Evangelism & Discipleship

This page highlights pictures from projects supported by Acts of Grace within the most recent five years.

Photos are listed in alphabetical order by charity name. Click on the charity's name to be redirected to its website. Click on the Grant Description link to learn more about each grant. These pictures are used with the express permission of the organization that provided them and are not to be reproduced for any other purpose.

Galcom International

Audio Scriptures for West Africa (West Africa)

Grant Year: 2018

Grant Description

  • Audio recordings of Scripture are uploaded onto hand-held solar-powered playback devices called ImpaX. ImpaX are often distributed at safe houses, especially where individuals face persecution for their Christian beliefs or accessing the Bible.   

  • These audio Scriptures are essential for the growth and discipleship of the local church. Many Christians in this area are persecuted for their faith and have no other Bible teacher available to them. The ImpaX units facilitate discrete 24-hour access to the Bible and are also used by listening groups. 

  • The Impax players and audio Scriptures are powerful tools for life transformation despite many people facing persecution for their new faith.

Galcom International

Resounding Hope (Haiti)

Grant Year: 2015

Grant Description

  • The Bible is translated into Creole, recorded and uploaded onto hand-held, solar-powered ImpaX playback devices that are also radios, fix-tuned to a Christian radio station in Haiti.  ImpaX units are distributed by missions teams in partnership with the local church and the radio ministry in Haiti. Pictured here: A missions team member explains how to charge the battery of the ImpaX unit by placing it in the sun every day.

  • Missions teams members work with local pastors to present the gospel during radio distributions. Local pastors conduct follow-up after the fact to continue to develop a relationship in the local community and provide ongoing discipleship. Picture here: A missions team member presents the Gospel message.

  • Impax players provide 24/7 access to the audio Scriptures as well as on-going teaching and encouragement through Christian radio station broadcasts, especially for remote villages that do not have access to a local church.  Pictured here: A missions team member explains how to switch between the chapters of the audio Bible in the ImpaX unit.  

Global Disciples Canada

Annual Equipping Events (India, Malawi)

Grant Year: 2017

Grant Description

  • Each year, Program Directors are brought together for several days of teaching, prayer, communion (pictured here), fasting, worship and encouragement. These Annual Equipping Events serve to strengthen Program Directors for continued service to the local church as they facilitate church-based training that equips congregation members for evangelism and church planting.

  • Relationships with God and one another are strengthened through worship, teaching, personal time with God, sharing and spending time in relational activities during Annual Equipping Events.

  • As one of many methods of gaining clarity of God's vision for their country, Program Directors dedicate 24 hours to fasting and prayer during the Annual Equipping Event.

Listen to Learn International

Backyard Growth Project (Kenya)

Grant Year: 2017

Grant Description

  • Led by Listen to Learn graduates, cohorts of 30-40 students with a common language base form a Local Bible Institute and follow a 500-hour listening curriculum of Bible teaching from a variety of teachers such as Eugene Petersen, R.C. Sproule, Rick Warren, Tim Keller and others.

  • Bible teaching is translated into 8 languages and uploaded to mp3 players for students to hear.

  • Students learning how to use the mp3 players that hold their lessons.

Partners International Canada

Sunday Umune Bible College LeadersFor (Nigeria)

Grant Year: 2016

Grant Description

  • This project provides Bible-based theological, character and ministry training, using the LeadersFor program (developed by The Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Canada).

  • Theological training will equip Nigerian pastors and lay-leaders to more effectively grow and shepherd the church in their communities.

  • The program is also designed to teach pastors how to replicate the program to develop ongoing leadership for an accelerated church planting movement in Nigeria.

SIM Canada

Fulani Bible School Building Fund (Burkina Faso)

Grant Year: 2015

Grant Description

  • In Burkina Faso, there are less than 1000 believers among 1.5 million Fulanis in the country, many of them in restricted access areas. The Fulani Bible School, founded in 2010, provides intensive residential Bible Training for Fulani people to equip them to be missionaries to their own people and to lead groups of believers. The school is open to all denominations. This grant provides the funds to build a new structure that will include 2 classrooms and an office space, which will accompany the already existing dormitories.  Pictured here: Construction of the classroom and office building in progress.

  • The Fulani Bible School has also been welcomed by those from neighbouring countries as a place that will serve the larger Christian Fulani community across West Africa, which is estimated at 12-20 million (less than 1% Christian). Prior to the establishment of the Fulani Bible School in Burkina Faso, the only other such training facility in West Africa was located in Benin.  Pictured here: The newly completed building including classroom, office and storage space.

  • Until 2015, construction focused on student housing and the school borrowed classroom space. However, growth of the student population required a dedicated space to accommodate groups at different stages of the program as well as provide and increased focus on training related to women's ministries. Storage was also needed for grains purchased in bulk at harvest time and used to feed students throughout the year.  An office space for staff including a school library and bookstore was also essential. Pictured here: Students using the classroom of the new building.