Missions

 Local Missions

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Pregnancy Solutions

Venice FL & North Port, FL
www.pregnancysolutions.org

“The vision of Pregnancy Solutions is to end the demand for abortion in our community by meeting the needs of those we serve. Our offices in Venice and North Port provide free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds, material support, adoption referrals, educational classes and a myriad of other free services to help empower women in our community to choose life and to equip our clients for their new role as parents.”

www.facebook.com/PregnancySolutions. 

Greg & Sierra Haman

 Agape Flights  – Venice, FL – Airplane Mechanic

agapeflights.com

Agape Flights mission is to provide excellent aviation service, delivering cargo, mail and humanitarian aid to over 360 missionary partners serving Christ in the Haiti, The Dominican Republic and the Bahamas.  As Agape’s Chief Mechanic, Greg is charged with the safe maintenance and upkeep of all Agape Flights aircraft, performing everyday aircraft maintenance and repairs in addition to major periodic inspections.

 

Rodney Ring

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) – Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties  – Area Director

gulfcoastfca.org

Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a ministry that ministers to coaches & athletes on school campuses. Our goal is that every coach, athlete, teacher, student, and administrator on every campus hears the gospel of Jesus Christ. We accomplish this by building relationships with coaches, establishing Bible studies (called “huddles”) on the local campus, partnering with the community & providing camps to challenge kids to grow in their faith.

National Missions

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Sandy Barnett serving in New York City

CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ) Inner City
Adult and Youth Development Director
www.hlic.org.

Called out of a commercial bank to join Cru Inner City (formerly known as Here’s Life Inner City), Sandy and the team partner with 130 inner-city churches throughout New York City’s metropolitan area.   By resourcing partner churches with evangelism training, food and supplies through their warehouse, in addition to equipping churches to use Adult and Youth Development resources, families in need are offered the good news of Jesus Christ, practical help, and a connection to a local church.  As the Adult and Youth Development Director, Sandy has the privilege to equip churches to provide their communities of need with Christ-centered life-skills and career development training as well as after-school programs for children.  Located in more than 16 cities across the country, you can find more information about Cru Inner City at www.hlic.org.

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Trans World Radio – Director of Church Partnerships
www.twr.org/global_staff/frost/

TWR broadcasts the Gospel in over 230 languages from more than 2000 radio stations around the world to listeners in 160 countries. According to extensive research, over four billion people can hear TWR Bible-teaching radio programs in their heart language every day! In addition, 3 billion people have access to Christian multimedia content in their language on our internet digital platform www.twr360.org.  Wayne’s primary responsibility is to develop and implement Trans World Radio’s US church engagement strategy, traveling nationwide to promote opportunities for US churches to be involved in outreach with TWR’s 70 national partners around the world.  Shelley supervises a team that processes donor gifts received by TWR for missionary support and various projects of national partners overseas.  The Frost’s served overseas from 1988 to 2000 in TWR’s broadcast ministry from Guam to the Asia/Pacific region.

 

NicholsonGeorge and Suzanne Nicholson serving in Idaho & Montana

New Tribes Missions – Mission Representatives
www.usa.ntm.org

As New Tribes Mission Representatives, George & Suzanne challenge the local church to engage with world missions as a whole and more specifically with tribal missions and the work of NTM.  Through speaking opportunities and individual meetings, they seek  to establish good relations with the local Church and educate believers about the work and training available through NTM.   Currently, they are the representatives for Idaho and Montana and visit with over seventy churches and Christian schools every three to four months, meeting with the pastors, missions directors and school principals.

 

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Wellspring Living

Atlanta, Georgia
www.wellspringliving.org

The mission of Wellspring Living is to help victims and those vulnerable of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) develop the courage to move forward and the confidence to succeed. Wellspring Living has been on the front lines of fighting the plague of sex trafficking with the message of God’s transforming grace for 13 years, serving women and girls who have been victims of DMST. DMST is defined as the commercial sexual exploitation of children through prostitution, pornography and sexual performance. Wellspring Living is located in the Atlanta, Georgia area and serves women and girls from across the nation.  In 2001, Wellspring opened its first residential facility for women. In 2008, Wellspring expanded its focus to serve girls, ages 12-17, who are survivors of domestic sex trafficking. In 2012, Wellspring Living added further aftercare services for trafficked survivors, ages 17-25, through its new Empowered Living Program utilizing efficiency apartments and providing the love of Jesus Christ, continued therapy, education, and life skills services.

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Atlanta, Georgia
www.sandyspringsmission.org

We exist to help and inspire children of foreign parents attain a high school diploma and pursue higher education by providing academic after school programs and by leading them to the more abundant life. Since 1999, the Sandy Springs Mission’s goal is to see each of its students achieve academic success year-by-year and ultimately graduate from high school.  Essentially, students that learn more will earn more, leading to a brighter, more hopeful future.   A 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, the Mission is dedicated to demonstrating the love of God through helping and inspiring at-risk students attending Lake Forest & High Point Elementary, Ridgeview Middle and Riverwood High schools.  Find us at www.facebook.com/sandyspringsmission2011 and https://twitter.com/The_SSMission 

Big Oak Ranch

Alabama
bigoak.org

Big Oak Ranch grew out of John Croyle’s desire to give hurting children a chance.  Since 1974, John and his wife Tee, along with the Big Oak Ranch staff, have been called to meet the needs of over 1,800 children by giving them a solid, Christian home and a chance to fulfill God’s plan for their lives.  Like every family, we’ve enjoyed great success stories and heartbreaking failures.  Yet the “cornerstone” and even the name of Big Oak Ranch has remained fundamentally rooted in Isaiah 61:3, “And they shall be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord that He may be glorified.”

 

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Nationwide
www.patchourplanet.org

Patch Our Planet is an orphan care resource for church leaders. We offer comprehensive, on-site orphan care training and online orphan care curriculum. We believe that the Church is the permanent patch to the orphan crisis. To that end, we are working toward a world where every church in every community is caring for every orphan.

 

 

International Missions

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Haiti Care Mission – Mission Directors
www.Haiti-care.blogspot.com
Haiti Care Mission is an independent ministry that strives to share the love of Jesus with the children of Haiti.  We have sewing groups across the United States who create items such as dresses, diapers, shorts, backpacks and toys for the children of Haiti.  We travel to have over 6 times each year to deliver the Gospel of Jesus to the children of Haiti and distribute items of love to them.  We partner with other missionaries in Haiti to support and encourage them in their ministries.  Haiti Care Mission consists of the Anderson family along with our partnering churches and faithful sewing groups.

Dave & Rennie Garda

Cadre International – U.S./Canada/Global – Disciplemaking
cadreministries.com

Cadre Missionaries partner with church, international and business leaders to equip, model and support Biblical disciplemaking and evangelism friendships. Our ministry walks alongside people at all ages and stages of the spiritual journey to build friendships that result in God powered friendships, families and communities of faith globally and locally.

Phil & Elin Hendersen

New Tribes Missions – Mozambique – Bible Translation
ntm.org/phil_henderson

Phil & Elin serve as church planters among the Mwinika people located along the Mozambican coastline in the province of Zambezia.  They are a resistant people group numbering around 200,000.  Their ministry consists of Bible translation and teaching along with discipleship and literacy.  Living among the Mwinka since 2005, they have seen the Lord not only open many hearts to hear His truth but also bring many to Himself.  They are trusting God to continue to work and move in a mighty way.

Darrel & Kim North

Pioneers – Peru – Leadership training & Evangelism
pioneers.org

The North’s ministry involves working in Quechua Mountain villages high in the Andes, teaching pastors and leaders as well as teaching and showing how to reach out to the isolated and un-evangelized villages.  They also travel to villages that are hours from road access to work with the kids and reach out to the villagers with Christian films in both Spanish and Quechua.  Kim has nutrition training for the women.  Working with a local pastor, they help get Operation Christmas Child boxes to kids in remote villages.

Neftali & Alyssa Rubio

Commission to Every Nation – Mexico – Youth Ministry
cten.org

Neftali and Alyssa Rubio serve as missionaries in Guadalajara Mexico through Commission to Every Nation, a missionary sending organization, whose mission statement is “Helping ordinary people partner with God to accomplish the extraordinary¨.  They currently serve in the Iglesia Biblical Familiar, The Family Bible Church. Neftali is the youth pastor and also regularly preaches on Sunday mornings.  Alyssa teaches Sunday school and together they lead worship, disciple youth and help with a church plant in a poor neighborhood.  When they are not serving at the church they are passionate about sharing the gospel through soccer, by providing a soccer team and coaching for underprivileged youth.

Anthony & Julissa Lara

Sharing the Vision – Dominican Republic – Inner-City Ministry
sharingthevision.org

Anthony and Julissa Lara have worked with Sharing the Vision for the past 7 years. Anthony was a former gang leader for the Latin Kings before accepting Christ as his Savior. His life is now dedicated to ministering in those same barrios, among the gangs and prostitutes. Their ministry bears much fruit.

 

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The Bridge Church supports a missionary who ministers to a restricted access country in East Asia. Together, she and her partners– including The Bridge Church– work to share the Good News of Christ’s love with the millions in her city who have never heard. Please speak with our BridgeGLOBAL committee for more information, due to the sensitivity of her location.

 

Craig & Brenda Rebro

Hands At Work – Sub-Saharan Africa – Orphan Care
handsatwork.org

We play many roles at Hands at Work. Craig’s official role is project accountant and Brenda is in charge of hospitality. We receive international teams, deliver food and lead an international partnership with a program called Bidvest. We support our care points by loving the children, visiting them in their homes, praying with them and sharing the gospel. We also help with our Maranatha camps and have been involved with our efforts in Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Swaziland and South Africa. We’ve been blessed to witness hundreds of the most vulnerable children come to know the Lord, and look forward to taking the lead with an upcoming discipleship initiative.

Dustin & Emily Miller

Christian Surfers International/Kids Alive International – Dominican Republic
http://christiansurfers.net   kidsalive.org

Dustin and Emily both work full-time in the Dominican Republic with two different ministries. Emily is a second grade teacher at the Park Care Center with Kids Alive International. The school provides education, nutrition, and biblical teaching to around 300 underprivileged Dominican and Haitian children. Dustin works as a Regional Coordinator with Christian Surfers International. He over-sees 45 local chapters from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean dedicated to reaching Surfers with the gospel of Jesus.

Josh & Bekah Hilts

The Mission Sociey – Thailand – Human Trafficking

We work with a Thai Foundation called Dton Naam Ministries. We reach out to young adults who are exploited or vulnerable to being pulled in Bangkok’s sex industry. Through our social justice cafe we offer the opportunity for them to leave prostitution and help them rebuild their lives holistically by providing education, discipleship, healthcare, counseling, and vocational job skills. Our passion is to see the young adults set free to follow Jesus and make disciples.

Paul & Alida Bowers

Hearts In Action – Peru – Children’s Ministry
heartsinaction.org

Hearts in Action International is a dynamic, educational, non-profit organization taking the Word of God and provision to children and youth. We are dedicated to providing spiritual support to strengthen families and churches worldwide. Hearts in Action has active mission bases in Guatemala, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and the USA. From each location we are creating and sustaining a range of programs that directly improve education, health and living conditions for children in the nations.  Our teams are made up of vibrant, hardworking, compassionate missionaries who are reaching young people through school presentations, camps, village outreaches, progressive youth events, teacher training seminars, church planting and community development projects. Young people are the focus, our priority and the main target for outreach and discipleship in HIA. We continue implementing strategic ways to touch the spiritual and material needs of children and youth around the globe.

Tiny Hands International

Nepal, Bangladesh & India
tinyhandsinternational.org

Tiny Hands International is dedicated to empowering the Body of Christ in the developing world to fight against poverty and social injustice by employing effective strategies and biblical principles.  We are committed to identifying the greatest injustices in the world and working towards bringing relief to those who live under its oppression.  We are particularly called to orphans, street children, women’s empowerment and those threatened by, or victims of, the sex-trafficking industry.

Stella’s Voice

Moldova
stellasvoice.org

Stella’s Voice is the last cry that remains from an orphaned girl who was sold, used, and dead from AIDS by 19. There is no one in the entire world more vulnerable to sex trafficking than orphaned girls; no one knows or cares when they disappear into the night. And there is no country that fuels the engine of sex trafficking in all of Europe more than Moldova.  Stella’s Voice provides a home for poverty-ridden girls in Moldova after they are aged out of the state-run orphanages at the young age of 16. The ministry also has the only Christian orphanage in the country, as well as a separate home for boys. Stella’s Voice is more than a cry for help and rescue. It is also a beacon of help and hope, making an eternal difference for desperate children.

Billy and Donna Pic by Becky BPastor Billy & Donna Hires serving in Africa and Latin America

Missionary Ventures International – Discipleship and Missionary Care
www.facebook.com/BillyAndDonnaHiresMviMissionaries

After being a pastor in Tampa for 30 years, Billy and Donna now serve the Kingdom of God through Missionary Ventures International. They travel about 70% of the time in Africa and Latin America conducting conferences with church leaders on the topics of Biblical marriage & family and discipleship. These are huge needs in the Church around the world. They also spend much of their time providing pastoral care for 17 missionary families in Africa and Latin America as well as training new missionaries as they prepare to go onto the field.

 

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Sharing the Vision
www.sharingthevision.net

We have been serving on the island of Hispaniola for 19 years.  We founded the mission “Sharing The Vision” and our heart is to make disciples who then make disciples through intentional and personal relationships. We are equipping believers through the our Santiago church plant, International Christian Church, where Jim currently is pastor and I, Teresa, lead worship. We are building a Discipleship Training Center on 13 acres in the foothills of the Dominican Republic. We host short term teams coming for ministry and outreach projects. We also offer an internship program for young leaders who want to know how to use the Word of God properly and effectively.

minThe Bridge Church supports a missionary family that ministers to a restricted access country in North Africa. They strive to make known God’s love that can be found through Jesus Christ.  Please speak to our Missions Committee for more information, due to the sensitivity of their location.

 

 

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 Village Schools International

Tanzania, Malawi
www.villageschools.org

We send missionary teachers to small villages in Africa to get so involved in the lives of their students that sharing the Gospel is the natural result of loving them. Our first school was built in early 2005 in just 70 days, inspiring a movement that today involves people from 193 villages in Tanzania and 46 villages in Malawi working together to build schools for their children. Thirty-one schools are already open, seven others are under construction, and just over 8900 students are enrolled who otherwise would never have had a chance to go to school.  The education we provide is designed to prepare our students to bring transformational change to their own lives, to the lives of their families and to the lives of people in their villages.  Our education is Christian, empowering and both academic and practical.

 

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Dominican Republic
www.loveserves.org

We are radically transforming the local church model from the traditional to the Biblical by intense coaching and empowering local pastors to apply Ephesians 4:12 “…equipping God’s people for works of service….”.

Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCi4Ggfio13Yh2dr1G9oY9pQ

FACEBOOK page:  www.facebook.com/LoveServes