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INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS

The philosophy of Church of the Holy Spirit is to transform international communities “in Jesus name” by partnering with churches, international Christian agencies and indigenous peoples. We have strong relationships with our Anglican friends in Rwanda and have partnered with them to build schools, churches, and to establish feeding programs. We also cultivate intentional partnerships with foreign missionaries and international mission organizations to reach the unchurched. To learn more about our international mission involvement, please see below. Note: Due to the sensitive nature of the work of our foreign missionaries, we are unable to list some of them here.

AFM’s vision is to plant biblically-based, indigenous churches where the church is not, among the 2 billion people and 6,000+ unreached  people groups still waiting to hear the Gospel for the very first time.  Partnering with members of the world-wide Anglican Communion and other Christians who live near or among unreached peoples, AFM equips and sends short-, mid-, and long-term missionaries to do frontier missions Anglicanly, harnessing the power and beauty of the sacraments, liturgy, and church tradition as we disciple believers from Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist backgrounds. anglicanfrontiers.com

In 2013, Brooks and Riva Cain moved to Nagoya, Japan in order to lead Mission to the World’s Next Team, whose mission is to “serve the global church in reaching the next generation.” To that end, the Cains are involved in outreach to middle school, high school, and college students through their church All Nations Fellowship; teaching next gen. ministry courses at Christ Bible Seminary; and ministering to missionary kids and their families across the Asia-Pacific region. They have three children: Quinn (6) Marley (4) and John (1). 

Compassion believes the most effective way to release children from poverty is through a one-to-one relationship between a sponsor and a child. Their approach to releasing children from poverty is holistic, focused on the child, based in the church and centered on Jesus Christ. They commit to connect each child in the program to only one sponsor at a time, to help sponsors cultivate meaningful relationships with the children they sponsor and to help sponsors understand the effects poverty has on children and their development. compassion.com

Jake Fuller is a missionary for Answering The Call. His ministry focus is in areas around the world suffering from persecution, war and genocide. His goal is to continue the work God is doing in Sudan, South Sudan, and expanding into the difficult to reach areas of the Middle East and East Asia. answeringthecall.org 

Dan and Kari Hanlon live and serve in Kigali, Rwanda, seeking to participate in God’s mission through the work of the church. Dan is the pastor of the English speaking congregation of St. Etienne (Stephen) Cathedral, of the Anglican Church of Rwanda in the city center, where he provides pastoral care and leadership to a diverse community. Kari is the Director of Teaching and Learning at Kigali International Community School (KICS), where she serves on the leadership team. They have lived in Kigali for more than 8 years and have three children: Josiah (7), Norah (5), and Abigail (1). 

At HOPE International, we invest in the dreams of families in the world’s underserved communities as we proclaim and live the Gospel.  We center all programs around discipleship as we provide biblically based training, savings services, and loans that restore dignity and break the cycle of poverty. The love of Jesus Christ motivates us to identify with those living in poverty and be His hands and feet as we strive to glorify God. hopeinternational.org

ICM is an international Christian organization that exists to see a healthy church within walking distance of everyone in the world. ICM does this by partnering with indigenous ministries to develop local churches. Since its founding, ICM has helped develop thousands of local churches in more than 90 countries all over the world. icm.org

Jake and Kathryn Otterman serve under the Anglican Church of Rwanda in the rural town of Kamembe. They volunteer in a local high school in order to share the gospel.  They encourage each student to help them know their worth and that they are loved by the King of Kings, even when life in extreme poverty is abundantly hard. Their prayer is that each and every student will hear the gospel at school and will one day come to fully know, fully love, and fully trust Jesus.

Rwanda Ministry Partners nurtures healthy, mutual, culturally respectful and missional relationships between people, churches, dioceses, and organizations in North America and those of the Anglican Church of Rwanda. rwandaministrypartners.org

Zach and Noelle Slagel and their 4 children will be moving to Albania in March 2020 to begin learning the Albania language. Their ministry will entail counseling, pastoral care, spiritual formation and leader development for global and local leaders. They will also partner with like-minded organizations and workers through outreach initiatives to Albanian and Roma peoples. Zach is in the Anglican ordination process and they hope to help plant an Anglican Church in Albania in the years to come. The Slagels serve with Ministry Essentials International. meintl.org

It is the mission of Toledo Christian Academy in Belize to provide a Christ-centered education in the primary level for the children living in the communities of Yemeri Grove, Jacintoville, and the surrounding villages and towns. They aim to establish a Biblically based standard of excellence and achievement which will prepare our students fully for the responsibilities of leadership in their families, their villages and towns, and the nation of Belize.

Brandon and Emily Walsh moved to Kigali, Rwanda to work for the Anglican Church in September, 2014. In their first four years, Brandon worked as Archbishop’s Ambassador under Archbishop Rwaje. During this time he worked on a number of projects including, Preschool education and nutrition, sustainable farm training and slum ministries. In 2019, Brandon transitioned to full time pastoral ministry at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kibagabaga. When not busy taking care of their three children Elsa, Ivan and Iris, Brandon and Emily love to host people in their home, make friends and enjoy the beautiful Rwandan sunshine.