Disciples Who Make Other Disciples
Favor International serves and trains war-torn victims into purpose-driven Christian missionaries, equipped to advance the Gospel in villages and mobilized to advance the Kingdom in nations. Entirely operated by indigenous leaders of Uganda and South Sudan, Favor is a spiritual family of disciple makers turning the world upside down from occult and Islamist darkness to its proper alignment in Jesus’s love and lordship.
We multiply and accelerate leaders empowered by the Holy Spirit with discipleship to bring Biblical solutions to their own cultures. We see a movement shaking nations in response to God’s heart through prayer, love, forgiveness, worship, education, strong families, and unifying leaders across the government, religious spheres, business, and other mountains of influence. The victims of war are becoming the instruments of revival.
Five Prongs to Sustainable, National Transformation
We are facilitating frontline moves of God one community at a time. In this work, sustainable national transformation occurs through five general means:
- Bringing portable theological training and aid to rural areas (Rural Evangelism and Empowerment Program),
- Discipling individuals and war-affected communities through radio, education, outreaches, trauma counseling, and leadership training,
- Facilitating physical church construction projects that reflect the “building up” of healthy congregations centered on the Word and prayer,
- Caring for orphans, widows, and prisoners, who God is using to raise future generations on Kingdom values,
- Setting up houses of prayer, prayer altars, and regional prayer events that provide the necessary fuel and reconciliation for national transformation.
Through sixteen years of ministry, we have learned that only a holistic, Christ-centered approach will bring true and lasting transformation to the life of a nation. In our work, ministry is the vehicle to establish relationships that build up every facet of the lives of individuals and communities.
Favor has four departments that make up the structure of the ministry:
● Community Development
● Prayer & Evangelism
● Education & Discipleship
● Economic Empowerment
Sustainability hinges on laying a foundation of Gospel truth from which to raise up national leaders to guide the ongoing process of restoration. Our life-on-life discipleship looks like our walking alongside each Ugandan widow, each South Sudanese gang member, each orphan from where they are and giving them the light of Jesus.
Teaching hygiene, reading & writing, or taking a trip to the market with them are just some of the intimate ways we use life to disciple. Much of the precious, transformative moments we share with our friends back in the US are after hours, days, weeks, and even months of investing into each person we meet.
“So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him” (Luke 15:20).
Through this process, villagers learn how to rebuild their own lives and communities through the Hope of Jesus by practical application of Gospel truths. The success has been miraculous. Communities nearly destroyed by war are becoming thriving centers of spiritual, social, economic, and educational growth. Many villages are now sending missionaries of their own to their unreached neighbors. With full knowledge of local language, culture, and customs, these national leaders are the most efficient agents of transformation possible, accomplishing more in one year at a fraction of the cost than American workers could achieve in a lifetime.
See Clement Talk About Reaching His Murle People
We are confident in the mysterious ways in which God is moving. We’re reminded of a testimonial about our friend, Clement. Before meeting Clement, our staff had been devising a plan to initiate contact with the Murle people. This particular people group resides in an area of South Sudan that is extremely dangerous. Unless you are someone from that people, you will be killed. Clement was at a dejected season of his life.
We met Clement in a prison in Juba, South Sudan. We had a Portable Bible School (PBS) team ministering to his particular prison. The Lord moved miraculously and saved over 100 inmates. There were water baptisms! There was worship and prayer! The light of the Gospel radiated from these new believers, Clement included. Carole, our founder, received a call one day from a fellow staff member. They excitedly informed her that we had finally found a way into the Murle villages. They told her of a man named Clement, who was full-blooded Murle and was recently released from prison where he gave his life to the Lord in a PBS. The Lord wisely uses someone from the people to reach the people.