About Us

Who we are?

Raymond_and_Amanda

Raymond and Amanda Lombard

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. This outreach that surged through 34 countries in 20 years is known as “Wheels for God’s Word”. During this period of time 3535 bicycles (”rural Mercedes” as these have been called in Africa) have been given to pastors and evangelists in more than sixty-two church denominations. Wherever a bicycle was released to a preacher of the gospel, a “Heart of Man” chart and accompanying booklet was distributed as well.
 

The need in Africa

Ruma_National_ParkAFRICA – land of beauty and splendour; land of primal mystery, yet a continent lacking in some of the amenities that most Westerners would automatically take for granted. It is therefore, not without some reason, that Africa has acquired the unfortunate stigma of being labelled “the dark continent”. Yet Africa has largely been neglected by the Christian church in the West,  thus,  allowing other religions to gain a foothold on the continent. As Christians, we labour under the divine injuncture to spread the gospel to the furthest regions of the earth. We are also enabling the life-changing force of the gospel to so transform people, that they too can experience the fullness and joy of life in Christ.
S8000391_LR1_300x225Africa presents a unique challenge to the Christian evangelist. Due to the high illiteracy rate among the African population, the gospel has to be spread orally. However, communities are far-flung which means that great distances have to be covered in the quest to spread the gospel. In addition to this, the terrain is frequently inhospitable and unforgiving, making the lack of a properly developed transport infrastructure more sorely felt.
Pastors_Crossing_a_riverWar damage and devastation has left many rivers uncrossable by 4 wheel drive vehicles or by car because bridges have been blown up by civil war or swept away by floods. Most men of God are very poor, living only on edible leaves they have cooked. Sometimes with no more than three meals a week they have little energy and strength in their bodies. Bicycles are the answer. The bicycle is the most practical means of getting the gospel to where it is needed the most. One does not need a license to drive/ride a  bicycle. A bicycle can go where a 4 X 4 cannot go.

Countries on the African Continent in which we are working

South Africa

SOUTHERN AFRICA COUNTRIES

Lesotho
Swaziland
Namibia
Botswana
Mozambique
Zimbabwe
Malawi
Zambia
Angola
Reunion
Madagascar
Tanzania

EASTERN AFRICA COUNTRIES

DRC
CAR
Eq. Guinea
Burundi
Rwanda
Kenya
Uganda
Nigeria
Cameroon
Chad
Mali
Niger
Liberia

WESTERN AFRICA COUNTRIES

Benin
Ghana
Togo
Cote D’Ivore
Burkina Faso
North Sudan

CENTRAL AFRICA COUNTRIES

South Sudan
Ethiopia