Missions
BUILDING
The GPC community has a long history of involvement in Missions and we are continually building upon that legacy.
EXPANDING
Our goal is to expand and create opportunities for support and service, both at home and around the world.
SUPPORT
There are many missionaries and mission projects that GPC supports both locally and internationally.
OPPORTUNITIES

We have opportunities for the community to get involved. Contact Jan Bush at jbush@glenpres.org

Local and International Missions
Team World Vision

GPC runs for clean water! Water changes the lives of children. They have better health, improved nutrition, and can go to school instead of spending the day fetching water. Through World Vision’s comprehensive and sustainable water projects across Africa, $50 will provide clean water for one person for a lifetime. World Vision is the largest non-government provider of clean water in the developing world—reaching one new person with clean water every 30 seconds. World Vision’s water projects are sustainable, comprehensive and complex. We engage the community, religious leaders, and local government. After rigorous assessment, engineers choose from different types of water points depending on the geography and the needs of a community. Projects also focus on improved sanitation and hygiene solutions like building latrines and organizing communities to implement good habits such as handwashing.

Campus Crusade for Christ – David Blakkolb

Dave serves in Bend Oregon with the outdoor and experiential learning ministry within Cru called Lifelines. Lifelines uses outdoor activities and learning from experience to help students grow in relationship with each other, in relationship with God, in character and in leadership. He and his team resource all the universities in Oregon and Washington.

Lifelines provide Bible studies, summer missions programs both in the U.S. and overseas, small group facilitator training, and evangelism training. Their hope is to train and equip students so that every student on campus during their time at university would know someone who truly follows Jesus. Please pray for God to continue to open doors on the college campuses and for wisdom as he helps lead the team. www.lifelinesoutdoors.com

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship – Rob and Amy Dixon

The Dixons are a family on mission! Rob and Amy have been on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, a college ministry, for more than 20 years, and Rob currently supervises approximately 30 staff serving on 14 campuses in central California and southern Nevada.

As a family, including Josh (15), Lucy (13), Gracie (11), and Lily (9), the Dixons enjoy serving their neighborhood, where they direct their school’s soccer and running clubs. Additionally, Rob will graduate in June 2018 with a doctoral degree in intercultural studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, where he’s been studying flourishing male/female ministry partnerships. Having been a part of the GPC family for more than 40 years now, the Dixons remain grateful for our long-standing partnership in the Gospel!

For more information go to http://www.intervarsity.org/

Young Life Africa/Middle East – Kelsey Carr

Kelsey attended Fuller Theological Seminary from 2015-2017 receiving her Masters in Intercultural Studies with a focus of Children at Risk. Kelsey now serves with Young Life Africa/Middle East, a nonprofit that introduces young people in Africa and the Middle East to Jesus and helps them grow to be multiplying, disciple-making leaders for the Kingdom. The ministry is led by three African Vice Presidents reaching over 1.37 million kids in 27 countries. Kelsey is the Communications Manager working remotely in Los Angeles but traveling to Africa 1-2 times a year to work with staff on the field. In this position, she assists and partners with field staff to develop their ‘in-country Communications Plan’ as well as helping bridge the cultural gaps between indigenous staff and American based partners. One of her main goals is to help raise up more indigenous leaders to become Communication Specialists for the mission. She also manages the Communications team in the US as they help creatively share stories from the field to the Young Life community, with the purpose of inviting more people into the work God is doing through the leaders and staff in Africa and the Middle East. 

 

Youth With a Mission (YWAM) – Bryan Bishop

Bryan coordinates a global communication team for Youth With A Mission (YWAM), an organization that helps young people serve God globally. Bryan’s team works on YWAM’s main website (ywam.org), YWAM’s global social media, and internal communication projects like a monthly prayer day. The goal of this work is to help many more young men and women get involved with mission work, to help YWAM’s workers grow in fruitfulness, and to nurture an environment of spiritual vitality in the mission. Bryan is married to Tamara and they have six children and one granddaughter. They live in Colorado Springs.

 

Wild Hope International – Peter and Tammy Russell

Peter and Tammy are founders of Wild Hope International, a non-profit religious organization that was founded to facilitate ministry in Tanzania, East Africa. Their mission is to empower emerging leaders through God’s love to step into their destiny as children of God who will transform their community and the world. Wild Hope’s Ministry training base is in Arusha, Tanzania. This training base has three focal points: 1 – the Urban Poor – empowerment projects initially targeting widows in the Unga slum of Arusha through discipleship and micro-enterprise training, 2 – School of Ministry – practical ministry training for both Tanzanian and visiting US emerging leaders using curriculum developed in Kenya and at Fuller Theological Seminary, 3 – Inter-Church Partnerships – facilitating inter-church partnerships for mutual edification and breakthrough both within Tanzania and between the US and East Africa.

Wycliffe Bible Translators – Mary Hopkins

Mary serves with Wycliffe Bible Translators/SIL International, Mexico. She is the Literacy Coordinator in Mexico. In this position she assists Bible translators with literacy issues and needs in indigenous language areas. She also plans and coordinates literacy programs and goals for the Mexico Branch to further Bible translation and Scripture use. Mary directs and teaches different training courses aimed at speakers of indigenous languages, teaching literacy principles, production of materials in their languages, and promotes the use of translated scriptures where they exist. She also provides advanced training and focused practical experience.

Wycliffe Bible Translators – Paul and Janet McLarren

Paul and Janet serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Waxsaw, North Carolina. For years they served with North African translation project in North Africa and Europe. Now they are in North Carolina where Paul will contribute to a publication call “Translators Notes ” by writing the Translators Notes for the Book of Numbers. Janet will be teaching one of Wycliffe’s cross-cultural programs that take place in North Carolina.This will combine her interests in anthropology and will take advantage of her past experience in teaching. They will now be able to apply their experience over the past 25 years working with translations in North African languages to translators and Wycliffe people worldwide.