Thank you for your faithful support last year. I pray you’ll be encouraged as you read this Impact Report.
As you know, there are many challenges in Africa – social problems, violence, advancing Islam, and more. But God in you is using you to bring His truth to broken lives, and to bring unity and strength to churches so they can transform their nations for Christ.
The Aid & Development Projects you have supported have impacted many lives, as you’ll read in Belinda’s story. And the missions you invested in have led many people to Jesus, like Tefera and Ali.
Let’s thank the Lord for all He’s done, and pray He’ll continue to use us to transform more lives in Africa in the coming year – as well as entire cities.
TOGO Your Time has come!
After years of prayer for the nation of Togo, God has finally given African Enterprise an open door for citywide missions in Lome! We’re so thankful for our friends and partners in the nation who have a burden to see Lome reached for Christ!
In early May, AE Ghana Team Leader, Ben Sachie, accompanied by Emmanuel Kwizera and Lynn Nwagbara visited Togo and connected with local Christian leaders and pastors to plot a way forward for AE missions.
I have found that AE’s method of stratified evangelism: engaging entrepreneurs in evangelism is the best strategy if we are to reach the whole nation for Jesus!”.
Rev. Happy Aziadekey, the chairman of Federation des Evangéliques au Togo told us, “You have come here at the right time! I have done my doctoral research on mission and evangelism in Togo and I have found that AE’s method of stratified evangelism: engaging entrepreneurs in evangelism is the best strategy if we are to reach the whole nation for Jesus!”.
Campus for Christ Togo have also partnered with AE for this process and will help create links with local churches so that a national strategy for evangelization can be established. The AE team also met with the heads of different churches in Togo who are already on fire for proclamation evangelism. They want to see all the spheres of influence in the city of Lomé saturated by the Gospel! Praise God!
“We can’t wait to see the launch of this three years mission process. We are ready to team up with you and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all Togolese people.”, said Rev Mitré Djakouti, the President of the Assemblies of God in Togo and Chairman of the largest national church network called the Christian Council (Conseil Chretien).
God opened the doors for many strategic meetings for the AE team including: the President of the Church of Pentecost in Togo, the Rev Antoine Kossi Adedje, the President of the Baptist Convention in Togo, the Rev. Agbatan Remy Agossou, the President of the Institute of Advanced Studies of International and Strategic Relations the Dr. Senyéebia Yawo Kakpo. They also connected with the Alumni of Haggai Institute in Togo. “All these meetings have confirmed in our hearts that this is a “Kairos” time for Togo.”, said Lynn Nwagbara of AE Europe.
“All these meetings have confirmed in our hearts that this is a “Kairos” time for Togo.”
The team also connected with local Pastor, Rev. Mesmin Kokou Tchaou, who had studied at the Institut Biblique Belge some years ago and had a mutual friend through Lynn. They had an excellent time with him and his colleague as we shared stories from Belgium and how different methods of evangelism might be implemented in Togo.
Please Pray for Togo
- Pray for our brother Edouard Ametou, the National Director for Campus Pour Christ and his team in Togo, for his involvement and their strategic role to mobilize the church in Togo for evangelism and discipleship.
- Pray for the Togo consultation meeting on national evangelization which will be held before the end of this Year
- Pray for the AEI Mission team and AE Ghana in this process of engaging the church and ministries in Togo for the Citywide Mission in the next four years 2018-2021
- Pray for other local evangelistic efforts in Togo to transform the whole nation with the power of the Gospel
- Pray for peace and stability in Togo.
- Pray for that God would provide the funds needed to hold the mission.
We’re excited to announce that African Enterprise are planning to carry out mission work in the West African nation of Burkina Faso.
AE’s International Mission Director, Emmanuel Kwizera, told AE Australia that the organisation are looking to run missions in the nation’s capital of Ouagadougou after mission work has started in neighboring Togo.
Depending on finances following the Togo missions, AE are looking to hold a Leadership Mission Ouagadougou in 2019 and a City Wide Mission in 2020.
Emmanuel is encouraging AE supporters to be praying for the churches in Ouagadougou and Burkina Faso, and hopes that AE will be able to mobilise and partner with the local churches on these missions.
Burkina Faso is another strategic mission-point for AE as we look to expand and evangelise to more people groups in the North of Africa, which has a strong Islamic presence.
The country has a population of 20.1 million people in which 2.7 million people live in the capital. 61.5% of people are Muslim, while only 6.5% of people associate with Protestant forms of Christianity.
Burkina Faso is also a rapidly growing country and has been expanding by 3% each year. It has a high mortality rate though resulting in 65% of the population being below the age of 25.
Despite having significant food shortages and a high poverty rate, the country has been a prominent destination for refugees. According to 2017 estimates the country hosts 33,500 refugees from Mali. The country also attracts migrants from Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana where AE has previously conducted mission work under the leadership of Ben Sachie.
Burkina Faso faces threats from drought with a large portion of the country relying on subsistence farming. On top of that the country has an unemployment rate of 77% which can have ongoing social impacts.
Please keep Burkina Faso in your prayers and pray that our teams will have the strategic wisdom to be able to reach this country for Christ.
Read more about our missions coming to Togo.
We are so thankful for your support of AE, which in 2017 saw over 1 million people hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ proclaimed in their cities, towns and villages. Praise God.
At AE we are rejoicing over the 83,000 souls that were won for Christ last year. Truly, we echo the word of Jesus says in Luke 15:10 “There is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Your prayers and financial support of AE Missions and Aid & Development projects have been, and will continue to be vital to our ministry.
In the map below you can see the locations where AE carried out missions in 2017.
Missions map 2017
To read and rejoice in the 83,000 people that now call Jesus their Lord and Saviour, click the link below for the printable, PDF 2017 Mission Impact Report.
Please continue to pray that these new Christians would be well cared for and welcomed into local churches, and that their faith would grow to maturity.
2017 Mission Impact Report
Across Africa, AE is committed to running Missions that see whole cities reached with the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
In 2017 our 10 International Teams were led by the Holy Spirit to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to over 1 million people, and we commit 2018 to the Lord, eagerly anticipating that he will help us reach 1 million more this year.
There are 12 missions planned for 2018, which are listed below. If you have a heart for specific nation on this list, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can send you updates as mission preparations commence, or head to our homepage and click on the relevant ‘Meet the Team’ tile.
Thank you for praying and supporting AE this year.
See how a mission is planned:
||Theme or Name of the mission ( This may be updated later)
(2019 – 2021 preparations)
||Joshua and Caleb trips, preparing
|March & July
||Nyarugenge Mission for Jesus
||10 – 17 June
||28 June – 8 July
||22 – 29 July
|HARARE UNIVERSITY MISSION
||“Building the nation with Jesus”
||Gospel Movement Day
|23 – 24 August
|Kampala City Mission
||21 – 30 September
– CAPE TOWN UNIVERSITY
Whatsup Cape Town
|3 – 6 May
17 – 23 September
26 – 30 September
||Lilongwe City South for Jesus
||14 – 20 October
||“Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Col. 1:27)
||10 – 20 October
||Christ-Centred Churches Transforming Communities and culture
||18 – 31 October
||“Let us walk in the light of the Lord.” (Is. 2:5)
||26 – 30 December
AE Missions Overview
For over 56 years, AE has been committed to a vision:
To evangelise the cities of Africa through word and deed in partnership with the Church.
AE Founder, Michael Cassidy began this vision, and by God’s grace we have seen AE go from strength to strength, expanding into 10 field office locations and transforming millions of lives. In Australia in 2018 we are celebrating 40 years of AE Ministry!
Thank you for your support.
We’ve produced a video to celebrate our history, and to inspire you to look towards the future. It’s for you to share with your church, bible study group friends, and anyone you know with a passion for Africa.
There are projects to encourage and motivate everyone! If you’d like a copy on USB to show at your event, please contact the office at email@example.com or call (02) 9899 1799.
AE CEO & International Team Leader Stephen Mbogo, who presents the vision video, is coming out to Australia to speak this year, from April 29 – May 14. Register your interest here.
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