Through the support and prayers of our partners, T.T.L. has planted over 100 churches in 7 of the 16 regions of Ghana and 25 churches in 2 of the 5 regions of Togo, and 2 churches in two regions in Burkina Faso. The first graduate to establish a work among the unreached people took place in 1991. Today we have 35 full-time men involved in the work, including 7 college-trained church planters, 16 college-trained preachers and 11 lay helpers. By God’s grace, the gospel is being preached amongst 11 of the 19 unreached people groups of Ghana and 3 of the 6 unreached people groups of Togo and 2 of the 27 unreached groups of Burkina Faso. Churches that have been planted range from those that meet under trees to bigger churches with buildings. Due to the high incidence of illiteracy, non-literary (oral) methods are used to help evangelize and disciple these non-literary people.
Training Tomorrow’s Leaders (T.T.L.) trains and disciples indigenous leaders to help carry out the Great Commission. This is done through organizing seminars for pastors, evangelists and church planters and also training lay leaders and helpers in either literary or non-literary methods of evangelism and discipleship. The goal of this training and discipleship is to have matured Christians who are compelled to preach and express the gospel in homes, schools, and the marketplace from generation-to-generation, in Ghana, Togo and through out West Africa. The quest to train leaders has culminated in the starting of the Charis School of the Bible and Missions (CSBM), which seeks to pour into the next generation of church planters and missionaries.
The Northern Regions of Ghana and Togo, besides having a lot of unreached tribes, also have the poorest population per capita in both countries. The populations in these parts fall in the savannah vegetation type and have low rainfall. As a result, most of the people struggle to provide the basic social needs of food, clothing and shelter for their families. T.T.L. helps to show the love of Christ to this population by helping with paying school fees for the needy, providing help with medical costs, and helping with grants for groups in our catchment areas to start small businesses that are geared towards alleviating poverty. In some of our areas, we have helped with agricultural projects, started schools, and provided clothing to the needy and drilled wells to provide safe drinking water for the natives. All of these projects are done with the help of our supporters and partners. To ensure good use of these projects and their continuity, we endeavor to involve the communities we serve. When the love of Christ is shown in tangible ways in these communities, we find that people become more receptive to the Gospel.
Our name Training Tomorrow’s Leaders shows our vision to help bring up the children in the Lord. We believe that the gospel must be preached now and we endeavor to do that. However, we place a high emphasis also on teaching and ministering to children in northern Ghana and Togo. We train children’s ministry leaders for our churches, organize VBS’ in the different areas, and help provide the materials needed to start children’s ministries in churches (crayons, coloring pages, games, Bibles, etc.). We find that even when the adults in these communities show no interest in the gospel, they allow their children to learn about Christ. This has led to many of these children becoming Christians and helping to be a light in their communities. Children’s Ministry for T.T.L., is an effective tool for the spreading of the Gospel.
T.T.L., also starts Christian schools in different communities across West Africa with the intention of raising a generation of god-fearing students, who will change society.