Equatorial Guinea is a small country on the coast of central Africa made up of the Rio Muni mainland and 5 volcanic islands. Equatorial Guinea gained independence from Spain in 1968, and is the only country in Africa where Spanish is the official language
Due to its colonial roots, about 90% of the population of Equatorial Guinea claim to be Christian. A deeper look however, reveals that less than 5% are protestant, and even less, pentecostal. In addition, people often manifest demonic oppression due to the practice of animism that still occurs. Currently, there are no Assembly of God missionaries serving in Equatorial Guinea. The great work started in the 80’s by the Deal family is waiting for a team of people to pick up the baton and carry it into the next chapter.
In addition to the spiritual darkness, there are also some glaring health issues for the people of Equatorial Guinea. Less than half of the population has access to clean water, and nearly 20% of children don’t make it to the age of 5 years old.
As Missionary Associates, our mission will be two pronged. We will help the people by educating families on the importance of clean water and how to get it through filtration and supplies from compassion ministries. The second part will be planting, and building local churches. We will be part of a team that will provide training and encouragement to local pastors, and facilitate the indigenous church.
Our family couldn’t be more excited about what God is calling us to in Equatorial Guinea. We look forward to serving – With All Our Heart!