We have served the West African region, first as missionaries in Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) for sixteen years, and now in Mali (the land of famed Timbuktu) for twenty-one years.
Though we are primarily focused on the needs in Mali, we continue our regional involvement throughout West Africa. Our regional involvement reflects a shift in the Assemblies of God strategy in that part of the continent. The current levels of Assemblies of God personnel committed to meeting the challenges facing this poor and needy part of the world restrict our ability to respond to many opportunities. Because those needs and opportunities today transcend political and geographical borders, it has become necessary for missionaries in West Africa to reassess the demands of the harvest, reallocate personnel and resources, and relocate where necessary.