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4000-518-Lynch, Brynna

After an amazing two years providing women’s healthcare to the rural Northern Mariana Islands of Rota and Saipan, Brynna is looking forward to a new opportunity to serve and grow in Côte d’Ivoire, Africa. Similarly, to her work in Saipan, she will be working as a Nurse-Practitioner and Midwife providing healthcare and education to underserved [...]

4000-446-Downs, Tim and Sarah

God has given us a vision to see lives changed by Jesus through the establishment of a permaculture training center in Ivory Coast, Africa. With this training center, pastors will be able to learn to support their families as they plant churches and continue in ministry. Connect with them through their website! Blogs on WorldVenture: [...]

4000-179-Eliason, Diane

Providing medical care at the Baptist Hospital in Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire). We serve the 60 ethnic groups of Côte d’Ivoire, including the Fulani, an unreached people group. The major religions are: 39 percent Muslim, 29 percent Animist, and 1.25 percent evangelical Christians in the north. Two of the major challenges are poverty and HIV/AIDS. [...]

4000-623-Ragsdale, Rod and Angelika

TAGLINE: Leadership Training and Community Development In 1990, we started our ministries in West Africa - initially separated from each other as singles. God brought us together in 1999 and in 2000 we started our joint service in Cote d'Ivoire. OUR FOCUS IN MINISTRY Leadership Training and Community Development We work with a church organization [...]

4000-502-Nelson, Wayne and Melody

Every time we heard a missionary speaker during our early years of marriage, we would ask ourselves, "Could God use us in that ministry?,’” say Wayne and Melody Nelson. Finally an opportunity fit, and WorldVenture appointed the Nelsons in 1983 for ministry in Cote d’Ivoire. In July 1985, they arrived in France for language study [...]

4000-056-Boese, Glenn and Linn

Focusing on the Nyarafolo, a least-evangelized people group in northern Côte d'Ivoire, using church development, Bible translation and compassion ministries. Glenn has turned over his directorship of the Baptist Hospital laboratory to the trained nationals, and functions as a consultant both to them and to the hospital administration. In particular, he is doing financial programming [...]

4001-944-Butati, Michael

Michael works at the mission Hospital doing out- patient consultations, surgery, and in-patient care, always seeking opportunities to share the Gospel with the patients. In addition he serves in leadership positions in the local church including preaching when needed and leading worship. Michael and his wife are from the East of Democratic Republic of the [...]

4001-936-Kognon, Keo

I teach the students at Bethel Bible School, and work with local believers and church leaders. I was born in an unbelieving family in the north of Côte d’Ivoire in 1969. I became a Christian in 1984. I was married in 1998 to Lydie and we have 3 children (Stephane, Michael and Prisca). I have [...]

4000-663-Sharp, Linda

Serving at the Baptist Mission Hospital in Ferkessedougou, Cote d’Ivoire. The dispensary ministers to a mainly poor, illiterate, agricultural population. Believing strongly in the power of the spirit world, they are also deeply committed to family and show special respect for older family members. Because of their belief in spirits and curses, the people often [...]

4000-192-Wohlgemut, Josh and Christy

Josh and Christy have recently completed a 4-year term in a mission hospital in Sub-Saharan Africa. In a country where nearly half the population lives below the poverty line and there is one doctor for every 5,000 people, it’s not surprising that medical care is a giant need. By striving to provide compassionate and affordable [...]