Our Church Planting Mission
New Harvest Missions International is establishing effective and organized Reformed and Covenantal bodies of believers in new locations through specific training and preparation within the larger overall work of evangelistic outreach. In order to successfully carry-out the NHMI vision to be salt and light within the West African culture, church planters are diligently training in many core areas such as evangelism, discipleship of new believers, church leadership skills as it relates to the organization of the church body. We are launching, planting, and equipping local Christian congregations to fulfill the Great Commission as Christ’s disciples who make disciples. Our goal is to see multitudes of people in Muslim, West Africa become disciples of Jesus Christ through the reproduction of hundreds of viable and culturally relevant congregations within the Muslim dominated regions of Togo, Burkina Faso, and Niger.
Our Mission’s Targeted Region
New Harvest Missions International’s is directing its resources and energies toward Togo as a strategic baseline country for starting our church planting mission in West Africa because of its cultural, economic, and religious importance to French-speaking West Africa. Lome, the capital city, is an important regional trading center which distributes goods to many neighboring Muslim inland countries, including Burkina-Faso, Niger, Mali and many others. Because of Togo’s strategic position, the prominent entrepreneurial business culture, and the propensity for booming economic growth in West Africa, Togo is now being targeted and exposed to active and aggressive infiltration by Islam. This makes Togo a top-priority to NHMI’s vision to be salt and light within the West African culture and share the gospel to men and women of the region.
Our Mission’s Target Populace:
Muslims and Muslim Related Communities: New Harvest Missions International’s objective in Togo, Burkina-Faso, Niger and Mali is to address the bondage of religiosity. This state of being superficially religious is a fertile ground for Islam in West Africa. The past decades have witnessed a rapid spread of Islam in these regions, as the belief in Christian traditions, versus a personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ, has become the dominant spiritual norm.
Islam is aggressively moving from Northern Africa towards the tribes of the Africa’s South continent. Islamists have their agencies everywhere in West Africa including Togo, Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Niger as they are steadily building mosques in major cities and on major roadways between densely populated areas. In addition to saturating the area with Mosques, they are erecting educational institutions and granting scholarships to students as a means of bringing them into Islam. The main reason for this explosive growth is the application of the resolutions of the West Africa Islamic Nation leaders. Their all-encompassing strategy is to expand Islam into West African countries by targeting the poor communities under the guise of social programs to improve the residents’ quality of life. They ingratiate themselves to the community by giving loans and grants to desperate people to start their own business and become economically stable. Unfortunately this social work appears genuine to the local residents; however, all such strategies are aimed solely at facilitating successful Islamic infiltration in West African countries.