The Need for Discipleship in Africa (VIDEO)

By Tom Mills, May 5, 2020

As COVID-19 attacks the continent of Africa, the church is on display. Though the church in Africa is large in numbers, it is weak, following decades of evangelism without discipleship. As the pandemic brings people to their knees, MTW missionaries and national partners are moving full speed ahead with a wide-sweeping vision to transform the church in Africa.

A Nigerian proverb states, "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." MTW International Director of Africa Victor Nakah aims to go far. He has a vision for transforming the church in Africa through a renewed focus on discipleship, and is working together with missionaries and African church leaders to make this vision a reality. 

According to Victor, the best thing the American church can do to help is to disciple the leadership of the African church. "We need American pastors to come alongside African pastors to disciple, mentor, coach, and share resources responsibly."

Watch and learn more about this vision and how MTW missionaries and national partners are working together to build a future for the African church. 

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Pray for the Church in Africa to deepen and for African believers to live holy lives in accordance with God's Word.  

Pray for our ministries in Africa, where many have come to expect broken systems and corruption. Pray that God would intervene and change hearts that would change communities.

Pray for ongoing ministry in the Suki community during COVID-19. Many day workers cannot work, and the church is having to find creative ways to minister. 

Pray for the church-planting team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, (comprised of five Ethiopian nationals and an MTW missionary) as they work together to wholistically share Christ and serve the local community. 

Pray for the South Sudanese church that has formed in Uganda from refugees who have fled their homeland.

Pray for the growth and community of the Westlake village church plant and ministries of in Cape Town, South Africa.

Give thanks for lives transformed among the urban poor in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and pray for ongoing spiritual growth. 

Pray for national believers taking on growing leadership roles in Uganda. 

Pray for the team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as national partners and MTW missionaries work hand in hand for a greater overall impact.

Pray for the Suki church plant in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and for God to open doors to plant another church in a nearby community. 


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