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Linking Hearts, Changing Lives!

We have linked hearts with over 30 pastors and lay leaders in twelve different countries: Benin, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Uganda. Our ministry is built on over 30 years of relationships with African leaders.

Benin is a French-speaking country located in West Africa between Togo and Nigeria. Though almost 40% of the population is Christian, Benin is extremely influenced by animistic and traditional African religions. They are steeped in syncretism: combining Catholicism with traditional African beliefs and Voodoo. Currently, there is a shortage of trained pastors and leaders to serve the growing Christian population. We are fortunate to collaborate with Rev. Christophe Tiefoue, who works in the capital city of Cotounou.

If you would like to know more about Benin and how you can pray, click here.

Key Catalyst For Africa Leader:

Christophe Tiefoue

Christophe Tiefoue

Cameroon is an English- and French-speaking country located on the eastern border of Nigeria. The population is 54% Christian, but tensions exist between the mostly Christian south and the Islamic north. Political corruption also causes instability. However, there is great progress with evangelism and cross-cultural missions, especially among the youth. Since the legalization of private radio and TV broadcasting in 2000, the media is playing an important role in evangelization. We are walking with and working alongside Florence Fokoua, who works with I Care Ministry in Yaoundé, and Seraphine Hawa.

If you would like to know more about Cameroon and how you can pray, click here.

Key Catalyst For Africa Leaders:

Florence Fokoua

Seraphine Hawa

Florence Fokoua

Seraphine Hawa

Cote d’Ivoire is a French-speaking country located on the western border of Ghana. The population is 42% Muslim (primarily in the north), 34% Christian (primarily in the south), and the remaining people are traditional African worshippers. This means that 32% of people remain unreached. The country has suffered civil unrest in recent decades and an influx of immigrants. The political upheaval and religious differences have caused economic unsteadiness. Recently, Christians have experienced increased unity through radio and publishing partnerships. These positive changes are encouraging, but prayer for strong theological and Biblical teaching is greatly needed. We are collaborating with Rev. Benjamin Gnagna in the city of Abidjan.

If you would like to know more about Cote d’Ivoire and how you can pray, click here.

Key Catalyst For Africa Leader:

Benjamin Gnagna

Benjamin Gnagna

Ghana is an English-speaking country located on the southern coastline of West Africa. The population is 63% Christian, while 18% are still unreached. While more than half of Ghanaians consider themselves Christian, many have underdeveloped faith that is being influenced by traditional African religions. Muslims are participating in aggressive outreach in the country as well. Thankfully, native Christians have made a great effort to evangelize the unreached. Youth are open to the Gospel and represent 40% of the population; this gives hope to the churches. Also, there are a number of Biblical training institutions, which is a great blessing.

If you would like to know more about Ghana and how you can pray, click here.

Key Catalyst For Africa Leaders:

Yaw Barima

Clement Akure

Issac Gyesaw

Sammy Odarno

Jonah Manyan

Lawrence Beka

J.K. Bassaw

Bernard Manu Yeboah

Edward Nsafoa

Angabey Pius Ayoung

Victor and Marian Nnurom

Kenya is an English-speaking country in East Africa. Kenyans are 83% Christian, but it is estimated that 31% of the 115 people groups are unreached. There are 80,000 congregations trying to reach these people groups, but translations of Scripture are needed. There are 74 languages in Kenya. Most languages have portions of the Scripture translated, but only 16 languages have the entire Bible. You can pray for the groups that are working diligently to increase the availability of The Word. We are linking hearts with David Mutai, a missional consultant for the church in Kenya, Harrison Githu of Changemakers for Christ, and Bernard Wanyoike.

 

If you would like to know more about Kenya and how you can pray, click here.

 

Key Catalyst For Africa Leaders:

Bernard Wanyoike

Harrison Githu

David Mutai

Bernard Wanyoike

David Mutai

Harrison Githu

Mali is a French-speaking country located in West Africa. The population is 90% Muslim and only 2% Christian believers. An interesting fact is that the famous town of Timbuktu is located in Mali, but its proper French spelling is Tombouctou. Many foreign agencies are working to evangelize the people, but progress is slow. The education system is based on Islamic beliefs, and there is a lack of church facilities. Despite the rampant poverty and other challenges, the Christians in Mali are working hard to spread the faith. We are currently linking hearts with Christophe Dembele, who lives in Bamako with his wife and six children. He works with Evangelism Explosion in six French-speaking countries in West Africa, and he pastors a church of over 400.

If you would like to know more about Mali and how you can pray, click here.

Key Catalyst For Africa Leader:

Christophe Dembele

Christophe Dembele

Niger is a French-speaking country located in West Africa. The population is 97% Muslim and 0.33% Christian. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world, and the people struggle with exploitation and modern-day slavery, as well as illiteracy. Many Christian agencies are making an impact through agricultural development, medical ministries, promoting literacy, and radio and audio-media ministries. The Jesus film has now been translated into 11 of the 21 languages spoken in Niger. We collaborate with Panlieba Ouoba, who is currently serving as a pastor and a mentor to young men; he is also using soccer as a medium to share the Gospel.

If you would like to know more about Niger and how you can pray, click here.

Key Catalyst For Africa Leader:

Panlieba Ouoba

Panlieba Ouoba

Nigeria is an English-speaking country and boasts the largest population in West Africa. The population is 51% Christian. There is a major division between Muslims in the north and Christians in the south. Unfortunately, Christian persecution is common. There has been a blossoming of missions since the 1970s, and there are now 5,000 Nigerian missionaries serving at home and abroad. We are currently linking hearts with Femi Adeleye of World Vision International; Ojo Stephen Gbadegesin of Christ Ambassadors Students Outreach, a campus ministry of Assemblies of God Nigeria; Timothy Olonade of El-Rehoboth Global Leadership Foundation and the M2414 Now initiative; and Ibiam Orji of BAM Nigeria and Student Volunteer Movement 2.

If you would like to know more about Nigeria and how you can pray, click here.

 

Key Catalyst For Africa Leaders:

Femi Adeleye

Timothy Olonade

Ibiam Orji

Ojo Stephen Gbadegesin

Femi Adeleye

Ibiam Orji

Timothy Olonade

Ojo Stephen Gbadegesin

Senegal is a French-speaking country located on the westernmost point of the continent. The population is 91% Muslim, while only 6% are Christian believers. The Senegalese struggle with treatable health problems (STDs, parasites, etc.) and a lack of education and literacy. The good news is that there are seven translations of the New Testament in native languages. There are 17 more translations underway, as well as a translation of the Old Testament into Wolof. There are currently only seven ordained United Methodist pastors in a country that is home to almost 13 million people. We are currently linking hearts with two pastors in this country: Valentin Bayemon Iloga and Jean Pierre Ndour. Valentin Bayemon Iloga is currently serving as a United Methodist minister in the town of Thies, and he also works with World Vision International. Jean Pierre Ndour is also a United Methodist minister in Mbour, Senegal.

If you would like to know more about Senegal and how you can pray, click here.

Key Catalyst For Africa Leaders:

Valentin Iloga

Jean Pierre Ndour

Valentin Iloga

Jean Pierre Ndour

Sierra Leone is an English-speaking country located in West Africa between Liberia and Guinea. It was the first West African country to be evangelized. In 1785, the first Protestant Church was started in Freetown, among freed slaves. Yet after over 200 years of effort, only 13% of the population claims to be Christian. Today, 63% of people call themselves Muslims. After a horrific civil war that lasted for 10 years, the country is struggling with an 80% unemployment rate and 33% literacy rate. The people have been left with many physical and emotional scars from the war, so the churches are working to bind up these wounds. There is a need to edify the church leaders of this country to win the country to Jesus Christ. We are linking hearts with Victor Zizer.

If you would like to know more about Sierra Leone and how you can pray, click here.

Key Catalyst For Africa leader:

Victor Zizer

Victor Zizer

Togo is a French-speaking country just to the east of Ghana. The population is 45% Christian, but traditional African beliefs (such as ancestor worship) have crept into churches. Some of the challenges affecting the Togolese are disease, exploitation, and illiteracy. There is progress with the Bible translations into indigenous languages; the availability of Christian literature and audio resources; and the increased use of Christian radio and television to spread the Gospel. We are linking hearts with Cyrille Djata, as well as Esaho Kipuke and his family, who are serving in northern Togo. The Kipukes serve the young and the elderly, and they teach job training and literacy. For more information about their ministry, Kipuke Ministries, please visit www.kipukeministries.net.

If you would like to know more about Togo and how you can pray, click here.

Key Catalyst For Africa Leaders:

Cyrille Djata

Esaho Kipuke

Cyrille Djata

Esaho Kipuke

Uganda is located in the central part of Africa, and the official languages are English and Swahili. The population is 85% Christian. Ministries aimed at the youth are fundamental to rebuilding the country in the wake of the AIDS crisis and the devastation caused by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The LRA is a heterodox “Christian” cult operating in 4 African countries. For over 20 years, the LRA has used child abduction to make child soldiers and to exploit people in Uganda. Numbing poverty deprives many children—including up to 2 million orphans—of care, education, and hope. Pray especially for street children, who are most numerous in the nation’s capital, Kampala. The complete Bible is only available in 14 of the 45 indigenous languages. However, the Jesus film is available online in at least 40 languages. Christian radio and television are having a growing influence and impact on the population. We are partnering with Wilson Kulaba, Patrick Mulondo, and Simon Andule.

 

If you would like to know more about Uganda and how you can pray, click here.

 

Key Catalyst For Africa Leaders:

Wilson Kulaba

Patrick Mulondo

Simon Andule

Wilson Kulaba

Simon Andule

Patrick Mulondo

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