Calling

Our Calling

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.

Vision

Vision

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.

Objectives

Objectives

Our ministry objectives are tied to our four purposes in ministry:

Showing Compassion

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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.

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Building Redemptive Relationships

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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.

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We also meet other people and build relationships with them through interactions in our neighborhood and throughout the town.

Discipling Believers

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.

Training Leaders

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.

Team

We serve in Guinea as members of a Christian missionary sending agency called WorldVenture.  WorldVenture is a network of passionate people connected in the common cause of seeing the Great Commission of Jesus Christ fulfilled.

WorldVenture missionaries serve in 63 countries working in the arts, media, business, education, family and medicine, church outreach, science and agriculture, and government. WorldVenture exists to see people of all nations transformed by Jesus Christ in partnership with his church.  WorldVenture strives to be a global catalyst for Gospel movements.

Guinea

Guinea, West Africa

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

To learn more about Guinea, visit:

Wikipedia

The Joshua Project

Beliefs

Doctrinal Beliefs

  • We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, that it was written by men divinely and uniquely inspired, that it is absolutely trustworthy and has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
  • We believe in God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power. We rejoice that he concerns himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that he hears and answers prayer, and that he saves from sin and death all who come to him through Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, sinless in his life, making atonement for the sin of the world by his death on the cross. We believe in his bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, his high priestly intercession for his people, and his personal, visible return to the world according to his promise.
  • We believe that all men by nature and by choice are sinners, but that “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). We believe, therefore, that those who accept Christ as their Lord and Savior will rejoice forever in God’s presence and those who refuse to accept Christ as Lord and Savior will be forever separated from God.
  • We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from God to convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and comfort those who believe in Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the Church – a living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and of which all regenerated people are members. We believe that a visible church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, buried with him in baptism and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that to these visible churches were committed for observance “till he comes” the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and that God has laid upon these churches the task of persuading a lost world to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and to enthrone him as Lord and Master. We believe that human betterment and social improvement are essential products of the gospel.
  • We believe that every human being is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith.
  • We believe that each church is independent and autonomous, and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that, therefore, Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from the dictation or patronage of the other.
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