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International Mission Partners

 

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Alongside Ministries International - Czech Republic www icon

alongsideAndrew 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.

 

Antioch Ministries International - Siberia www icon

antiochFred and Kathy Mueller This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. work among the unreached Evenki people in Kumora, Siberia. With their six children, they moved to southern Siberia from Irkutsk in 2003. There are around 60,000-100,000 Evenki people scattered throughout Siberia, Mongolia, and China. Since the fall of communism, alcohol and violence have spread rampantly.

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 International - Myanmar www icon

cornerstoneCornerStone 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and their children Sarah, Emilee, Katie, Jake serve with Cornerstone in Myanmar primarily in the area of relief and advocacy.

 

eduKenya www icon

edukenyaThe eduKenya organization works in the Mathare Slum in Nairobi, Kenya. The holistic education project provides nutritious lunches, school supplies, uniforms, and desks for the children. In addition, micro-enterprise loans and skills training for parents help empower them to provide for their families. For more information, contact Adam Gould at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Harvest Bridge www icon

harvestbridgeStarted 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.

 

Haspels - Ethiopia

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.

 

Hope to People - Ukraine www icon

hope2peopleHope to People This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. was founded by Taras Pristupa in an effort to spread the gospel throughout the areas of the former USSR. Since its establishment in September of 1993, this mission organization has provided training and support for missionaries, witnessed the growth of 42 churches, and provided forums for ongoing discipleship and ministry. East Main has been privileged to host Taras as well as participate in the ministry by sending short-term teams to Hope to People in Rivne, Ukraine. We are currently exploring ways that we might build upon this experience.

 

JAARS - Barry and Suzzanne Nichol www icon

jaarsBarry and Suzzanne Nichol This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. serve with JAARS, an organization committed to accelerating Bible translation for all peoples. They provide technical support services and resources to Wycliffe and other related organizations in the global Bible translation movement.

 

Mission to the World - Carribean www icon

mtwMission to the World is the mission-sending agency of the Presbyterian Church in America, helping to fulfill the Great Commission by advancing church-planting movements in strategic areas worldwide. Rich Wolfe This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. serves as a Regional Director for Mission to the World in Central America and the Caribbean. He is especially focused on leadership development, mentoring, and church planting.

 

Pattersons - Slovakia www icon

Todd and Jana Patterson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. returned to Slovakia in June 2011 with their children, Elizabeth and Max. Todd has completed his graduate studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. The Patterson family has moved back to Slovakia, where Todd is preparing pastors to serve the Cirkev Bratska Church there by teaching at the seminary in the city of Banská Bystrica in central Slovakia.

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 International - Arab Muslims www icon

arabworldmediaPioneers 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.

 

Shenango Presbytery Sudan Partnership www icon

shenangopresbyThis 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 - AIDS and Zambia www icon

worldvisionWorld 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 Bible Translators www icon

wycliffeWycliffe 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.

Kirk and Christine Franklin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. are based in Australia. On 1 January 2008, Kirk became the Executive Director/CEO of Wycliffe Global Alliance. Kirk works with a multi-cultural leadership team of 13 people who work from Melbourne, Australia.