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  • ACF Impact through Mission

    T h e vision of ACF USA states, ACF shall be a thriving Christian Community that models integrity. excellence, and compassion to mobilize and empower Africans worldwide to impact their generation and Africa. This vision which has guided activities and programs for the past decade has its core essence aptly crystallized in three critical words: Mobilize, Empower and Impact.
    In developing this vision ACF USA also developed four strategic core areas: Reconnecting with the Continent, Building Bridges; Building the ACF Family & Community; and Passing on the Legacy. These core areas are unified by Reconnecting with the Continent. While Building Bridges, Building the Family & Community and Passing on the Legacy are vehicles for mobilization and empowerment, Reconnecting with the Continent has become the primary area where the goal of impacting Africa is more directly realized. It is now the fulcrum of our ministry activities. The Great Commission (Mathew 28:18-20) is at the core of the ACF vision and mandate. The aim of our missions thrust is to mobilize resources and work in partnership with similarly minded organizations to win souls among Africa's unreached people groups, and to achieve transformative impact on the continent. We will accomplish this by tackling and investing in the following four focus areas:
    1. Evangelistic outreach & cross-cultural missions.
    2. Medical outreach and services
    3. Education
    4. Economic empowerment (sustainability strategy).
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    FOCUS AREA 1: EVANGELISTIC OUTREACH & CROSS-CULTURAL MISSIONS
    As a Christian organization with evangelism as our core mission, ACF USA will continue to prioritize soul winning as the highest reason for our existence. Everything we do, every partnership we develop, and every investment we make will help drive and catalyze the following goals:
    1. We will work closely with global partners of like mind toward the goal of planting a church by 2030 among each of the almost 1000 distinct ethno-linguistic groups in Africa considered unreached.
    2. We will invest in training, deploying and supporting 1000 new missionaries by 2030 who will be dedicated to evangelizing and planting churches among Africa's unreached people groups.
    3. We will engage in strategic conversations and build critical partnerships that will place the fellowship at the center of major initiatives in global missions focused on closing the Great Commission gap. This includes connecting with and playing a leadership role in relevant initiatives such as those sponsored by Movement for African National Initiatives (MANI) (maniafrica.com), Finishing the Task (www.finishingthetask.com), Vision 59, and The Issachar Initiative (issacharinitiative.org), among others.
    4. We will establish strategic partnerships with at least 100 local churches/congregations across the USA, including church movements within African American communities, to accelerate the pace of church planting and disciple making among Africa's unreached people groups.
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    FOCUS AREA 2: MEDICAL OUTREACH AND SERVICES

    ACF USA has a long history and very successful track record of conducting short-term medical mission outreaches in multiple countries across Africa. These outreaches have been conducted by individual chapters or regions with little sharing of best practices and resources across the fellowship. In order to scale our impact, we will:
    1. Strengthen and upscale existing efforts in the area of medical missions by creating "communities of practice" for physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, public health practitioners, and other allied medical professionals across ACF USA, to facilitate cross-sharing of ideas, information, and resources.
    2. Each ACF USA Region, by 2030, will establish at least one permanent medical facility such as a clinic or hospital at the places where we want to have long term impact. This goal is in addition to ongoing or completed hospital projects for ACF USA regions that have them.


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    FOCUS AREA 3: EDUCATION

    Education is the key to professional success. The missionaries that came to Africa in the early 1900s recognized the power of education to transform lives and invested in establishing schools across Africa to the benefit of many of us. Our vision and investments in the future of the children in the villages where we work should be no less. We have successful models of intervention in this regard that we can build on. Our goals in this area include:
    1. establish at least one new and well-resourced K-7/8 educational institution (primary school) somewhere in their areas of ministry by 2023.
    2. establish one boarding secondary school somewhere in their areas of ministry by 2025
    3. careers and professions. .
    4. establish an ACF USA branded/owned private university somewhere in Africa by 2030.

    FOCUS AREA 4: ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT (SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY)
    The core purpose of ACF USA economic empowerment initiatives will be to enhance human well-being and to serve as a sustainability strategy within the communities where we work. Charity they say, begins at home and it is also widely accepted that "you cannot give what you do not have." In order for the ACF USA to successfully catalyze economic empowerment in Africa there is a need to cultivate and expand entrepreneurship amongst our membership. Accordingly, we have the following goals:
    1. Embark on a multi-year "Building Generational Wealth" training, mentoring and coaching program for all ACF Chapters to be led by some of the business owners among us. The goal of the program will be to foster entrepreneurship among our members that will lead to the creation of at least 1100 new business ventures by ACF USA members with a combined valuation of at least 100 million US Dollars. This vision includes creating a "business incubator" platform that will serve as a one-stop-shop of resources for starting, maintaining and growing successful business ventures.
    2. Establish at least 100 micro-economic and small scale enterprises in the communities where we work across Africa to create sustainable livelihoods for at least 500 ,000 people by 2030.

    IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY

    The National Mission Council will empanel multiple work teams across the country who have expertise in specific areas relevant to the identified goals and objectives. The teams will develop an implementation strategy for each core area and also drive the implementation of the strategy with guidance from the National Missions Council and the ACF USA National Board.

    ACF USA MISSION WORK: CURRENT MISSIONS ACTIVITIES AND IMPACT ON AFRICA
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    ACF USA seeks to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Continent of Africa through yearly mission trips. We actively lead short term mission teams to various countries in Africa at different times of the year, serving different areas of the continent and making great impact in the communities and people groups among whom we work. Our teams are organised by the ACF USA Regions and our ongoing activities/projects are as listed below:

    EAST REGION MISSIONS:
    ANNUAL MISSION TRIP SCHEDULE
    July - Republic of Benin
    August - Uganda
    Kumi
    Fort Portal
    ACTIVITIES AND HIGHLIGHTS: Ongoing programs areas of intervention include:
    ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE/ EMPOWERMENT:
    Small business loan program for spouses of pastors to help them start businesses and to provide financial independence (Republic of Benin);
    Pilot program to provide small business loans to sponsored students that have graduated from colleges
    COUNSELING/ MENTORSHIP:
    Pastoral training and counseling; (Uganda and the Republic of Benin);
    Counseling for sponsored young adults on life issues that include Christian faith, choosing a life partner, and choosing a career
    CHURCH PLANTING/ DEVELOPMENT:
    Establishment of local ACF chapters and planting of churches.
    MEDICAL OUTREACH:
    Built and opened a medical clinic in the Fort Portal District of Uganda (Kigarama);
    Construction of a second medical clinic (Kumi, Uganda);
    Medical treatment and counseling for over 2,000 people in Uganda and the Republic of Benin each year
    EDUCATION;
    Sponsorship of students at the Primary, Secondary, Technical Schools and University levels
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    ARTIST'S IMPRSSION OF ACF VINE PRIMARY SCHOOL IN UGANDA

    MIDWEST REGION MISSIONS
    ANNUAL MISSION TRIP SCHEDULE ACTIVITIES AND HIGHLIGHTS: Ongoing programs and interventions include:
    MEDICAL OUTREACH: EDUCATION:
    1. Ongoing support of Chisomo Daycare Center for orphans and indigent children in Mangochi;
    2. Construction project for building a school in Chiponde, Malawi in collaboration with CAPRO
    ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE/ EMPOWERMENT:
    1. Drilling of borehole in Chiponde, Malawi
    PREVIOUS MISSION ACTIVITIES:
    1. Provided short term medical, educational, economic empowerment and church development missions to Burundi including: medical outreach to women and children, microfinance and agricultural development, pastoral training and church planting.


    SOUTH REGION MISSIONS

    ANNUAL MISSION TRIP SCHEDULE
    December - Siera Leone
    ACTIVITIES AND HIGHLIGHTS: Ongoing programs and interventions include:
    ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE/ EMPOWERMENT:

    The business mission gives monetary donations to church leaders and church workers to help grow their businesses while seminars are organized to provide training on how to start and run a successful business.

    1. Scale-up Grants to small business owners (Sierra Leone);
    2. Computer literacy program for new believers and ministry NIGERIA NAMIBIA leaders (Sierra Leone)

    COUNSELING/MENTORSHIP:
    1. Marriage Seminars;
    2. Missionary sponsorship of pastors (Sierra Leone)

    CHURCH PLANTING/DEVELOPMENT:

    Evangelism is carried out through witnessing and praying with every one that is seen in the outreach clinic and giving out of free Bibles. Christian Film Shows, Marriage Counseling and Preaching represent other areas of outreach.

    1. Establishment of local ACF chapters and planting of churches

    MEDICAL OUTREACH:

    The medical mission takes a multipronged approached to address the medical needs such as dental care, general surgery, eye care and eye surgery, general medical consultations all for free. The immediate goal is to provide glasses and build a Health Clinic in Sierra Leone.

    1. Constructed $300,000 Clinic in Sierra Leone (near Freetown);
    2. Annual Medical Missions (Sierra Leone, Nigeria);
    3. Free reading glasses;
    4. Shipment of dialysis machines to Nigeria and other West African countries

    EDUCATION:

    Avenues of educational outreach includes the provision of supplemental teaching of Physics, Biology, Mathematics and Chemistry to High School students as well as the giving out of money donations to rebuild black boards and install working toilets in High schools.

    1. Pioneered building of Christian High School (Ghana);
    2. Secondary and college education sponsorships for African Indians (Siddis) in India;
    3. Infrastructure renewal and expansion for Bondon Secondary School (Kaduna State, Nigeria);
    4. Annual Bondon Secondary School visits to teach Mathematics and Science (Kaduna State, Nigeria);
    5. Contributions towards building orphanage dormitory (Batibo, Cameroon)


    WEST REGION MISSIONS
    ACTIVITIES AND HIGHLIGHTS
    The West Region schedules its mission trips twice a year.
    • OUTREACH LOCATIONS
    • CENTRAL AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
    • REPUBLIC OF CONGO
    • REPUBLIC OF CONGO
    • RWANDA
    MEDICAL OUTREACH:
    1. Bi-ennial medical outreach with clinics;
    2. Shipment of medical supplies

    EDUCATION:
    1. Establishment of cyber cafes;
    2. Sponsored students in training school (Bangui, Central African Republic)

    ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE/ EMPOWERMENT:
    1. Vocational Training Program for ex-prostitutes;
    2. Shipment of non-perishable food items for widows and orphans.

    COUNSELING/MENTORSHIP:
    1. Training Christian leaders;
    2. Scholarships for missionaries to attend bible school;
    3. Organizing and hosting conferences for bible school attendees



    OTHER ACF MISSION PROJECTS/OUTREACH EVENTS
    Apart from ACF USA regional mission endeavors, ACF USA local chapters also conduct and sponsor various mission activities/projects across the continent of Africa. A comprehensive listing of chapter projects will be added to this page in due time.

    MISSION OUTREACH IS AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME
    Human capital is the backbone of a successful mission trip. Without volunteersces it will be impossible to undertake any mission work. Therefore we wish to express appreciation to all who have given towards missions, gone on mission trips, as well as those planning to give or go in the near future. We strongly encourage you to be a part of ACF USA missions as we reconnect with the continent of Africa. Mission outreach provides a lifetime experience for those who participate in the mission work, and changes lives in our host communities.

    JOIN US:
    If you would like more information about our mission activities or make a contribution, please visit the ACF USA website at https://www.acfusa.org/acf/donate or send email to executivedirector@acfusa.org.

 

ACF USA Vision

ACF shall be a thriving Christian Community that models integrity, excellence, and compassion to mobilize and empower Africans worldwide to impact their generation and Africa.

Thank You!