Daugherty's in Africa
"I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me."
~ACTS 26: 17-18
Chad N Judi
We are Chad and Judith from North Texas. Our call to missions started by serving in Botswana, Africa teaching in the Bible school, building tabernacles, and working in children’s ministry. In 2017, we served on a Live Dead team in Moscow, Russia evangelizing the Muslim unreached people groups from Central Asia. We also served in Tallinn, Estonia on a church planting team. Our focus was one-on-one discipleship with new believers. We have a heart to share boldly the love of Christ with the lost and a passion to train pastors/leaders for ministry.
In January 2019, the Lord gave us clear direction to return to Africa and work with the Bible Schools, so we made a transition to Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa. Côte d'Ivoire is situated on the southern bulge of West Africa between Liberia and Ghana. It is estimated that within the next ten years over fifty percent (50%) of Africa’s population will live in only ten cities. Abidjan, the largest city in Côte d'Ivoire is one of them. Approximately 26 million people live in Côte d'Ivoire. Many of the people are animists (estimated as high as 63 percent), or fetish worshippers. 43% of the population is Muslim. A scant 7.6 percent of the population is Protestant.
There are few AG missionaries/personel in all of West Africa. Due to persecution of believers from the countries to the north (Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger), people are now fleeing to Côte d'Ivoire. God is moving in this country to meet the needs. The national church is planting approximately 500 churches each year, but the Bible school is only producing approximately 133 pastors annually. This has created a great need for Bible School teachers and workers. Our primary interests will be working with the Bible School to teach, train and develop pastors/leaders, working at Base Camp to train new missionaries, working with teams to build tabernacles in the villages, planting churches, and evangelizing the lost.
We are excited about what the Lord will do through us as we serve in Côte d'Ivoire!