Africa Study Bible – Book Recommendation

Africa, Books, Equipping, News
This is a remarkable Study Bible, a ‘must’ for every African or anyone who loves Africa. Goal The goal of the African Leaders who produced this study Bible was to ‘help us grow strong in Jesus Christ and to give us insight about God’s word to the continent and to the world as God’s word through African eyes’. Why ‘African’? As a study Bible this one is full of illustrations and teachings to apply the scripture culturally to everyday life in Africa. It includes excellent articles and ‘learn notes’ interwoven with the biblical text to help the reader apply what he or she has been reading to their own cultural situation. There are 130 of these. Articles include topics such as ‘Caring for God’s Creation’ (following Genesis), ‘African Traditional Beliefs…
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Fulfilling the call to Cross-Cultural Mission

Africa, Bethany Children's Trust, Cross-culture, Equipping, Mission
Recently I had a conversation with Susie Howe, wife of one of the elders of a Newfrontiers church in London. In the first part of our conversation, posted last time, Susie shared how the Bethany Project had started and about how she helped to equip churches to support and empower marginalised children in Africa. In this second part of our conversation I asked Susie how she would advise anyone who feels a call to work in cross-cultural mission. In this video she gives some very helpful and practical advice about testing your call and preparing to go, and about relating appropriately and helpfully with those you are seeking to serve.
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Win win – Businesses to improve health and empower entrepreneurs

Africa, Business, Entrepreneur, Equipping, Jibu, News, Poor, Water
Milk for transformation I get excited when I hear of projects that bring a ‘win’ at every level. I have previously reported on the Milk for Transformation enterprise in Burundi. This business provides rural families with milk-producing cattle which both provides income from the surplus which can be sold and also removes the need for children to miss school to tend the less productive local cows as they wander the hills. It also employs young men to transport the milk to the city, others to pasteurise the milk, and yet others to sell the milk at the lowest possible price. Finally good nutritious milk reaches children in the slums: Win… Win … Win … Win … Jibu Water Project I have another friend, Randy Welsch, who, with his son Galen,…
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Container arrives at School in Guinea

Africa, Education, Guinea, News, Poor
Jubilee International School On several occasions I have reported on the church and school in Guinea, West Africa. When I last visited to review the progress with the school it was clear that they significantly lacked resources of curricular, laboratory equipment, furniture etc.  So, in recent months I have, with others, been collecting a container-load of school equipment to send to the school. Many people and schools made generous donations in money and finance which has been such a blessing. Thank you! I am delighted to say the container arrived at the school last week and I thought you would like to see some of the joy it has produced. Nicolas Thebault reports that ‘everybody was dancing Monday night in the street when it was opened for the 1st time…
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Pathways from Poverty

Africa, Kenya, News, Poor, Poverty Reduction, Relational Mission
Relational Mission Relational Mission is the sphere of churches within the Newfrontiers family led by Mike Betts. It carries Prayer, Mission and God's heart for the poor in its DNA. In this short interview Julia Miller shares on some of these aspects of Mike's sphere of ministry. Prayer Through an exciting initiative, Enough, churches across this international sphere join together through the worldwide web to pray, thus mobilising thousands of people in effectual prayer. It is a very interesting model that others might wish to copy. Mission Everyone a witness is an attempt to help churches engage evangelistically in their local communities in Word, Works and Wonders. God's heart for the Poor Pathways from Poverty is an expression of God's heart for the poor which seeks to help local churches engage with those…
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Next stop….. Guinea. But can you help?

Africa, Guinea, Poor
Jubilee International School JIS in Conakry, Guinea (West Africa) has well over 300 students ranging in age 3-26, the older ones being anxious to catch up with schooling lost when schools have been closed through war, ebola and civil unrest. To view a short video click on the picture. Your help is needed In recent months we have collected resources for the school and church. A container of equipment for the church and school, from furniture to curricular, toys to microscopes, bicycles to wedding dresses, has been filling. We are now nearly there. But musical instruments, PA and other equipment are still needed. Specifically: Acoustic Guitars Bass guitars Electrical guitars Nine- or seven-piece drum set PA system – Amplifier, Microphones etc Projector screen Projectors light (light for filming) Are you able…
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