Allan grew up in a large family in a rough neighborhood. He became rebellious after the death of his father at a young age but found the Lord drawing him in an unmistakable way. He began preaching on street corners by the time he was 16 but was only imitating untrained preachers he was hearing and feared people asking questions he felt he didn't have the answers to. His desire to learn and call to preach was so strong that he received the chance to go to a Bible Institute at 24 years old. He was exposed to the African Leadership Training material in the early 1990's and recognized it as a way to equip people like him who come from communities with weak churches and doctrine. Today, Allan pastors a church and oversees and teaches African Leadership classes in South Africa. Though he says, "if ever there was an unlikely person, it was me". Allan is known for his deep knowledge of Scripture and deep conviction of what is call us to do. Allan and his wife, Lorraine, live in Cape Town.
Agua Viva Ministries is the mission ministry of John Whited. This ministry is located in the Talamanca region of Costa Rica and Panama. The headquarters there is in the town of Bri Bri, Costa Rica. The USA address is 71 Byrd Rd., Mebane, NC 27302
● Medical Care ● Clean Water ● Foot Bridges
● Aerial Assistance/Hanger Facility ● Discipleship
● Veterinary Care ● Cooperating with other Missionaries
● Vacation Bible School ● Bible Studies
Revelation 22:17 The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.
“The most important thing that we do is share the truth about Jesus Christ, the Savior, with individuals in a personal way. We have learned that before we can be effective with our verbal witness, there must be a degree of trust between us and the ones with whom we are sharing. This trust, or in some cases, mere curiosity, is developed through humanitarian efforts such as medical clinics, education, well drilling and bridge building. And though many of our efforts improve the physical lives of these Indians, these things have no meaning unless there is a change in their spiritual lives through Christ.”
In 1952, David Jones’ father and mother became the first English speaking missionaries to move into the Talamanca Region of Costa Rica. They had received the call from God to translate the Holy Bible into the indigenous tribal languages. By the time he was a teenager, David Jones and his siblings were also working, hiking, learning, speaking and ministering in the jungles of Costa Rica and Panama. Today, David and his beautiful family continue their faithful work to follow the Call of God. Among other translation enterprises, David was involved in the recording of the “JESUS” film into the local tribal languages. He often shows this movie as a Christian Ministry tool to the residents of Talamanca. Our church is blessed to have a supporting and prayerful relationship with The Jones Family mission.