We pray, we teach, we develop. Our goal; improve life in Africa. Our method; gather groups of the impoverished, disenfranchised and vulnerable believers, who through a grassroots movement solve neighborhood and community problems.
We encourage the formation of neighborhood groups of individuals, "Torches," to solve local problems through prayer, education, training, entrepreneurship, advocacy, and activism in their communities. Torches are the grassroots movement to transform Africa from the inside out and the bottom up.
We found that by creating groups of believers who, with a little outside help are able to improve life in Africa, thereby revealing the glory of God as they demonstrate the power of Jesus Christ to change lives and transform communities.
We teach and provide seed capital so that families and communities can experience the benefits of transformational development. We educate our Torch groups how to achieve locally initiated and owned project that are contextual, holistic, and sustainable. We seek to leverage the available human, natural and financial resources.
The vision of Torchbearers began with the hopes and dreams of two African men, Dr. Martin Niboh and Dr. Alfred Njamnshi . Prior to taking his present position as a professor of physics at the College of the Ozarks in Branson, MO, Dr. Niboh, a native to Cameroon, worked as a nuclear physicist. Dr. Njamnshi is one of two practicing neurologists in Cameroon, his native home as well. Both men have devoted myriads of hours volunteering to strengthen the church in Africa through Christian community development.
Torchbearer Foundation for Missions, Reconciliation and Development is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) with international headquarters in Branson, Missouri USA, where it is a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in the state of Missouri, and national headquarters in Bamenda, Republic of Cameroon, where it is registered as a non-governmental organization with the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, under N .0054/RDA/JO6/BAPP.