We are committed to empowering individuals and communities by building ministries that will affect every spectrum of the African life – bridging the gap, changing mindsets and transforming our culture to the standard of Christ.” — Ernest Ehabe
Several years ago, the late Mother Teresa of Calcutta, India, was asked by reporters, “How can you change society?” She responded not with an answer, but with a question. “How can you change society,” she asked, “If you don’t FIRST bring individuals face to face with God?”
Her question goes to the heart of a great myth. For generations, we’ve assumed that if we could only change society we would change individuals–when just the contrary is true. We have discovered that no amount of tinkering will restore our social order when there is moral disorder in our own souls. The truth is, ‘it is only as individuals are changed, then can society be changed.’ And, that exactly is why the gospel of Jesus is preeminent, for it alone has the power to change lives (Romans 1:16,17; 2 Corinthians 5:17).
More than 30 years ago our founder, Ernest Ehabe, was convinced that God had called him to serve God by serving the marginalized, poor peripheral human communities by making Jesus Christ known to them. The poor have few options. This lack of options is the most defining reality of their lives. That’s why Bread For Life International seeks to take a “wholistic” (holistic) approach in its work. Bread For Life has expanded over the years into many ministry areas and continues to add more, that address poverty, spiritually, economically and socially. (Isaiah 61:1-3).
Explore some of our many areas of ministry of Changing Hearts, Changing People.
“For Christ’s love compels us… he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them…“— 2 Cor 5:14-15
“History will not only determine when we lived but, also what we left behind…”—Ernst Ehabe
A few of our many Ministry Areas:
Church Planting • Evangelistic Crusades • Leadership Development • Rightly Dividing the Word Conferences • Prison Ministries • Medical Outreaches • Medical Center • Agricultural Outreaches • Baka Pygmy Outreaches • Project Nehemiah- Outreach to Africans Abroad • Bags to School Programs • HIV/AIDS Abstinence Education • CADAC-Community Awareness & Development Association, Cameroon • Un-reached Peoples • Samaritan Enterprises-Micro Enterprise Assistance Program • Center for Spiritual Renewal • Ray of Hope Centers-Children’s education • Ray of Hope Scholarships- to students • Community Libraries-Literacy Programs • Water for Life Project • Democracy Incubator • Ripples: Women’s Empowerment • Agricultural & Economic Empowerment • School Feeding Program • After-School Program • Health and Wellness Program • Beulahland Farms – Developing Farmers •