God is a sending God, a missionary God, who has called His people, the church, to be missionary agents of His love and glory. Although it is frequently stated "God’s church has a mission," according to missional theology, a more accurate expression is "God’s mission has a church" (Ephesians 3:7-13).
Marafiki, which is the Swahili word for "friends," is a faith-based non-profit organization based in the United States. Their mission statement is: Promoting collaborative economic development while centering all activities on Biblical principles and friendship. Marafiki is in a unique position to come along side various mission groups and organizations and fill in gaps or missing pieces, such as the current Education Projects at Musembe Primary School and the neighboring village (Kenya). 100% of the funds donated to Marafiki are used for mission projects. 2nd Streeter Eloise Hockett is the president of Marafiki.
Jeff and Christine Stanfield
Full-time missionaries serving in Uganda. They are connecting people with Jesus through mentoring, training, and discipling. Working closely with Africa Gospel Church, they serve in Community Health Empowerment training as well as helping train pastors to accurately share God’s Word with oral learners through Bible-storying. firstname.lastname@example.org
Evangelical Friends Missions
2nd Streeters David and Tricia Howell are full-time missionaries in Wicklow Town, Ireland. For five years they have walked alongside friends through job losses, promotions, birth, death, crises, and success. They provide for many physical, emotional, and spiritual needs as they travel with them in their faith journey. The Howell family does not see Ireland as a project, but as friends with whom they can share their hope and joy, encourage them in all things, and in all things point them back to the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
John and Donna Kreutz (rhymes with “boots”) are from Newberg and are working among the Zapotec people of Guevea de Humboldt, in Oaxaca, Mexico. In Mexico since 1986, their goal is to translate the New Testament and portions of the Old Testament. They are collaborating with the Zapotecs in translation and literacy activities. Their translation of the New Testament is being read by some in the village and they are working getting it recorded.
New Tribes Mission
Noe and Lisa Martinez, along with their 2 daughters, have a heart and vision for the unreached- those who have never heard the Gospel and have NO access to the Word of God in their own language. They are tribal church planters in Papua New Guinea. They are currently learning the tribal language and culture, and aim to teach through the Bible and translate the it into the local tribal language.
Visit their blog at: http://www.martineztribe.com/nlmartinez
Northwest Yearly Meeting Missionaries serving Jesus Christ around the world.
2nd Streeter's Jerry and Sally Kingrey head up this not-for-profit ministry that gathers and disperses Bibles and Scripture portions worldwide. www.bf.org