Global Partners Summit to Launch a New Missions Initiative

Global Partners will launch a three-year project at its annual missions conference in Plano, Texas, slated for Jan. 21-23. The project, known as ‘Africa Quest’, is the first major initiative undertaken by Global Partners and its ministries, and seeks to engage the U.S. church in short-term missions through the investment of its prayers, possessions, projects and partnerships.

"The Quest itself is a three-year initiative designed to equip, evangelize and establish churches in six eastern African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda," conference organizer Todd Szalkowski told Mission Network News.

According to the Africa Quest website, AIDS, war, and the advancement of Islam have stripped Africans of all hope. “There is a stirring of hearts and an urgent call to provide support and training to African pastors and lay leaders in order to build up the church and equip believers in the faith,” the website stated. “God’s calling has been made clear and has guided hearts to take action for such a time as this.”

Szalkowski told MNN, “We've heard a lot about AIDS, and war and the devastating impact those are having on African people, but you may not have heard about the advancement of Islam in Africa. Oil-rich Arab nations are investing hundreds of billions of dollars toward Muslim evangelism. Eastern Africa has become the frontlines."

Taking part in the three-year project will be a strategic alliance consisting of Global Partners Ministries, EvangeCube, GoLeaders.Net and Global Missions Fellowship—better known as E3 Partners.

At the Jan. 21-23 conference, keynote speakers, Steve Steele and Ngwiza Mnkandla, the current and former presidents of DAWN Ministries, will “enlighten conference goers to the current state of world missions and then motivate them all to partner in advancing the reign of Jesus Christ into every domain of life.”

Anyone who would like an information packet mailed to them can send a request to: Global Partners, 600 Development Drive, Suite 120, Plano, TX 75074. 214.446.1101 Fax 214.446.1190

To receive additional information about Africa Quest, go to: www.africaquest.org.