2nd Mile Missions
Bavaro, Dominican Republic
Thru Global Missions
As WCC leans into Jesus’ challenge to “go, and make disciples of all nations,” we look for opportunities to expose our congregation to the amazing things God is doing all over the world through His church. One such opportunity is the Interface Missions Experience with Ethnos360. Much more than a typical, short-term mission trip, Interface is a 6-week experience (June 8 – July 15) in cross-cultural church planting in Papua New Guinea.
Find out more about the Interface Missions Experience
2nd Mile Missions
2nd Mile Missions is a ministry focused on providing educational, spiritual and nutritional enrichment for children in the Dominican Republic. They have come alongside a local church to provide a preschool, elementary, high school and trade school for over 500 impoverished children in the Dominican Republic. Short-term missions project opportunities are available.
Contact: Rod Wildman, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Rod & Nancy Wilman
• Kirk Burnett
• Josh & Erin Porter
Allowing Christ To Shine
Allowing Christ To Shine (ACTS) is an organization dedicated to helping the children of Haiti. We believe providing shelter, education, food, teaching the word of God and showing God's love will transform their lives and transform their community. We organize short-term missions trips to allow people to experience what God is doing in Haiti and beyond.
Contact: Clark Shepherd, (574) 527-0103
• Clark Shepherd
Ben & Krista Balke Family
Life Impact Ministries is a preventative care ministry that offers hosted places of rest, retreat, and renewal (called Oases) for International Workers and Christian Leaders all over the world. Christian coaching is available at each Oasis to help process crucial issues a guest may be facing. Each host is a qualified Christian coach. Ben and Krista’s role within Life Impact will be to host an Oasis location in Costa Rica.
God began preparing Ben and Krista for this ministry before they even knew each other. For both, the desire to care for pastors, missionaries and Christian leaders began in high school. Ben and Krista grew up in Warsaw, IN and have attended WCC for 20 years. In 2014, they moved with their 3 children to Costa Rica in preparation for this ministry.
Elam's vision is that all the people of the Iran region would have the opportunity to come to know the Lord Jesus Christ and follow Him as a disciple, and that Iranians would be instrumental in taking the Gospel to other Muslims. Elam’s focus is the equipping and encouragement of Iranian church leaders as well as providing Christian TV broadcasting and internet resources for the church in Iran.
Contact: Dan & Carmen Hale, email@example.com
• Dan & Carmen Hale
Summer Zimmer has been an influential part of WCC’s missions efforts for the past four years. She has a passion to see missionaries truly supported, cared for and prayed for by their sending churches and to see churches be encouraged by hearing what God is doing around the world.
God has led Summer to pursue a position with Ethnos360 as their Communication Manager in Lapilo, Papua New Guinea. She will be using her experience and gifts for missionary care by facilitating the communication between missionaries and their sending churches and supporters and using storytelling to mobilize other laborers.
Contact: Summer Zimmer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail: Summer Zimmer
c/o Ethnos 360
PO Box 1079
Goroka, EHP 441
Papua New Guinea
Fellowship Missions Homeless Shelters were created to meet the needs of people in our community through sharing the love and hope of Jesus Christ. It is their desire to give individuals a safe and loving place and to help them achieve a better way for themselves and their families. A wide range of serving opportunities are available.
Contact: Eric Lane, (574) 268-9555
• Eric & Tammy Lane
Hands of Hope International (HHI)
Hands of Hope helps provide for the physical and spiritual needs of people in Western Guatemala. Hands of Hope offers opportunities through short-term missions experiences – including medical clinics, evangelism, children's programs, and nutritional education. Professionals and non-professionals alike are needed to serve on HHI trips.
Contact: Sally DeWald, (574) 551-8512
• Sally DeWald
Heartline Pregnancy Center
Heartline is a local, licensed medical clinic established to help individuals gain knowledge about pregnancy, childbirth, and life skills, no matter their circumstance. They offer support, education and hope for a self-sufficient future, modeling and sharing God’s love for prospective parents and their unborn children.
God is working in the lives of desperate people in Kosciusko County through the staff and volunteers from Heartline. You will be surprised and encouraged at the different ways Heartline reaches into hidden parts of our community with God’s grace.
Contact: Kristen Dhaemers, Admin, email@example.com | (574) 267-5110
Humanity & Hope United Foundation (H & H)
Humanity & Hope United Foundation’s purpose is to transform lives forever by modeling Christ’s unconditional love to desperate people so that they become capable of doing for others what we have done for them. We will do this by working hand in hand with Honduran residents to implement the sustainable change solutions they ask for. Numerous short-term missions teams are formed to serve on various projects each year.
Contact: Denny Fuller, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Riley & Nazley Fuller
Kutoa Project, Inc.
Kutoa Project is a non-profit working with at-risk Kenyan youth, fostering their development through therapeutic services and modeling God’s love. Their goal is to provide a safe environment where youth can come as they are and be restored through the power of Jesus Christ.
Contact: Shaé & Jason Brown, kutoaproject.org/contact-us
• Shaé & Jason Brown
LeaderSource is involved world-wide building young, emerging leaders to strengthen and expand the church. Jim Brenneman serves in Asia, an area where, until recently, westerners had to smuggle Bibles. Now there is a desperate need to better understand how to read and teach God’s Word. The growth of the church there is so explosive that the need for leaders can barely keep pace! God is using Jim and LeaderSource to meet this need.
Contact: Jim Brenneman, email@example.com
• Jim Brenneman
The Maleu Church/Least-reached Project
The Maleu church in Gie/Aimola, Papua New Guinea is the fruit of God’s work through the ministry of Todd and Karen Gerst and their partners Matt and Angie Hall. After a time of relationship building, and language and culture study, Todd and Matt taught God’s Word to the villagers of Gie. They then meticulously translated the New Testament. The process was long, difficult and often painful, but over time, God grew a body of believers who, in turn, have reached out with the Good News of Jesus, planting 5 churches in the neighboring villages. Todd and Karen continue to champion the cause of sending missionaries into areas without access to the Gospel.
Contact: Karen Gerst, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Karen Gerst
Leda Shelburne founded Media 7, a Christian broadcasting ministry that reaches deep into the heavily Muslim and post-communist/atheist population of Albania and the surrounding region. The many facets of this ministry are fascinating as Media 7 gathers and adapts programming for its specific audience and uses the latest technology to evangelize and disciple Balkan believers.
Contact: Leda Shelburne, email@example.com
• Leda Shelburne
Scripture Union of Uganda
Scripture Union of Uganda is a Christian organization that nurtures children and youths holistically, helping people engage with God through the Bible so that they may follow Jesus Christ and be instrumental in transforming Africa. SUU is also ministering to the growing refugee population in Uganda with God’s love and good news.
Contact: Dickens Ssenyonjo, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Dickens Ssenyonjo
Scripture Union of Uganda (International Outreach) – Beth Baleke
SUU’s focus is on evangelizing and discipling the children and youth of Uganda through Bible Clubs and Bible-based school presentations. Beth’s unique role is to push the edges of their ministry out into the neighboring countries South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Tanzania.
Contact: Beth Baleke, email@example.com
• Beth Baleke
UPI – Unlimited Potential, Inc.
UPI’s mission is to reach, teach, and train baseball players for the purpose of sending them out into the world to share the love and good news of Jesus Christ. Viewing those involved in the sport of baseball as a unique “people group”, UPI has shared Christ with and have ministered to people in over 60 countries. The scope of this work is immense, ranging from discipling professional ball players and their families, to coming alongside established churches and missionaries to help them reach deeply into the communities they serve.
Contact: Jo Hickerson, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Tom Roy
World Compassion Network
World Compassion Network responds to disasters both domestic and international by developing Disaster Response Task Forces, by showing compassion to impoverished communities, by enabling your family to show God’s love through Family 2 Family food projects, and by offering short-term missions opportunities in Honduras. WCN Partners with the local church in both instances, building bridges between them and their communities.
Contact: Sandy Hatcher, email@example.com
• Josh Grill
• Greg Rauen
• Sandy Hatcher