Hello! We are Seth and Paige Cuthbertson, missionaries on deputation to Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa. We began working with Baptist World Mission in April 2016, were married in June 2016, and began part time deputation in September 2016 while finishing up our college education at Ambassador Baptist College. Paige got her undergraduate degree in Missions and I got mine in Pastoral studies. Because of the nature of our vision, I also pursued a Masters degree and completed this degree in Biblical studies in 2018. After finishing up college, we began full-time deputation in May of 2018. Our goal, Lord willing, is to reach the field in June 2019.
The Vision Paige and I share in going to Côte d’Ivoire is to plant independent Baptist churches that preach the gospel and have as their goal the salvation of souls and the glory of God. We know that multiplication works much better than addition, so the goal is to make disciples that can go and do likewise. The two fields we are focusing on for these fellow laborers are the prisons and the children.
The route we plan on taking in order to achieve this vision is this. We plan to plant a church in Sassandra near the prison. There we will work with the church and in the prison. Our goal is to have a Bible school in the prison, getting the prisoners saved and growing. We also plan on hold children’s classes; in the long run, possibly even opening an orphanage or children’s home. Out of the prison and children’s ministries, we pray that God will save and raise up men and women who can carry on and take over these ministries and also spread the gospel back to their villages and towns. We will very likely also work on learning a local tribal language while in Sassandra. This will enable us to minister at a deeper level than speaking only French. The mother tongue is a powerful tool to reach the hearts of people. In Côte d’Ivoire there are somewhere around 78 different languages.
Our plan now is to finish our training at Bible college this May while also traveling on deputation. Our plan is to get all the support we need by the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019 so that early in the summer of 2019 we can head for the field. God has already proven Himself strong and we are confident that He is more than able! We are excited to see what God intends to do with and through us. He certainly has proven Himself faithful! All glory belongs to Him!
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