Africa

Why Africa?

Missionaries in Africa ministered to a teenage girl who was dealing with bitterness toward her father because he stabbed her mother to death.  In the same group of young people, there is a teenage boy who was thankful that his bitterness was taken away.  He no longer hated and wanted to kill the gang his father was a part of that poisoned and strangled his mother. 

Africa is a continent of more than 1.4 billion.  I think we may be asking the wrong question.  Why Africa?  Why not Africa?

Stories of death and murder are not an unusual thing in this vast continent.  Families are torn apart about because of sin, war, sickness, and death.  It’s not unusual at all for a child born in Africa to grow up without one of his parents and many times without any parent in his life.

What is unusual is for young people to be freed from the slavery of bitterness in spite of the atrocities they face.  As they come to know Jesus, they are able to forgive.

We need more laborers willing to come share the bondage-freeing message of Jesus to the millions of others who don’t know about Him. 

With the majority of countries having full access to preach the Gospel, the question “Why not Africa?” Needs to be contemplated!

Countries

Africa Director

Mark & Amy Coffey

Mark & Amy Coffey

VBM Africa Director; Church Planting Missionaries to South Africa

My wife and I have served as church-planting missionaries to Africa since 2013. The doors are wide open for the majority of Africa, and we believe the fields are white already to harvest. 

We’d love to talk with you about whether African missions might be God’s plan for your life. Please contact me at any time.

Africa Missionaries

Dallas & Ashley Brown

Dallas & Ashley Brown

Church Planting Missionaries to Burkina Faso

Jacob & Christen Clower

Jacob & Christen Clower

Church Planting Missionaries to Mozambique

Mark & Amy Coffey

Mark & Amy Coffey

VBM Africa Director; Church Planting Missionaries to South Africa

Kevin & Corli Hall

Kevin & Corli Hall

Church Planting Missionaries to South Africa

Jeremy & Rebekah  Hall

Jeremy & Rebekah Hall

Church Planting Missionaries to South Africa

Jason & Charity Rishel

Jason & Charity Rishel

Church Planting Missionaries to Burkina Faso

Chase & Ashley Southard

Chase & Ashley Southard

Church Planting Missionaries to South Africa

Nate & Emily Wilkerson

Nate & Emily Wilkerson

Church Planting Missionaries to Burkina Faso

Noah & Tristan Wilkerson

Noah & Tristan Wilkerson

Church Planting Missionaries to Mozambique

Graham & Olivia Young

Graham & Olivia Young

Church Planting Missionaries to Nigeria

Africa News

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Mali Coup Could Open A Door

Mali Coup Could Open A Door

On August 18th, Mali underwent a Coup that overthrew the sitting leader, President Ibrahim Keïta Boubou. President Keita resigned and dissolved the existing government after gunshots were shot in the town of Kati. Former President Keita was...

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Persecution and Nigeria

Persecution and Nigeria

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Missionary kidnapped in Niger

Missionary kidnapped in Niger

You can get more information here. In south Niger, a country in West Africa, a second generation missionary was kidnapped this week and is being held for ransom. Please be praying for missionary Philip Walton and his family. Please be praying for...

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The Sudan and Israel

The Sudan and Israel

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