Ways We Serve Globally

We’re excited to help local leaders in the field because we feel they are the best equipped to reach their neighbors. Please read our missionary profiles to find out more about what they are doing and how you can be involved.

 

Urgent Need:

Spring Break Mission Trip to Guatemala
March 31-April 7, 2018
Middle & High School students WITH their parent(s) will be building homes for widows and orphans in Chichicastenango. See www.prayamerica.org and HERE for more information. Questions (including how to apply)? email tafanie@allsoulsfellowship.org.

TRIP INFORMATION MEETING - SUNDAY, OCT.22, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING 2ND SERVICE - DOWNSTAIRS IN ELEMENTARY AREA.


 

Our Global Partners We Support:

France: Suzy Grumelot

 

World Team

 

Suzy Grumelot is a graduate of William Tyndale College (Detroit, MI) and has served with World Team in urban church planting in France for the past 25+ years. She moved into Central Paris in 2011, taking responsibility for "The Paris Project," a new initiative in innovative church planting in the heart of the "city of lights." With French partners a new church was birthed in 2012 in the 6thdistrict (near the Latin Quarter). Another French church-planting team is headed to the 1st district, so she’ll be researching where the next team should go in the coming year. This means lots of networking, prayer and continued mentoring/discipleship with people who’ve come to Christ.

Her field responsibilities include serving in recruiting and short-term ministries for the France Team, and assisting the Europe Resource team dealing with resource sharing, mobilization and deployment issues on World Team’s European fields. She’s also serves on the executive committee of Shoulder to Shoulder, an inter-missional initiative that provides tools for mission agencies for training singles and marrieds working on teams.

Missiologists now call post-christian Europe "the dark continent." Suzy writes, “In the midst of both hostility and indifference to the Gospel, we’ve seen people come to Christ each year, and new churches birthed. It’s a privilege to watch God transform hearts in such a tough place.”

In her spare time she enjoys reading, listening to music, visiting museums, concerts (all types), theatre, long walks, discovering unusual shops and tea salons, but mostly deep fellowship, heart-to-heart chats, the first day of every season….and time with her nieces and nephews.

Guatemala: The Huizenga Family

 

Pray America

Since fall 2008, Tammy has been working with the Pray America team in the mountains of Guatemala. With a background in Finance, Tammy has a passion for helping people become self-sustainable, while at the same time, sharing the love of Christ. Most recently, Tammy has helped the Pray America team partner with Bethany Christian Services and launch a family sponsorship program in Guatemala. Tammy works closely with a team of Guatemalans and together, they build relationships with sponsored families through tears, love and laughter. Rylee joined the family and Pray America team in October 2012. God has used Rylee to open up ministry opportunities that were never imagined before.

Pray America is a Christian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) located in Chichicastenango, Guatemala. The ministry was begun in the late 1980s and has maintained a continuous presence in Chichicastenango since 2003. Pray America operates in Guatemala as “Manos de Jesus (Hands of Jesus)."

Pray America works to share the love of Jesus in tangible and practical ways with widows and the poor living in some 40 area Mayan communities. They do this by providing housing, food, education and vocational/life skills training, employment, shoes, school supplies and discounted water filters and stoves.

These social ministries are done in cooperation with community leaders and under the supervision of Guatemalan staff. The relationships formed lead to participation in Bible studies and many have professed new life in Christ.

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Honduras: The McLaughlin Family

 

Seth and Renee McLaughlin and their sons Gavin and Finn are called to La Ceiba, Honduras, to serve the Lord through medicine and theological education. During a trip to La Ceiba, they were struck by the great need for gospel transformation in all areas of life and knew God was drawing them to serve this city.

Renee first felt called to medical missions in seventh grade when medical missionaries spoke at her church and told of serving those in great need. Since then she has prepared for this calling by obtaining a master's in medical science and working as a physician assistant.

Seth's heart for missions was stirred by Renee when they met in college. God led him to seminary, where his passion for teaching began to line up with the overwhelming need for pastoral education in the developing world. After graduation, Seth served as an assistant pastor for All Souls Fellowship (PCA) in Atlanta, GA.

Renee helped start and continues to help run a downtown medical clinic in La Ceiba where she trains Hondurans in medical skills, providing much-needed jobs. Seth started and helps run a pastoral training school that serves existing local churches and supports church-planting efforts in La Ceiba by training new pastors and leaders.

Italy: The Annest Family

 

TEAM

Tommy and Sara Annest are a couple whose roots go deep in Italian culture and whose hearts beat for Italians to know Jesus. Sara is Italian from a small town near Torino in the Northwestern part of Italy. Tommy, who is a native of Atlanta, moved to Italy in 2003 to work with Operation Mobilization (OM). In 2005 they were married in Sara’s town in Italy and continued ministry in the local church community until the Lord opened the door for them to return to the United States in 2009. They have been married for over ten years and have three daughters: Eliana, Melissa, and Lusia.

The last six years in Atlanta have been a time of preparation for the Annests. Tommy and Sara have been deeply enriched in their understanding of the gospel through the ministry and community of All Souls Fellowship. Tommy was also able to complete a master’s degree at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta.

Though Atlanta has grown dear to them, Tommy and Sara know that the Lord has called and equipped them to serve in Italy as long-term missionaries through TEAM. They will be serving at a church plant called New Hope church in Bologna. Their heart is in sharing Christ, discipling young believers, and developing leaders in the church.

Many Italians call themselves Christians, but very few understand the Gospel. Sadly most consider Christianity irrelevant to their lives. Tommy and Sara’s desire is to see the Spirit of God open their eyes and hearts to the hope and joy of knowing Jesus Christ.

Thailand: The Bowles Family

 

Mission to the World

"In cities you have more Image of God per square inch than anywhere else in the world." Tim Keller

During an internship in Bangkok, Thailand. John and Julie were amazed at the immensity of the city, but more so by its need for workers to share the gospel. So many image bearers yet so few who knew Jesus!

God began to draw John to missions when he worked in a Christian youth hostel in Amsterdam. There his eyes were opened to the broad diversity of God's people and ways God could use him.

Julie has a background in counseling and education. She also has many years of experience working with refugee families. God has shaped her heart to work cross culturally, and Bangkok seems an ideal city in which to serve.

The Bowles hope to bring their talents and passions to the great city of Bangkok to join the work of a new church plant downtown. There they will support and help to grow the church through relationship building, discipleship, and illuminating the gospel through the arts. They will explore the potential for a tent-making venture as John seeks to employ his graphic design abilities within a business as mission model.

The Bowles have two children: Jonah and Chloe.

Thailand: The Mills Family

 

Mission to the World

Tim and Rhianna Mills had the opportunity to participate in short-term work in 2001 with Mission to the World (MTW) in Thailand, and this led them to a place where they felt called by to God to serve long-term ministry there. They moved to Thailand in 2006 to begin life and work in urban church planting.

Thailand is the most thoroughly Buddhist nation in the world, with this religion intrisincally tied to cultural identity for Thai people, Bangkok, its capital city, teems with 14 million people and is a melding of ancient tradition and modern technology. The beauty of the city and its people stands in contrast to the corruption, sexual exploitation, poverty and other social ills to be found there, pointing to the fallen nature of man and the need for redemption through Jesus Christ.

The MTW team in Bangkok seeks the transformation of that great city, working with indigenous Thai leaders to plant city churches that will impact their country for Christ. The Mills seek to work out this calling in many arenas, including Tim's gifting as an artist to engage those in the creative realm and share with them the truths of the gospel. Please pray for the Mills family as God uses them to accomplish His work in Bangkok.

Emmalyn (06/20/03), Asa (09/01/06), Julian (01/07/09)

Uganda: The Reid Family

 

MPAKA Inc.

Mike and Kris Reid live and work and minister in Uganda with their four children, Zoe (16), Jude (10), Bryn (8) and Rose (6). Their first three years were spent in Mukono at Uganda Christian University (UCU), where Mike serves as the Campus Architect, Director of Planning, and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering. Kris is a physician and has worked with several local clinics and community-based organizations to provide health care, education and training for marginalized populations in the city and the village.

While they are both still working with UCU, they have started to branch out to poorer communities and bring their combined skills in strategic planning/architecture and public health/medicine to help these communities assess their own needs and assets and to plan strategies for the best way to accomplish their own goals with minimal outside assistance.

Mike and Kris believe that true sustainable development must be rooted in biblical principals and a core knowledge of our identity as children of God. True obedience to God's will for our lives results in changed people, and changed people can change communities.

Obedience happens more freely and works better when people know the deep love that God has for each of us in Christ. Knowing each of our inherent value and having a desire to know and please God brings to light the values of love, kindness, generosity, stewardship, honesty, doing one's best and planning ahead. These are foundational for holistic sustainable development. This is where they start: working alongside church and community leaders with the express goal of modeling the gospel to draw communities into a deeper relationship with Christ.

Their organization is called MPAKA Inc. To learn more about who they are and what they are doing, and/or you wish to support them, please see their website ...