Global

Reaching the world.

our dream

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

Why missions?

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 and missions trips.

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

Zambia

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 – or Heidi

Honduras

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   or Craig

Guatemala

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:

Contact: MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org

Or Maureen

Tanzania

We partner with Hope of the Nations in their vision of bringing hope to the nations through the knowledge of Jesus Christ and the Word of God. This is done by raising up leaders through its Primary School, Bible College, church planting, village outreach, trade school, farming, youth camps, and kid’s clubs. We help them enable children to receive an education, provide scholarships for pastors to be adequately trained, and help struggling families learn trade skills to support themselves. When you partner with HofN you are never simply a “sponsor” or “donor.” Instead, you are assisting in making disciples and making Jesus known in Tanzania. 

Led by Kurt and Ami Rietema   Contact Ami

Child Sponsorship

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.

Honduras

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.

Trips

Our trips for 2022–2023

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

November 3-7, 2022 - Medical Clinic / November 3-12 Extended Opportunity:

Medical Clinic:

Are you a doctor, nurse, EMT, paramedic, pre-med student, physical therapist, or a health care provider, with an interest in serving in others in a way that most people can’t?   We plan to host a medical clinic for people who live in or near La Canada, Honduras.  You will have the opportunity to use your specialized skills and gifts for people who don’t have reliable access to advanced medical care.

Trip cost: $1,600

Extended Trip Tream: We'll support the skilled medical team AND build basic homes for a couple of our sponsored families & provide support for local pastors and families.  No special skills necessary

Trip Cost: $1,800                     
Contact  Trip Leaders: Jack Dykstra (email) with Bill De Vree or Global Missions Coordinator:  Mary Jo Busscher (email)  to learn more

Guatemala – Paradise Bound

July 14 – 21, 2022

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!

This Adult/Family Team plans to travel with the FF High School Students team
Participant Cost:  Before 1.16.22 = $2000. Before 3.1.22 = $2,300
Contact: Maureen (email) or Mary Jo (email) to learn more

 

 Zambia with Jubilee Centre

October 8-18, 2022:

We have been invited by Jubilee Centre to partner with their Ministry for a cultural experience that includes encouraging kids on sponsorship (visit your sponsored child!) & students on college scholarship, pastor support, kinship care, home repair, and a teen peer to peer suicide prevention training.

Trip Cost:  $4,000
Trip Leaders Heidi (email) and Mary Jo (email)

What’s coming up

Mark your calenders and join us.

 

 

Travel with a Short Term Trip Team!

*Guatemala with Paradise Bound: July 14-22, 2022

*Zambia with Jubilee Centre: October 8-18, 2022

*Honduras with Avance Misionero: Nov 3-7 AND Nov 3-12, 2022

 

Sponsor a Child!  Provide hope for a brighter future!

* Honduras – Through Compassion International

* Zambia – Through Jubilee Centre

Contact Mary Jo to learn more

 

 

 

 

Our Guides

Get to know the people involved in Fearless Family’s Global Missions

MARY JO BUSSCHER

Global Missions Coordinator

Email Mary Jo