The Lashway's serve as the Team Leader Overseer for the Swahili Zone of East Africa, primarily engaging with our AGWM missionaries and national church leaders in Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and Uganda. Currently, 18 countries in Africa do not have any AGWM personnel and 12 more have only one missionary unit. In an effort to help the emerging churches on the continent, they have been asked by AGWM Africa to launch a Basecamp Missionary Development Center in Moshi, Tanzania to help interested people from the U.S. to Discover Africa, Discern their Call, and Develop their Skills in Cross Cultural Ministry. We will be the feeder program for East Africa developing teams of new missionaries for not only Uganda, Burundi, and Rwanda, but also future efforts into planting the church in South Sudan and Eritrea as well as other nations in the region. In addition to my TLO responsibilities and launching a Basecamp, I am also the Executive Secretary for the Africa Assemblies of God Alliance serving the continent along side the AAGA Chairman Dr. Barnabas Mtokambali, promoting church planting, African missions, leadership development, and church growth across the continent.
We will be joining the Children At Risk team, which exists to care for, minister to, and share the Gospel with children who have been orphaned, abandoned, neglected, abused, homeless, come from broken homes, or simply live an unsafe community that puts them at risk to emotional, mental, or physical harm. We will also work to train, equip, and send out other believers to work with children at risk in both Cape Town and other locations.
Steve and Trina are missionaries with Assembly of God World Missions in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa. They are serving as Team Leader Overseers of Live Dead East Africa. They have responsibility for teams in 6 countries. Their primary focus is church planting among unreached people groups and training. In addition, Trina ministers to young ladies.
Doug and Corrine are based in Nairobi, Kenya, and work with Bible school training in Kenya and across the continent. A Nigerian scholar has observed that Christianity in Africa is a mile wide and an inch deep. While rejoicing over the great revival God is bringing to Africa, Doug and Corrine are working to address the need of strengthening and maturing the Church and promoting missions from our national churches. As directors of the Association for Pentecostal Theological Education in Africa (APTEA), they assist 300+ Bible schools in equipping students to plant and pastor churches, and go to the remaining 867 unreached people groups in Africa. Their call is to equip biblically grounded, Spirit-filled, servant leaders to reach the nations. Prior to their missions appointment to Africa, Doug and Corrine served in a variety of capacities: high school teacher, coach, accountant, and youth pastor. They were part of the faculty and administration at North Central University, Minneapolis, and planted and pastored a church in the Twin Cities. They have faithfully served in Africa for over 25 years ministering in Burkina Faso, Togo, Ethiopia, and Kenya. They have two adult daughters, Julia and Ruthie, who are career missionaries in Africa.
Health and wellness including disability support and programming. Coaches on the ground for Liberty Church Manzini and the Liberty Community Centre in Swaziland
John and Ruth Kerr focus on leadership training for approximately 120 students. These students attend classes on the Kerrs’ 160-acre campus. However, the community surrounding the campus is home to roughly 500,000 people who live in very poor shanty-town neighborhoods. As a result, the students on campus have created many social-impact ministries and turned the property into a development center. They provide HIV-AIDS-awareness ministry, skills training, micro-financing, agriculture training, sewing classes and computer classes—all simply in an effort to bless and benefit the surrounding communities.
Kevin and Miriam minister to the unreached tribes of Kenya. Kevin acts as chair of the Assemblies of God commission, which oversees many missionaries and the efforts to plant churches among many of Kenya’s resistant and predominately Muslim tribes. Miriam also focuses on transformational development through after-school clubs and camps.
Swazi has a very high HIV/AIDS rate and many children are being raised by grandparents or others in their community as their parents have died. Finding work is difficult and school fees get expensive so many children are unable to finish school. Children's Cup in Swazi and South Africa is working to serve the whole child which includes medical care, education, economic empowerment, and also teaching them about their Lord and Savior.
Lila Farmer’s mission field is located in East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, South Sudan). The ministry is to provide leadership seminars to indigenous churches and humanitarian aid to rural communities. The organizations she serves are platforms to share the lifesaving truth of salvation in Jesus Christ.