Global missions news


  • latest news from haiti

    By Connect2 Founder, Greg Barshaw

    15 Nov 22

    Haitian gangs are still in control of fuel supplies, leading to increased food shortages across the country. I keep hoping the United Nations will step in so we can get much needed resources and encouragement to our pastors. The longer the country goes without help, the more I expect we’ll have a major humanitarian crisis that will take a few years to recover from. As we keep waiting and praying, we are reminded that even in the face of much suffering, God is still at work in Haiti and providing many opportunities to share the hope of Christ Jesus.

     

    I am excited to let you know that we’ve become official partners with Missionary Flights International based in Fort Pierce, FL. This partnership will allow us to send resources into Haiti for our pastors. As we anticipate more suffering, we know it provides more chances to share the gospel. That’s why this year, we are working to give 200 audio Bibles to our Mercy Network pastors to distribute along with much-needed supplies in the communities surrounding their churches. Each audio Bible costs $65.00, but the value is worth every penny.

     

    Most of the people in rural Haiti are struggling in light of current events, so we want to stand by our pastors as they show the light of Christ. These Bibles are especially great resources for our pastors to extend, since most of the people they serve are illiterate.


    I want to encourage you to continue your prayers and support. As we approach the end of the year, please pray:

    • For help from the international community in response to the cholera outbreak and general unrest in Haiti.
    • That gang members would turn from their sin and see the light of the gospel in Jesus.
    • For opportunities to bring more children into our homes.
    • For positive change in the government.
    • That the gospel through our churches will continue to thrive.

  • LATEST NEWS FROM Dayspring school, uganda

    By founder & Director, George MuzaAle

    14 Nov 22

    Greetings from the Muzaales and the Dayspring Community. 

    We do appreciate all your prayers that you send to the Father on our behalf. We are thankful to God for His unending grace and protection upon our lives. Just as we were overcoming the effects of Covid 19 that saw us being locked down for about two years, again the eastern part of Uganda got hit with a severe famine in May, June and July. And as if that is not enough, Ebola has hit the Western part of our country and a few cases are being reported even in parts of Kampala, the capital.


    In Jinja we have not had any cases so far and it is our prayers that it does not come to us. However, a directive from the ministry of education has been issued to the effect that all schools nationwide be closed in two weeks (by Nov 25th) to prevent outbreaks of ebola in school communities as have been found in the two districts under lockdown already. This cuts the term short by two weeks since the original official closing date was December 9th.


    The funds from StoneBridge help much to cover for the pupils who are vulnerable or whose parents are underprivileged - this number totals about 50 pupils post covid. Thanks to StoneBridge Community Church for relentlessly stepping in times of need.

  • Lastest news about impact summer trips 2023

    By Impact director Kristi Labarge

    10 Nov 22

    IMPACT (International Mission Project and Cross-Cultural Training program) has sent hundreds of short-term missionaries to serve and learn from fellow Christians around the world. This summer will be no different! This summer, there are opportunities to serve in Honduras, Romania, Turkey, and Mexico. Applications are due in February. Please click here for more information and how to apply.