Through our global and US-based partnerships, we intentionally cross cultural, geographic, and socioeconomic barriers to share Christ in word and action for the purpose of making disciples.
“Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:18
Bob & Amy Carter
Focus: Bible Translation
Location: Nepal, and other regions of South Asia and Southeast Asia
LifeSpring has partnered with the Carters since the 1980s, initially to help translate the Bible for the peoples of the Solomon Islands. Now, as a Senior Translation Consultant, Bob oversees translation teams and trains translators, multiplying his expertise that more least-reached peoples will have God’s Word available in their language.
Affiliated with Wycliffe Bible Translators and The Seed Company.
Tavriski Christian Institute
Focus: Church Leadership & Missionary Training
Location: Kherson, Ukraine; the country of Georgia, and two Islamic countries in Central Asia
With the collapse of Communism and the opening of the former Soviet Union states, LifeSpring sent a missionary family in 1994 to forge a partnership with two Ukrainian churches. Because of rapid church growth, TCI was launched in 2004 to train pastors, church planters, and church leaders in Eastern Europe.
TCI grew, and was approached by Christians in nearby post-Soviet countries in Central Asia to establish extension schools, of which there are now three. Through the years, many LifeSpring members have traveled to Kherson and TCI, and our church remains a critical partner.
The mission of Tavriski Christian Institute is to train “competent and spiritually mature Christian workers who are able and willing to respond to the needs of the church and society in both the spiritual and the social sphere.”
Missions of Hope International
Focus: Child Sponsorship, HIV Ministry, Sustainable Development, Community Health Evangelism, and Church Planting Organization: The Hope Partnership (Missions of Hope International and Christian Missionary Fellowship International)
Location: Mathare Valley, Nairobi, Kenya
Missions of Hope International (MOHI) was founded in 2000 to bring the hope of Christ to 3 million people living in extreme poverty in the largest slum in Africa. Its directors and co-founders, Wallace & Mary Kamau, connected with CMF missionaries, and in 2007, CMF invited American churches to partner with the growing work.
LifeSpring was among the first to accept the call. Since then, MOHI has launched 16 faith-based grade schools with over 12,000 students (many of whom go on to high school and college), planted multiple churches, ministered to health needs including providing HIV/AIDS care, and facilitated business development through microfinance and job training.
Dick Alexander, retired LifeSpring Senior Minister, is now a CMF consultant with MOHI.
Dave and Nancy Moore, LifeSpring Clovernook members, founded Africa Fire Mission in 2014.
Robin Cox, LifeSpring Clovernook member, brought Days for Girls to the MOHI schools in 2015.
LifeSpring has organized many short-term mission trips to the Kosovo school in the Mathare slum in Kenya since 2008.
Learn more about MOHI's work in the Mathare Valley by watching the video below!
Many families at LifeSpring are currently sponsoring MOHI children at the Kosovo school. Learn more about how you can sponsor a child through CMF International.
Peter and Cathy Ignatius
Focus: Church Leadership Training, Church Planting, and Community Health & Development
Location: Chennai, India
Peter and Cathy were married at LifeSpring Clovernook in 1985, and sent two years later to take over leadership of what was then Madras School of Evangelism, founded in 1979.
The school has since grown into Lakeview Bible College and Seminary, a multi-faceted, fully accredited college and seminary, offering undergraduate training and a Master of Divinity program. As directors of ServAsia, Peter and Cathy lead LBC&S, oversee a media ministry (Xpressions), and facilitate church planting (SIGMA). With extension centers now launched, ServAsia’s work impacts 17 states in India and 7 nearby countries.
Campus Outreach is passionately reaching students with the gospel and training them to become mature followers of Christ. Their desire is to see students leave college equipped to labor in the harvest field for the glory of God. Campus Outreach believes that the university campus is one of the most strategic fields of ministry available in the world.
Zach Lonneman, member of LifeSpring Harrison, is on staff with Campus Outreach at Lindenwood University near St. Louis, Missouri. He leads retreats and Bible studies with students.
Tony and Liz Wells are on staff with Campus Outreach in Kentucky. He is the Area Director, overseeing ministries at Northern Kentucky University as well as at other colleges throughout the area.
Apple of God's Eyes
Focus: Recovery homes for girls who have been rescued from sex slavery
Apple of God's Eye is a Christian organization that is changing the fate of girls who have had their dreams, childhood and innocence stolen from them. The girls are given a home, an education, and taught about Jesus. They are valued and loved in a culture that shuns them for what has happened to them.
Today there are 3 houses with approximately 135 girls and a school that not only educates the girls in the houses, but also other children in the community. Many girls have "graduated" from this program to live fruitful lives. They are also diligently working with other organization on preventing girls from going into sex slavery.
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