From February, 2015 to date:
New Discipleship Groups: 3,487
Total Weekly Attendance: 26,098
Praise God for protecting us from Covid during a worldwide pandemic.
Praise God that those with Malaria, Typhoid and Harmattan lung infections are doing well.
Praise God for protecting us in a poverty culture where robberies are common.
Moses - Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin, Niger and Mali
Isaac - Guinea and Gambia as well as assisting another Disciple Making Movement organization with their leaders in West African.
Kassim - Country Leader in Sierra Leone
Kefas and Andrew - Country leaders in Nigeria
Bonifis and Abraham - Country leaders in Cote d'ivoire
Isaac and Moses - leading what God is doing in Ghana
Amy and I have been coaching people on how to use the online Zume Discipleship Training course. We have been coaching people from Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Sierra Leone. Several are implementing what they have learned and movements are beginning. PTL!
Praise God that we have been able remotely staying connected with Isaac and Moses, the guys at the studio and Bobby and Mandy back at the Perm Center.
The Fidelis course that Amy has be leading has been going great as well.
Because of your faithful partnership both financially and prayerfully the DMMs have continued to multiply disciples and the Ghana movement has ignited DMM bushfires in many other African countries as well. Our goal is to ignite the whole continent on fire with DMMs and that Africans would finish the great commission in our lifetime. God deserves nothing less.
Recently another Disciple Making Movement organization (Big Life) has partnered with us by paying for airline flights for Isaac to Gambia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Also Team Expansion has begun partnering with us financially as well. That has been a tremendous blessing.
Audio and video story collections continue to be made in multiple languages.
Bible apps continue to be developed in multiple northern region languages.
The guys are beginning to do more and more for profit jobs to help pay for their monthly salaries.
They have been working on content videos for us to use in our Media2DMM campaigns.
We have begun being a Nomad Team for Good News Productions, International and are in the process of recording things for TWR Trans World Radio.
Extraordinary prayer is a common factor among all DMMs so our team has been working hard at setting up a prayer page for Ghana. Here is the link. Check it out.
God has blessed us with some great coaches and financial partners through grants to make the Media2Movement campaigns go very well.
We praise God for the opportunity of partnering with Frank Schattner who has put a wonderful 65 week curriculum together to help train people how to do Disciple Making Movements (DMMs). You read more about it on their website: https://fidelisproject.com/ We are one of the first cohorts to test out the course. It has been a very enlightening course. Thank you Amy for leading cohorts for Africans.
God gave us our first granddaughter for Christmas and we had the double blessing of being together for the first time during Christmas in a long time.
Gloria will arrive in Ghana about the time Amy and I return and Hannah will be joining us as soon as she raises the rest of her support.
Bobby and Mandy have been working hard at getting ready for their arrival.
In spite of Covid, people have been trained and/or have had follow up training in Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo, Niger, Mali, Gambia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Please pray that they become Disciple Making Movement implementers.
For those that Amy and I are coaching through the online Zume Discipleship Training pray that they will also figure out how to implement the training and make many multiplying disciples.
Terry's kidneys have stabilized but now his knees are giving him trouble. the doctor is going to try a new shot before he returns to Ghana on January 15th. He said this shot should give him some relief before his only option will be a knee replacement surgery sometime in the near future.
Malaria, Typhoid and the ever spreading Covid virus are a continued threat to the spread of DMM movements, not to mention the threat from colds, flu's and robberies.
Chieftaincy disputes, usually over land, have recently resulted in one chief's son being beaten and higher than normal tensions.
He wants the great commission fulfilled more than we do and He has all knowledge, power and wisdom so please pray that we have eyes to see and ears to hear to see where He wants us to go next.
The need wisdom to identify new DMM country leaders and God's provision of the resources for motorbikes and expenses they will need to oversee and expand the movements into other African countries.
The number of projects have been going well. But the income from those projects have not been enough to pay for salaries, replace worn out equipment and become financially sustainable.
Please pray as they transition into being a Nomad team for Good News Productions, Intl. Pray that this partnership will not only produce many more wonderful oral tools but also improve their quality and skills that will enable them to earn more from their projects.
With the help of great coaches and financial sponsors Amy has been working on Facebook ad campaigns that would allow us to identify interested Ghanaians to plug into discipleship groups. It takes time to build trust with the audience that she has been building.
Please pray as she begins another series of campaigns that many will be discipled.
Please pray for the pilot cohorts that have completed 41 of the 65 online lessons.
Pray for the balance between the many hours of reading and homework with the busy day to day DMM work.
Those taking this course love it and are really excited about what they are learning but find it difficult keeping up.
Gloria - Will be with us for 18 months.
Hannah - Will be with us for 3 months.
Whenever moving into a new culture there are many things to adjust to.
Please pray for them that their experience will be helpful to their future mission's career.
Total Tribes Reached
Vago - Benin
Cabe - Benin
Lukpa - Benin
Deof - Benin
Fon - Benin
Dadawa - Benin