jeudi 8 mars 2018


Christian movie before preaching

Mission to Cameroon, end 2017

The mission to Cameroon this end of the Year 2017 was most perilous, especialy in its beginning. A team had travelled to this region in the first week of November to begin the work. The evangelists, Pastors Dominique DICK from Guaeloupe and Daniel MPONDO from Strasbourg were to join the team led by Pastor Emmanuel KOUM later. But this first preparatory stay was peppered with numerous incidents that made the work impossible in the Reion. The malpractices on the part of an official of this locality who was in harge of oobtaining the necessary authorizations to the accomplishment of our task, and especially the insecurity due to the threats of kidnapping for ransom of those who were qualified of “half-whites”.

I would say as in the time of the Apostles, (Acts 16:6) we went down to Duala, Logbbessou, Bonamoussadi and Nyala, where we preached the Gosppel, the Holy-Spirit having prevent us from preaching in the North. But it was only part of handin over.

We thus benefited from a Plan B, a proram that the Lord inspired to our colleague Evangelist Pastor Emmanuel KOUM, who quickly obtained the necessary authorizations for the organization of this campaign.

The work lasted four weeks, but two weekes for Dominique DICK and three for Daniel MPONDO. During the first two weeks that led us successively to Logbessou and Bonamoussadi, it was the evangelists Dominique and Daniel who alternatively brought the message and we saw the Lord at work, many lives ame to the Lord. In the third week, which took place in Nyala, the evangelist DICK having lelft, the Evangelst MPONDO brought the message every day and the evangelist KOUM took care of the conclusion the last day. There too, we saw the Lord at work, many were saved, healings and restaurations taking place among the men, women and children wo were present. May all the glory be to Him!




Commemorating the death of the King of Thailand

Mission to Chiang Mai 2017

From 10 to 20 October, a Global Consultationthe Mission to Muslims was held in Chian Mai, Thailand.

This subject has a very sensitive character that does not allow us to dwel on it. Thi is also the reason why this communication will not be illustrated by pictures of our work sessions as usual.

This Consultation was unique in that it brought together the most comprehensive gathering of church-planting practitioners and agency leaders serving innthe Muslim world.

Every morning and afternoon, we listened and abided to Jesus through His Word, in personal refletion, in small groups or collectively in plenary sessions. Our work and reflections were mainely built around the following four questions:

·         What is God saying to us?
·         What is the Muslim world saying to us?
·         What are we saying to one another?
·         What is God telling us to do?

These were intense moments of reflection, of sharing experiences. Let us hope that the resolutions we have taken together will not end in reports to be archived and forgotten, but that they will take shape in joint ations towards the Muslim world.

mardi 10 octobre 2017


Pastor Albert KOUASI's Church in DABOU

Mission to Côte d’Ivoire 2017

I visited Côte d’Ivoire twice this year, first from April 13 to 27 to take part in the CRAF 2017 Consultation held in Grand Bassam from April 18 to 23, 2017. I was to continue a second program which had been prepared by the Regional Delegate for West Africa of the Maeva Sev CI. The meeting was to be held in Bouaké from April 24 to 27. I visited the country the second time from June 13 to July 12 for the same program which was not able to be held as planned before, and for the dedication of of the humanitarian container that the Maeva Sev France has sent to Bouake with the partnership of the Regional Council of Bouake for the public hospitals and the Maeva Sev Helth Centres of this Region.

First trip

The first part of this mission had gone well and to my surprise, nobody had taken over to organize my visit to Bouake. The program included a training seminar for Christian women on miro-enterprises, a visit to the ongoing micro-entreprise of cassava and atieke production, a staple food in the country. I had to meet with the ladies who benefited from this funding from Maeva Sev in order to take stock of the evolution of their company. I then had to train the preachers of the EMU (United Methodist Church) Bouake. But to my surprise, once again, no official answered my call. As concerns the clearance procedure of the container, no one spoke of it. So, after Grand Bassam, I had to fall back on Dabou where I was received by Pastor Albert KOUASSI. From there I decided to convene the office of Maeva Sev in Bouake to designate a new interim manager for the assumption of responsibility of the Ivorian Antenna and to begin the customs clearance of the container which had been at a standstill since the accident of Dr. Mambo. After a quick trip to Bouake and a marathon meeting with the Bouake office, Brother Dadie Abraham KOUASSI was unanimously approached. He undertook to make the necessary arrangements for the clearance of the container. Before embarking on the trip to Bouake I went to the Administrative Center in Abidjan with Pastor Albert to meet the Regional Councilor of Bouake who had given us all assurances that his services would take care of this clearance. That is why I agreed to a second mission in June for the reception of this container and the realization of the seminars that could not be held.

Second trip

The second trip was immediately scheduled for June. I then went to Côte d’Ivvoire for a second time in the same year, to catch up with the failure of the first mission. That was my surprise when I realized that nothing had advanced, any more than my first visit. I had to go several times to Abidjan to help Brother Dadie take steps to clear the constainer. We had succeeded in obtaining several exemptions for the TC, but in spite of that we found ourselves with a sum of 6 million CFA Francs to be settled, half of which in demurrage. As of today, this amount has considerably increased! It was on this disappointment that I left Côte d4ivoire on 12 July.

Once again, no one was able to organize the second program of Bouakke, Brother Dadie being absorbed by the clearance of the TC in Abidjan, no one took over in Bouake. Had it not been the program with the church of Pastor Albert KOUASSI, this second mission would also have ended in failure.

Indeed, my whole stay finaly happened at Pastor Albert, who entrusted me with all the preaching of his church, where the four Sundays of my stay in Côte d’ivoire I gave a series of seminar teachings on the theme of “Theology of the Love of God.” These were memorable moments of sharing, praise and worship with the people of God.

At Church with Pastor Albert KOUASSI