GLOBAL MINISTRY

At Newlife we believe ministry and relationship go hand in hand, so we support foreign missionaries that work abroad and share their ministry with us at home. Foreign missionaries are a great opportunity for you to support global ministry and change the world.

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  • Dennis and Denie Heppner have been career missionaries in Asia for 27 years. They are based in Manila, Philippines. Dennis is the superintendent for west Asia for Church of God World Missions, and the lead pastor of the Church of God Makati in the city of Makati, metro Manila. He spends a lot of time traveling, teaching, preaching, and doing leadership development in different parts of the world.

    Dennis and Denie are the founders of Gentle Hands inc., a humanitarian organization that originally was a birthing clinic for urban poor women. Denie used her nursing and midwifery skills to facilitate the births of about 6,000 babies from 1990-2005. The Gentle Hands ministry is now under the direction of their daughter Charity and her husband Evan, and has changed into a rescue center for abused, abandoned and neglected children. It is licensed with the department of social welfare in the Philippines and currently has 75 children in-house that are being rehabilitated and prepared for their ‘forever’ families. They have also recently opened a branch of the Gentle Hands ministry in India.

  • Shelby and her husband Joseph work with the Muslim community in Southeast Asia and due to security concerns we do not share the full extent, of their ministry or the exact location of their service area.

  • Casa Shalom Orphanage was founded in 1986 by missionaries from the United States. The home began with three children and is now home to 106 children from all over the country of Guatemala. Boys and girls come to Casa Shalom after being orphaned, abandoned, abused or neglected by their families, and sometimes come from families who are simply too poor to care for them.

    Casa Shalom means “House of Peace," and we seek to provide a place where children can grow in a nurturing, peaceful environment. We provide the children with 3 healthy meals a day from a menu designed by a nutritionist to meet the needs of our many children who arrive at the orphanage malnourished and underweight. We provide quality health care, clothing and a clean and safe environment where our children can thrive.

  • This multi-faceted ministry involves networking with other Christian groups in Israel, church planting and helping to bring thousands of Jews out of Russia back to the Holy Land. They also provide new baby clothes and supplies for immigrant Russian mothers along with food and utility vouchers.

  • The goal of The JESUS Film Project is to help share Jesus with everyone in his or her own heart language using media tools and movement building strategies.

    The JESUS Film Project distributes the film "JESUS," a two-hour docudrama about the life of Christ based on the Gospel of Luke. The film has been seen in every country of the world and translated into hundreds of languages since its initial release in 1979. Our goal is to reach every nation, tribe, people and tongue, helping them see and hear the story of Jesus in a language they can understand. 

  • Our journey to the Congo began a long time ago! We both grew up at Kelso First Assembly and it was there that God began to speak to our hearts about missions through the stories from many missionary heroes. In March of 2009, we took a trip to Chad, Africa, with Bill and Sonia Shaw to experience a real taste of Missionary life. I will never forget the overwhelming presence of God as Michelle and I stood before a group of the first Bible school students in this country. It was in that moment I heard the Lord say to me, “This is what I have called you to do.”