LifeSpring is committed to reaching the world with the good news of the gospel message through our support of missions. LifeSpring actively provides mission services locally through Catalyst ministry in north Painesville, Angel Tree (a prison ministry) and Teen Challenge Salvation Army and Christian Counseling Center. Other missions we have supported both this year and last include Passion Ministries in India; World Wide Hispanic Outreach in Mexico; and Global Missionary Ministries (GMM) in Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Ukraine and Lithuania.
We are actively supporting organizations whose purpose is to present the Christian faith to the people that they serve. We ask you to pray regularly for the Lord to guide these brothers and sisters in the ministries in which they are serving. To learn more about these organizations, click on their icon below to visit their website.
Rondal and Janice have served with Pioneer Bible Translators since it’s beginning in 1976. Ron served as President for 18 years and now is Executive Director of Pioneer Bible Translators North Eurasia and Pioneer Bible Translators Europe, opening up these new fields of opportunity. Jan serves as Coordinator of Family Services preparing children and their families for the mission field.
Pioneer Bible Translators' ministry is basic to fulfilling the Lord’s Commission by getting the Good News of Jesus Christ translated into the languages of people groups who have yet to possess the Bible in their own language. Their present works are in Papua New Guinea, East Africa, West Africa, North Eurasia, Mainland Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Pacific Rim.
Ron and Jan are coming to Lifespring Sat. and Sun., Nov. 20 and 21 to equip us by presenting the seminar "Perspectives on World Missions" on Saturday and preaching on Sunday.
Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, Illinois exists to nurture and equip Christians to serve and lead in the church and the world. Founded in 1944, LCU has more than 5500 graduates serving in nearly every state in this country and in more than 120 countries worldwide. There are 30 areas of specialty in which to earn degrees. Les, a trustee of the college, graduated from this college as have others of the LifeSpring body. Briana Johnson is currently being trained there for service.
Graceland Ministries was established in 1998 by its present leaders, Colette Ladan and Jay Bowyer to create a community in Poland where Biblical truth is presented in creative and relevant ways, such as teaching English classes, engaging people in cultural and business events and discussion groups in a lively café setting. Starting in Ciechanow and now in Krakow they have taught over 500 students, with many coming to accept the life-giving message of the Gospel.
Steve is Chairman, Les is US Treasurer and several of the LifeSpring body have gone on short-term mission trips to Krakow.
TCM International was established in 1963. Its training center near Vienna, Austria exists to equip over 800 national disciple-makers from 25 countries to transform their countries and cultures for Christ from within through higher Christian education.
Les serves on the faculty, teaching classes yearly to nationals both at Haus Edelweiss and in-country. Several of the LifeSpring body have served as short-term workers.
TCM can also be found at www.tcmi.edu.