The State of Missions in Africa

Is Africa still the “dark continent”? However one describes it, the African continent is also a place of great gospel opportunity.

“The African continent has been called the dark continent. [But] I don’t really like that expression… there are great opportunities to take the gospel into take places and bring light,” says Ron Washer, ABWE’s Executive Director for Africa.

The African continent, with its population of just over 1 billion people, is a rising star among the continents of the world. As the world invests financially, our prayer is that God’s people will send business people, Bible teachers, healthcare workers, school teachers and many more people with a heart to help the people of Africa know Christ as Savior.

In spite of the spread of Islam in the limited-access countries in North Africa, the kingdom of God is spreading faster. ABWE is committed to seeing the African continent saturated with healthy churches and gospel access.