Impact Stories

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Commitment to a Calling

Elizabeth Mwendwa, a thirty-nine-year-old wife and mother of three, knew God had placed a call on her heart to start a church. But after a few months of ministry in her Kenyan community, the challenges she faced seemed too great to overcome.

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Growing Where Planted: Church Planters Use Literacy and Healthcare to Spread the Gospel in Nigeria

Church Planter Joy Enoch has a passion for leading like Jesus. After seeing the needs of her community, she began praying for God to help her start a literacy class for those who have been attending her Bible study groups. And God provided.

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Visions of Jesus

It was about noon as eager men and women gathered together in the local African church. These soon to be Church Planters were in the middle of a training module when the door creaked open spilling light into the crowded room. Two young men waited outside as Sister Joy, one of the trainees, went to find out their need. After whispers were exchanged, she led them to another room in the church where they shared with her their life-changing encounters with Jesus.

 

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Seeing Community Change: Church Planting in Ghana

Paul Yomterah began planting a church in the town of Tanshigu after the local chief gifted Paul the land. In a matter of months, two churches were planted where none had been before. Paul is already seeing incredible results from his ministry by God’s grace.

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“Here I am, Lord. Use me.”

As a civil servant in Nigeria, Olusegun felt himself in a comfortable position. Yet, he knew God was calling him to something bigger – to establish churches were none exist. 

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Healing a Community: Church Planter Interview

One leader is all it takes. One leader makes the difference in a family, in a community. Monica Mwakavi is a church planter trained to lead like Jesus and she’s making a difference. Hear from Monica’s heart as she shares her experience thus far in an interview six months after her ministry began.

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Prospering in Persecution: Nigeria

Church planter, Victor Phillip, is determined to spread the gospel of Jesus to the people of war-torn Nigeria no matter the cost. 

As a young man, he has already seen great challenges in his life. The death of his father by the hands of Boko Haram sent the family reeling. In turn, Victor, along with his mother and siblings, migrated from the Boko-haram controlled war zone to a new city.

Yet, Victor’s life was forever changed when he attended a transformational Lead Like Jesus training in October 2016. When asked how it impacted his life, he says, “Before the training I had no courage, but afterward I have courage to do the work of God wholeheartedly.”

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Fervent Calling: Morris Bazibu, Uganda

With his brilliant smile and infectious laughter, one would never guess how deeply Pastor Morris Bazibu understands the pain of bad leadership. And yet, says Morris, it was the fear and pride of a single leader that nearly cost him everything.

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Changing Cultures, Changing Communities: Church Planter Ahmed Quarshie

“Church Planting connected with Lead Like Jesus will bring a great impact. Cultures will change, communities will develop. They will change for the better, and the country at large will be a better place.” Featuring Video Interview

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Joven Soro: Planting Churches in the Philippines

Within a month of his first life-changing encounter with Jesus, Joven had a clear understanding of what God was directing him to do. “One night I had a dream that I was preaching the Gospel. So I decided to go back to my home town and plant a church.” Now, as a Master Trainer for Lead Like Jesus, his vision has expanded to reaching his entire country for Jesus, by helping inspire and equip other Church Planters to establish churches where none exist.

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