Our partners in West Africa are church-planting ministries focused on sharing Christ with Muslims and unreached tribal groups including the Dagomba, Ligby, Tuareg, and Wolof. We also support holistic projects that address the tremendous humanitarian needs in the region and demonstrate the love of God. While we assist a variety of projects, we also believe that developing the core of the Church—its leaders—and helping ministries increase their own income-generating capacity are essential to the health of the West African Church in the future.

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Our partners in West Africa are church-planting ministries focused on sharing Christ with Muslims and unreached tribal groups including the Dagomba, Ligby, Tuareg, and Wolof. We also support holistic projects that address the tremendous humanitarian needs in the region and demonstrate the love of God. While we assist a variety of projects, we also believe that developing the core of the Church—its leaders—and helping ministries increase their own income-generating capacity are essential to the health of the West African Church in the future.

An area known for political instability and economic insecurity, West Africa is home to 147 million people, nearly 60 percent of whom are Muslim. The 11 nations that make up the region include some of the poorest countries in the world. They rate near the bottom of the United Nations’ Human Development Index for life expectancy, economic development, and education. Only Chad, Ghana, and Ivory Coast have a significant percentage of indigenous Christians. Primarily Islamic, Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal are less than one percent evangelical. Islam in these nations is different from Islam elsewhere. It is made up of brotherhoods where social and familial relationships are extremely important, making conversion to Christianity especially difficult. West Africa’s southern edge is the frontline along which Islam is advancing into sub-Saharan Africa. We invite you to invest in our work in West Africa—an area of great need and opportunity and where the future of Christianity in Africa will be decided.

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Women’s camp

June 22, 2017

  There were some 210 women from the AEES churches who gathered for three days at the beginning of June 2017. They focused on the subject of child upbringing. The…

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TDCC June 2017 update-2nd Grade

School visit

June 21, 2017

  The Area Director visited the Kawkikete ministry in Southern Chad to deliver training’s, evaluate work being done and encourage the ministry. A special visit was paid to a school…

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SEIS June 2017 Update Micro-Loan tening and sheep

Microloan programs helps woman start animal husbandry program

June 14, 2017

  Tening* is member of an accountability group. When she received a second loan, she decided to start an animal husbandry project. She now has three sheep. “It is encouraging…

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MLGE June 2017 Uppdate-bookshop training

Biblical training

June 8, 2017

  It has been a good school year at the Bible Institute. On June 24, Alhassane* and Monique* will graduate after 4 years of study. Please pray for the future…

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May 2017 Update TDCC Storytelling Ministry and building

Storytelling Ministry

May 29, 2017

      Church planting activities deriving from the storytelling ministry remain the main focus of the Kawkikete strategy. Thus, since the September 2016 training with the PI Area Director,…

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GHCO May 2017 Update Saluting missionary moms

Saluting missionary moms

May 23, 2017

  With motherhood having just been celebrated around the world on May 14th, 2017 we would like to turn the spotlight on missionary moms in this month’s report. These gallant…

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SEPR May 2017 Update Outreach

Mandingo Outreach

May 22, 2017

  The following is an update from our Church Planter to the Mandingo people:   The work is progressing well despite the fact that the people are difficult to reach…

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MLGE May 2017 Update-HIV children project heartbreaking

A families heartbreaking story

  Absa* is a 14 year old girl with HIV. She shared her story with us:   I come from B*. My family lived in S* for a long time…

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Education courses equip leaders

May 4, 2017

  The Mali Bible School has organized four major modules for students and church leaders around the country on Biblical Discipleship, Understanding Worldviews, Biblical Management and Kingdom Living.   Issiaka*…

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Hope in a Brighter Future

May 1, 2017

My name is Heidi. I am a young woman, single with 3 children of different fathers. I am 25. For years I have wanted to be among the happy women…

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Our partners in West Africa are church-planting ministries focused on sharing Christ with Muslims and unreached tribal groups including the Dagomba, Ligby, Tuareg, and Wolof. We also support holistic projects that address the tremendous humanitarian needs in the region and demonstrate the love of God. While we assist a variety of projects, we also believe that developing the core of the Church—its leaders—and helping ministries increase their own income-generating capacity are essential to the health of the West African Church in the future.

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