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Pastor David Kavua
Pastor David is married to Aniga and they have six children. He is in his 30’s and is a dynamic man of God.
Pastor David is an amazing church planter having not only planted several churches in Buin but also a church in West New Britain. He has also started a clothing shop which is very successful and this will fund the operations of his local church.
Pastor Joel Takava
Joel is married and has five children, four girls and one son. He lives in the village of Koromira, in Bougainville.
Joel graduated in 1983 from the CLC Freedom Bible College in Bougainville with a Certificate in Bible Studies. From 1984 until 2007 he was employed as Elder and Church Worker at Christian Life Centre, Arawa. Since 2008 Joel has been Pastor and Overseer of Kidron Ministries, and he is responsible for two churches and two cells in the Kieta district.
Crisha Franzene Arevalo
11 years old
Crisha has two older brothers and an older sister. The parents split up and the children have been living with their grandparents. Chrisha’s grandmother works as a mat weaver but earns very little. Life is difficult for them and her grandmother really wants to ensure Crisha gets a good education. Their home is made from wood but is not fully constructed; it is located in a coastal area and is almost right next door to Crisha’s school. Crisha says she enjoys Science at school and loves reading. She helps her grandmother at home by washing the plates.
14 years old
Teopista is an only child; both of her parents area dead and she now lives with an aunt who is on a very low income.
Teopista and her aunty's family live in a three-room brick house and the family get their drinking water from the protected spring about 800m away from their home.
Teopista walks about one kilometre to and from school each day. Teopista says her favourite subject at school is mathematics and she enjoys playing in the school netball team. Teopista likes to help her aunt at home by cooking the evening meal.
Bhumeeka Rai - EVANGELIST
34 years old
Bhumika is married to the pastor of the Dharmikta Joyoti Church and they have one daughter and one son. Bhumika has had extensive training in church ministry and evangelism and is responsible for women's fellowship, prayer ministry and evangelism in their area.
Bhumika's ministry area is in the Kavre district and surrounding area. Most of the population in this area are Hindu. As Bhumika came from the same background she has a great zeal to work among the unreached people and win them to Christ.
We need 5 sponsors @ $40 a month to fully support Bhumika.
Suklal Tamang - EVANGELIST
42 years old
Suklal Tamang comes from a good Christian family and is married to Laxmi who has often worked alongside him. His ministry has brought more than 500 people to Christ thus far and it is growing each day.
The ministry location is the Nawalparasi district where the majority of the population are fanatic Muslims and Hindus. Suklal is involved in church planting, gospel ministries, youth fellowship, outreach programmes and social activities.
We need 3 more sponsors @ $40 a month to fully support Suklal.
Doc Yolanda - CHURCH PLANTER
62 years old
Doc is a licensed physician with a great deal of experience in the ministry. Doc works in the Manuk Mangraw, Sinunul and Tawi-Tawi island areas which are autonomous Muslim regions located in Southern Philippines. There are special challenges that Doc faces in her ministry area. e.g. Being the only doctor on the island with no nurses and lack of medical facilities, animistic and occult practices among locals, discipling new Christians in their own local language, only source of water on the island is rain water, people in the communities have little or no education.
We need 15 sponsors $40 a month to fully support Doc.
Pastor Manuko Yautaki - CHURCH PLANTER
Papua New Guinea
Pastor Manuko is the catalyst to bringing unity between the Pastors and churches. Pastor Manuko regularly encounters opposition and there has been more than one occasion where his life has been in danger.
It is without question that Pastor Manuko Yautaki is held in high regard everywhere he goes. He serves the churches and the people with humility and no-one is denied his assistance at any time of the day or night.
We need another 3 sponsorships @ $40 a month to fully support Pastor Manuko.
Aregaw Beranie - EVANGELIST
Aregaw is 23 years old and married to Kasech who is 21 years old.
Aregaw is sharing the Gospel in an area called Melka Soda. Aregaw is currently learning the local dialect of the Oromo tribe, in the area where he is working. He goes from house to house, where the people are working on their farm, on the roads as well as markets to share the Gospel of Christ.
We need 5 sponsorships @ $40 a month to fully support Aregaw.
Pastor Apollo Tan - CHURCH PLANTER
56 years old
Pastor Apollo's mission is to disciple others, train and mentor aspiring evangelists, so that they develop their spiritual gifts.
Pastor Apollo works in the mountainous and remote area of Rodriguez, Rizal, where we have significant ministries helping underprivileged children and their families. I.N. also partners with local government and non-government organisations. Pastor Apollo wants to see the people grow in their faith, discover their own gifts.
We need 4 more sponsors @ $40 a month to fully support Pastor Apollo.
7 years old
Jerecaly has two older brothers aged 23 and 15 and
one sister aged 21 so she is the baby of the family. Her
father died and now it is up to her mother and older
siblings to help support the family.
The family home is located in a coastal area and Jerecaly’s school is nearby. The family have access to safe drinking water but they have to pay for it.
Jerecaly says her favourite subject at school is Filipino
and she enjoys drawing pictures; she helps her mother
at home by sweeping the floors.
7 years old
Jimuel has one brother aged 10 and two sisters aged 14 and 3. His father works as a daily labourer available for hire but it is a struggle to fully support his family’s basic needs. The family live in a wooden house and have access to safe drinking water. Jimuel’s school is close by so he can walk to and from school safely each day.
Jimuel says his favourite subject at school is Filipino and he loves to play basketball with his friends. Jimuel helps his mum at home by mopping the floors.
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