First Assembly of God, Des Moines
Thursday, December 05, 2013
We welcome the following missionaries to our 2013 Missions Convention:
SPECIAL PROJECT MISSIONARY GUESTS
SPECIAL PROJECT MISSIONARY GUESTS: MATT & CARRIE LOVE // Dominican Republic
Matt and Carrie Love serve as Country Coordinators for Latin America ChildCare (LACC) in the Dominican Republic. They strive to help provide some of the poorest children in that country a chance. A chance to grow up healthy, a chance to get an education and a chance to know Jesus.
The ministry of LACC in the Dominican Republic is transforming the lives of more than 7,000 kids at 16 schools (including the Efraín School). Matt and Carrie also serve as Regional Coordinators of the LACC programs across the Caribbean and Mexico.
Have dinner with Matt & Carrie on Saturday, October 5, at 6:00 p.m. to hear how the money raised for Efraín school has the potential to transform the poverty-stricken community of Santiago.
Tickets for the catered meal are $10, and will be available in the lobby starting September 15.
FAITH PROMISE MISSIONARY GUESTS
FAITH PROMISE MISSIONARY GUESTS: MICHAEL & BERYL MCNAMEE // EuropeMichael was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Brought up in a Catholic ghetto area, he fought for the guerrilla army know as the IRA for six years. He became a Christ follower through the testimony of a girl who later became his wife. After making this decision, his former IRA colleagues tried to assassinate him, making it necessary to flee to England.
Over the course of 30 years, the McNamees have experienced life as missionaries. Currently, Michael oversees church plants in key cities of Europe. He also serves as the European president of Convoy of Hope and gives leadership to Masters Commissions in Europe. The McNamees lead a prayer ministry to European political leaders that involves thousands of people praying for revival in Europe.
STUART & JEANIE GERMAN // Philippines
Rapid multiplication of Filipino churches has left the Philippine Assemblies of God with hundreds of new, undiscipled and untrained pastors at the helm. These young pastors are dedicated but in need of solid discipleship and sound scriptural study skills to give them the tools and foundation they need to build strong churches. The Germans are endeavoring to strengthen provincial Filipino pastors through establishing mobile training centers that take the training to the pastors!
RAY & CINDY HILSINGER // Northern Asia
The red envelope is embedded in Northern Asian culture as a centuries-old way of expressing love and care. The Hilsingers will begin leading the Red Envelope Compassion Evangelism effort in hopes of helping the more than 1.2 billion people of certain areas of Northern Asia hear about the love of Christ. This includes orphanage work, education outreaches, blessing backpacks, medical outreaches, solar and agricultural outreaches and more.
Partner with the Hilsingers on our 2015 missions trip to take the Red Envelope Compassion effort into a sensitive area of Northern Asia April 9-19, 2015. Because of the sensitive location, the trip is limited to 12 people.
RICK & DIANA LANG // Russia
William Carey, considered by many to be the father of Modern missions, once said, “Attempt great things for God, expect great things from God.” That is just what is happening in Russia! The Langs are part of a team — The Russian Dawn — working with the Russian Pentecostal churches to create and develop a global missions division for Russia. The dream is to have Russian churches sending Russian missionaries over the border to reach the world with the Gospel.
TY & CINA SILVA // Philippines
Based in Manila, the Silvas help guide the vision for student ministries in the Philippines while training workers in student/campus evangelism and discipleship. As area directors for One Hope in the Asia Pacific region, they have been part of more than 95 million Asia Pacific children and students receiving a copy of The Book of Hope.
BOB & BARB VAN WYK // Botswana
AIDS has devastated the country of Botswana. The Van Wyks share Christ’s love with the children of Botswana by training Sunday School teachers, multiplying their efforts to raise up trainers to educate Sunday School teachers, and putting teams together to reach the children in public schools.
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