Mike and Kari Ness
Mike and Kari were missionaries to Tanzania from 1997 to 2012 where they were involved in creating a training program for children’s ministers for the national church. They also helped to develop tools for training and teaching in children’s ministries.
They are currently working in the central African country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They continue to work with local churches to reach and disciple children. Their vision is to work in partnership with national churches to reach Africa’s next generation, one child at a time.
Shelley and Brent Teague
Brent and Shelley have been missionaries with the Assemblies of God since 1994. They served in Niger for 15 years and have been serving in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) since 2010. While in Niger they planted several churches and started Sunday schools and Bible Clubs in each of their church plants. They also were involved in children’s evangelism, camping programs for children and youth and training of children’s workers.
Since arriving in Côte d’Ivoire they have continued ministering to children through open-air evangelistic meetings, camps, VBS, outreach centers to street children and evangelism in schools. Shelley also travels across Côte d’Ivoire training children’s workers.
Joel and Adrienne Charest
Joel and Adrienne Charest have been serving as AGWM missionaries to Africa since 2001. Their first place of ministry was Angola, helping local churches establish children’s ministry by partnering with them in children’s outreaches, Sunday school, and teacher training.
Since 2008, they have been serving in Mozambique, partnering with the national church in children’s ministry. Their vision is to partner with families and churches to reach and teach the new generation so that they can develop a genuine friendship with God, discover their God-given purpose, and dream about their promising future. They specialize in evangelistic sports camps, leadership training, and curriculum development.
Africa’s Children is a ministry of Assemblies of God World Missions – Africa (AGWM Africa). To find out more about the oversight of Africa’s Children and other ministries of AGWM Africa please visit www.agwmafrica.org