‘Support Worker’ Evangelism
In May 2010 the Partnership began sponsoring a full time ‘support worker’ called Reuben Weedor for the purposes of evangelism in the Gambia. The sponsorship is aimed at supporting Reuben and his family in order for him to enable him to reach out into the community and bring the Gospel to this Muslim nation.
Reuben is a pastor from Liberia who along with his family fled Liberia to the Gambia in 2003 because of the civil war. After meeting Reuben in Church in 2008, we kept in touch and met with him on subsequent visits to the Gambia and after praying about the matter entered into the current agreement to support Reuben both prayerfully and financially.
Since arriving in the Gambia, Reuben has been without a charge and although actively involved in his local Church, was not engaged in full time ministry. Reuben’s position as support worker consists of developing relationships and ministering to people on a one to one basis, handing out Bible tracts, encouraging people to Church and running Bible studies. His role also allows for his own private study time.
Reuben forwards on a monthly prayer letter to the Partnership and others who have a prayerful interest in the work. The prayer letter details the work he has been involved in throughout the month along with any issues he would like to be made a matter of prayer.
‘…ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.’ (Acts 1:8)