During General Council in Anaheim, Calif., Africa’s Hope launched a campaign to provide the Discovery Series for over 4,000 Assemblies of God pastors who minister in the Mòoré language in Burkina Faso and surrounding countries. It’s our newest endeavor as part of a five-year Journey of Discovery campaign to distribute this incredible resource throughout Africa. Discovery Series is a three-year, advanced, diploma-level curriculum, consisting of 38-plus course subjects uniquely designed for training leadership for the ministry context in Africa. It is highly contextualized; written by African church leaders and missions educators who have lived on the continent for years. The Africa-wide target audience includes the 14,500 Bible school students currently enrolled in over 320 training centers.
Translation of the curriculum is planned for 15 major languages, which will take the Discovery Series to all of Africa. Look at the photo to the right. It shows the moment when a group of Mòoré-speaking Bible school students in rural Kaya, Burkina Faso, learned that Africa’s Hope is working to provide these books in their heart language. One of our African friends expressed it this way, “I pray in my heart language; God speaks to me in my heart language.” To reach Africans on that deepest emotional level, the gospel needs to be taught in the language of their birth. These students were very excited—and very humbled—that someone would love them and their people enough to do this.
Every $5 you give provides one of the 38 available titles for a Mòoré-speaking Bible school student or pastor. A gift of $190 will provide all 38. There are 1,227 Bible school students in the Burkina Faso Assemblies of God currently. The Mòoré edition of the Discovery Series is for them and many hundreds more Burkinabé (as they refer to themselves) pastors who will use the Discovery Series for personal growth and preaching enrichment.
Would you like to be among the first to give toward the Mòoré Discovery Series project? Can you give a gift of $10, $25, $50, $100 or more? If you are not in a position to give today, please pray with us. We need spiritual support as we take this immense Journey of Discovery together. When we are able to complete the Journey of Discovery campaign, we will have placed incredible ministry training and Bible study tools into the hands of literally tens of thousands of African Bible school students and pastors—in their heart languages!
Again, every $5 you give will provide one Discovery Series title to an African pastor or Bible school student. Gifts of $190 will provide all 38 titles in the series. Please pray about what you can do this month. I have enclosed a response envelope for your convenience. You can also give online at giving.ag.org. Thank you for helping Africa’s Hope jumpstart the Mòoré Discovery Series project for Burkina Faso. As one of the very first to make a contribution, you will be in on the ground floor of an amazing effort in Africa. God bless you!