Jesus began his ministry life by announcing that his mission was “to proclaim good news to the poor…and to set at liberty those who are oppressed.” (Luke 4:18). The church has been addressing matters of mission and justice ever since Pentecost and continues to do so today.
Join us for Global Awareness Week, Nov. 2-7, 2018, as we learn about Jesus and Justice, through the lives and ministries of our 26 visiting mission partners.
Our Global Awareness Week Sunday will take pace on November 4th, on all 5 Grace Chapel campuses.
David serves as the Regional Director for the Lausanne movement in East Asia and a co-Director for the Christy Wilson Mission Center at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. David is currently working on his PhD research thesis at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies on the mission-sending phenomenon coming from China called Mission China. He is a frequent mission speaker and is a leading source for the church in urban China. David and his wife, Jackie and two kids currently reside in Taiwan.
Potter’s House started in 1986, by 2 Guatemalan women that God called to serve the people that live around the garbage dump in Guatemala City. Hector & Margarita Rivas get involved since the beginning. Now as family, with their 3 girls and the staff are continue serving the poor in Guatemala with love and passion promoting a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ while deploying holistic development programs that focus on at-risk children and youth.
Claire is the founding pastor of House of Hope Church of Lynn, MA. She was the founder of Starlight Ministries, a ministry to the homeless of Boston, and Straight Ahead Ministries of Lynn, reaching youth in lock-up. House of Hope’s mission is to reach the poorest of poor--the incarcerated; high-risk youth and children; and those affected by violence, trauma, and addiction in a “come as you are” community. Currently, they are based in a church with 5 other churches that are Latino, Brazilian, the Karen refugees from the border of Thailand, the Myanmar church, the First Baptist Church. Claire is also deeply involved in ministry with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in Thailand.
Karim Anayssi: Cedar Home (Beirut, Lebanon)
Ram Budhathoki: Nepal Ebenezer Bible College (Kathmandu, Nepal)
Todd and Leslie Engelsen: PEER Servants (Global)
Joyce Shetler Holt: Hagar's Sisters (Greater Boston)
Bryan and Mary Keef: Wycliffe Bible Translators (Melbourne, Australia)
Beth Kidd: Place of Promise (Lowell, MA)
Paul Malkemes and Paulea Mooney-McCoy: The Boston Project Ministries (Boston, MA)
Dinesh and Kalpana Neupane: Prison Fellowship Nepal (Kathmandu, Nepal)
Gibson Nkanaunena: World Relief (Malawi)
Hector and Margarita Rivas: Potter's House Association (Guatemala)
David Ro: The Lausanne Movement (China & East Asia) & Gordon-Conwell's Center for World Missions.
Ghena & Alina Russu: Invest-Credit, PEER Servants (Chisinau, Moldova)
Bruce and Cherith Rydbeck: Life Giving Water International (Ecuador)
John Samaan: Boston Rescue Mission (Boston, MA)
Sam and Pat Sarvis: Youth With a Mission Thailand (Bangkok, Thailand)
Claire Sullivan: House of Hope Church Ministry Center, Inc (Lynn, MA)
Join us for a lunch with our missionary partners Sam and Pat Sarvis, from Youth With a Mission, Thailand (Bangkok Thailand). We will have the chance to enjoy a lunch with them and hear more details about their work. Please RSVP to ensure we have enough seating and food ready!
Sunday, November 4
"Just Jesus and Women."
Come hear our global and regional Partners Pat Sarvis (YWAM, Thailand), Leslie Engelsen (PEER Servants, Global), and Paulea Mooney-McCoy (Boston Project Ministries, Boston) discuss how Jesus and justice impact the lives of women.
Tuesday, November 6
Lexington Campus, Courtyard
Register by October 23rd
*No childcare provided
"Creating Lasting Connections."
Global partner Karim Anayssi (Cedar Home, Lebanon) and regional partner Beth Kidd (Place of Promise, Lowell, Mass.) will discuss Jesus and justice in their lives and ministries.
Tuesday, November 6
"Feeling Stuck in the Mission Field"
All women are invited to come hear our missionary partners from Guatemala, Jordan, Australia, and New England share their stories of feeling stuck on the missions field--and how they overcame these difficult periods in life and ministry.
Wednesday, November 7
As part of Global Awareness Week, our offering will be shared among two ministries – The Boston Project and Potter’s House (Guatemala). Please prayerfully consider how you might join our partners as they demonstrate “Just Jesus” at home and overseas.
Potter's House Association
The school break in Guatemala begins in November. For many, this is a time to have fun and rest. However, for at-risk children and youth, this is a time when they are most vulnerable. Some stay home alone or watching over their siblings. Others wander the streets where gangs recruit and crime abounds. Sharing the good news of salvation with the poor is at the core of Potter’s House’s calling. This year, through Vacation Bible School, Potter’s House will reach 1,700 children in Guatemala with a powerful message: Who am I in God? Through Bible lessons, worship time, crafts, games, and lots of love and fun, children will learn that they were created by God with a purpose, and that they are known, forgiven, and loved.
The Boston Project Ministries
Boston remains a city of disparities often caused by racial inequities. Health, trauma and public safety are often intertwined and significantly impact communities like Dorchester. Obesity, chronic stress and violence rates are rising. How do we respond? You can help equip teenagers and adults from the neighborhood to become servant-leaders like Jesus, as they work to create the positive change that is needed. Your gifts will help support 25 emerging leaders -- youth and adults. Together, they are working towards a healthy, safe and flourishing community. Ultimately, Jesus is the one who brings complete healing and shalom to people’s lives and to a neighborhood.