About Us

About Us – Overview of ARA

ARA’s vision is to evangelize, disciple, and plant churches among unreached people groups across Northern and Western Africa by mobilizing, equipping, and supporting African believers.

ARA’s mission is to mobilize African believers to go as missionaries to unreached people groups in Africa in obedience to the Great Commission.

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO:


North Africa and parts of western Africa are some of the last countries and people groups in the world to be evangelized. This is because these places are difficult to get to, difficult to live in, and have increased rates of persecution. Traditionally, missionaries have always been sent from the West to Africa. Now the African church has millions of believers who have been discipled and are more than capable of preaching the Gospel to their African brothers and sisters.



African missionaries are very cost effective and able see fruit in a timely fashion, They can more easily blend into environments due to the color of their skin and the way they dress, usually acclimate to hot climates because they have not grown up with climate control, often pick up on local dialects faster having lived in a multilingual society, adapt quickly to other African foods and traditions, travel with less obstacles then western missionaries to neighboring African countries and villages, and cope better with drawing water from a well and living without Western comforts.



However, the African church still needs assistance with mobilization, administration, communication, training, and fundraising. With assistance from believers around the world, the African church can effectively send out missionaries to unreached people groups in North and West Africa. Missions is the responsibility of all believers regardless of where you live. Every church regardless of its location is called to send and support missionaries. It is time to encourage, motivate, equip, and support our fellow believers in Africa so that they too can join in the harvest and obey the command of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to “Go into all the world, and preach the Gospel.” Will you join us in helping Africans reach Africa?



Role of African Churches

• Identify African believers suited for missionary work
• Assist with the interview process
• Assist with the mission’s training
• Prayer support
• Financial support
• Care of the missionary’s family
• Spiritual care of the missionary

Role of Western Churches

• Financial support
• Prayer support
• Communication with other believers in the West about missions
• Assist with mission’s training


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ARA Pillars





I. Persistent Prayer

  1. Constantly seeking God through prayer
    • Matthew 7:7-8, John 14:13, 1 These 5:18

II. Bold Witness

  1. Proclaiming the Gospel without fear
    • Romans 1:16, Acts 4:13, Acts 4:29

III. Sacrificial Living

  1. Willingness to sacrifice for Christ
    • Romans 12:1-2, Galatians 2:20, Luke 14:26-27, Philippians 1:21

IV. Sanctified Life

  1. Living a life that is Holy and set apart
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:22, 1 Peter 1:15-16

``And this Gospel of the Kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.``

Matthew 24:14

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