||FAITH PROMISE GIVING
We support all the missionaries from our missions team with love, prayers and communication. We identify the team who have been sent out from our church family, and are financially supported through Faith Promise, as 'Our Missionaries'. Our 'Partners in Mission' are people we support in various ways, some of which are also financially supported.
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Godfrey and Glen serve with Mission Aviation Fellowship, who fly small planes in countries where communities live beyond roads. Through aviation and technology, MAF helps facilitate the transformation of lives physically and spiritually. As Program (General) Manager for MAF-PNG, Godfrey's challenges include leading a team of over 100 national staff and 38 international missionary families, spread around five bases. PNG is one of the most difficult countries in the world for flying. Glen is Communications Officer and writes and edits stories amongst her other support roles. They invite you to get to know them and the work through their quarterly newsletter, The PNG Sim Card.
In India, thousands of girls and women are trafficked in to the sex trade, or are at risk of being trafficked. Freedom businesses provide vocational alternatives to the sex trade and enable women to gain financial independence, access to healthcare, literacy, education and other social services – transforming their lives, their families and their communities. Judy will play a key role in a 'Freedom' Business Incubator, as Head of Learning and Development. She will be responsible for the education, training and development of existing and new staff employed in freedom businesses, particularly in leadership roles. Judy has been involved in social justice education and community development projects across a range of contexts. Until recently Judy was employed as a Senior Lecturer of Education in a New Zealand university. She is planning to begin early 2017 after returning from language learning courses late this year.
Geoff & Julie McGregor
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Geoff and Julie are directors of Partnership Cambodia. During extensive trips to Cambodia, Geoff and Julie have established friendships with both local Christians as well as expats working in ministry there. They are passionate about discipleship and have a vision to see young people empowered by God through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Geoff has established a student house where sponsored students can study in a supportive environment as well as have opportunities to grow in their faith. Julie is involved in the leadership and facilitation of a Christian cross-cultural training network in Cambodia. She works with missionaries and other foreign Christian workers addressing issues of burnout and attrition. She loves her role in this peer learning community which fosters growth and development among those called to Cambodia.
PARTNERS IN MISSION
Graeme & Lucy Fawcett
Graeme and Lucy Fawcett have been church planting for the past 40 years prioritising least reached people groups in East Malaysia, Japan, Mozambique and Central Asia. Their focus has been to train up obedient disciples who are disciple makers. Now Graeme and Lucy are training the next generation of church planters especially in Mozambique and in Japan where they are working with a group of young Japanese pastors who are leading a movement of worship and prayer for the unreached. They are also assisting a new church plant in Osaka where they are seeing young boys and men become followers of Jesus. They continue to mentor the Central Asian team and another young Japanese missionary working with an unreached people group in Myanmar.
Compassion Nepal has a vision to support local individuals in their work with the under-privileged. They predominantly work, support and encourage local visionaries in Asia, as they attempt to: create avenues into education to those without access, enable independence and imbue self-confidence through vocational training, and provide empowerment and encouragement to those suffering from injustice. For more information about the areas we are currently working in and the individuals we are supporting please see our website www.compassionnepal.com
SUPPORTED MISSION DEVELOPMENT
Kathleen has been part of our Grace Vineyard Church family for over ten years. Coming from a missionary family, she has been involved in missions all her life. God has given her a heart for His people and His world. She has ministered His love in Asia, Africa, North & South America and Europe. She has now returned to Albania to work in a small international Bible school, discipling and mentoring students, working with the local church and encouraging the mission community there.
Rob and Jenny Blakely
Rob and Jenny Blakely have a huge heart to see rural communities transformed through experiencing the Father's heart, and discovering, learning and practicing improved ways of growing food using natural and biological farming. They run training and outreach workshops in South and South-East Asia and have begun an Earthcare Experience school to disciple the next generation in reaching rural people groups in all cultures.
Janie is involved with an anti-slavery, anti- human trafficking organization. Artists Against Slavery raise money through creative arts and give it to those working in rescue and rehabilitation. All funds raised so far have been given to Hagar International.
GLOBAL MISSIONS OVERSIGHT TEAM
Lorna Revis, Ben & Faith Dodgshun, Andrew Hill, Clark Alcock, Bridget Underhill and Scott & Ruth Pickering oversee the missions department at Grace which is made up of leaders from Beach, City & Plains Campus. Please feel free to email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any inquiries regarding Faith Promise, or interest you may have in overseas missions, short or long term.