Three members of the Africa on Fire Missions Agency from Liberty County traveled Aug. 11-20 to the mission fields at Gbemba, Yeyengou, Natargou and Kpendjal in Togo, West Africa. The traveling team was comprised of AOF Executive Director Dr. Deloris Mitchell, Executive Coordinator Elder Patricia O’Nery of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Hinesville and Treasurer Albert Spencer of First Zion Baptist Church in Riceboro.
“A team from AOF Missions spent eight days in Togo, West Africa. As we traveled, we went with God’s purpose for mankind in mind, which is to make disciples by mobilizing churches and partnering with various agencies to reach the unreached. Those eight days were full of prayer and excitement. We traveled from Lome to Mango and then to Dapaong, which is in northern Togo,” Mitchell said. “The main purpose of the trip was to encourage and support our Calvary Ministries partners, missionaries Constantin and Mariam Klouste, visit the mission fields and teach a few segments of Kingdom Mandate Training.
“Africa on Fire Missions seek to assist the church through teaching missions mobilization, promoting reconciliation and forming alliances between African and American churches. It is through this effort that a partnership was formed with Calvary Ministries,” she said.
Mitchell said the travelers participated in group prayer, devotion daily and personal quiet time.
“Each day, our agenda was full. We arrived in Gbemba Village on Monday, Aug. 15. This is where the Kloustes began their work with the N’gangan People Group. We were able to fellowship with the people there in the church that the Lord allowed Constantin and Mariam to plant through their collaboration with AOF,” she said.
“This partnership was strengthened when St. James Holiness Church in Midway, Ga., agreed to participate in Kingdom Mandate Training, which is a seminar designed to empower the church to take the gospel to the whole world. The end product of KMT is for the participating church to form a missions cell group, adopt an unreached people group and support an indigenous missionary to that people group. St. James Holiness Church’ Global Missions did just that. They support indigenous Missionaries Constantin and Mariam Klouste, who currently are preparing to work with the most unreached people group (the Gourmantche People) in Togo,” Mitchell said.
“Our final stop on the mission field was Kpendjal, the home of the Gourmantche people group in Togo. Kpendjal is the next district where God is sending Constantin and Mariam to share the gospel, make disciples and plant churches. There are 60 villages there, and the people have never heard the gospel of Christ. When we arrived in Kpendjal, we met the customary traditional authorities of the village — the chief, his second in command and the schoolmaster,” the executive director said.
“The last part of the trip was spent in Lome at CAPRO’s headquarters. We were able to do some Kingdom Mandate Training with 33 missionaries and the training was received well,” Mitchell said.
She stressed that the group needs help from anyone who is willing to pitch in and get involved.
“The villages in the Kpendjal missions fields have no electricity. We need support from anyone who will help with the following items: one solar panel, two motorbikes, one bicycle and other materials to assist the missionaries,” Mitchell said.
To get involved with AOF, call Mitchell at 368-8344 or O’Nery at 271-2811. Mail donations to P.O. Box 92, Hinesville, Ga., 31310.