The calling came with a blessing. They’d have gone anywhere in the world, but Otterburne Theological Seminary in Niverville, Manitoba (now Providence College and Theological Seminary) worked for Henry and Choice Idonije because it sponsored missionaries and their families. Henry preached, read and studied his way to his Masters in Theology and, before long, theirs was a full-time labor of love. Missionaries in the truest sense of the word, the Idonijes started a charity that fed the hungry known as “Street Love.”

Their oldest son, Israel, remembers how when hungry worshipers arrived at their door in Brandon (now the second-largest city in Manitoba, Canada), Henry would retreat to the pantry to give them whatever they had, often their last.


And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul;

Photo Credit: Israel Idonije

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