Friday, September 16, 2016

Taking the Gospel to the Chadian Military

One of the objectives of Acts 2 Collective is that we aim to support our brothers and sisters in Christ in-country who are doing the Lord’s work. Such is the case with our Chadian brother, Marc. Marc has been overseeing our Sports Mission Complex vision in Sarh, Chad. Meanwhile, as we await more funding, Marc has been called to be a minister to the Chadian military. He is an evangelist to the soldiers, traveling all around Chad to teach God’s word to those in the military - holding bible studies, prayer groups, and even meals together. In Chad this is a trained position, and just recently Marc was invited by the Association of Military Christians Union to attend a training in Cameroon. Marc has continual need for funding to cover the cost of training materials (mainly to give each soldier a Bible in French which costs $4 each), food, and his travel expenses. This is one way Acts 2 Collective has been supporting Marc’s ministry, and in so doing we have seen many soldiers turning their lives over to Christ.

We recently received word from Marc of an urgent need that has come up in his ministry. Some time ago one of the men Marc ministered to in the military, Colonel Beal, ended up going to Mali in the UN mission and died in the war. Since then Marc has been looking after the care and needs of the family he left behind. Due to urbanization of the Chadian government in the city of Loumia where the military live, the home this widowed family was to move into was taken out by road construction. Marc is now looking to rebuild a 3 bedroom home for this family. The labor cost breakdown is listed in a photo below in French. Total estimated cost is $2,012.

In addition, another soldier Marc had ministered to, Abdel-Aziz Bore, also lost his life and Marc has stepped in to help care for the now widowed family he left behind. Their home was also affected by the road construction, and there is need to help them rebuild their kitchen and a toilet area. Their cost for rebuilding is $366. Furthermore, there are 12 children within these situations who are in need of school sponsorship.

These sorts of needs are just a sampling of the requests for help that Acts 2 Collective receives on what has become a weekly (and oftentimes daily) basis now. When you support Acts 2 Collective financially, your donations are helping to meet the needs of our in-country missionaries like Marc, as well as vulnerable women, children and families such as these.

Our Chadian brother, Marc, on the left, out on mission.

Handing out the Word.

Bible training session

Soldiers with their Bibles!  Yeah!!

Breaking bread and opening the Word with Marc

Another teaching session

Beal family

Cost to rebuild Beal home
Bore family

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