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Lauren Pupchik

Lauren Pupchik – Guatemala

Josh & Kelly Hallahan

Josh & Kelly Hallahan – Uganda

Roberta Nagel

Roberta Nagel – Malawi

Joy Phillips

Joy Phillips – Middle East

Mark & Nancy Waite

Mark & Nancy Waite – Louisville, Kentucky

Josh & Jackie Frankeas

Josh & Jackie Frankeas – South Africa

Lauren Pupchik – Guatemala

Lauren PupchikLauren has been on the mission field full time for 14 years! Abba Father revealed her purpose in Guatemala is to share the message and revelation of the Father’s love through Christian education. Lauren directs the Child Sponsorship Program at Wisdom and Grace Christian School (Colegio Cristiano Saber y Gracia) and serves as translator for their church, Covenant of Grace (Iglesia de Cristo-Pacto de Gracia.)

The school and church are directed by Rudi Pineda and the ministry is located in the rural farming community of Santo Tomas Milpas Altas, about an hour outside of Guatemala City. In 2014, Lauren helped establish the non profit organization, Wisdom and Grace Ministries, to provide sponsorship opportunities for students in need, and to launch the building project called “IMAGINE 1000.” The Wisdom and Grace team is trusting for God’s divine provision to build a school and church that will minister to 1000 students and their families.

Contact: lauren8482@hotmail.com    |    Website: http://cten.org/laurenpupchik/

Donate:
CTEN
PO Box 291307
Kerrville, TX 78029
(Note “Lauren Pupchik” as the memo)

Josh & Kelly Hallahan – Uganda, Africa

Josh & Kelly HallahanJosh and Kelly work as Chaplains at Heritage International School in Kampala, Uganda. Heritage is a Christian international school that educates students from over 24 different countries. Josh and Kelly are responsible to oversee the spiritual growth opportunities at the school and they love their job! Heritage provides a great education experience for the students and they see it as a great opportunity to also provide a great spiritual atmosphere for the students and their families. From leading 3 different chapel services a week, multiple youth ministry events throughout the school year and one-on- one time with students and parents, Josh and Kelly try to take advantage of every opportunity they get to share the love of Christ with the community at Heritage.

Josh and Kelly love that they are called to minister at a location where their entire family can be personally involved. Caleb and Seth call Heritage home and Elizabeth and Rebekah are just beginning their journey at Heritage. They pray that their family can be an example of the love of Christ to everyone that they interact with. Beyond reaching out to the students and their families, Josh and Kelly hope to provide encouragement and support to the teachers and staff at Heritage. The staff at Heritage come from all over the world and go through their own struggles of living internationally. Josh and Kelly are excited to journey with them and to be a resource for them and their spiritual journey. There are many exciting opportunities for ministry at Heritage and great potential for Heritage to be a launch pad for further international missionaries. The Hallahans are grateful for your prayers and financial support.

Contact: joshhallahan@gmail.com    |    Website: http://wgm.org/hallahan/

Donate:
World Gospel Mission
PO Box 948
Marion, IN 46952-0948
(Note “For Hallahans in Uganda” as the memo)

Roberta Nagel – Malawi

Pastor Mark OttRoberta’s journey to Malawi began in 2007 when she became involved in a multi-church based HIV/AIDS ministry in Baltimore. In 2009 she went on a two-week trip with that group to work alongside nationals ministering to those infected and affected as a result of the AIDS pandemic. She was forever changed; her heart and mind captured with both the joy and the massive needs of Malawi’s precious people. A year later, she returned for 9 weeks to discern what she knew to be God’s calling to leave her employment and serve God’s people in full-time ministry. With a giant leap of faith in our great God, she did just that, and has now been serving in Malawi with World Relief since 2011! Roberta is currently leading three different discipleship trainings and Bible studies with women in the refugee camp and prison in the capital city of Lilongwe as well as the surrounding villages.

Her latest venture sees her creating programs that allow these women to generate income for themselves and their families. She is looking for donations to be able to supply sewing machines and the necessary materials for the women.

Contact: hobbits7m@gmail.com    |    Website: http://worldrelief.org/nagel/

Donate:
World Relief
ATTN: Donor Relations
7 East Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD 21202
(Note “Nagel 118500” as the memo)

Joy Phillips – Middle East

Joy PhillipsJoy Phillips, a native of South Jersey, began serving with WGM in Kenya in 1985. She served in a number of capacities at Tenwek Hospital, including nursing, Director of Tenwek Community Health and Development and Acting Executive Officer. Joy later worked with Samaritan’s Purse in South Sudan for two years. There she oversaw a hospital outreach and facilitated the distribution of 250,000 Bibles in 6 different languages throughout the country, which is the size of Texas and only has 3 kilometers of paved road. She then spearheaded WGM’s efforts to facilitate community transformation in South Sudan. Community Health Empowerment, Biblical Storytelling and Farming God’s Way were effective training tools used that brought God’s Kingdom closer to communities. Joy also facilitated medical teams from Tenwek Hospital to serve. Literally thousands of people were given the gift of physical sight and spiritual sight through mobile cataract clinics. Unfortunately, continued insecurity has led WGM to pull back from active ministry in this country.

Several years ago Joy was appointed as WGM’s Compassionate Ministries Coordinator. In this role she provides training, connects people and resources, recruits and encourages the implementation of holistic transformation.

She is currently preparing to base in the Middle East where she will lead a team committed to using holistic transformation to show Jesus’ love.

Transformation does not take place in a vacuum. Your prayers and financial giving are a vital part in transforming individuals, communities and nations. Joy thanks you for your partnership.

Contact: joy.phillips@wgm.org    |    Website: http://joyphillips.blogspot.com/

Donate:
World Gospel Mission
PO Box 948
Marion, IN 46952-0948

Mark & Nancy Waite – Louisville, Kentucky

Mark & Nancy WaiteMark and Nancy are currently living in Louisville, Kentucky with two of their seven children. There they are committed to ministering to internationals and refugees. This ministry has taken a very relational approach as they seek to meet people who are often leery of opening up to people moving into their complex.

In addition to ministering to the people around them in Louisville, the Waites have continued to partner with schools in Cameroon through their Regions in Need ministry. They have also seen new opportunities to serve in an advisory role and in giving resources to partners in East Asia.

Mark, Nancy, and their kids have taken Acts 26:17b-18 as their statement of mission–“Yes, I am sending you to the Gentiles to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me.”

Contact: bookmark59@gmail.com    |    Website: www.gcm3t.org

Donate: http://gcm3t.org/support-us/

Josh & Jackie Frankeas – South Africa

Josh & Jackie FrankeasJosh and Jackie along with their son Caleb serve at Restoring Hope Village (RHV) in Welkom, South Africa. Restoring Hope is a Christian children’s home where we offer a place of safety and care for orphaned and abandoned children. We build houses within our complex and hire Christian South African citizens to be house mothers to the children. We place 6-7 children in a house where that house becomes their own family. We currently have 28 children in our care with plans to increase once more houses are built. At RHV, the children have lots of fun playing, but they also learn chores to take care of their houses and the land. Teaching the kids about Christ is top priority at Restoring Hope. While we do give them housing, food, and clothing, we also give them Jesus. We have weekly Bible studies and the children have daily devotions that they complete as a family. The children also attend different schools outside of RHV. Helping all the children do their homework is a difficult task for the staff as the kids range from Grade R (kindergarten) through grade 12.

While there are many responsibilities to keep everything going well, the staff at RHV each has their own responsibilities. Josh takes care of maintenance within the Village, completes the morning transports to the schools, works on building projects and helps with teaching the weekly Bible studies as well as looking for opportunities in Welkom where the children can go serve the community. Jackie runs the child sponsorship program, completes the expense book keeping, completes the weekly and quarterly grocery shopping for all the houses, and helps with any other tasks that may arise. We are thankful for your prayers and support to us!

If you want to receive our email updates or want information about our child sponsorship program, please email us at the address below.

Contact: jnjfrankeas@gmail.com    |    Website: www.restoringhopeint.org    |    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/restoringhopeint/

Donate: Click here to support us or sponsor a child

Restoring Hope International
PO Box 372
Ankeny, IA 50021
(Note “Frankeas Support” in memo)