Decade after decade, billions of dollars are sunk into the dark continent of Africa, but Africans continue to suffer from the same problems of famine and hunger, illiteracy, tribal warfare, disease, and low mortality. Corrupt and oppressive governments keep the population in poverty, doing little to develop basic infrastructures like roads, irrigation systems, clean water sources, and sewage systems—or provide social services like schools and hospitals.

Muslim “missionaries” have taken advantage of this situation. Fueled by oil-rich Middle Eastern countries, they build schools, open hospitals, and drill wells—but to access these resources, one must convert to Islam. Many Africans merely add elements of Islam to their animistic practices; others fall prey to recruitment by Islamic terrorists whose training grounds are located throughout the continent. Terrorist groups include Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al-Shabaab in Kenya.

Though Christian missionaries lack the resources of Muslim missionaries, they have something much more powerful: the gospel of Jesus Christ. In describing how the gospel has changed their communities, ministry leaders have reported reduced gang activity, improved work ethics, and freedom from oppressive tribal superstitions and practices.

How You Can Make a Difference

Indigenous missionaries in Africa boldly and courageously address Islam and demonic strongholds, and persevere in the face of frequent natural disasters, famine, drought, and extreme poverty. Your prayers and financial support greatly encourage them, remind them that they are not alone, and strengthen their work so they can reach even more souls for Christ.

Ways To Give

Evangelism & Discipleship

An indigenous ministry in the West African nation of Sierra Leone, where more than 60 percent of the population practices a toxic blend of witchcraft and Islam, is reaching lost villagers for Christ through its five-fold strategy of prayer, sending missionaries to the field, showing gospel films, holding crusades, and discipleship. Through this method, they planted churches in 34 villages in 2016. “Over 70 percent of the churches planted have been through the support received from Christian Aid Mission,” the leader said. GIVE NOW to help evangelistic and discipleship ministries like this one in Africa.
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Community Engagement

After traveling to Egypt’s northern villages and shantytowns, an Egyptian Christian leader started a ministry to encourage people to lift themselves out of poverty. His immediate objective was to help the needy support themselves by offering loans so they could establish their own small businesses. Over half of Egypt’s women are considered illiterate, but through the ministry’s educational and evangelistic programs, many are on their way to profitable careers and a new life in Jesus Christ. Over 1,000 women have taken cosmetology and sewing classes through the ministry, which also offers occupational training programs for men, including barbering, ceramic tiling, house construction, painting, electronics, carpentry, and plumbing. Mobile computerized training units are taken into economically-depressed communities. Once students complete their training, the ministry helps them find employment. GIVE NOW to help community engagement ministries like this one in Africa.
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In the prisons of Mali, death from “natural causes” is not uncommon—most often a result of unsanitary conditions, poor nutrition, overcrowding and lack of clean water and medical care. Any soap and hygiene items come from prisoners’ family members. An indigenous ministry is sharing the love of Christ with prisoners by bringing them toiletries, disinfectants, and mosquito nets. Muslims who would never be receptive to the gospel message under normal circumstances listen to it in the prisons. The ministry is providing Bibles to both inmates and prison guards who express a desire to know more about Christ. GIVE NOW to help compassion ministries like this one in Africa.

Exclusive Stories from the Mission Field

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Help the people of Morocco

On Friday, September 8, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook the ancient mountain town of Marrakech and five other provinces in Morocco, flattening homes and triggering landslides that buried residents alive. The death toll has now exceeded 2,900 as rescue crews work to dig through the rubble. More than 5,500 people were injured in the strongest earthquake to hit the region in over 120 years. Indigenous ministries are standing by to receive and distribute critical aid—like food, water, medicine, and tents—to the many citizens who are now displaced and homeless. Your urgent support is desperately needed! This is a huge opportunity for Christians to share the love and hope of Christ in this closed, Islamic country. You can help reach the people of Morocco with your gift today!

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Miracles Bring Problems for Worker in Northern Africa

The family of a man in northern Africa dying of a liver disease had already planned his funeral when a native Christian worker went to pray for him. “Our worker went by faith and laid hands on him and prayed fervently by faith, asking God to be honored and glorified in his life,” the leader of the native ministry said. The patient’s vital signs began to improve, but soon the village elders sought to ban the worker from the area.

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Help Bring Tribal People to Christ in Togo

Several ethnic Ewe women serving Hevioso, a West African god of rainstorms, recently heard native Christian workers share the gospel and put their faith in Christ. Among the Ewe overall, workers saw 62 people accept Christ in 2022. A ministry seminar among the Mossi tribe resulted in 40 people accepting Christ and the planting of two churches last year, with discipleship continuing.

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Help Provide Aid to the Needy in Zimbabwe

In a country ravaged by drought and inflation, hunger is widespread. Three children in an area where a native ministry works recently collapsed at school from malnutrition, and workers added them to their feeding program. “We thank the Lord for bringing these children to us; it is a blessing to help the community,” the ministry leader said.

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Help Workers Share the Gospel in Malawi

A native Christian worker who has brought many people to the Lord said the gospel tracts he leaves in various villages are still effective. After a two-hour trip to preach at a church earlier this year, he led eight people to give their hearts to Christ and encouraged congregation members to share the gospel with others.

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Help Form New Disciples in North Africa

Christians and Muslims are forming relationships that create good will and break down barriers to the gospel through a local ministry’s sports outreach. Competitions are held in several areas, including one where provincial officials attended events and praised workers for creating a spirit of cooperation as they brought together people of different faiths and economic levels for sustainable development.

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