Statement of Purpose

Link Up Africa (LUA) is designed to be a link in connecting believers and churches to Africa’s Unreached Peoples (people groups who haven’t received an adequate witness of the gospel).

The intent of the site is to highlight the imperative of the Great Commission to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19) by putting faces to Africa’s Unreached Peoples and identifying them as real people with a real need to know Jesus Christ as their Savior.

Biographical Sketch

Brother Jerry served with his church for 33 years in Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi and Eritrea. His involvement included personal evangelism, church planting, literature development and teaching in various African Bible schools.

Brother Jerry holds a master’s of arts degree in Missiology from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California, and has taught cross-cultural communications for nine years at two U.S. universities.

Biblical study and personal experience have generated a passion within Brother Jerry’s heart to make the good news of salvation known to all peoples, especially Africa’s Unreached Peoples.

Statement of Faith

Brother Jerry accepted Jesus Christ as Savior at the age of 13, and within days he was baptized in the Holy Spirit as the disciples were in Acts 2:4. The Bible became his standard for daily living and continues to be his rule for faith and conduct.

Brother Jerry understands the mission of God to “make disciples of all nations” (all ethnic groups) that they might give glory to God through personally being born again and knowing that heaven, not hell, is their eternal destiny.

Site Strategy

Link Up Africa is an attempt to enhance existing data through personal accounts and pictures regarding specific people groups. It is an effort to touch the hearts of believers, especially in Africa, to take action and go to Africa’s Unreached Peoples with the good news of the gospel.

All statistics and profiles are drawn from Joshua Project www.joshuaproject.net. When Joshua Project states that the Islamic percentage is “unknown,” LUA uses 99.99 percent to allow for the work of the Holy Spirit in bringing individuals to Christ of whom we are unaware. LUA deeply appreciates the work of this excellent research organization. Thank you and God bless you, Joshua Project!

Reports on personal visits and photographs are contributed by Brother Jerry and friends of LUA who have visited or lived among the various groups. In order to avoid drawing attention to these individuals, no credits will be given for personal reports, pictures or articles dealing with the various issues on the site.

New people groups will be posted on the site periodically as material is available.

Immigrants from various people groups who now live in the United States will be highlighted as data is available. This information is given to encourage the Christian community to seize the opportunity in this “land of religious freedom” to present the gospel to Africa’s Unreached Peoples living among us.

May the LUA site stimulate intercessory prayer for Africa’s Unreached Peoples and prompt many believers and their churches to actively participate in providing an adequate witness to these beautiful people who need to know Jesus as their Savior.