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Raising an Army of Harvest Workers

A Livingstone School of Missions Story

In 2005, Ray Mensah saw a problem. As director of OneWay Africa, he saw this problem hindering the work and he knew he had to do something about it.

It wasn’t a new problem. In fact, Jesus had identified it more than 2,000 years ago, but it was still a critical issue: lots of reachable people but not enough people working to reach them (see Mt. 9:37). In his work with young adult believers in particular, Ray saw that most did not grasp the immeasurable needs of the lost and their incredible ability — and responsibility — to take action.

The 2023–2024 LSM students reached a total of 8,650 people in Ghana, Benin and Burkina Faso. They saw 1,772 people come to Christ. With partners, they baptized a total of 610 people and planted 10 churches!

To help solve this problem, Ray launched the Livingstone School of Missions in 2005. Its purpose was to give young people a vision for how God could use them and to practically equip them with the knowledge and passion needed to “go and make disciples.” Since then, hundreds of young people have been trained.

The result? Hundreds of thousands of unreached people have heard the gospel for the first time, and tens of thousands have received Him as Savior. More than 280 churches have been planted.

“The 2023 students reported back after the completion of their six-month, practical mission field internship. Their stories are so awesome — whole families came to Christ. It was as if we were in the book of Acts.” – Ray Mensah, OneWay Africa director

Today this work of raising up an army of harvest workers continues. Last year, 48 young people from 11 African nations were trained. Through their field outreach training, more than 8,000 people were reached, with 1,772 coming to Christ — including 486 Muslims!

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