“Then Jesus came up and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” -Matthew 28:18-20
Hadyn is currently working with the Riverside church of Christ, one of the downtown congregations in Houston, Texas. He is beginning a new work in Richmond with a small congregation that believes evangelism is a big part of the church’s work. Hadyn’s enthusiasm and eagerness to share the Word is a blessing to Houston. His gentle and loving spirit is touching lives everyday.
George Hall is the Executive Director of the Biblical Institute of Central America (BICA), which he started in 1998. The website for BICA describes the institute as “a two year Bible school to prepare preachers and church leaders.” As of September 2013, BICA has 100 students enrolled across three campuses in Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. George describes the program as producing “self-supporting missionaries in their own culture.” BICA not only teaches the students the word of God and how to present it but also pays for vocational training for the students who need a trade. While enrolled in the 2-year program, the students go on multiple one-week campaigns, knock doors, have Bible studies, the men lead church services, the women teach children’s Bible classes, and all teach the local congregations how to conduct Bible studies of their own. As George often states, the graduates “teach others to teach others.” George does a good job in an economically unstable country. The opportunity to share our Lord’s love is overwhelming. For more information on this exciting work in Central America, visit http://www.bica.info.
Ozzy McDaniel was born in Dallas, Texas, on October 7, 1981. He grew up in Forestburg, Texas, and served in the United States Army for four years, including a yearlong tour in Iraq from 2003 to 2004. Ozzy graduated from Sunset International Bible Institute in 2008 and became the pulpit minister of the Landmark Church of Christ in Kaufman, Texas. His family worked in Kaufman County for nearly five years before they decided to become a missionary family and move to Rapid City, South Dakota, one of the “least churched” areas in the whole United States, to start a new church. Fairmont provided funds to help them move to Rapid City. Ozzy reports that they are experiencing growth already in their new work. More than anything, Ozzy enjoys being with family & friends and reaching lost people for the Lord. You can learn more about the work in Rapid City by visiting www.rapidvalleycoc.org.
For 35 years, from June 1965 through December 2000, Gottfried was the regular speaker for the German Radio Ministry, a weekly broadcast aired over Radio Luxembourg, with its 600,000 watts, the most powerful commercial radio station in the world. This German-language program Es grüβen euch die Gemeinden Christi (Romans 16:16) received mail responses from listeners in 39 countries located on four continents: Europe, Asia, Africa and America. Over 500 known new births through water and the Spirit have been reported among radio listeners, and New Testament churches have come into being as a result of the broadcasts. For more information on Gottfried or to hear some of his radio broadcasts, please visit http://www.oldpathsmedia.org. Fairmont provides some support to Gottfried for his website to convert his sermons to digital format. Over the past 30 years, thousands have heard the word of God over the radio and now through the Internet.
Denzel works in the Caribbean with the Church in Nevis. The Church currently has about 50 members. We have supported this mission effort for 30 years. This work has not grown like we would have wanted, but the customs and traditions have been a factor. Our hope is the next generation can overcome some of these obstacles.
Jay Don is the president of the Ukrainian Bible Institute (UBI) in Donetsk. Jay Don says, “We want people to hear the word of the Lord throughout Ukraine, Russia, and the world.” The school works to train native workers for the local congregations. The school trains the graduates to make disciples, to care for the hurting, instills a world evangelism vision, and watches Jesus change the lives of the graduates and those they touch. Part of the training involves caring for widows and orphans, per James directive in James 1:27. The graduates are also involved in street evangelism, and the school partners will Eastern European Missions (EEM) to print their materials to hand out. UBI is one of the international associate schools of the Sunset International Bible Institute in Lubbock, Texas. For more information about UBI, visit www.ukrainianbibleinstitute.org. Jay Don is very active in the hospitals and orphanages. Because of this work, he has been able to reach countless other individuals including doctors, nurses, and leaders in the government that have given the school special opportunities. Jay Don and Mary Lee returned to Ukraine in September, 2014, after leaving because of the political upheaval, to see about the possibilities of starting a new school in Kiev because they will not be able to return to Donetsk. They are determined to encourage the suffering Christians and continue the work.
“In Search of the Lord’s Way” is the television outreach ministry of the Edmond church of Christ in Edmond, OK. The program has been continually broadcasted for over 30 years. Having begun on one small TV station, the program is now seen on 190 Broadcast stations, 205 cable and public access stations, 45 radio stations and 2 satellite networks. For more information, please visit http://www.searchtv.org.
Andrew is an evangelist for the Church in St. Lucia. The Church currently has about 130 members. We have supported the Caribbean work for many, many years. It’s a slow growth process to work within their culture. Our hope is the next generation can overcome some of these obstacles.