Working With African Pastors Hungry For Training

Working With African Pastors Hungry For Training

The experience of working with African pastors who are so hungry for training so that they can train their people. It was an arduous endeavor; as two pastors were determine to ride their bikes three long days on the dirt roads and trails from Mozambique to Malawi. Set out on a trek to one of ETI’s pastoral trainings, one of the pastor’s bikes was plagued with a flat tire, but he remained relentless, pushing onward toward Malawi in spite of his situation. They did arrive with many other pastors who came from villages all around, were trained, and became effective witnesses for Jesus. Hunger is not an adequate word to adequately describe the many pastors in Africa. Desperate; devouring; determined would better describe their insatiable desire to learn. Most pastors in Africa have had very little or no seminary training at all. Proverbs 27:7 says, “The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.” Teaching is sweet to these men and they are passionate and hungering for the Word of God! A couple years ago, before we went to train these men in Malawi, Pastor Malvory Peffer flew up from South Africa to Malawi to meet and help set up our upcoming training. When he arrived there; to his surprise, numerous pastors showed up and said, “You must speak to us now!” Pastor Malvory ended up preaching 14 times in 3 days because of the spiritual hunger in these men! Later, when we came back to do the official training, these men ate up 5 days of evangelism and pastoral training. They subsequently went back to their villages and have been faithfully leading people to Christ and their churches are growing. I will never forget, when we began training these pastors, I encouraged them to take out their bibles as they were going to make a road-map in their bibles. After about 15 minutes, I noticed that very few were doing what I asked, but were simply writing on paper. I turned to pastor Malvory and said, “Pastor Malvory, they’re not making in their bibles, they’re not doing what I asked.” Malvory whispered back to me, “My brother, that’s because they don’t have a bible.” My heart broke. Malvory and I brought numerous cases of Bibles to give to these pastors at the conclusion of the training, but our agenda quickly changed as we broke out the bibles to give to these men. I wish you could have been there to see what we saw; I have never seen such jubilation! Many of these men had tears in their eyes; numerous embraced with both arms their new and only bible, and held it tightly against their chests. The joy of possessing in their hands what we often take so much for granted. Once they received their bibles, then we started all over and they gladly followed the instructions. I also remember distinctly going into a full church where only two people in the entire church had a bible. It was heart breaking. Malvory has been in countries where pastors take out pages of one bible to pass around to each other throughout the week so they can have something to preach on. I remember how we went into a major city in Malawi, driving from store to store, just to find bibles. They were almost impossible to find. What we in the western world take so much for granted; the majority of the world hungers for, not just in the physical realm, but especially in the spiritual realm. Hopefully you will look at your Bibles differently and never take for them granted. Please pray for these pastors.

Meeting Malvory Peffer For The First Time

ETI & God’s Love In Africa Unite

A friend once asked me what it was like when I met Brother Malvory for the first time and how God moved the two of us to work together. Proverbs 20:24 says, “Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?” It was in 2007 when I was invited to go to Africa with a church group. Although the LORD has allowed me to go on numerous trips to other countries, this was my first trip to Africa. I had been praying and seeking God’s face concerning whether I should go or not, and actually had some earthly reservations about going, but still felt He wanted me to go. I didn’t want to go on a “glorified vacation”, but wanted to work hard. My plea to the Lord was, I want to be God’s man, in God’s place, at God’s time for such a time as this, to be used to greatly impact His Kingdom! As we arrived in Africa, we were met with a nice combie (big van) to pick us up. We stayed at a very nice bed and breakfast and a hotel while we were there and it was comfortable. We helped teach some pastors at a church; it was wonderful, yet something seemed missing. Little did I know that God had entirely different plans for this trip! Proverbs 16:9 says, “A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.” As the group split up and went different directions, God sovereignly planned that I would go way out into the country where tanother pastoral training conference was taking place. Although it wasn’t much of training, the LORD allowed me to have one hour to share, train, and inspire these pastors to be sold out/passionate witnesses for Jesus. As I went back to my seat, I heard a voice behind me say, “My brother, I must speak with you!” As I turned around, there stood before me a man with a smile as big as he was with a glimmer in his eyes. As we began to speak, I found out that this man had been through the fire! He lived and grew up under the evil apartheid system where 20% of whites ruled the 80% of blacks. This racist political regime seemed to discriminate and permeate almost every facet of this man’s life; yet, going through the fire he did not get burned, but came out as refined gold. “What a man of God” I thought. Pastor Malvory was a man of fervent prayer and had been in the ministry for over 30 years. As David and Jonathan’s heart became knit, so our hearts immediately became knit together; we both knew it! Shortly after we met, Malvory said to me, “My brother, I believe that in this life, God brings some people into our lives for a reason; He brings some people into our lives for a season; and He brings some people into our life for a lifetime…My brother, I honestly believe He has brought us into each other’s lives for a LIFETIME!” This was evident as our hearts resonated with the same passion, the same goals, and the same love for people and the lost. We wanted our lives to make an eternal impact for the Kingdom of God! Malvory then said to me, “My brother, how about if I take you around and let you see the ‘real Africa’ and how most of the people really live?’” I then got permission from the person who was leading the trip. That afternoon, in a few short hours, little did I know, my life would be radically changed forever! Malvory took me to a little two bedroom house where an old lady watched over and took care of 25 AIDS orphan children. My heart just melted and broke as I held and hugged these little children with the sentence of death upon them. We shared the Gospel with them and numerous kids invited Christ to come into their hearts. Malvory then took me to several AIDS hospices where many of these people were in the last stages of this ravaging disease. We shared the Gospel with them and several gave their hearts to Jesus. We went to squatter camps and saw the most deplorable conditions imaginable. I remember going into a lady’s house (if you could call it that) that was built out of trashed wood, metal, or anything that would hold it together. She had a sheet for a door, no glass in the windows, a dirt floor and was laying on a cot eaten-up with AIDS and close to death. After praying for her, we left and I was changed. After musing on all that the LORD had shown me, how could my heart not be changed? I went there to minister, but I was ministered to! It was this turn of events that the LORD used to begin ETI’s great work in Africa! Since then, GOD has set a fire in our hearts that has not gone out; but on the contrary, has intensified into a raging inferno! Since the day that God set up this divine appointment for Malvory and I to meet, He has allowed us to train many pastors, do open air preaching, preach and encourage believers at a myriad of churches, preached in prisons, public and private schools to tens of thousands of kids, with principals, teachers, over-comer groups, AIDS clinics, orphanages, on the streets, etc., etc. We know and are confident that this is just the beginning! We have determined to let the size of our God determine the size of our goals (Ephesians 3:20; Psalm 118:23; 1 Corinthians 1:31). The open doors are incredible and we are asking the Lord to continuously rise up warriors to join our army with their time, talent and resources. The time is short; the needs great! Malvory and I are faithfully praying, trusting, and believing that the LORD of the harvest is going to bring us many laborers to help bring in this vast harvest! Will you join us?

Evangelistic Outreach: Project Namibia 2013

Project Namibia 2013

It has been reported that over 90% of the citizens of Namibia are professing Christians and yet crime within the church is rampant. News reports indicate the pastors as well as other senior church officials have been found mismanaging church funds running into millions of dollars (Namibian dollars, not US). Other pastors have been caught up in crimes such as rape, counterfeiting US money (in the millions of dollars US) and for running scams of one sort or another. All of these crimes have caused a serious degradation both morally and spiritually. In short, Namibia needs Jesus. Only Jesus can convict these ungodly pastors and church leaders of their many sins. Only Jesus can bring Light into the darkness which these fallen Christians have allowed into their country. This is where ETI enters the picture when it comes to introducing people to the Gospel. We can train Namibians to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with anyone and everyone they desire to share it with. Our biblical approach to training foreign nationals in evangelism is a tried and tested method. Our training teaches people how to train others in evangelizing their friends, families, neighbors, or even their co-workers. The drawback is that we must be able to go to Namibia in order to conduct these training seminars. As you could well imagine, it takes money and other resources to put these training sessions on. While some ministries shy away from discussing financial matters regarding their trip, we here at ETI are glad to make a general outline of expected expenses for prospective donors to read. These figures presented below are estimated based on research as well as our experience in conducting similar trips into the areas where the Project Countries are located. Once you have read these figures we would like to us to ask you to pray for God’s guidance about your own participation in our trip the Southern Sudan. Perhaps you or the company you work for may be interested in sponsoring our trip to Southern Sudan. Or perhaps God’s leading you to sponsor a certain portion of our trip such as the Bibles and supplies or even the vehicle rental.

Project Namibia 2013 Financial Needs

Approximate funds needed are in parentheses. (All in USD)

Project Namibia 2013 Financial Needs

Approximate funds needed are in parentheses. (All in USD)

  • Project Namibia: Pastors Food and Lodging. ($3,500)
  • Project Namibia: Bibles, Workbooks, Supplies. ($700)
  • Project Namibia: Airline Transportation. ($3,200)
  • Project Namibia: Hotel Expenditures. ($500)
  • Project Namibia: Land Transportation. ($700)
  • Sponsor complete Namibia trip*. ($8,600)
  • *We will be doing two trainings: one on the west and one on the east side of Namibia.
  • These trips also include other misc. expenses not limited to:
  • Different pastoral training materials.
  • Evangecubes, wordless books, etc.
  • Printed handouts

Relevant Facts About Namibia

Namibia is quite large in land mass but it is rather sparsely populated located on the southwest coast of the African continent. The low population, in the area of the low 2,000,000 mark (about the size of New Mexico), is attributed to Namibia’s harsh geography. There is the coastal Namib Desert, as well as the central semiarid mountains, and the famous Kalahari Desert east of the mountains which make life so difficult. In regards to other capital cities of the other countries in Africa, Namibia’s capital city of Windhoek with a population of less than 250,000 is quite small. The spoken languages of Namibia are English, Afrikaans, German, and indigenous languages of course. The two main religious preferences are Christian and indigenous beliefs. With a higher than normal literacy rate of 84% combined with a GDP per Capita of $6,900 (USD) there is a disappointing statistics that reports the life expectancy is only the age of 49.

Evangelistic Outreach: Project Malawi 2013

Project Malawi 2013

Malawi is one of many tourist spots in Africa that tourists flock to on a regular basis. With terms like the warm heart of Africa, or another well-known description is Africa for beginners. There’s a beautiful lake there, appropriately named Lake Malawi that has been nicknamed the lake of stars. It is reported that Christianity plays a role in the lives of those who live in Malawi, but it is a tainted relationship for many. It is recorded in 2 Corinthians 11:3-4 “But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted– you may well put up with it.” As prominent as Christianity is to them as they also make it a habit of practicing certain African rituals along with “Christianity”. Malawian men profess to be Christians and yet they practice polygamy extensively and in religious activities known as Gule Wamkulu. Gule Wamkulu is a secret cult as well as a ritual dance where men dress up in masked outfits made of straw and wood. The make themselves out to be various African wild animals, dead spirits, and even people representing slave traders of old. The majority of these characters are clearly meant to represent evil beings. Along with this watered-down Christianity you can find Islamic cultists due to the numbers of Muslim citizens living in Malawi. Unlike the usual disputes that occur between Christians and Islamists there are rarely, if ever, any sort of confrontations that occur between them. The reason for this is because Malawians place an emphasis on deity worship and is unconcerned about what the form of the devotion is that they practice. It’s safe to say that you can see where the Gospel is sorely needed in Malawi to combat the encroachment of godless religious practices from condemning people to an eternity in hell. And it needs to be said that where Christianity already exists there needs to be more training that is biblically based. The course materials used by ETI is all Bible-based from the start to the finish and we don’t allow anyone on our mission trips to use anything but our biblical materials in our training sessions. There are a great many challenges to proving these evangelistic training sessions in Malawi, but there are also great rewards. Once you have read these figures we would like to us to ask you to pray for God’s guidance about your own participation in our trip the Southern Sudan. Perhaps you or the company you work for may be interested in sponsoring our trip to Southern Sudan. Or perhaps God’s leading you to sponsor a certain portion of our trip such as the Bibles and supplies or even the vehicle rental.

Project Malawi 2013 Financial Needs

Approximate funds needed are in parentheses. (All in USD)

Project Malawi 2013 Financial Needs

Approximate funds needed are in parentheses. (All in USD)

  • Project Malawi: Pastors Food and Lodging. ($2,500)
  • Project Malawi: Bibles, Workbooks, Supplies. ($500)
  • Project Malawi: Airline Transportation. ($3,300)
  • Project Malawi: Hotel Expenditures. ($500)
  • Project Malawi: Land Transportation. ($700)
  • Sponsor Malawi trip. ($7,000)

Relevant Facts About Malawi

With a population of over 12,000,000 Malawi is about the size of the state of Illinois population-wise so it is a good sized country. Its capital city is Lilongwe with somewhere around 600,000 residents. Language is English along with Chichewa and the major religions are Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Muslim. The life expectancy is quite low at 39 is understandable when you consider the GDP per Capita is but $600 (USD). The literacy rate of Malawi is mid-range at 63%. Also a notorious exported of cannabis known as Malawi Gold, in Chichewa, it is called “chamba”. Chamba, known as one of the most potent psychoactive pure African sativas, is known as the best chamba one can find in the entire world. Chamba is so popular that the tourism and economic profit is such that the drug is considered to be one of the “Big C’s” as a Malawian export. These are: Chambo, known worldwide as Tilapia fish. Chombe which is tea and of course we have Chamba known by the more popular moniker of “Malawi Gold”.

Evangelistic Outreach: Project South Africa/Zimbabwe 2013

Project South Africa 2013

Project Zimbabwe 2013

Home country to our Brother-In-Christ, Malvory Peffer, South Africa is the largest and most developed country on the continent of Africa. Zimbabwe is to the north of South Africa’s so it is South Africa’s neighbor. The Project that ETI will undertake in South Africa will be combined with a ‘side trip’ into Zimbabwe to train believers there. While South Africa is a predominately Christian country there are some rather disturbing trends found regarding the religious practices of South Africans as reported by the 2011 census. Two of the most alarming statistics are those of Christians and others labeled as followers of “African traditional belief(1)”. In 2001 Christianity was represented 35,750,641 South Africans or 79.77% of the adherents. In 2007 this number dropped to 29,684,861 which is 73.52% of the adherents. A little math tells us that Christianity dropped by 6.52% of the adherents. As if that news wasn’t bad enough let’s look at the statistics for African traditional belief for the same period of time. Get this, the African traditional belief adherents jumped from just 125,898 in 2001 to 6,056,487 in 2007! In just 6 years this following has increased from 0.28% in to 15% in 2077, an increase of 14.72! According to WikiPedia “African Traditional Belief” can be best described as: “Many Africans and descendants adhere to their traditions as a philosophical school-of-thought, with traditions of folk religion or syncretism practiced alongside other adherent’s tradition. The essence of this school of thought is based mainly on oral transmission; that which is written in people’s hearts, minds, oral history, customs, temples and religious functions. While generalizations are difficult due to the diversity of cultures they do share some common belief systems. The role of humanity is generally seen as a harmonizing relationship between nature and the super-natural forces. The facts from the preceding didn’t bring up the change is Islam in South Africa as it went from 654,064 in 2001 to 985,460 in 2007. Another alarming fact is that, according to a 2012 poll, the number of South Africans who claimed to be “religious” went from 83% of the South African population in 2005 to 64%. As with America, some South Africans are turning their backs on God in droves. So now you see why God is calling ETI to go into South Africa to teach pastors and their flocks how to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who have turned away from God. Our “side trip” into Zimbabwe is being made because of its close proximity to South Africa to the south. Evangelistic outreach is needed even though the country has an estimated 60 and 70 percent of the population belonging to mainstream Christian denominations. The reason evangelism is needed is due to the increases in in people who believe in indigenous religions along with their Christian beliefs which is nothing more than watered down Christianity. With training from ETI, pastors and laypeople alike can go door-to-door, neighborhood-to-neighborhood, city-to-city to teach family, friends, and strangers about the Lord. But the only way this training can take place if we are able to make the journey to Zimbabwe in the first place. Good people are dying and going to hell because no one has shared the Gospel with them. As you could well imagine, it takes money and other resources to put these training sessions on. While some ministries shy away from discussing financial matters regarding their trip, we here at ETI are glad to make a general outline of expected expenses for prospective donors to read. These figures presented below are estimated based on research as well as our experience in conducting similar trips into the areas where the Project Countries are located. Once you have read these figures we would like to us to ask you to pray for God’s guidance about your own participation in our trip the Southern Sudan. Perhaps you or the company you work for may be interested in sponsoring our trip to Southern Sudan. Or perhaps God’s leading you to sponsor a certain portion of our trip such as the Bibles and supplies or even the vehicle rental.

Project South Africa – Zimbabwe 2013 Financial Needs

Approximate funds needed are in parentheses. (All in USD)

Project South Africa – Zimbabwe 2013 Financial Needs

Approximate funds needed are in parentheses. (All in USD)

  • South Africa/Zimbabwe: Pastors Food and Lodging. ($2,500)
  • South Africa/Zimbabwe: Bibles, Workbooks, Supplies. ($750)
  • South Africa/Zimbabwe: Airline Transportation. ($3,300)
  • South Africa/Zimbabwe: Hotel Expenditures. ($500)
  • South Africa/Zimbabwe: Land Transportation. ($700)
  • Sponsor complete South Africa/Zimbabwe trip. ($7,750)

Relevant Facts About South Africa

South Africa is Africa’s most developed country and also the largest in population with nearly 47,000,000 inhabitants. The country has a rather complex arrangement for its capital in that Pretoria is the administrative branch, Bloemfontein is the judicial branch, and Cape Town I the legislative center of the country. You will find a very diverse system of languages comprised of Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, and Zulu. Religious beliefs in South Africa centers around Christian, local indigenous beliefs, Muslim, and even some Hindu. Although South Africa is the most developed of the African countries the life expectancy is but 53 years but the literacy rate is well over 86%. South Africa enjoys a rather robust economic climate. In the industry sector you will find mines for platinum, gold, and chromium. There are automobile assembly lines as well as metalworking and machinery businesses in the country. South Africa raises and exports wheat, sugarcane, fruits and beef. When it comes to exporting there is gold, diamonds, platinum, various other metals and minerals as well. Last but not least they export machinery and equipment for everything from road construction to machines used to in machine shops.

Relevant Facts About Zimbabwe

Named after a large trading hub in its past, Zimbabwe is a fairly large country with over 13,000,000 inhabitants putting it on par with the state of Pennsylvania population-wise. The capital city of Harare is a large city with nearly 1,500,000 people living in it. Surprisingly enough, the language is made up of English, Shona, and Sindebele. Religion is mostly Syncretic which is actually part Christian, part indigenous beliefs, Christian, and indigenous beliefs. Even with a literacy rate of 91% the life expectancy of Zimbabweans is only 41 years! Most of Zimbabwe’s income is derived from its farming, mining (especially chromite of which Zimbabwe holds 10% of the world’s supply), and manufacturing of course.

Evangelistic Outreach: Project Liberia 2013

Project Liberia 2013

If you’ve ever noticed the flag of Liberia you would see the striking similarity to that of the American flag with the exception being the Liberian flag has but one star in the blue area. The reason for this can be traced back to the early colonialization of the region by blacks from America around 1820. A large percentage of these blacks from America were slaves who had been freed from slavery. Other early residents were people who had been captives on slave ships and had been released from captivity into Liberia instead of being sent back to their home countries. The residents of Liberia eke out a living in several industries such as rubber and palm oil processing, timber, and of course diamonds. Those employed in the agricultural field will be found growing and harvesting rubber, coffee beans, rice (one of the main staples of their diet), cacao, sheep, and timber. Even with exports of cacao, iron, timber, and diamonds 85% of Liberians live under the International Poverty Line. In regards to religion, Liberia is reported to be made up of 40% Christian believers with the remaining comprised of cult followers of one form or another along with atheists. The ethnic groups spread throughout the regions of Liberia actively participate in religious practices of the Poro (men only) and Sande (women only) secret societies. Both of these societies are responsible for initiating their followers into social manhood or womanhood. The leaders of these secret societies are responsible for the political, social, and even sexual conduct of their members. Leaders of the societies will don masks in public to impersonate supernatural beings. These facts alone should tell you of the need for the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be spread across this 40% Christian nation. As with Americans, claiming to be a Christian does not really make you a Christian. Reverend Opoku-Asamoa Kwaku of Inter-African Christian Missions had notified Malvory Peffer that he has over two hundred pastors and laypeople who desire to be trained in evangelism. Beloved, this is an opportunity to increase the Kingdom that ETI was established for. Imagine the impact on the Kingdom as we go to Liberia, train these men and women and they begin to witness and minister to their families, friends, and neighbors. You know, our chart below shows how just ONE person can reach 32 others now imagine that times 200. You’re right, that comes to 6400 people for the Kingdom of God from this one training session we are striving to conduct in 2013. As you could well imagine, it takes money and other resources to put these training sessions on. While some ministries shy away from discussing financial matters regarding their trip, we here at ETI are glad to make a general outline of expected expenses for prospective donors to read. These figures presented below are estimated based on research as well as our experience in conducting similar trips into the areas where the Project Countries are located. Once you have read these figures we would like to us to ask you to pray for God’s guidance about your own participation in our trip the Southern Sudan. Perhaps you or the company you work for may be interested in sponsoring our trip to Southern Sudan. Or perhaps God’s leading you to sponsor a certain portion of our trip such as the Bibles and supplies or even the vehicle rental.

Project Liberia 2013 Financial Needs

Approximate funds needed are in parentheses. (All in USD)

Project Liberia 2013 Financial Needs

Approximate funds needed are in parentheses. (All in USD)

  • Project Liberia: Pastors Food and Lodging. ($2,500)
  • Project Liberia: Bibles, Workbooks, Supplies. ($750)
  • Project Liberia: Airline Transportation. ($3,000)
  • Project Liberia: Hotel Expenditures. ($500)
  • Project Liberia: Land Transportation. ($700)
  • Sponsor complete Liberia trip. ($7,450)
 

Relevant Facts About Liberia:

A little over 3,000,000 people live there, roughly the population of the state of Connecticut. Monrovia is the capital city of Liberia with over a half-million residents living there. Language-wise Liberia is an English speaking country but there are also 20 other ethnic languages. In regards to the Liberian religious make-up there are those who practice indigenous beliefs, Christian believers, and Muslims. Life in Liberia is harsh, life expectancy is only 49 years and only 58% of the nation is considered to be literate.

Evangelistic Outreach: Project Southern Sudan 2013

Project Southern Sudan 2013

The recently formed country of Southern Sudan is a prime candidate for an evangelism explosion. Now that it is free from the predominately Muslim controlled country to the north it would be clear that Satan will be against Southern Sudan. Pastors have contacted ETI to go and train them so they can return to their churches to train their congregations. Evangelism Training International has the necessary experience to go into Southern Sudan to train pastors and lay persons alike how to effectively and simply share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. One needs only to research “The Lost Boys of Sudan” to see the needs of Southern Sudan. This group of some 20,000 young boys orphaned or displaced by the Sudanese Civil War which stretched from 1983 clear up to 2005. Some of these Lost Boys were brought to America where they were educated and some have chosen to stay in America while others have returned to their homelands in hopes of rebuilding it. With the predominant religion being Sunni Muslim you can surely understand the urgency to share the love of Jesus Christ with this rather recently formed country. As with the rest of the world, Islam seeks to dominate Southern Sudan by forcing sharia law onto the backs of the Southern Sudanese people. God’s Love must be taken to the Southern Sudanese or they will forever be engulfed in the darkness known as Islam. ETI is prepared to go to Southern Sudan to be used of God to teach these wonderful Sudanese people about the Love of the Lord Jesus Christ. Without these people knowing Jesus they will be swallowed up by the beast known as Islam and will be forever lost. Will you pray and ask God what part he would have you play in our Project Southern Sudan 2013? As you could well imagine, it takes money and other resources to put these training sessions on. While some ministries shy away from discussing financial matters regarding their trip, we here at ETI are glad to make a general outline of expected expenses for prospective donors to read. These figures presented below are estimated based on research as well as our experience in conducting similar trips into the areas where the Project Countries are located. Once you have read these figures we would like to us to ask you to pray for God’s guidance about your own participation in our trip the Southern Sudan. Perhaps you or the company you work for may be interested in sponsoring our trip to Southern Sudan. Or perhaps God’s leading you to sponsor a certain portion of our trip such as the Bibles and supplies or even the vehicle rental.

Project Sudan 2013 Financial Needs

Approximate funds needed are in parentheses. (All in USD)

Project Sudan 2013 Financial Needs

Approximate funds needed are in parentheses. (All in USD)

  • Pastors food and lodging. ($2,500)
  • Project Sudan: Bibles, workbooks, supplies. ($750)
  • Project Sudan: Airline tickets – (numerous countries). ($3,500)
  • Project Sudan: Hotel expenditures. ($500)
  • Project Sudan: Combie (transportation) rentals and fuel. ($700)
  • Sponsor complete Southern Sudan trip. ($7,950)

Relevant Facts About Southern Sudan:

Independence was attained for the inhabitants of Sothern Sudan on July 9, 2011. Their population of 36,787,012 places the country alongside the state of California population-wise with California having around 2,000,000 more inhabitants. The capital city is Khartoum with around 4,000,000 plus living within the city limits. Languages spoken within their borders are Arabic, Nubian, Ta Bedawie, and a host of many local dialects. While Southern Sudan is rumored to be mostly Christian it is actually mixed Sunni Muslim and indigenous beliefs with Christians coming in as well. Typical of countries on the continent of Africa the life expectancy in Southern Sudan is but 55 years. In Arabic Sudan’s name means “land of the blacks.”   VIDEO OF LOST BOYS GOES HERE    
One of the original Lost Boys of Sudan, Jacob shares his journey from Sudan to Ethiopia to Kenya and finally immigrating to the United States.

Home Base For Our Missions Trips

Missions

Evangelism Training International is committed to the Great Commission here in the USA and abroad as well. This section of our web site will be used to show various missions trips that Dr. Hook and other members of the Evangelism Training International team has had the privilege to be a part of. While some feel that it may be ineffective sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those of other countries due to language, cultural or religion barriers, it is the desire of those of us at Evangelism Training International to go where needed and where God sends us. No matter the country or culture we are eager to train others to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others so they may share in the eternity of Heaven promised to those that believe in Jesus Christ and his payment for our sins on the Cross of Calvary. If your church is interested in training or materials please contact Dr. Dave Hook for more information using our Contact Us link at top of your screen. For more information about our current list of evangelistic projects you may use the handy drop-down list at the top of your page or this list below: Have you ever been interested in taking a mission trip to the continent of Africa and have some questions needing answered? We have a free informational page here on our web site that will answer your questions about a mission trip to Africa. If you have still more questions then please feel free to contact us with them. We would be glad to answer your questions about traveling to Africa.

Evangelism Training – Africa

“Christ For All Nations” is a powerful slogan used by several ministries that work exclusively on the African continent. While that is a great slogan we here at Evangelism Training International would rephrase that slogan as “Christ In Africa” for that is where the heart of E.T.I. lies. Elsewhere on this web site you will see it written that we have a heart for Africa but go where the Holy Spirit leads our feet. Africa has such a need for a regional evangelism seminar where we train pastors to train their ministries and congregations in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who live in and around their areas. An evangelism training conference will literally flood an area with people who have learned how to properly and effectively share the Love of God with their fellow countrymen. Church leaders, ministry staff, and even lay from South Africa to the northernmost shore of the continent of Africa are contacting us and asking us to hold an evangelism summit in their area so that others can come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. If we train a pastor and that pastor trains just two more people then you will have three people sharing the Gospel. Referring to the chart below you will see that if each person just witnesses to or trains two others then you will have 31 people doing it in no time at all. Multiply this by many pastors who attend continental evangelism sessions and you will soon see how successful this African evangelistic campaign can become. Please pray with us and ask God what country on the continent of Africa he would have us go to. Next, please pray and ask Him how He can use you in these African mission projects. Please don’t hesitate to contact any of us here at E.T.I. about setting up a training session to train your lay people and ministry personnel on sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with a dying world. We, all Christians, were charged with the responsibility of sharing God’s perfect message of Love with others and our ministry is ready and able to teach you how to effectively share the Gospel. Won’t you please pray and ask God how He can use you in our ministry? List of the sovereign states and dependent territories in Africa. Algeria (People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria), Angola (Republic of Angola), Benin (Republic of Benin), Botswana (Republic of Botswana), Burkina Faso, Burundi (Republic of Burundi), Cameroon (Republic of Cameroon), Cape Verde (Republic of Cape Verde), Central African Republic (Central African Republic), Chad (Republic of Chad), Comoros (Union of the Comoros), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Republic of the Congo (Republic of the Congo), Côte d’Ivoire (Republic of Côte d’Ivoire), Djibouti (Republic of Djibouti), Egypt (Arab Republic of Egypt), Equatorial Guinea (Republic of Equatorial Guinea), Eritrea (State of Eritrea), Ethiopia (Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia), Gabon (Gabonese Republic), Gambia (Republic of The Gambia), Ghana (Republic of Ghana), Guinea (Republic of Guinea), Guinea-Bissau (Republic of Guinea-Bissau), Kenya (Republic of Kenya), Lesotho (Kingdom of Lesotho), Liberia (Republic of Liberia), Libya (Republic of Libya), Madagascar (Republic of Madagascar), Malawi (Republic of Malawi), Mali (Republic of Mali), Mauritania (Islamic Republic of Mauritania), Mauritius (Republic of Mauritius), Morocco (Kingdom of Morocco), Mozambique (Republic of Mozambique), Namibia (Republic of Namibia), Niger (Republic of Niger), Nigeria (Federal Republic of Nigeria), Rwanda (Republic of Rwanda), São Tomé and Príncipe (Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe), Senegal (Republic of Senegal), Seychelles (Republic of Seychelles), Sierra Leone (Republic of Sierra Leone), Somalia (Somali Republic), South Africa] (Republic of South Africa), South Sudan (Republic of South Sudan), Sudan (Republic of the Sudan), Swaziland (Kingdom of Swaziland), Tanzania (United Republic of Tanzania), Togo (Togolese Republic), Tunisia (Tunisian Republic), Uganda (Republic of Uganda), Zambia (Republic of Zambia), Zimbabwe (Republic of Zimbabwe)