Where We Work
Parakou is where the largely Christian south of Benin runs into the largely Muslim north. While there are many churches, there are limited options for TE other than traveling to the southern part of the country. The need for multiple levels of training is great working with individual churches (think TE for average church member) to higher level modular trainings. There is also a need for TE with a focus on cross-cultural missions. The church in the south has been
largely ineffective at penetrating the Muslim north. There are many reasons for this but one is a poorly contextualized missiology and ecclesiology.
Parakou is a growing village/city. It is a fairly even mixture of Christians and Muslims who co-exist peacefully. There is some albeit limited access to goods (restaurants, grocery stores, etc) and the infrastructure is fairly poor.
25.5% Roman Catholic