Global Outreach Partners
Joe and Jen - SE Asia
Joe and Jen serve in SE Asia amongst many tribes who are unreached by the Gospel. Using a business that farms the ocean as a platform for ministry, they have been gaining access to the rural coastal communities on remote islands and providing a door for sharing the Good News, providing an extra source of income, and how to better maintain the ecosystems in their ocean. The business hires local church planters who then go and work among these rural villages, bringing hope and new life. Back on the main island where Joe and Jen live they are also involved in mentoring and mobilizing young interns for cross-cultural Kingdom work and are actively reaching out in the community in which they live. (Please note: Joe and Jen live in a sensitive location. Please do not post or share anything without their permission.)
Josh and Mandy Shaarda - Uganda
Josh and Mandy are working to develop discipleship materials that can be used by local pastors to disciple their churches so that lives, marriages, families, and communities are transformed when people renew their minds with God's truth. They are working to train church leaders to make disciples so that the peoples of Africa are reached with the gospel of the kingdom of Jesus. In doing this, they are also active participants in a local church to show Jesus' love in word and deed to the vulnerable and hurting in communities around them.
Chris and Angie Walker - Papua New Guinea
Chris and Angie are working through church planting to establish a New Testament Church among the Mibu People of Papua New Guinea.
Hannah Damsteegt - Honduras
Hannah serves at International School Tegucigalupa (IST), a bilingual Christian school dedicated to giving students a Christ-centered education, from daycare through high school. She currently teaches third grade and is in charge of showering Christian love and patience on 24 young students. "Miss D." teaches the following subject areas in English: working with words, writing, guided reading, math, science, social studies, and health. Miss D. also takes time to introduce, discuss and answer the questions students have about the Bible, their Christian faith, and the world around them. It is her hope that these students may become the future Christian leaders that Honduras desperately needs. IST's mission is "to be a leading Christ-centered international school dedicated to transforming Honduras."
The Gathering Place - Plainwell, Michigan
Mark and Diane Rich are heading an effort to start a church plant in Plainwell, Michigan, hopefully to open on Easter Sunday 2020. The Rich's and their team have a heart to minister to the surrounding community with the love of Jesus. They are prayerfully working to develop a place where people can gather and build a safe community together.
Please check out their Facebook page.
East Martin Christian School - Martin, Michigan
East Martin Christian School offers a rigorous educational experience with a curriculum that effectively prepares students for higher education. EMCS teachers are certified by the state of Michigan and place great importance on remaining at the forefront of educational excellence.
They teach from a Christian worldview perspective, which means that they teach God is in all and through all. Every square inch of creation belongs to God, including our learning.
To be best equipped to teach this, EMCS teachers attend the Christian Education Association conference annually for further training in their subject areas as well as training in the Christian worldview.
For more information check out their Facebook page.