Firewall | Church Planting
Director Evangelism and Church Planting and
Firewall Co-ordinator : COGWM Africa
Raymond Lombard (CEO of Wheels for God’s Word and Word on Wheels), a member of the Africa Council, at an Africa Council meeting in Lusaka during May 2013, presented his evangelism program. This evangelism program he has used successfully on the continent of Africa since 1995. To date, he has trained more than 22 000 pastors, evangelists and church leaders, in 38 countries on the continent of Africa. Each trainee received a large Heart of Man chart, a pocket guide and booklet. In addition, more than 4 000 bicycles have been given to pastors and evangelists, who would otherwise have no other means of transport. These bicycles increase daily travelling distances by 10 to 12 times when compared to walking.
Simultaneously, another vision called Firewall Project Africa, given by the Lord to Brother Don Johnson, was introduced in America. Brother Heinrich Scherz, from Men and Woman of Action, presented this project to the Africa Council. This project aims at raising a Firewall of God’s Spirit and grace in Africa, focusing initially upon the countries stretching from Senegal to Ethiopia, and down south to Mozambique. Since Raymond was already evangelizing the continent of Africa, the Africa Council appointed him as the co-ordinator of this project.
A resolution was accepted that the following principles should be a prayer guide for the support of this project:
To plant new churches along the Firewall: from Senegal to Ethiopia and south to Mozambique (across and down the continent of Africa)
To strengthen small churches to become mature enough to have daughter churches
To equip and mobilize laymen / women to become active in their ministry (evangelism, social ministry, care ministry, etc.)
To develop leaders by mentoring, training and through teamwork.