Abundant Life in the Desert

...a journey with the Bowden Family


Niger is one of the most unreached countries in West Africa with over 98% unreached.  The Bowden family are Elim Fellowship missionaries sent to partner in Niger with the indigenous Nigerien ministry of Vie Abondante (Abundant Life) to reach out to these unreached villages. They live in Maradi, a city that is surrounded by over 2,000 villages, most of which have not yet heard the good news found in Jesus Christ. The Bowdens are involved in church planting, Discipleship Bible Schools, literacy programs, raising up new pastors and church leaders, showing the Jesus Film in remote villages, youth and children’s ministry, famine relief, and basic health care. Niger is one of the world’s poorest nations, and its desert climate is one of the world’s hottest. Jonathan and Dani are excited to see the Lord pouring out rivers of living water in this spiritually dry and thirsty land. They are seeing the love, joy, hope, and freedom of Jesus Christ changing lives in Niger!

Church Planting

Jesus Film Showings

Discipleship Bible School


The Joseph Project/Famine Relief

Village Ministry


Basic Healthcare




Children's Ministry