As part of the Africa Mile Deep Strategy, Local Leaders International is encouraging the development of several centres of competence to help train church leaders in how to respond to expanding Islam in the continent. This response needs peacebuilding initiatives, but much more as well. The church needs to be strengthened by good apologetics – explaining the faith so Christians remain faithful to Christ – and it needs good missional understanding so church planting and evangelism can be done in appropriate ways for Africa.

The donated funds will be added to others to support the two major centres (at Alexandria School of Theology, Egypt and St Paul’s University, Kenya) and several smaller centres in Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria and elsewhere. They will primarily support students to study in these centres.