About Bitrus & Monica Audu
Born in Northern Nigeria, Bitrus Audu Received the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord at the age of 15. Thereafter, he began to have dreams about preaching the gospel in rural areas. Though he did not know much about becoming a preacher, his desire to serve God through evangelism steadily increased to personal witnessing, rural outreaches, church planting and leadership roles in the local church and Christian student fellowships. These climaxed in a missionary call through a night dream on 6th November, 1990. In that dream, the Angel of the Lord took Bitrus to a mountaintop, showing him people living in darkness in remote villages and hamlets of North Eastern Nigeria. The angel who brought Bitrus on top of the mountain said to him “This is Gongola state” (North Eastern Nigeria). Pointing to several directions the Angel said to Bitrus: “Many people need my word there”. Then a powerful light came down from heaven on Bitrus, and he then heard a voice in the light saying to him: “I will bring you here as a Missionary”.
Bitrus was then led to read Romans 10:14-15, which says: “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
In obedience to this vision therefore, Bitrus and his wife, Monica resigned their jobs in the city of Jos and moved with their children in 1992 to the Mandara mountains in the far away North Eastern Nigeria for Mission work. Further inspired by Romans 15:20, the primary focus of their work has been to reach unreached rural people with the gospel, church planting, discipleship, leadership development and integrated community development using a wholistic approach. Through the ongoing intensive and extensive missionary activities of Christ Missionary Outreach Ministry (founded by the Audus) many rural people have been won to the Lord. Many churches planted in villages/hamlets, and primary schools established in some of the villages. A Missions Bible School has been established as well. Bitrus and Monica Audu have four children: Deborah, Dorcas, Comfort, and Abigail.