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$80/month helps equip and train a disciple-maker.

• Each disciple-maker leads 4-5 people to Christ every year, walking with them as they mature as a Christian.

• Each disciple-maker plants a new church every 4 to 5 years, establishing a strong Christian presence in the community.

Thank you for being a part of reaching the least reached with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

God will do what He said He would do

The Christmas message is the ultimate fulfillment of an age-old promise: “For unto us a son is given and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)

Mary accepted her calling from God. It took immense trust in her God to believe that she would become pregnant without ever being with a man. It took immense trust for her to tell Joseph, her parents and her friends. It took immense trust to believe.

Her faithfulness changed everything.

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Equipping People to Reach Their Nation

What is the likelihood that a baby boy born in an African desert with hydrocephalus would go on to plant more than 100 churches?

As likely as a virgin teenager would become the mother of God’s Son.

Ekeno had 56 brothers and sisters. His father had multiple wives, a sign of strength in his nomadic African tribe.

But he was born with excess fluid on his brain, making his head larger than other infants. It didn’t look like he would survive, yet his grandmother did not give up. She cared for him, nursing him as best she could under the circumstances.

One day she saw the missionary plane land. She knew there would be a medical doctor on the plane. So she wrapped Ekeno and walked to the airstrip. She stubbornly insisted the doctor take the child. The doctor refused.

Did that stop her?

Not at all. She lay the precious child in the sand, on the airstrip, turned and walked away. The doctor could not leave the child to die. So, she took him with her to her home in California. She made sure he had the necessary surgery and raised him as her own son.

She didn’t know it, but this small child had the call of Jesus to do great things.

Even as a small boy, Ekeno heard the voice of God who told him: “Go, speak, and heal the nations.”

After high school graduation Ekeno went back to the desert. He bought a herd of goats and travelled with his ancestral tribe caring for his goats and sharing the message of Jesus.

He planted the vision and Ekeno is faithful.

He has met with intense persecution. One day, while preaching, he was shot. The bullet rang true, right into his heart. He felt the tremendous thud of the bullet pushing into his body.

But God protected him.

He lifted his hand to cover his heart, at the same place the bullet hit. And the bullet came away in his hand. He has the scar but God protected his life. He has more for him to do.

As he looks over the sandy distance, we ask him why he keeps going. Why doesn’t he stop and look for a safe place to live?

He doesn’t hesitate but tells us, “ There is another village beyond here where the people have no idea who Jesus is.”

And do, in faith, he goes to the next village to share the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Today Ekeno has planted more than 100 churches among the tribes of his ancestors.