Our mission is simple: train women in spiritual discipleship and evangelism. Our vision is to equip women in Africa to become spiritual leaders within their families, communities and local church.
We send Lydia Circle trainers from the US and African nationals to hold conferences in rural churches. These trainers present foundational Christian beliefs that are easily understood and remembered through visual aids and tools. These visual tools assist in evangelizing as the Holy Spirit works to deliver the life changing message of Christ. The conference participants are then sent out equipped and accountable to disciple others in their community.
Melinda Dykstra and her husband Tim have 4 grown, married children and 3 grandchildren. In 2005 she participated in her first outreach to Zambia, Africa and became ‘hooked’ on African missions. She has since participated in outreaches held in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. Melinda has been called since 2010 to work specifically with the women in Africa through the organization she started called Lydia Circle. With Melinda’s God given talents and strong drive, U.S. based Trainers and indigenous woman leaders help her conduct training and the mentoring of African women in discipleship, emotional and physical well-being, relationships with children and husband, and how to pass on the good news of Jesus Christ to others.