Lost But Not Forgotten
What's New at Lost But Not Forgotten? (BLOG updated Sept 2014), next
update, well who knows.
Recently we have had the opportunity to do the following:
|Establish LBNF Nigeria, begin follow-up trip to Mt. Bagazam, Niger, and provide |
|relief to the believers in Agadez area.|
| Conduct a mission trip to Burkina Faso villages resulting in over 500 souls saved.|
|Conduct mission trip to Air Mountains where about 750 Air Tamajeq received Jesus.|
|Conduct mission trip to N. Cameroon, in three strategic areas leading to about 1,000 |
|Reach many Tamasheq in Arlit and villages near Agadez.|
|Purchase food for starving villagers near Agadez.|
|Reach Buduma and Kanembou tribes in Chad|
|Purchase 4x4 vehicle for evangelism in the Sahara desert.|
|Witness several miracles leading to many believers.|
|Led about 1,000 people to the Lord in Niger.|
|Plant four churches among muslim villages in N. Togo.|
|Conduct two crusades among muslims in N. Nigeria.|
|Visit two major unreached tribes in West Africa.|
|Travel to Cameroon and plant the first publicly accepted Christian church among |
|the Kanuri. Sow seeds of the Word in three other villages.|
This organization is committed to reaching out to people in the 10/40 window, particularly
in Africa, who are highly ranked on the Joshua Project list (see link).
A Little About What We Do
We recognize that what we do best is to reach out to small villages with the good news of the
Savior and to provide some temporary humanitarian aid in hard to reach areas. Although,
little is deemed beyond the scope of the ministry if the Lord leads us, the efforts are focused
on evangelism and church planting. Building churches, schools and medical clinics, and
provide food are things we hope to do where possible.
"For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."
It is children like this one (above), our LBNF
poster-girl, who keep us coming back and
pressing forward to take the gospel of Jesus to
the unreached people of the Northern Corridor
of West Africa. Why should these children
Why are some of the faces blacked out, and
aliases used on this website?
Unfortunately in this day and age, there is
more opposition to the gospel of Jesus then at
any other time in our existence. If you doubt
this then I suggest you read Voice of the
Martyrs (VOM). As ministers of the gospel in
volatile, restricted, and dangerous areas we
make security a priority, especially with our
local partners. Ministering to muslims is
illegal in some of the areas we venture into,
yet we choose to obey God rather than man,
and so do our partners. So it may look weird,
you may think it is unnecessary, but our
experience and that of colleagues suggests
otherwise. Thank you for your understanding.
Second completed church building in Zigage, Northern
Cameroon.This building was destroyed by the elements.
With your help we were able to rebuild it by His grace.
Historic Mosque in Agadez, Niger
Because they all are not yet free!
After a highly successful trip to the
northern part of the Ivory Coast, and
Mt. Bagzam in Niger the LBNF
team will be travelling to the
northern border of Burkina Faso
this fall. We will go in search of
unreached people groups in the area
and hopefully cross the border into
Mali as well. Pray for this
opportunity and ask God to bless it
and others in the future. Your
financial support is appreciated also.
To say we are busy is an understatement. We attempted to get baby Saidou the
operation for double cleft lip in Sokoto, Nigeria. However, the baby was too small and
so we have had to postpone that mission. Thanks to you who sowed into that mission. It
will get done. Next, our trip to NE Burkina Faso in the Arbinda, Gorum-Gorum area.
God has shown us an unreached Fulani group called the Jelgooji. There are estimated
350,000 who have never heard the truth about Jesus. Now these numbers may not grab
you, but if you were one of those who perished without ever having the opportunity to
hear about the gosepl of grace then it might be more compelling. In any case, that is
where we will be at the end of this month and into October. Brother A who was doing a
fine job of coordinating will have to work and therefore we have been reacquainted with
Life is harsh on Mt. Bagzam
The notable contrasts of Sindou
Would you help us reach the Jelgooji, Fulani people
of NE Burkina Faso? (Select the "Donate Please"
my son pastor A who assisted us in a trip last
fall. He is a fine and intense young man built out
of the same mold, the same spiritual DNA as
myself and I look forward to ministering with him
again. We also have the pleasure of pastor J
from a local church in Hereford, Texas who will
accompany us. To round out the team will be a
convert who has seen Jesus face to face and
called into the ministry, his name is pastor A
Brother A and Mayor of Arbinda
Urgent Prayer Requests
Evan E in Cameroon under fire by militant muslims
who have already burned down their church.
Protection for the rest of team LBNF so we can
accomplish the mission given to us.