Building new churches in Cote d’Ivoire 7 Missionary Districts.
Describe the need affecting community
No presence of the temple.
How will this Advance project help to address the need?
We have mobilized the resource to be able to construct the temple.
Describe the primary goal of the project
For many years, the Cote d’Ivoire United Methodist Church (EMUCI) was established in the southern part of the country. The missionary vision of the Church is to preach the Gospel in holistic approach with actions and deeds. Henceforth, the evangelization by local missionary agents trained by the Church, has produced new converts in various cities and villages throughout the country mainly in the northern part. It is disheartening to know that the lack of infrastructure (Church premises), these converts don’t have opportunities to strengthen their faith by meeting and worshiping together. Most end up loosing their faith and are often taken over by other religious tendencies including Islam. Construction of new premises will help strengthen the faith of the new converts and enabled them to be deeply rooted in their environment with Christian values. For many years, the northern part of the country has been lagging behind in the development process of the country and population suffer from poverty and other killer diseases. Therefore, the establishment of the United Methodist Church in these areas will bring hope and will transform lives of many. This project will materialize church growth throughout the country especially in remote areas by preaching the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the World, stamping out poverty and associated killer diseases.
Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project