Africa and Beyond

In 1982, M:MM missionaries Dr. Gary and Merri Lee Hipp, son-in-law and daughter of Dr. Patterson, pioneered the M:MM ministry in Uganda, East Africa.  They began their ministry by studying the local language and culture, and by discipling local Christian leaders in health care, agriculture, and education as well as in the Scriptures.  The team began in three communities.  After eight years the ministry was turned over to their Ugandan colleagues who are now working in over 130 communities.  Whole-life transformation is spreading from community to community.

Having merged with The Navigators in 2007 and having taken the name Discipling for Development, we have begun to realize the Pattersons’ dream, and are seeing God meet needs in communities across Africa and beyond.