Our mission is to be a visible demonstration of the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to transform Africa in every aspect of individual and community life, from the inside out and from the bottom up. Our leaders seek to train in holistic community development and establish networks of integrated, self-sustaining projects designed to encourage investment in prayer, in people, and then in projects at the grassroots level. We mobilize people to accept the primary responsibility for solving their own problems. Using education in health, science, technology and business, along with the development of character, personal competence, resource acquisition, and accountability, we look to develop then necessary skills and community leadership allowing individuals and small groups to achieve a healthy self-sustainable economically improved faith-based lifestyle.
Despite the good intentions and efforts of governments, churches, and other nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), Africa lags seriously behind the rest of the world in almost every index of development. This failure is the result of the absence of long-term commitment in two areas:
- To educate and mobilize Africans to accept responsibility for solving Africa’s problems. And,
- The empowerment of Africans to develop the character, competence, and the tools needed to solve Africa’s problems.
Torchbearer Foundation for Missions, Reconciliation, and Development is established to address this need. Torches (Christian prayer movement) educate and mobilize Africans to accept responsibility for solving their problems. Christian Community Development Centers are empowering Africans to develop the character, build the competence, and provide the educational tools necessary for problem solving . . . All in a way that is consistent with Christian faith and discipleship.
Our goal is to develop a world-class program for training holistic self-sustaining community development in Africa. Torches (Christian prayer movement) are educating and mobilizing Africans to accept responsibility for solving their problems. Christian community development centers are empowering Africans to develop the character, competence, and tools necessary for problem solving. Developing such character and competence, and acquiring such tools in a way that is consistent with Christian faith is Christian discipleship.