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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 S. 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’ 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, 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:

  1. Bringing portable theological training and aid to rural areas (Rural Evangelism and Empowerment Program).
  2. Discipling individuals and war-affected communities through radio, education, outreaches, trauma counseling, and leadership training.
  3. Facilitating physical church construction projects that reflect the “building up” of healthy congregations centered on the Word and prayer.
  4. Caring for orphans, widows, and prisoners, who God is using to raise future generations on Kingdom values.
  5. Setting up houses of prayer, prayer altars, and regional prayer events that provide the necessary fuel and reconciliation for national transformation.

These GIFT youth who have come off the street rejoice with their new brother in Christ, who mere months ago used to sell them drugs.

Our Approach

Through fourteen 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:

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 us 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 and 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.

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 reside 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.

 

Prayers have been answered! God knows how to build His church! Even the gates of hell CANNOT prevail! Jesus finds the treasures in the darkness.

Meet Clement from Murle and a recent graduate from our PBS. He will be TAKING THE GOSPEL AND WHAT HE LEARNED to his tribe! #FavorPBS #Disciplesmakingdisciples

Posted by Favor International on Friday, June 19, 2020

See Clement Talk About Reaching His Murle People

“How beautiful are your feet when you’ve been taking the Gospel. There’s a time to wash your feet, and there’s a time to put your feet on the head and on the neck of opposition.”

— Carole Ward

Structure

Structurally, Favor consists of three organizations, one each in Uganda, South Sudan, and the United States. Each nation has a volunteer board of directors. In the field, we have over 200 employed indigenous missionaries running Favor’s ministries to train and mobilize thousands more. For example, 51 Portable Bible Schools are active now, training 6,972 missionary leaders in front line spiritual and physical battlegrounds. Favor’s primary ministries include rural evangelism & community revitalization, prayer mobilization, education & discipleship ministries (including primary and an upcoming secondary school, vocational skills and training center, and two radio stations to take the Gospel where people can’t reach), and economic empowerment ministries.

Carole Ward leads Favor as the International Director and serves on the boards of all three nations (US, Uganda, and S. Sudan). Favor International is a Florida- incorporated 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to seeing national transformation sustained by principles revealed by the entire Bible and Jesus’ own life. More than 85% of all donations goes directly overseas to support this multitude of discipleship programs that renew both individuals and communities.

Introduction to Favor

NO LONGER ORPHANS OR SLAVES TO SIN- BUT FREE AND WHOLE. FORMER PROSTITUTES ARE BECOMING PRAISERS, AND MURDERERS ARE BEING TRAINED FOR MISSIONS!

Favor International is a non-denominational, independent missions mobilization and leadership training organization founded in northern Uganda and also operating in neighboring South Sudan. Our passion is to mobilize indigenous leaders in frontline battlegrounds to align their communities with God’s purposes in every aspect of life.

Founded by Ugandans and American missionary Carole Ward, Favor began as a prayer movement during the international war with Joseph Kony and the LRA, which ended in 2006 by the hand of God. Since 2002, God has directed Favor to exclusively make disciples during and after the war. Our team is now serving tirelessly in Arabic-speaking South Sudan, which has experienced generations of civil war, bringing the Gospel, theological education, holistic transformation of entire communities, prayer movements, and reconciliation of religious and political leaders.

CaroleCarole continues to lead Favor as the International Director and serves on the boards of all three nations (US, Uganda, and S. Sudan). Favor International is a Florida- incorporated 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to seeing national transformation sustained by principles revealed by the entire Bible and Jesus’ own life. More than 85% of donated support goes directly overseas to support this multitude of discipleship programs that renew both individuals and communities.

women empowerment community developmentWe are facilitating frontline moves of God one community at a time. In this work, sustainable national transformation occurs through four general means:

  • Community Revitalization through sharing the Gospel to unreached communities and discipling individuals, to then lead a wave of restoring broken, war-torn communities.
  • Prayer & Evangelism is where the fundamental work lies when a team of missionaries decide to expand to the next unreached community.
  • Education & Discipleship continues the advancement of leadership development and community revitalization.
  • Economic Empowerment prioritizes the financial independence of each community we are serving.

Through transforming whole communities by the power of the Gospel, we sustain genuine heart transformation: imparted to the next generation by strong families and multiplied to nearby villages in the deepest part of unreached regions. We work in teams, ministering to communities, to pray, trust, educate, and empower, until people groups experience and live the Kingdom of God. Previously violent lands have ended their bloodshed by prayer and Favor’s community transformation model, REEP,  shared in the next section.

3 Countries, 3 Organizations

Map showing geogrpahic relationship of field operations in Uganda, South Sudan, and serving parts of Sudan to primary support base in the United States.
Favor has organizations in Uganda, South Sudan, and the United States.

A Word from Favor

“When penitent, pleading, prevailing, persevering, persistent prayer takes priority and preeminence over pride, people pleasing, programs, preconceived ideas, problems, pulpits, and performances, then and only then…will My presence and power permeate this planet once again!!”

— Carole Ward

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