Our projects are unique in that the staff who are doing the work are all local people. They work in their own communities to make change for their own people. This means that they are motivated differently than someone coming in from the outside, and they have a strong understanding of the culture. They are passionate because it is their own neighbors.
We work in countries where we have a local partner and there are communities who want to see change in their communities: lives transformed by being able to read and write, having access to health and hygiene information, knowing the importance of education, finding freedom from fear, and hearing God's Word in their mother tongue.
You can be a part of the change that is happening in individual communities around the world by empowering the local people who are connecting with their neighbors.
The Republic of Cameroon is on the “hinge” between West and Central Africa. It is about the size of the Yukon territory. Called “Africa in miniature,” it has great diversity of geography and culture. The north is semi-arid, the south has rainforest; grasslands are found in the centre.
Jam Ma Cluster (Gamata, Kwanay, Parak)
Mfumte Cluster (Koffa, Kwaja)
Situated on the western coast of Africa, Guinea Bissau was once poised to attain a prosperous economy and enjoy a multi-party political system. However, periods of bloody civil war and ongoing political instability have impacted the economy profoundly, leaving Guinea-Bissau one of the poorest countries in the world.
Indonesia consists of more than 17,000 islands; 6,000 are inhabited. It includes the world’s second largest rainforest and vast coral reefs. Though long under colonial rule by Portugal, the Netherlands, Britain and Japan, independence was finally gained in 1945. Today, Indonesia is the world’s third-largest democracy.
Patip Cluster (Laman, Lowu)
Kenya, though very beautiful, has had more than its share of extreme droughts, floods and famines. Predominantly agricultural, the minority language communities have often suffered the most. Controversial elections and ensuing ethnic conflict have left many people scrambling to regain a normal life.
Almost 75 percent of the world's population live in areas of the world with severe religious restrictions. OneBook projects operate within 2 Asian countries marked by opposition to Christianity. Persecution in these areas may take a variety of forms, from hostile attitudes to discrimination, to isolation, or even physical harm or death.