to thank the Lord for safety through out the year. We appreciate all the Pastors that gave us the opportunity to share our ministry in their churches. We traveled over 48,000 miles, for a total of 67 meetings. We leave for Nigeria Sunday April 26th to begin our seventh year in Nigeria. Thank you for the prayers, support, and encouragement through the years.

In closing, here are some things we would like prayer for:

Good health      Safety       Clearing Container      National pastors’ daily needs     

More souls to be saved       New church’s growth     Strength for my wife              


For the sake of more souls,

Missionary Yina Fasinro……..your missionary family to Nigeria, West Africa