International Mission Partners
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Andrew and Amy Funka are serving alongside Prague Christian Fellowship, the international congregation of Křesťanské společenství in the Czech Republic. Andrew serves alongside the pastor by focusing on (1) assisting with the pastoral needs of the congregation; (2) worship and music ministries; (3) serving leadership of home groups; and (4) mission and outreach. Amy also works with the Christian International School of Prague focusing on language learning.
The Muellers faithfully pray for and reach out to their neighbors through sports camps, English classes, and evangelism. The Muellers are veteran missionaries, and have served with AMI since 1993. They live like those around them, in primitive conditions, pumping their own water from a well, and going without plumbing or modern conveniences in below-freezing weather.
CornerStone exists to train, equip, send and cover those who are called to cross-cultural missions. Since its founding in 1972, these workers have established feeding programs, orphanages, and churches; built and staffed medical facilities; trained pastors in leadership; and taught evangelism and discipleship programs. Craig and Kara Garrison and their children Sarah, Emilee, Katie, Jake previously served with Cornerstone in Myanmar primarily in the area of relief and advocacy. Craig currently serves as president of Cornerstone International.
Started by our member Tim Mech, by God’s grace but with few worldly resources, Harvest Bridge grew in eight years into an organization that has trained thousands of pastors, educated hundreds of children, and helps over 250 missionaries to unreached people groups in eight countries. They equip indigenous Christian ministries in South Asia (India and the Andaman Islands, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar (Burma)) to serve more effectively, so that Christ will be glorified and individuals in these countries will have greater physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
John and Gwen Haspels both grew up in Africa as missionaries' kids. For the past eight years, they have been working with the Suri people in Ethiopia in partnership with the Ethiopian Evangelical Church. The Haspels have focused their attention on a remote and unreached branch of the Suri called the Baale. This has required them to build a "road" over a mountain to reach the Baale. Future community development plans include a school, health clinic, and wells, though the ultimate aim is evangelism, discipleship, and church planting. John and Gwen's only access to the outside world is via two-way radio. There is no cell phone or e-mail contact with their family and supporters. They must travel about five hours to reach the nearest telephone, and it is a two-day trip to the nearest city for supplies.
Jana is starting Music Together in Slovakia which must be run as a business so she has a lot of bureaucratic hoops to jump through (just like she did in USA). Will it be a viable business in Slovakia? Will it really turn out to be a good form of ministry? Please pray for the Patterson family as they make this transition back to Slovakia (current newsletter).
Pioneers mobilizes teams to glorify God among unreached peoples. Our partners work with Arab Muslims who are living on the edge of traditional culture and values long established. Young people under the age of 25, who make up about 60% of the worldwide Arab population, have a very different mindset from their parents. In particular, globalization has allowed them to connect to the outside world and introduced them to other ways of thinking to a degree previous generations could not have imagined. This virtual community, arising from new technologies such as the Internet and mobile phones, in addition to print and broadcast media, provides a unique opportunity to reach out to young Muslims with the love of Christ.
This mission focus project of Shenango Presbytery is in partnership with the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC) and includes work with the Nile Theological College and Gereif Bible School as well as PC(USA) Mission Co-worker, Nancy McGaughey, who serves in South Sudan, Africa.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
East Main has partnered with World Vision by funding the construction and ongoing maintenance for seven boreholes in the Twachiyanda Area Development Project in Zambia, Africa. East Main also served as the coordinating church to bring the World Vision Experience: AIDS exhibit to Grove City in partnership with the Grove City YMCA and the Shenango Presbytery. In addition, East Main supports the 30 Hour Famine. Youth learn about worldwide hunger, experience hunger and help the hungry--all by raising funds and going without food for 30 hours.
Wycliffe International is an association of member organizations bound together by the singular vision to ensure that the Word of God is accessible to all people in the language of their heart. While about 200 million people still do not have the Bible in their own language, Wycliffe also understands that access means literacy, community development, and church partnerships.