Demonstrating Christ-focused care and concern for others in distress.
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The Mitchells, in partnership with Lifesong for Orphans, have established FundaciÃ³n Esperanza children's homes providing Christ centered care for orphaned, abandoned and at risk children in Bolivia. Their hope is to reunite children with biological family members, work with the Bolivian government to have the children placed in adoption or provide long term care when reunion or adoption are not possible. In ddition to this work, the Mitchells also work with BCM orphanage where T.J. serves on the board of directors. The Mitchells also lead a weekly ministry reaching the homeless children of the city providing them an opportunity to have a bath and clean clothes.
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Kristie is serving along with the McBrides in Kitwe, Zambia with Lifesong for Orphans. The school consists of 292 vulnerable and orphaned children, that receive two high protein meals a day, with 100% of all medical needs met. She is using her years of teaching experience to develop the students and staff as she encourages them to follow Christ.
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The Brockelmans serve in Sierra Leone among orphans, street kids and children with mental challenges. They, and teams from the US and UK, with the help of prayer partners and supporters, seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus through construction projects, teacher training and curriculum development, sponsorship programs, food distribution and other opportunities as they share Christ in word and deed.
The McBride family is serving in Kitwe, Zambia with Lifesong for Orphans. The school consists of 292 vulnerable and orphaned children, that receive two high protein meals a day, with 100% of all medical needs met. We have incorporated a micro-loan program and caregiver empowerment program to create business opportunities for our students families. This project is focused on discipling future leaders of Zambia through Biblical truths and educational excellence. Our program is partnered with Lifesong Farms, for sustainable business.
Hope and Healing to the least of these Children belong in families, not on the streets and not in institutions. God's perfect design for them is to be raised in a home by a loving family who will nurture, instruct, and disciple them to live for Him and share Him with a lost world. However, living in a home with a loving family for many children is seemingly only a dream. The 25Project works to see that the dream of a home and a family becomes a reality while continually pointing each child to a transforming relationship with Jesus.
LIFESONG FOR ORPHANS
Lifesong for Orphans seek to mobilize the church, His body, where each member can provide a unique and special service: some to adopt, some to care, some to give. “Our Children” will have: No want for food, clothing, medical care, or shelter. Fundamental Christian training and discipleship. A quality education to provide a foundation for the future. Continued love and support as they transition into adult living.
100% of all donations to Lifesong for Orphans will go to caring for orphans (no administrative costs will be deducted). All US based fundraising and administrative costs are paid for by TMG Foundation and other partners.
Mission Regan exists to bridge the chasm between people who have too much and people who struggle to survive. We collect supplies, medicines, and equipment, then send them to those who are in desperate need - locally and globally. We focus on what we can learn from the people we are giving to, rather than what we are doing for them, and aim to sustain and continue relationships with the people we help. We believe that we can all help each other, regardless of our status.
Helping people find their place in expressing God’s heart for the world.
College Station, Texas
Partner Organization: mobilization.org
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The Easley's passion for collegiate ministry, discipleship and taking the Gospel to the unreached led them to the Center for Mission Mobilization. Their role with the CMM is leading the College Station, Texas field team. This team of mission mobilizers leads small groups, disciples growing Christians, teaches them to share their faith with internationals and is developing Texas A&M as a launching pad to the nations. The CMM works to mobilize the global church in places like Kenya, China, Malaysia, India and Costa Rica. Their teams work alongside indigenous pastors and leaders to train and equip them to spark mission sending movements among their own people.
The Evens serve with J-Life in Africa. J-Life Africa is a non-denominational movement that exists to train indigenous church leaders to mobilize disciplemaking movements across Africa. Our aim is to equip and mobilize the local Church in Africa to run Christ centered disciplemaking youth movements that will impact the local and global community. God willing, within the next four years, J-Life will be instrumental in equipping more than 20,000 Christ filled leaders who will multiply themselves across Africa.
God graciously led the Bains to the Frontier Ventures. Mike is the Director of Operations for the Training and Education Branch of Frontier Ventures at a project called PERSPECTIVES of the WORLD CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT. The Bain family strategically works so that every tongue, tribe and people group (ethne) knows of Christ Jesus and every Christ follower lives to serve HIM as a goer, sender, pray-er, mobilizer and/or welcome to further HIS glory.
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Jenn is partnering with London City Mission (LCM) in London through Greater European Ministry (GEM). London City Mission is a gospel focused ministry seeking to minister to the least reached of London in collaboration with local London churches. You can learn more about LCM at lcm.org.uk.
CHARLIE & MARYBETH BERRY
Campus Crusade for Christ/GAiN
MaryBeth serves with Global Aid Network (GAiN), the humanitarian ministry of Cru. GAiN seeks to follow Christ’s command to care for the most needy by going into some of the toughest places on earth to provide for basic physical needs of people: water, food, health, and compassion. Showing the love of Christ in this way often opens doors to share the gospel with those who have not yet heard. MaryBeth works with the Marketing and Communication team of GAiN as an editor and writer.
Charlie is part of the Ministry Partner Development Executive Team. The main purpose of the team is to train new missionaries who join Cru so they will have needed funds to carry on ministry around the world. Every year, he helps to train approximately 400 new missionaries for the field.
The Cronins’ hearts and prayers are never far from the South African young people they have ministered to through the years since God called them to South Africa in 2011. They teach and minister at the International Leadership Academy, which is a one week Bible-based camp for 8th and 9th grade students to train future leaders in their school and community. They also work with Matriculation Camp which prepares the local students to take their Matric (exit exams) from high school. They will have opportunity to share God’s love as teachers, mentors, and camp parents for 72 students for the 8 weeks.
The purpose of 3e McKinney is to engage and coordinate externally focused churches into channeling their resources (funds, time and people) into the community in order to create long-term solutions that strengthen families and share Christ. 3e McKinney does this by engaging volunteers in short and long-term community involvement, equipping volunteers to serve with love, grace, and compassion, and empowering the under-resourced to longterm self-sufficiency.
WOMEN ON MISSION (WMU)
Founded in 1888, WMU is a missions organization that has educated and involved generations upon generations in Christian missions. Our purpose is to challenge Christian believers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God and is accomplished through our age-level missions organizations, hands-on missions opportunities, and additional resources produced by WMU.
HOPE WOMEN’S CENTER
HOPE Women’s Center is a non-profit organization staffed by trained employees and volunteers. They provide one-on-one peer guidance for women who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant. Guidance is also provided for any “significant others” who accompany them if they would like to be served.
The Adopt-a-School program reaches out to the teachers and staff at Title 1 schools by providing school supplies to teachers and students, and participating in and supporting:
- McKinney ISD’s Reach Mentoring program
- The local PTA/PTO organizations
- Annual events and programs such as teacher appreciation and school beautification
Contact: Kim Vitz, firstname.lastname@example.org
International Commission is a Baptist, but independent, mission organization, founded forty years ago to facilitate international, church-to-church, short-term, evangelistic mission projects in almost all countries in the world. Participants of all ages, abilities, and experiences (a cross-section of a local church) are invited by local churches from another country to come for a week of evangelism which the host church plans and organizes. Opportunities targeted for First McKinney:
- First-time Mission Tripper Project (Jerry.Byrd@IC-WORLD.org/Janice@JaniceByrd.com)
- English Bible Camps in Hungary (Janice@JaniceByrd.com)
For more information about International Commission, email Janice & Jerry Byrd.
Starting and encouraging Christ-centered communities that help people find and follow Christ.
Contact: Steve Hyde
Steve Hyde was born in a very small community in northern Iowa, but his visionary parents took him to the Philippines as a young boy. He has lived in Asia for most of his life now, and since 1994 has lived in Cambodia. Steve's whole life is a great adventure and he is constantly driven to find ways to help people reach their full potential, no matter where they live. He loves going in the jungle and anywhere that he can show the love of Jesus to people.
Serving with International Mission Board.
Jeff and Charlene Thompson are planting New Hope Church in Vancouver, British Columbia in partnership with North American Mission Board (NAMB). Jeff is deeply passionate about helping people encounter Jesus for themselves. He knows that even a brief revelation of the real and living God changes EVERYTHING. Jeff wants everything they do as a church to be about helping people move closer to Jesus.
Chris and Brenna planted a church in the West Valley of Phoenix, Arizona. Chris served at First McKinney as Executive Pastor before following God’s lead to plant a church in one of the top 10 unchurched cities in America as part of Send North America with the NAMB. Chris dreams of a church that loves to laugh, where kids have fun, and where all ages enjoy growing in the grace and knowledge of the Savior.
The Mollers serve in a Mdala Village in rural Africa. The village is situated high up in the mountains east of Lake Malawi about 64km / 40 miles from the nearest tar road. They are building a school in an area where there is no access to education. Living in Very rural areas as the people do, they find themselves literally at the proverbial “End of the Line.”?
Adam and Magan serve in East Asia to bring the gospel of Jesus to university students, young professionals and unreached people groups around the country. They also conduct pastor training and leadership training for indigenous pastors.
Brent & Savannah used to serve with the International Mission Board in Costa Rica. They then became part of Transform Your World network while working among the Vietnamese people in Port Arthur, Texas, for nine years. Now they supervise one of their disciples, Khanh, in southeast Texas while they carry out their own ministry among Buddhist people groups in Collin County. They currently teach Bible classes and meet needs in four different teaching points where Buddhist-background friends are learning what it means to follow Jesus.
NAMB (North American Mission Board)
The North American Mission Board exists to work with churches, associations and state conventions in mobilizing Southern Baptists as a missional force to impact North America with the gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism and church planting. NAMB accomplish this through Send North America, our national strategy for mobilizing churches to plant churches and mobilizing church planters and other missionaries to assist with those efforts.
RAM is a missions training and sending place in Central Asia. RAM trains and sends out indigenous young men and women to share the gospel, disciple, and to establish reproducing churches among each and every unreached people group in Central Asia.
IMB (International Mission Board)
IMB partners with churches to empower limitless missionary teams who are making disciples and multiplying churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God. More than 4,800 people groups - close to 1 billion people - still live with little or no access to the gospel. Fast facts contains up-to-date statistics. IMB is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest evangelical denomination, claiming more than 40,000 churches with nearly 16 million members.