“Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, ‘I will go over and see this strange sight — why the bush does not burn up.’ When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, ‘Moses! Moses!’
And Moses said, ‘Here I am.’ . . .
The Lord said, ‘I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey . . .’” (Exodus 3:2-4, 7-8).
People in Guinea Conakry are suffering and in misery. Pastor Francois Lamah sees this suffering and is deeply concerned. Like Moses, he has said to the Lord, “Here I am.”
As a recent graduate of the Wesley Missionary Institute in Lome, Togo, he was one of 25 church-planting trainers trained through the Church Development Network during an encounter weekend at the Lome Free Methodist Church in August 2023. During this weekend, participants learned about vision casting and drawing prayer maps. They were anointed and commissioned for the harvest.
Praise the Lord! Seventeen people responded to the call to plant churches. Pastor Lamah heard the call and joined the movement. Returning to his home country, Guinea Conakry, he built a prayer shield, began doing prayer walks, and mapped out the fertile areas.
Since August, Pastor Lamah has been praying and sharing with others. During September and October, he initiated several church plants around Dubréka, Guinea Conakry. He also led his first encounter weekend through the Church Development Network. Church planters are being multiplied. Praise God! Pastor Lamah has been called, equipped and joined the movement. He is walking predictable steps of an unpredictable path, training church planters and planting churches. Pastor Francois Lamah is responding well to the cries and suffering of people in Guinea Conakry.
The ground in West Africa is fertile for the multiplication of church-planting efforts.
Please pray and ask God to send others to those in Guinea Conakry who are crying out. Pray the ground will continue to be soft and fertile for planting. Like Pastor Lamah, if the situation you face seems hard, ask God to send you as a response to someone’s cry.
Aaron Wells is part of the Church Development Network, and Kaylene Smidderks is a member of the FMWM-Africa team.