Adventist Frontier Missions (AFM)

A supporting ministry developed and founded by Clyde and Cathy Morgan in 1985, along with a small group of seminarians, and mission instructors Russell Staples and Gottfried Oosterwal. At the time, Clyde was a student at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. AFM focuses exclusively on establishing new churches among people groups as yet unreached by the SDA Church and, in many cases, yet unreached by Christianity. It is funded by voluntary contributions, yet works closely with church leadership at every level. Working agreements are signed with each division of the church in which AFM projects are located. AFM also works closely with the Global Mission program. The first project launched was among the Ifugao people of northern Luzon in the Philippines in April 1987, with Marc and...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.