It all started in September 1995 when Pastor Raymond Lombard from Cape Town was moved by the Holy Spirit to initiate a project that would ultimately reach every home, tribe, clan, family, and village throughout Africa with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Training commenced with 35 leaders as we strategized on how we would plant more than a 1000 churches over the next few months. Everything went well but we still needed ONE special contact to truly make all of this happen, as working with so many churches in one country is extremely difficult. And then God intervened up again. Through one of the bishops we made contact with Rev. Deolinda Dorcas, the Secretary-General for the Council of Churches who was amazed at what we had to offer. She was interested in leadership and as we brought the vision of the Willow creek Association that we wanted to introduce together with Church planting, she gasped for air as she said: I have been waiting for a lifetime for this to come our way, and here you are.” I wanted to say to her, Yes Madam”, I too have been waiting 20 years! God was doing something awesome. We decided to form an active partnership in a Leadership Institute to be created by her office. The last door had opened and I realized how Satan had been actively trying to stop us from pursuing God’s plan for Angola.