Jim began following Jesus at age 17 and immediately after he came to know Jesus, Jim heard a call to be a missionary. Lisa was just 7 years old when she came to know Jesus, and she sensed a call to be a missionary right away as well. The Blacks started their missionary career in 1989.
Jim and Lisa spent eight years in Nigeria, West Africa. During their final term of service they started an outreach to an unreached people group. They describe that period as the most fulfilling and rewarding time in their field experience. They have continued to develop leaders among these people and have seen several churches started and strengthened by people they have helped to equip.
The Blacks plan to invest the rest of their missionary career equipping more transformational leaders, not only in Nigeria but throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Sub-Saharan Africa // Our greatest privilege is joining Jesus in what he is building: his church. When we reach across the street and around the world with the gospel—locally and globally—we impact lives for eternity.
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“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish buthave eternal life.” John 3:16
Are you thankful that you can read these words? Are you thankful that you understand this very important message? Thousands of Muslim men and women cannot read these words or if they can read them, they do not understand them well. Why? These men and women have never been taught to read Roman script. They were, however, taught from childhood to read Arabic script.
Now, the Bible in several languages such as Fulfulde, the language of the Fulbe people in West Africa, is available in Arabic script for just $20 per copy. Please consider giving a gift so that these Arabic script Bibles can get into the hands of men and women in West Africa who are eager to know what the Bible really says about Jesus Christ and the true way to heaven.
Your tax-deductible gift can be made online or mail to Converge, 2002 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005-9935 and payable to Converge (use project number 89253). Thank you for your gift.