Global Involvement

Saved by God’s grace and trusting who we are in Christ and how He lives and loves through us, we are called to share His gift of love to our community and our world. Jesus moves the body to serve beyond our door in the following ways:

LOCAL EXPRESSION:

OPEN DOOR FOOD BANK

  • 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month
  • May-September 8am-10:30am /October – April 9am-11:30am
  • Bring photo ID

 

GLOBAL INVOLVEMENT:

  • Family of God Christian Fellowship/Familia de Dios – Puerto Penasco, Mexico
  • The Evangelical Church of Bosnia and Hercegovina
  • Good Shepherd Church and Primary School -Kigali, Rwanda

ODW Child Sponsorship in Rwanda

ODW Child Sponsorship offers a unique opportunity to provide funding for education for children in Rwanda. These children are connected to local church bodies that ODW has built strong relationships with through years of on-site ministry through short-term missions teams. Sponsorships provide tuition, uniforms and one meal a day. More than mere material provision, sponsorship also provides hope and encouragement for the children and their families. Here is what sponsorship means through the words of a child from Bosnia: “Dear donator thank you for your help to me, that means a lot to me. Without your help I don’t know how would my mother by me books and clothing for me so I can go in school like all other kids. Many things happens to me in the last year, my grandmother died and God provide a house for me my mother and my brother. I’m very happy to have a room and the normal life. Please pray for me and my teachers to have patience with me because I have a hard time in school, sometimes its difficult to follow the class. May God bless you and I hope I’ll see you and be in touch with you.” -Ismet If you are interested in helping to provide hope for a better future for a child in one of these countries, please contact Bobby and Angie Warren at ednamaeknot@msn.com or call 623-535-8971

 

Our ODW Global Workers:

Gary & Sandy Wittevrongel Serving with Paraclete Group www.paraclete.net. garywitt@paraclete.net and sandywitt@paraclete.net Read their bio… Witts Bio

 

 

 

Fred & Kerri Garner Serving in the global worker, development and international communities in Nairobi, Kenya tripkegarner@gmail.com “Since we were very young, we have known that cross cultural work would be in our futures. We met in college, and after we were married, we went to Guatemala to work in rural villages…”

Garner bio

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Klink Serving as a Church-based Teams Coach with a local ministry. klinkfam4@cox.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT’S COMING UP:

Bosnia Women’s Retreat, Fall 2019.

 

“For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’” – Romans 10:13-15

 

ODW Team

  • Bob & Helen Ryan
  • Chris & Jackie Andrews
  • Buzz Carr
  • John & Sue DeForest
  • Mags Ohmes

Helen Ryan  Helen Ryan, Director helen.ryan@odfchurch.org