‘Circuit Rider’ missionaries use Motorcycles to carry the
Gospel to the Inaccessible
Motorcycle Sunday School Mission (MSSM) Circuit Riders are penetrating rural areas in the African bush that are beyond the reach of traditional outreach methods. Many remote roads are impassible during the rainy season, lack bridges or are simply too rough for larger vehicles.
The Motorcycle Sunday School Mission includes the following program goals:
- Teach a complete Sunday School curriculum communicating God’s Word
- Hold literacy classes for both children and adults using books, charts and phonics games
- Start Audio-Bible listening groups with organized discussions through each chapter
- Establish a Bible Memory Quiz Team (The top finalists will go to a TMI Boot Camp as a prize.)
- Disciple and train local adults to continue teaching of Sunday School classes
Several ministries including Teen Missions International (TMI) , AIDS Orphans & Street Children (AOSC) and Faith Comes by Hearing (FCBH) have partnered with MSSM to carry the gospel to these unreached areas. Each organization plays a key support roll for MSSM circuit riders:
Rescue Units — Remote AOSC rescue units serve as a re-supply point providing food, training materials and fuel for each Motorcycle Sunday School Circuit.
Teen Missions International provides:
Circuit Riders — Teen Missions BIBLE MISSIONARY & WORK Training Centers offer a three year missionary training program for national young men and women with a vision and calling to full time Christian service. The BMW program provides the foundational spiritual and practical training for future MSSM Circuit Riders.
Maintenance Centers — Teen Missions bases serve as centers for motorcycle repairs and maintenance.
Host for ‘Recharge’ Seminars — Circuit Riders from each national MSSM program are hosted three times a year by the primary Teen Missions base for a three day ‘recharge’ seminar. These meetings serve as a time of fellowship, rest, prayer and additional training for the Circuit Riders.
Faith Comes by Hearing provides:
Proclaimers — Many people in rural areas are illiterate. FCBH provides a digital audio recording of the entire Bible in the local (heart) language of these unreached people groups on a devise called the Proclaimer. Each Proclaimer includes a recording of the entire bible. It’s batteries are recharged by either hand crank, solar power or plugged into an electrical socket. Weekly listening groups are an important part of the Motorcycle Sunday School Mission program and cover several chapters of the Bible per week. Discipleship takes places during the group discussions at the end of each listening session.