About Favor

What is Favor?

Africans holding paper certificates.
A Portable Bible School group holding up their Bibles and completion certificates.
Youths rejoice with new brother in Christ who used to sell them drugs.
Youths rejoice with new brother-in-Christ who used to sell them drugs.
Favor International is a movement serving & training national leaders in North African war zones to sustainably change their communities with the power of the Gospel.

Currently with head offices in Uganda, South Sudan and Chad, but reaching into an additional 5 countries, Favor sees whole communities and nations transformed by the Gospel being applied to every part of life, from health to education to economic empowerment – all rooted in transformation of the heart. Transformed, national leaders holistically fit Biblical solutions to local needs and see life-changing results for whole villages and regions.

Our international partnerships serve, train, and empower nationals to impact their local communities in the context of God-sustained movements. We pray, live sacrificially, and do whatever it takes to align our lives with God’s purposes and methods for particular people groups in particular lands and contexts.

Victims of War Becoming Instruments of Revival

After decades of ministry, Favor still brings the Gospel with discipleship in the midst of war to the lost and unreached.

Through national leadership, tribes and denominations unify. From trauma counseling to church planting, we have been given the privilege of ministering to hundreds of thousands over the years. We give thanks to the Lord and our financial supporters that have made this possible.

We provide all services at no cost to those desperate for the life-transforming power of the Gospel, in places where many others flee or avoid.





We are here for life. Uganda South Sudan and Chad are our homes.

Favor International is 100% operated by nationals. Our missionary staff members, volunteers, field workers, and management team leaders are born in the land and called to reach their brothers... no matter the adversary.

Gabriel kneeling on a rock surrounded by water with his arms spread wide and his Bible next to him.

Gabriel
South Sudan

Elliot standing in front of Favour FM media wall sharing about the ministry in Uganda.

Elliot
Uganda

Gabriel kneeling on a rock surrounded by water with his arms spread wide and his Bible next to him.

Gabriel
South Sudan

Elliot standing in front of Favour FM media wall sharing about the ministry in Uganda.

Elliot
Uganda

We are here for life. Uganda and South Sudan and Chad are our homes.

Favor International is 100% operated by nationals. Our missionary staff members, volunteers, field workers, and management team leaders are born in the land and called to reach their brothers.

Because Christ’s love compels us, we pursue this version that requires no less than God’s favor for our next step.

Favor is a partnership. First with God, then with one another. Will you join us on this mission? Donate Now.

Because Christ’s love compels us, we pursue this version that requires no less than God’s favor for our next step.

Favor is a partnership. First with God, then with one another. Will you join us on this mission? Donate Now.

Man in suit speaking joyfully into microphone to audience under large tent.
Favor facilitates sustainable, national transformation for whole communities at a time.
Carole loving on and being crowded by African children.

Background

Favor is an organization that first began in Uganda in 2004 in response to God’s heart for northern Uganda during the most horrific war in African history.

The vision was birthed by corporate prayer in 2002 by Ugandans and founder Carole Ward in the midst of civil war to see God’s transformation of leaders and of the region.

Through God’s miraculously rapid advancement of the Gospel, discipleship, and mobilized prayer movements, the previously unconquerable child-soldier armies of Joseph Kony and the LRA were conquered. It led to an uneasy peace by 2006, but God dug in further to uproot the kingdom of evil. So much so that Kony’s right-hand general, who converted to Christianity and attended Favor’s Bible school, credited one of Favor’s specific prayer gatherings for ending the war.

Along with other nameless, faceless heroes of the faith whose prevailing prayers ended the crisis, Favor immediately went to work bringing the Gospel with discipleship, empowerment, training, and mobilization to every corner of northern Uganda and beyond.

Favor staff member handing Bibles across his desk, one to each of the two men sitting across from him.
At Favor, we do our best to make sure every believer has a personal study Bible.

Mission and Vision

Favor facilitates moves of God one community at a time, multiplying and accelerating national leaders in frontline physical and spiritual battlegrounds to align their communities with the purposes of God in every aspect of life. In serving and training national leaders, we partner with Jesus in anything He is presently doing.

Our mission is that, through the power of the Gospel, mobilized prayer and discipleship, leadership development, local community-based problem solving, and public/private cooperation, our indigenous leaders help to transform unreached and underserved communities & nations of Africa.

Our vision is to see transformed hearts transform nations. In religion, family, education, government, media, business, and the arts, God is bringing revival to all levels of society among war-affected communities as desperate people reach for the Hope of the Gospel.

Foundational Principles

Graphic of Favor International's ministry structure.
  • Relationship - All partnering and ministry is built on this foundation.
  • Research - It's important to us to sow where the need is greatest. Before determining where to expand the ministry, we make sure to pray and research about the possibilities.
  • Receipts - Every receipt is kept for each purchase made or service paid for. The receipts are filed with accurate bookkeeping in the ministry office and then scanned and emailed back to the partner, or brought in for accountability in other cases.
  • Records - All purchases or services relating to the designated money are recorded accurately with names of recipients, partners, use of money, dates, locations, and projects or people for whom the money was intended. These records are also made available to any partners and networking ministries affiliated with that area of offering or support.
  • Reports - These reports are given back to networking ministries and supporters on a regular basis. The reports include acknowledgements of the gifts or support, and thank you notes from the Favor of God Ministry office as well as the recipients of the money. That way ongoing relationships with the recipients is encouraged. This is true partnering with accountability! (John 4:36.)
  • Results - Results of seeds sown and planted are constantly reviewed and re-evaluated. Along with you, we want to see seed sown on fertile ground. If results of money spent are not evaluated on a regular basis, immense waste can take place in the Kingdom of God! These results and reports will continue to come back to partners for months after gifts or sponsorship is started.
Stories of Transformation
Transformed Hearts Transform Nations