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Hundreds of volunteers needed for major initiative in Africa

By October 11, 2004

Africa (MNN) — A major training initiative is being planned that could have a major impact on evangelism, discipleship and church planting in East Africa. Global Missions Fellowship is calling it, Africa Quest which will focus on leadership training, evangelism training and help with church planting in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Sudan.

Global Missions Fellowship’s Mike Jorganson says Africa Quest will get started next year and they need support. “We’ll have about 30 teams that go to these six East African countries next year. We’re also looking for pastors and other missions leaders who would like to help with leadership training there. We’re praying that God would raise up churches that would like to partner with churches in Africa for the next three to five years.”

Jorganson says Christians shouldn’t be concerned about the communication barrier. “Several of the country’s we’re working in English is the first language. So, language is not as much of a problem as in other places of the world.” Global Mission Fellowship needs between 700 and 1,000 volunteers between April and November, 2005.

Openness to the Gospel is incredible those participating in a leadership conference witnessed last week in Ethiopia. Jorganson says evangelism was part of the training and as they went what they found was remarkable. “They were out for about 30 minutes and even though it was a very resistant area. There was a lot of opposition from Muslims and they saw 55 people pray to receive Jesus Christ as savior.”

If you’d like to help with Africa Quest, go to http://www.AfricaQuest.org for more information.

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