Missions Ministry

Brodi & Bonni Wilson [YWAM (Youth With A Mission) – Mexico]

 Youth With A Mission - Mexico

Brodie and Bonni are passionate about discipleship and transformation. This has currently led them to serve with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in the San Diego/Baja area. They live on the YWAM campus in Tijuana, Mexico and live out their passions here. 

Brodie leads a 9 month Chronological School of Biblical Studies, guiding students through God's Word using the inductive method of study, while encouraging them to let Truth transform their lives. Bonni has a heart for hospitality and exhorting others. She invests in staff and students by hosting small groups at her home and registering students all over the world for the discipleship and Bible training schools on the campus.

Both serve the community by hosting and leading teams that come to build houses for the poor through YWAM’s ministry called Homes of Hope. Over a period of two days, they work with team members usually from North America, to build a home from the ground up for a family in need.

Bonni’s family (Chitty’s) are part of the Suburban Christian Church family.

The Wilson Word

Mike & Barbara Gray (TEAM - Japan)

TEAM - Japan

Mike and Barbara are leading the ministry initiative in Takamatsu. The ministry focus is church planting, the establishment of the Takamatsu Community Church as a vibrant reproducing church. This has involved them in a number of activities, ranging from music to education, from evangelism to discipleship and many others. The church now meets in five locations and has two Japanese pastors and four missionaries working together to realize the vision.

TEAM - Japan

A.J. & Barbara Hensley (Brazil)

AJ and Barb Hensley

The Hensley’s have been serving in Brazil since 1996. They are actively working in Caraguatatuba. The process to establishing a church starts with “mission points.” Small groups are started and frequently meet in homes. As they grow a formal church is established. AJ offers seminary-like classes for men in the region. He works to develop Christian leaders and Church ministers. They are building and developing a vocational training center to influence young men for Christ and provide them a means of providing a living for themselves and their families.

AJ and Barbara Hensley

Johnny Hunter (LEARN – Life Education and Resource Network)

Dr. Hunter is the National Director of LEARN, a group of Christian pro-life, pro-family advocates. LEARN is a prominent African-American evangelical pro-life ministry in the USA. He is also the President of Global Life & Family Mission (GLFM), a ministry dedicated to promoting traditional family values, racial harmony, and the survival of children around the world. GLFM’s main goal is the restoration of the family with the recognition of the value of the child.

LEARN - Johnny Hunter

Pastor Dayanand (Nandu) & Swarnalatha Nelapaty (India)

Pastor Dayanand (Nandu) Nelapaty and his wife, Swarnalatha, are active missionaries in their home country of India.  Pastor Nandu is the Senior Pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Hyderabad, India.  They lead several discipleship programs to train up leaders within their church and join them in their greater outreach to their city and surrounding areas.

Pastor Nandu regularly travels far out into the country ministering to tribal and nomadic groups that live in the mountains and jungles of his state that have previously been unreached with the gospel.  He has been instrumental in evangelizing, discipling and training up men from within the Koya and Banjara tribes who are now actively pastoring their own people. 

Mrs. Swarnalatha supports her husband in these efforts and has organized many women's retreats for the ladies of these tribes in order to teach and train them in the gospel message.

Steve & Kari Shak (MAI - Missionary Athletes International)

MAI

MAI communicates the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ to all cultures and people through the environment of soccer. This is accomplished by doing sports ministry, training sports ministers, and deploying sports ministers as a resource to the church. Steve works with the Head Coach of the Charlotte Eagles to pray for, disciple and mentor the players on the men’s team. Mentoring responsibilities include areas like personal calling & life vision, intimacy with Christ and relationships.

Missionary Athletes International

Stefan & Amy Wasem [YWAM (Youth With A Mission) – Australia]

YWAM - Australia

Amy & Stevie work as support staff for the YWAM Perth base.  As 100- 200 students come for training and go out on outreach each quarter, Amy organizes accommodations and participates in staff training.  She helps lead the Community Development school each year.  Stevie is developing a database for the Perth base, spends time promoting the different training schools and doing fundraising to support the base.

Amy is the daughter of Al & Jan Grills, long time members of Suburban Christian Church.

Youth With A Mission - Australia

Beth Wayland (Campus Crusade)

Campus Crusdae For Christ

Beth is in Professional Counseling with Campus Crusade. She has a passion to counsel and encourage people as they develop emotionally healthy relationships with God and others.

Campus Crusade

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Virginia Beach)

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives... one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

“Our Little Roses” (San Pedro Sula, Honduras)

Our Little Roses

In Honduras the ministry of Our Little Roses is to help young girls, infants to age 18, where they are frequently abused and abandoned.  Our Little Roses Ministries was founded on the teachings of Jesus Christ to love God and neighbors with the prime purpose of rescuing the girls.  God is using this ministry to transform lives of these once destitute girls.  There is no other institution in Honduras dedicated to building lives, preparing and equipping once homeless girls.  This is important because uneducated girls with no skills have little to no opportunities to escape poverty level circumstances.  Love and acceptance is provided to help break the cycle of poverty from which these girls come.  Through secular and religious education, mental and health care, good nutrition and Christian love these girls are being prepared and empowered for living active and productive lives for Christ.

Our Little Roses

Young Life (Virginia Beach)

 Young Life

Young Life starts with adults who are concerned about kids to go to them on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of friendship. These relationships take time, patience, trust and consistency. Young Life leaders spend many hours with kids where they are. Leaders listen to their stories and learn what’s important to them because they care about the kids joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks. Young Life believes kids’ lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside sharing God’s love with them. Kid’s choices made today based on God’s love for them will impact future decisions affecting careers, marriages and families.

www.younglife.org

GCRI (Great Commission Resources International

GCRI

The GCRI  (Great Commission Resources International) exists to assist indigenous (native to the land) Christian missionaries in poor, remote, and often persecuted regions of the world to spread the good news of Jesus Christ throughout their homeland.  This a local organization headed by Ken White.  There are a variety of projects available for support.  Smaller, ongoing projects include items like Bibles, bicycles, blankets and building supplies.  Larger projects are undertaken every few years to include Bible/Vocational Training Centers, Boat Replacement, etc. in a variety of countries.

www.gcri.org

The Voice of the Martyrs

 Young Life

The Voice of the Martyrs is a non-profit, inter-denominational Christian organization dedicated to assisting the persecuted church worldwide.  VOM was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned 14 years in Communist Romania for his faith in Christ.  His wife, Sabina, was imprisoned for three years.  In the 1960s, Richard, Sabina, and their son, Mihai, were ransomed out of Romania and came to the United States.  Through their travels, the Wurmbrands spread the message of the atrocities that Christians face in restricted nations, while establishing a network of offices dedicated to assisting the persecuted church.  The Voice of the Martyrs statement of faith is:

“We believe the Bible to be the inspired, authoritative Word of God.  God is eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in his virgin birth, in his sinless life, in his miracles, in his vicarious and atoning death through his shed blood, in his bodily resurrection, in his personal return in power and glory.  We believe that for salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.  We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.  We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost.  We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.”

www.persecution.com