If we show the light, people will find the way.
Ambrose left Nigeria in the late 1960's to the Unitied States. He met Linda in Los Angeles and they were married. They came to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1974 and Ambrose studied at Pacific Life Bible College and was involved in ministry to people on skid row in downtown Vancouver. In 1978, Ambrose and Linda and their children returned to his home - Eziama Community, in Imo State, Nigeria to fulfill a promise made as a 21 year old to return to his people.
Just weeks after he had left Nigeria the Biafra civil war broke out and the Eziama community suffered much during the years of fighting. When he returned 20 years later as a pastor, and not as an engineer or doctor, those who sent him off to America were not impressed. The first months and years were very difficult as individuals schemed against them but they endured and slowly earned the respect of the people.
As they shared their faith and ministered to relatives and locals, a small group of believers grew to become the Gospel Missionary Church. Over time the church grew and in turn sprouted 10 outreach churches.
Ambrose and Linda saw how this rural area had been torn apart by war, superstition, poverty and a lack of social programs and health services. They began responding to some of the visible needs - a deserted child, an abused girl, a sick villager who couldn't afford or access treatment.