Africa

How You Can Make a Difference​

Decade after decade, billions of dollars are sunk into the dark continent of Africa, but Africans continue to suffer from the same problems of famine and hunger, illiteracy, tribal warfare, disease, and low mortality. Corrupt and oppressive governments keep the population in poverty, doing little to develop basic infrastructures like roads, irrigation systems, clean water sources, and sewage systems—or provide social services like schools and hospitals.

Muslim “missionaries” have taken advantage of this situation. Fueled by oil-rich Middle Eastern countries, they build schools, open hospitals, and drill wells—but to access these resources, one must convert to Islam. Many Africans merely add elements of Islam to their animistic practices; others fall prey to recruitment by Islamic terrorists whose training grounds are located throughout the continent. Terrorist groups include Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al-Shabaab in Kenya.

Though Christian missionaries lack the resources of Muslim missionaries, they have something much more powerful: the gospel of Jesus Christ. In describing how the gospel has changed their communities, ministry leaders have reported reduced gang activity, improved work ethics, and freedom from oppressive tribal superstitions and practices.

How You Can Make a Difference

Indigenous missionaries in Africa boldly and courageously address Islam and demonic strongholds, and persevere in the face of frequent natural disasters, famine, drought, and extreme poverty. Your prayers and financial support greatly encourage them, remind them that they are not alone, and strengthen their work so they can reach even more souls for Christ.

Ways To Give

Evangelism & Discipleship

Building Christ’s Church

An indigenous ministry in the West African nation of Sierra Leone, where more than 60 percent of the population practices a toxic blend of witchcraft and Islam, is reaching lost villagers for Christ through its five-fold strategy of prayer, sending missionaries to the field, showing gospel films, holding crusades, and discipleship. Through this method, they planted churches in 34 villages in 2016. “Over 70 percent of the churches planted have been through the support received from Christian Aid Mission,” the leader said. GIVE NOW to help evangelistic and discipleship ministries like this one in Africa.

Community Engagement

Being Salt and Light

After traveling to Egypt’s northern villages and shantytowns, an Egyptian Christian leader started a ministry to encourage people to lift themselves out of poverty. His immediate objective was to help the needy support themselves by offering loans so they could establish their own small businesses. Over half of Egypt’s women are considered illiterate, but through the ministry’s educational and evangelistic programs, many are on their way to profitable careers and a new life in Jesus Christ. Over 1,000 women have taken cosmetology and sewing classes through the ministry, which also offers occupational training programs for men, including barbering, ceramic tiling, house construction, painting, electronics, carpentry, and plumbing. Mobile computerized training units are taken into economically-depressed communities. Once students complete their training, the ministry helps them find employment. GIVE NOW to help community engagement ministries like this one in Africa.

Compassion

Sharing the Love of Christ

In the prisons of Mali, death from “natural causes” is not uncommon—most often a result of unsanitary conditions, poor nutrition, overcrowding and lack of clean water and medical care. Any soap and hygiene items come from prisoners’ family members. An indigenous ministry is sharing the love of Christ with prisoners by bringing them toiletries, disinfectants, and mosquito nets. Muslims who would never be receptive to the gospel message under normal circumstances listen to it in the prisons. The ministry is providing Bibles to both inmates and prison guards who express a desire to know more about Christ. GIVE NOW to help compassion ministries like this one in Africa.

Africa

Overview

Decade after decade, billions of dollars are sunk into the dark continent of Africa, but Africans continue to suffer from the same problems of famine and hunger, illiteracy, tribal warfare, disease, and low mortality. Corrupt and oppressive governments keep the population in poverty, doing little to develop basic infrastructures like roads, irrigation systems, clean water sources, and sewage systems—or provide social services like schools and hospitals.

Muslim “missionaries” have taken advantage of this situation. Fueled by oil-rich Middle Eastern countries, they build schools, open hospitals, and drill wells—but to access these resources, one must convert to Islam. Many Africans merely add elements of Islam to their animistic practices; others fall prey to recruitment by Islamic terrorists whose training grounds are located throughout the continent. Terrorist groups include Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al-Shabaab in Kenya.

Though Christian missionaries lack the resources of Muslim missionaries, they have something much more powerful: the gospel of Jesus Christ. In describing how the gospel has changed their communities, ministry leaders have reported reduced gang activity, improved work ethics, and freedom from oppressive tribal superstitions and practices.

How You Can Make a Difference

Indigenous missionaries in Africa boldly and courageously address Islam and demonic strongholds, and persevere in the face of frequent natural disasters, famine, drought, and extreme poverty. Your prayers and financial support greatly encourage them, remind them that they are not alone, and strengthen their work so they can reach even more souls for Christ.

Ways To Give

Evangelism & Discipleship

An indigenous ministry in the West African nation of Sierra Leone, where more than 60 percent of the population practices a toxic blend of witchcraft and Islam, is reaching lost villagers for Christ through its five-fold strategy of prayer, sending missionaries to the field, showing gospel films, holding crusades, and discipleship. Through this method, they planted churches in 34 villages in 2016. “Over 70 percent of the churches planted have been through the support received from Christian Aid Mission,” the leader said. GIVE NOW to help evangelistic and discipleship ministries like this one in Africa.

Community Engagement

After traveling to Egypt’s northern villages and shantytowns, an Egyptian Christian leader started a ministry to encourage people to lift themselves out of poverty. His immediate objective was to help the needy support themselves by offering loans so they could establish their own small businesses. Over half of Egypt’s women are considered illiterate, but through the ministry’s educational and evangelistic programs, many are on their way to profitable careers and a new life in Jesus Christ. Over 1,000 women have taken cosmetology and sewing classes through the ministry, which also offers occupational training programs for men, including barbering, ceramic tiling, house construction, painting, electronics, carpentry, and plumbing. Mobile computerized training units are taken into economically-depressed communities. Once students complete their training, the ministry helps them find employment. GIVE NOW to help community engagement ministries like this one in Africa.

Compassion

In the prisons of Mali, death from “natural causes” is not uncommon—most often a result of unsanitary conditions, poor nutrition, overcrowding and lack of clean water and medical care. Any soap and hygiene items come from prisoners’ family members. An indigenous ministry is sharing the love of Christ with prisoners by bringing them toiletries, disinfectants, and mosquito nets. Muslims who would never be receptive to the gospel message under normal circumstances listen to it in the prisons. The ministry is providing Bibles to both inmates and prison guards who express a desire to know more about Christ. GIVE NOW to help compassion ministries like this one in Africa.

Exclusive Stories from the Mission Field

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Provide Gospel Tools and Training in Africa

In an area known for alcohol, drugs and crime, local missionaries began sharing the gospel with young people, and 11 youths showed up at the native ministry’s church, confessed their sins and accepted Christ. Discipling them and other young people, workers saw amazing growth, and the 11 former delinquents were baptized. At evangelistic events that took place over a six-month span, local missionaries praised God that more than 75 people put their faith in Christ. Workers need donations of $60 or $120 for the tools, training and means to proclaim Christ and follow-up with new believers. Pray the Lord will break down barriers to expand His kingdom.

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Transform Communities in Nigeria

Villagers used to walk more than seven miles to get water before local missionaries provided borehole wells for the community, which has brought good health. A vocational program that includes training health workers and traditional birth attendants has also fostered good will, and the village chief called residents together so local workers could talk to them about God; the message was well-received. In this area and three others, local missionaries provided borehole wells that serve more than 21,000 people and began planting churches. Donations are sought for such community engagement projects. Pray the Lord would protect His people amid many dangers.

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Send Message of Life in Christ in Kenya

A 29-year-old man recently ran into the midst of a local ministry’s evangelistic event and began confessing that he had killed six young women. Ministry leaders prayed for him as he cried out, while some in the growing crowd moved closer to try to lynch him. Police arrested him, and in the course of his prosecution he put his faith in Christ. He was one of 1,500 people saved over the six months of the ministry’s evangelistic outreaches, resulting in the planting of 22 churches. Workers throughout the country need donations of $25 or $50 for the means to proclaim Christ and disciple those who believe. Pray new Christians will find role models for a lifetime of faith.

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Help Save the Lost in Chad

Men, women and children of a village steeped in fetishism wore many amulets to protect against evil spirits until a local missionary brought them the Good News of Christ’s salvation. After accepting Christ, the residents walked in the Spirit and worshiped God, and their fetishes and amulets were burned. In another area, hearing the gospel from a native worker changed the heart of an older woman. She and her son began taking discipleship courses at a local ministry center and accepted Christ. Workers proclaiming Christ throughout the country need donations to undertake such evangelism and discipleship. Pray those facing opposition will remain steadfast.

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Help Uplift Communities in North Africa

An impoverished woman supporting three children as well as her siblings was able to make ends meet with a micro-enterprise loan from a local ministry; it made her fish business more profitable, one of various projects that bring hope in Christ’s name and help break the cycle of poverty. Workers also made capital available to the elderly so they could earn a living from livestock or other small businesses. The ministry runs a school and helps educate or care for 550 children. Donations are sought for these and other community engagement projects throughout the region. Pray the Lord’s name would be glorified as people’s dignity is restored.

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Impart the Message of Salvation in Sierra Leone

A woman suffering from severe stomach pain attended an evangelistic event where local missionaries prayed for her, and she was instantly healed. She and her relatives were one of many families who recently turned to the Lord, though many people will not attend Sunday services until the ministry completes its church building. Workers trained as teachers and leaders have planted five house churches and have encouraged those who participate in them to start cell groups in their respective communities. Donations of $25 or $50 are sought for such gospel outreach and follow-up. Pray that new Christians would grow in love and service.

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