Global

Reaching the world.

our dream

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

IN AN UN-CERTAIN WORLD – WE ARE A FEARLESS CHURCH

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Contact a FF Global Team Leader to learn more

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.

Belize

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

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 (JC-FF) Partnership walks alongside Jubilee Centre, an existing Christian Non-Government Organization in Zambia that has been labeled, “a Christian think tank on wheels.”  JC with 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, and 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

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

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

Child Sponsorship

Here are ways you can get involved.

Our Child Sponsorship Programs are holistic in their approacch 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 wellbeing.  The children’s  families are encouraged and inspired in the process.

Contact Mary Jo to learn more or with any questions

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 to you.

Tanzania

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.

Trips

Here are our upcoming trips in 2020-2021

 

Because of COVID-19, our Nov 2020 trip to Honduras is on hold until further update!

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 2021 - We are making plans for you!

 Support Compassion in La Canada and Community Projects
Participant Cost: $1700
Trip Leaders: Jack & Sue Dykstra (email)

Honduras

November 2020 - (Providing the COVID-19 Pandemic is no longer a threat in the US and in Honduras)

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 soon for 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

New dates coming: Spring 2021

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)

New dates being planned for Spring 2021

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 2021 – Watch for updates!

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