In 2017, African Leadership had over 5,500 active students across the continent, including 1,420 graduates of our core two-year theological education program. Nearly 200 local leaders took our community development course, and nearly 300 leaders were trained in trauma-healing.
But what does that actually look like in the field?
It looks like Bahizi in Congo who used his education to start outreaches for traumatized children in his church and community.
It looks like Henry in South Africa who now goes into the townships to work with and mentor alcoholics.
It looks like Budete in Rwanda who coordinates cooperatives with women living with HIV/AIDS, helping them grow their financial security and independence.
It looks like Mtendere in Malawi who has since trained and mentored over 15 more pastors, taught courses in church planting, and mobilized youth leaders in local churches.
It looks like Hana in Ethiopia who became the women’s ministry coordinator in her local church and is opening an African Leadership center to train 15 more potential local leaders.
It looks like 224 kids in Congo that were able to spend time reconciling the trauma they’ve experienced with a God who cares for them more than they can understand.
It looks like new local boards of directors in Rwanda and Congo that will steer direction and ownership from the U.S. to Africa and grow local support.
In 2018, our goal is to add 2,700 new students to our core program, train 610 more local leaders in trauma-healing, and add 190 more leaders to our community development program. That’s 3,500 more potential Bahizis, Henrys, Budetes, and Mtenderes out making disciples and restoring their communities spiritually, physically, and emotionally.
Now’s the time to get involved – your gift before the end of 2017 will be matched, up to $100,000!