Billy and Jen founded ARA in early 2018. At the time, they were full time missionaries serving at a hospital in West Africa. While living there, they met many African brothers and sisters with hearts for evangelism, a desire to share the Gospel, an ear for languages, and a passion for service. After much prayer, the Lord led them to start this mission organization to mobilize, equip, and support African believers to take the Gospel to the unreached and unengaged people groups within Africa. Since ARA was founded in 2018, they have continued to oversee the ministry and work of the African missionaries that ARA supports. They love interacting with ARA’s African missionaries whether it’s eating food together, playing with their children, strategizing, or worshiping and praying together. They also enjoy leading U.S. partners on trips to Africa to facilitate training/conferences for the missionaries. They count it a privilege and joy to serve the Lord alongside courageous brothers and sisters from different cultures and backgrounds as they unite together to reach Africa with the Gospel and hope of Jesus Christ!