Village Missions exists to glorify Jesus Christ by developing spiritually vital country churches in rural North America. We fulfill this aim by placing pastors in small town and rural churches that might otherwise have to close, and in doing so, preserve the Gospel presence in over 220 communities across the United States and Canada.
Providing a wholesome, enjoyable, and safe camping experience where young people are taught the word of God and are encouraged to trust Jesus Christ as their personal savior. To grow in their knowledge and obedience to Him, and to commit themselves to serving Him.
Ministry: Ethnos360 Aviation Hangar Maintenance
Few countries can match the cultural diversity of Papua New Guinea, whose 7 million people speak more than 800 languages, and live mostly in rural, indigenous communities.
Ted and Brenda live at Open Arms Village coordinating community engagement. They play a vital role on the ground in Kenya and help us with our steps towards a sustainable Village.
After sharing the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus said “Go and do likewise.” That is the mission of Samaritan's Purse—to follow the example of Christ by helping those in need and proclaiming the hope of the Gospel.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations”… Matthew 28:19
The Gideons International is an Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through associating together for service, sharing personal testimony, and by providing Bibles and New Testaments.
Jim and Judy were raised at Azalea Community Church and went out to become Village Missionaries. After 34 years in that ministry, they are now retired. Judy keeps busy serving the Lord in various capacities and Jim teaches bible studies and guest preaches on occasion.
Ken and Pat joined Village Missions in 1980 with the desire to reach rural America with the Gospel. They both grew up in rural farming communities and came to Christ in their teens. The church Pat started attending was served by Village Missions. Each Pastor and their wife played a very important roll in her Christian growth. When Ken finished Bible School, God impressed on him that two things last forever; God's Word and people.
He decided he wanted to invest his life in those two things. They served 5 Village Mission's fields and retired in 2014. They have served 2 fields as Associate Missionaries and desire to continue as the Lord leads.
Emily Gaddis grew up as a missionary kid in Nigeria, West Africa where her parents worked as Bible Translators. While there, she saw the incredible impact that the Word of God has on people’s lives as they hear it in a language that they understand and identify with. There are still 1.5 billion people worldwide without the full Bible in their first language. This means that there are more than 1600 languages that need Bible translation programs. Emily is working with Wycliffe in Nigeria as a Bible Translator Worker to bring that number down to zero.