When God called us to Africa, we really had no idea how things would grow, what changes we would be led to make, and who would work alongside us. It has been a walk of faith from the very beginning. If we told you how God networked people together, you would be as amazed as we are — people we’d never met yet who share similar visions and passions for the work to which we are called. Even now, we are in awe as the networking continues as we meet new friends who share our same standard of integrity in ministry and with whom we share contacts, resources, projects and mission objectives. Our goal is to work alongside indigenous leaders, equipping them to minister to their people. It is never our intention to replace them; God called them to be a light within their villages and communities in a way that we never could. Our prayer is that you, as a friend and partner in the Kingdom of God at work in Africa, will help us be that example of God’s steadfast love to all as we embrace those to whom He leads us — the destitute, the rejected, the broken, and the oppressed. There are endless opportunities in Africa where there are so many needs represented among so many people groups. Pray with us, partner with us, join us as we pursue God’s will in and for Africa!
Denise Matthews, Executive Director
Heart of God Africa
A high view of God and His Word fuel my passion for training men who have been called by God to the pastoral ministry of feeding their flock. I came face-to-face with that need in Uganda when I made my first trip there in 2010. Over 100 pastors showed up for a 4 day pastor's conference and it was there that I saw there hunger and thirst for God's Word. I concluded that if they are that hungry for knowledge of scripture their churches would be starving as well. This started a quest to begin planning for on going pastor's conferences each year God allowed us to go. God has blessed that desire by allowing further trips and also bringing other men who share the same desire to teach pastors how to properly handle Christ's Word. Our plans are bigger than just annual trips. God has burdened us with the desire to build a training center where these precious men of God can come and get the training they have never received. We focus on three goals:
May our Lord and Savior be glorified in this task He has set before us.
Mark Matthews, President
Heart of God Africa
Since 2010 we have continued to hold teacher conferences as the Lord provides teachers for our summer teams. We now hold conferences in Entebbe, Tororo, and Bunambutye, and have recently been asked to expand into more rural areas, something we will be researching. We give a Bible to each teacher in attendance, and provide a time of worship and presentation of the Gospel. Our vision: Encourage, enable, and empower a teacher through God’s Word and the power of the Holy Spirit, and they will do the same for their students. Read more ...
It is the primary purpose of Heart of God Africa's sponsorship programs to make an eternal impact on the lives of those who might otherwise never have the opportunity to experience the love of God. Working together at the local level, the door is open to sustainable change in the community. Not only are children being educated and fed, they are learning principles of life that they will carry throughout their futures as responsible adults impacting their nation from within.
Sponsorship of these children requires mere pennies a day which provides them with the necessities for learning in a Christ-centered atmosphere. Regardless which program you choose to support, you will be impacting the life of a child who lives in extreme poverty. Your generosity will not only change the direction of a child's life, but it will also impact an entire community and, prayerfully, a nation.