We're going to take a look at each Christian missionary to Africa through their own blogs - words from their own mouths about what God is doing in the continent of Africa.
Africa has been the home of some of Christianity's earliest and strongest churches. Some of the greatest theologians and missionaries have themselves come from Africa.
Today, many churches still thrive in Africa. But in other places, the name of Christ is barely known. But each Christian missionary to Africa has her or his own story to tell about how Jesus is building His Church.
Where are these missionaries? They're all
over! Angola, Cameroon, Kenya, Niger, Uganda, and Nigeria are all
popular locations for missionary bloggers. Let's look at a few of the
best blogs started by a Christian missionary to Africa:
Let's start with Niger, West Africa. This blog has been going since 2007, and features the Wright family - hence the name, Our "Wright"-ing Pad. The Wrights are involved in serving the local church, serving in school, and also producing audio-visual tools for the church.
Started in 2010 is This Congolese Life - Thoughts on living and working in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Scroll back to see lots of pictures of real people and real ministry.
Gently Led, a blog started by Cheryl in 2005, is currently our oldest blog in Uganda. The simple thoughts and stories from a missionary in Uganda will make this blog a favourite with many of you.
Next, check out Earthen Vessels, a blog started in 2010, with lots of thoughts and observations from ministry in Uganda.
Also worth checking out is the beautiful photography of The Forney Flyer. Blogging and taking pictures since 2008, Dave Forney gives us glimpses of life both on the ground and in the air.
In the West Africa country of Senegal, Joel and Andi McMartin! As with many of our missionary blogs, this one has great pictures and reflections about the missionary life.
Let's start with youth ministry in Tanzania, and the blog YIELD (which stands for Youth Instructed in Evangelism, Leadership, and
Also, you might need an answer to the question - What's cookin' in Tanzania? Not just food (although there's that too) - lots of real life is happening!
No, I'm not going to list every single Africa blog here. In fact, there are many more even in the countries listed above! The list is always changing, with new ones being added all the time. But here are a handful more to give you a taste of what's out there. Check them out to learn more about missionary work in Africa . . .