The Gourmantches are a predominantly Muslim people group living in Northern Togo. The Gourmantches are supposed to be an offshoot of the Fulani/ Fula peoples of West Africa. The Gourmantches have a population of approximately 222,000 people in 256 villages. The Gourmantches are 70% Muslim, 25% Animist and less than 5% Christian.
For several decades, different ministries have undertaken outreaches among the Gourmantche but because of the barrenness of the work, most Christian Missions felt compelled to leave Gourmantche land. CAPRO sent a couple to pioneer an outreach to the land in December 2011 and after 6 months of language learning, they started their active evangelistic and church-planting ministries in June 2012.
To the glory of God and by His mercies alone, our missionaries have planted 14 churches in 14 villages since inception in June 2012 with 62 local leaders trained and about 2,000 believers in the churches. Their work has been anchored in Kpendjal and are currently involved in translating the New Testament into Gourmantche. In addition to church-planting, the Gourmantche Mission has been committed to reaching out to the young people of the land, encouraging them to learn skills and crafts and to go to school. We have started 2 schools for the children and an apprentice program for young ladies.
As a result of the impact of our ministries in Gourmantche land, the elders have given CAPRO 8 hectares of land to develop as a mission base and we are in urgent need to so do.
PRAY FOR THE CONTINUED GROWTH OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD AMONG THE GOURMANTCHES.
PRAY THAT THE YOUTH WILL CONTINUE TO TURN AWAY FROM DARKNESS INTO THE LIGHT OF JESUS.
PRAY FOR THE NEEDS OF BUILDING A MISSION BASE TO COORDINATE THIS WORK