Oakland, California has become an increasingly diverse city that does not have a deep connection to Christ. In 2018, Akeem and Jaime Smith moved to the city and began reaching out to the community. When the Smiths started a new church, their first baptism was a person who had been a professing atheist.
They continue to proclaim and share the Gospel in their community, as well as serve residents who are facing challenges in the city. When public schools had to shut down due to COVID-19, their church was able to step in and help provide meals for immigrants who were struggling to have enough food.
THE COOPERATIVE PROGRAM is the financial fuel for reaching every person for Jesus Christ in every town, every city, every state, and every nation. Your support through the Cooperative Program helps fund missionaries like the Smiths who are reaching their communities with both physical and spiritual needs.
PRAY for Akeem and Jaime to have wisdom as they navigate ministry in their urban context and faithfully share the Gospel while ministering to their neighbors.