MONTHLY PARTNER PRAYER FOCUS
Every month we highlight one of the six countries where we have international partnerships and this month we are focusing on Sierra Leone in west Africa and our partnership with New Harvest Global Ministries (NHGM) led by Pastor Shodankeh (show-donn-kee) Johnson. In February, NHGM held a Women’s Leadership Conference where over 300 women from all of Sierra Leone came together for prayer, encouragement, and training. Also in February, Shodandeh spoke at the Sierra Leone Armed Forces Day. He was able to provide spiritual encouragement and gospel teaching to the service men and women serving in the armed forces. The NHGM Pastor Training Center that we have helped fund is nearing completion. This facility is a gigantic answer to prayer, as they will use this center as a key location for training pastors around the country, and around the world!
- Praise God for the Women’s Leadership Conference. Pray that each woman was moved through the Holy Spirit, and they will be able to share the gospel with the local women.
- Pray for the gospel to spread amongst the armed forces in Sierra Leone.
- Prayer for safety of the workers and necessary funding as the Pastor Training Center nears completion. Pray that God uses this facility mightily for Christ!
- Continue to pray for safety and protection of church planters and pastors as they work to reach their church planting goal this year!
St. Charles - Outreach
With a background as a pastor's daughter, and an Athletic Trainer, Kristin has a heart for the hurting and enjoys uplifting others, praying for others, and sharing about how the saving power of Jesus can work in their lives. She is wife to Doug, and mother to a son and daughter, enjoys reading, hiking, biking, playing sports or board games, and having people over for coffee and ice cream.
Lisa comes from a background in restaurant and office management, specializing in customer service, systems creation, and training & development. She also has a BA in Business Management.
Lisa, along with her husband Bob and son Brayden have called Christ Community Church home since 2009. Over the years, she has served in Go Teams, Care Night, & Student Ministries, among other places along the way. Joining staff at Christ Community Church in late 2018 has allowed her professional skills and gifts to come along her heart for ministry.
Eric is passionate about reaching the nations for Jesus. In 1994, Eric and his wife Carol traveled to Nigeria on their first short-term mission trip. This experience led to full-time international ministry in 1996.
Eric graduated from Valparaiso University and currently lives in Sycamore, IL. Hunting and fishing are favorite hobbies.
A Portland, Oregon native and reluctantly recovering hipster, Jered received a masters degree from Western Seminary and planted a church in the City of Roses for the last ten years. Being middle-aged it may seem as though several years are unaccounted for in his narrative, but they were mostly spent being a youth pastor, associate pastor, enjoying being married to his favorite person and raising three beautiful girls. He doesn't get what the big deal is about Portillos, but has acquired a taste for deep dish pizza, loves the church and loves motivating people to live transformed lives in Jesus.