A Story of Niger


Compelled to care for women working globally and with the desire to use our God-given skills, we embarked on several long journeys to Niger. While visiting Mark and Monika Kozakowski in 2007, we met some Tamajaq people. The Tamajaq are artisans, and we spent several visits admiring their work and getting to know them. We teamed up with Pastor Jim and Jaci in 2008 on a Prayer and Vision trip to explore adopting the Tamajaq people.

Our gifts are not those of language learning and building cross-cultural relationships, but we are passionate about supporting those who have these gifts. People like Gail Klippenstein and Ishaya, a Tamajaq evangelist encouraged into ministry through an LC3 ministry; folks like Jon and Christine Banke, who are serving the Fulani people; and Mawnde, a Fulani brother with a passion for sharing the Good News. Brian has had the opportunity to help many of these brothers and sisters in Christ with housing repairs and projects, and even helped re-engineer the power system for Sahel Academy in 2013 after it was flooded.

These journeys have taught us that outreach to nomadic peoples is extremely difficult and many workers do not stay in the field long. Those who are committed to reaching Tamajaq and Fulani need prayer. LC3 has been lifting them up monthly since 2008, asking for the Lord to touch these desert peoples with His love and His Word.

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