Since 2011, starting with our work with Etnopedia in Oaxaca, Mexico, we have served indigenous missionaries, equipping them with the best information possible to succeed in frontier ministry. Now, adding to Drake’s ongoing role as the South America Research Coordinator for ALTECO, he is also helping Gospelink (gospelink.org) create a robust research strategy to amplify the effectiveness of indigenous missionaries to make disciples among UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS across Africa, Eurasia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the Americas. God gives the increase, and we rejoice!
This is a HUGE step. The primary mission of Gospelink, like ALTECO, is to partner with indigenous and national Christian ministry leaders to magnify the work of church planting missionaries, pastors and preachers. Since its founding in 1998, the Lord has worked through Gospelink to establish over 44,000 churches! Gospelink currently oversees an extensive network of 1000+ pastors and church planters in 15 countries, as well as a Bible college in the south central African nation of Zambia. One specific way Drake is helping Gospelink is by implementing methods to better evaluate these churches while identify opportunities to expand further into other unreached or underserved regions where the Gospel has not yet been heard. This parallels and complements our work with ALTECO in South America, and as part of his new role Drake will help Gospelink expand into Latin America.