• As soon as our Regional Office "targets" a nation or focus area in a nation, the first step is to send our own research team into that nation or focus area. Known sources of information are consulted, and additional information is then gathered. This is known as our "Joshua/Caleb" operation. This name refers to old Biblical history, where Moses sent twelve spies into Canaan but only two, Joshua and Caleb, returned with reports that were both realistic and positive.

  • EHC Joshua/Caleb teams focus on the least reached, neglected and avoided people groups who have heard little, or in some instances, nothing of the Gospel.

  • Our Joshua/Caleb team establishes who these groups are, how many people in that group, who does what for them and what their main needs are. We then identify local leaders, listen to them and when all relevant information is gathered and prayed about, it is then compiled into a basic strategy to connect "resources' to the 'needs."

  • The information we have gathered and the opportunity to help (to invest) is then compiled into a case for support (project proposal) and submitted to our international office, as well as among people (strategic partners) and resources outside the targeted nation who have been identified as possible financial donors (investors), prayer partners, or who offer assistance in other ways. These strategic partners may in turn present our proposal to others.

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  • The basic strategy to "open up' this new country/area is divided into various phases. Each phase (task) is broken down into "smaller components" and each component is carefully evaluated in terms of finances (budget is drawn up) as well as the manpower and tools (materials) needed (training and equipping).

  • Prayer and thorough preparation is a vital prerequisite. Regular reporting and monitoring progress are essential elements of all EHC operations.

  • A key element of our local operations/program is the training of "pioneer missionaries" (local workers), those who are in the area and are actively involved. We identify these men from all different churches and servant ministries (we believe in strategic partnerships), and invite them to a consultation (training). We then work through our EHC (Anglo Africa) training manual with these workers:

    • A foundation is laid - our Vision and Biblical bases to reach every village and home in each village in a systematic and monitorable way, without leaving out/missing one home. They are encouraged and honoured, as they are the 'key' role-players in what God wants to do in that area.
    • Secondly, we focus on the use and content of our evangelism tools that God has blessed us with (see more about this under 'Tools' in this section).
    • Thirdly, we emphasize the value of follow up and discipleship (EHC Anglo Africa has developed a dynamic guide on this).
    • Fourthly, we then train them how to plant new churches (fellowships/home cells).