More than a Mile Deep

2017 05 26 - Samuel Ajayi CrowtherSamuel Ajayi Crowther would fit right in with More than a Mile Deep (MMD), Entrust’s ministry partner in Africa.

Ajayi Crowther was born in Nigeria in 1809, sold into slavery at about age 12, bound off to South America, freed before he got there by the British and returned to Sierra Leone (not his home country). In Sierra Leone, he became a Christian, a Bible teacher and eventually a missionary back to his homeland, taking dangerous ministry trips up the Niger River. He became the first Anglican bishop in Africa.

Bishop Crowther emphasized true repentance and obedience to Christ, not what some would call “cheap grace.” He aimed to equip local leaders to carry on the ministry. He sought holistic transformation – helping to establish schools and local businesses wherever he went – while keeping the gospel central to all he did.

That’s MMD! Check it out at www.entrust4.org/mmd.

More than a Mile Deep

More than a Mile Deep

Four key leaders in your church are caring for family members who have HIV/AIDs, while two of your elders have just been diagnosed with the disease. Many of the teens in your church can’t afford to go to school, are unemployed and have lots of time on their hands. Ethnic and tribal strife threaten to undo unity in the congregation.

Sound familiar? Maybe not so much if you live in North America. But for a pastor in southern Africa, this is all too familiar. Entrust’s African ministry partner, More than a Mile Deep (MMD), provides African church leaders with ministry training – training designed by Africans for Africans. Learn more about it.

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More than a Mile Deep

Burundi

Burundi. Ever heard of it? It’s a small African nation full of disproportionate amounts of strife. Entrust’s Asèle Nduwimana presses on, writing and editing ministry training courses about topics relevant to local church leaders, poised to get out among the people again as soon as the situation is safe.

Find out more about this intrepid lady and this nation which is eternally precious to God. on Page 9 of our Engage eMagazine, https://indd.adobe.com/view/835dfaf7-bd6e-4e4c-8630-0bf32a89ee61

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Burundi

James J. Z. Phiri

2016-09-phiriIntroducing James J. Z. Phiri, the board chairman for Entrust’s African ministry partner, More than a Mile Deep (MMD). His years of service with World Vision (on three continents), his business expertise and his heart for God suit him well for the task at hand in Africa.

Read about him on page 5 of our latest Engage e-magazine at https://indd.adobe.com/view/835dfaf7-bd6e-4e4c-8630-0bf32a89ee61

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Transformation in your community

“What has God already equipped you to do as agent of love and transformation in your community?”

In Zimbabwe, one pastor considered this question during a More than a Mile Deep (MMD – Entrust’s ministry partner in Africa) ministry training course. He looked around, saw teenagers with time on their hands, saw land perfect for raising goats, and brought the two together.

You’ll love this video.

Transformation in your community

Entrust in Africa

Fulfilling the Great Commission with African flair.

Jesus’ Great Commission concludes with, “teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you.” What does obeying Jesus’ commands look like in Zimbabwe? How do you shepherd a church in a slum in Kenya? How does discipleship play out amid ethnic strife in Burundi? Entrust’s African colleagues are figuring it out. Guess what: in at least one case, the answer involved goats. Click on the link below to read more.

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Entrust in Africa