John Eigege, a self-described “missionary from Nigeria to the USA,” is living a new model for ministry in Houston’s historic and broken Third Ward.
While studying the Lord’s Prayer, John was gripped by the line “Your Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven,” and through this promise of renewal, he began to see the Third Ward differently: “not as a dangerous place or a place that was so poor, but…as this boundary space, this threshold place where beauty and brokenness collided. Where hope and despair lived simultaneously close to each other.”
John’s wife Chichi puts it this way: the riches of the Third Ward are not physical, material, or structural. “A lot of the riches are in the people and in the experiences and in just the love and care that people have for this neighborhood.”
Christian Reformed Home Missions brings you John's full story of his mission with the Third Ward in the new video, "On Earth as it is in Heaven."