Fifteen years ago they were involved in starting the first Bible College open to all in New Caledonia. This work continues seeking to train all sorts of people to go on further with God. There are young and old, men and women, all being trained to live their lives with and for the Lord right in the practical situations where He has planted them. Some of these trainees have become pastors and church leaders and one trainee of over 20 years ago has now also started his own Bible School at which Stephen is a guest teacher.
As well as giving to a number of missionary agencies, such as ‘Hope Now’ and ‘M.A.F.’, we are currently helping to support two missionary families who are serving God in different parts of Africa.
William Cray is serving as a Bible translator in Chad, under the auspices of the Africa Inland Mission. He met his wife Vicki, (whose family home is just a few miles from Martock), when they were doing their language training and they began their work in Chad in 1994. They have been living and working amongst the Ndam people, whose language had never been written down!
Despite many difficulties and setbacks William has managed to produce an Ndam alphabet and has since translated a number of key Bible texts, including the complete books of Genesis and Matthew. However, there is still much to be done ~ not least, the obvious literacy work that will enable these newly translated Scriptures to be read and recorded onto tape.
So we continue to support William and Vicki ~ together with their two daughters, Becky and Susie ~ both by our prayers and our giving. Please see the following link for a recent A.I.M. article about their work: http://www.aimint.org/can/en/see/stories/39-those-words.html
The Yakubu family are “second generation missionaries” who were sent out by their home church in Northern Nigeria ~ an indigenous fellowship in which one of our elders and his wife were once members. They are working in another part of Northern Nigeria, amongst a specific people group, and M.C.F. are pleased to support them both prayerfully and financially.