Guinea-Bissau Report 2012
The church is near completion in Camajaba. The churches in Conquelifa and Buruntuma continue to be reaching people with the Good News in those villages. In October of this year we visited Caiera and now have began work there with 4 new believers and will continue follow-up in 2013 as well as the village of Cataba in which we hope to have a church in Cataba in 2013 as we begin work there this year as well. In 2013 with follow-up in these villages as well as beginning work in Kuta we hope that by the end of 2013 we can begin establishing churches in these villages and begin placing pastors in these churches to further disciple these Christians as well as grow their churches.
Guinea-Bissau Report 2011
In February and April of this year we worked in the village of Canquelifa. The Lord blessed our efforts and currently there is a church building in the village serving over 60 believers. A pastor is coming from a nearby town every week. In Buruntuma a pastor is now living in the village and serving over 80 believers in the church there. In October we will begin working in the village of Camajaba. The chief of village has given us land that has an old building on it that we may be able to renovate.
Guinea-Bissau Report 2010
In March of this year we continued our evangelistic effort in the village of Buruntuma. With door-to-door evangelism, worship meetings and group interactions, 38 more people in the village came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. In addition a short-range Christian radio station was set up in the village to broadcast stories and Christian music in the Kriole language which is understood by the majority of the villagers. The house begun during the last trip was almost complete. In October we will be sending a medical team into the village.
Kenya Report 2009
A team of 11 graduating high school seniors and 4 adults traveled to Nairobi to assist Chris and Lindy Thompson, missionaries from Rich Fork, in their work in the slums. In the course of the week, they ministered to hundreds of children in the slums of Nairobi. VBS activities and feeding programs benefitted not only the children from Kenya but also our own youth as they got a first hand experience in what missionaries face on a daily basis. We look forward to our continued relationship with the Thompsons as they minister in Nairobe, Kenya.
Guinea-Bissau Report 2009
Beginning with our first trip in April of this year our church has made a 3 - 5 year committment to take the Gospel to the Badyara people in this country. There are approximately 10,000 of these people living in Guinea-Bissau, Guinea and Senegal and there are no known evangelical Christians. After our second trip in May relationships are now established and plans are being made to construct a house in the village of Buruntuma. The house will serve as a residence for any future teams and hopefully will be converted to a church at the end of our committment. All teams visiting the Badyara will consist of 3 to 4 people who must be able to survive in extremely hot temperatures. Our next trip is scheduled for November of this year.
In late November we took our 3rd trip to Guinea-Bissau. On this trip our team of 2 men and 2 women spent 12 days in the village of Buruntuma. We cemented friendships already established and began an evangelistic outreach to the village. It soon became obvious to us that our prayers were being answered. In the course of the week we showed the Jesus film 3 times in 3 different languages with attendance between 200 and 400 for each of the showings. When we began our door-to-door evangelism, people were very receptive to what we had to say. Twenty-one received Christ and with many others seeds were planted. We found 3 other Christians who had recently moved into the village and were willing to take leadership roles. A pastor from Gabu came to the village one night and conducted a worship service to an overflow crowd in the school. We worked with the King of the village negotiating for construction of our house. Construction began before we left. Follow-up and discipleship is to be carried out by the pastor from the church in Gabu. Our next trip is scheduled for March of 2010.
Kenya Report 2008
The team of 18 had a successful week of camp seeing approximately 250 campers each morning and 250 more in the afternoon. Stations included Team Building, Basketball, Soccer, and Crafts. A local area school was visited as well with approximately 600 children served at one time. During the week there were 16 definite decisions and 25 more to be followed up on. The Lord truly blessed not only the campers but our team.
Zimbabwe Report 2007
Our team of 10 worked very hard in very hot conditions and the Lord blessed our work. In the course of the week at the Bible College at Hwange four of us taught classes on Angels, Romans, Eschatology, and Evangelism. In addition we assisted in pouring the floor for a 26X75 ft. addition to the classroom building and in laying the corner brickwork for the continuing construction on that building. Each afternoon a team was also sent to do Bible School in 2 small churches in the area where approximately 150 children prayed to receive Christ. Though the area is in very difficult economic conditions, the Holy Spirit is definitely at work.