We have been serving in Côte d’Ivoire since 1994, working primarily in a church-planting ministry. We are currently working in church plants in the port city of San Pedro and a nearby village. I teach Bible school to a group of Ivorians from three other churches, and together, we are working in eight church-plant works farther north. We are also very involved in equipping the saints in these works. This work involves teaching, helping with transportation costs of evangelism, helping to purchase land, and helping to build church buildings in the villages. A village can be evangelized, a church planted, and the building built for about $2,000. Please pray for this opportunity. If you want to see more about our family and ministry, you can visit our blog at: www.cuthbertsons.org. With 12 children on our ministry team, we have a wide influence on all of the age groups.
We are working in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa, a tropical country about the twice the size Michigan with a population of 22 million. The national language is French, but there are over 60 different tribal languages spoken throughout the country. About 40% of the people are Muslim and 30% Roman Catholic, with the majority also deeply entrenched in their indigenous religions and animism. Côte d’Ivoire is one of leading world producers of coffee, cocoa and palm oil; yet, about ¼ of the population still lives in severe poverty. The average life expectancy is less than 50 years old.