Reaching the world.

our dream

Empowering and equipping Fearless Followers to form relationships that bring Jesus’ transformation in our world.

Why missions?

In our missional activities we work with partners to reach people with the hope and love of Jesus and to restore what’s broken.

We work with many partners to reach people through church planting, pastoral training, child sponsorships and missions trips. We work to restore what’s broken through foster care and adoption, mentoring, recovery programs and life-skills training. 

There’s plenty of opportunity for every follower of Jesus to engage missionally.


The Belize partnerships exist to connect missionally minded volunteers with well-led organizations in San Pedro to foster collaborative Kingdom work.  Contact Bryan Linn


Our purpose is to partner with and walk alongside Jubilee Centre in integral mission: that is, to be salt and light in their communities. We would love to have you join our team! Contact Mary Jo Busscher:


Honduras is the second poorest country in Central America. Residents are faced with high unemployment, unsafe water and low educational levels.  In addition to planting a church, our partnership with Avance Missionero Church has focused on building church leaders, training children’s ministry leaders, developing a prison ministry team and equipping leaders to teach others how to handle their finances. Our ministry in Honduras is expanding and we’d love to have you join us! To learn more, contact Jack Dykstra


Our purpose is to partner with and walk alongside Paradise Bound as they seek to continue the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ through ministering to others; addressing physical needs and well as sharing the gospel

To learn more:




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.  Hope of the Nations is raising up leaders through its Primary School, Bible College, village outreach, trade school, youth camp and other kid’s clubs. Contact Kurt Rietema

Child Sponsorship

Here are ways you can get involved.

As a family of disciples on Mission, we walk alongside strategic partners around the world to bring the love and hope of Jesus and humbly be an expression of God’s justice and mercy.

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.


Jubilee Centre Child Sponsorship Program is church-based and links individuals providing financial support with children, families and the local churches in Zambia.  It also exposes them, often for the first time to a unique insight into the lives of poor children, families, and communities.  Our Child Sponsorship Program encourages a stronger understanding of cultural differences. 

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

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 to you.


Hope of the Nations Child Scholarship Program: Our vision is to raise up a generation of young people who are firmly grounded in their relationship with Jesus Christ and who have received the best education, enabling them to take up positions of influence in every area within their city, region or country. Your monthly donation of $35.00 will support a student at Hope of the Nations Primary School. 

What does my$38 monthly donation provide for a Hope of the Nations Primary School student?

  • The best education in Kigoma region
  • A Bible for each student
  • 2 hot meals a day (for some, these are their only meals)
  • Uniforms, Shoes, School Supplies, Backpack
  • Regular health check-up

Can I write letters?

You are welcome and encouraged to write to your child’s class. We’ll let you know the grade level. Write your child’s class.


Here are our upcoming trips in 2019-2020

As a family of disciples on Mission, we walk alongside strategic partners around the world to bring the love and hope of Jesus, to be an expression of God’s justice and mercy and to walk humbly with our God.

Here’s what is involved in the trip application process:

  1. Apply for the trip(s)
  2. A team will review all trip applicants to enable teams to function well together
  3. 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
  4. Your trip leader will contact you with information about pre-trip meetings.

Honduras - Avance Misionero

June 19-28, 2020 - Has been Cancelled due to COV-19

Meet the child you sponsor! Support Compassion in La Canada and Community Projects
Participant Cost: $1700
Trip Leaders: Jack & Sue Dykstra (email)


November 2020

1) Medical Missions: Nov 6-10, 2020 - We plan to host a medical clinic for people who live in or near La Canada Honduras

2) Walking alongside Pastor Victor/Avance Church: Nov 6-15, 2020: Children's ministry, small construction projects & community evangelism
Participant Cost: $1500/$1700
Trip Leaders: Jack & Sue Dykstra (email)

Guatemala – Paradise Bound

new dates coming: Winter and summer 2021

The focus of this trip is building relationships though: a home build and 2 medical clinics.
Participant Cost: $2000.
Contact: Mary Jo (email)

Zambia – Jubilee Centre




May 20 – June 3, 2020 – Has been cancelled due to COV-19


 We have been invited by Jubilee Centre to walk alongside their team with meeting and enjoying time with children in our child sponsorship program, parent to parent conversatons, palliative care & self care workshops and church leadership training.

Participant Cost: $4,000.
Trip Leader – Mary Jo Busscher (email)

Africa – Church Partnership (Zambia and Kenya)

May 25 – June 8, 2020 – This trip has been cancelled due to COV-19

The focus in Zambia is getting to know Jubilee Centre staff, learn about child sponsorship/sustainability (meet your sponsored child!) and supporting local pastors. A simple safari/debrief in the middle. Focus in Kenya is getting to know Mavuno Church leaders, attending Fearless Summit and learning about poverty/sustainability in Kibera slum
Participant Cost: $4,000
Trip Leaders: Kevin Pike and Mary Jo Busscher (email)

Tanzania – Hope of the Nations

August 2020 – This trip is pending due to COV-19

Are you passionate for and/or experienced in childhood education? Join this team to love, encourage and support staff and children attending HoN Primary School.  Team will support Bible College staff as well
Participant Cost: $3,600.
Trip LeadersKurt & Ami Rietema/ Contact: Mary Jo ( Email

Our Guides

Get to know the people involved in our missional inititives.

Mary Jo Busscher

Missional Initiatives Coordinator

Email Mary Jo

Kate Bareman

Community Life Pastor
Email Kate