New Harvest Missions International is a 501(c) (3) federal tax exempt mission organization that was founded in March 2005. The ministry is governed by a board of directors and is based in Florida, USA. The organization is also a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) in Togo West Africa. We are reformed in our Theology and aim to be a catalyst in establishing a generation of true disciples and worshipers in West Africa. Most of the population in the north is Muslim, while the majority of the remaining population has merely a belief in the traditions of Christianity without a true saving relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
History of NHMI
Since its inception, first in 1993 in Togo, and later in 2005 in the United Sates, the focus and passion of New Harvest Missions International has been to equip devout Christian leaders to fulfill the great commission of our Lord Jesus Christ among the unreached in Islamic context. NHMI’s vision “to be salt and light for generations to come” has developed into a reality everyday through comprehensive outreach training, and by providing experienced, indigenous staff to guide West African church leaders through the process of adaptation and growth.
With the fulfillment of our vision, the ministry of New Harvest Missions International has grown rapidly from a small local “church planting” ministry of ten indigenous church planters to a current staff of 45 national leaders, in various capacities, touting an extraordinary outcome of 55 churches in West Africa alone! We have recently extended our ministry vision to Burkina Faso and Niger where the Lord appears to be opening partnership opportunities and establishing a new work for our Ministry. Many of these new and vibrant churches are reproducing and forming new denominations and sending national pioneer church planters to new frontiers; these latest disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ, bravely spread the gospel even in the midst of dangerous persecution and great challenges.
The shape of missions in Muslim dominated West Africa has changed dramatically over the past few decades with the establishment of strong national leaders who have a vision for planting churches and reaching their own people for Christ. That doesn't mean that there is no longer a need for Western missionaries in West Africa. Rather, it means that the role of the Western missionaries and the Western church has shifted from leading West African pastors to serving alongside them.