We work to improve lives of underprivileged Tuaregs through medical care and projects such as interest-free loans, subsidies, and grants. We prayerfully develop ways to share Christ and disciple believers in this poorly literate context. Finally, the Sewing Centre partners with a local church to reach the Zarma, another group of people that haven’t heard of the hope found in Jesus.
As part of the Niger Team, we long to see missional communities of Fulani and Tuareg transformed by the fullness of Christ.
Growing up in Alberta, Ace received Christ as a teen and Cecilia came to know Christ as a university student. They responded to God’s call into cross-cultural ministries at a missions conference in their home church, South Edmonton Alliance. Ten years later, in 2006, they landed in Niger with their two daughters, Elise and Iyla. Ace and Cecilia serve on a team opening up access to the hope of Christ to 2.5 million Islamic Tuaregs. Ace is a family physician with a part-time clinic and works with a Tuareg cooperative in development and relief. Cecilia uses her MBA background to start Village Savings and Loans groups and directs a Sewing Centre for at risk girls. Their ministry integrates spiritual and physical development. The Cheungs love the privilege of serving God full-time, the challenge of helping without hurting, and the joy of sharing the freedom of the Gospel.
Pray for deeper spiritual lives for the handfuls of Tuareg believers.
Pray that those who do not follow Jesus would respond to God’s call through the Word, dreams, and visions.
Pray that we would take every opportunity God gives us to share about Him in word and deed.