Designate Gifts: Cambodia Fence Project
Pastor Ariel Mahilum is eager to finish the final project of Grace Fellowship Center because, “it is the only Christian presence in the community.”
A security fence and gate are needed to complete the Baipai Village multi-purpose building project. Team Cambodia has worked among the Buddhist for over five years in this village and two nearby villages to bring the gospel to this area. Team members spend every weekend here evangelizing, training and teaching adults, youth and children. This property will continue to be used for Bible classes, English training, children and youth ministries and medical outreach projects. There is a plan for this property to hold the first youth camp this summer in Cambodia and surrounding countries. Be looking for updates on this exciting ministry outreach.
Let’s Finish the Bible School Building in Kenya!
Amount Received: $5000.00 (05/11/2013)
Designate Gifts: Kenya Bible School
Grace Bible School opened in Embu, Kenya in 1989. Many of the current leaders of the Grace Bible Churches were trained in that school. In 2004 we moved to Grace Pastoral Training, which is a system of seminars, mentoring and personal study. Several of the GPT graduates are helping to plant the 15 new churches. However, we have seen the need to have a resident Bible school for advanced training as well as the GPT seminars. The land in Thika was purchased in 2004 and then we had the long process of obtaining permits for a Bible school. The construction has been divided into four phases. The first three Phases are complete and paid for at a cost of $16,000 and the final Phase Four is $9,000. Our goal is to complete this project by August 2013 so that training can begin in September.
Net in the Sea -Complete
Amount Received: $1500.00 (11/28/2012)
Designate Gifts: Brazil Youth Equipment
Projeto Rede ao Mar is a Grace youth organization from several churches in the south of Brazil. This Portuguese name, meaning “net in the sea,” comes from Jesus calling the disciples while they were fishing. These young people use drama, music, dance, circus acts and preaching to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. The youth recently donated their musical equipment to a new Grace church in Praia de Leste on the southeast coast. Rede ao Mar initiated a project to raise $1500 to replace their equipment.
Upgrading the Bible School -Complete
Amount Requested: $5000.00
Amount Received: $5,000 (4/26/2012)
Designate Gifts: Indonesia Bible School
Many future Grace church leaders will come out of the Anderson Theological School in Lembean near Manado. Although the school is already conducting classes with 32 students on their Lembean property several steps remain for it to be fully functional. One, the director and a teacher and their families need to move to Lembean. Two, a government fee must be paid for the school to be recognized by the government as a seminary. The students will benefit greatly from both of these moves. We are informed that moving the families is $3000 and the government fee is $2000.
Motorbike for a Closed Country -Complete
Amount Requested: $1,800.00
Amount Received:$1,800.00 (2/13/2012)
Designate Gifts: Motorbike
A missionary couple in a closed country of Southeast Asia has requested a motorbike to travel between home, language school, market and ministries. We cannot mention the name of the country; however, there is strong spiritual opposition and darkness. Several pastors have been jailed for proclaiming their faith in Christ. Our missionaries are in their one-year language learning stage. They are also on the streets to develop friendships with the people. Motorbikes are an economical and effective means of transportation. A small motorbike costs $1800.
Mombasa Car -Complete
Amount Requested: $5,000.00
Amount Received:$5,800.00 (2/23/2012)
Designate Gifts: Mombasa Car
The Bible school in Mombasa, Kenya is near to where Pastor Peter Kagwi lives, but to travel to extension schools in other areas a vehicle is more convenient. Matatus (public transportation) take too long to travel, making a normal ½ hour trip take 2 hours. Matatus do not reach every location, causing the Mombasa ministry team to walk for an hour or more. A vehicle would save Pastor Peter time and allow him to bring additional personnel materials and equipment to the schools. Vehicle Purchase: $5000.
Replacing Stolen Items for Improso Girls -Complete
Amount Requested: $1800.00
Amount Received:$1870.00 (1/23/2012)
Designate Gifts: Improso Girls
Gardner and Ledith Improso's daughters, Keren and Kezia, were robbed in their home in the Philippines. Stolen items include their laptops, cameras, a video camera and other items. The girls have lost their way to communicate with their parents, and the ability to do research papers for college. Replacing these stolen items will allow the girls to focus back on their studies and not on the recent robbery. Cost of replacing stolen items $1800.
Pastor Carlos Adrales Heart Surgery -Complete
Amount Requested: $10,000.00
Amount Received:$10,000.00 (11/1/11)
Project Completion: November 1, 2011
Designate Gifts: Adrales Surgery
We need Good Samaritans with a heart to save the heart of faithful Pastor Carlos Adrales in the Philippines. His doctors in Manila give a surgery success rate of 97% for three heart valve blockages. Cost for Charity Surgery is over $10,000. Pastor Carlos is resting and waiting for surgery in Manila as soon as funds come available. He and his wife, Mila are outstanding pioneer church planters, evangelists and teachers in Northern Luzon. Presently they are opening the Ilocano language field at the most northern point of Luzon. Many churches stand today in Isabela Province as well, IGBI-Cauayan, where Carlos' children teach and lead. TCM is cooperating with the Philippines to raise funds for Pastor Carlos' urgent need.
Kenya Drought Relief -Complete
Amount Requested: The Rains have come!
Amount Received: $800.00 (8/11/2011)
Project Completion: August 2011
Designate Gifts: Kenya Drought Relief
Kenya Director Samuel Mwangi writes, “Ben, the drought is very bad at this time because many people did not harvest as they expected. We prepared the field and planted. The rain came and all seed germinated and grow very well. But before harvest the sun came and everything became dry. People were supposed to harvest this month but nothing in the field. The primary school might be closed early since most children go without food and they cannot concentrate in the school. Most of the families eat one meal a day and some go without. The food in Kenya also is very expensive such that most people cannot manage. See the attached picture of a farm (shamba) and also the Grace pastors who joined together for a prayer summit.” Let us help our Kenyan brothers and sisters through this difficult time by purchasing food for distribution.
Electronic Outreach -Complete
Country: Mombasa, Kenya
Amount Requested: $465-Keyboard, $35-Cordless Microphone, $365-2 speakers, $340-Amplifier, $50-2 microphones, $45-Microphone Stand
Amount Received: $1300.00
Project Completion: Dec 28, 2011
Designate Gifts: Mombasa Electronic Outreach
Keyboards, amplifiers, speakers and microphones are needed in evangelistic meetings and public outreach throughout Africa. Team Mombasa will use this equipment to share the Gospel throughout the coast area of Kenya. You can help provide one or more of these items.
Makassar Church Building Update -Complete
Amount Requested: $3000.00
Designate Gifts: Makassar Church Building
Grace Bible Church in Makassar, Indonesia needs repairs and updating. They started rebuilding on May 4, 2011 and it will take approximately one month to complete. We have been informed that $3000.00 is needed to accomplish this project.
Verna Maraat Surgery- Complete
Amount Requested: $3500.00
Amount Received: $3500.00 (7/18/2011)
Projected Completion: Aug 31, 2011
Designate Gifts: Verna Maraat Surgery
Missionary Verna Maraat is scheduled to have major surgery on July 25. The total cost of tests, surgery, hospital bills and medicine is $3500. Check back to this page for updates on the surgery and the amount raised. Update: Verna received the results of the biopsy today, August 31. It is called Leiomyoma and is benign. Verna is home recovering well.
Books for Students- Complete
Amount Requested: $112.00
Amount Received: $112.00
Project Completion: 3/24/2011
Designate Gifts: Philippine Forex
FOREX was the answer for sending pounds of literature over to International Grace Bible Institute in Cauayan City, Isabela, northern Philippines. One 28”x16”x19” FOREX box allowed us to ship as many little boxes of books as we could fit in, and shipping costs were four times less than the post office. We filled a box with books for the IGBI library and 21 Dispensational Theology by Charles Baker as awards for IGBI 2010 graduates.
Portuguese Tracts- Complete
Amount Requested: $235.00 for 5000 tracts
Project Completion: 03/23/2011
Designate Gifts: Brazil South Tracts
Pastor Carlos Schmidt (middle), son of TCM-Brazil founder and evangelist Henrique Schmidt, has authored a salvation tract in the Portuguese language. This is a grace gospel tract written by a Brazilian for Brazilians which will be distributed to all the Grace churches in Paraná and Santa Catarina states where TCM works. Gomer Indino (far right), TCM Rep to Brazil, is ready to begin using this tract in two new church plants along the coast of Brazil.