Groundbreaking work at clinic site
GDMMissions has been involved in northern Benin for the past several years, and is currently working to establish a permanent medical clinic to reach out with the Gospel to Muslim tribes in the areas around the village of Boiffo. Working with the local church pastor and believers, and missionaries on the field, the clinic will provide basic medical care and open many opportunities to share the saving message of Jesus Christ. Land has already been secured, a well is being constructed, and plans are underway to register the clinic with the national government. Medical and dental evangelism Field Teams will go to Benin in August and December, 2014 to form relationships with tribes in the northern part of the country and share the Gospel at daily clinics. For more information on these trips and a schedule of other GDMMissions upcoming ministries, see our Upcoming Ministries page.
Ministry Geography: The Republic of Benin is a small country in West Africa bordered by Togo to the west, by Nigeria to the east and by Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. A majority of the population live on its small southern coastline in the northernmost tropical portion of the Atlantic Ocean. The northern part of the country is sub-Saharan agricultural land populated by tribes with their own languages and cultures that embrace a mix of Islamism and animist. Benin covers an area of approximately 115,000 square kilometers (42,000 sq mi), with a population of approximately 10 million.
Please join us as GDMMissions seeks to establish a permanent medical clinic among the Dendi people of Benin, West Africa. The purpose of the Benin Clinic is to contribute to the spiritual and physical health of the people of northern Benin. The clinic will facilitate medical services, education, evangelism, discipleship, and leadership training under the oversight of missionaries and local pastors, while operating closely with the local Baptist church in Bofo.
Everyone can have an active part in the Benin Clinic Project through prayer. Paul’s simple request to the believers in Thessalonica was: “Brethren, pray for us” (I Thessalonians 5:25). That is our request too as we work to take the Gospel to northern Benin and to help missionaries plant new churches.
We look to individuals and local churches who are interested in missions, and medical missions in particular, to join with us in the spiritual battle to take the Gospel to northern Benin through the Benin Clinic Project. We ask for your prayers in the following areas:
- That we would be allowed by the Benin Government to continue conducting dental and medical clinics and to give out the Gospel. (Colossians 4:3)
- That we would effectively preach the Word of God and that it would have “free course” (2 Thessalonians 3:1) among its hearers.
- That we would “open [our] mouth boldly” to proclaim the Gospel at every opportunity. (Ephesians 6:19)
- That we would be faithful “ambassadors for Christ” before those who do not know Him. (II Corinthians 5:20)
- That prayer supporters would be faithful in praying as they partner with us in the work of the ministry.
The Apostle Paul not only asked believers to pray for him and his team, but he himself prayed much for those who supported him and his ministry. Be assured that we do likewise and uplift those who have a part in this ministry, whether through prayer, financial gifts, or hands-on participation in mission activities.
For more information on this project, go to the website at beninclinic.com