Overcoming Barriers and Multiplying Laborers


While global mission trends have long celebrated the rapid growth of the church on the continent of Africa, we’re glad to pass along two individual stories of on-the-ground movement through theological training.

When Sheiela Atukuri heard about the Foundations course training being offered in Mukono, Uganda, she applied without delay. She serves as finance minister and youth leader in her church, and she was eager to study God’s Word so she could serve even more faithfully. 

When she found out she was expecting her third child during the Foundations course, she was determined to see the training through. She persevered through all the challenges of pregnancy and child birth, and even continued coming to class with her newborn!

Thanks to her dedication and to the support of her family and community, Sheiela graduated with her certificate in December. Now she is dreaming big about how she will share what she has learned to be a blessing in her community!

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Pastor William Mopel is Maasai by tribe and Kenyan by nationality. Born into a large polygamous family, his life was transformed by the gospel. He felt called by God to serve in ministry, and through Global Action he was able to gain a strong foundation in Scripture.

William currently serves as a pastor in Maasailand, and under his leadership he has grown 10 cell groups with 77 people in weekly attendance to 33 cell groups with 300 in weekly attendance! Surely God is Lord of the harvest, and we praise God for His work through Pastor Mopel! 

After graduating from the Foundations program, Pastor Mopel was awarded a full-ride scholarship from Global Action to study for a Diploma in Theology from Africa International University. As one of our Global Scholars, Pastor Mopel will be able to apply everything he is learning by serving on the Global Action team in Africa and pouring into other young leaders like himself. 

“I am a different minister now through Global Action. Now, I prepare well for ministry. The preciousness of the Word of God and of souls ought to be handled with utmost diligence… What I am passionate about is winning souls and making disciples… I lead an evangelism team door to door for one-on-one evangelism. We have reached 1,600 people, and 200 souls have come to the Lord.”

-Pastor William Mopel

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Many new Global Action classes have now begun meeting across the globe. Zooming in on the horn of Africa, a brand new class is meeting in the Nuba Mountains. This class, which meets in a notoriously difficult place, boasts 78 students representing ten tribes, eight denominations, and 29 church families!

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