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country’s population lives in its two largest cities, Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire.

The potential to reach these cities is immense as well as paramount in order to
spread the Gospel throughout the country.

Reaching forward to the future, we see an incredible potential that lies ahead.

That potential lies mostly in colossal growth. In just a few years, it is predicted
that Africa will host most of the fastest growing economies in the world as well
as 10 of the fastest growing countries and 15 of the fastest growing cities! Africa
is also a young continent with more than half of the population under 18 years of
age. There is phenomenal potential in reaching these youth—especially the urban
areas—with the Gospel.

As we celebrate the 60th Anniversary of BIMI, it is a good time to glance back at what
those who went before us did for God—the foundation they laid, the churches they
established, and the sacrifices they made. However, it is only a “glance” backward,
long enough to gain motivation and to increase our momentum, and then
our focus must once again be on “reaching forward” to the
task God has placed in our hands and the people in
our generation to be reached. Reaching forward
for the prize of the high calling of God in
Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14). W
Number 2, 2020