Mike Reynen works on the formation of churches in Africa by collaborating with African leaders to develop the various aspects of well-rounded church life. Church planting and ministerial education are vital. Mike and Vickie both encourage the missionary team in empowering national leaders. Vickie puts much of her energy into Tumaini Women Kenya, a discipleship-oriented micro-savings and loan ministry, and Thrive (also Kenya), a young women’s ministry discipling and advocating against gender-based violence and sex trafficking.
- the students at Wesley Missionary Institute – for spiritual development and essential
skills development for working in cross-cultural ministry
- continued expansion within the nine countries in West Africa where the FMC is engaged
- the Thrive ladies to achieve their goals for additional groups and advocacy work
- protection for the Reynens in their travels in Africa
Finding the Open Door
Mamoud Koroma is his name. He joined us after serving with another church. The pastor of this church had died, and young Koroma was unsure what he should do next. He started praying. Then he met Pastor Emmanuel Mbawa. Mbawa had returned to Sierra Leone after years of...
A Time to Repeat
In Ecclesiastes, we read of “a time for everything” and “a season for every activity under heaven.” But nowhere does it mention “a time to repeat” or “a time for something new.” Yet, “a time to repeat” and “a time for something new” are true in the life of...
When looking for informal input from others, we “ask around.” What would you think if, at your baptismal service, your pastor “asked around” regarding whether your life had changed? That is just what happened recently in Mali. I was making a regular missionary visit...
Realities Girls Face
The story we encountered was difficult. A student named Yanza raised her hand and shared how an older man had solicited her friends for sex in exchange for the monthly supplies they needed for their periods. We heard this while presenting training in the Mathare...