Glory Honor Africa where most needed/ or/ General Fund
The ministry of Glory Honor Africa focuses on: (1) training and mentoring Congolese church leaders to grow churches that focus on teaching Biblical truth that transforms individual lives, families and whole communities and (2) partnering with local churches and communities to create model ministries focusing among the most vulnerable members of the community. Your donation will be used where most needed to ensure the continued viability of these ministries.
Pastoral Leadership Training
It is estimated that 90% of pastors in Congo have no theological or leadership training. This is not due to a lack of initiative on their part, but rather to a lack of the availability of such training. Glory Honor Africa partners with many different Protestant denominations in DR Congo in providing gospel-focused training in understanding the Bible and in planting and developing churches with a vision to transform their own communities.
Estimates are that 90% of rural Congolese pastors have no Biblical or leadership training. The same is true in Burundi. This is due not to the lack of initiative on their part, but to the lack of availability of such training
Glory Honor Africa partners with Protestant evangelical denominations in Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo to provide training in gospel-focused transformation for churches and church planters.
$40 provides one pastor with ministry training in a two-day seminar setting, plus monitored assignments.
$250 per month ($3,000) covers the cost of a two-day training session for sixty participants in one rural region.
Vocational training for abandoned moms
30 teenage moms to acquire hope and a means of living
Thousands of moms in DR Congo have been abandoned and are left to raise their children in poverty. Some are teenage moms who are left by the child’s father. They often cannot return to their families because there is not enough food to feed another mouth. Older moms with several children sometimes are abandoned by husbands that run away. Many widows with children have lost their husbands to illness or accidents. In all of these cases, the moms and their children often live desperate lives searching for the next meal. Children are unable to attend school. A life of perpetual poverty passes from generation to generation.
Glory Honor Africa serves alongside local village churches to offer abundant life for thirty abandoned moms each year. The two year Coupe et Couture vocational training program teaches the seamstress trade and introduces them to abundant life in Jesus Christ. Upon successfully completing the program, moms not only have marketable skills, but also receive their own manual sewing machine plus fabric and thread enough to get started in their own business.
Program cost per mom: $ 720 (includes cost of sewing machine and fabric)
Total program cost per year: $7,200
Bibles for village pastors
900 pastors with their own copy of the Word of God.
After decades of war and deprivation, hundreds of village pastors do not own a copy of the Bible. The Bible is their most basic tool to share the good news of Jesus Christ with those who have not heard, and in order to grow the faith of those who believe. These pastors will sometimes find someone with a Bible in order to handcopy passages that they can teach to others. Others have been known to split one Bible in half and share it back and forth the Old and New Testaments. Yet others resort to the doubtful New World Translation (Jehovah’s Witness) which seem to be in great supply. Bibles for Village Pastors aims to fill the gap by providing language appropriate Bibles for pastors who don’t have one.
In the past couple of years, Glory Honor Africa has already given out 1,300 copies of the Bibles. It is getting harder and harder to find Bibles for sale. We have agreed with the Congolese Bible Society to publish 15,000 copies of the Bible in the various regional languages and import them to Congo. This huge undertaking will cost approximately $210,000. Our goal is to raise these funds in 2023 and 2024 so that we can assure that every pastor has a copy of God’s Word.
Your donation will be used where most needed to ensure the continued viability of these ministries.