In a village on the border of one of the countries in the African horn, AWEMA started a ministry through sending 2 church planters, S and F, to serve this area. It is a very poor unreached area with no Christian ministries.
S and F started getting to know the area and they found 4 believers there. Through them, they started a prayer and discipleship group and developed a plan to share the message of the Good News and also a plan for community development.
They started their work by building a class to teach children because there were no schools in this village. They built the classroom themselves and started teaching children from ages 6 to 12 years old. Through this class, they started getting to know the children’s families and sharing the Message with them. They were also able to instill Christian principles in the children.
Even though there was opposition from radical Muslims and attempts to harm the workers, this work expanded and grew. AWEMA then built them a 2 story building that has 5 classes. AWEMA also furnished the school and provided the workers with school supplies and uniforms. The school is now attended by 100 children and has 4 teachers.
One day, a child, whose father is a Muslim radical who resisted the church, got very sick and his family was not able to make the 3-hour trip to the nearest hospital due to a lack of money. When the workers knew about this child, they took him to the hospital themselves and stayed with him till he got better. This greatly touched the child’s parents and they became open to the Message of the Good News. After a few days, they decided to follow the Lord!
There is now a new and growing church in this village. It started with 4 people and now it has 75 families. We have seen how the Lord grew this work to serve this community through a school and a church to spread the Message in this village. We thank God for His work that touched and changed this village.
Learn more about this ministry here.