Foreign Missions

Foreign Missions

 

Will & Joanie Feuerstein - Philippines

Under ACTION Philippines, our ministry is called FACE 2 FACE.  The name reflects their personal involvement and care for indivuals.  Their vision is to connect the rich and poor to Christ and to each other through one-on-one evangelism, compassion and advocacy for the poor and prison inmates.  By meeting real needs through practical action steps, "with no strings attached," they show sincere care and God opens doors of opportunities to share His grace and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  People listen when they know you really care about them.

 

Paul and Jill Van Opstal - Lar Feliz - Brazil

Ran by Paul & Jill Van Opstal, Project Happy Home (Projeto Lar Feliz) is a children's home in Jaguariuna, Brazil.  The children of Happy Home are placed there by state social workers due to abuse, neglect and abandonment by their parents.  Lar Feliz houses 50-70 children on average, most of these children are wards of the state.  The support that is received from the state only covers one third of the cost per child, this is why Lar Feliz USA has taken on the calling of helping the Brazilian children.

 

 

Jordan & Niki Shirkman - Slovenia

“No one has ever taught us this before.” “We never talked about spiritual things before, but because you came to talk to us, now we’re talking about them with one another too.”  Words spoken to Jordan and Niki by students in their Bible study groups in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Romans 10:13-15 says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How, then, can they call one the one they have not believed in?  And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” Our missionaries, Jordan and Niki, who work with Cru, are spreading the message of salvation working with Slovenian students. For most students, they are hearing it for the first time.  Each quarter, we receive a letter from them telling stories of the students that have been changed by the Holy Spirit and how they are spreading the Gospel. Neither of them ever imagined becoming missionaries, but are humbled by God's call and excited for what He is doing in the lives of students in Slovenia.

 

 

 

Tom & Jan Sparrow - Ecuador

Tom and Jan Sparrow have been missionaries with One Mission Society (OMS) since 1975.  Beginning their ministries in Ecuador, they have served as teachers, disciplers, administrators and church planters. Amongh the highlights of their ministry in Ecuador is the establishment of the large Encounter with God Church in Guayaquil and helping establish several thriving churches in the northern mountains of Ecuador.

Tom currenly helps OMS train its overseas church leaders through teaching, counseling, mentoring and preparing training materials.  Tom's focus is teaching new leader the importance of the Bible and how to study and apply its divine messages.

 

Summit Missions - Moldova

Their mission is to glorify God by serving and partnering with local churches in post-Soviet communities; to motivate, mobilize and multiply the church and to inspire hope through mercy ministries.

Their passion is to see that every man, woman and child have the ability to hear, believe and be apart of a Bible believing fellowship.  They want to see churches established that are relevant, reproducing, worshipful and life-giving.  This is a high calling, but it is what God desires.

They are working as facilitators with Church leaders and pastors.  Currently, they are partnering with the Antioch Movement, a group based in Kiev, Ukraine.  They help train and equip church leaders to plant churches.  The material that is used is from the Infinity Alliance.  Five Churches have completed one training cycle that consisted of four training session during this past year.  They are developing relationships with these churches in order to start new training cycles in one or more of the participating Churches.

 

Jen Srail - Cambodia

Jen's life was changed when she read God's Word in high school, she went to Baptist Bible College, where she decided to pursue a future in discipling women in truth.  From 2001-2010, she was blessed to serve at Maranatha Bible Church discipling young women and seeing many grow in their relationship with the Lord.  She sensed God leading her to Cambodia after a short visit in 2009. She arrived in Phnom Penh in 2012 and is teaching life skills, coaching and discipling young adults in the workplace and her home.

 

Richard and Megan Harrell - Port Shepstone, South Africa

Richard manages and leads the Youth Development Center in Port Shepstone, RSA for Genesis Trust. The youth center houses a fitness gym, Scripture Union, a computer lab, an after-school program, a cooking school, a music academy and a school for autistic children.  The sole purpose of the center is to meet the at-risk youth of the area where they are at and to nuture them in Christ.  Richard also helps the soccer and rugby ministries and hopes to start a baseball one.  Megan assists in public relations and communication needs of the Genesis ministries.

 

Rick and Susan Nivens - Indonesia

Rick and Susan Nivens work with Wycliffe Bible Translators.  Rick and Susan both started serving with Wycliffe in 1982 but didn't meet until 1983 when they were both studying Applied Linguistics in Dallas, TX.  They reached Indonesia on October 1985 and two years later they started initial work among the West Tarangan people in the Aru Islands of eastern Indonesia.  The Nivens recently returned to the USA to work on translating full time while returning to Dobo and the Aru Islands on a regular basis.

 

Mark and Lynn Onken - Papua, New Guinea

As a team, they provide literacy training and consultant help for the various countries in the Pacific where Wycliffe and SIL are involved.  Lynn also assists each SIL organizaiton with locating needed staff and providing support for the staff as a Personnal Coordinator.  They are excited to see what the Lord is doing in the Pacific Area and feel privileged to be involved in equipping nationals to teach people to read, so that they will be able to access the translated Word of God.

 

Help The Children - Moldova

Help The Children is a non profit faith-based organization dedicated to serve the needy by providing a range of social projects and supportive services for orphans and vulnerable children in Transnistria.  Their goal is to improve their life quality and enrich their emotional, physical, social, intellectual and spiritual well-being.

 

House of Hope - Ghana, West Africa

House of Hope was founded by our own Beth Earich.  It's located in Ghana, West Africa.  House of Hope provides a stable homelife for orphans; access to quality education; food, clothing and shelter; spiritual guidance and training; and a loving family atmosphere.  Their mission is to care for vulnerable people who are spiritually, physically and economically poor, enabling them to positively impact their world.