As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace. 1 PETER 4:10
Grace River desires to faithfully be used by God for His mission to reach the lost, mend the broken, uplift the downtrodden, and feed the hungry. This happens right in our surrounding communities, across New England, and around the world. Join us on Christ's grand mission and partner with these meaningful ministries in financial and prayer support.
RENEWED LIFE PHILIPPINE MISSION
WHO WE ARE. For over 15 years, this mission has been bringing desperately needed medical supplies to the poor and homeless of Mindanao Island in the Philippines. Under the leadership of Bill and Gheng Farace, the mission partners with multiple hospitals and organizations across the USA to gather and deliver medical equipment and healthcare supplies to these at-risk and underserved areas.
Bill and Gheng call Grace River home. Say hi to them on Sundays and get to know more about their heart for this mission.
HOW TO PRAY.
Pray for medical supplies and donations as well as further opportunities to keep delivering and ministering.
ANN & BILL CLEMMER
Democratic Republic of the Congo & South Sudan
WHO WE ARE. Ann and Bill reside in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on the Congo-Rwanda border where they serve as regional consultants and work with IM partners Heal Africa and IMA World Health in the town of Goma. Bill provides counsel to health care workers, hospitals, and clinics that provide life-saving maternal and child health services while Ann supports educational and relief services to orphans and vulnerable children. The Clemmers began their service with International Ministries in 1993 and have served in DRC, South Sudan, and Haiti.
HOW TO PRAY.
Bill, who is in South Sudan on a short-term assignment to provide emergency health services to refugees who are escaping the conflict both within South Sudan and from across the border to the notes.
Ann, who is in Goma (Eastern Congo) where their program for homeless children is truly changing lives. They now have an overnight program for children with urgent needs.
NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS MINISTRIES (NAIM)
WHO WE ARE. We are a community of believers serving Jesus Christ in a variety of capacities throughout British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan in Western Canada, and Washington State, Montana, and New Mexico in the USA. An increasing number of staff are First Nations Native believers. NAIM is a multicultural team that exists to glorify God through building the Church by making disciples among North American Indigenous peoples, to reach the world for Christ. Although the words “evangelism” and “discipleship” are not in our mission statement, “making disciples” is all about evangelism and discipleship. This is the bread and butter of who we are.
HOW TO PRAY.
Our families adjusting to two children under two.
The young moms of Maskwacis and the difficulties they face.
The young adults that find themselves in a tough transition from teen years to adulthood on reserve.
Dene + Isaac
GREATER THINGS MINISTRIES
WHO WE ARE. Greater Things Ministries is a 501(c)3 nonprofit para church organization engaged in evangelism, discipleship, and community service. We operate primarily in two locations: Navotas City Philippines, and Charlestown, NH. We are governed by a five-member, independent board, that pledge to use all funds received to fulfill our mission in the most fiscally responsible way possible. We consider the donations we receive as God’s money, not ours.
HOW TO PRAY.
Arnell and Michelle as they share the gospel regularly in public schools in the Philippines. They will teach students during school hours.
The children's ministry has grown tremendously. Pray for the 43 children from the Agora Group who recently graduated from a children's discipleship course.
A new church planting in Navotas City. Within the first year of opening, over 100 people attended a recent service.
JEWS FOR JESUS
WHO WE ARE. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up primarily of Jewish people, as well as other followers of Jesus who are committed allies of the Jewish people. Our staff promote Jewish faith in Jesus, facilitate Jewish community, and provide local services. Our staff come from diverse Jewish backgrounds—some were raised Orthodox Jewish, some nominally Jewish. We’re artists, parents, doctors, and former IDF soldiers. But we have one thing in common: we all believe Yeshua (Jesus) is the Messiah our prophets foretold.
HOW TO PRAY.
Five of their missionaries (and some of the staff's children) serve on the war's front lines. Some are in Gaza. Some are in secret service units, and they do not know their location to be able to send a team with their ministry food truck to the front lines of the fighting to provide hot meals for soldiers who have been fighting for hours without relief many opportunities to share the hope of Yeshua with those who will come to the Moishe Rosen Center for emergency services wisdom for their team leaders in Israel as they minister to their staff and families who are grappling with the shock of the attack and all believers throughout the land, Israel, and Palestinian alike, to be shining testimonies of the difference the gospel makes, especially in the darkest times.
Retired Ministers and Missions (RMMO)
WHO WE ARE.
During these unprecedented times, we have learned new ways to transform, exist and embody the kingdom with the same goal in mind−to reflect the gospel. Through the deep commitment and faith of the church, great efforts have been made to remain connected and build relationships within their congregations and community. The Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering (RMMO) acknowledges and appreciates the extraordinary commitment of such church leaders, congregants, and missionaries.
To honor this annual tradition, we chose, “Transformed by Generosity” as our theme with supporting scripture from 2 Corinthian 3:18: “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit”.
This timely theme lifts up the true strength and perseverance of ministers, missionaries and their widowed spouses who have devoted 15 or more years of service to the American Baptist family.
To support your congregation’s efforts to organize RMMO, we provided a combination of printed and online marketing materials. Through RMMO, we hope you are inspired to give to those who continue to transform and embody the spirit of Christ. We thank you.
HOW TO PRAY.
We give to remember and thank those who have dedicated their lives in service to Christ, the church and us.
TEEN CHALLENGE NEW ENGLAND
WHO WE ARE. Teen Challenge is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful program of its kind in the world. Teen Challenge New England serves individuals and families in the six New England states and New Jersey by providing Christian faith-based, long term residential recovery homes for more than 400 adults and adolescents and outreach and drug prevention programs to children and youth in schools and local communities. Through Teen Challenge, sons and daughters are restored and reunited with their once heartbroken families torn apart by their loved one’s past drug and alcohol addiction.
HOW TO PRAY.
Please continue to pray for the young adults supported by the Adult and Teen Challenge. These men and women are recovering from addiction and are being assisted with their recovery. They also hear the gospel, and most accept the Lord as their Savior.
Pray that the gifts the residents and graduates make for The Christmas Shop will continue to sell, particularly during the holiday season. All proceeds will support the Adult and Teen Challenge.