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History of MSL

History of MSL

The History of MSL began with the call of Victor and Nosa Tukura into Mission in 1986. Victor was part of a small group of Christian students in the University of Jos, Nigeria in the early 1980s that committed themselves to seek the Lord and pray for revival on their campus. They met on several nights to pray at the Naraguta Students Hostel. Out of this season of prayer came a realization that God required their lives for the work of the Gospel in their generation. They graduated and eventually proceeded on National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to different parts of the country. Victor moved on to Law School, Lagos and was afterwards posted to the Oyo State Ministry of Justice, Ibadan where he did his NYSC in 1985/86 service year.

On the 12th of March 1986 which was Victor’s birthday, he chose to spend the day fasting and praying and read the book “True Discipleship” by William McDonald. The content of this book gripped his heart as God showed him His plan for the Christian life. While praying that night, he heard God’s call to missions, the call to help reach the unreached peoples of his generation with the gospel.

Victor was engaged to Nosa whom he met during their time as students of the University of Jos. While he was at the Oyo State Ministry of Justice, Ibadan, Nosa, who was waiting to start her National Youth Service had gone to the CAPRO mission base at Gana Ropp to spend a few days with her friend. While there, she read a book on the biography of a missionary, Adoniram Judson. As she read this book, she came under the strong conviction that the Lord wanted her to commit the rest of her life to serving Him as a missionary. This took place on the 12th March 1986, the same day Victor felt the call to missions. Unknown to either of them, that the other person too had been called.

They thought of moving to the mission field after completing their one year National Youth Service. But through a series of further revelation and counsel, God clarified the call for them to “stay back” and support other missionaries who were already preparing to go. This led to the establishment of a law office named VICTOR TUKURA & COMPANY (MISSIONS CHAMBERS). The name Missions Chambers was given to reflect their call to missions and the purpose of the office. Funds realized from the law office were awarded as scholarships for the training of some missionary candidates at the Calvary Ministries (CAPRO) School of Missions.
Realizing the need for an organized structure to be established to consistently and constantly meet the material and prayer needs of missionaries at home and the foreign fields, the Tukuras established the MISSIONS CHAMBERS FOUNDATION (MICHAM), which was inaugurated and dedicated, on 29th May 1993 at SIM/ECWA Rest Home, Miango, Plateau State, Nigeria, with Justice Clara Bata OGUNBIYI as Chairman and Barrister Victor Maigida TUKURA as Executive Secretary. Funds for this Foundation were to come from Missions Chambers and some other business organizations the Tukuras had started in their desire to raise support for missions. At some point in time, the Lord gave the Tukuras the understanding that the message of missions support given to them was not to be realized by their family alone, but was a message for the whole Church. This led to the establishment of the Missions Supporters League (MSL), with the inauguration of the first Chapter on the 7th of December 1998, in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.

Through the dedication and commitment of the Board members and staff of MSL, there are currently about 160 chapters across 5 countries (Nigeria, The Gambia, Kenya, USA and UK). MSL currently has a staff strength of forty two (42).