John and Maritza Hernandez are the directors of Children’s Impact Network. They began the organization in 1999 after working in the inner cities of Philadelphia and Miami for many years. Their hearts were moved to build an orphanage in Bolivia after traveling there to train missionaries, pastors and leaders. While in Bolivia, they saw for the first time children living in the streets with absolutely no one to care for them. This experience stirred them to begin rescuing abandoned and abused children, first in Bolivia and now also in Honduras. The children lovingly call them Mama Maritza and Papa John. Each year, John and Maritza spend a few weeks at each orphanage in Bolivia and Honduras along with their three children John, Natalie and Nicole. Raising their children, and serving alongside them, in this ministry has been a great joy for them. Both John and Maritza are ministers. They frequently speak at conferences, universities, churches and other organizations.
Gayle and Nancy Grisbee
Serving in Latin America Advanced School of Theology, Latin America Caribbean
Gayle and Nancy Grisbee have served as Assemblies of God missionaries since 1982. They worked as general missionaries in Venezuela and the Dominican Republic, having been involved in lay leadership training, Bible School teaching and administration, as well as overseeing the construction of more than 70 churches. Since 2004 the Grisbees have worked with the Latin America Advanced School of Theology, where Gayle serves as a professor and Academic Dean and Nancy serves as Registrar. LAAST conducts 16-18 one-month long seminars throughout Latin America, training leaders as Bible School professors, administrators, missionaries, national executives and pastors. The program has over 2500 active students and more than 1500 graduates from its program, which began in 1968.
Steve, Trina, Josiah, Priscilla, and Micah have served in East Africa for nearly 20 years. They began in Kenya working among an unreached people group. They shifted from there to Ethiopia where they served in various capacities for 10 years, including: Moderator, teaching, preaching, Academic Dean and Acting Principal of Addis Ababa Bible College, Sunday School developer, Missionettes, among other things. In 2007 they were asked to serve at the East Africa School of Theology as Academic Dean and to assist with EAST's government charter. Currently, they are transitioning to Team Leader Overseers of Live Dead East Africa, an initiative to place church planting teams among unreached peoples in East Africa. They will be serving teams in numerous East African countries. Click on this link to view their profile page.
D&D Missionary Homes is a conservative, faith-based, Bible-believing ministry. We are currently asking people, like you, to partner with us in prayer and financially so that we can continue to be a "home away from home" to missionary families as they return from or prepare to go to a foreign field of service. Please explore our website, and consider supporting our ministry with a one-time gift or even better, support D&D on a monthly basis. Thank you for your consideration.
Jeff and Aileen are newly appointed missionaries served their first term in Austria. They worked with the Austrian Pentecostal National Youth Department. In this capacity they helped to develop youth ministry tools and resources plus they host special events for the national church. They ministered to both the national and international school. In addition, they trained national youth workers and leaders to impact the next generation of their region.
The Staudtes were youth and music ministers for eight years. As missionary associates they served at a church in Austria developing the children's and youth department, and pioneered the Master's Commission International in the nation.
A word from Jeff and Aileen -
Thank you for visiting our AGWM web page. Please take a moment and browse through our website which states our vision, passion and all our missionary information in more detail. Now serving as co-directors for the Pentecostal Forum of Youth Ministries (PEFY), we humbly ask for your prayers for the youth and students of Europe; for a revival to sweep over this generation once more. Also, please pray for our family as we minister to youth as well as train, resource, and network leaders for the next generation. We need continued financial support for both monthly support and special projects as God's favor is opening doors for new areas of ministry.
AGWM Builders International's mission is to impact the spread of the gospel around the world by building Bible institutes, training centers and other vital evangelism centers in every nation. We provide missionaries and national churches with the expertise and resources required to plan, implement, and complete construction projects worldwide. Builders strives to be innovative and effective in its impact on building projects around the globe.
What is Love INC?
Love In the Name of Christ is a non profit organization that trains and unites churches to help people in need. Dignity, education, economic empowerment, and transformation of our clients and then our community, in the name of Christ, is our ultimate goal. Love INC of Brevard is one of over 135 Love INC affiliates in 30 states, helping over 1 million people in need each year through more than 9,000 churches, 6,000 community agencies, and 300,000 volunteers.
How Does Love INC Work?
The heart of Love INC is the Clearinghouse, where volunteers receive requests, assess the need, refer to help and follow up. Through the Clearinghouse, Love INC also identifies gaps in services and resources in the community, and helps churches develop ministries to fill the gaps. Love INC of Brevard has many Gap ministries including the Home Repair team, Budget Mentoring team and the Personal Care Pantry.
Why Love INC?
Love In the Name of Christ enables churches in a community to coordinate their resources and services so that those in need are not turned away. As churches join together to show Christ's love to their neighbors, communities see exciting results:
People in need receive help from Christians using their gifts and talents.
Local churches work together modeling unity of the Body of Christ, and lives change.
Linda Howard Special Gathering for Cognitive Disabled
The heart of our ministries is our chapel program. A chapel service is defined as a religious service which is subordinate to the local church. The Special Gathering Chapel Services are religious services for the mentally challenged community sponsored by local churches. For many of our members, this is in addition to their involvement in their own churches. For many of our members this becomes their church. Including all chapels, between 350 to 400 people worship weekly in a service designed for them. They also attend one of 21 instructional classes which are designed for their particular needs.