Pais Africa is Growing!

Pais Africa is Growing!

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Pais! During this time, we have seen our leaders pioneer and establish Pais teams in 18 nations all over the world.

For the next 5 years, Pais is working to grow 2 nations per year. Our vision is that one day the primary mission of every Christian will be to advance the Kingdom of God and be equipped to do it the way Jesus modeled it. Growing in new nations allows us to multiply our impact across the globe!

In 2022, we start with two new nations in Africa:

Pais Uganda

In 2018, a pastor who lived in the United Kingdom connected with Pais England due to a shared passion in reaching young people and raising up missionaries. This pastor was originally from Uganda, and had the dream to take the Pais Movement to his home nation. Armstrong Okeyo, Pais Kenya’s National Director, served as a support in pioneering this nation.

After three years of sharing the vision of Pais with several local church leaders in the country, Pais Uganda officially launched in 2021 thanks to your continued support! Since its launch, Pais Uganda is now reaching 300 local youth on a monthly basis.

This year, the new Pais nation is partnering with three local churches in Northern Uganda, which was the center of the Uganda Civil War. The region still sees many negative impacts due to the conflict. There is a big need to raise up a generation of young people who are grounded in Christ and can make a difference.

Pais Tanzania

In May 2021, the Pais Kenya National Director also traveled to Tanzania and met with several churches who were interested in a Pais team. He shared the vision of reaching young people in the local communities, and one of the churches in Nkinga related to the mission! They decided to receive Pais missionaries and lay down the ground work for a new Pais nation.

Pais Tanzania officially launched this February 20th, 2022! A team leader was sent to Tanzania from Pais Kenya to help pioneer, and there are strong recruitment efforts for missionaries in Tanzania.

Join us in prayer!

Your prayers and financial contributions have been essential to the expansion of the Gospel in the African continent! Right now, Pais Uganda and Pais Tanzania are raising funds to provide a Training Conference for the new missionaries and to recruit even more apprentices who will reach young people. Pray with us as we raise the finances and for a good start of the mission year in Uganda and Tanzania.

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2021 Year-In-Review: Pais Africa

2021 Year-In-Review: Pais Africa

As the year comes to an end, we are celebrating all that God has done through our Pais nations in 2021! During the month of December, we will share the highlights of each Pais region here in our blog. Read below to discover the great ministry stories from our nations in Africa:

Pais Ghana

“One of our highlights this year was that we participated in four nights of crusades at Adeiso (eastern region of Ghana). The event was a collaboration with the youth department of Harvest Chapel International. Various activities included:

-Career guidance and counseling sessions.
-Distribution of free Bibles and free school uniforms.
-Donation Drive for teaching and learning materials.
-Donation Drive for food items.
-Donation Drive for clothing items.

1207 people attended the event with a total number of 752 giving their lives to Christ!”

Pais Kenya

“Our mission initiatives towards businesses grew to a great extent this year!

-We are now preaching in over 5 supermarkets (similar to Walmart) every month. They allow us to do church services for their staff on Sunday morning before they start their work.
-We partnered with the businesses of the Limuru area by asking for donations to repair broken windows of a local public school. Many businesses joined in to support this project.
-A weekly movie project is a new tool for us to spread the gospel. A local movie business owner agreed to use his movie place to show free Christian movies and allow us to engage the audience in a gospel debate.

We also continued with our youth work in 2021:

-We ran a VBS program in 2 different schools. It was awesome to see schools opening up again after the pandemic.
-Pais Kenya participated in the Gospel Flame Project, a special evangelistic team that goes to towns preaching the gospel. Our team of 4 missionaries have been able to win about 713 people to Christ Jesus from January 2021 until now.

This year we have seen a total of over 1500 people come to Christ Jesus in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania mission work.”

Pais South Africa

“Aaron has been part of the Pais Youth Academy since 2019. When he first joined, he was one of the quiet ones. Keeping to himself and not being very vocal in group discipleship discussions.

Since then, he has shared his testimony in youth, been a part of a leadership team launching a kids program for the community, preached in Sunday service, his school asked him to pray at the opening of their new library, he has been a leader on kids camps, mission projects and has attended every training opportunity he is given chance to.

We are so proud of how Aaron has grown from being quiet to being a key leader among the youth and kids in the community. The kids in the community are always looking for him, he has become like a pastor to the kids in the community.

Aaron’s heart is really for God and the children, as Pais teams have come and gone and the members have changed he has remained an integral part of the youth academy and built strong relationships with every Pais team present in his local church. Many children are attending church because of his leadership at such a young age.

We have been delighted to hear that he would like to join Pais upon completing school as he is such a pleasure to work with and an impact for God’s kingdom.”

Pais Nigeria

“One of our major highlights this year was when we were allowed to minister in a school for the first time in over 7 months due to covid!

Our work revolves a lot around schools and student communities. We find that the impact we have on young people easily filters into every fabric of our society, hence our frustration when we couldn’t go into schools for such a long time.

But we kept knocking and praying until we had our breakthrough, and it came in style. We were accepted into an unusual school: one of the best high schools in western Nigeria owned and run by a former president of our nation and with a very notable and well respected alumni community.

Fast forward from that breakthrough, we are already reaching 5000+ students and youths in 3 regions all through the country.”

Do you want to support and help expand the work of these nations? Click here to donate now!

Thru-Hikers in Uyo, Nigeria Raise Awareness For Schools Ministry

Thru-Hikers in Uyo, Nigeria Raise Awareness For Schools Ministry

17 hikers gathered in the city of Uyo, Nigeria on May 16, 2021 to pray for their local schools. As part of the Thru-Hike for Schools initiative, each participant had a specific request focused on schools ministry growth and student outreach.

The hikers divided into two groups and met up at a final destination. At the end, they gathered to pray all together, followed by a worship time and fellowship with snacks, raising awareness for the cause.

Some of their prayer requests were:

  • Pais Nations across the world
  • Government’s support for school ministry to flourish
  • Growth and expansion of Pais Nigeria’s schools ministry
  • Schools in Akwa Ibom (Uyo High School and Government Technical College)
  • Recruitment of missionaries from churches youth groups

Many other Nations around the world are joining the Thru-Hike For Schools initiative! Follow Pais Movement on social media for more updates @paismovement.