A Christian mission team from Africa and Peru will be at Chapters on Main in Van Buren on Oct. 2 to meet and discuss the ministry and the opening of a new church in Nairobi, Kenya.

Josh Foliart, founder of MULTIPLi Global and a native of Van Buren, will be bringing MULTIPLi missionaries to Chapters on Main on Monday, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m.

“Josh is bringing a team of his African and Peruvian missionaries to Chapters on Main … to visit and meet with people who are interested in knowing about their ministry and the launch of the church in Nairobi in March of this year,” said Debbie Foliart, Chapters on Main owner and the mother of Josh Foliart.

MULTIPLi Global supported Rev. Mutinda Musyimi and his wife Jennifer as they launched City Church Nairobi on March 19, according to a media release.

“Musyimi and his wife had been praying for years about launching their own church, so this special celebration was long-awaited,” the release states.

Opening of the church was attended by about 300 people, the release states. During the week after the launch, MULTIPLi missionaries also provided training to the security team of City Church Nairobi and the leaders of the children’s ministry.

Team members who helped with the church opening included former policeman Brian Waters, currently the head of security at Christian Life Cathedral in Fayetteville, the release states.

Waters observed the grounds and processes for the church service and trained church leaders in how to setup check-in processes for children and other security issues.

Tony Harrison, a children’s pastor at Christian Life Cathedral, trained church leaders using a children’s curriculum.

Josh Foliart is a 1996 Van Buren High School graduate and a graduate of the University of Arkansas.

After serving as a college pastor and starting theLink in Fayetteville for college students, Josh Foliart and his wife Casandra founded MULTIPLi International. The couple moved to Lima, Peru, with their two children and “planted” their first church in 2012.