Avant Ministries was one of the first evangelical missions to be established in Ecuador in South America and the Republic of Mali in West Africa. Avant has ministries in Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, North Africa, Panama, Poland, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. Avant works with church leaders in Muslim-dominated North Africa to strengthen and support ministries, providing radio and satellite television programming. It also offers distance education courses, phone counseling and Web ministries from its media base in southern Europe. Many of its missionaries provide support work, initiate new works and establish churches. Avant Ministries is located in Kansas City, Mo.