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.
PATTI & TIM LONG
WHO WE ARE. Patti and Tim serve in Baja California, Mexico. Patti ministers as a special education teacher and resource specialist at the Monte Horeb Baptist Grade School in Tijuana, a school that reaches out to some of the most vulnerable of the city’s young people, its children with special needs. Tim serves in leadership development with the Baja Baptist Seminary of Mexicali, teaching present and future church leaders in Baja California, and with IM partners in the Dominican Republic. He also serves as on-site coordinator and professor in Palmer Seminary’s online Masters in Theological Studies program in Latino/a ministries.
HOW TO PRAY. Pray for the current and upcoming cohorts in Latin America and the Caribbean. Pray for Tim’s additional responsibilities in the Dominican Republic and with the Master’s program. Pray for guidance for Patti in her special education ministry as she works with the children, teachers, and parents. Praise God for the new building, dedicated in 2020, at the Tijuana school where Patti teaches.
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. Please pray for an end to the deadly Ebola outbreak and for those who have lost parents and children, and thus live in fear and in grief, that they will be comforted. Please pray for the children of Goma, those abandoned on the streets, the vulnerable and forgotten that they will know that God loves them and has prepared a place for them. Please join us in acknowledging how good and faithful God has been to meet not only our needs, but to provide the tools and blessings, enabling us to continue to touch lives in the name of Jesus.
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. The Judys appreciate Grace River's generous gift, and will use it as they continue on in their furlough and transition toward retirement in March. They ask for prayer and guidance as they make plans to retire.
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. The literacy development ministry that was launched in the Philippines in January has ten students in the program with one other child beginning soon. Please pray for this ministry, as so many children ages ten and up are illiterate, and due to Covid, many students didn't attend school for two years. Please continue to pray for the children's Bible study in the Philippines. It has grown tremendously since January and the children are eager to learn about the Lord. The GTM basketball ministry in the Philippines is "exploding," and more and more young men and women are accepting the Lord as their savior. Please pray that more young men and women will participate in basketball, and will accept the Lord. The local GTM in Claremont has these store hours: Thursdays and Fridays 1-4:00 PM and selected Saturdays 10-2:00 PM. They are located on Route 11/12 in Claremont, next to Frank’s Bargain Center. Check it out!
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. Please pray for new Jewish believer, Miriam, to grow in her faith, for her son Ben to continue seeking the truth about Jesus, and for her husband to soften and become open to exploring who Jesus is. Pray for the newly expanded online evangelism team as they learn how best to connect with Jewish seekers, particularly as Passover approaches and they expect an influx of chats on their website. Pray for preparations for their April Passover events and outreaches, in person and online, to come together for the most fruitful outcomes. And pray for God's grace and favor as they continue navigating the twists and turns of renovating the property God has provided for Jews for Jesus just down the street from NY University
VICTORY CHRISTIAN CHILDREN HOME
WHO WE ARE. In 1991, Dr. Charles and Gladys Trombley received letters from Malawian pastors saying “We have so many orphans and we can’t care for them.” In response to the urgent need, Charles Trombley Ministries opened the 1st orphanage in Chuta Village in the Luchenza District, Malawi, Africa. In 1993, two years later, the ministry signed a 99 year lease with the Malawian goverment for 82 acres in the Thylo District, just south of Blantyre, Malawi. With a few buildings, plenty of water and farm land, the children could now call Victory Christian Childrens Home (VCCH) their home. Today, VCCH continues to provide a home to orphans; providing God’s love and a safe environment with food, clothing, shelter and education. We have Victory Christian School for the children from pre-school thru senior high school. As funds are available, some of the children are provided with scholarships to attend local colleges or trade schools to further their education. Through donations and the contributions of sponsors, like you, we now have more than 20 buildings, including a church tabernacle, dining hall, dormitories, staff housing and missionary housing. Today, many of the staff are VCCH Alumni, now giving back to others from what they received. Malawi’s Future Victory Christian Children’s Home is building leadership for Malawi’s future. Victory Christian School just completed another year with 100% of our students passing the government testing requirements! Malawi’s average passage rate for all schools is only 68% for primary grade levels and 72% for sophomore grade levels. Victory Christian School is recognized nationally for it’s quality education!
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 pray for this vital mission that supports adults and teens who are food insecure and/or addicts. At Adult and Teen Challenge they will continue to transform broken, addicted lives (mind, body, and soul) through Christ's power.