ReachGlobal in Cameroon
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Biography/Description of Ministry
David was raised in Minneapolis, the son of a Free Church pastor, Quinten Alfors. At age seven, Dave came home one Sunday and alone in his room, he prayed to God, asking Jesus to come into his heart and cleanse him of his sins.
During his college years, Dave led the weekly Bible study with the college and career group. It was during this time that God gave him the desire for missions.
Patsy grew up in Congo/Zaire, where her parents, Dave and Joyce Falconer, were missionaries with the Evangelical Free Church. She accepted Christ as her Savior with the help of her fourth grade teacher at the missionary children's boarding school. When she completed her nurses' training in Rockford, IL, she went back to Zaire for a short term. God used this verse, "My Grace is sufficient for thee, for my strength is made perfect in weakness," (II Corinthians 12:9) to show her that this was the place He wanted her to serve.
While Patsy was working at the Tandala Hospital, Dave came for a short term to help with the bookkeeping and hospital maintenance. After several months a romance developed and they were married in the United States in 1982.
Together they served for 12 years in the Congo, church planting among the Water People, an unreached people group who live a swamp area of the Congo River. In response to the prayers of God's people, God blessed this work and 16 churches were established. In 1996 they were able to turn over this ministry to African pastors, who continue to serve faithfully, in spite of the difficulties of the war in that country.
In 1997 David and Patsy began a new ministry of evangelism and church planting among the Fulani in Central African Republic. The Fulani are semi-nomadic cattle-herders. One of their goals is to see the African church in this country catch the vision of reaching out to their neighbors.
Because of the war in CAR, they have not been able to return there. Currently, they are church planting among people who speak the same Fulani language in northern Cameroon at the village of Meskine. They are partnering with the Medical Centers of West Africa, whose goal is to use the medical ministry as a means to plant churches.
To receive the Alfors' prayer letters, please contact them by email, or contact the church office for their mailing address.