Bekah Larson in Losotho with Africa Inland Mission
Bekah is our first home grown career missionary. Bekah is now serving in the rural mountain villages of Lesotho, a small country the size of NH, completely surrounded by South Africa.
Rwanda Mission Trip
2013 Rwanda Our next team of 7 people will travel to Rwanda Jan. 4-18, 2013. We are eager to see what God has in store for us and the people we will serve. This year’s team will focus on health and hygiene training as we once again come alongside Mercy Ministries to join them in their work in the community of Rubavu in western Rwanda. We will also continue our involvement with local schools and a ministry to street children in Kigali. This will be the fourth team to travel to Rwanda.
Scott and Louis MacGregor - Wycliffe Bible Translators
Scott and Louise spent 38 years of their ministry in the Philippines developing the first Bible translated in the local dialect of the Kagayanen people. The entire New Testament plus Genesis went to print in 2007 and was distributed for the first time in the spring of 2008– a major life accomplishment! They have now returned to the US where they continue to do linguistic work and provide guidance and support for Kagayanan pastors and evangelists as they use this new Bible to reach out to their communities. For more information see www.wycliffe.org.
Tom Johnson - Evangelical Church of Niger
Missionary to Africa.Tom is a native of Iowa and is trained in agriculture and community development. He works with the Evangelical Church of Niger in community development programming and also helps teach future pastors at the Dogon Gao Bible School. He also helps them to develop income-generating skills, such as rearing goats and gardening, so they will be able to preach and support their families. Such training is a key part of building the church in a country as poor as Niger, where people are not able to support a pastor. Niger is a land-locked country in the heart of Africa. It is the size of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona combined. Because eighty percent of the country lies in the Sahara Desert, it is among the poorest nations in the world. In this primarily Muslim country, only one half of one percent of the people are Christian.
For His Children, Ecuador
For His Children (FHC) is an evangelical Christian residential ministry to homeless children with normal needs and special needs in Ecuador. Currently, 50 to 60 children are cared for in two homes in Quito and a home in Latacunga, in the Province of Cotopaxi. The environment provides physical and emotional support, spiritual nurturing, and lots of tender loving care. The residents of FHC range from newborn to 18 years of age.
Founders Clark and Melinda Vaughn and their two young children moved to Quito in 1990 and began caring for abandoned and orphaned children, receiving referrals to care for severely malnourished, premature, and disabled children. Supported by God’s provision of prayer, donations and encouragement, the ministry grew from one child in 1990, to now over 700 children who have been held in the arms of FHC.
In addition to ongoing financial support, Windham Presbyterian Church has sent four mission teams to serve at For His Children.
Mercy Ministries Rwanda is a multifaceted Christian ministry to the people of Rwanda, especially the communities of Ndera and Rubavu. Mercy Ministries staff work to bring together church, government, and community leaders to address the many needs of these communities. They always begin with Christ-centered “Healing the Wounds of Ethnic Conflict” workshops to address trauma from the 1994 genocide, and then help people move forward together toward sustainable development. In addition to the reconciliation workshops, some of their projects include providing encouragement for pastors and their families, creating economic development groups, introducing energy efficient stoves, caring for widows and orphans, and reaching out to support and encourage schools and health clinics.
In addition to our financial support, Windham Presbyterian Church has sent 3 mission teams to Rwanda. Our next trip is tentatively scheduled for the fall of 2012.
Anne in India
Anne is a PC(USA) missionary ministering to young women from poor rural families who have been chosen to attend CSI Women’s College in Chennai,India. In addition to helping them, the first of their families to attend college, to ajust to college, she aids ther spiritual formation.
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