A Missions Model for All Nations

Making disciples for the Nations with support from Christian Aid

March 21, 2012

By Rae Burnett
Africa Director, Christian Aid Mission

In missions, the essential thing by far is the man and the vision. Next is the finance needed to accomplish that vision. Until 1996, when Rae Burnett, Africa Director for Christian Aid, first went to this West African secular-Islamic country, Brother Suleman, founder of an independent indigenous missionary ministry, had no support. Since then, help from Christian Aid has enabled the work to grow from two missionaries to 110 full-time and 40 part-time workers on 23 mission fields.

With Christian Aid support, the ministry has built a Life Center for orphans and persecuted believers; an agricultural project; a School of Missions; and a primary school. Hundreds have come to the Lord and been discipled, resulting in churches planted throughout the nation as well as many other African nations. Christian Aid has also provided funds for a Discipleship Training School started by one of Suleman’s disciples which produces 50 graduates per year.

Word of the tremendous effect in the lives of so many has resulted in requests for help with discipleship throughout the country, and there are now training sessions in eight regions. Many of the foreigners who return home also implement this method of evangelism, discipleship, and indigenous ministry. The effect of this mission work in the continent of Africa cannot be underestimated.