Meet David, a Global Mission pioneer in Sierra Leone. David moved from his village to Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, 10 years ago to study to become a mechanical engineer. After completing his studies, he had trouble finding a job, so the local pastor asked if he’d become a Global Mission pioneer while he continued looking for work. His decision to say yes changed David’s life.
David soon found that sharing the love of Christ with others was his life mission. For the past eight years this father of three has lived sacrificially as a pioneer. His selfless life and sincere interest in people is a testament to his dedication.
Please keep Global Mission pioneers, such as David, in your prayers.
Major Languages: English, Mende, Temne, and Krio
Major Religions: Muslim, Christian, and indigenous beliefs
Population: 5.5 million*
Adventist Membership: 17,433*
Adventist to population ratio: 1:313 *
Global Mission pioneers often work in remote or difficult areas, sometimes at great sacrifice. Many are new Adventists who feel a burden to share their newfound faith. They receive only a small living stipend to care for their daily needs. Beyond their stipend they need transportation to travel between Bible study groups and they need training to answer the tough questions people ask. Your support of fund number 5340 will help give them the support they need to take Christ to the unentered areas of the world.
* Courtesy of General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Office of Archives and Statistics 146th Annual Statistical Report – 2008
Global Mission pioneers are local people who dedicate at least one year to starting new churches in areas or among people groups where there is little or no Adventist presence.
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