We believe ministry and relationship go hand in hand. This is why we partner with foreign missionaries that work abroad and share their passion and ministry with us as the opportunity allows. Missionary support is a wonderful opportunity to make an impact beyond your borders and change the lives of people you may never see.
Casa shalom is our primary annual mission trip. It's an orphanage that was founded in 1986 by missionaries from the USA a few miles outside of Guatemala City. We have developed relationship with the orphanage and local ministries and churches to provide much needed humanitarian care and love to those in need. We partner with a local feeding program in Rejon and with a local church pastor in Tecpon.
Chuck & Lori Gipson were launched into missions out of Newlife. 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.
Gentle Hands ministry is a a humanitarian organization that originally was a birthing clinic for urban poor women. Nursing and midwifery skills helped facilitate the births of about 6,000 babies from 1990-2005. The ministry 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.
Joseph & Shelby work with the Muslim community in Southeast Asia by developing relationships, teaching and providing basic care and health skills to the local population they are making disciples. Due to security concerns we do not share Joseph's identity, the full extent of their ministry or the exact location of their service area.
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. Michael oversees a three-fold ministry of helping Jews come to Israel, facilitating new immigrants, and being a voice to the nations on what is needed and what is happening in Israel.
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.”