Refugees in Clarkston, GA
This is a wholistic approach to ministering to refugees that are being resettled in the Atlanta area. Rather than letting refugees come into the area and sit in apartment complexes on government funds, the church in Clarkston and their network befriends them and engages them through ESL, job coaching, micro-enterprise and business training, community gardens and farming training and a host of other methods in order to share the Gospel with these folks that God has brought to our neighborhoods and communities. The partnership is between us and Clarkston International Bible Church and the North American Mission Board for the goal of bringing about transformation among the refugees that God has brought to the Atlanta area. There will be two week-long trips this summer to engage in during the months of June and July.
This partnership is aimed at equipping and mobilizing the local church of Argentina to be engaged in global disciple making and church planting. It also involves training them in community development as a strategy for their rural church plants among their own people. Liniers (pronounced “lin-yares”) Baptist Church is our primary partner, but they have recruited several other local churches to come along with them so that when we go down there we are investing into 4-6 different local churches. The next trip to Buenos Aires will be in April.
Bethel Covenant College – Uganda
This partnership is aimed at discipling and equipping the next generation of Africans to live their lives for kingdom expansion and to make disciples. Each year we take two trips to invest into the students. This year’s trips will take place in August and November.
This partnership involves training church planters and pastors to be able to plant and lead vibrant, healthy churches among the South Sudanese tribes. It also involves training the people in community development, business strategies, and farming. Helping them to establish a seed bank locally is a request they have placed upon us. Each year we take several trips into Entebbe, Uganda where we pull our South Sudanese brothers and sisters down to us and spend a week or so with them. This year’s trips will be in May and September.
Roma Gypsies of Eastern Europe
This partnership is based on a desire for community development through the CHE strategy that the Roma themselves are asking for. The Roma Gypsies are a people group (10-12 million in number) without a natural home. They reside in numerous countries but cannot call any of them their homeland. In most places they are treated as second class citizens or worse and are cut off from government resources and things. Our partnership begins among them in Serbia with a pastor of a local church, Miki Kamberovic, who is also plugged into the larger Roma Network throughout Europe. Miki has a heart for his people to know Jesus and be transformed by the Gospel. There will be several trips to Serbia this year and be looking for trips back to Serbia and other European countries in 2019 to engage the Roma further!