The Love the ‘Ville Movement knows no boundaries as we seek to unleash love in all parts of the world.
World Impact’s mission is for there to be a healthy church in every community of poverty. To do this they empower local leaders and partner with them. Only 5% of the world’s church leaders have formal ministry training. WI focuses on training and equipping these church leaders with affordable education, mental health training, pastor retreats, help with church planting and prison ministry, as well as helping train people to best serve in communities of poverty. Celebrating their 50th year, this is an organization with a lot to offer!
Northeast began a partnership with World Impact this year to help urban churches and do more than just talk about church unity, but make a difference. World Impact already has relationships with a few Louisville churches and we are growing those relationships.
SOS – Supplies Over Seas
Hospitals in the United States generate nearly 6 million tons in medical surplus each year. A large portion of this consists of unused and/or fully functional medical supplies and equipment. Northeast partners with Supplies Over Seas (SOS) to collect and distribute these surplus medical supplies and equipment to meet critical healthcare needs in developing countries around the world.
SOS has an ongoing need for volunteers to sort through supplies at their local warehouse. Sorting generally takes places every Monday-Thursday in the morning and every other Saturday of the month in the morning; however, special times can be arranged for groups of volunteers. Once donated materials have been thoroughly sorted, SOS loads those materials into containers and ships them out to medically impoverished communities to treat under-served patients around the world.WebsiteFacebook
Neverthirst is a faith-based organization that transforms unreached communities with clean and living water. Currently working in seven different countries, they partner with indigenous Christian leaders to deliver clean water solutions. New wells, bio-sand filters and rain tanks are installed and the community is trained how to raise funds and repair their system giving them ownership. At the same time, the Christian leaders are given the opportunity to build a Christ-centered community in these locations. It is amazing to see the Gospel take root in areas it was never allowed in before because of the gift of clean water. They are currently making a difference in Cambodia, India, Nepal, Chad, Uganda, South Sudan & Myanmar.Website
EMA – Earth Mission Asia
The Karen are a minority people group concentrated along the Thai-Myanmar border. As a whole, they are well acquainted with the hard side of life. Although deeply community oriented, one of the world’s longest civil wars has forced many to flee their homes to distant countries. Even as peace in Myanmar struggles forward, many of those Karen who stayed still struggle to scratch out a living as farmers. In mountain and jungle areas, little is left over for education or healthcare. Earth Mission Asia’s programs are focused on developing a sustainable training program for indigenous healthcare teams to serve these marginalized areas. EMA works at several levels to ensure solutions are efficient, culturally sensitive, practical and permanent. They’ve developed a clinical training curriculum that aims to empower students, whose educational backgrounds are incomplete, to reach the functional equivalent of a Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant, over the course of five years. Other educational programs, needed for healthcare support, are in development (i.e. engineering technology, etc.).WebsiteFacebook
El Oasis is a campus ministry that began in Santiago, the capital city of Chile. They have now opened a new ministry in the bustling beach town of Viña Del Mar. There are over 140,000 college students in this area! Chile is a very culturally Catholic country, but as with the majority of college students around the globe, most have a nominal faith, at best. The El Oasis team’s goal is to make El Oasis “the place to be” for college students almost any day of the week. The ministry seeks to touch the students’ lives both physically, spiritually and emotionally. Campus ministers, teamed with interns and US exchange students, host a variety of activities designed to promote community and an introduction to Jesus Christ (Bible study, worship events, service projects, mental health counseling, retreats and discipleship & leadership development).Website
GO Ministries empowers local leaders to make disciples through church planting, medical care and sports ministries all in the name of Jesus. Their efforts are based in Santiago, but are quickly spreading throughout the Dominican Republic and around the world. They are a great partner with Northeast because they lead with a simple question, “how can we help?” and then they help. They serve the people in their care through mutually transformational group trips that you can experience. They have a 10 year goal to plant 1000 churches and two years in they have started 124! From a large group to a family trip, you can be a part of building the local church in the Dominican Republic and making disciples.Website
Amaury and Catherine live and work in Santiago, Dominican Republic. They lead 8:28 Ministries, which is a teaching ministry dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus with the people of the DR and making disciples who make disciples through prison ministry, youth drama productions, and Christian education. Their ministry objective is to offer training and education as outreach ministries in order to utilize the skills God has given them and their volunteers to glorify Him and lead others into relationship with Jesus Christ. Their ministry verse is Romans 8:28, and their lives are testaments to how God does indeed "work all things together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purposes."WebsiteFacebookEmail
Cape Town Christian Fellowship
In February, Jerry & Aleta Kennedy began their 31st year of ministry in Cape Town, South Africa, a large city of over 3.8 million inhabitants on the southwest tip of Africa. Cape Town’s inhabitants are a cosmopolitan mixture of various African tribes (mainly Xhosa), Afrikaans-speaking whites, English-speaking whites and mixed-race people. Many different cultures, languages and religions make up the vibrant melting pot that is Cape Town.
Jerry & Aleta’s work focuses on evangelism, church planting, teaching and leadership training. They are currently working with four congregations in Cape Town.
Please keep us, our South African co-workers and the ministry we share in your prayers during these difficult times. The Lord has blessed the work here and we know that He will continue to guide, protect and use us as He wills in the building of his Church here in South Africa.FacebookEmailEmail
My name is Wayne Meece and I serve as a Field Coordinator for Team Expansion, a mission agency located in Louisville, KY dedicated to multiplying disciples and churches among the 7000+ unreached people groups of the world, that is the 3 billion people who have no access to the gospel of Jesus Christ. At present 300+ Team Expansion workers serve in over 40 countries to make disciples who make other disciples. These workers are recruited, trained, sent and sustained by a local staff of about 30 people. In the past 5 years, Team Expansion workers have seen 1,549 new churches/groups, 41,191 church attendance in those churches and 5,546 baptisms. My work as a Field Coordinator is largely related to member care. It is my responsibility to help our field workers to be physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually healthy and successful in their work. I hold them accountable in all those areas by communicating with them regularly and visiting them on the field once a year when possible. I work with teams in Italy, France, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Ghana.Website