Winds International is a collaboration of organizations and people from the ‘Global North’ and ‘South’ serving together the Mission of God. They see the urgency of the call to support the Church in the Global South and especially Africa in carrying forward the hope and foundations of our faith forward into the next dimension of this generation, with spiritual and physical capacity.
The prime distinctive of Winds International lies in the fact that we recognize the unique position of the local Church as the principal bearer of the mandate to fulfill the Mission of God in its community. We recognize the need to support the Church by joining the Lord in His work of building His Church for His mission. We know from decades of missionary experience that no one agenda of any single missionary organization as beautiful, big and fully funded as it is will ever fulfill the transformational need of a community as the outreach of a local Church intentionally and knowledgeably committed to serve its community.
Winds partners believe that the Church is the primary guest of the triune God in the fulfillment of the Mission of God on earth.
In less than a decade, half of the known Church, will find home in Africa; 60% of Africa’s population will be people 25 years and younger and 49% still struggles below poverty levels. Meanwhile, the digital era has created a new generation of people, and a total shift in paradigm that is presented with new challenges and opportunities that has created new inequalities to which the Church in the Global South will not be able to respond on isolation to fulfill her Mission.
CONNECTING PEOPLE FOR SALVATION
Winds partners respond earnestly and sacrificially, taking the portion to prepare and equip the Church and ministers with the capacity to fulfill and accelerate the Mission using digital technology and resources.
Their commitment is to ensure that churches and ministers who need it have the enablement to build the faith and spread it; to increase their social impact facilitated by the best capacities available in the world today.
As members of the body, they serve, pray and give to ensure that churches and ministers in need have the connections, information, capacities, skillset, knowledge, competence and equipment to provide the whole of the Mission to the remaining people and the nations that are rising. Their calling is to affirm God’s presence on the new digitalized earth so that men and women meet His love and power to save both spiritually and physically, in the most relevant ways in their generation and their context.
The vision started from a ministry within Wycliffe Bible Translators organization within the Global Alliance and grew to focus on an unnamed and unmet need. Today it is a vision on its way and the mission must be fulfilled with your collaboration.
We are all about the Great Commission of Jesus Christ fulfilled through empowering churches and ministers with access, competence, and equipment with the most relevant technology for ministry in their context and times. Our mode of operation and base of partnership with local churches is the Mission of God. We are driven by a commitment to complete obedience and actual Impact. Our impact is measured through number of people touched and transformations witnessed. We model what we contribute through our programs.
Values that appear in the life and services of Winds include :
Call to the whole Mission of God
Committed as one body to the Whole Body of Christ
Interconnected by Christ until all are connected in
Innovating for Christ
In surrender of who we are to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, only, we serve trusting Him for capacities.
Partner to empower the Church with capacity to advance the Mission of God.
The Winds shall be filled with the knowledge of God as the waters covers the sea