NORTH AFRICA

Country: Unidentified for security

General Info: Our partner has been serving the local people in North Africa for several years. For men and women alike, our partner provides literacy classes, computer classes, humanitarian aid, strategic evangelism, discipleship and more.

People Groups: Multiple unreached people groups

Primary Religion: Islam

Strategic Partners: Must remain unnamed for security reasons

Serving Opportunities: Evangelism, Discipleship, Strategic relationship building.


Country: Unidentified for security

General Info: Our partner here provides excellent medical care as a way to tangibly show God’s love and strategically build relationships while prayerfully seeking opportunities to share the saving truth of that love.

People Groups: Multiple unreached people groups

Primary Religion: Islam

Strategic Partners: Must remain unnamed for security reasons

Serving Opportunities: Medical - Serving alongside our partner in the hospital there – While there are areas in the hospital in which medical professionals could serve, the most pressing current need is for training in specific areas for the hospital physician and staff. By providing training, we can help to increase the level of care long after the team has completed its service and returned home.


Country: Unidentified for security

General Info: Brainerd Baptist Church partners live life among those who are searching for truth. They are gifted in culture and language acquisition for foreigners. Their goal is to strategically deliver the Word, disciple the believer, and deploy the discipled to their own people group. They hope to work themselves out of a job for the sake of the Gospel.

People Groups: Multiple unreached people groups

Primary Religion: Islam

Strategic Partners: Must remain unnamed for security reasons

Serving Opportunities: Opportunities in this region must be strategic and revolve around serving the people there by living among them for weeks or months at a time. Through language and culture acquisition, the goal will be to build relationships that will open the door for intentional conversations to share the Gospel.


Country: Unidentified for security

General Info: Brainerd Baptist Church partners provide sports training camps, including baseball, for various age groups.

People Groups: Multiple unreached people groups

Primary Religion: Islam

Strategic Partners: Must remain unnamed for security reasons

Serving Opportunities: Conduct sports training camps with the intention of developing relationships leading to opportunities to strategically share the Gospel.


WEST AFRICA

Country: Unidentified for security

General Info: Brainerd Baptist Church partners serve as field coordinators working with truckers who spend weeks or months at the nearby port waiting to deliver cargo. They use this opportunity to share Jesus with a predominantly muslim culture. They are also church planters providing a place for the truckers to worship and be discipled once they become followers of Jesus.

People Groups: Jula and multiple other unreached people groups

Primary Religion: Islam and Animism

Strategic Partners: Dan & Rhonda

Serving Opportunities: Evangelism, Discipleship of new believers, Church planting, and Scripture distribution alongside International Mission Board missionaries and indigenous church planters. Brainerd Baptist Church teams serve in the local trucking ports with national partners to share the Gospel and give unreached people access to it. New believers can then carry the Gospel throughout neighboring countries on their trucking routes. While there have been many who have come to Christ through this ministry and churches have been planted, there is still a need for Discipleship of new believers and continual training of national pastors. There will be opportunities once or twice a year to travel to West Africa to help in Evangelism, Discipleship and Pastor Training.


Country: Liberia

General Info: Our partner, Faith and Deeds Ministries, seeks to accomplish its mandate by: Motivating, by example, church mobilization; Equipping, by education, training in cross-cultural assimilation, evangelism and history taking; Empowering, by experience, Facilitating medical mission teams and facilitating missionaries to go to other mission fields around the world.

People Groups: Kpelle, Liberia

Primary Religion: Ethnic religions

Strategic Partners: faithanddeeds.org


SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Country: Tanzania

General Info: After serving 12 years in Southwest Uganda, and almost 2 in Lesotho, the Peppers now serve in Tanzania. They serve at the Baptist Hospital in Kigoma. They have 3 grown children. They are dedicated to serving others because of Jesus.

People Groups: Ha people and other unreached people groups

Primary Religion: Islam

Strategic Partners: Dr. Larry and Sally Pepper

Serving Opportunities: Dr. Pepper is always excited to host anyone from the medical field to come to the hospital and assist with both patient care and training for him and the hospital staff. There are also opportunities to serve with the local church in evangelism and discipleship.  


Country: Uganda

General Info: Words of Hope is a Christian based organization providing Christ centered care to patients living with HIV/AIDS; promoting obedience based discipleship; providing home visits to people living with AIDS along with HIV/AIDS counseling; supporting income generating activities for both people living with AIDS and community members; prompting HIV/AIDS prevention and training in hygiene, all while seeking opportunities to show the love of Jesus. They are committed to seeing individuals, families and communities transformed by God spiritually, socially and economically.

People Groups: Banyankore

Primary Religion: Islam, Tribal Religions, Anglican

Strategic Partners: University Baptist Church & Words of Hope

Serving Opportunities: HIV work, Village work, Pastor training, Discipleship training, and Orphan work.


Prayer Requests for Africa

Pray for the indigenous church to carry the Gospel into areas where it has not been heard.

Pray for God to raise up indigenous leaders that seek to make disciples that make disciples and plant churches that plant churches.

Pray for Brainerd Baptist Church to be used by God to equip and encourage our African brothers and sisters as they seek to meet overwhelming needs in their communities.

Pray for false teachers to be silenced and the true Gospel message to be boldly proclaimed.

Pray for our brothers and sisters that are already suffering persecution to endure for the glory of God.