ONYECHI OGUAGHA PASSED AWAY SUNDAY

CHURCH BUILDER AND HERO GOES TO BE WITH THE LORD

A true hero in the faith passed away Sunday evening.  Onyechi Oguagha, along with his wife Deysi, was a missionary and church leader in Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Nigeria, and Brooklyn, New York.  His life and ministry impacted tens of thousands of disciples.  He passed away after a long battle with cancer.  He will be tremendously missed.

I first met Nitchi in New York in 1985 before he was baptized.  Four years later, Nitchi and Deysi came with us on the original mission team to Kenya.  He was a dear and close friend for 32 years. Under Nitchi and Deysi's leadership, churches grew quickly.  He was an inspiring speaker and courageous leader.  For the last 12 years he and Deysi have led the Brooklyn region of the New York City Church of Christ.  Several years ago he was diagnosed with cancer.  Through it all, Nitchi was faithful and strong in the Lord.  

The family will be announcing the funeral arrangements in the next day or so.  Many will be coming from Africa and across the USA.  Please be praying for Deysi and the family.

With much love and admiration,

Mike