A new discipleship ministry to national political leaders of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea has been planted through the efforts of two industrious Capitol Ministries Global Directors who worked together from different continents.
Jon Cassel is CM’s Global Director for non-English-speaking African countries, and one of Capitol Ministries’ most prolific ministry planters. Since being named a Global Director in 2014, Cassel has initiated and helped birth more than a dozen CM Africa ministries.
He was recently invited to make a presentation to 15 pastors in Equatorial Guinea about Capitol Ministries’ mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ in the political arena throughout the world, and about Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) programs. Cassel also serves as CBN’s Regional Director for French Africa.
Situated in Central Africa with a population of 1.2 million, Equatorial Guinea borders Cameroun and Gabon, and also claims an island region. It is the only sovereign African state in which Spanish is an official language.
Cassel speaks several languages, but not Spanish, so he contacted Oscar Zamora, CM’s Global Director for Latin America, who made a live Skype presentation to the pastors in his native Spanish.
Zamora explained the Capitol Ministries’ method of pastors working with Christian lawmaker sponsors to provide weekly Bible studies, mentorship, discipleship, and friendship inside the national capitol building.
Inspired by Zamora’s presentation and excited by what they heard, Pastor Manuel Ndong and Pastor Remigio Ndong Mba committed to establishing a discipleship ministry to leaders of Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
“I am delighted to see the only Spanish-speaking nation in Africa on board for Capitol Ministries and soon to start networking with our South American ministry leaders, as well as our African leaders!” Cassel said. “The Gospel and our biblical principles are on the move!”
Cassel had told Pastor Ndong about Capitol Ministries when they worked together on a CBN project. Excited about CM’s mission, Pastor Ndong talked about it at a pastor’s meeting. Those pastors wanted to hear more, so Pastor Ndong organized another pastor’s meeting and invited Cassel to make a presentation.
“As many of the pastors do not speak French, I invited Oscar to tell them about Capitol Ministries in Spanish,” Cassel said. “After hearing Oscar’s great presentation, the pastors were ready to sign up!”
Pastor Remigio will be performing ministry duties on the mainland. Pastor Ndong will lead the ministry in the capital of Malabo and will work closely with Pastor Raymond Koffi, CM’s established Ministry Leader in Cameroun.
Pastor Koffi is also the co-host of The Christian Broadcasting Network’s (CBN’s) “Le Club 700” show which is aired on television in French-speaking African nations, in Europe, and the Caribbean and is broadcast around the world via satellite and the Internet. The program is the French equivalent of “The 700 Club” program which is hosted in the U.S. by Pat Robertson.
Since being named a Global Director in 2017, Zamora has made great progress in Latin America. He has an extensive history in ministry, vast connections throughout Latin America, and long before he heard of Capitol Ministries, had a passion to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to national leaders.
He has discussed CM’s mission with contacts in Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay, and Paraguay where a discipleship Bible study to members of Congress is expected to be launched this year.
Zamora also arranged for Ralph Drollinger’s book, Rebuilding America, The Biblical Blueprint, to be translated into Spanish under the new title, Reconstruyendo Una Nación (Rebuilding A Nation).