This family moved to North Africa in 2017 and initially spent 3 years living in a major city getting the basics of the country ‘trade’ language and an understanding of the culture. During this time the husband also researched and subsequently founded an adventure sports based business.
In 2020 the family moved to a small town in the countryside in the foothills of the mountains. This location is far better suited to the development of the business which is essentially all mountain based and means the family can develop relationships and establish themselves in the local community where they both live and work. This region is also a very ‘unreached’ area within an already ‘unreached’ country and is populated by a distinct people group with their own language and culture separate from that in other parts of the country.
The family is now learning the new language and enjoying many opportunities for spiritual conversations as they live out their faith through their work and ‘normal’ life. The wife is able to use her medical training to provide basic health services in remote villages where the people do not have the means to access medical help. Collectively through the business and the voluntary medical assistance, this family has been welcomed by the local community as a legitimate and appreciated source of hope, and the family is excited about the gospel opportunities God is opening for them.