Each year our missions committee prayerfully considers how to best support missionaries with our resources. We believe that expanding the kingdom of God means reaching out beyond our borders to those in need. We're proud to partner with the following missionaries to help serve the less fortunate and to spread the good news of the Gospel around the world.
OUT OF AFRICA MISSIONS
Out of Africa Missions is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2004 by Executive Director Pierre Bartels, who envisioned creating opportunities for missions teams to come and serve in South Africa.
Based in George, South Africa, OAM operates a variety of projects aimed at uniting individuals, ministries, organizations, and churches in demonstrating God’s love and mentoring people to make a difference in their communities.
Since its inception, OAM has expanded and developed three more ministries that function under the organizations's umbrella: Living Hope Homes, Life Academy, and Sports Academy.
Out of Africa Missions exists to be a catalyst for change in the local community and beyond and works to introduce people to a personal faith in Jesus Christ.
RICHARD & BETTINA COLLINS
Richard and Bettina Collins live with their family in Southampton, England and have been missionaries to the U.K. for over eight years. They are involved in various areas of ministry in addition to serving with Living Leadership. Richard assists at a food bank, serves breakfast to the homeless, disciples young men in his church, presents a gospel radio program to the south of England, and helps with various kinds of training in the church. Bettina runs two Bible studies, counsels a number of young women, and is a lecturer at The School of Missional Disciple-making, which trains young leaders from the south of England.
Living Leadership is a growing network of leaders, churches and supporters who are committed to training and sustaining Christian leaders for God’s glory.
Identifying, training, developing, and sustaining leaders is a key task for the church of every generation. The Collins long to see leaders developed who make a difference for Christ.
DOOR OF FAITH ORPHANAGE
BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
For over 50 years, Door of Faith has served orphaned children and the poorer communities in their area. Today, with around 100 children, they are one of the largest orphanages in Baja. Their orphanage is located in La Mision, Baja California, Mexico—approximately one hour south of the U.S. border crossing at San Diego.
Door of Faith’s mission is as follows:
- To provide the best home possible to the children entrusted to them
- To serve the people of their community, other ministries, and fellow orphanages
- To provide a base for people seeking to minister and serve in Baja where they can come for housing, training, and support
- To provide a family atmosphere for the children
- To prepare children with a strong education
- To live Christ’s example through a life of service
rob & karen jaworski
Camino Global continues to serve the church in order to transform communities, equip believers, and reach the world. Camino Global is on a shared journey of spiritual transformation with Spanish speakers globally.
Rob Jaworski continues to serve as a team leader and as president of the mission’s organization in Spain with a total of 25 members currently. Those at Camino Global feel even deeper in their conviction that they should continue to help people in their spiritual growth through Bible teaching, small group studies, one-on-one get-togethers, scripture memorization and prayer.
In 2016, Rob, Karen, and their team were able to form the association 14:6 Vida and open a storefront in Toledo with the mission “to prepare believers to live out their faith in all spheres of their lives." Worship services, Bible studies, training in expositional preaching, and English conversation are some of the activities taking place.
len & beth kinzel
Reach Beyond is passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with unreached people around the world. This is accomplished through HCJB Global Voice, a network of media partners around the globe, and HCJB Global Hands, a network of healthcare and community development ministries. By serving alongside local partners trying to establish media or healthcare ministries in communities, Reach Beyond unites to become the voice and hands of Jesus.
Len arrived in Ecuador as an English broadcaster in 1990. He has served for more than thirteen years as a pastor and the teaching elder at English Fellowship Church, where he continues to pursue what God truly desires for the local church and the pastors He places in it.
Beth serves half-time as a school nurse at Alliance Academy International. She is also involved in the growing children’s ministry at EFC as well as the women’s ministry there.
PRO HOPE INTERNATIONAL
Pro Hope International is a non-profit ecumenical Christian organization that seeks to bridge distance and bring hope to those who feel hopeless through compassion, outreach, and action. Pro Hope International is committed to restoring human dignity and spreading the joy of living to those it serves regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.
Loving Hands is a Christian outreach ministry through Holy Trinity Armenian Evangelical Church in Glendale and is affiliated with Pro Hope International. Its mission is to expand the kingdom of God through providing financial aid and relief packages to those in need in Armenia, including orphans, the physically and mentally disabled, and the elderly. Loving Hands also sends missionaries to remote villages in Armenia to serve the poor, marginalized, and forgotten and to share the transformational love of Christ.