Haitian Christian Ministries (HCM)
HCM is serving the people in northwest Haiti. This region is one of the poorest in the world. The HCM Team are not only fighting the physical poverty that exists, but the Spiritual poverty. They employ nationals where possible and work with micro enterprises to help people gain meaningful employment while sharing the good new of Jesus! We frequently take trips over to Haiti to build houses for congregation members with their sister organization ‘Welcome Home Haiti.
CONTACT: Haitian Christian Ministries, PO Box 5644, Bloomington, IL 61702
Becca Schafer - Thailand
Becca arrived in September 2013 to work with a team among the poor in Chiang Mai. Over 98% of people in Thailand are unreached by the Gospel. Thailand is also a gateway country for human trafficking, which places many children, with and without disabilities, at risk. Her prayer is that through partnerships with children’s homes and communities, sustainable, holistic programs can be developed to protect children from trafficking, to empower people with disabilities, and most importantly to bring the Buddhist Thai people to a full knowledge of the love of Christ.
CONTACT: CMF International, PO Box 501020, Indianapolis, IN 46250
Don & Cynthia Schafer - Indianapolis
Don and Cynthia run an organization called Camptown. Camptown mainly serve youth from inner-city Indianapolis taking them on camping and hiking trips where they can experience God through nature. These youth would not normally get this experience and Camptown make sure they never say no because of finances.
CONTACT: Camptown, 7998 Georgetown Rd, Suite 700, Indianapolis, IN 46268
Larry & Debbie Kineman - Worcester, England
The Kinemans are partnering with a young British couple to plant a missional church in a government housing area while continuing a successful outreach ministry on the streets of Worcester, England. In addition, Larry works with church-planting teams in the UK and Ukraine to develop strategy and give encouragement. Debbie participates in a ministry to foreign immigrants and also in a ministry to other women. Thrive has supported Larry and Debbie since arriving in England in 1993. They started by focusing on providing leadership and support to a small church that is now independent. They later moved to Worcester and established the loving, missional fellowship known as Manor Park Church. Manor Park later started the church plant known as Community Church Warndon.
CONTACT: CMF England, PO Box 501020, Indianapolis, IN 46250,
Joel & Kelly Lillie - Thailand
Joel and Kelly are in Chiang Mai, Thailand. They are currently engaged in evangelism, leadership training, mentoring, coaching, consulting, teaching, preaching, and development work.
CONTACT: Extend International, c/o Rachel Brown, PO Box 5046, Kendalville, IN 46755
Jordan & Brittany Larson - University of Illinois
Jordan grew up with us at Thrive (Central Christian) before heading off to Ball State University. Both Jordan and Brittany were involved with The Navigators starting with their freshman year at Ball State. Since graduating they each came on staff with the Navigators separately. They were married in December 2016. The Larsons consider it a privilege to give their lives away for the advancement of God’s kingdom and glory. Through bible studies, large-group weekly meetings, evangelism, and one-on-one discipleship, the hope and prayer is that many college students would come to have a deep and personal relationship with Jesus, and that those students would go out into the world and share the love and message of Christ with those around them! The Larsons have recently been re-directed to serve at the University of Illinois and will move there in the fall.
Contact: PO Box 6079, Albert Lea, MN, 56007