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Causes: Christianity, Community Improvement & Capacity Building, International, International Development, International Relief, Religion

Mission: AE's mission is to evangelize the cities of Africa, through word and deed, in partnership with the Church.

Results: We have been in reaching people for Christ in Africa since 1962. In 2014 alone we reached over 200,000 with the Gospel.

Target demographics: evangelize the cities of Africa through word and deed and in partnership with the church.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 200,000+ individuals

Geographic areas served: major African cities.

Programs: Aid and Development and Stratified Evangelism- touching each level of society in a city. We operate in 10 African countries.

Community Stories

25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I was drawn to African Enterprise first by the incredible testimony of the changed life of Stephen Lungu. After being moved by his story, I had to learn more. Over time, I would hear more miraculous testimonies of lives changed. The heart and dedication of all the servants of AE is encouraging and life changing (even to me who sits on another continent far away) I want to be a part of this important work by supporting their mission. I was changed and amazed to see how God is working through AE to bring hope, healing and salvation to so many.

Donor

Rating: 5

I went to Rwanda through AE and visited the Center For Champions and saw the work they are doing there. Through the Center they are helping young men and women in amazing ways; teaching them life skills so that they can provide for themselves when they are adults. They also teach them about God's love for them and how He can change their lives in many ways. Truly an amazing experience!

Donor

Rating: 5

Been my honor to be involved with this wonderful ministry for more than 40 years. They have remained faithful to their God given calling to help local churches evangelize cities all over Africa through Word and Deed. They firmly believed that the local church is the most effective agent for change in society. I continue to admire their effectiveness especially through programs like the Foxfires who are impacting young people. And so much more.. Most certainly worthy of every encouragement.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known African Enterprise for many years and had the privilege of seeing their leaders and evangelists in action from Egypt to South Africa. Their goal is to reach the cities of Africa in Word and Deed in partnership with the local church, and that is what they are doing. I continue to be so impressed with the high caliber of their leaders -- godly, humble men and women who truly have a heart to reach their nations with the light and gospel of Christ. Partnering with AE is a chance to invest in real, on the ground ministry, that is changing lives all over Africa. I support AE monthly and hope that more and more people will join in helping to make this ministry happen.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am very grateful for the information that I have received from AE about the many countries in Africa where the ministry reaches out. It is such a challenge to meet all the needs of Africa in terms of spiritual, educational and developmental issues. I am so grateful for all that AE does to strengthen the church around the continent and to bring encouragement, renewal, reconciliation in and among the African people who have such joy often amidst suffering. I love how AE works with local churches across the denominational spectrum, as well as other parachurch organizations, to harness synergistic cooperation among Christians committed to the evangelism and discipleship of Africa. My husband and I have supported AE for more than 50 years and it is one of the most effective and exciting ministries I have ever encountered, especially since it is a global partnership that is led by Africans, who know their own languages and contexts far better than do outsiders.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have personal experience in visiting AEE and seeing the work they are doing to rebuild and restore lives to hope and faith through their generous efforts. In Rwanda, AEE, built the Center for Champions (CFC) , a school initially for harboring and educating street orphans. It has grown into a vocational school of ,1000, which provides young Rwanda teens and young adults with skills from welding and carpentry to sewing and hairdressing. it is meeting a critical need for vocational skills among the young growing population. There are numerous other initiatives including finding homes for families in need, providing water and toilet facilities and teaching employable skills to single parents. I have met personally through my church's mission visits the dedicated staff and teachers of AEE. John Kalenzi, the Director of AEE Rwanda, is a tireless advocate for AEE and and personally greets us on our visits, connecting us with all the projects they are doing. I can't say enough about how inspiring their work is and how their resources go directly to the people who need them. I have attached a few pictures of the Center for Champions and the work they are doing. Ellen Murphy, Kirkland, WA

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

African Enterprise is one of God's chosen vehicles to unite the church in caring for their communities in Africa. The vision to evangelise the cities of Africa in word and deed in partnership with the church has mobilised thousands of volunteers and supporters, including wonderful teams from across the world. This is a group in the right place at the right time.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love AE because its goal is to help people in Africa. There are a lot of people who don't know Jesus yet, and African Enterprise helps to change their lives in spectacular ways. I give money to AE, because I fully believe and support what they are doing in Africa. I think that as many people as possible should give to African Enterprise too!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been giving to African Enterprise for about four years and I love the evangelistic work that they are doing in Africa! This is a great nonprofit organization that I think everyone should donate too!

David C.11

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been around many great non-profit organizations and boards throughout the years but African Enterprise has always held an incredibly special place in my heart. I have never come across any organization doing evangelism and good works in Africa that is as respected by all denominations and leaders, inside and outside Africa, as AE. It is the epitome of a grass roots organization that is trusted by African leaders (church and secular) and by a wide range of Christian ministries around the world because of their effectiveness in changing lives, faithfulness to the Gospel, careful attention to both detail and relationships, broad ecumenical appeal and world, history changing work. Some of the most powerful change that has happened in Africa in recent years (including the ending of apartheid and 1984 free elections in South Africa) have AE's fingerprints all over them. It is such a privilege to be part of the AE family.

1 Wayne H.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

African Enterprise has a holistic understanding of the gospel and applies that well in the countries in which they work. Having lived in South Africa for 16 years, I have met their leadership and have seen the fruit of their efforts up close. I was always impressed with those who came through their leadership development programs. AE's thoughtful, holistic approach to ministry was what convinced me that I should get involved serving on the African Enterprise USA board.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I’ve served on the board for five+ years and have travels to Africa several times to meet staff and leaders and experience the ministry up close. The organization is careful to manage its funds and resources with integrity. The all-African leadership cares deeply for the the lost and needy on their continent. For more than 50 years, AE has effectively ministered in Africa.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work closely with a variety of Christ-centered ministries throughout the year and help as a resource development consultant. My first hand experience with the staff at AE was an incredible blessing for me as each one of the staff (Jamie Morrison, Katie Getman, & Caitlin Hetrick) are all in when it comes to their faithfulness and demonstrating Christ's love for those they serve in Africa. Not only am I looking forward to partnering with this terrific outreach again in the future, but I have complete confidence that they are representing God's heart on the front lines due to their commitment in seeing lives changed for both time as well as for eternity!

It is my sincere privilege to give African Enterprise my whole-hearted endorsement after seeing up close and personal how effectively the leadership team runs the ministry.

Jim Coles
PGA Member
805-471-2214
www.golfpromarathons.com

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Donor

Rating: 5

African Enterprise performs crucial work as they spread the gospel throughout Africa. More than that, AE performs acts of love that transcend cultures and languages and in doing so, they make Christ's love tangible to so many who desperately need it. I have known Jamie Morrison, the U.S. Director of AE for over 30 years and he conducts his work with integrity and passion day in and day out. I cannot say enough good things about AE and I am happy to support them and to pray for them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I so appreciate the work that is being done by African Enterprise. If you need convincing, just read "Out of the Dark Shadows," by Steven Lungu, a current evangelist with AE. I particularly appreciate the fact that AE works with existing governments and churches in Africa, not only showing a respect for the people and their culture, but also the conviction that change must come from within. The personnel at AE in America, with whom I've come in contact, have always been gracious, appreciative, and helpful. I was recently impressed, inspired and informed by a presentation on the history and work of AE given by Jamie Morrison and Katie
Bordner in the Spokane, Washington office. I have no doubt that my contributions are being well spent to ease the suffering of the African people and to to share the life-giving truth of the Gospel with them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love that African Enterprise reaches all levels of society in the cities of Africa, from the school children, to the prisoner, to the top government and business leadership. I have had the joy of seeing their evangelists in action, preaching, teaching and reaching out to many with compassion and a solid focus on Jesus Christ. African Enterprise, with its long history of reaching out to leadership has, in many effective and tangible ways, brought Kingdom transformation to the continent.

7 Donna215

Donor

Rating: 5

African Enterprise has a very practical approach to pointing people to Jesus. They have been integral to bringing justice and peace in many conflict situations in Africa. They work at grassroots level, all the way to the top to address systemic injustice and share the Gospel. And don't waste a lot of money on slick or trendy presentation, which is something I value in an organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is an amazing ministry! They care so much about people and really care about their donors and about sending as much money as they can toward evangelizing in Africa, as well as their programs like the Center for Champions or the Prostitute Rehab. Keep up the good work!

7 Tobias C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Seeing the wonderful work that is done without pride or expecting any reward on a day to day level is truly magnificent.
They are truly changing people lives

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

For the past five years, I have been serving as a missionary volunteer for African Enterprise in Rwanda, Africa. Serving in Africa is a challenge and I have seen many NGO's that miss the mark. It is refreshing to work with professional locals that really understand the needs of the culture and the people. Also, sometimes it is frustrating but African Enterprise America and Rwanda work hard to make sure that there is full transparency when it come to funds that are being used. This often leads to lots of paperwork before funds are released but I would rather have extra paperwork and make sure the projects receive the funding they were promised and avoid the alternative, to not have the funds go to the projects that they were allocated to. I have seen this with so may other NGO's. The staff at African Enterprise has a very clear cut vision and mission and it has been a pleasure to volunteer and be a part of the team.

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Donor

Rating: 5

AFrican Enterprise has been doing a significant work for the Lord and is recognized for quality ministry in a number of African countries, especially in South Africa. Michael Cassidy did an excellent job of establishing the work, which came from a vision that God had given to him. Festo was also a remarkable national leader until God called him home.

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Donor

Rating: 5

African Enterprise has been a faithful nonprofit functioning for close to 50 years. I have been associated with the ministry for 42 of those years and have witnessed nothing other than integrity, and care as the ministry relates to people and carefully stewards the funds it receives that go to nothing other than fulfilling its mission and vision - to evangelize the cities of Africa. African Enterprise has functioned according to biblical standards of integrity, honesty, and faithfulness and has been an integral part of winning and discipling people for Christ.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a world-changing evangelistic and justice ministry to the continent of Africa. I was with their evangelists, national teams and youth for 10 days in Soweto South Africa. They are the real thing!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This non-profit organization is full of compassion and care. I love the way that they help lead leaders to Christ. The Executive Director keeps the issues close in his heart and is always very grateful for each donor specifically.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Very genuine and caring! The Director himself called to thank me for my partnership with them. Because of some of my specific interests, he gave me a book that was a testimony of one of African Enterprise' leaders.
This touched me so much, I actually bought a second book to share with a friend.

I felt special as a donor, but I also know that the work they are doing in Africa has had a large and lasting impact. They helped South Africa have their first peaceful democratic election. I'm so proud to be friends with African Enterprise!