We are a Disciple Making Movement and have been involved in ministry to Africa since the 1970’s. First in West Africa and later in Uganda and South Sudan. We first ministered in South Sudan in 1998.
Our team is currently focused on growing our Disciple Making Movement among the Ugandan people and the more than 1,000,000 South Sudanese Refugees and host communities in the West Nile Region of northern Uganda. Our Disciple Making Movement started in Adjumani northern Uganda because after the war broke out that is where most of the fleeing refugees were placed.
We started our Disciple Making Movement in earnest in 2015 and as of March 2018 it has spread to more than 20 camps and to eastern, central and western Uganda. There are now almost 500 groups with nearly 4,500 people attending a group meeting each week and more than 1,000 people putting their faith in Jesus every month. Our DMM leaders are baptizing almost 500 people every month. Over 40 churches have emerged out of our DMM since 2015.
Our heart is to win and train obedient followers of Jesus who also win and train obedient followers of Jesus. Our goal for 2018 is 25,000 salvations, 900, groups, and 9,000 people attending a group each week. But, our long term goal that we are working toward is 1,000,000 salvations and 100,000 Disciple Making Groups with 10,000 churches in East Africa by 2025.
Our team is composed of a group of ministers and business people from our home in the US as well as our African staff most of whom have been with us for more than ten years. Plus hundreds of men and women who serve as local volunteers that do the grass roots work of our DMM. We also cooperate with other organizations with a hart to lift up the suffering people in west Nile Uganda and South Sudan. Child Evangelism Fellowship of South Sudan, High Adventure Ministries, Sister Effect, Work For Life and the African Children’s Choir all impact our efforts. We are grateful for our partners, who team with us, some through prayer some through financial support and some through both. Without this amazing team we could not do this great work.
As an eleven year old boy growing up in Ghana Richard Barnor met a pastor from the US who began partnering with his father doing short term ministry there for several years. Richard eventually came to the US and attended Bible School in the Dallas area. After graduation he returned to Ghana to plant a church. After a few years he returned to the US and eventually started a business that became very successful. Over the years he has returned home to minister in Ghana many times, he has also ministered in Ukraine and several other places. After returning home he continued his education and received a Doctorate degree in theology. "Oh Yes the pastor that Richard met when he was eleven years old was a young Gary Short!" Richard is now the Director of Refugee Assistance for Hope And Grace International.