Meet the Oldest Missionary to Africa based in Ilesa who denied herself UK Citizenship to become a Nigerian Citizen for the purpose of spreading the Gospel

“The King is Coming”,
“The Kingdom is coming”

In the city of Ilesa is Sister Ruth Elton The only daughter of Rev S.G Elton – a. British missionary and patriarch of faith In Nigeria who lived all his life in Ilesa, Nigeria, died and was buried here with his wife.

Sis Ruth was brought to Nigeria at age 2 and
Became a missionary like her father.

She Spent her active missionary years among the Igala, Ebira tribes of Kotonkarfe in present day Kogi State.

One of the most significant steps taken by Sister Ruth is that she denounced her British citizenship to take up Nigerian.

She never married and neither bore children but raised many children which includes a past governor of Kogi State – a Muslim boy she took off the streets at age 6.

Sister Ruth Speaks Yoruba, pidgin, Hausa, Ebira, Igala and ibo languages fluent and has devoted her life completely for the Lord in the fields of Africa.

She presently lives in Ilesa- Osun State where she’s expecting the coming of her Saviour.

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