Team Vision and Goals
Our team forms a supporting ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and is based in southern Chad, Africa. Our purpose is to prepare the people of Chad, Africa physically, mentally, and spiritually, for life in heaven by pointing them to Jesus through our example and Biblical teaching.
Through the Bible Learning Center, our goal is to train and equip Adventist lay members, both literate and illiterate, through seminars and Biblical storytelling, to experience revival and reformation and then to spread the gospel to areas that do not yet understand the Three Angels' Messages.
In support of this goal, we also desire to produce audio material to reach a culture who learn largely through oral transmission and the majority of whom are illiterate. For those who are literate, our goal is to produce or reprint literature as an unchanging witness to the truth and to encourage personal growth and study.
If you would like to join our team in this work, visit our How to Volunteer page.
Our team is small, but we are looking for others to join us.
The Dietrich family
Jonathan grew up in Tennessee and moved to Chad in May 2009. Melody grew up in Minnesota and visited Chad five months later. They met and were later married. They have lived and worked as a married couple in Africa since the end of 2010. Jonathan enjoys teaching people the Bible. Melody assists Jonathan with his work and takes care of Gideon and Liliana.