Anthony and Cindy Holland, ALMA teachers and leaders of REAP International Ministry.
In 1999, Anthony & Cindi Holland were called by the Lord into full-time missions. After completing Bible school training & mission schooling, they fulfilled an internship through IGO (International Gospel Outreach) in Timor, Indonesia, then post-genocide Rwanda, where they discerned their call to establish a mission base in Kenya East Africa. They have been serving as directors of an international discipleship training program named REAP – Relational Evangelism Action Program for almost 22 years.
REAP is designed to reach the Body of Christ with the Spiritual Foundational truths of the Gospel (Heb. 6: 1-2) for grounding indigenous peoples in the Word of God, helping them to reach their full potential in God's purpose and plan.
The GOAL of REAP is to train & equip the Church in fundamental elementary truths of the Gospel – Assurance of salvation, victory over sin, Jesus As Lord, God's Word (the Bible), Forgiveness, God's Church, Water & Spirit baptism, and to train disciples in practical Evangelism so that the Church comes to understand that all are called in servanthood to fulfill scripture from Matthew 28: 19-20.
A widow living by a brook in Paraguay daily looked out over a picturesque 30-acre campus. She and her departed husband Richard Gwinn had built this campus as a missionary training center and called it ALMA (America Latina Misiones Al-Mundo; translated as Latin American Missions to the World)
In July 2013, I was somewhat frantically making plans to start the first class of Ukunda Missions School in Kenya. It seemed like there were so many missing pieces, so many things needed to come together before we could start the school at the end of August.
It seems like much of 2020 was spent trying to return to Paraguay. In February, I entered Paraguay, planning to start the ALMA missionary training school at the new campus outside of Asuncion. Katana Baya, one of our main leaders in Africa, arrived from Kenya to help shape and direct the new school.
This week at ALMA, our students started their second Altar Week of the year. This entire week is given to prayer and fasting, from morning to night. Students ask God to give them clear directions for the future; they ask him to deal with any issues in their lives which He wants to burn away because those issues are keeping them from fulfilling His purposes for them.