Michael Grimm is preparing to go to Mexico City to serve with the Church Catalyst team to support the ministries that are already taking place there.
Erin Wallace is currently raising support to move to Ivory Coast where she will be serving with the PIM Clinic and Women Together programs. One of her greatest passions is living relationally and helping remind others of their worth, especially women and young girls. She is excited to be able to combine this passion with her work in Ivory Coast as she learns and lives in this new culture and way of life.
In northern Kenya, a drought is occurring unlike any in 40 years— possibly the worst ever recorded. The land has dried up, leaving minimal food for camels and goats to graze, and thereby leaving the local pastoralist communities in Marsabit and Turkana without their primary food sources. This drop in necessary sustenance and malnutrition is especially affecting young children, the most vulnerable among those communities.
In the Mathare Valley of Nairobi, Kenya, installation of solar panels on Missions of Hope International’s (MOHI) Kosovo School has recently finished.
Justine and Ryan Hayes began serving with CMF in Nairobi, Kenya, before transitioning to southern Malawi with a team at Namikango Mission in 2014. Now, the Hayes’ are involved in multiple projects and initiatives toward empowering communities to holistically address the needs of their families and churches through discipleship, economic empowerment, and biblical teaching.
Written on March 11, 2022, by June Johnson, CMF missionary to Ukraine
Photo Above: A grandpa saying goodbye to his granddaughter. I have known little Arisha since she was born. She is the granddaughter to some of my best friends - Gresha and Era. Arisha and her mother were a part of the group that Joni & Friends and AGAPE evacuated.
Tuesday, 1:10 p.m. - United States
I saw a text come in from my friend in Ukraine, Era. “I really need to talk with you.”
Besides being a close friend, she is also the person I’ve most poured my skills into. Era does wound and ostomy care as well as I do. Era & her husband are still in Lutsk working at AGAPE as they help refugees. The AGAPE center (a Christian rehab center for neck & spinal injuries) has become a place where the masses who are fleeing Ukraine can stop, sleep, eat, and then be helped onward towards the Polish border.
In summer of 2021, CMF launched a Marketplace Ministry in Mexico City in partnership with an organization called Sinapis, that empowers “entrepreneurs professionally and spiritually using training and a global support network so they can grow to the next level and transform the world around them”. Sinapis focuses on small and growing businesses, creating new job growth in communities.
When Lynn Cazier was in university, he made a commitment to God that he would go anywhere and do anything that God called him to do.
Seth was adopted when he was young and considers this part of his story to be a “personal experience of grace”— a testimony that he is now excited to share with other children who have similar backgrounds as he joins the CMF team in Chiang Mai, Thailand.