Led to Cameroon in 2013 at the request of a small team who sought to plant the heart and soul of Join the Journey there, we are committed to a rural community called Tiben Village in the Northwest Province of Cameroon, with a population 2,000 people. The church is very active there and we have conducted a number of projects that have allowed the church to further connect with the community. Our branch there, led by Philip Afuh, is filled by humble servants and is committed to seeing life growth for those in Tiben.
We are partnered with a local ministry, Campo Timoteo, led by American missionary Benjamin Gomez, to uplift the village of Las Lomas, a small village in the Peru’s jungle and one of the poorest areas of the country. Benjamin leads fun theater-type presentation of the Gospel on a weekly basis for the kids of the village. JTJ has often come alongside Benjamin and his ministry to provide compassion outreaches that will bring families closer to Jesus.
We are partnered with a Filipino church plant Potter’s Clay Baptist Church in the village of Sum Ag in Bacolod City, on the island of Negros. The church has a weekly attendance of about 25 people and conducts a Bible study in a nearby village. We are empowering the church for compassion outreaches – food distributions – and to start a poultry empowerment program in the barangay of Sum Ag. The poultry program launched this summer and the chickens will soon be laying eggs.
We are partnered with longtime friend of JTJ, James Dorzil and his organization Haiti Compassion Work in facilitating micro-enterprise grants to members of the community of Titanyen, a village to the north of Port-au-Prince where many earthquake victims relocated to. We also contribute to the annual Vacation Bible School put on by Haiti Compassion Work.