Real People With Real Stories
“Grace” is 30 years old. Every week she walks on rough roads through mountainous terrain for 25 miles in order to reach the community for Jesus. She is persecuted for her faith, but she persists in her ministry because her calling to the unreached is great.
“Ian” worked among an unreached people group. He was one of the very few Christ followers that had made contact with these people. “Jerry” was building into Ian, developing him as a leader in order to grow the church there. Last month, Jerry’s phone alerted him that Ian was calling, except when he answered it wasn’t Ian. The person on the other end had to deliver the bad news that Ian had been killed in a car accident. Jerry lost not just a friend that day, but one of his strategic leaders in his network. With Ian now gone, who is going to carry on this work?
These are real people with real stories. These are the people Freedom to Lead International has interacted with on the ground in Kenya this month. They are doing amazing work, but they are under-resourced.
A Message For You
FTL in East Africa
Reaching the Unreached
This month we have been meeting a network that spans nine countries in East Africa. They have requested Freedom to Lead International to provide our leadership development program (The Garden Project) for thousands of leaders throughout this large ministry that focuses on unreached people. After 40 of these leaders experienced our first module entitled “Leadership For a Healthy Church,” they consistently described the teaching of Christ-centered leadership through stories, images, and music as “amazing.” These under-resourced brothers and sisters expressed that they have been waiting many years for this teaching. They are excited to develop many more of their fellow ministry leaders in the months ahead. They anticipate learning and growing in their leadership so that healthier churches will be planted and the gospel will advance more effectively in their nations.
So, when you think of Freedom to Lead International working in East Africa, think of people like Grace and Jerry. Pray that God will grow these leaders to reach the unreached.