One of the ministry’s that I, Joyce, am privileged to do is train our Missionary Associates (MAs) in the area of Financial Partnership Development. A Missionary Associate works with a career/veteran missionary on the field for a 1-2 year assignment; most go on to become fully appointed career missionaries. All of our Africa MAs are asked to take this 8 week course to prepare them for itineration and partnership development once they are approved.
We have an intensive one week training time for our new missionaries which takes place three times a year. Last week we had four MA units that have gone through the FPD training online with me who were commissioned; the above picture was taken at the commissioning service. In all, there were 27 missionary associate units who were commissioned to go to their respective regions of the world.
Pray for these MA’s plus all of our new career missionaries who are preparing to go to Africa in answer to God’s call on their lives. If you are interested in joining the Africa team for a short or long term ministry experience that will change your life and help bring the gospel to the lost people of Africa, please contact us to find out how to begin the process by emailing our pipeline coordinator, Rebecca, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
She will answer all your questions and explain the process to you.
The Print on Demand System that Tim and his team installed in Rustenburg, South Africa is up and running.
There are six more of these printing systems scheduled to be installed across the African continent. They will be placed in Kenya, Cameroon, Madagascar, Mozambique and Malawi. All of these have been ordered and will be installed by the end of this year.
We are currently looking for funds to place other PODS around the continent; the cost is roughly $35,000 for each POD system; this covers the cost of the press, shipping, duties and travel for a team to install the POD and train staff to operate it.
If you would like to be a part of helping Africa’s Hope place these printing systems in key locations please contact us at Africa’s Hope and ask to speak to me.
Thanks for all of your prayers and financial support to help us equip over 20,000 African pastors and leaders for ministry in over 350 Bible schools and training centers.
The Africa’s Hope Distribution Center, which resources every region of Africa, is a busy receiving and shipping hub. New and donated books are sorted and re-shipped to equip the 350+ Bible Schools with critically needed training materials and library systems.
Last year, 2018, saw 59 containers, crates and suitcases packed and shipped. There are currently 200+ pallets ready to ship.
Thanks to all of you who make these shipments possible through your donations to this vital ministry.