Pray that the nationwide teachers' strike caused by lack of salaries will end with a just settlement.

Teachers in private schools (Village Altonodji) resumed work at the end of November. They set a deadline for February 12th this year for the government to offer a solution; if this doesn't happen they will strike again.

December 2016

Pray for Chad - National Strike Affects Village Altonodji

The following prayer request was received from Madji Bako, daughter of Pastor Bako and Administrator of Human & Material Resources at Village Altonodji, regarding the current situation in Chad.

Greeting in His precious Name. It is our honor serving and working with you through the orphans of Chad in the city of Moundou even though you are far but close in the Lord. Since many years ago we are appreciating your partnership because of your warm hearts for the orphans and for all the workers with our goal and objective of making Christ known and worshiped among the destitute children of ALTONODJI VILLAGE. Thank you for your faithful prayers on our behalf. ...

December 2016

Church Planting Initiative May Expand Ministry Opportunities

By Steve Brendle

A meeting is being held this month in N'Djamena under the direction of Chad's movement leader and Mission:Chad partner, Pastor Ngarndeye Bako, to organize one of the most aggressive Christian outreach missions ever held in Africa. Ministry leaders from various denominations are gathering together with the goal of planting 1000 churches over the next 10 years in Chad to reach the many tribal groups who have never heard the Gospel and to care for the many orphans left by war and disease in this forgotten country. ...


Please prayerfully consider how you might help our ministry partners to "redeem the time" they have to further advance the Gospel in Chad by giving a special year-end Christmas gift. They will be so encouraged by your gift! Choose from orphan or Bible school support, or contribute to special projects such as the orphan scholarship fund, computers for FATES, or the FATES student scholarship program.
Thank you for your faithful giving. Your donations make a tremendous difference to our partners in Chad!  View catalog.


September 2016

First Masters Graduation at FATES

By Vivi Wickberg

Rejoice with us for the first graduation of the Masters program at FATES. By God's grace last year, the program so desired for many years has started and this year nine students graduated with the Masters Degree in Biblical studies.

June 2016

May 2016

Hearing From Yet More FATES Scholarship Recipients

Last installment in a series of six letters written by FATES Bible College students benefiting from the scholarship funds donated by Mission:Chad donors up through December 2015. They express by their own words what this has meant to them personally. . .

May 2016

Orphan Graduate's Testimony at  10-Year Celebration (cont'd.)

 I am Serge Tendo Mbaitoudji. I arrived very young at orphanage in 2008 in 6th grade and I got my Bachelor in Science in 2015. My stay at the orphanage was happy and I have not missed anything. I say thank you a thousand times to God and dad Bako for this grace that I received. I am currently in a preparation course to continue later my medicine studies. I hope that God will sustain the work, the support of each other. Be the example of our American partners are working hard to bring every time it is important, their construction to the building. May God bless them.

April 2016

A Nation & the Orphans Give Thanks

By John and Vivi Wickberg

What do you imagine when you hear news about Chad? An African country situated south of the Sahara Desert? Hot weather, sand, needy people, unrest and danger? Yes, all of these, but God in His mercy provides for His people in a wonderful way! .....

Resident orphans were given opportunity to give thanks for Village Altonodji during the celebration participants and visitors.

April 2016

A New Partner in Ministry for Christian Education in Chad

By Dr. Buz McNutt

One of the great challenges in Mission:Chad's ministry to FATES (the theological seminary in Chad) is how to find and deliver quality theological materials in the French language. Many of you may remember why Mission:Chad's support of this ministry was so important in the first place: there were very few French speaking NGOs available to support FATES' mission of training the next generation of Christian leaders in Chad. Mission:Chad stepped into this vacuum to do what we could to help, but we first somehow had to bridge the gulf that language created between our English-speaking mission and the French ministry of FATES.

March 2016

Hearing From More FATES Scholarship Recipients

Continuing in a series of letters written by FATES Bible College students benefiting from the scholarship funds donated by Mission:Chad donors up through December 2015. They express by their own words what this has meant to them personally. . .

March 2016

Orphan Graduate's Testimony at  10-Year Celebration (cont'd.)

I'm Ayang Grandi, I'm studying 2nd year Administration at the University of N'Djamena
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Village Altonodji, I would like to express my gratitude to the Director Founder Reverend Pastor Bako. For me he is the father of all fathers I have known in this world. I am an orphan, I thought the idleness and the street could have been my home. Thanks to the orphanage "Village Altonodji" and its partners today I cry loudly that my future is certain. I will become and be the man I dreamt to become. I wish success to the juniors and cadets who are still in this center. I have hope and will tell you its meaning. I am very grateful to our American partners. May God grant them long life for all they have done and what they do for our fulfillment.

February 2016

Village Altonodji 10-Year Celebration Overwhelming Success!

Among the many local leaders and dignitaries giving speeches at Village Altonodji, the vice president of the organizing committee, Nadé Elie, "thanked the Lord for allowing this much anticipated event to become a reality... 10 years in existence is simply a grace of God and it is the beginning of a life to maturity of a living human being in general and in particular". He then invited the audience to come out "massively and participate in the festivities commemorating the 10th anniversary". . .

February 2016

Orphan Graduate's Testimony at  10-Year Celebration

I am a fatherless girl. Because of the absence of my father, I believed that everything could become obscure to me and no future would hold for me: may be I'll become a good cook or get into an early marriage or get into street gangs ... The orphanage "Village Altonodji" rescued me and recovered me in 2004 when I was still in 6th grade. I still remember that sentence dad Bako told me when I arrived there: "Be welcome my daughter, your father that you lost is alive. Because God is rich in mercy did not forsake you ... you will succeed. " What words of comfort? My stay at Altonodji, was blessed and I am very grateful to all the men and women who have made their modest contribution to the survival of the Village Altonodji, especially American partners for whom I still have beautiful memories. In 2009, I went to my mother, continued the school and I passed the baccalaureate in 2010. Today, after the graduate school, I am a lawyer and soon I might be there to take in my hand the destiny of my nation: it is thanks to you.

Mbaiamdéné Kodji-On-Be Bénédicte

February 2016

Hearing From FATES Scholarship Recipients

In December Mission:Chad sent FATES BIble School  $3,400 for student scholarships. They used the funds to support six students. These are the testimonies of two of those same students. More testimonies are forthcoming. . .

December 2015

Thanksgiving After Christmas at Village Altonodji

By Pastor Bako

Dear Partners,

Let us begin our greeting by this passage of Romans 8:28: "God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."

This letter was written to illustrate the importance of winning one little desperate child to Christ in a country like Chad. We began with 17 orphans and yet, we reach over a hundred today, hosted in a center near Moundou called "Village Altonodji" that means the Village of God's love for orphans. There are peoples all over the . . .

December 2015

Thanksgiving After Christmas at Village Altonodji (cont'd)

By John Wickberg

On January 7th, 2016, Chadian members of SCPEDT and others from the community will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the official start of construction for Village Altonodji (VA). Our original plan was to join them personally in the celebration, but recent travel warnings as a result of the terrorist attacks in Paris altered these plans. These events serve to remind us that we never know when our opportunities to advance . . .

December 2015

Mission:Chad Board Strategizes to Reach More Orphans

Once a year, the Mission:Chad board of directors come together from different parts of North America and Canada to strategize on how to maximize the gifts of our donors for the advancement of the Gospel in Chad. Since 2004, Mission:Chad has supported a developing Christian infrastructure in Chad which we believe is well-positioned to reach many more souls for the Lord. FATES theology school in N'Djamena is an important part of the overall strategy of advancing the Gospel through its training of dedicated men and women of God to become pastors and teachers throughout Chad. Some of these graduates become teachers at the local "vernacular" Bible schools (also supported by Mission:Chad), where they teach the Bible to local leaders primarily in tribal languages (of which there are some 127 in Chad). Some of these graduates become pastors in new church plants throughout Chad. As Mission:Chad considers new ways to expand the reach of the Gospel in Chad, we will be exploring with our ministry partners the possibility of the new church plants taking on local orphan support as part of their ministry responsibilities. Please pray for the Lord's direction, guidance and wisdom in discussing this next possible step with our Chadian ministry partners.

October 2015

Starting A New School Year at Village Altonodji

The orphans have returned to Village Altonodji after having spent the summer rainy season with extended relatives or volunteer church families who have hosted them. Though it may seem unusual to us that they would be sent away for this time, it does help them stay in contact with their community so that they are ready to participate fully in it when it is time to leave the center. ...

October  2015

FATES: Trainig the Next Generation

FATES (formerly ESTES, the name was changed to reflect new Masters program) has continued to be the primary source of college level training for pastors, missionaries and other church leaders in Chad since it was started about 25 years ago. We thought we would give an overview

of FATES as a way of introducing it to the new readers of this website.

Students must be sponsored by a church in order to attend FATES. Churches normally sponsor men who have already been serving in the church and have proven themselves ready to take on more responsibility once they have some additional training. This means that the men are usually married and have a few children and are not usually young people right out of school. Since the students are bringing family with them, FATES is providing nursery and ...


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