In February 2017, Jim Egli visited Cote d’Ivoire and reports: One former-Muslim Christian leader, summarizes what has taken place in the past year, “It’s a miracle! I have seen missionaries give 20 years of their lives, and I’ve never seen this much happen.”
With the tears that flowed that Sunday before the trip, a fresh wind has blown through our congregation. Worship has been more intimate, prayer ministry has been more powerful, and ownership of our mission from our neighborhood to the nations has continued to rise. That’s Local Church Based Mission in action, as the whole church reaps the reward of the local church engaging in mission together to other local churches.
Last month I gathered together with Vineyard world-changers from around Africa, Europe and North America for my 8th annual African Vineyard Leaders’ Network (AVLN) meeting. It was as amazing as ever...My mind is blown at the grace I've been given. It’s a gift to steward, to come alongside such faithful people in such beautiful and challenging environments.
- Jim Pool, Pastor of Renaissance Vineyard, Regional Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa & Ethiopia Partnership Leader