Lois Bapikina John-Ibro
Founder, Vintage Vessels International
Mrs Lois John-Ibro is the founder of Vintage Vessels International, a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to building women of influence and excellence. With a background of Mathematics with Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Minna, She is a certified Family Life Practitioner/Counselor who has also been trained on Mental Health First Aid. She has been featured in a number of publications including the maiden edition of Emerald Magazine (May 2017) and the Excellence Magazine (a special publication of the Women of Zion RCCG FCT Province 11). One of her most famous publication is on Excellence Magazine (page 35) on her article titled; WIDOWHOOD-Another opportunity to showcase the faithfulness of God.
Her passion stems from a growing desire to bring healing
to people who have been through traumatic experiences in life. This is because she has struggled as a woman and has survived the difficulties of life with the help of God. She believes that a major principle in encouraging other women going through situations is by sharing experiences so that a woman does not feel alone. She uses real life ordeals to teach and empower people. She encourages women to own their stories as they define their paths to life and their uniqueness.
Lois began this organization in 2018. Its aim is to make it a platform available for women to come together and work hand in hand to encourage others going through harsh and problematic times, and it has been able to reach about 100 women since inception. She has used this platform to travel around Nigeria to aid the less privileged by providing food, water and shelter. Her greatest passion is to help those in need.
Pst. Lois (as fondly called) has succeeded in building women of empathy who have become voices for others and not only for themselves. She has delivered a number of teachings and seminars to women on a wide variety of topics including personal development, character building and professional development. She has handled ranges of marital, relational and individual counseling, helping women see potentials in themselves and bringing themselves out of unpleasant situations. She holds monthly support group meetings for widows called the Winning Widows Fellowship where widows are encouraged to support each other navigate through the storms of widowhood. This fellowship has been made available in virtual form, which is open 24hours a day, all through the year.
With many years of experience in ministry, Lois believes in impacting people to become better versions of themselves. She understands that it is challenging to be a confident woman who can have a voice in today’s day and age and thus, her desire to be a voice in her generation. She is a worship leader and a minister of the gospel with her signature album titled; DEAR LORD. She is a mother to four biological and other non- biological children and works with the Federal Government of Nigeria.