Tom and Sherry Moore were appointed as missionaries to Guinea, West Africa, in 1986. The country had been closed to western influence and missionaries for almost 20 years. As former missionary children, Tom and Sherry had lived in Guinea and Liberia, respectively, and were prepared for this unique ministry. The Moores have been involved in successful church planting and training national pastors and leadership in this mostly Muslim country. The Moores have broadened their scope of ministry to include occasional pastoral and women's seminars in other African nations where Open Bible ministers.
The Moores started using the JESUS film and evangelizing in the Baga tribal villages, along the northern coast of Guinea. As young men expressed a desire to follow Jesus, they sent them to Bible school for training. When they returned, the Moores helped them settle in villages where there were no other Protestant churches to begin a church. Over the years Tom and Sherry have continued to work with the pastors, encouraging them, training them in accountability, and helping set up self-help projects. Most of those who accepted Christ during the first evangelistic efforts were first-generation Christians.
Twenty years later the Moores see the fruit of their labor: second- and even third-generation Christians. Tom and Sherry said, "Our goal has always been to establish a national church that could stand alone if we had to leave the country unexpectedly as did our parents many years ago. We also work hard in establishing relationships with the Muslim people in the community. These relationships open the door to sharing the Gospel with them, especially in times of great need."
The Moores' vision is to win souls to Jesus by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and by establishing churches and training national pastors to reach the people of Guinea. This includes the development of leadership skills and accountability with the national church members and pastors and expanding theological education through the use of INSTE.