BOAM in West Africa!
A failed coup attempt in 2002 left the country divided and very unstable. It is a place of lawlessness and chaos outside of the established cities that provide some type of protection for the citizens. Nonetheless, we were invited to go there in 2008 and conduct training with a team of Ivorians led by Koffi Kouakou. Koffi resides in the city of Tiebissou just north of Yamoussoukro, which is the capitol. The outcome was God establishing a six-man team in Tiebissou. They are currently evangelizing the countryside reaching into the idol infested interior of their country. Churches have been planted, and there has been some persecution. One of our churches was attacked by fanatics. The church was burned down, and some of the people were beaten. However, out of that the people have become even stronger in Christ and they have rebuilt their church. This has made them even more determined to reach their people with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. As in all of our countries, we are only “scratching the surface” in Ivory Coast. We want to see the ministry expanded in the coming days.
If you feel that the Lord is calling you to open-air evangelism please do two things. First, remain in fervent prayer concerning your calling. Secondly, if led by the Spirit of God, contact us and we will show you how to proceed in terms of applying to the Mission Board.