Marcia Anderson Missionary teacher in Kenya, has loved telling you about all the places where the Shepherd has led her, the exploits He has done on her behalf, and the tender ways He has led and guided her. For 27 years, she has been sharing about the “sheep” the Lord has given her as an “under-shepherd.” For nearly 10 months, Marcia has been closing out her Safari chapter of sheep sharing in Kenya. She had a wonderful time of reconnecting with many people in the US when she itinerated one last time. Since then, though, she has had the privilege of reconnecting with Filipinos in Abu Dhabi. After briefly stopping in Germany for more visits, she returned to Fairfield, Ohio, to share her sister’s home. Marcia’s current project is to help retired missionary Arlene Miller write her memoirs entitled: Encountering God in the Muslim World: The Life Story of Missionary Arlene Miller. Arlene was a missionary in Aboud, Palestine, for 20 years, later teaching people for 17 years how to reach Muslims for Christ in South America. She became bedridden nine years ago after a fall which did severe nerve damage. In addition, Marcia will be resuming work on a commentary on 1 Samuel that she began two years ago. She doesn’t want to end her Sheep Sharing but will continue to contact those who so desire on her mailing list. Several individuals have stated how much they enjoyed her “ramblings” over the years.
Rev. Dr. Andrew and Karen Bush have been serving internationally for 30 years in Asia and the Middle East and are long-time partners with Cooper City Church of God. Andrew and Karen serve with the Palestinian Bible Society in the West Bank in the Palestinian Territories north of Jerusalem. There, Andrew and Karen established Living Stones Student Center, a project of the United Bible Society, which serves students at Bir Zeit University and youth in the villages near Ramallah. Andrew says, “In a context of almost constant violence Living Stones has been a refuge for Palestinian university students and young people. Living Stones provides a place where Palestinian youth can enjoy positive social and cultural activities and be welcomed in the love of Jesus. We conduct retreats and summer camps for Muslim youth in which the ethical teachings of Christ are shared. Our goal is to provide hope for their future by teaching skills in reconciliation and positive community building, and to make the gospel of Jesus relevant to them. Living Stones is also a home for Palestinian Christian students as well, a place where they can have bible studies and fellowship in a supportive environment.”
John and Lynette Garrison 2017 and forward, brings a change to us here at Just like God Missions (JLG). Through an amazing opportunity that the Lord has laid before us, and a partnership with Living Water World Missions (LWWM), we will be taking theses life saving water systems to orphanages, education/learning centers, safe houses, churches, and wherever else the door is opened for us to install these systems as well as sharing the story about, "the river of water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb." (Rev. 22:1) In the Fall of 2016 we were involved with a water purification system which was installed at Casa Shalom Orphanage in Guatemala, which is one of the orphanages we have been working with for several years. In April of this year we part of an installation at a Compassion International site (school & church) in the mountains of Guatemala, and will be part of another installation in September of this year in Guatemala. Just Like God Missions (JLG) will continue to work with other ministries when asked for assistance, just as we have for over a decade, but we feel that helping those that do not have safe clean water to drink, is the direction the Lord is Leading.
Andy & Gail Lee are ministering to refugees in Clarkston, GA and Greenville, SC. The refugees are primarily from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Since they are in a new country and have spent many years in refugee camps, we are ministering to them in God's love and compassion. Each week they are hearing the stories of Jesus for the first time. We would appreciate your prayers that their eyes would be open to the truth of who Jesus Christ is. We also are encouraging Christians to reach out to their Muslim neighbors in the USA."
Lisa Martin AIA Sports Performance impacts professionals and students in sports medicine and strength & conditioning with a vision to see a Christ follower in every sports medicine and strength & conditioning facility in the world! To fulfill this vision professional and student volunteers are recruited to serve on over 40 competitive and educational projects annually. Outreaches are held at professional meetings, and professionals and students are growing through individual and group Bible studies. Discipleship materials have been written specifically for professionals and students in these fields.
Vance and Kari Massengill met and married while attending Lee University in 1996. After graduation in 1996, they served in China for 5 years. During this time, they both completed master’s degrees. Vance earned his in intercultural studies (missions) from Wheaton College, while Kari earned hers in TESOL from Azusa Pacific University. In May 2015, Vance finished a doctoral degree in intercultural studies from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri, USA. This made Vance one of only a handful of people in the world with three degrees in intercultural studies. “The heart of the Great Commission is not merely about lost people, but about providing the whole world with access to the Gospel. Eighty percent of the unreached people in the world live in the Middle East and North Africa. Only by bringing the message of Christ to the unreached nations of the world can we finally complete the task given by Christ to His church two millennia ago.”
Chris and Kathy Swift Both Chris and Kathy are fully devoted to the work at hand but also have a vision and heart for missions outreach. During their first month of marriage Kathy and Chris spent three weeks in Kenya. Chris saw and felt firsthand the importance of continuing one of the projects Kathy had begun four years earlier. This project feeds approximately 1000 orphans and widows weekly, as well as assists many children to receive their education. The cry of their hearts is that many others will join with them for the continued success of this project.
Manning and Jane Thornton are Church of God World missionaries who are focused on reaching the lost around the world through their ministry which is called “Missions for Christ.” Their ministry for the lost is fulfilled in three ways: (1) in teaching and training pastors and church leaders for ministry and evangelism; (2) in evangelistic crusades and in national, regional and other conferences; and (3) through nurturing leadership. Their ministry is world-wide having ministered in 62 countries and returning to most numerous times.
Blayne & Angie Waltrip Webster defines an educator as one who provides instruction. It is generally understood that an educator teaches and provides education, but when an educator “instructs,” he is giving detailed information on how something should be done. Blayne Waltrip is a perfect example of exactly what that means. Blayne began his missionary service in France, eventually filling the position of missionary teacher at the European Theological Seminary in Germany. Currently based in Ecuador, Blayne’s educator ministry has morphed into more extensive ministry of instruction and he travels the globe conducting institutes. Although raised in the Baptist faith, Blayne was converted at a Jesus Movement youth retreat in Yosemite National Park. Educated at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California, he later obtained a B.A. in Business from California State University in Fullerton, California, and left a promising business career to graduate from the Church of God Theological Seminary with an M.A. in Discipleship and Christian Formation. Uniquely gifted for ministry, Blayne speaks French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese fluently. Blayne’s original vision to plant a multicultural church in Paris slowly changed into one of leadership development and ministerial training … instruction, if you will … to pastors and leaders on how leadership could be effectively accomplished. The Great Commission can be greater fulfilled through instruction—teaching and training the nations for the global harvest! A newer slant to the Waltrip ministry is the Synergize 2018/Institute of Ministry and Leadership Development to launch the Never Before Project, a global network of youth pastors and youth leaders to be held in Orlando, Florida. Blayne asks for prayer to continue to help church leaders and schools when needed. The task is great, but he is up to the challenge