Prayer is a way you can effectively build His Kingdom on earth! You may not be able to go on a mission trip at this time, but you can definitely be praying for these partners and our teams we send to support them!
In 2010, the Lord led OFBC to partner with Dan and Pam Johnson, IMB missionaries to Tanzania, Africa. With a specific strategy in mind, OFBC sent several teams each year out into the bush of Africa to share the Gospel with those who have never heard the name of Jesus. Teamed with our missionaries and four Massai pastors, Mikaeli, Emanuel Saiteru, Emmanuel Laizer, and Moses. The outreach has literally seen thousands of people pray to receive Christ through using the story cloth.
One specific goal was to establish a church in Northern Tanzania where the Bible is taught and believers encouraged. With each trip to Tanzania, the Lord has used the teams to build His church. Today, a church is alive and well with a Massai pastor who loves the Lord and who is passionate about reaching lost souls in his community.
OFBC continues to send teams into the region focusing on discipleship and presenting the Gospel. The Johnsons have retired and moved back to the U.S. while OFBC continues to steadily build relationships with our four Massai pastors. Trips are taken twice a year, January and July.
OFBC is reaching out and partnering with The Broken Wall Project located in Southwest Baltimore, MD. The Broken Wall Project is a church plant from Send North America. Pastor Ron Willoughby leads a team of missionaries to reach their community for Christ through serving. The Broken Wall Project believes that the school is the hub of the community, and a natural gathering place for families. For this reason, they have committed to partnering with and investing their time and resources into one of their community’s schools, North Bend Elementary Middle School.
Find out more about The Broken Wall Project and how you can pray for our community in Baltimore by going to www.brokenwallproject.org. Specifically, we are asked to pray over their mission statement, their team, and the school and community.
TRIP: Tanzania January 2019
TEAM: Eric Lethco, Randy Burns, Geoff Brittian, Joe Miller & Matt Gallagher
FOCUS: Week 1 - Vision trip into new and remote villages that we've never been. Please be in prayer for discernment on where God is leading OFBC to send future teams to share the gospel. Week 2 - Pastors conference. Pray that the teaching will be received well and that those in attendance be encouraged to hold fast to the truth of God's Word.