It’s been a while since we’ve shared about The Fula Project. The Ebola crisis in West Africa last year put a damper on travel to visit and train the church planters. Now, however, Jean-Claude Noah, our Coordinator of Field Operations, has a trip planned for March.
Jean-Claude will attend a conference in Senegal hosted by long-time friends working among the unreached in North Africa. After the conference he will make his way to Gambia to visit, deliver resources, and minister to the church planters.
The courageous church planters, with whom we partner, are living among the Fula in rural villages in Gambia. They offer services such as farming, digging wells, English classes, literacy training, and medical clinics as a door to minister to the Fula.
Sainey, who has planted one church, wrote in January: For the past year as prayer partners you have really encouraged us in our work. Thank you for changing so many lives in our community. All the work we do effectively is because you are behind us. God bless you.
Sam, who has planted three churches, reported the following in December: Good news! God enabled us to have a fruitful outreach on Dec 20-24. An evangelistic film was shown, the Good News was proclaimed from house to house and our listeners attended our group Bible study. To God be the Glory!
Joseph, who has planted five churches, reported: December– Two souls won for Christ at S. village to add to the saints. January–Thank God for the support. At least some are coming out of their shells and knowing the difference.
Paul, who has planted five churches, reported 45 salvations in November and shared this: God did wonders in our crusades in S. and J. villages. Many received their healing, and many also testified of the goodness of God. Muslims gave their lives to Christ.
Part of our role in assisting these dedicated church planters is to assist with resources. Previously, we assisted with the translation and printing of The Believer’s Authority by Kenneth E. Hagin into Fula. Recently we commissioned an audio book of the The Believer’s Authority, which is so relevant among less-literate Fula.
Click here to hear a portion of the audio book!
Jean-Claude will travel with the audio Believer’s Authority on SD cards when he travels in March. The church planters can use the SD cards with the solar-powered audio equipment we provided last year.
All of this requires team work! Your part, our part, the church planters’ part…and, most importantly, our Father’s part!
“It’s not the one who plants or the one who waters who is at the center of this process, but God, who makes things grow. Planting and watering are menial servant jobs at minimum wages. What makes them worth doing is the God we are serving.” (1 Cor. 3:7,8 Message)
Thank you for joining us in this historic project! One day in heaven as we stand together before the Throne, we will be thankful we made an effort to reach the Fula. Jesus is coming soon!