Ivoirians are known for their ambition in business, management, and artisanship. In any corner of the country you can find talented carpenters, tailors, soulful singers, leather craftsmen, glass and metal workers.
Similar to Cameroon, this country is another ethnic melting pot. People arrive in Ivory Coast from its neighboring Guinea, Mali, Liberia, Burkina Faso and Ghana. Strong economic relations to those countries and France are secured by agricultural industry and immigration.
In general, the church in Côte d’Ivoire is thriving and passionate about evangelism. The religious atmosphere, at least on the surface, is peaceful. New mosques and churches are seen in nearly every town. Traditional healers, sometimes known as mystics, are also easily found.
Our goal here is to train alongside a healthy church movement full of passionate ministers who not only preach the gospel but meet the needs of their communities as well.