Wilondja and Shirley have a vision of planting a cluster of churches, using a holistic approach to ministry, in at least two different Cameroonian towns where university students and one of our medical clinics is located. We envision touching several of the ethnic groups from the central to northwest regions of Cameroon by giving them an opportunity to experience discipleship and evangelism by small group topical and systematic Bible studies that are relevant to their needs. We would then like to see a contextual evangelical church with missions in its DNA. Pray initially for God to raise up a church planting team to assist us. Our timeline is to be on the field in September 2013.
Shirley began serving with Converge Worldwide/BGC in 1990 in Cameroon as she reached out to Muslim women after the Lord clearly showed her that he had trained when she learned Hausa in Nigeria while working with CRU. Shirley started working in Yaounde at the university of Yaounde and a Cameroon Baptist Convention Church with women's ministry and leadership development in 1994. She met Wilondja in 1998 and they were married the same year. They went as church planters to Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire) in 2001 and planted Goshen Church in 2004. Today they have given birth to two daughters churches in Abidjan, the capital city.
Wilondja is the second oldest child from a Congolese family of five children. He is a PK as his father was a church planter for the Free Methodist Church of Zaire. In 1974 Wilondja attended a Conservative Baptist Seminary in Bunia, Congo for his training. He joined the Converge Worldwide family in 2000 after he learned English. Wilondja pastored churches in Kinshasa and Goma. He planted a cluster of churches while working with his denomination in Congo before he met Shirley. He also worked with Campus Crusade for Christ and Gideons International.
God has used these unique experiences and opportunities to prepare Wilondja and Shirley for ministry to impact Africans, a multi-ethnic group of people reached and unreached as well as post-modernists in North America. They are currently raising their prayerful and financial support to embark on their new mission field of Cameroon in September 2013.