MISSIONS

MISSIONS

We are Touching Heaven and Changing Earth through missions.

At Grace Fellowship church we pray for a different missionary each week during the Sunday service.

We send missionaries locally and around the world. We encourage members to take part in short-term mission trips and have organized trips for members to go to Honduras, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, London and Belize.

 

The fourth Sunday of every month is our “Mission Sunday”

when we put special focus on a particular missionary or mission need.

SUPPORT

In our worship center, you will see flags from all over the world. Each one of them represents a country where someone from GFC has gone either as a short-term or long-term missionary.

 

HOW DOES GRACE FELLOWSHIP SUPPORT MISSIONS?

We pray for a different missionary each week during the Sunday service. The fourth Sunday

of every month is our “Mission Sunday” with a time of special focus on a particular missionary

or mission need.  There will be regular opportunities to meet our missionaries in person, hear their  testimonies and get first-hand insights for supporting them. These dates will be posted to our calendar.

 

HOW DOES GRACE FELLOWSHIP SUPPORT GFC MISSIONARIES?

Giving envelopes are provided every week in our Sunday bulletin and can be used to give to GFC missionaries.  Simply fill in the line for missions with the amount of your gift. GFC sends the designated funds to our missionaries.

 

WHAT OTHER WAYS IS GFC INVOLVED IN MISSIONS? 

Grace Fellowship Church also encourages its members to take part in short-term mission trips.  GFC has organized several trips for members to go to Honduras as a team to serve in a slum area of Tegucigalpa with outreach, house building and food distribution.

MEET OUR MISSIONARIES

Dan Boerger teaching with a coworker

Brenda Boerger

DAN AND BRENDA BOERGER

Wycliffe Bible Translators

There is great importance in raising up the next generation to go into different countries, translate the Bible and establish churches. That is why Grace Fellowship Church is blessed to have Dan and Brenda Boerger as missionaries.

 

Dan and Brenda are brilliant minds. Dan is an assistant to the Dean of Wycliffe Bible Translators and teaches 3 days a week. He is also the author of his own commentary/paraphrase of the Bible, which Pastor Joe Oakley refers to regularly. Brenda is an Adjunct Professor at Dallas International University (DIU), mentoring and training new students who are looking into becoming Bible Translators. Of all her accomplishments, her greatest legacy will probably be raising up and mentoring a new generation to take over translation until Christ's return.

 

Brenda has filled roles in language and culture documentation for SIL International since 2010 and was recently recognized as one of only 20 “Fellow of the Pikes Scholars”, selected from 6,000 at Wycliffe (SIL).

 

Brenda obtained her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Texas Austin in 1984. Her fieldwork site is the Solomon Islands.

 

Dan and Brenda have been with Wycliffe for over 20 years and have served in the Dallas area for more than 10 years.

MEET OUR MISSIONARIES

Laura, Jude (baby), Ethan, Claire, and Brent Brollier

Brent Brollier, Linguist

BRENT AND LAURA BROLLIER

Pioneer Bible Translators

Brent and Laura Brollier are missionaries with Pioneer Bible Translators (PBL) working since 2012 to translate the Bible for a Bible-less West Africa people group: the Konyanka.

 

Laura is counseling and mentoring other young missionaries while being healed of an auto immune disorder and caring for their baby. Brent regularly meets with village leaders to develop an alphabet for the rural tribe. Once the Konyanka people can read the alphabet, readable words can be formed, and the Bible can be translated in their language!

 

The President of Pioneer Bible Translators describes Brent as, “one of their finest linguists, speaking fluent Hebrew and Greek and French.” Their mission to start an alphabet and finished a Bible can take 10-15 years. The president continues, “[He] is most capable to do this project.” Hebrew, Greek, and French are languages from which most alphabets can be created.

 

The Brolliers are all about touching heaven and changing earth, which is the vision of Grace Fellowship Church. They believe God will provide so that they can spend their time on their calling. It was through donations from Grace Fellowship Church that the Brolliers were able go to France and learn the French language with a true accent.

 

Pioneer Bible Translators provide a portion of the Brollier’s needed funds.  However, it is up to the linguists to secure additional needed support. Brent and Laura believe God will provide their extra support by touching people's hearts to give.

MEET OUR MISSIONARIES

Sheri Dugan

SHERI DUGAN

Oasis of Peace

The Lord placed a desire in Sheri's heart to create a retreat for global workers who have become completely depleted of energy and strength on the mission field.  It’s common for people to get burned out on their jobs, but for a missionary it is intensified because they are away from their families and living in challenging surroundings. Most of the time they are not able to return to the states when significant events such as deaths and births in the family occur. Sometimes, the missionary's life can be in danger.

 

Missionaries live without the luxuries we have in the States. They are teaching faith and sometimes come to a place where they feel overwhelmed with nowhere to go. Sheri has experienced exhaustion on the mission field and has learned from her experiences.  She is giving back like the Word says, "comfort with that which you have been comforted," so she started Oasis of Peace.

 

Oasis of Peace in Colorado is a former school turned into a retreat of bedrooms and living areas for missionaries.  The building has been renovated with more bathrooms and is totally furnished. At Oasis of Peace, missionaries come to a place where there are no schedules allowing for complete rest. They can read, go for walks, ride horses, watch sunsets, all while feeling safe and experiencing peacefulness. In addition to restful surroundings, Sheri has a certificate for debriefing and is enrolling in classes to help her serve missionaries as a coach.

 

The only cost for someone to stay at Oasis of Peace is a donation toward expenses. Sheri needs your help to make this available to more missionaries.

 

If you know of a global worker who is overwhelmed and questioning their ministry, please tell them about the Oasis of Peace. Please contact missions@gfc.cc so we may provide information on this valuable ministry.

MEET OUR MISSIONARIES

Mary Dunham Faulkner

Grace Place building & first two orphans

MARY DUNHAM FAULKNER

Leah's Sisters

Her experience of living in Thailand for 25 years where she founded and directed an Occupational Center for girls at risk has given her a unique foundation for cross-cultural partnerships. Mary has also worked extensively in Africa where she has partnered with the Rwandan government and Restoration Church of Kigali, Rwanda to build the Jireh Business Training Center for Women.

 

She is the author of six books, including Gentle Wisdom for Tough Times. Mary also conducts leadership conferences and seminars in Eastern Europe, S.E. Asia, Africa, and South America.

 

Mary of Leah Sisters has established several orphanages over 25 years, but then joined
ministering to the slum children headed up by Pastor Bradip, who is one of her spiritual sons
whose wife, Rattana, was one of the girls in her first Girl’s Home in North Thailand. The pastor
wanted to build an orphanage there in Burma with the ministry to the slum children. She said
of course, let’s pray about it. The pastor and his wife had pastored a church in Chiangmai,
Acts of Grace and for years worked together to minister to the slum children. They began to
ask God for land. Little by little God opened financial doors to start building. He asked if he
could name it Grace Place and she thought that a great name. Donors began to help continue
to build it, but Grace Fellowship Church was committed to sowing into seeing the completion
of it. We are happy to announce that Grace Place has been completed and has just started
with two orphans, as more will me added later.

MEET OUR MISSIONARIES

Candi Summers with BESTWA child

Candi Summers (center in blue)

Andy Perkins, BESTWA Founder

Candi Summers & Andy Perkins

BESTWA

Andy Perkins, founder of BESTWA, and Candi Summers, Executive Director of BESTWA, along with their team in Liberia, feed 1,400 children daily.

 

When Andy first went to Liberia as a businessman, he saw children sick and dying from lack of food and medicine. Most children there didn't live past 8 years old. God put the desire in his heart to save as many children as possible. He came back to the States determined to find a way to save children's lives.

 

There is such poverty in Liberia that a grandmother, who had no food to feed herself, and her granddaughter, went to a nearby river to drown herself and her granddaughter, rather than see them both starve. Strangers saved the child and took her to BESTWA. They named her ‘Blessing’ and she is now 9 years old. Since Andy and Candi began feeding and supplying medicine to the area, they have not lost a child. Some of the children have even graduated high school!

 

Andy secured a commitment from BESTWA for medicine and vitamins amounting to 2 ½ million dollars. However, there is a great cost to ship these supplies overseas. So, Andy and Candi live very modestly because they want as much money as possible going to the children. The Lord said, "as much as you do into these you do unto me."

 

They make trips to Liberia to oversee the team there. Just $28 can feed a child for a month.

MEET OUR MISSIONARIES

Samson and Qamar Titus

SAMSON AND QAMAR TITUS

Ten14 Ministries

Our goal at Ten.14 Ministries is to increase the ministry workforce, provide reliable transportation for the ministers in Pakistan, stimulate the local Pakistani economy, provide ambulatory care to the “Untouchable”, and help provide an opportunity for quality education for those who would not have it otherwise.

 

We were both born and raised in Pakistan as the fourth generation Christians. Our great grandparents converted from Sikh religion in the early 1900’s, when John Nelson Hyde (more commonly known as Praying Hyde) was preaching through India. We both accepted Jesus Christ as our savior and were baptized in Pakistan.  According to the Pakistani tradition our parents arranged our marriage in 1989. We attended All Nations Christian College in London, England and returned to Pakistan in 1991 to work with the tribal (Bheel) people in southern Pakistan. In 1994 we came to United States of America and were ordained to be ministers of the Gospel in 1995. We set up the mission’s office to raise much needed financial support for the work in Pakistan. When (Qamar’s Father) Dr. William Daniel passed away in 1996, it placed us in the leadership position to oversee the work in Pakistan and raise financial support.

 

The Lord has broadened our vision. In addition to the work in Pakistan; we teach seminars/conferences on Cross Cultural Outreach, as well as minister in prayer and counseling as the Lord is bringing so many needy people across our path. We travel across the United States and other parts of the world to teach and preach.

 

A few years ago, we opened a sewing center where women learn to sew as a way to provide for their families and gain protection from the dangers of working in the fields. Donors provide new sewing machines at the beginning of a class and upon graduation, each women is given the sewing machine she has been working with. The sewing center is saving lives, building self esteem and providing a source of income for its students.

 

Our newest project is building a church. Strict rules require us to build a set distance away from the country's national religion meeting places. It is urgent that we build quickly before a national religion meeting place is erected within the designated area and we are unable to have our church. Our project needs urgent financial support.

MEET OUR MISSIONS PASTOR

ANN HUNTER

Grace Fellowship Church Missions Pastor

Read about Ann Hunter.

QUESTIONS?

Send an email to our Missions Pastor for more information.