Christian Freedom International
President - Jim Jacobson
The work of Christian Freedom International centers around the words of Hebrews 13:3: "Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering."
CFI believes that all able Christians have a responsibility to assist others in the Body of Christ who are living under the burden of harassment, imprisonment, torture, and martyrdom. They strive to raise awareness of the crisis surrounding the persecuted church by mobilizing Western Christians in prayer, advocacy, and action.
CFI works in countries of intense persecution, where they have an established network of house churches, cell groups, and indigenous pastors. It is through these courageous Christians who willingly risk imprisonment or martyrdom that they are able to come to the aid of thousands of other suffering believers.
CFI's projects assisting the persecuted church include microenterprise, establishment of schools and orphanages, and distribution of food, medicine, Bibles, and other relief supplies wherever it is needed.
Visit their website at www.christianfreedom.org
Persecution Project Foundation
President - Brad Phillips
The Persecution Project Foundation was founded for the express purpose of collecting and disseminating information about the worldwide incidence of Christian persecution, with particular focus on Africa. From its inception, Persecution Project Foundation has endeavored to equip and mobilize the grassroots to take action in support of the persecuted church.
Ed Lyons, Ministry Advancement Coordinator at Persecution Project Foundation, has visited Grace on a number of occassions to share the ministry work of PPF and the state of Christian persecution, especially in the country of Sudan.
Visit their website at www.persecutionproject.org
Light to Israel (Middle East Ministries)
International Ministries Director - Larry Jaffrey
Light to Israel (Middle East Ministries, Inc.) began in 1995, when a group of missionaries to the Jewish people was led by God to bring His message of reconciliation to all of the children of Abraham the Jew as well as the Arab in the Holy Land.
The staff of Light to Israel serves as an arm of the church to show God's love through relief, bridge-building, and sharing the Good News of Jesus.
Larry Jaffrey has visited Grace over the past 8 years, sharing the story of the Passover and discussing the state of the Middle East in today's political and cultural climate.
Visit their website at middleeastministries.org
Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child
GBC Coordinators - Monica Holt & Lisa Stone
Every Year Grace Bible Church supports Samaritan's Purse by participating in Operation Christmas Child. In 2009, our church families filled over 100 shoe boxes for children around the world.
If you are interested in helping with this ministry please contact Monica or Lisa.
Visit their website at www.samaritanspurse.org
GBC Coordinators - Rajan & Michele Dass
"Compassion International is a Christian child sponsorship organization that exists as an advocate for children, releasing them from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enabling them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults."
Visit their website at www.compassion.com