Blogs, stories, and testimonies from the West and Central Africa Region
2015 was a year of transition and a year of expansion in the West & Central African (WACA) Region. The launching of the new Facilitator Training Kit in English and our first WACA-‐wide Coordinators Team Meeting held in Benin are the two most noteworthy events to report.
Having the Facilitator Training on video streamlines and improves the quality of training potential facilitators will receive, resulting in the rollout of Live School at an even faster pace than we have been able to do to date. It is a game-‐changer, bringing our bold goal of seeing 1,000 Live Schools on the ground by the end of 2017 clearly back into focus.
At the inaugural WACA Coordinator Team Meeting we were able to clarify our progress and plan our next years activities by country. Willie Crew provided much needed motivation, encouraging each of us to do what we do best, mobilize local churches towards missions, which in itself creates a need for laborers, which Live School develops so well.
While our plans to go to Niger were thwarted due to Islamic radicals who burned the churches to the ground on the day I was to fly in, we were blessed to begin work in Guinea, where the recent Ebola outbreak began. Already 7 of 15 Live Schools have begun there, to the glory of God. We have also begun to re-‐open and expand our work in the other two main Ebola-‐affected countries: Sierra Leone and Liberia.
The picture of the map below is from the recent Facilitator Training in Guinea, showing the locations of the villages being targeted by the church network, many among the unreached. In fact, the two most populous people groups are both unreached. We are very excited to see the impact Live School will make in Guinea for the Kingdom!
The second picture is of a Benin host pastor whose 6 students have planted 3 churches in 3 unreached villages when only ½ through the curriculum phase of the school. We currently have 35 Live Schools operating in Benin. This is a kairos time for the WACA region, and we praise God to have a front row seat to see all He is doing!
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