Ivory Coast Partnership


IM first sent missionaries to Ivory Coast in 1958 and maintained missionaries there through 2013. Churches were planted all along the eastern side of the country, in the largest city, Abidjan, and in the centrally located city of Bouaké, center of the country. Besides making disciples and organizing them into local churches, IM started a Medical Center in the early 1960s and a Bible Institute in 1987. After the National Association in Ivory Coast assumes full responsibility for the work in 2013, they have expanded into other areas of the country, as well as the neighboring countries of Ghana and Burkina Faso. In spite of not having resident missionaries there now, IM maintains a partnership agreement with the Association of churches.

The FWB work in Ivory Coast is experiencing steady growth, with the latest count at 186 churches and attendance of upward of 10,200 people (although we believe it to be higher than that). Some of the projects that we are assisting the association with are:

  • An expansion of their leadership training program with the creation of three training levels: basic, Bible Institute, and Bible college. The later program began this year and has 63 students enrolled.
  • Opening up new areas in the country for church-planting in the north, northwest, west, and southwest.
  • Starting churches in the neighboring country of Burkina Faso.
  • Maintaining an Ivorian missionary couple on the eastern side of Ghana where they are planting a church.
  • Church roof project, where IM makes grants to needy churches that have started construction and need help to put the roof on.
  • The building of a Christian school in Bondoukou.
  • Upgrade of the installations, equipment, and personnel training of the medical center in Doropo.
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