Ivory Coast
Contact Information
Office Contact:

Eric Samu-Mukoko

Office Address:

01 BP 583
Abidjan 01
IVORY COAST


Country Demographics

Capital:
Yamoussoukro

Population:
23,919,000

Languages:
French (official), 60 native dialects with Dioula the most widely spoken

Religion:
Muslim 35-40%, indigenous 25-40%, Christian 20-30% (2001)note: the majority of foreigners (migratory workers) are Muslim (70%) and Christian (20%)

Life Expectancy:
49.18 years

GDP per-capita:
$1,302

Of Interest:
Abidjan is the principal city and the economic and political capital of the country. Between 60% and 70% of the Ivory Coast people are engaged in some form of agricultural activity. Most of the inhabitants live along the sandy coastal region. The country also as a sparsely populated forested interior.

Location:
Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Ghana and Liberia

Office Staff

Eric Samu-Mukoko

Office Manager

Manager History:

Brother Eric Samu heard the End-Time Message for the first time in 1982. He had been invited to attend a worship service by a friend named Micky. It was during the year of 1983 that a new history started in his life. His mother's conversion had a strong impact on his young life and deeply influenced him. It was two years after when an experience changed his life completely. God called him to the ministry very early, at the age of 20 years old. He has been the pastor of the Living Word Church in Abidjan since February, 1989. Brother Eric-Samu has been working with VGR since 1993.


Brother Thompson Tokunbo

Brother Michel Yao

Office History

Brother Eric-Samu and his church started to receive the books and tapes from VGR since the end of 1989. In that time, there were only two Message churches in Abidjan. In 1990, Brother Eric started organizing a small library in his assembly and designated a brother to take care of it. In 1992, Brother Eric started sharing books and tapes with two or three new assemblies. It was early into 1993 that Brother Joseph Branham sent a VGR representative to visit Ivory Coast for a second time. Brother Eric agreed to represent VGR in Ivory Coast. It was the official starting of VGR in this country. At this time, there were only six churches to share materials with. By the grace of God, today there are approximately 180. We can do nothing but only thank the Lord for His blessings.

Special Information

The office is located approximately 13 kilometers from the Business district of Abidjan. Built on a lot of 810 sq meters, the building occupies approximately 500 sq meters.

The office has a hall that can receive nearly 160 people. In this hall, materials are displayed or introduced to the public. There is also a conference/reading room that can accommodate up to 100 people and a large warehouse that can receive eight containers (8 by 20 feet). A prayer room has been also arranged.

The Ivory Coast office serves nearly 10,000 believers in the West African region.