From one man God made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined the times set for them and the exact places (neighborhoods) where they should live. God did this so that men would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him although He is not far from each one of us. -Acts : 17 : 26-27
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Steve and Sheila work with Immigrants and Refugees who have come of our country. This mission field is continuing to grown daily as wars and violence drive people from their homes seeking refuge here.
The Harrigans used to work among the Yalunka tribe in Sierra Leone and Guinea West Africa doing church planting and medical work. They still connect with that part of the world doing discipleship and small business training as well as implementing solar technology. Cooking with with the sun has opened opportunities for them to go into Muslim countries in North Africa and so they have found their mission field expanding.
Steve grew up in Africa and Sheila grew up in a farming community in Ohio. They met at Bible college and had the same calling to follow the Lord in His "Mission" where ever that might be. Right now they are trying to mobilize the American Church to join them in the growing mission field right here at the door step of our homes and in our neighborhoods.
Sheila and Steve disciple international people who are refugees locally. They witness to Muslims and share the Gospel with those who have never heard it before coming to our country. They also seek to mobilize the international Christian leaders to join in the task of reaching the lost here. They train teens from our churches in how to live out their faith and how to engage internationally without even having to buy a passport.
Solar cooking has been a neat way to reach into the lives and communities of the Muslims overseas. It started with simply a way to show love to the refugees in Sudan but has become a tool for others to use to carry the Gospel and make disciples in closed countries.