Planting and Strengthening Rural Churches

In this ministry we aim to see a church planting movement that reproduces communities of Jesus followers in least-reached areas of rural Loja. We aim to serve these communities by implementing creative and compassionate ways to reach people with the gospel. We also hope to equip the rural church in discipleship and to train leaders to multiply themselves. 

Viens et Sert

Rural Church Planters: Building relationships with local people, sharing the gospel and starting Bible studies.
Children's Worker in Rural Areas: Developing a ministry to children and training church members in children's ministry.
Rural Youth Worker: Creating safe, fun activities where young people can be together to open doors for evangelism and discipleship, as well as training local believers in youth ministry.
Men's Formation and Discipleship, Rural: Using the talents God has given men for evangelism and discipleship; modelling examples of Christian singles, husbands, and fathers.
English Ministry, Rural: Teaching primary and high school, or working through English teaching clubs to open doors in communities and reach people with the gospel.

Prières

1

Pray for God’s Spirit to open the hearts of people to the Gospel and to tear down spiritual strongholds that hold captive the people in the rural areas of the Loja Province.

2

Pray for the very few believers and leaders in the rural areas, the forming of mature and multiplying disciples, and pray that God would give them strength and courage to be good testimonies and have unity with other churches.

3

Pray that our team would be faithful to seek and follow God’s direction to see which communities and people we need to focus on. Pray for protection during travel for those working in rural areas.

4

Pray for more workers who are passionate to share the Gospel and make disciples in the rural parts of the Loja Province.


Stories about this Ministry

Following God’s call to the Middle East

While many young people in their 20s move to new cities for their jobs, Will* has moved to a new continent. He is preparing to serve God in the Middle East.

Bringing sports ministry to some of the world's highest mountains

We may have been shivering 12,800 feet above sea level in the little mountain town of Ayaviri, but the warm welcome we received from our Andean brothers and sisters in Christ was unlike any other.

From drug addict to disciple: Finding Jesus through football

When the ace student from Malawi ended up in prison, his whole life was over--or so he thought. In fact, through an unexpected encounter with Christian members of a ministry-based soccer team, Patrick's spiritual life was just about to begin.

Ecuador and Ghana: Cross-cultural friendship produces a great harvest

Thomas responded to his missionary call after meeting an Ecuadorian mission team whose presence in Ghana spoke to him deeply - and they challenged him to go where Christ has not been known.

Past Dividing Lines: Ministering to India's Transgenders

Last week we visited several homes that really felt like shades and shadows. I followed Anna through the crowds of a wholesale bazaar, jostled with cows and carts, to the vicinity where dark narrow alleyways and stairwells led to the separate homes of 5 or 6 transgenders (TGs) under her care.

Following God’s call to the Middle East

While many young people in their 20s move to new cities for their jobs, Will* has moved to a new continent. He is preparing to serve God in the Middle East.

Bringing sports ministry to some of the world's highest mountains

We may have been shivering 12,800 feet above sea level in the little mountain town of Ayaviri, but the warm welcome we received from our Andean brothers and sisters in Christ was unlike any other.

From drug addict to disciple: Finding Jesus through football

When the ace student from Malawi ended up in prison, his whole life was over--or so he thought. In fact, through an unexpected encounter with Christian members of a ministry-based soccer team, Patrick's spiritual life was just about to begin.

Ecuador and Ghana: Cross-cultural friendship produces a great harvest

Thomas respondió al llamado misionero por un equipo de ecuatorianos que eran un testimonio de que aún ellos podían ir a otro lugar donde Cristo no ha sido conocido.

Past Dividing Lines: Ministering to India's Transgenders

Last week we visited several homes that really felt like shades and shadows. I followed Anna through the crowds of a wholesale bazaar, jostled with cows and carts, to the vicinity where dark narrow alleyways and stairwells led to the separate homes of 5 or 6 transgenders (TGs) under her care.

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Christian Education

Our aim is to transform Christian education and worldview development by improving several Christian schools that already exist.

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Be part of a team! A Christian school in Villarrica is looking to share the good news with Paraguayans through English language and other opportunities.

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