We aim to make missions a big deal at Ramsey Creek because Jesus made it a big deal first. He said, "Go into all the world and make disciples." Someone more recently has said, "The great commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed" (Hudson Taylor). We desire to partner with people who are obeying that command.
Here are some of the missionaries our church supports regularly.
The Dieringer Family (serving in Vanuatu)
Aaron and Jamie and their three girls Sadie, Akela, and Waverly serve on a remote island in Northern Vanuatu. They will be working with the Motlap language group in Mota Lava supporting the ongoing work of Bible translation and encouraging Scripture Use. No existing long-term, cyclone-safe homes are currently available on Mota Lava. Aaron and Jamie found a derelict home that is suitable for renovating and extending. An agreement has been reached with the landowner and chiefs to use the home through the end of 2028. Ian Walters of BuildAid Missions has agreed to lead the renovation efforts beginning mid-June 2018, and a team of local workers has been selected by the chiefs to assist.
Jamie and Aaron plan to use this ministry home and office as a focal point for their language learning and translation support as well as a base for their ministry--conducting meetings, Scripture Use Bible studies, workshops, literacy support, and strengthening relationships with the locals. They also hope to use the home to host prospective missionaries. The Dieringers hope that God will use this home to bless the community and be a light for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Stay connected with the Dieringers on Facebook here.
The Harlea Family (serving in Romania)
Cristian (Cristi) & his wife Michelle are serving as church planters in Romania with their three children Myles, Aaralyn, and Elyana. They seek to reach the Romanian people for Christ through planting churches, discipleship, and mobilization. They explain their vision:
"We recognize that our calling to a missionary life, and the strength that we need to be successful in this endeavor come completely from God. Therefore, our ministry effort will be driven by a total reliance on the Lord through consistent prayer. We are committed to planting cross-cultural, reproducing, indigenous churches where local leadership is discipled to the point of being able to train their own future leaders."
The Pitts Family (serving in Kenya)
Eric and Cait serve with the Kenya Church Catalyst team, working primarily with clean water projects and sustainable farming and implementing Community Health Evangelism projects in Turkana. They feel blessed by the opportunity to show Christ’s love in real and tangible ways to the Turkana through their ministry.
Follow them on Facebook and stay updated with their latest posts here.
To support the Pitts family in their mission work with the Turkana people please visit their website here.
Shining Light Outreach Center (Charleston, MO)
“Shining Light is a ministry that reaches the unreached, loves the unloved, touches the untouched, and impacts a lost tribe that had not been discovered in Charleston, MO.
This ministry requires a lot of help from others and as a result we have been blessed to work with some of the greatest Christians in all of the world. Our partners have given of themselves, their time, and their resources unselfishly. Thank you for making a difference!”