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Serving Evangelical Ministry Leaders Around the World

Fall 2002

 


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Mapping the Bamileke of Cameroon

EVANGELISTS IN THE central African country of Cameroon can now clearly see their progress in reaching their countrymen with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Mission BINAM, an indigenous ministry dedicated to reaching the largely animistic peoples of western Cameroon, hopes to plant a church within each of the 129 Bamileke villages. They recently sent two of their leaders, Rev. Alain Bouwa and Harold Wafo, to participate in GMI's Visiting Trainee program.

In our offices, working side by side with GMI mission cartographers, they learned how to systematically map the whole Bamileke area, consisting of 14 different ethno-linguistic groups.

They developed detailed maps showing the villages, principal towns, and language areas of western Cameroon. In addition, they created large wall maps displaying where they are working, and where the greatest spiritual needs are.

Bouwa and Wafo returned to Cameroon with the understanding and skills needed to continue updating strategic maps as the work progresses. They are using the maps for missions awareness in conferences and seminars. Church evangelistic teams are using the maps to plan, pray, and track their progress as they go out showing the JESUS Film.

Rev. Alain Bouwa (left) and Harold Wafo (right) of Cameroon rejoice with GMI cartographers Tony Caito and Loren Muehlius as the first map of Bamileke peoples comes off the plotter. See these maps and other missions information at www. caminet.fr.fm.

Faces at GMI

Meet Lorri Nussbaum, serving in administration and communications

GMI REALLY WASN’T looking for someone to fill the position of Prophetic Intercessory Cheerleader, but in August 2001 Lorri offered her time to GMI to help out in whatever way was needed. Now she’s usually the first contact when you write, call or visit and is always happy to hear about your ministry and encourage and pray for you.

Lorri came to GMI with a burden for the country of Afghanistan and has been passionate about getting The World of Islam CD-ROM into the hands of people who are focused on ministry to Muslims around the world.

Now, a year later, God has opened a window of opportunity for Lorri to play a more direct role in bringing the good news of Jesus to Afghanistan—without leaving Colorado Springs! Curious? Call her for details.

In her spare time, Lorri makes beautiful handmade greeting cards. Before coming to GMI, Lorri and her husband, Stan, ministered to Africa Independent Church leaders for fourteen years in Lesotho and England with Africa Inter Mennonite Mission.

GMI Recommends

Special offers on GMI's online store

WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING for quality missions information, check out the Special Offers page on GMI’s website (www.gmi.org/store/specials). There you’ll find discount prices, free maps, two-for-one offers, and much more—the specials are always changing.

What does not change is our commitment to deliver world-class missions research to non-Western ministry leaders at a price they can truly afford. If you share our passion for equipping Christ’s faithful servants working or studying in the hard places around the world, let us know. Let’s work together to ensure they get realistic access to the strategic research resources they need.

GMI distributes research resources such as the Operation World CD to Christian leaders in the Two-Thirds World.

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