The mission field has always been of utmost importance to the believers of Center Christian Church. This received new emphasis in February 1956. The decision was reached to set aside 10% of the general offerings to be designated as a Mission Fund. By 1978 that amount had increased to 40%. Over the years the missions that received funding and the amount sent has varied but it has never dimmed in importance or desire of the congregation.
For more information on each of our mission fields look up the descriptions below.
Overseas Missions Turkey, David & Mara P.
Muslim nation, N. Africa, Justin & Veronica
Muslim nation, N. Africa, Alfredo & Tamara
Makua outreach, Tanzania, SE Africa
India Gospel Outreach & Social Action, SE India
Kashmir Evangelical Fellowship, NW India
Elam Ministries to Iran
Voice of Martyrs' Christians Facing Islamic Extremists Fund
Underground Bible Colleges, China
East Asia Outreach, Tibet, Eric & Christina H.
FAME Medical Scholarships, Developing Countries
Turkey & Cyprus, Dan & Devri W.
Christ for Sao Luis, Brazil, John & Ruth Navis
Caribbean Evangelism, Alice Graham
Sharing Jesus with Jamaicans, Carriel & Donna Graham
New Hope Eurasia, Moldova
Light of the World Ministry, Indonesia
Hidden Haven Christian Camp, Thayer, KS
Good News Productions Intl., Joplin, MO
Ozark Christian College, Joplin, MO
NEO Christian Student Fellowship, Miami, OK
PSU Campus Christians, Pittsburg, KS
"Life"Choices Health Network, Joplin, MO
Vie Medical Clinic, Pittsburg, KS
OceanPointe Christian Church, Middletown, RI
Hidden Haven Christian Camp, Thayer, KS
“Our mission at Hidden Haven is to teach the word of God to our youth, show them the way of salvation, and equip them to live their lives for God,” says the camp website, www.hiddenhaven.org.
“Age-appropriate bands and worship leaders lead the campers in fantastic worship to help focus their hearts and minds on our Savior. This is followed by a wonderful message given by the speaker for the week. Worship services are held in an open-air chapel surrounded by the beauty of God's glorious creation.”
Hidden Haven now has 3 paddle boats and 2 kayaks, plus a great donated canoe, for use on their lake. The large camp pool features a great water slide, donated by the city of Chanute.
In 2016, Hidden Haven had 823 campers, which broke 2015’s record of 757. 29 kids accepted Jesus as Savior, with 17 baptized in the camp pool and 12 baptized at their home churches.
Kids worshipped God at Hidden Haven’s 2016 Overnighter.
Good News Productions Intl. (GNPI), Joplin, MO
“80% of people in the unreached world either can’t read or prefer visual materials,” notes GNPI. GNPI operates 9 regional production centers in northern and southern India, Philippines, Thailand, Kenya, Russia, Ukraine, Uganda, and Mexico. Each center, staffed by local people, produces videos, TV and radio programs, music videos, smart phone applications and other media to help win people to Christ.
“NOMaD (National Outreach using Media and Discipleship) teams are small mobile grassroots media production teams trained by GNPI to create media resources for local ministries,” says GNPI’s website, www.gnpi.org. GNPI has 20 NOMaD teams in China, Mexico, Peru, Ukraine, India, and 6 African nations.
GNPI’s Solar Kits allow the Jesus film, The Global Gospel and other media to be shown where there’s no electricity. Over 600 Solar Kits have been given to evange-lists in over 50 nations.
GNPI’s Solar Kits allow the Jesus film, the Global Gospel and other media to be shown in remote areas like this village in Tanzania.
Ozark Christian College (OCC), Joplin, MO
OCC focuses on training students for Christian service. Each bachelor’s degree requires 50 hours of core Bible classes. OCC is one of only 200 accredited Bible colleges in the U.S., and is among the 20 largest Bible colleges. OCC had 628 students in fall 2016.
Over 90% of students receive scholar-ships, totaling $1.5 million per year. Every high school junior, senior, and transfer student who takes a Tuesday Tour will receive a $500 OCC Scholarship.
“At OCC, we prepare the next generation of worship leaders for the church,” wrote OCC President Matt Proctor. “Our Music Dept. was renamed the Worship Arts Dept. We still teach music and offer a Worship Ministry major, but now also offer a Crea-tive Arts Ministry major, to help the church worship with creativity and excellence.”
Most OCC graduates enter into ministry: missions, youth work, preaching, church planting, etc. In 2011, a group of OCC graduates planted Mission Church in Ventura, CA. Today over 700 people worship there each week. Their slogan is ‘hope for everyone’, and they’ve seen many former drug addicts, alcoholics and others changed. Keith, once the largest West Coast porn distributor, left the industry and millions of dollars, and tried to make amends to people he’d hurt.
OCC President Matt Proctor prays for new students each Aug.
Christian Student Fellowship (CSF), Northeast Oklahoma College, Miami, OK
“CSF students can spend a great deal of time together through conferences, mission trips, church visits, camping, rehearsals, lunches, and just hanging out,” wrote leader Lonnie Portenier. “Those who do it all will travel 7000 to 8000 miles over a year and spend about 30 nights away from home. Barriers are broken down. By becoming family, we draw strength from one another. We are grateful for the CSF family!”
Each fall break, CSF volunteers in Voice of the Martyrs’ mail room in Bartlesville, OK. “We are so blessed to have them close and have the privilege of serving the perse-cuted church with them.”
Each spring break, CSF takes a mission trip to Mountain Misson School in Grundy, VA. They help in the kitchen, do construc-tion, maintenance, tutoring, etc. “We do a carnival for the kids there one day. We also lead devotions each evening for different groups of kids.”
“We are working with NEO to reestablish a strong international student presence on campus. Please pray that God will open doors and provide resources to renew this aspect of ministry at CSF.”
CSF helps in Voice of the Martyrs’ mail room in Bartlesville, OK over fall break.
Campus Christians of Pittsburg State Univ. (PSU), Pittsburg, KS
“Each Thurs. nearly 150 students join us on campus to worship God,” says the Cam-pus Christians website, www.ccpsu.org. “Mon. mornings we hand out breakfast and chat with over 200 students and staff from all over campus,” wrote leader James Bacus. “Mon. evenings we see a full basement of students excited to deepen their faith in Bible study and discussion.”
“Weekends usually meant events and activities, service projects and retreats. All of this leads students to be connected deeper in their walk with God. Your generosity and prayers make an eternal impact.”
Campus Christians minister to many international students with English conver-sation partners, trips and practical help. They loan bicycles to over 160 PSU students each semester, and share Christ with them.
Campus Christians welcomed students in Aug. with a concert & cookout.
LifeChoices Health Network, Joplin & Carthage, MO
LifeChoices Health Network runs 3 health clinics in Joplin and Carthage, MO, that provide pro-life support for crisis pregnan-cies and testing and treatment for sexually-transmitted infections. LifeChoices also offers spiritual guidance, counseling, parent-ing classes and baby items. Each Dec., Center’s Christmas tree is a “Tree of Life” as we donate baby items for LifeChoices and place them under the tree.
Center’s funds support LifeChoices’ school programming to help prevent early sexual activity. “We inform and support preteens, teenagers, and young adults as they face the often confusing issue of sexual health through our two programs that reach over 8000 students a year,” says the LifeChoices website, www.lifevoices.org.
“This year before the Compass program began, 73% of Columbus students stated they were willing to wait to have sex,” wrote Jordynn Griffith of LifeChoices.“After our 10-day program finished, this number increased to 85% of students!” Pray that LifeChoices’ programs will help more teenagers to wait for sex until marriage, and to accept Christ.
LifeChoices teaches the Compass program to 7th, 8th & 9th graders in Columbus, thanks to Center’s donations.
Vie Medical Clinic, Pittsburg, KS
This pro-life crisis pregnancy center is located at 613 N. Broadway, Suite C, Pitts-burg, KS 66762. The office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon., Tue. and Thu.; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fri.; and other times by appointment. Phone 620-235-0605 or toll free 866-443-0843. Their hotline is 800-395-HELP. Vie’s website, www.viemedicalclinic.org, says, “Our phone is answered 24 hours a day.”
“Vie Medical Clinic cares about your health. And because we do not perform abortions or arrange adoptions, we have no financial interest in your decision. Our services, even the ultrasound exam, are provided free. We also offer sexually transmitted infection testing.”
“Maybe the thought of becoming a parent seems impossible to you at this time,” says Vie’s website. “We can talk about all the issues with you, so you can decide if parent-ing is right for you. Please call for a confi-dential appointment with one of our staff. We can help.”
Pray for all who need Vie’s services to find them, for men to volunteer to be mentors, and training for new staff and volunteers.
An ultrasound of their baby often convinces parents to choose life.
OceanPointe Christian Church, Middletown, RI
This church plant launched in April 2014. They now hold two Sunday morning ser-vices, at 9 & 10:30 a.m., at Island Cinemas. In 2014 OceanPointe averaged 184. In 2015 they averaged 247, and 301 in 2016’s first quarter. In the fourth quarter, average atten-dance was 389, with a Dec. 2016 average of 405 attending.
On Easter 2015, OceanPointe had 336. Easter 2016 saw 592 people worship at OceanPointe. Ten large community groups meet each week. They had 60 baptisms in 2016!
OceanPointe recently renovated an 8000-sq. ft. warehouse next to the theater where they meet, so the children’s ministry could grow and families could gather. “Please pray for children’s workers,” staff wrote. “Our classes have continued to be at or even over capacity. Our kids’ numbers are grow-ing but it’s hard to maintain enough teachers and workers. We have some amazing opportunities to impact the lives of families. We just need more servant hearts to do so.”
OceanPointe Christian Church holds Sunday services at Island Cinemas.
Lakota Journey to Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota
Center Christian Church has partnered with Lakota Journey since 2005. Each June we take a team of high school students and sponsors to Spring Creek, a small commun-ity on the Rosebud Reservation, for one week. Our group offers a week of Kids’ Club, similar to Vacation Bible School, in the evenings in the Spring Creek Commun-ity Center. Usually 20 to 40 kids attend each evening, to learn Bible stories, share a meal, make crafts, sing songs and play games. We have separate classes for younger kids and teens.
We hold a community dinner at the end of the week, for parents and everyone in the community, and present the Gospel to them. We want to be an active part of living the Gospel by partnering with pastors and min-istries serving on the reservation, so we often join in service projects with them. Past projects have included painting the Spring Creek Community Center and build-ing a dugout for the ball field. We often send Christmas gifts to Spring Creek also.
Center’s 2016 Lakota Journey team stood with the kids they taught.
Dave & Mara P., Turkey
Dave, Mara and their three children live in SW Turkey. Dave volunteers a few days a week at a Christian camp, one of only two in the whole country. Dave’s Goji berry trial at the camp is producing well. He is now working on solar drying and marketing the harvested berries, so they can produce income for the camp.
“One service we are involved in is English practice club,” wrote Dave. “Over 30 people have come to our church’s fellowship hall for language practice, and 15 of those have come on a Sunday to observe a service.”
“Pray for Mara’s time with moms and their kids. Play group kids have a daily meeting with a very Christian curriculum.”
“The number of people interested in things of our Father is increasing. Each week new people are coming, asking, seeking.”
Each Sat. morning Dave & Mara (far right) share Christ at English practice.
Justin & Veronica, Muslim nation, North Africa
This mission to Muslims had over 184,000 website visitors in 2016, and over 73,500 visits to their Facebook page. They had 2247 new inquirers, and 450 first live meetings. They had 73 baptisms in 2016, done by 37 baptizers. There are now 5 active churches and 23 church planters, all local people trained by this mission.
“Veronica has done an outstanding job serving as Carthage Classical Academy’s Director,” wrote Justin. This school has a Christian curriculum and serves local Mus-lim kids plus workers’ kids. “We are so thankful for Karen and Larry who will continue this work for this country.”
Pray for God to keep giving dreams and visions to Muslims of North Africa. Pray for stability of North African governments, and for the 5 new churches to start more churches. Pray for Christian groups to form in each of the country’s 24 states.
Justin (left) and a coworker baptized a new Christian in a pool.
Alfredo & Tamara, Muslim nation, North Africa
This mission had over 184,000 website visitors in 2016, and over 73,500 visits to their Facebook page. 721 Bibles were downloaded and 579 Bibles were delivered to seekers. They had 73 baptisms in 2016, done by 37 baptizers. There are now 5 active churches and 23 church planters, all local people trained by this mission.
“My vision of the ministry was to begin new house churches in areas where there were none,” wrote Alfredo. “I focused on seeking ‘Men of Peace’ who could disciple others to reach out to lead new groups.”
Tamara leads the praise group Jabal Zeitoun(Mount of Olives). Jabal Zeitoun recorded their third CD of praise songs in dialectical Arabic, with 17 new songs Tamara composed, in 2016. A book of 67 praise songs in dialectical Arabic was finalized and is used in all churches in the country. Jabal Zeitoun presents praise concerts in different churches in the country, and workshops on worship music.
Alfredo’s disciple Nour and Hichem, both natives, baptized Muhamed.
Makua Tribe, Tanzania, southeast Africa
This mission, led by Mavuto and Joyce Jambulosi from Zimbabwe, has started over a dozen churches in Makua villages in southern Tanzania. These villages were predominantly animistic Muslim before. “We’ve been very busy with ministry activities in Chivirikiti, Tukaewote, Nanyin-dwa and Lilala Churches,” wrote Mavuto.
Joyce started ladies’ Bible study groups in these towns, which are growing. “Joyce also taught the ladies to bake cakes using charcoal. After two times of baking together as a group, the ladies baked three simple cakes that were used for weddings in Chivirikiti and Lilala.”
“We paid for more land for our leadership development school. Purchasing this plot enables us to have a wider area on which to plan for different activities. We intend to start agricultural work on this plot during this planting season. We will work closely with our churches in carrying out this agricultural project, and hope that the proceeds will meet some needs in preparing for our leadership school.”
Lilala Church conducts a weekly Bible study in the village.
India Gospel Outreach and Social Action (IGOSA), southeast India
“Since 1983 we have evangelized and brought practical relief to unreached tribal groups and the untouchable castes (Dalits) in the Indian states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh,” wrote mission leader Niranjan Bardhan. “These people are lost, caught in a cycle of poverty and mostly illiterate. With your persistent prayers and giving, churches are planted, children receive an education, and lives are rescued.”
IGOSA has over 50 evangelists and pastors, in many villages. “We have planted hundreds of house groups and churches, but we only fully support about 100 now. We support new churches until they can stand on their own.” IGOSA has drilled water wells for many churches, that supply the only clean water in the village.
“We run three child development centers and Grace Children’s Home. Thousands of children have gone through our programs and today nearly 1000 are under our care. Besides giving practical, educational and medical help, we give devotions and training in the Word. We praise God for the many success stories that open doors for the Gospel to their parents and other villagers.”
An IGOSA church meets to worship God.
Kashmir Evangelical Fellowship, northwest India
Kashmir is the only state in India with a Muslim majority. Less than 2% of Kash-miris are Christians, but Kashmir Evangeli-cal Fellowship (KEF) has almost 500 evangelists and pastors in many villages who’ve led thousands to Christ. KEF also helps the poor, heals the sick, and ministers to prisoners and a leper colony.
“Our two sewing centers in Batote and Ramban have brightened the future of over 40 women,” wrote KEF leader Santosh Thomas. “Some now come to the church with their loved ones. KEF also provided clean drinking water to 27 poverty-stricken families in Ramban.”
KEF’s annual Christmas programs in schools, colleges, army bases and prisons reach thousands. Union Church, KEF’s base, holds a rally each Easter. “After speaking, I lead 1200 people in the streets shouting, ‘Jesus is risen! He is alive!’”
At Kashmir Evangelical Fellowship’s Easter rally, “We declare the Good News publicly and give out thousands of Gospel booklets.”
Elam Ministries to Iran
“Over 120 church planters serve in the Iran region, supporting at least 24 house church networks,” reports Elam. “Church planting and evangelism go on in all of Iran’s cities, towns and villages.”
“We are also seeing much growth in the Iran region. We have 40 Persian-speaking churches in Turkey. Intentional church planting efforts are starting in Afghanistan.” Elam also has Persian-speaking churches in Europe, where Middle East refugees come to Christ.
“We see a great harvest through our TV ministry. Thousands are coming to Christ and new churches are being planted.”
Elam has printed over 1.6 million Persian Bibles and New Testaments so far, in the modern translation that they sponsored. Most have been given out by church net-works in the region. Over 200,000 copies of Scriptures in Persian have been downloaded.
Elam Ministries baptizes hundreds of new Iranian Christians at conferences in nearby countries, and has led thousands to Christ.
Voice of the Martyrs (VOM), Bartlesville, OK
VOM assists persecuted Christians world-wide. VOM helps support over 40,000 native Christian workers in high-risk areas. Center supports VOM’s Christians Facing Islamic Extremists Fund, so we help Christ-ian workers in Nigeria, Ghana, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and other countries where Islamic extremists persecute Christians.
Despite ISIS attempts to eliminate Christianity in Syria, more Syrians are turning to Christ than ever before. VOM supports leadership training and a Bible school in Syria, prints about 5000 Bibles per year in Syria, and brings in more Bibles from outside.
VOM supports communities of Christian refugees in northern Iraq with Bibles, food and other needs. VOM works with several ministry partners in Erbil to aid tens of thousands of those displaced by ISIS. Pastors all over Iraq receive VOM training, Bibles and study aids.
When this Pakistani woman accepted Christ in 2002, her family tried to kill her. VOM helped her, and she attended a VOM-funded Bible college for two years. Now, she travels from village to village in Pakistan, sharing the Gospel.
Dan & DevriW.,Turkey & Cyprus
Our donations fund Christian literature distribution by Dan & Devri W., team leaders for Crossover Communications for Turkey and Northern Cyprus. Dan’s book, 200 Questions about the Bible and the Qu’ran, can be downloaded from his website (danwickwire.com) in 18 languages, and he often uses it to witness to Muslims.
They also help Frontier Alliance Intl. select, process and train new recruits. “We train new missionaries to work among Muslims in the Middle East. For several years we have held a School of Muslim Evangelism in Cyprus. This year it will run for 3 months, with 15 students.”
“We host a Kids Club for about 10 to 15 kids on Saturdays, ages 7 to 17,” wrote Devri. “Activities include swimming, cooking and eating, chess, archery, crafts, Bible stories, and singing Christian hymns and songs in Turkish. Seven of these kids have prayed to receive Christ so far.”
“Dan and I have had the privilege of joining in teaching the leaders of four university fellowships that have started since we’ve been on Cyprus. God is moving and many students are coming to Christ.”
Dan & Devri host a Kids Club in their home in Northern Cyprus.
Eric & Christa H.,East Asia Outreach, Tibet
“Less than 0.01% of Jiarong Tibetans are Christian,” wrote Eric H. So Eric, Christa and their three kids are bringing the Gospel to the Jiarong, and Eric helps put God’s Word in their language.
Eric and coworkers created a Creation-to-Christ evangelistic video, in Tibetan style, to introduce the Gospel to the Jiarong. He also does community checks on his Bible trans-lations, and helps build solar greenhouses to helpthe Jiarong grow vegetables in winter.
The family recently traveled to a tourist town on the edge of the Jiarong area. “A small church started meeting there, hearing the Gospel from some Chinese believers in our city who went there for a church retreat. There are 11 Jiarong believers there. We helped train the Chinese believers in story-ing principles for Sunday meetings. We also helped teach English at a local school.”
Praise God that Jonah, Ruth, Luke, and most of Genesis are now in the Jiarong Tibetan language, and that Jiarong Tibetans are hearing Old Testament and New Testament Bible stories.
Eric team checked Genesis 1:1-6:8 with a Jiarong speaker.
Underground Bible Colleges, China
“About 70 % of the Chinese population of 1.4 billion are still farmers,” wrote Albert Lin, M.D. “The foundation of the Chinese Church is still in the countryside. So our mission is to train the needed pastors who can take care of His sheep. Our school is located in a smaller city with a rail line, so it is easier for students to come and the cost of living is not so high. Most of our students are committed to serve our Lord full-time for the rest of their lives.”
“When students graduate, they go back to their sending churches, and start to serve immediately. During the year of study, students go back to their own churches a few times to practice what they learned. Reports from the churches have been positive. So in 2016, we increased the number of students to 200. This will better use the facility, so more churches benefit.”
“Recently, the communist government has issued a new Religion Law, that further restricts the survival of house churches. Our brothers and sisters in China are not afraid of these new rules, but they do request your prayers for support.”
Pastors study at underground Bible School.
FAME Medical Scholarships for Christians, Developing Countries
Center helps fund the FAME Impact Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to international students studying for a medical profession. Students must study in their home country and be sponsored by a mission partner. Upon graduation, students serve with the mission partner for at least two years.
Currently, FAME supports eight students in six different countries. In India, Daniel Masih and Shalini Issac both study Nursing. In Ghana, Faustina Addae and Belinda Ayu-mu both study Nursing. In Kenya, Daniel Koitatoi studies Medicine and Surgery. In Honduras, Dayani Avila studies Medicine, and Genesis Valladares studies Microbi-ology. In Dominican Republic, Leslie Valenzuela, a practicing doctor, works on a supplemental degree in Nutrition.
“Thank you for partnering with FAME to make these scholarships possible,” wrote Lisa Law of FAME. “We look forward to seeing where God leads these talented godly men and women after graduation.”
Former FAME scholar, Dr. Meetalie Harri-son of India, checked a gynecology patient.
Christ for Sao Luis, Brazil
This mission, led by John and Ruth Navis, now has three fellowships in different areas around this large coastal city. “The church in São Francisco does well with four capable preachers: Caleb, Edvan, Matthew and Daniel,” wrote John. “Santos Dumont has Edvan, Silvestre, Rousaniel, Ranney and myself. At Vila Sarney church, I am currently the only one preaching.”
“We’re still working with a great emphasis on Bible reading at the Vila Sarney church. We encourage people to read their Bibles at home, but the church in Vila Sarney has a large percentage of members who can’t read or read very poorly. But they have a good desire to listen.”
“The children’s situation for the church in Vila Sarney is wonderful. Santo Dumont, the original church, now has four classrooms used for 18 to 28 children every Sunday, and 12 people teach and help.”
John (far right) teaches Vila Sarney church.
Caribbean Evangelism Inc. (CEI), Kingston, Jamaica
“CEI reaches out to the people of Jamaica through the ministry of the Howard Park-way, Linstead, Eastern and York Street Churches of Christ,” wrote leader Alice Graham. “These churches serve areas with high unemployment, crime and poverty.” The churches offer worship, training, child-ren’s programs and a free medical clinic.
“Pray for our Leadership Training Pro-gram, so we’ll have trained leaders for our churches. Also pray for Jamaica’s economic growth, and medical and dental teams to run our clinic.”
“The weekly radio program continues to be aired across the entire island of Jamaica. It is a tremendous outreach of the Gospel as we have very good feedback from listeners. Some families attend our churches after hearing the Gospel on our radio program.”
Some 70 kids came to EasternChurch’s 2016 Vacation Bible School.
Sharing Jesus with the Jamai-cans, Montego Bay, Jamaica
This mission continues to build a sanc-tuary for Abundant Life Church. “The congregation has been growing, too, in numbers and in spiritual maturity,” wrote leaders Carriel and Donna Graham. “Many young people have stepped up to volunteer. Since we started our friends-and-family-focused ‘Andrew Evangelism,’ every week we see friends and family members accom-pany our people to church.”
“We hold four Leadership Training Seminars each year. We usually host 30 to 40 people, from up to 14 different churches, across denominational lines.” Carriel and Donna do regular Life and Family Coun-seling for their church and hold Marriage and Family Seminars in churches around Montego Bay.
“Our small groups’ ministry continues.”Longer-term, they hope to start a vocational skills training center, an afterschool activity center, a leadership & ministry training institute, and a ministers’ study center.
Abundant Life Church’s congregation continues to build their sanctuary.
New Hope Eurasia, Moldova
This ministry began by preventing sex trafficking of orphan girls in Moldova. Government orphanages kick youth out at age 14, and there is no government support for foster parents. Many kids end up on the streets, or worse. A large state-run orphan-age was exposed for allowing abuse, selling girls to pimps, and some 14-year-old girls were shipped to China.
New Hope now helps boys and girls, with 3 transition homes, two for girls and one for boys, for 30 to 40 youth total. Each group home is led by a pastoral couple. They aim for youth to finish high school or vocational school, then live on their own and support themselves.
New Hope also places dozens of children with Christian families. They recruit fami-lies through churches, then train and vet them to be sure they can have a good home for these children. New Hope runs child-ren's camps for about 4000 children each summer. These are orphans living in orphanages, in the transition homes or in homes with families.
New Hope presents programs in Moldovan public schools on the dangers of human trafficking, drugs and cyber-addiction. They’ve reached over 15,000 kids with the Gospel and disciple over 1000 kids a week.
New Hope has also given out over 15,000 Turkish New Testaments in Turkey so far. They’ve also trained over 5000 church leaders in Central Asia, equipping them for more effective ministry in their countries.
New Hope volunteers worked on the transition home for boys.
Light of the World Ministry, Indonesia
“Many people in Indonesia do not know Jesus,” wrote mission leader Gunar Sahari. “We have many unreached people groups who have never heard the Gospel. So we train young people to be godly leaders in their own villages and lead their own people to Christ.”
“120 students now study in our Pelita Dunia (Light of the World) Bible School. All of them belong to very poor families and moststay in our simple dormitory. Most students come from rural places, and we send all students back to their own villages afterthey graduate.”
“We thank God for blessing us with a Training Center, where many pastors, teachers, church leaders, and Sunday school teachers will be trained. We want to teach everyone how to use our evangelistic book-lets so their ministry will be more fruitful. The center will also be a place for prayer. All students have committed to pray toget-her every Mon. and Fri. for the ministry.”
These Pelita Dunia Bible School graduates will lead their own people to Christ.
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