We were never intended to live in poverty, divided against one another, with little hope for peace. In the Kingdom of God, poverty, violence, division, and hopelessness will not exist. We think that the Church is God’s primary transforming agent in the world. The local church is there to make its community more like the Kingdom of God.
Read on to learn how communities are being transformed in Mali.
Medical Clinics - Our partners have established many clinics and a church, which serves the community mentally, physically, and spiritually. They are also helping the community grow their capacity to move out of poverty into their God-given potential. They train pastors and missionaries through an extensive network of local churches and emphasize freedom from bondage through Christ.
Education - With such a large percentage of the population being under 25, our partners have recognized the importance of educational interventions. There are few Christian schools in the area and public schools lack the resources to attract competent teachers. Our partners are working to found an internationally accredited Christian K-12 school. The school will provide quality education to students and create natural opportunities for students, their families, and the larger community to experience the gospel.
People living in North Africa often live by a strict societal code marked by hospitality, reciprocity, and family honor. The idea that God would accept his son even after experiencing much public shame is challenging and attractive to many.
To learn how hope is found in the stories of fathers and sons, check out The Father's Love Booklet.