Sometimes it’s hard to grasp – millions and millions of people live their entire lives without ever hearing the Gospel in a way they can understand. They are separated from God and hopeless unless someone takes the Gospel to them.
God has burdened our hearts for the millions of people of Guinea, West Africa, who have almost no access to the Good News of Jesus Christ. God has called us to seek out worshipers for himself among them.
Guineans need to encounter God’s power and love through church-planting involving evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development.
We desire nothing less than an overwhelming movement of reproducing churches among the people of Guinea that will bring glory to God by saturating the land with the Gospel message and leading many people to salvation in Christ.
By demonstrating compassion, building redemptive relationships, making disciples, and training leaders, we will reach the Fulbe people for Christ, establish local Fulbe churches, and empower the Fulbe believers to reach their own people with the Gospel.
Our ministry objectives are tied to our four purposes in ministry:
We seek to demonstrate Christ’s love in tangible ways that meet people at their point of need by meeting physical needs as God leads needy people to us.
We find opportunities to fulfill this ministry purpose by helping sick and hurting people who God brings into our lives. For example, Billie is often able to treat people with basic first aid for burns, cuts, or scrapes. Her medical care allows us to build a positive reputation with families in our community and opens doors into their courtyards for the Gospel.
We also occasionally find opportunities to partner with other missionaries on larger outreaches such as eyeglass clinics.
Building Redemptive Relationships
We seek to intentionally build relationships with unbelievers in order to share the Gospel with them.
One of the primary ways we have chosen to meet this objective is opening an English Language School. David has set a goal to build meaningful relationships with his students as he teaches them English. He then shares the Gospel with those students in that relational context.
We also meet other people and build relationships with them through interactions in our neighborhood and throughout the town.
We seek to help believers become fully devoted followers of Christ equipped to serve him in their personal context.
In order to reach this ministry goal, David has worked over the past four years to plant a local church in our town. This fellowship has been regularly meeting for Bible study and worship since 2011.
In addition, David helps coordinate annual spiritual retreats for the believers from our town and and neighboring villages. At these retreats believers gather for prayer, worship, and Bible study.
We also aid in the creation and distribution of evangelistic and discipleship literature. By completing and publishing an annual Scripture Calendar, Billie creates a valuable resource for evangelism and discipleship.
We seek to equip local believers to serve as spiritual leaders in their homes, communities, and churches so that they can reach their own people for Christ.
Our goal to train leaders primarily plays out in the local church context. David works with some of the more mature believers to encourage them in their spiritual walk and leadership in the group. David shares teaching and preaching responsibilities with these other men. David would like to encourage these men begin Bible studies in their own neighborhoods.
We also host leadership training seminars at our English language school where Christian leaders from our town and neighboring villages can receive discipleship training.
We serve in Guinea as members of a Christian missionary sending agency called East-West. The vision of East-West is to glorify God by multiplying followers of Jesus in the spiritually darkest areas of the world. East-West exists to mobilize the Body of Christ to evangelize the lost and equip local believers to multiply disciples and healthy churches among unreached peoples and/or in restricted access communities.
This West African nation has waited far too long to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. Locked in the death-grip of Islam, nearly 11 million people struggle in harsh living conditions and wander in spiritual darkness awaiting the only message that can set them free and give them hope.
Guinea is classified by many as one of the least-evangelized nations in sub-Saharan Africa. Until the mid-1980’s, Guinea was ruled by a corrupt Marxist dictator who nearly bankrupted the country, and who outlawed most Christian missions. Finally, in 1984, with the fall of his regime, missionaries were allowed to enter the country once again. To this day, the people of Guinea are nearly 90 percent Muslim and have had very little evangelical Christian witness
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Faith in One God and His Word
We believe the Bible to be the fully inspired, infallible, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God. Rom. 15:4; Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: 1 Thess. 1:3-6; 1 Peter 1:1-3; John 14:7-11; Heb. 1:1-3; Matt. 28:19; John 1:1-5; 14-17
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ: John 8:58; John 10:30
- His virgin birth: Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:27-35
- His sinless life: 1 Peter 2:22; Matt. 4:1-11
- His miracles: Matt. 4:25-33; John 20:30, 31
- His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood: Heb. 2:17; Rom. 5:8; 1 John 2:2
- His bodily resurrection: Acts 2:22-24; Luke 24:5, 6, 36-43; John 20:27-29
- His ascension to the right hand of the Father: Luke 24: 50-51
- His personal return in power in glory: Rev. 9:11-16
Faith in the Gospel of Grace
We believe that salvation is totally dependent on God and His grace: Eph. 2:8-9; Rom. 6:23; Acts 16:30,31
We believe that the new birth of the believer comes through faith in Christ alone: John 1:12; 3:16, 18; 5:24; Acts 13:39; 16:31; Rom. 1:16–17; 3:22, 26; Gal. 3:22; Eph. 2:8,9; John 14:6
We believe that repentance* is a vital part of saving faith in Jesus Christ and not a separate work. We do not believe that any actions—such as baptism, prayer, a reformed lifestyle, or faithful service—can be added to repentant faith as a condition for eternal salvation: Acts 20:21; Heb. 6:1; 2 Pet. 3:9
*Repentance (Greek “metanoia), as used in New Testament theology, means to change your mind at a heart level (mental, emotional, and spiritual transformation) about God, Jesus, sin, and dead works.
We believe it is the privilege of all who are born again by the Spirit, through faith in Christ, to be assured of their salvation from the very day they take Him to be their Savior as revealed in Scripture: Luke 10:20; 2 Cor. 5:1, 6–8; 2 Tim. 1:12; 1 John 5:13; John 5:24
We believe that all true believers everywhere, once saved, shall be kept saved forever: John 5:24; Eph. 1:3-14; John 10:29
We believe that Christians are free from law and that the Christian life is to be lived by God’s grace through the Holy Spirit’s power: Rom. 6:14; John 1:17; John 14:16-17; 2 Cor. 3:8; Gal. 5:24-25
We believe, however, that God is a holy and righteous Father and cannot overlook the sin of His children. When they persistently sin, He will chasten them and correct them in His infinite love: Prov. 3:11-12; Isaiah 6:1-5; Rom. 3:25-26; Heb. 12:9-11; 1 John 2:1-2; Rev. 3:19
Faith in God’s Plan
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit—who indwells and enables every Christian to live a godly life and minister to others in divine power: John 14:16-17; 1 Cor. 3:16; 1 Cor. 12:4-7; Gal. 5:22-25
We believe in the bodily resurrection and judgment of all men. Believers will be resurrected to enjoy eternal life with God, and unbelievers will be resurrected to suffer eternal judgment and separation from God: Luke 16:19-26; Luke 23:39-43; Phil. 1:23; 2 Thess. 1:6-10; Jude 6-7; Rev. 20:11-15
We believe all who are united to the risen and ascended Son of God are members of Christ’s invisible and universal church: Matt.16:16-18; Acts 2:42-47; Rom. 12:5; 1 Cor. 12:12-27; Eph. 1:19b-23; 2:19-21, 4:3-6; Col. 3:14-15
We believe that the local expressions of the church, as the Body of Christ, are essential in the plan and purpose of God: Acts 14:23; Eph. 2:15b-16; Eph. 4:15-16; Col. 1:6; 1 Tim. 3:14-15; 1 Pet.2:5
We believe the primary responsibility of all who are saved is to work toward the fulfillment of the Great Commission. All worldly and personal ambitions should be lower in priority than the supreme command of making disciples: Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-48; John 17:18, 20:21; Acts 1:8; 2 Cor. 5:18-20
We believe that human betterment and social justice are essential products of the gospel: Isaiah 1:17; Micah 6:8; Gal. 6:10; Heb. 13:3; James 1:27; 1 John 3:17-18