We are grateful for each of you reading our letter and going along with us on this journey of encouraging and launching missions.
Together we walk alongside leaders who are on the ground enthusiastically carrying out action plans with the goal of seeing communities growing and thriving as God intended.
We hope that you feel fulfilled in knowing that you are part of these ministries, propelling them along through your prayers, encouragement, financial gifts, and service.
Welcoming a New Project
Hesed Resource & Development Foundation
We are pleased to extend our partnership with Hesed Resource & Development Foundation. This project is led by Professor Cephas Tushima, who after teaching at theological institutions in the US for 9 years returned to Nigeria to address the issues of education, poor leadership in the church and community, health problems arising from water sources, and extreme poverty.
Photo 1: Pastor Sam Soita of M:MM visiting Kimwanga Widows’ Project.
Photo 2: David Muhovich and the students from UCU.
Over the summer David Muhovich, GHI Board member and Associate Professor at Bethel University, traveled to Uganda to meet with 3 GHI partners and to teach nursing students at Uganda Christian University (UCU). Their first stop was to visit GHI partner project Mission: Moving Mountains (M:MM), led by Rev. Sam Soita, learning firsthand about the project’s mission of community development and discipleship.
In addition to meeting with M:MM staff, Pastor Soita and David met with the nearby Kimwanga Widows’ Project members to encourage and evaluate the impact of the goat project. David reports that it is going very well. The Kimwanga Widows Project is lifting elderly widows out of extreme poverty through training in goat farming and assisting with food insecurity.
The following week David headed off to visit another GHI partner project Jesus Film Ministries, led by Sam Tsapwe, where they learned about the joys and challenges of sharing the gospel in remote villages and islands during the extreme lockdowns of Covid. An especially interesting insight during this time was that urban pastors in Uganda still seemed to thrive and keep working. However, many rural pastors were devastated by the isolation and difficulty of continuing to minister during a time when they were not allowed to hold church services or prayer meetings. Pastor Tsapwe was resourceful in using the phone to keep in touch with dozens of rural pastors, offering prayer and encouragement. God found a way through the barriers!
Lastly, while not a formal GHI partner, nursing students at UCU stayed faithfully committed to their studies during Covid and several are becoming more and more interested in missions beyond their borders. USA mission agencies have begun to partner more comprehensively with committed international believers. This is very likely a result of how the Covid pandemic forced us to be more accessible through online communications. God created a new path!
This month Jill Hall, GHI Director of Operations, will be traveling on a personal trip to Turkey to visit missionaries and will make a stop in Croatia to spend time with GHI partner project Zagreb Baptist Church. Pastor Mihal Kreko leads the project in Zagreb where they have been tirelessly feeding, housing, and caring for refugees from Ukraine and bringing supplies into the country. Earlier this spring we raised funds to help Mihal and his team’s efforts. The war has left so much destruction across the country. We look forward to sharing more about this trip and the current refugee situation upon Jill’s return.
Why We Visit
The purpose of our project site visits is to provide project leaders with encouragement and acknowledgment of the work they are doing, as they share the gospel and lift up communities. Although we do keep in contact with our project leaders, no number of emails can replace a handshake, a hug, or taking a walk and experiencing life together. Additionally, seeing their ministries in action offers another layer of accountability for both our organization and project donors. These trips often align with personal travel so that it’s not an expensive burden for our organization to visit a project site.
JAM Run Fundraiser
We are overjoyed that you helped raise over $6,000 for children’s ministries!
Because of your support…
Adulam Ministries is able to cover 4 months of staffing for the children’s home in Mexico.
IFAGE will be able to fund its new Hope Again program to break the cycle of early marriage and poverty for 100 pregnant teens in Kenya.
Youngsters for Christ is able to buy shoes for children without protective footwear in the slum area near Nairobi, Kenya. Additional funds will go to their feeding program, which provides a meal for children in families experiencing hunger.
Cornerstone Academy is making plans to construct a playground at its Christian school in India.
Giving Tuesday is an internationally recognized day for supporting nonprofits and those doing good in the world.
Please consider a gift to GHI or a GHI partner project.
The needs are great across the globe and every dollar given is put to work to feed and educate children, provide income-earning skills to widows, reach youth with the gospel, give pastors biblical training, provide healthcare in rural villages, plant churches, care for unserved children with disabilities, provide safety and advocacy against gender violence and much more, all in done in the name of Jesus.
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