Ivory Coast

Reaching the People of

the Ivory Coast for CHRIST

Thank you so very much for prayerfully considering our ministry. Currently we are working with this missionary family in the country of the Ivory Coast. The Mach’s are in need of co-labors, whether it is an assistance pastor, youth pastor, teacher, or someone to help with the day to day maintenance and activities, your help is needed.

Missionaries across Africa are laboring in some of the most dangerous, yet rewarding places on earth, and it is our joy to partner our labors together with churches all over America. The Gospel is being spread in Africa as never before with 287 established churches, several radio stations, and Bible translation teams! Coupled with over thirty Bible colleges, multiple Christian schools and orphanages, the national Christians are being trained and prepared to continue the process of missions to the regions beyond them.

God is still calling choice servants to labor together with him across Africa. This past year saw new families and single ladies ministering in Africa. With, others having finished their deputation, have left for the field, are in either language school or being mentored and tutored on their field of service.

I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase (1 Corinthians 3:6).

Serve: Missionaries are currently serving in a variety of church planting ministries including village tent meetings, regular worship services, building projects and national leadership training in two Baptist Bible institutes. Our missionaries are specifically challenged by the need to train nationals to do the work of the ministry. However they do not cease to marvel at the changed lives of Ivorians as the result of their acceptance of Christ as their Savior. We look forward to continuing our work in the country of Ivory Coast. We covet your prayers for the work ­we desire your presence. Wonát you consider joining us in the labor?

Missionaries

The Mach’s – serving as a church planter in the Ivory Coast <-More->.
Kristine McLaughlin Nursing a Tool for Church Planting <-More->.

If you have a passion for souls and you would like to learn more about each of these ministers please  follow the  link of each ministry

As God leads, we at Heartland Baptist Missions would be honored to help you fulfill God’s calling in your life. Please contact us and let us pray for you and let us know how we can help you.

PRAY

  • Pray for labors and the finances they need to serve on the mission field.
  • Pray for souls to be saved and many trained to serve Him for life.
  • Pray for Medical Missionaries to world alongside Miss McLaughlin
  • Pray for the various missionaries within the Independent Fundamental Baptist community.
  • Pray for humble pastors who are trained in solid biblical doctrine and who reflect Jesus to a watching culture.
  • Pray for Christians to boldly oppose sin and injustice while also ministering to the poor and oppressed.

FACTS: 

At the forefront of the global cocoa bean trade, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) mirrors the chocolate that its beans are used to create. Dark, bitter seasons of national dissension, ethnic division, and economic downfall have visited the nation in recent years leaving what was internationally recognized as a model of stability in near ruins.

Having gained independence from France in 1960, Cote d’Ivoire remained stable and prosperous until a 1999 military coup. In the decades since, Cote d’Ivoire has struggled to regain unity, as geographical division, civil wars, and rebellion steal precious years from the nation’s peaceful history. After the formal removal of its president and installation of a new, freely elected leader in 2011, Muslims in the north and Christians and animists who occupy the south continue to face political and religious tension, and a once vibrant economy faces ongoing instability.

Though national unity continues to be elusive, Christians in Cote d’Ivoire are experiencing increased unity through collaborative events such as radio broadcasting and publishing partnerships. While the number of Baptist churches is on the rise, there are many spiritual needs of Cote d’Ivoire. Religious syncretism between Christianity and traditional African beliefs is cause for great concern. Though there are various theological institutions in Cote d’Ivoire, a basic understanding of Scripture and doctrine is a far greater need among believers. Pray that the Holy Spirit would move among Ivorians and instigate a revival that would sweep across a nation filled to the brim with broken, diseased, and lost individuals in dire need of the Gospel. < -More- >

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