AMERICAN LEPROSY MISSION
American Leprosy Missions strives to present the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ by word and deed to each person our staff and partners encounter. American Leprosy Missions is a Christian, non-denominational organization.
Trained healthcare workers travel by foot, van, jeep, motorbike, bicycle and boat to remote areas and villages to find, diagnose and treat people affected by leprosy and Buruli ulcer. They also visit schools, clinics, churches and neighborhoods spreading the word that these diseases are curable. Some projects have hospitals where patients may come in for testing and treatment. For more information go to http://www.leprosy.org/
BILD INTERNATIONAL (Take-A-Leader)
Bild International’s vision is to see well established church-planting movements (CPMs) in each of the nine major civilizations, led by leaders, fully trained in “the way of Christ and His Apostles,” who are designing and implementing effective strategies for civilization-wide progress of the gospel.
They exist to train networks of leaders, grassroots to national, in the way of Christ and His Apostles, in partnership with CPMs in each of the nine major civilizations.
The gospel is expanding at rates that have not been seen since the first century of the church’s existence. As multitudes of people turn to Christ—especially in the Global South—there is an urgent need for well-trained leaders who are equipped for the task of gathering these young believers into churches, instructing them in their new faith, and appointing leaders who can continue to shepherd them.
For more information go to https://sponsor.bild.org/sponsor/leaders/info
BILL AND ANN CLEMMER—SOUTH SUDAN
Ann and Bill Clemmer are in South Sudan after 16 years of service in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Bill serves as country representative for IM’s partner, IMA World Health, working with a team of 35 men and women from six African nations to help establish and reinforce primary health care services for an estimated 4 million persons in two of South Sudan’s states (Jonglei and Upper Nile), many who are returning refugees from the northern sector of the country. Ann supports communication, logistics, and the needs of Sudanese health care workers in various training and educational settings. Although there are ongoing questions, Ann and Bill only have to look at God’s provisions and blessings in the past to know that His faithfulness covers their tomorrows.
For more information go to http://www.internationalministries.org/teams/57-clemmer
CHARLES TROMBLEY—MALAWI, AFRICA
Victory Children’s Home
Charles Trombley, for many years, was a leader in the Jehovah’s Witness having been raised on the teachings of Charles Russell, the founder, until a miracle healing resulted in his “invitation” to leave the movement. A short time later he received the baptism in the Holy Spirit making him one of the first members in the present Charismatic awakening.
Because he was apprehended by the Lord Jesus Christ through that miracle the Lord told him: “What I have done in your life will be a pattern that I’ll repeat many times as you minister to others.
The missionary program in Malawi, Africa has grown rapidly with a church building program, supplying Bibles and teaching literature, and supplying food and clothing for the poor. He founded Victory Christian Children’s Home and Victory Christian School to serve the orphaned children in Malawi. The school motto on the VCCH campus has become: “Educating Leaders for Malawi’s Bright Future”. For more information go to http://charlestrombleyministries.com/
GEBRE AND CONNIE BEYENE—HOPE FOR ETHIOPIA
Hope Community Services a local NGO in Mek’ele, capitol of the Tigrai region, to help the most needy in society: orphans, fistula victims, education for rural girls, destitute elderly, and the disabled. Hope Community Services was established by Gabe M. Beyene and Connie Bisrat naturalized US citizens of Ethiopian origin that returned after 20 years living in U.S.A. Our goal is to see the marginalized segments of society breakout from the cycle of poverty and become productive, contributing members of society.
INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION
Grace River Supports International Justice Mission in their efforts to end human trafficking. IJM is a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world. The IJM global team includes hundreds of lawyers, investigators, social workers, community activists and other professionals at work in nearly 20 communities.
The work of IJM happens by:
- Rescuing victims: getting them out of the place where they are in danger
- Bringing criminals to justice: holding slave owners, traffickers, rapists and criminals accountable in court
- Restoring survivors: giving them support and tools they need to heal and thrive
- Strengthening justice systems: stopping violence before it starts by helping strengthen the local justice system
So far, IJM has rescued more than 18,000 people from violence and oppression. And, today, they are working to protect 21 million people globally from violence. One of those freed from slavery was Mallesh. He is a little boy in India, once a slave on a rose farm. Everyday he picked roses until his hands tore and bled. In 2013, Indian government officials and our staff rescued Mallesh. Now his once-wounded hands are in school writing.
In addition to Grace River’s financial support, you can pray for the work of IJM: The IJM website says, “The work of justice begins with prayer. As we seek justice on behalf of others, we rely on an all-powerful God to help us do what is only possible with and through him. We rely on the support of our global prayer partners and prayer communities as we work in areas of great darkness and serve those in desperate need of rescue and restoration. Join thousands of people committed to seeking justice through prayer.” Find out more by going to www.ijm.org
RUTH HAYNES—UGANDA, AFRICA
Following 28 years of ministry in the Philippines, God called Laura Bonney and me to Uganda to begin a ministry similar to that in which we were involved during the last 9 years in the Philippines, a church-based school outreach called VOICE Philippines. Partnering with Scripture Union Uganda, the program has been named “VOICE East Africa.” We have begun the process of “Africanizing” the Philippine values-focused, Bible-based visualized curriculum with it's sixth and final lesson being a clear presentation of the Gospel. East African Christians are being trained and equipped to teach a weekly “Values Education Class” in Primary and/or Secondary schools during school time right in the classrooms. Thus far three modules/values have been “Africanized”—Truth, Honesty, and Forgiveness—and are being test taught. Our aim is to publish the first module (Truth) on three age levels (Lower Primary, Upper Primary, and Secondary) in time for a “kick-off” planned for late November. We rejoice to see how God’s hand of blessing has been evident in the test teaching classes; pray with us for eternal fruit and lasting behavioral changes for the glory of God.
For more information go to https://apps.send.org/give/missionaries/haynes/
STEVE AND NANCY JAMES—HAITI
After 14 years of medical mission work at the Good Samaritan Hospital , Steve as a doctor, and Nancy, as a nurse, the Haitian Baptist Convention invited the James to return to Haiti to help with medical assistance to Christian faith based community health centers. Working as medical consultants, the James’ serve as members of local Christian heath teams providing physical, mental, and spiritual health in Jesus’ name to those suffering in darkness. They feel blessed to be a part of God’s healing work in the world.
Nancy and Steve are supported as commissioned missionaries working jointly with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and American Baptist International Ministries and their Mission Partnership Team and Network.
For more information go to http://www.internationalministries.org/missionaries/104
TIM AND PATTY LONG—MEXICO
Patti and Tim Long began their mission service in Baja California, Mexico, in July 1996. Patti ministers as special education teacher and resource specialist at the Monte Horeb Baptist Grade School in Tijuana, a school that reaches out to the most vulnerable of the city’s young population, its children with special needs. She also coordinates the STEP scholarship program for students at the school.
Tim serves in leadership development through the Baja Baptist Seminary, teaching present and future church leaders, both at its Mexicali campus and extension centers located throughout Baja California. He also coordinates a scholarship program for seminary students.
For more information go to http://www.internationalministries.org/missionaries/74