Mission worker: Josh Heikkila, regional liaison for West Africa
Mission service opportunity: Mission worker sought to help the Niger church develop programs in literacy and evangelism in the Maradi region, where only 30% are literate and Christians are fewer than 5% of the population
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) began its relationships in Niger more recently than in some other African countries. Our engagement in Niger involves ministry through mission personnel and through our partner church relationship. The PC(USA) joins its partner in Niger in a holistic approach to ministry that includes education and leadership development, health ministries, community development, evangelism and new church development.
Although 98 percent of the population is Muslim, Niger has remained a secular state and has rejected outside pressure to become a Muslim state. The Christians in Niger have a vibrant faith and ministry to their country as they strive to build the church and the country of Niger.
Niger Partner Church
Eglise Evangelique au Republique du Niger (EERN).
Josh Heikkila video: Threshing millet
Learn more about Niger
See the 2013 Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, p. 98