Reaching the world.
Empowering and equipping Fearless Followers to form relationships that bring Jesus’ transformation in our world.
God calls and empowers us to bring Jesus’ love, healing and hope to the world as well as our home communities.
Globally, we build church to church partnerships to bring pieces of God’s Kingdom here now through church planting, leadership development, child sponsorships
There’s plenty of opportunity for every follower of Jesus to engage
Our purpose is to partner with and walk alongside Jubilee Centre in integral mission: that is, to be salt and light in their communities.
Fearless Family (FF-JC) walks alongside Jubilee Centre, an existing Christian Non-Government Organization in Zambia that has been labeled, “a Christian think tank on wheels.” JC through the leadership of Executive Director David, Temfwe equips, empowers, and inspires pastors in their network of churches, which are located in Ndola and Lusaka Zambia.
The Fearless Family deploys a short-term trip team to Zambia once a year, usually late May- early June. The trip is a mix of learning about different aspects of JC’s ministry, meeting trip participant’s sponsored children, teaching workshops, while glimpsing daily life in Zambia”.
One of the important aspects of our partnership is the Jubilee Centre Child Sponsorship Program (JC-CSP).
The JC-CSP is a holistic approach to addressing the needs of orphans and vulnerable children that equips families while providing for the child’s needs. With your help, a child’s life is changed.
To learn more, Contact: Mary Jo – MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org
Honduras is the second poorest country in Central America. Residents are faced with high unemployment, unsafe water
Our purpose is to partner with Hope of the Nations in their vision of bringing the hope of Jesus Christ and the Word of God to the people of East Africa.
Here are ways you can get involved.
Our Child Sponsorship Programs are holistic in their approach to addressing the needs of orphans and vulnerable children. Not only do they provide for the child’s education, our programs focus on their spiritual, physical and emotional well being. The children’s families are encouraged and inspired in the process. Contact Mary Jo to learn more
I met Breidy, her mom and sister at the Women’s Ministry gathering when our team was in Honduras last March. Her mom was sitting alone and my heart went out to her. I found out that their family is one of the poorest in the area. On the last day we were there I was able to meet Breidy’s father and speak with him as well. Soon, we were able to sponsor her! When I went to Honduras in November I was able to see Breidy and her family at the medical clinic. Her father couldn’t thank me enough for our support for their family.
The Compassion Child Sponsorship Program in Honduras is designed to release children from economic, physical, social, and economic poverty.
What does my $38/monthly donation provide for this child?
- A safe place
- A caring team of local staff and volunteers
- A path out of poverty though life-changing programs and services
- A holistic approach – body, mind & spirit
Can I write a letter to my sponsored child?
You are welcome and encouraged to write to your sponsored child. Sponsors are welcome to write as often as they would like to.
Our son-in-law Henry is from Zambia. When they decided to go visit his family they asked us to come. We were thrilled to go and one of the best parts was meeting the girls we sponsor through Ridgepoint!
We sponsor Juliet, Henry and Danielle sponsor Esther. It was a very moving, and humbling experience to see how they live and also see their deep appreciation for our sponsorship.
If you know me I cry easy, yup once Juliet’s Mom started to talk about what a difference it made, I couldn’t stop crying! She said Juliet is able to focus on school now. She said it changes their lives. Juliet’s older sisters have begun selling popcorn and fritters, the bishop said they were like entrepreneurs.
We brought them many different items, food and health related. Flashlights too. They were very appreciative. Another really neat thing was that both the girls want to be nurses. Danielle and myself are both nurses so we really encouraged them to do this.
We continue to pray for them, especially in this time, praying their compound does not have an outbreak of the Corona Virus.
We realize more than ever how blessed we are to live here and how it’s so important to share what God has blessed us with.
JUBILEE CENTRE – CHILD SPONSORSHIP
What does my $38 monthly donation provide for this child?
School tuition (School fees)
- Uniform, shoes and school supplies
- Funds toward basic family needs (especially food)
- Seed money for a small family business in the form of a savings and lending program
Can I write a letter to my sponsored child?
You are welcome and encouraged to write to your sponsored child. Knowing that you care can make a world of difference!
- letters are sent as a group at the end of each month.
- You will likely receive a letter from your sponsored child 2-3 time/year. These are sent to us by Jubilee Centre with a group of letters and then mailed (or emailed) to you.
Here are our upcoming trips in 2021 – 2022
Here’s what is involved in the trip application process:
- Apply for the trip(s)
- A team will review all trip applicants to enable teams to function well together
- When you are added to the team, you will receive a “next steps” letter which explains how to make your deposit and other pre-trip preparation.
- 120-90 days pre-trip: 25% payment due (Africa trips = 105 days pre-trip)
- 60 days pre-trip: 50% payment due (Africa trips = 90 days pre-trip)
- 30 days pre-trip: trip paid in full
- Your trip leader will contact you with information about pre-trip meetings.
Honduras - Avance Misionero
November 5 - 9, 2021 ** This trip has been cancelled due to covid. We are are hoping to take a team to Honduras this coming summer. This location will be updated when plans are in place.
We plan to host a medical clinic for people who live in or near La Canada. We need people with medical experience, and welcome people without medical training who are willing to learn new skills and engage new relationships with our friends in Honduras. Participant Cost: $1,500
Contact Trip Leaders: Jack & Sue Dykstra (email) or Missions Coordinator: Mary Jo Busscher (email) to learn more.
Guatemala – Paradise Bound
October 19 – 26, 2021 **This trip has been postponed due to covid. We are hoping to travel July 2022. (Trip dates will be announced after Labor Day)
Serve alongside Paradise Bound, building homes, participating in medical clinics, and cuddling the precious children in our Open Doors Orphanage. The Eternal impact your team can have with-in these remote villages is incredible!
Participant Cost: $2000.
Contact: Maureen (email) or Mary Jo (email) to learn more
Zambia – Jubilee Centre
June 11 – 23, 2022
We have been partnering with Jubilee Centre (JC) for more then 10 years! JC is a locally based Christian development, relief and advocacy organization. This trip will be a cultural experience. We’ll learn more about our child sponsorship program (and meet our sponsored kids!), and assist local builders with home repair. We’ll also host a workshop on welcoming kids into kinship care & how to help them feel loved.
Africa – Church Partnership (Zambia and Kenya)
New dates being considered for June 2022
Focus in Kenya is getting to know Mavuno Church leaders, attending Fearless Summit and learning about poverty/sustainability in Kibera slum. The focus in Zambia is getting to know Jubilee Centre staff, learn about child sponsorship/sustainability (meet your sponsored child!) and supporting local pastors. Safari/debrief included
Participant Cost: $4,000
Trip Leader: Kevin Pike Contact: Mary Jo Busscher (email) to learn more
What’s coming up
Mark your calenders and join us.
- No upcoming events are scheduled
* Get to know your neighbors by hosting a neighborhood picnic using Fearless Family’s Bridge BBQ Trailer.
Travel with a Short Term Trip Team!
* Zambia: June 11-23, 2022
*Guatemala: July 2022
Sponsor a Child! Provide hope for a brighter future!
* Honduras – Through Compassion International
* Zambia – Through Jubilee Centre
Contact Mary Jo to learn more
Get to know the people involved in our missional inititives.