Sam and Becca Loibor-Mongi are currently preparing to serve in Kenya with our Church Catalyst team. Sam will work within ongoing Disciple Making Movement (DMM) initiatives there, as well as help with leadership development within Community Christian Church (CCC) churches.
Yola and Misael Cruz Trejo are both originally from Mexico City, Mexico, where they now form an integral part of a CMF team in Mexico City that ministers to hundreds of people. Through this ministry, they’ve seen transformation happen in the lives of individuals, families, and specifically the communities of Fuego Nuevo in Iztapalapa and Xalatlaco on the west side of the city.
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.
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.