Dallas, TX, November 10, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Former First Lady Laura Bush and former Nigerian Pres. Olusegun Obasanjo were special guests as Vision Africa, a ministry that seeks to heal the bodies, minds and souls of Africans, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.
Mrs. Bush, a longtime champion for Africa and its people, spoke at the ministry’s annual banquet at the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas on Oct. 19, 2017. Pres. Obasanjo, who was a career military officer and later served two terms as democratically elected president, was honored at a private reception the previous evening.
Vision Africa serves the people of Nigeria by operating a Christian radio station in the populous southeast area of the country, facilitating peace-and-reconciliation efforts throughout the region, developing leaders, conducting medical clinics in remote villages, planting churches, and providing Bibles for new pastors. The organization is overseen by executive boards in Dallas and Nigeria.
The ministry began as the vision of Dr. Sunday Onuoha, who is a bishop of the Nigeria Methodist Church, during his days as a student at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where he earned master's and doctoral degrees. Onuoha, who splits his time between Dallas and Nigeria, previously served in Obasanjo’s presidential cabinet, was chosen to lead the Largest Christian-Muslim collaboration in history and, in 2013, received the Global Leadership Interfaith Leadership Award from the Global Peace Foundation.
Learn more about the ministry at www.visionafrica.org.