A portion of the Great Commission laid out by the Lord Jesus involved reaching out with the Good News of the Gospel to the edges of the world. To that end, we come alongside the various people and ministries listed below through prayer, encouragement and regular financial giving.
Athletes in Action
Shawn & Elizabeth Keith
Shawn and Liz serve with Athletes in Action, the sports ministry of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) and have been on staff since 2001. More specifically, they work with AIA Global Media creating evangelistic sports films which are used by the body of Christ worldwide. These key tools are used by church and Para-church partners around the world to help to introduce people and cultures enamored with sport to Jesus Christ.
Shawn was the Executive Producer of the Reversing the Curse: Stories of Faith from the 2004 Season DVD featuring the Boston Red Sox after winning their first World Series title in 86 years. More than 270,000 copies have now been distributed. Since then, 13 more films have been created for outreach highlighting world class athletes and sporting events such as the Soccer World Cup, the Super Bowl, and the Olympics. Most recently, Shawn produced The Prize: Under Pressure for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. This film has been distributed in over 170 countries and has been translated into 49 languages, all streaming online for free at www.theprize.com . They will next be working on another Summer Olympic film for Rio 2016. Over 200 countries participate in these games, and through their continued partnership with the Jesus Film and their mobile App, the opportunity for Gospel proclamation around the globe is tremendous.
Shawn and Liz currently live in Indiana with their three children Matthew, Ryan, and Sarah and can be reached at email@example.com.
Ryan & Katie Keith
Forgotten Voices is innovating orphan care through the local churches in Africa. Every single day in Zimbabwe and Zambia, 1,000 children become orphaned. But there is hope. While the need grows so has the church in Africa. The Forgotten Voices model provides a path to sustainable hope, community-based care through the local church. We are focused on locally developed, locally run orphan care to enhance and protect the voices of pastors, community leaders, and the children they serve.
Provide comprehensive, non-denominational Chaplain services to a correctional facility(s) by providing spiritual care to the resident inmates, staff, public officials, and to the community that the facility serves. Provide the good news of salvation through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to those being served and to instruct and disciple these resident inmates to a new life of hope and service.
Provide practical assistance, care and spiritual guidance to selected resident inmates upon release.
P.O. Box 1694 Plymouth, MA 02362 Office Phone: 508-830-6200 x 473 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trans World Radio
Doug & Denise Gregson
TWR uses mass communication with an emphasis on radio to assist the church in making disciples. They broadcast in more than 225 languages and dialects around the globe.
Doug, Denise, Sarah and Joy live in Guam, which serves as the hub distribution center for Asia. Greg works as the Computer Systems Administrator and crosses over into engineering when needed. His responsibilities include making sure all the systems needed are fully operational in order to broadcast to literally millions of people the “Good News”, plus training programs for pastors, leaders and the church of Asia, including China.
Bob and Ruth led the Church Discipleship Ministry in the Northeast. Through regular meetings and one-to-one times they provided staff development, supervision, coaching, and shepherding for a multi-talented team.
As the Regional Leader Bob served an area that stretches from northern New England to New York City. Bob and Ruth also served with the Boston Metro leadership team, where they promoted oneness of all Boston Navigator staff in their various missions.
Recently, Bob and Ruth relocated to Florida where they continue their work with the Navigators.
Their passion is “to prepare God’s people for the works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” Ephesians 4:12
Youth for Christ Capital District / The Edge
Rock climbing, both in the wild and indoors, is the focus of Adam’s unique ministry. He will regularly take high school from the city to experience the magnificence of creation to encourage them to climb higher physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and in their leadership skills. Adam also oversees the state of the art indoor Rock Climbing facility in the Capital District of New York. Both of these approaches are focused on sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the participants.
After ten years of service in Venezuela as a pilot/mechanic family, the DeVries were assigned on-loan to Moody Aviation in Spokane, WA, for almost four years as an advanced instructor pilot family. Bruce and Wendy, with their three daughters Rebecca, Emmalee, and Ana, recently finished a 3-year term involved in the exciting ministry of MAF in Oaxaca, Mexico. Known in most of Latin America as Alas de Socorro, Bruce served there in the pilot/mechanic missionary role. They will be returning on-loan to Moody Aviation in 2015 to fill a crucial role in preparing the next generation of missionary aviators for service with MAF and other mission organizations. Their son Daniel is working full-time and planning to continue at Moody Bible Institute-Spokane in the Biblical studies major.Wendy is kept busy homeschooling their three daughters. She has been the hospitality coordinator for several vision trip and internship visitors sent to México from MAF’s Recruiting department and various flight schools.Bruce was born in Illinois and moved to Massachusetts at age six. He attended Moody Bible Institute and earned a B.S. in Mission Aviation Technology at Moody Aviation. He holds an FAA commercial single-engine pilot license with instrument rating, ground and flight instructor rating, and also an airframe and powerplant mechanic’s license.
Carly Taylor joined the CCO in September 2013 as Training and Events Coordinator. Her work involves preparing excellent training events for CCO staff, as well as dealing with the logistics of producing the annual Jubilee conference.
Carly is a 2012 graduate of Grove City College, where she earned degrees in mathematics and Biblical and religious studies. Before joining the CCO, she taught mathematics through WorldTeach in eastern Africa, serving as Department Head in Kafule, Tanzania. Carly is married to Sam Taylor, who serves the CCO as Recruiting & Internship Coordinator.