On a rainy day in the small town of Ntchisi, Malawai, CMF team member Eric Gephart and three staff members of the Namikango Mission listened while Assani, a young Malawian, explained why he wants to attend the new Discipleship Training Institute (DTI) that opened May 1 on the Namikango campus.
A request from a friend who had previously taken Alpha, an 11-week course that explores the basics of the Christian faith, has led CMF team members Timothy and Tammy Aho to start two new online study groups for the course in Birmingham, England.
As they celebrate 20 years of ministry in Puebla, Mexico, CMF team members Todd and Tonja Hancock are still devoted to their calling and mission to be catalysts for spiritual and numerical growth in Mexico and at Mosaico Christian Community.
The couple met as students in the missions department at Lincoln Christian College and spent seven years in U.S. youth ministry before accepting the challenge to join the CMF team in Mexico.
Craig Fowler was part of a baptism service for 24 new Christians in Assosa, Ethiopia, in August, and he shares that it’s all part of a big story of what God is doing in Ethiopia, where he and his family have served for 15 years.
Planting churches and training church leaders are twin passions for long-time CMF missionaries Craig and Allison Fowler, but the couple uses holistic methods to gain a voice with people living in the remote villages of Ethiopia.
This season of ministry has presented many unexpected challenges in Kenya, reports CMF team members Joel and Rachel Williams, but the family is using the opportunities that come their way to share the gospel in everyday ways.
In the mid-1980s, the Turkana people in Kenya were an unreached people group who were resistant to the life-changing message of the gospel.
Thanks to CMF’s faithful partners, however, the ministry has grown from a handful of disciples to a church-planting movement with thousands of new disciples, to a disciple-making/church- planting movement over the past three years.
Ethiopian evangelist Obo Lemessa had a great weekend recently, baptizing nine people in the team’s outreach area of Becho, but it wasn’t without some challenges.
“Lemessa is an evangelist on our team,” said CMF team member Craig Fowler,