A WMP ministry partner in Africa is focused on reaching unengaged, unreached people groups in at least 13 countries. They trek into villages still steeped in animism, ancestor worship, fetishes, and witchcraft, and share the gospel, first to a few and then to more as curiosity and spiritual hunger draw people to the message. Those who accept the message and receive Jesus as Savior are discipled and encouraged to reach others. Here is a critical need for the Word of God—to build a firm foundation in each new believer so that they can in turn give a clear, strong message.
In one area there are church plants to the 7th generation. A church planted by the original team planted another which planted another—to the 7th church plant. The vision of this ministry is that through the principles of multiplication, they will see 100,000 new churches established in the coming five years!
Much of the area being reached by this group and other WMP partners in Africa is French-speaking. To help meet the overwhelming cry for Scriptures to disciple and train new believers and encourage pastors, World Missionary Press provides limited quantities of New Testaments in French. Requests are overwhelming. Thousands each for Guinea, Cameroon, Togo, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina-Faso, Congo Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Benin, and Rwanda. Touching messages, like this one from Cameroon, come to us in some form from each country: “There is also a very high demand for New Testaments in our country, and we are a little bit worried that the number of New Testaments we received [from WMP] will fail to overcome the perceived need.”