Africa

6453-905-Oasis Books and English Language Center

Oasis Books and English Language Resources teaches English as a Second Language to a wide variety of adults in the capital city of a West African Muslim nation. In addition to classroom space, it houses an English language library and bookstore, and conversation practice in a unique "cafe" setting. Oasis seeks to provide transformational development through providing access to English language training, which in turn, promotes economic and social development for the long-term benefit of the people of this country.
September 2, 2020

6497-904-Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders is a discipleship program that targets passionate and committed leaders who are already serving, but who have not received adequate training in the areas of biblical studies or basic leadership skills. There are two tracks: 1) A one year internship, which is offered to one leader each year. The intern will be discipled toward developing skills for character, ministry and personal formation; 2) Pastors and churches in Ghana will recommend eight leaders. The participants will commit to spend three weeks per quarter for two years at the Leadership Empowerment Center where they will be trained in core competencies,…
September 2, 2020

6462-976-Nyarafolo Church Assistance

This project provides starter funds for Nyarafolo church members in Tiepogovogo to implement their strategy of growing extra corn to cover the basic food needs of their pastor. Additional revenue will then be used for the following growing season, and to assist other churches interested in implementing the same concept. PROBLEM Political and military strife have severely damaged the economy in Tiepogovogo, Côte d’Ivoire. This has made it difficult for the church to be able to support its pastor. VISION The church will put money aside from the harvest of corn to be able to help other churches do the…
September 2, 2020

6462-964-Literature Production

This project provides funds to workers in Côte d’Ivoire for the production of Christian literature. PROBLEM There is a huge literacy effort in the north that corresponds to please of a population begging to learn to read and write. VISION Producing literacy material, short runs of Bible sections/books and Christian literature for the church association strategically assists their work in leadership development. STRATEGY There is no fund available for the initial cost of printing, but once books are printed and sold, there will be a more-or-less constant flow of cash available for literature production, including Bible texts and other study…
September 2, 2020

6403-900-Senegal, Miscellaneous

As a team, we have a variety of ministries with the same goal – to Equip and Encourage Churches in Senegal. This fund will help the entire field. Sometimes, we use this for field-wide ministries. Other times, we will be able to use this fund for a ministry that is struggling. VISION Senegal is 95% Muslim and at most, .1% Evangelical Christian. The Wolof are the dominant people group, and there are only about 100 known believers among them. WorldVenture is related to some 27 churches primarily among the Serere People. STRATEGY This project allows us to assist in many…
September 2, 2020

6497-910-JOS and HCC Land Purchase

Hope Community Church (HCC) exists to love Christ, see His kingdom come in Navrongo and the world by loving others and making disciples. We believe this can be achieved by planting a healthy church in Navrongo. A place where many people are immune by Catholicism and African traditional religion. Jeanette Okunyade Special Needs Education Program (JOS) will provide equitable, accessible, high-quality education and continuing training opportunities to people residing in the most impoverished regions in Ghana for children with Special Needs in the Upper East Region of Ghana, West Africa. We are trying to purchase land to be able to…
August 18, 2020

6403-914-Church Building and Community Center

The goal of this special project is to plant a church in Dakar, Senegal's capital city. This church will use national languages (Wolof and Serer languages targeted) and worship in ways relevant to the culture. This directly fulfills WorldVenture's global priority of establishing healthy, reproducing churches. PROBLEM Senegal's culture places a high value on physical place, especially in the realm of the sacred. This is true to the degree that it is difficult for a non-believing Senegalese to take seriously a group of believers meeting in a residence for worship. If they are serious about prayer and worship, they do…
May 31, 2020

6462-904-Nyarafolo Scripture-in-Use

The Nyarafolo people are still majority pre-literate, and need both literacy training and access to audio-Scriptures in order for the Bible in their language to be used. The Nyarafolo Scripture-in-Use Project will enable the Nyarafolo people to have access to their Scriptures and other resources in their language through the provision of literacy training, audio-recording, and related activities. The four members of the team will pursue the aspects of ministry in which they already have experience: literacy training and production of literature, audio-recording of Scriptures and other teaching resources, and promotion of these materials and of the printed Scriptures through…
December 9, 2019

6466-909-Compassion Needs

This project serves those in great physical need that I encounter in my international work. At times, it will provide shelter for someone with damage to their thatched roof. On almost a daily basis, it provides medication for those with physical ailments from my home stocked pharmacy. For example, I am helping a man pay for the insulin he needs to hold his diabetes in check. Other times it helps kids to be able to go to school who otherwise would not be able to go. Thanks for helping me extend the compassion of Christ in tangible ways to those…
December 9, 2019

6404-933-Kasese Radio

Agape Radio is a ministry of Baptist churches in Kasese, Uganda. With a projected audience of up to 4 million people in western Uganda and eastern Congo, there is a tremendous potential for outreach and discipleship. Given the very rural nature of the area, radio is an ideal way of reaching not only the many small towns, but the villages and homes that are far off the grid. With local programming planned in both English and Lukonjo, it will provide a unique opportunities to share the Gospel in locally relevant and encouraging ways. Hosted on the grounds of Bwera Baptist…
December 9, 2019

6432-001-Malawi H2O

Malawi H2O is an effort pioneered by a men's small group from Mission Community Church in Gilbert, Arizona, USA. In early 2017, they began a study on the book titled "Counter Culture" by David Platt. The book challenged them to live simply, help constructively, invest eternally, and give sacrificially - rather than in comfort. This thought process led to the genesis of Malawi H2O where funds would be raised to support the drilling of boreholes in Malawi, Africa. Malawi is in Southern Africa and year after year is in the top 5 poorest countries in the world where clean water…
December 9, 2019

6403-923-Scriptures to Music

Putting the scriptures, especially the Psalms, to music, will speak to the heart of the listener and provide interludes for the regular audio recordings that will keep the listener engaged. The objective is evangelism and discipleship. PROBLEM Funding needed for the renting of a recording studio, remuneration given to musicians and to Agsila for composition. STRATEGY The daughter of the Wolof Bible translator is an accomplished musician who has already made a name for herself in Senegal's musical circles. Her stage name is Agsila. She has been studying at the Dakar Cultural Center and accompanies herself on the guitar while…
December 9, 2019

6462-901-Dignity for West African Girls

We are envisioning community transformation by changing the lives of women and young girls. We want to train and equip individuals and groups of women to increase their capacity in addressing issues women and young girls face in communities these days. Our vision is to see girls and women find their identity, belonging and purpose in God. We believe that dignity is God-given and essential to the spiritual, emotional and physical growth and well-being of girls and women. Coming alongside them in a way that impacts every area of their womanhood, from their self-image to managing their menstruation is our…
December 9, 2019

6404-902-Acacia International School Land

Acacia International School (AIS) currently operates from two small and rented campuses in Kampala. This project is to assist the ministry and mission of AIS in purchasing land for a permanent site for the school.
December 9, 2019

6484-915-Beira United Primary School

Beira is a growing trade city in the heart of a developing Mozambique. The church has matured and aged significantly in the last few years, leaving sober minded Christians with no access to an evangelical educational option. Both the foreign Christian community and the local church feel this need and with proper direction, a non-denominational, city-wide effort can be tasked to train up its children. Our goal is to back the Mozambican church as it looks to train its children in the Christian leadership path. We will do this by establishing a bilingual Christian school that trains the hearts and…
December 9, 2019

6451-910-Leadership Continuing Education

PROBLEM Due to limited funds pastors and church leaders often do not have access to the needed continued professional input to become more productive in their ministries. To alleviate this need funding is sought that will enable pastors and leaders to attend regional Bible schools, conferences, and seminars in order to be better equipped that they might be the leaders that God desires them to be. VISION We desire to see godly leaders well trained in ministry so that they are better equipped to evangelize, make disciples, develop leaders and better lead their churches. STRATEGY With the funding from this…
December 9, 2019

6404-903-Ideas Workshop

The Ideas Workshop is a christian non-profit NGO registered in Uganda. The Ideas Workshop was run as a pilot project in 2013 with two interns. In 2014, the Internship in Discipleship (IiD is now the first level of training) ran with 5 interns. 2015 blasted off with 5 more interns in IiD and the Work Study Program (WSP) was started for the graduates of Iid. For more information visit the Ideas Workshop website.
December 9, 2019

6423-920-Bara Bara Boys

This project is to help fund the ministry to street youth in Mombassa Kenya. Specifically the youth that are part of an ongoing ministry. This project will assist with food, housing and other needs. These boys have been taken off the streets, rehabilitated and are being discipled daily through the current program. This project will also fund the boys educational and school fees. PROBLEM Five years ago a program was started to help 30 street boys between the ages of 12-18 off the streets to help lead and guide them to be young men of God, while also assisting them…
December 9, 2019

6462-985-Women’s Bible and Leadership Formation at IBB

PROBLEM Two thirds of our church members are women, and in this culture it is difficult for women to confide in men, even their pastor. We need women better educated in God’s Word and mature in their faith who can teach, disciple, counsel and mentor other women. The IBB is our national church association’s main school for pastoral and leadership training. Most of the wives who are coming with their husbands, don’t yet know how to read and write in their own language or in French. We would like to see the future pastor’s wives better equipped to assist their…
December 9, 2019

6404-935-127 Uganda Initiative

Bringing Healing to Children in Uganda The 1:27 Uganda Initiative is based on the admonition of James 1:27, specifically caring for orphans. The project is designed to provide necessary surgery for orphan children in Uganda. These surgeries might be lifesaving... or they might be life-changing, like a simple surgery (cleft lip or hernia repair) which may improve the chances of a child being adopted. 1:27 gives medical surgeries to those children that are the most marginalized of already marginalized children. Many homeless children die between the ages of 2-4 years old. They suffer with no one to care for them…
December 9, 2019

6423-921-Mombasa Full Size Turf Field

Currently, all quality fields in Mombasa are privately owned fields that the average team and individual youth cannot afford to use. The goal of this project is to build a quality field that will be available for the community at a very affordable rate. Currently, this does not exist in Mombasa, which is a city with over 1 million people. Large percentages of youth in Mombasa are heading towards drugs and down a negative path. This field will provide a positive place where youth can gather and enjoy sports. This field also gives a platform to share positive messages and…
December 9, 2019

6489-903-Africa Spiritual Life Fund

Celebrate Africa is a periodic gathering of all Africa International Workers intended to provide renewal and intentional recognition of exceptional work done on the continent. VISION Celebrate Africa will celebrate the hard work and dedication of Africa workers and provide tools for them to return to their respective fields affirmed, refreshed and restored. This fund will cover the on the ground costs for the missionaries. STRATEGY WorldVenture Africa International Workers work as Bible Translators, Church Planters, Discipleship Leaders, Leadership Development Workers, Business As Mission Entrepreneurs, Sports Leaders, Refugee Camp Workers, English As a Second Language Helpers and so much More.…
December 9, 2019

6462-987-CCFF Scholarship Fund

The Christian Center for Girl's Formation scholarship fund is for the vocational school that will equip young women by leading them to a relationship with Jesus. It will also provide them with an occupation that will help them break out of the cycle of poverty.
December 9, 2019

6404-936-Hope and Light

Hope Alive! is partnering with Lumi in donating a good quality solar lamp to a Hope Alive! family in exchange for a $40 donation to Hope Alive! If the donor is a Hope Alive! sponsor, the lamp will go to the family of the student sponsored by the donor; otherwise, the lamp will be given to a Hope Alive! family whose sponsor does not respond to this offer.
December 9, 2019

6490-902-Lumi

WE MAKE POWER AFFORDABLE. US engineering and solar technology marries years of Eastern Africa field distribution experience. Our service is pay-as-you-go. Before, most low-income households could never afford the high upfront cost of solar systems. But turn the model into an electric utility just like in developed countries? All of a sudden solar is not only within reach but its saving families money. $200 today is impossible. $2 every week is no problem.
December 9, 2019

6488-902-Church and Leadership Development

This project's goal is to provide biblical growth and physical resources for churches in lesser-developed communities of Southern Africa. PROBLEM Many churches within Southern Africa are under-resourced and do not have the financial ability to offer Bibles and other biblical materials to help their pastor or congregations grow in knowledge and understanding of the Word of God and leadership. VISION These funds will provide resources to pastors and church leaders as well as be used to build appropriate structures to facilitate worship in the local context. STRATEGY The project funds will be used for such needs as biblical resources and…
December 9, 2019

6250-969-Children of Promise Building and Training Fund

This project supports Children of Promise to construct a new building. All the children in our school have heard a clear evangelistic message of Jesus and how by faith they can receive Christ as savior and follow him. We tell all who work with us from the church, to the teachers and people in the community, that grace is not only given when you first believed but it is a life-changing grace and that God intends to change them one-by-one from the inside-out and then their community. We have helped establish 10 churches and are working on two more this…
December 9, 2019

1200-021-Water Business Project

Transformational Ventures has recently established a partnership with Jibu, an innovative water company that has mastered the art of launching and maintaining sustainable water franchises in Rwanda, Uganda, DR Congo, and now €”Kenya! We are now working together to turn the well into a water business that will generate revenue and create jobs. PROBLEM To propel this water business forward in Nairobi, we are raising the capital to install a purification, bottling and distribution system. Find out more about Jibu. VISION A few years ago, Redeemed Gospel Church in Nairobi, Kenya, partnered with Northside Christian Church in Houston, Texas, to…
December 9, 2019

6423-960-T-Ventures Kenya Enterprise Development

Transformational Ventures has the incredible opportunity to partner with Yobel International and offer Entrepreneurial Training to the community around Redeemed Gospel Church in Embakasi, Nairobi, as well as for leaders throughout East Africa. This week-long training will equip and empower Kenyans, Ethiopians and Ugandans to develop or grow small businesses that will help them provide for their families. The cost for each person to attend is $250, and we are looking for financial partners of any amount.
December 9, 2019

6466-906-The Beachhead Upper Guinea Mission Advance

We want to see all aspects of Upper Guinea transformed by Christ. Less than 0.2% of Upper Guinea’s 2 million people are Christians. The third and fourth largest cities in the country are in this area. This is an area of significant unemployment, corruption, and need. Our vision is to improve the spiritual, economic, intellectual, governance, social – all aspects of Upper Guinea touched in order to grow Christ’s Kingdom. The Beachhead project is 1 mile from the city center of Kankan, which boasts an estimated population of 250,000 people, several universities, a large military camp, and the seat of…
December 9, 2019

6403-975-Wolof Bible Translation 2 Basic Urban

This projects goal is to translate the entire Old Testament and New Testament into Basic Wolof, using a mother-tongue translator, with a goal of having the entire Basic Wolof Bible ready for publication by the year 2025. PROBLEM Missions and national Christians targeting Wolof speakers believe this Basic Wolof translation to be essential for evangelizing these unreached, predominately Muslim people. Including those who speak Wolof as a second language, estimates set the number of Wolof speakers higher than 10 million. STRATEGY We plan to coordinate this translation with the translation of the Regional Wolof Bible so that both follow the…
December 9, 2019

6497-909-TEACH4NewLife

Recognizing the need for building a strong Christian leadership foundation for the community in which we live and serve, WorldVenture Ghana in partnership with the founders and board of the New Life Preparatory School will endeavor to revamp the school and create an evangelical primary school with a focus on developing in young people the characteristics of Christian leadership. Early childhood educators are expected to visit summer of 2014 to assist in the revamping of the school. Residents of this community who adhere to multiple religious and non-religious faiths outside of Christianity want their children to have the very best…
December 9, 2019

6403-976-Ajami Serer Publications

This project will be used in evangelism and discipleship, aiming at readers of Arabic whose mother tongue is Serer. The Lutheran Church of Senegal gave permission to produce Exodus in Ajami Serer in 2014. Mary Anne Lattin had 50 copies printed and distributed them to leaders who had been in the Ajami Serer workshop in 2012. She also passed out copies to the Lutheran Church of Senegal. STRATEGY As this church with their missionaries completes the revision of the Bible in Serer, Mary Anne Lattin will have texts to work on. There is a Finnish Lutheran missionary who reads Arabic…
December 9, 2019

6425-900-Zambia Miscellaneous

When churches have leadership training programs available, the churches have more chances to grow and reach out. This project will provide funds to purchase permanent facilities for the Zambia Bible Training Institute, a church leadership training program involving students from about 15 denominations. PROBLEM The Institute has been renting classrooms in various locations for the past eight years. The current facilities do not meet the Institute's needs for classrooms, offices and study hall space. Library space is also vital for students to have access to the more than 1,800 catalogued books owned by the Institute.
December 9, 2019

6425-901-Lusaka Church Planting

A strong local church gives leadership training programs a real boost. Funds from this project will help establish a Bible preaching and teaching church in Lusaka, the capital city with 1 million people.
December 9, 2019

Pleasant Valley Community School

This school/orphanage was started by a graduate of the Zambia Bible Training Institute. The Pleasant Valley Community School has about 86 children. More than 70 of the students are street kids who come in for the day, have their way paid to school and get a good meal. The Gospel is taught to the children. The school orphanage tries to pay their school expenses and feed them a noon meal. A second campus for younger children is about one mile away.
December 9, 2019

6497-906-THRIVE Farms

THRIVE Ventures is a community economic development project designed to both provide opportunities for WorldVenture Ghana to sustain their work apart from funding from the USA and provide opportunities for Christian entrepreneurs to grow healthy businesses that will sustain their families. PROBLEM National health researchers in Ghana have found that children in the Nkwanta District of Ghana, where we serve, receive the lowest levels of protein in the country. This happens because families can't afford to buy meat and because there is no large-scale egg production in the district. VISION THRIVE Ventures will holistically transform Ghanaian communities through building sustainable…
December 9, 2019

6497-902-Leadership Empowerment Center

Ghana's Nkwanta Leadership Equipping Center will be the hub for training rural pastors and church leaders for the Ghana field. The facilities will include: -Missionary Housing--housing for missionaries who will serve the district on a long-term basis. -The Wilfred Sewodie Christian Education Resource Center--a book library, computer lab and small group meeting facilities. -Holistic Equipping Center--lecture hall, classrooms, multimedia resources and community economic development training facilities. -Student and Guest Lodging--affordable and comfortable lodging for pastors in the program and visiting short-term missionaries. PROBLEM The Ghana field is located in a remote part of the country with limited lodging, resource and…
December 9, 2019

6462-913-IBB Classroom

A donor has agreed to match all donations for this project. Bethel Bible Institute (IBB) is a four-year Bible school whose sole purpose is to train pastors for the church in Côte d’Ivoire and beyond. It is the primary training institute available to over 300 Baptist churches with whom WorldVenture partners with in Côte d’Ivoire. PROBLEM Its capacity to increase in numbers is contingent, however, on the availability of space. Right now we have two classrooms available and desperately need more. The construction of these classrooms is essential to the future of IBB. VISION We feel that there is no…
December 9, 2019

6462-910-BEE Manual Production

The De-centralized Program of Biblical Education for the Evangelical Baptist Churches of Côte d’Ivoire (PEDEBE-CI) is a unique training program entirely written in Cebaara, one of the major Senoufo languages of northern Côte d’Ivoire. More than 400 people have been trained through this program. It has also had a significant impact in the development of leaders for churches. For the average farmer in a village setting, this program permits him to gain a better understanding of the Christian life, the life of the church, and provides him tools necessary for influencing his community for Christ. All this theological training taking…
December 9, 2019

6484-914-Club Rickshaws/Finish the Task Force

Club Rickshaws International provides all-inclusive visitor vouchers for short term teams and individual visitors to Mozambique Island and Rickshaws Boutique Hotel ministry site. Finish the Task Force The initiative will enable Rickshaws, over the next 10 years, to prayerfully accomplish: The Church: Contextualized expression of the Body of Christ. Construction/Restoration of Real Estate. Leadership Formation. Mozambique Owned business(equity sharing as an earned benefit over time) Mobilization of African leaders into a life of mission. Rickshaws as an incubator for discipleship and business training. Partnership with local university Universidad Lurio. Laugh of the Center for Business Development(equipping, mobilizing, and launching African…
December 9, 2019

6484-913-Paying It Forward

The idea is to promote discipleship through a foundation that marries cost-of-living expenses for the medical students to spiritual discipleship. The money cycles through four years and after graduation the student pays the money back for the next generation of young doctors. VISION This project will be self-sustaining and has a plan for Mozambican's to take ownership for their own future generation of physicians both spiritually and financially. STRATEGY Graduating students will pay back their educational expenses, thus providing for a new class of students. CAPACITY The annual budget for a student's living expenses is $1,560 per student. With a…
December 9, 2019

6484-911-Creative Arts Leadership Development

Christian Alliance for Creative Arts (ACAC) is a multi-disciplinary network of Christian artists and others committed to seeing Christian artists in Mozambique ministering in churches and in society with their art and with their lives. Objectives are to support the spiritual and artistic growth of artists and equip them as church leaders; to present Mozambican arts through a Christian perspective, arts that glorify God; to create a network of production, publication, and commercialization of Christian arts in Mozambique; and to serve as the artistic liaison between foreign religious entities (mission agencies) and the national church. Programs will include worship workshops/consultations,…
December 9, 2019

Internship

This internship provides a community-based learning environment where Mozambican and international interns will live together in community to learn from each other in areas of culture, language, leadership, theological issues and other ministry-related issues. The interns will work together to create a practical missional strategy for the community in which they are living, based on their gifting, passion and the missional commands of the Scriptures.
December 9, 2019

6462-977-Girls Christian Vocational School

In response to the needs of the church, parents and young women, the Association of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Côte d’Ivoire established the Girls' Christian Vocational School to provide educational training for young women. PROBLEM A pastor said, "'My people die for lack of knowledge.' We don't want our people to perish just for the lack of knowledge. We need to begin this school immediately." VISION The association hopes that every student will graduate with a firm knowledge of the Scriptures, have a direction plotted for their future, be able to teach others, have a marketable skill to support themselves,…
December 9, 2019

6462-969-CPE Minibus

The Center for Publication of Evangelical literature (CPE) is working hard to develop grass-roots African Christian writers. In the past, most evangelical literature in the French language has been written by expatriates. PROBLEM Many nationals who may have a powerful message for their people need training and encouragement in writing. Those who are part of the marketing and distribution network need training in their crucial tasks as well. CPE needs a vehicle that will help us fulfill our vision. CPE takes its staff on the road, bringing this training to nationals in the capitals and educational centers of French-speaking West…
December 9, 2019

6462-967-Compassion Fund

This project will provide humanitarian aid for needy families, primarily believers and especially widows and orphans. PROBLEM Following years of political crisis and the military division of the country, the agriculturally-based economy in the North is depressed. Local churches are unable to pay their pastors adequately, let alone assist those in desperate need. VISION This project is a means to demonstrate compassion to the most needy of our world. STRATEGY About half of the funds are intended to help as seed money for micro-enterprises and cooperatives with the goal of providing opportunities to help needy people develop a means of…
December 9, 2019

6462-966-Nyarafolo Translation

This project provides funds for the translation and distribution of the Bible in the African language of Nyarafolo. PROBLEM The Nyarafolo still need a translation of the Bible completed in their own mother-tongue language. VISION Having the Bible in Nyarafolo will help establish the Nyarafolo church and train its leadership. Along with literacy and training in using the Word of God, the Nyarafolo themselves will have the opportunity to read and interact with the Scriptures. STRATEGY With a trained and equipped Nyarafolo team for translation and literacy, the mother-tongue speakers will eventually be able to work with only supervision and…
December 9, 2019

6462-963-Cebaara Bible Prin.

This project funds the printing and final costs associated with publishing the Bible in Cebaara. PROBLEM The translation of the Bible in Cebaara is in production and will need to be printed for distribution. VISION When God speaks to the people in their mother tongue, it is with power and worth the many years of work in Bible translation. STRATEGY The translation is complete, and final proofreading is in process before the typesetting is done. The typesetting and printing will be done by the United Bible Society in Nairobi. CAPACITY Bible printing will amount to $50,000 at the rate of…
December 9, 2019

6462-950-CPE Abidjan

The Centre Publication Evangelique, an evangelical publishing house in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, publishes and promotes Christian literature for French-speaking West Africa. This project helps support publishing and literature distribution. PROBLEM In French-speaking West Africa, Christian bookstores are only found in the larger cities, and the number of titles available are limited. VISION The evangelical publishing house provides affordable, excellent and culturally relevant Christian literature for individuals and the growing church. STRATEGY Funds will support this ministry and its outreach into smaller communities.
December 9, 2019

6462-945-FBH Prof. Subsidy

The Baptist Hospital in Feressedougou provides health services for the general rural population, which cannot support the salaries of medical professionals. A mission hospital is able to function in an independent financial state and be self-sustaining only due to the fact that the salaries of the professional personnel are subsidized through the support packages of the missionary professionals. PROBLEM Since many patients come from very poor circumstances, the hospital cannot charge enough for services to support the professional salaries. VISION One of the goals of WorldVenture workers in Cote d'Ivoire has been to recruit and train national professionals and to…
December 9, 2019

6462-942-Generator Baptist Hospital

The Baptist Hospital of Ferkessedougou serves by providing quality medical care and by announcing the Gospel to all who visit. It serves a wide population in northern Côte d’Ivoire, which has experienced civil unrest for over ten years. Most recently the country underwent daily power outages that lasted two months. During that time, the hospital had to use its own generators to provide the necessary electricity. The hospital currently has two old generators that are barely adequate and in need of replacement. PROBLEM One generator is over 30 years old and has a capacity of 25KVA and is able to…
December 9, 2019

6462-940-Ferke Baptist Primary School

The Association of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Côte d’Ivoire (AEBECI) recognizes a need for evangelical primary and secondary schools. The AEBECI seeks to meet the educational needs of the Baptist church community and to be an outreach to non-Christian children and their families. PROBLEM Last year the AEBECI started a primary school with a 1st grade class in the Sunday school classrooms of the Baptist church. They hope to add one class each year. Within two more school years, the school will outgrow its current location and will need to move into a new building. The school currently has more…
December 9, 2019

6462-937-Community Health Torogo

The medical workers in Côte d’Ivoire wish to help people where they are in their homes and villages through health teaching and counseling. PROBLEM The people of Côte d’Ivoire are in need of good physical health as well as the emotional stability and spiritual well-being God desires for each person. VISION The hope is that through this service opportunities will rise to share the gospel and eventually plant churches among these people. STRATEGY An estimated $10,000 per year is needed to cover the costs of training, supplies, transportation, research and development, and publicity, among other things.
December 9, 2019

6462-935-Hospital Medical Equipment

Renumbered from 6463905 CI/MMT Hospital Medical Equipment. The Baptist Mission Hospital seeks to provide the best medical care possible according to its capabilities. Up-to-date and well-maintained equipment is a necessity in meeting this goal. This project provides funds for the purchase of equipment, including an x-ray machine, operating room equipment, and other medical and lab equipment. PROBLEM Equipment for the lab, computer offices, accounting offices, pharmacy, surgery, hospitalization, etc., is constantly in need of repair, maintenance and upkeep. VISION One of the hospital's stated goals is to "provide the best medical care possible according to our capabilities." STRATEGY Occasionally it…
December 9, 2019

6462-934-Hospital Education

Renumbered from 6463904 CI/MMT Hospital Education. This project provides the needed funds for national hospital workers in Cote d'Ivoire to receive further medical training. PROBLEM Our desire is to have dedicated African Christian professionals in leadership roles at the hospital. The competition is so severe in the government training programs that the only way of getting those professionals is to send them ourselves and finance their studies. VISION It is a goal of WorldVenture workers to see the hospital operated completely by Africans. STRATEGY Providing nationals with the funds to receive training in medical professions will make this goal a…
December 9, 2019

6462-933-Baptist Hospital Compassion

In this time of crisis/post-crisis, the people are really hard hit economically and had trouble purchasing even the basic needs of life. Health care, although necessary, is often ignored until the last minute, which only increases prices for restoring ill health. It is hard to distinguish often times between the truly needy and those who "want something for nothing." PROBLEM People with chronic illnesses are hit the hardest in this time of economic slump--those with diabetes, heart problems, and HIV/AIDS. VISION We would like to be able to help those who really need help through a compassion fund.
December 9, 2019

6462-932-Ferke Hospital Fund

Giving to this project is the perfect opportunity to diversify contributions as the money will help many projects associated with the Ferke hospital in Côte d’Ivoire. This project supplements the cost of construction, education and equipment purchases as needed. Money is dispersed based on the urgency of the request. PROBLEM Essential laboratory equipment and a cash register were bought rapidly one year when those in use could no longer be repaired. This year a new computer and printer had to be purchased rapidly for the pharmacy when it became unreliable. VISION This "slush" fund allows the hospital to respond to…
December 9, 2019

6462-915-Church Roof

This project provides money to purchase materials to put roofs on church buildings. Church members typically do the bulk of the work clearing the land, making or buying bricks, building walls, making windows and finishing off the building. The roof tends to cost more than what the church can afford. PROBLEM Because of the high cost of roofing materials and the fact that most of our churches are composed of subsidence farmers raising funds for a church roof can be difficult. VISION Completing the church building encourages the members and more people attend, contributing to the church's growth. STRATEGY This…
December 9, 2019

6462-914-Theology Reference Materials

This project puts into the hands of leaders free theological works in French that they could never afford. PROBLEM The cost of the Bible commentary and dictionary we give would each cost a month's salary for the average pastor. VISION A commentary and dictionary helps leaders be doctrinally sound and to feed themselves lifelong with these works. STRATEGY Each church leader will receive for free a one-volume Bible commentary and a one-volume Bible dictionary. CAPACITY A gift of $65 would purchase both the Bible commentary and dictionary if we continue to receive discounted prices from our supplier in Switzerland.
December 9, 2019

6423-919-NEGST Generation Operation

The money from this project is used to support operation of the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology. PROBLEM While local churches support the school and students pay tuition, the income is not enough to cover costs. STRATEGY This project provides an opportunity for the American church to help subsidize the cost of operating the school and ultimately help shape the future of the church in Africa.
December 9, 2019

6423-918-NEGST Alumni Church Planting

Funds will provide seed money to assist graduates from school in their church planting efforts in the slums of Nairobi and southern Sudan. Many students come from these areas. After they've completed their studies, return home, hoping to establish the church in their communities.
December 9, 2019

6423-914-NEGST Student School

African leaders from all over the continent come to the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST) for training. These people shape the future. While the cost for a year of courses and housing at NEGST is $4,300, this is out of reach to most Africans. This project will provide scholarship money to students who attend the school. The school would like to provide $25,000 annually.
December 9, 2019

6423-909-Binding Up the Broken Hearted

This project provides a means of assisting people, from the least evangelized communities, in extenuating financial circumstances. PROBLEM Our words need to be accompanied with actions especially as we encounter people in extenuating circumstances, such as widows in need of social and legal assistance beyond their means or a jobless head of household who just needs a financial push. VISION Loving your neighbor as yourself often includes helping the helpless. A one-time gift can alleviate a financial or social crisis and demonstrate Christian love in action. STRATEGY Small business start-up costs and rehabilitation counseling have also been funded through this…
December 9, 2019

6423-904-Sticks ‘n Stones

Multiplying followers of Jesus, training leaders and establishing new churches are happening in Durumaland (two hours inland from Mombasa Coast). We want to keep the momentum going by assisting them with the "sticks 'n stones" needed for their new churches. PROBLEM In poverty (drought) stricken areas such as Durumaland--where the indigenous religion is an animistic and islamic mix--it is especially important for people to have a decent worship place to establish credibility and provide for the spiritual development of the community. VISION Each pastor trains two "Timothys"--using TEE materials, annual seminars and planned outreaches to areas where there are no…
December 9, 2019

Empowering Local Churches

Our Fellowship Baptist Churches are located mainly in semi-rural areas among the least evangelized peoples of Kenya's south coast area. The FBC Association of Pastors has an annual goal of planting at least two new churches in unreached areas. Praise God! They have been meeting their goal. Their strategy includes each pastor training two "Timothys" who in turn would train two more "Timothys" so that there would never be a lack of "Timothys" to do outreach and to tend new church plants.
December 9, 2019

Sudan Partnership Pastoral Training

Taking on support for these pastors and committing for four years, we would have 10 pastors trained and working in the areas of Church Planting/Evangelism and Relief Development.
December 9, 2019

6462-984-CEFCA Staff Support

This project provides financially for the salaries of staff at a media training school in Ivory Coast. PROBLEM The greatest expense of the school is the salary of the permanent staff. This includes the Director, Secretary Assistant, Treasurer, guards, and maintenance people. STRATEGY We have encouraged the African churches to adopt staff personnel for regular support, but this has not produced much revenue. Therefore, contributions for the regular support of permanent staff is essential so the school can continue to function.
December 9, 2019

6462-983-CEFA Scholarships

This fund is directly used to subsidize the students who come to CEFCA for training. PROBLEM Many students come from very poor families and churches. They cannot meet all of the expenses and fees of the school. STRATEGY While CEFCA never totally subsidizes any student, they do seek to offer assistance to worthy candidates.
December 9, 2019

6462-982-CEFCA Operating Expense

A media school in Cote d'Ivoire depends on financial gifts to meet its operating costs. PROBLEM While the school rents out the facilities to other groups and charges fees of the students, it is almost impossible to be completely self-sufficient. STRATEGY This fund helps meet the regular monthly bills of the school.
December 9, 2019

6462-980-CEFCA Misc.

CEFCA donations that are not clearly designated are credited to this general expenses account, which is mostly used towards operating expenses of the Communications Training Center. This center is associated with the goal of equipping leaders for the churches of French-speaking Africa.
December 9, 2019

6444-905-BEST/FATEB – New Site Development

There are two projects in this category. The first is an information technology infrastructure development, and second is for the development of a French language library. Both of these projects contribute by giving access to learning resources for both students and faculty. This school is the most strategic evangelical training institution that serves the 17 countries of French-speaking Africa by equipping men and women leaders at bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels for the benefit of African churches, missions and other Christian agencies. Monetary Breakdown Information Technology Infrastructure Development: $10,000 French language Library Development: $50,000 * $1,000 would buy a computer…
December 9, 2019

6462-907-Tee Develop

Theological Education by Extension (TEE) is a program designed to give church lay leaders on-the-job training. During the three-year course, lay leaders learn about the Christian family, the life of Christ, Christian doctrine, and how to witness to nonbelievers. PROBLEM Our residential school, Bethel Bible Institute, graduates 10 every other year. The church is growing at such a rate that there will never be enough pastors for all the churches if our Bible school is the only way Christians can be trained for the ministry. VISION Even a small gift goes a long way in helping with salaries, travel expenses…
December 9, 2019

6462-906-Bethel Library

This project provides funds for new resources in the Bethel Institute library in Côte d’Ivoire. The resources will help equip students for their future leadership positions in the church. PROBLEM Students studying to be pastors have a tremendous thirst and motivation to study the Word of God. VISION Students can research Biblical subjects that interest them and learn how to do in-depth study, being equipped by finding answers to their questions and challenges to Christianity. STRATEGY This project allows contributions to purchase theological works that stay in Bethel Bible Institute's library. CAPACITY Some library books can be purchased for as…
December 9, 2019

6462-903-Leadership Develop

The national church leadership is moving ahead with the training of church leaders through the Bethel Bible Institute in Korhogo as well as attempting to continue training through the Senoufo Bible Training by Extension Program. They have instituted, for the first time in many years, a summer training course for pastors, already in leadership, to do continuing education for ministry. PROBLEM There has been a mass exodus of mission personnel, reducing significantly our ability as a mission team to help our Ivoirian brethren train and develop leaders for the future. Churches without well-trained leaders become feeding grounds for the innumerable…
December 9, 2019

6462-908-IBB Professorial Support

Since 1990, Bethel Bible Institute (IBB) has been playing a significant role in the training of Christian laymen, pastors and leaders of the evangelical community in West Africa. The 2007-2008 school year began the 17th year with a student body of 20 full-time students, all of whom intend to serve in churches and outreach in the years to come! PROBLEM Although the continued growth that IBB has been experiencing provides a source of joy, it also provides a significant increase in the expenses associated with the on-going program development, maintenance of the school and facilities, and the recruitment of students…
December 9, 2019

6401-909-Sarobidy Maternity Center

Everyday, over 800 women die in pregnancy or childbirth due to preventable causes. Most of these occur in the developing world. -World Health Organization (WHO) Women throughout the world deliver their babies at home, alone and unassisted. Other times, they deliver in facilities that are understocked in equipment, medications and professional resources. In both instances, when complications arise, disaster ensues. Babies die, women die, children are orphaned and families are broken. Madagascar is no different. Here, a woman’s lifetime risk that she’ll die in childbirth is 1 in 45. The Sarobidy Maternity Center is slowly and passionately working to change…
December 9, 2019

6401-905-Low Income Family Scholarship

RESTORING STUDENTS ON THE RED ISLAND Madagascar, the red island, is a country in which 50% of the population is under the age of 18 years old and the school life expectancy of a student is just 10 years or roughly the equivalent to a 7th grade education. The low-income family scholarship project was designed to help provide funding for students whose parents are unable to provide for their children's education. The recipients of this project come from single parent or extremely impoverished families, often with many siblings and little hope for a continued education. Since 2002, we have been…
December 9, 2019

6401-903-Reforestation Projects

This project partners with local Malagasy communities combating poverty through creation care around their villages, especially through reforesting areas that have been cleared of life-giving trees. VISION This ministry helps provide jobs for local people, teach the vital importance of the forests God created and provides hope for future provisions from the forests to the next generation. STRATEGY To date this project has planted over 2.5 million trees, costing less then 10 cents a tree, while providing 66 people with a monthly income they have never had before. Through the planting and caring of the forest, the Malagasy are seeing…
December 9, 2019

6402-912-Christian Leadership Institute (CLIR)

Currently, New Creation Ministries (NCM) has a unique niche in training leaders for the church in a way that is unparalleled in Rwanda. Bible college leaders and theological educators have repeatedly noted that NCMs strategy for degree level education is unique and will have a powerful impact upon the future of theological education in East and Central Africa. The biggest emphasis for NCM is on training untrained Rwandan pastors in a four-year modular program taught in the Kinyarwanda language. The goal is to see our students transformed as they study God’s word, resulting in a transformed character and a deep…
December 9, 2019

6402-909-Agricultural Demonstration Center

The goal of this project is to introduce people to new ideas of growing and producing food. Meeting this goal begins with an agricultural demonstration area where research can be done to develop and display new techniques for maximizing yield in minimized spaces. Most of our pastors own less than 2 acres of land and on that land they are supposed to grow all the food they need to survive. Considering that Rwanda is called the "Land of 1,000 Hills", many of the fields are on a significant slope of a 10-40% grade, which leads to significant erosion and loss…
December 9, 2019

6402-907-Pastoral Training School

Most pastors in Rwanda have little or no Biblical education. As a result, many teach salvation by works (especially tithing) and the prosperity gospel. Churches commonly rely on prophecy as their primary means of “hearing from God.” A lack of Biblically literate, spiritually transformed leaders means that Rwandan churches are full of non-believers and immature, undiscipled Christians. The Pastoral Training School (PTS) provides high quality education with the goal of transforming hearts, patterns of thinking and ways of life. We help pastors gain an understanding of Scripture and how to apply it in life and ministry. PTS is a four-year…
December 9, 2019

6402-906-Rwandan Staff Scholarships

The money from this project will be used to train staff who will then teach at the New Creation Ministries' training center. PROBLEM Educated church leaders are rare in Rwanda and many people cannot afford an education. STRATEGY We need staff who have at least a college degree in the Bible. We have to train them ourselves.
December 9, 2019

6402-903-Rwanda-Childrens Ministry

This project provides funds for supplies and development of children's programs throughout the churches in Rwanda. This project puts “hands and feet” to the gospel, as the children feel the love and support that they often neglect to find at home and do not find in the church. PROBLEM The community around New Creation Ministry is a very low-income area. A majority of the children in this area have been abused, either physically or sexually, and they struggle to find enough funds to attend school. In addition, the churches in this community do not want to help these children because…
December 9, 2019

6405-931-New Hope Center for Grieving Children

This project provides funds to the New Hope Center for Grieving Children and Teens, a safe place where children orphaned by civil war find hope. PROBLEM The estimates are over three-and-a-half million people died either directly or indirectly during the civil war in Congo from 1998 to 2003. As a result, there are many orphans and widows especially in Eastern Congo. Many of the children need medical attention and scholarships to be able to atend school. VISION We use special skills to help the children with their trauma and grief. The center is there to give hope for the future…
December 9, 2019

6404-914-Nyabugando Baptist Secondary School

Often Christian young people are sent away to boarding school at the secondary level. This project is set up to assist in building and equipping the Baptist Secondary School in Nyabugando. The school is associated with the Nyabugando Baptist Church and provides a Christian education to the leaders of the future. PROBLEM Nyabugando Baptist Church has developed a primary school with over 1,000 students of church members and children from the community. This ministry and outreach ahs naturally led to the development of a secondary school to help children complete their education through the S4 level and vocational studies. VISION…
December 9, 2019

6404-912-Kiburara Building Fund

We are increasing the size of the Bible college's library. It needs more good books that will help the students. PROBLEM Bible dictionary commentaries and biblical study books are not available in Uganda. Kiburara has a small library, less than 200 books in English. VISION These books will help students have better resources for studying and will help them gain better knowledge of the Bible. STRATEGY We hope to add 250 books to the library collection. CAPACITY A resource book for Bible study usually costs about $20. We hope that will also include the postage to Uganda.
December 9, 2019

6404-906-Pastor’s Child Education

This project provides the needed funds to sponsor and pay for school fees, enabling children of pastors to attend school. PROBLEM In Uganda the average pastor's family can have eight or more kids. Often more than one of them are in high school at the same time. With the average pastor's salary at $15 a month and the cost per child to attend high school is $200 per year, most pastors' kids go without an education. VISION We seek to care for the needs of the wider body of Christ, since a pastor's salary in Uganda cannot support the school…
December 9, 2019

6404-905-Church Construction

Funds from this project will be used to purchase the corrugated iron sheets for church roofs. VISION Assisting these churches with roofing sheets is a big encouragement since it is difficult for the churches to afford these materials. Established church buildings will also provide a center for more training and outreach within the communities. STRATEGY Rural churches that receive assistance from this project are responsible to purchase land and build a basic structure. CAPACITY Each corrugated sheet costs about $10, and each church needs 40 to 60 sheets, depending on the size of the building.
December 9, 2019

6404-904-Pastors Medical Fund

This project will provide funds for pastors in Uganda who need major medical care for themselves and their immediate family. At present, pastors must struggle to come up with the funds or face dire consequences, even death. PROBLEM Rural pastors face major medical challenges every day in Uganda, challenges that could potentially wipe them out financially because they usually only make $25 to $50 a month. If a pastor breaks an arm or a leg riding his bicycle for ministry, how does he get the medical care he needs so that he can get back on his feet and minister…
December 9, 2019

6404-908-Emergency Assistance for Children/Families

Uganda has many needy people, many of whom could improve their situations if given help to meet a critical need. Funds from this project will provide emergency funding to assist individuals during difficult circumstances. PROBLEM Most Ugandans are unable to meet critical needs themselves and whole families suffer as a result. VISION God commands His people to help the needy. This special project allows us to do that. STRATEGY The focus is on individuals of any age who need emergency assistance to meet an urgent need (medical, physical, or scholastic). Many needs are one-time only. CAPACITY School fees cost $15-$75…
December 9, 2019

6403-969-Advanced Theological Education

There are very few well trained Christian Church leaders in Senegal. The candidate for advanced theological education is currently a pastor, a Bible Institute professor, and serves on the leadership team of the Association of Evangelical Churches. He has a heart to see his country evangelized and has the ambition and capability of being an effective teacher and church leader. Leadership development has a high priority on the Senegal Field list of ministry objectives. The candidate would desire to earn a doctorate degree in Theology with an emphasis on the Mission of the Church. PROBLEM The church in Senegal is…
December 9, 2019

6403-953-Recorded Wolof Scripture

The Word of God in one's heart language is a powerful change agent. Senegalese believers who have attended French-speaking churches for years have finally understood the stories of the Bible after having heard the Bible in Wolof. Thus, the goal of this special project is to provide the Wolof Bible in oral means to an oral culture. PROBLEM Eighty percent of Senegalese, whether ethnically Wolof or not, speak Wolof as a first or second language. Because French is used in schools to learn to read and write, even the small percentage of those who are literate (23 percent) do not…
December 9, 2019

6403-942-Vocational Training

These funds will sponsor the training of workers by paying for their course work, food and/or room. Funds will also help purchase tools, materials or needed machines to encourage young men as they begin a career. Job skills will help provide for families, in a dignified way, who will then bless the church with tithes and offerings and allow the workers to assist others. VISION Demonstrating compassion opens doors to evangelize and plant churches among Muslim peoples. STRATEGY Scholarships in accounting, business, and computer that were granted in the past have helped develop leaders who currently support themselves while they…
December 9, 2019

6403-943-Village Envangelism

Funds will support a literacy program that hosts a number of classes, including Bible teaching, health and elementary math. This education makes it easier to acquire jobs within the villages. VISION Projects like this give training to young Christians in the churches which give them a responsible job in the village and protect them from going to big cities where they are exploited and face all sorts of temptations. STRATEGY Reading and writing in one's own mother tongue opens new opportunities to villagers. With the broken down costs below, a group could adopt a certain portion of the program or…
December 9, 2019

6403-925-Church Multiplication Training

The Serer people are experiencing a church planting movement. To encourage the continuation of this movement it is important to train the Serer in church multiplication efforts. Funds from this project will be used to translate and print materials and organize seminars. VISION A church multiplication training program can help encourage the continuation of this movement in a responsible way. STRATEGY The Evangelical Theological Institute of Senegal will provide the training. Dr. Galen Currah who served in Senegal and is fluent in French and Wolof is available to present this training in Senegal in order to form those who can…
December 9, 2019

6403-945-Digital Players for Evangelism

Missionaries who want to see the church in Senegal strongly founded on the Word of God, have made the New Testament available in recorded format. Megavoice, a small, durable, and easy to use digital audio player with its own power source, can hold up to 180 hours of audio. Funds will be used to purchase Megavoice players and distribute them to believers. PROBLEM Even though an excellent translation of the New Testament and portions of the Old Testament exists in Senegal, the majority of believers there cannot read. VISION Everyone can have access to God's word in the privacy of…
December 9, 2019

6403-913-Publication of Wolof Scripture

Missions want to see another edition of the Wolof New Testament printed in order to keep their programs of evangelism going, with the objective of planting Wolof churches. We need to print another 20,000 in order to keep up with the demand. PROBLEM The editions from the 2004 reprinting of the Wolof New Testament will not last before the Wolof Bible is printed in approximately seven years. VISION More Wolof churches can be planted with the increase of available Wolof Bibles. STRATEGY Some funds will be raised through pre-publication sales. Please consider how you can be a part of this…
December 9, 2019

6403-915-Benevolence Fund

This fund is in place to meet the physical needs of people in Senegal. PROBLEM Sometimes needs arise suddenly, and time is lost in red tape. VISION This project will give people a chance to give to the physical needs of local people in need with responsible oversight by missionaries on the field. STRATEGY The WorldVenture workers in Senegal will see that this account meets needs such as medical care, disaster relief and food. There may be an epidemic that occurs, where vaccinations can be purchased very reasonably and a population served a measure of health. CAPACITY Medical needs and…
December 9, 2019

6403-917-ITES Support for Nationals

The Institut de Theologie Evangelique du Senegal (ITES) trains national church leaders to help churches in Senegal. Currently there are a few nationals on staff at the school but ultimately it would be beneficial to have the school run completely by nationals. The administration would like to hire a full-time Senegalese director. PROBLEM The primary church leadership training school in Senegal would greatly benefit from having a full-time national director. However, the tuition charged is not sufficient to support a director's salary. VISION A Senegalese director could be much more effective in making the school relevant to Senegalese church and…
December 9, 2019

6404-901-Leadership Develop

Ugandans are taking key positions of leadership throughout Uganda. Equipping these leaders to serve in the church or disciple other church workers is vital for healthy churches. This project provides funds for Ugandan church leaders training at schools in or outside of the country. PROBLEM There is a need to empower Ugandan leaders to become key people in churches. STRATEGY Only those who have proven to be faithful in ministry and gifted in leadership are selected for this training. CAPACITY Tuition costs are: --$500 per year for a student in a local institution --$10,000 per year for a student at…
December 9, 2019

6404-923-Bible School Housing

Funds from this project will be used to purchase building supplies for homes. PROBLEM Teachers at the Bible school only earn around $18 per month. They sacrifice because they see the importance of training pastors for Baptist churches in rural Uganda. VISION The homes will be a great encouragement for the faculty of a Bible college who sacrifice to teach and train students to serve as pastors in rural areas of Uganda. STRATEGY This project will help raise $2,000 for each teacher to purchase brick, concrete, wood and iron sheets needed to construct a moderate home. They and their families…
December 9, 2019

6404-924-Bible School Irrigation

Water is life. This project will provide access to water that is much needed at the Western Uganda Baptist Theological College. Students and staff at the college raise their own crops for food. Every two years the area experiences a drought that destroys the crops. Funds from this project will be used to build a solar energy-driven irrigation system. The college will also share the water with the nearby community. PROBLEM It would be a huge waste to let this school die for lack of water. They have trained national teachers and run an effective pastoral training program. There is…
December 9, 2019

6404-909-Western Uganda Theological Education

Western Uganda Baptist Theological College (WUBTC) at Kiburara is a nationally run two-year residential program that trains men and their wives for the work of the ministry in rural Uganda. The sponsorship of pastors in training will go directly to the school to help cover the actual costs of this training. PROBLEM The school currently charges the pastors in training $25 per term but it costs much more than that to actually run the school. STRATEGY Staff and students alike grow their own food to help keep costs at a minimum. By sponsoring a pastor while he is in school,…
December 9, 2019

6404-931-Pastor’s Kindle Resource Library

Pastors' Kindle Resource Library is an effort to supply pastors who can read English with a resource library of books relevant to the needs of their ministry. All of these books could be placed on a Kindle, a small electronic reader, and managed in a way that would encourage the pastor to read and grow. PROBLEM In Uganda, most pastors do not have access to any books that would help them in their sermon preparation and ministry. Books are expensive and hard to come by. Libraries are nonexistent or inaccessible by students studying at a Bible college. VISION Imagine a…
December 9, 2019

6404-930-Internship in Discipleship

Create an intensive internship in discipleship for 10 men and 10 women during six months of their nine-month break between high school and further studies. PROBLEM There is a severe lack of moral training, therefore character does not develop along with education, thus there is a lack of integrity. VISION The Uganda field hopes to aid the church, which realizes the tremendous lack of mentorship and discipleship. The church will be strengthened through intentional mentorship, job creation, skill development, and body and soul care. STRATEGY The interns will be mentored in Bible study, life decisions and ministry skills while working…
December 9, 2019

6404-921-Wells

The Uganda Wells special project will provide funds to dig 40 wells in Northern Uganda, providing clean water for over 4,000 people. PROBLEM After over 20 years of war, the people must have a source of clean water in order to return to their villages. VISION The project will advance the WorldVenture objective of demonstrating compassion. CAPACITY One 30-foot well is $600; pump and pipes are $400, while sand, cement and labor costs $200.
December 9, 2019

6404-918-Education Resources & Building

This project has the broad purpose of lending a helping hand to primary and secondary schools associated with the Baptist Union of Uganda. At the Bwaise Baptist Primary School, approximately 200 students in grades 1 through 7 study in five roughly constructed classrooms with dirt floors that are open to the elements and a dilapidated mud church building. Eighty percent of the students are orphans and unable to pay the requisite school fees. The school is located in one of the major slum areas of Kampala that floods whenever there are substantial rains, such that the school courtyard is literally…
December 9, 2019

6451-908-Shempire Translation

This project will provide funds to help underwrite the activities needed to translate and print the Bible into Shempire. PROBLEM The Shempire are an unreached people group lacking churches and the Word of God in their own language thus restricting what can be done in evangelism, discipleship and leadership formation. With the Bible in Shempire the people can access for themselves the very mind of God and know his will concerning their lives and his desires for them. With the Word of God in Shempire evangelism and discipleship can more easily be carried on and leaders be better formed resulting…
December 9, 2019

6403-939-Diourbel Evangelism

The funds from this special project will meet the needs of an evangelist and his family, who are working with Mission Inter Senegal, the Senegal home mission organization, to establish a church in the city of Diourbel. PROBLEM The group of believers in Diourbel, without full-time national leadership, languished for a number of years. Diourbel has been the stronghold of the evil one in the major religion's largest denomination. VISION In partnership with Mission Inter Senegal, WorldVenture workers hope to see the believers work together to reach this city with the gospel. We envision a major breakthrough for the Lord…
December 9, 2019

6403-933-Famine Relief

Funds from this project will be used to purchase food staples that will be distributed to a devastated area of Senegal. PROBLEM A locust plague destroyed much of the crops in the area surrounding Diourbel. Chemicals used to control the infestation poisoned the plant life, which in turn, has killed many animals. VISION We want to see communities transformed as we encourage and equip the churches in demonstrating kingdom compassion in this time of need. STRATEGY We are encouraging planting of vegetable gardens where good water is available. Plans need to be made for seed for next year's cultivation cycle,…
December 9, 2019

6403-927-Mission Inter Senegal

This project provides funds for the national missions movement in Senegal. Because the church is still growing, outreach and missions in Senegal depend on outside help. STRATEGY Funds help Mission Inter Senegal with administrative costs, and support and training of national missionaries. Donations may also be used for retreats for missionaries and special evangelistic outreaches. As part of this project, gifts can be specifically directed to fund salaries for literacy teachers in Senegal by noting "earmarked for literacy" on the memo line of checks. The literacy movement is a vital part of the ministry in Senegal and allows people to…
December 9, 2019

6403-924-Felix and Joseph of Mekhe

Funds for this project will be used to support Mission Inter Senegal missionaries serving in Mekhe, Senegal. STRATEGY This project is a special partnership between MIS, the national home mission organization, and Jefferson Baptist Church in Jefferson, OR. The church also makes regular visits to Senegal to check on the projects they support. The funds supply the living expenses and work funds for the two MIS missionaries in Mekhe. CAPACITY Jefferson Baptist contributes $200 per month to support this outreach to the Wolof people in the region.
December 9, 2019

6403-918-ITES Facilities

The Evangelical Institute of Dakar (IED) is in need of updated facilities. This school trains pastors and lay leaders in Senegal to help strengthen the national church. The funds from this project will be applied to the purchase of an existing building or land where the needed facilities can be built. PROBLEM Currently the school is located in an apartment and needs to have a defined location apart from this setting. These facilities are also too small for the growing institution. The school needs its own location as this is very important culturally in order to give the school a…
December 9, 2019

6403-912-Diourbel Radio Studio

The national church association of Senegal has nearly completed building a recording studio for a weekly Wolof radio program. Funds will be used to purchase equipment and train personnel to operate the studio. VISION Besides the radio programs, teaching materials and Christian music can also be recorded for use in villages and homes. STRATEGY Many enterprising musicians in the U.S. are making their homes into recording studios. It would be good to challenge a group to help complete a recording studio in a developing country. Tables, chairs, microphones, rugs, acoustically prepared windows, storage units, CDs, etc. could all become part…
December 9, 2019

6403-908-Ngaparou Campsite Development

This project provides funds for the renovation and development of a camp on the beach in Senegal. This campsite has been used for many years by people from all over Senegal. Many Senegalese have become Christians at the camp and many Christians have been strengthened in their faith. VISION By renovating existing structures, building new ones, and equipping these structures with basic living furniture, the Senegal field will equip church leaders to make disciples of Jesus Christ through evangelism and Christian growth camps. STRATEGY This project will also be facilitating partner missions in the larger cause of Christ as these…
December 9, 2019

6403-907-Wolof Bible Translation #1 Advanced Regional

This fund is for the translation of the entire Old Testament into the Wolof language and the revision of the Wolof New Testament using a translator. The goal is to have the entire Wolof Bible ready for publication by 2020. PROBLEM The Bible in the local language is necessary for evangelism and church planting. STRATEGY Missions and national Christians targeting the Wolofs believe the O.T. is essential to evangelize this unreached Muslim people, numbering four million. CAPACITY The translation typist, paid by verse, costs $700. The reviewers and checkers cost $1,300. The consultant checks cost $3,500. Books and supplies cost…
December 9, 2019

6403-901-Evangelical Institute Library

This project provides funds for the purchase of library resources for the Evangelical Institute of Dakar. This institute is the primary church leadership training school in Senegal. PROBLEM The institute's library currently holds approximately 3,000 volumes, but this includes English language resources as well as French. We need more French language theological resources on site for the students to use in their research and just general reference work. VISION An adequate theological library is key to educating church leaders and to continue the process of accreditation.
December 9, 2019

6403-962-ITES Rural Pastors Training

Established in 1994 by several western missions (including WorldVenture) and several Senegalese national churches, the Evangelical Theology Institute of Senegal (ITES) is a Bible-based church leadership training school whose mission is to train indigenous leadership for the national church in Senegal and beyond. Currently 53 men and one woman have gone through this training program. This program has really taken off, but it is already difficult just to pay the basic operating expenses of ITES. PROBLEM There are many more men who would like to go through this training. Without training and encouragement, how will these men continue to feed…
December 9, 2019

6403-961-Women’s Training Program

WorldVenture is endeavoring to equip female believers to serve their families, churches and communities as a follower of Christ through a training course called, Formation Lois. The goal of this project is to teach women in the villages the basics of the Christian faith and give them the tools and the confidence to continue growing in their faith on their own. PROBLEM Often Senegalese women are left behind in educational opportunities, and specifically in discipleship and Bible knowledge. Through this program WorldVenture is trying to remedy this great lack. It is aimed at the oral learner. VISION Since women make…
December 9, 2019

6403-954-TES Scholarships

Established in 1994 by several Western missions (including WorldVenture) and several Senegalese national churches, the Evangelical Theology Institute of Senegal (ITES) has been a cooperative effort ever since. ITES is a Bible-based church leadership training school whose mission is to train indigenous leadership for the national church in Senegal and beyond. This special project is intended to cover the financial gap so that the school can not only continue to train leaders for the Senegalese church, but also expand. PROBLEM The school charges less than $8 per credit hour, however, the tuition charged is not enough to meet operating expenses.…
December 9, 2019

6403-948-National Bible Translator

The national Wolof Bible translator, Mr. Diop, has committed his life to translating the Bible for his people. He has two masters degrees, one in mathematics and the other in English literature. He has also been trained in linguistics, translation principles and has studied Hebrew. Funds from this project will provide a monthly remuneration for Mr. Diop. PROBLEM Translating the Old Testament into Wolof is essential in reaching this unreached people group of 4 million and opens the door to another 3 million Senegalese who speak Wolof as a second language. CAPACITY Monthly remuneration will come to $1,500.
December 9, 2019