THE FASINRO  FAMILY

We want to thank you for taking a moment to visit our new website. We have thought of ways to keep you informed of things happening here in Nigeria. And the best way to do that is through a website like this. Please visit often because you will read of many blessings, and request for prayer as we try to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ here in this West African country. We hope your heart will be touched by what you see and read on this site so that you can effectually pray for us. Thank you again and God bless.

Yinka’s Testimony

I am the Missionary/Evangelist Yinka E. Fasinro. I am the second oldest of five children. I have three brothers and one sister and were all raised in the fear and admonition of the Lord.

Born in Nigeria, Africa, I moved to America when I was twelve years old. I found myself participating in various church activities in an Anglican church. I sang in the choir, was an altar boy, even read the scripture from the pulpit at times. When I was invited to visit a local Independent Baptist church (First Baptist Church, Rosemount, MN), I discovered that salvation was not based on what I’ve done but whom I was trusting. After trusting Christ as my personal Saviour August 1980, I began running from God for fear of Him wanting me to be a preacher. I found myself being a part of the world and participating in worldly things because of that fear. Through it all God’s grace kept me, for He had a plan for my life. In the spring of 1986 in Kansas City, MO, I surrendered my life to do His will.

May 1987, was a miraculous and revolutionized year for me. I finally confirmed the Lord calling me into the ministry, to preach and teach His unadulterated Word. In the fall of 1987, the Lord led me to go to Bible College. When I moved to North Carolina, I transferred to Carolina Baptist College in 1994 and received a Bachelor of Theology Degree. In 1999 I was licensed, ordained out of New Life Baptist Church as an Evangelist. But commissioned out of my home church First Baptist church of Rosemount, Minnesota as a missionary.

Since going into the ministry in 1987, I went to Gary, Indiana and helped hold church services in a community center in the neighborhood. From there I worked in the bus ministry at First Baptist Church of Rosemount, MN. Then became Junior Church Pastor and Bus Captain at New Life Baptist Church, Concord, NC.

While attending New Life Baptist Church in Concord, NC, I met my loving and beautiful wife, Vanessa. On July 23, 1994, we were united in Holy Matrimony. We’ve been blessed with two daughters, Shaday and Alexa, and four sons Benjamin, Timothy, Daniel and Isaiah.

In December 2004 while visiting my native country of Nigeria for the first time in 26 years, I felt God’s calling on my life to return to Nigeria as a Missionary/ Evangelist in the country. With a population of 190 million people in Nigeria, there are only about 120 Independent Baptist Churches pastored by nationals. My burden is to be of help and encourage the nationals with soulwinning, holding Revival meetings in their churches, and equipping  them with a supply of well needed printed materials such as KJV Bibles, Tracts, and Study Materials. Our desire is to go throughout the country with the Lord’s help preaching and teaching Jesus Christ and seeing AS MANY CHURCHES PLANTED AS POSSIBLE.

As of 2008,  the Lord has allowed us to see over 4200 profess salvation in Jesus Christ. We have also passed out 5000 KJV Bibles, and plant 8 churches to the glory of God. It still amazes us that the Lord would find  us worthy to be used this way in Nigeria. All glory belongs to Him. Amen!

Vanessa’s Testimony 

Vanessa, when she was 14 years old, received Christ while attending New Life Baptist Church Concord, NC. After Salvation, she served in the church’s  bus ministry, nursery, and served in the church choir. In 1989, Vanessa continued her education by attending Texas Baptist College in Longview, TX. She graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Religious Education degree in Elementary Education.

The Fasinro family are an Independent, Fundamental, Separated Baptist family

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ABOUT NIGERIA

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Geography Location

  • Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Benin and Cameroon

Area

  • total area: 923,770 sq km
  • land area: 910,770 sq km
  • comparative area: slightly more than twice the size of California

Land Boundaries

  • total of 4,047 km, Benin 773 km, Cameroon 1,690 km, Chad 87 km, Niger 1,497 km, Coastline: 853 km
  • continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
  • exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
  • territorial sea: 30 nm

International Disputes

  • Demarcation of international boundaries in Lake Chad, the lack of which led to border incidents in the past, is completed and awaits ratification by Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria; dispute with Cameroon over land and maritime boundaries in the vicinity of the Bakasi Peninsula has been referred to the International Court of Justice Climate: varies; equatorial in south, tropical in center, arid in north Terrain: southern lowlands merge into central hills and plateaus; mountains in southeast, plains in north Natural resources: petroleum, tin, columbite, iron ore, coal, limestone, lead, zinc, and natural gas

Land use

  • arable land: 31%
  • permanent crops: 3%
  • meadows and pastures: 23%
  • forest and woodland: 15%
  • other: 28%
  • Irrigated land: 8,650 sq km (1989 est.)

Environment

  • Current issues: soil degradation; rapid deforestation; desertification; recent droughts in north severely affecting marginal agricultural activities
  • Natural hazards: periodic droughts

The People [Source of Information: CIA World Factbook and other websites]

  • Population: 101,232,251 (July 1995 est.)

Age Structure

  • 0-14 years: 45% (female 22,643,026; male 22,850,322)
  • 15-64 years: 52% (female 25,842,286; male 26,978,906)
  • 65 years and over: 3% (female 1,438,392; male 1,479,319) (July 1995 est.)

Population

  • Growth rate: 3.16% (1995 est.)
  • Birth rate: 43.26 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)
  • Death rate: 12.01 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)
  • Net migration rate: 0.35 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)
  • Infant mortality rate: 72.6 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth:

  • Total population: 55.98 years
  • Male: 54.69 years
  • Female: 57.3 years (1995 est.)
  • Total fertility rate: 6.31 children born/woman (1995 est.)

Nationality

  • Noun: Nigerian(s)
  • Adjective: Nigerian

Ethnic divisions

  • North: Hausa and Fulani
  • Southwest: Yoruba
  • Southeast: Ibos; non-Africans 27,000
  • Note: Hausa and Fulani, Yoruba, and Ibos together make up 65% of population

Religions

  • Muslim 50%
  • Christian 40%
  • Indigenous beliefs 10%

Languages

  • English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Ibo, FulaniLiteracy: age 15 and over can read and write (1982)

Labor Force

  • 42.844 million by occupation: agriculture 54%, industry, commerce, and services 19%, government 15%

Economy

  • The Economy of Nigeria [Source of Information: CIA World Factbook ] Overview: The oil-rich Nigerian economy continues to be hobbled by political instability and poor macroeconomic management. Nigeria’s unpopular military rulers show no sign of wanting to restore democratic civilian rule in the near future and appear divided on how to redress fundamental economic imbalances that cause troublesome inflation and the steady depreciation of the naira. The government’s domestic and international arrears continue to limit economic growth — even in the oil sector – and prevent an agreement with the IMF and bilateral creditors on debt relief. The inefficient (largely subsistence) agricultural sector has failed to keep up with rapid population growth, and Nigeria, once a large net exporter of food, now must import food.

National Product

  • GDP purchasing power parity $122.6 billion (1994 est.)
  • National product real growth rate: -0.8% (1994 est.)
  • National product per capita: $1,250 (1994 est.)

Inflation Rate (Consumer Prices)

  • 53% (1993 est.)

Unemployment Rate

  • 28% (1992 est.)

Budget

  • Revenues: $9 billion
  • Expenditures: $10.8 billion, including capital expenditures of $NA (1992 est.)

Exports

  • $11.9 billion (f.o.b., 1992)
  • Commodities: oil 95%, cocoa, rubber
  • Partners: US 54%, EC 23%

Imports

  • $8.3 billion (c.i.f., 1992) commodities: machinery and equipment, manufactured goods, food and animals partners: EC 64%, US 10%, Japan 7%

External Debt

  • $29.5 billion (1992)

Industrial production

  • Growth rate 7.7% (1991); accounts for 43% of GDP, including petroleum

Electricity

  • Capacity: 4,570,000 kW
  • Production: 11.3 billion kWh
  • Consumption per capita: 109 kWh (1993)

Infrastructure

  • Communications
  • Transportation

Industries

  • Crude oil and mining — coal, tin, columbite; primary processing industries – palm oil, peanut, cotton, rubber, wood, hides and skins; manufacturing industries – textiles, cement, building materials, food products, footwear, chemical, printing, ceramics, steel

Agriculture

  • Accounts for 35% of GDP and half of labor force; cash crops — cocoa, peanuts, palm oil, rubber; food crops — corn, rice, sorghum, millet, cassava, yams; livestock – cattle, sheep, goats, pigs; fishing and forestry resources extensively exploited; see also Foods and Foodstuff in Nigeria

Illicit drugs

  • Passenger and cargo air hub for West Africa; facilitates movement of heroin en route from Southeast and Southwest Asia to Western Europe and North America; increasingly a transit route for cocaine from South America intended for West European, East Asian, and North American markets

Economic Aid

  • Recipient: US commitments, including Ex-Im (FY70-89), $705 million; Western (non-US) countries, ODA and OOF bilateral commitments (1970-89), $3 billion; Communist countries (1970-89), $2.2 billion

Currency

  • 1 naira (N) = 100 kobo

Exchange Rates

  • naira (N) per US$1 – 21.996 (January 1995), 21.996 (1994), 22.065 (1993), 17.298 (1992), 9.909 (1991), 8.038 (1990)

Fiscal Year

  • Calendar year