Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Regional Update from Africa

An excerpt from Regional Update: Africa
By Terry Duncan, Regional Director of Africa
January–March 2012

Kenya: WGM’s largest field with over 30 missionaries
A new eye and dental complex is being planned at Tenwek Hospital. The Africa Gospel Church Baby Center is providing good care and much love to orphaned and abandoned children of Kenya. AGC of Kenya has expanded its outreach with a new church plant in the coastal town of Mombasa, and they are reaching out to several new areas. AGC–Kenya has nearly 50 missionaries serving in cross-cultural ministry.

South Sudan: Africa’s newest nation
On July 9, 2011, the people of South Sudan celebrated as they became the 54th nation of Africa. These people have experienced persecution and fighting for decades, so this new freedom gives great hope. WGM has assisted several churches with training pastors and staffed three medical ministries with volunteers. Tenwek Hospital sent its eye team to do a clinic, and in four days they did over 170 cataract surgeries along with successful evangelism. WGM desires to work closely with local communities to do transformational development. In all of this, we need God’s help and direction.

Uganda: AGC Uganda is born
These are exciting days as AGC Uganda was granted its own registration and installed its first leaders in November 2011. Pray for these young leaders who are overseeing more than 150 congregations. Ministry on a group of islands is providing education, medical services, and spiritual care to isolated communities. More than 150 AIDS orphans are being educated through scholarships. A university in the capital city of Kampala has a discipleship ministry that touches several hundred students. Many other locations are targeted to expand the ministry, but we need more people who will obey God’s call.
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