WE HAD AN AMAZING GLOBAL IMPACT CONFERENCE!
What an AMAZING Global Impact Conference we had on October 6th & 7th! Everyone who came -- from our missionaries to exhibitors, pastors and congregation -- was so very blessed! FIRST, it was so good seeing out missionaries who were able to travel "home" to be with us -- we know for some it's only every few years, so it was good to touch base and love on them all a bit. We had 17 missionaries and/or organizations represented with table displays, and it was so encouraging to see the people engaging and getting more info on each of them. SECOND, our keynote speaker -- Carlos Sarmiento (Founder and Director of Orlando House of Prayer) did such an AWESOME job of conveying God's heart and the relationship with prayer and missions. We encourage you to take time to listen to his messages -- but if you only have time for one right now, watch the Saturday AM message... it was a powerful reminder for all of us about what the priority MUST be. Here are links to each session below, tagged to start when I intro him to speak.
MEET OUR 2018-2019 NEW HOPE MISSIONARIES!
** Indicates that New Hope is their sending church.
Mary Beth Maifeld **
Youth With A Mission | El Paso - Juarez
Mary Beth has served with Youth With A Mission, also known as “Y-WAM”, an international, interdenominational Christian missions organization since January 1994. She became the Director of Youth With A Mission El Paso-Juárez in May 2004 and has served in that capacity for 13 years. Mary Beth continues in leadership at the base and currently oversees the construction of the new children’s home for Rancho Los Amigos (RLA), and coordinates higher education for the children from the home. She is also the coordinating leader for a new YWAM leadership school being brought to Mexico.
Sandra Poor **
Youth With A Mission | Southeast Asia
Sandra has been ministering as a church-planter in Southeast Asia since 1994 and is a part of Youth With A Mission. She lives in Antakya (Antioch of Syria) where Christians were first called Christians, where only Sandra and one other woman proclaim the Gospel. Turkey, which was predominately Christian, is now the most unreached nation in the world. Only half of one percent of the people are Christian, with a population of more than 75 million people.
Richard & Margaret Greene **
Keystone Project | Keystone, South Dakota
Richard and Margaret Greene reside in Keystone, South Dakota (home of Mt. Rushmore) and this is home to their ministry headquarters. Twice a year, Richard leads month-long disciple-making movement seminars to pastors and leaders globally. During the summer months, college-age students come as interns in discipleship training and work in the hospitality business to win international students to Christ.
The Chand Family **
Forefront Mission | India
Dinesh and Rachel founded Forefront Mission in 1998, with a mission to plant churches by raising up local pastors and leaders. Forefront is based in the least evangelized state of India and one of the most Hindu dominating areas of the world. In the last 19 years, Forefront Mission has trained up 100+ pastors and planted over 250 churches, where more than 50,000 people have been reached and about 25,000 people worship weekly.
Sondra Livermore **
Commission To Every Nation (CTEN) | Central & South America
Sondra lives in Mimbres Valley, New Mexico and travels in partnership with Indigenous Training Ministries to establish Bible Schools for Christian leadership called Christian Training Centers (CTCs). Sondra's main focus is to establish contact with Churches, pastors, organizations or denominations interested in training Christian leaders, and provides training and oversight of the free two-year program. She also trains and runs short-term missions teams, raises funds and helps various outreach projects. Sondra teaches herbal remedies in rural locations, assists LifeReach’s international midwifery school, and provides various types of help for needy locations and other Christian ministries.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website: sondrasnews.org
Barry & Tracy Sullivan **
Oldsmar House of Prayer | Oldsmar, Florida
After serving for more than 20 years in pastoral ministry within the local church, in 2015 Barry & Tracy established Oldsmar House of Prayer where, through intercessory worship and prophetic impartation, they desire to partner with the Lord’s heart for what He wants to do in this region. They also support local churches and ministries through pastoral support, music, teaching, and focused times of prayer.
Email: email@example.com | Website: www.OldsmarHOP.org
**Oldsmar House of Prayer currently hold joint prayer meetings with New Hope every Thursday at 7pm in the FORGE building.
Gwen Conrad **
Youth With A Mission | El Paso-Juarez
Gwen Conrad has been serving with Youth With A Mission El Paso-Juárez (YWAM EPJ) for over 21 years (minus 3 years in the middle to serve with YWAM Perth, Australia), and can still say that it is a joy to serve the Lord in Juárez! She serves on the leadership team as well as gives administrative oversight to YWAM EPJ and Rancho Los Amigos (RLA) children’s home that is part of the ministry. Gwen in the proud mother of 3 adopted young adults, Daniel and Lucy who grew up in RLA for almost 12 years of their lives, and then their younger biological sister, Sarah. She continues to look for opportunities to fulfill her vision: “To equip and mobilize international, mission-oriented Christians to fulfill their God given destinies among the nations.”
Terry & Marilyn Weaver
Elim Fellowship Missions | US & Abroad
The Weavers are ordained Missionaries with Elim Fellowship. Terry has a PhD in Microbiology and Marilyn has an MA in Christian Counseling. After 11 years in East Africa then 5 years in Germany working with immigrants and refugees, the Weavers now live in the US where Terry teaches microbiology at Regent University. Marilyn has joined together with Deborah Strong to launch the Strong Weavers Conferences. Their vision is to take Holy Spirit teaching and impartation to women in remote regions across the globe, by the transformational power of the Word of God and the workings of the Holy Spirit.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Tenney & Pam Olsen
Hilltop House of Prayer | Tallahassee, Florida
In 2005, Pastors Tenney and Pam founded the International House of Prayer in Tallahassee, Florida. They are driven by God’s desire to awaken America and use Florida as a rudder that will steer the nation back to God! America is at a massive tipping point; something must be done. The solution to our problems will only come from Heaven. God's divine remedy has always been released through prayer… (2 Chron. 7:14)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com | Website: www.hilltoptlh.org
Dick & Vicky Christensen
Indigenous Training Ministries | Clearwater, Florida
“Rev C” has spent the last 20 years crisscrossing the globe, establishing Christian Training Centers in both “open” and “closed” countries alike. He has helped to train thousands of pastors, strengthened the local churches, and so much more! He is based out of Clearwater, where he lives with his wife Vicky, her daughter Sarah, and their new son, Daniel.
Rick & Barb Sucher
Missionary Ventures | Dominican Republic
In the late 90's God drew the Suchers to the mission field, starting in Southeast Asia. There they served the people of the Philippines for 6 1/2 years and traveled to teach in Indonesia. While there, the Suchers helped plant 7 churches and started and oversaw 32 Bible schools as regional directors with the International School of Ministry. God then moved them to the Dominical Republic, where they serve as field coordinators with MVI. Their ministry and family have grown, and their daughters Julia and Jessica continue to serve with them, helping care for their 6 year old Haitian sister, Mariflor.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website: www.sucherministries.com
Wayne & Denise Dery
The Plant International | Kenya & Tanzania
Wayne & Denise have been in full-time ministry for more than 20 years. They have ministered as youth pastors, Master’s Commission directors, planted and pastored their own church in the central Florida area, and are now the founders of The Plant International. They partner with US based churches to plant and build churches in remote areas of Africa where there is little or no Gospel message, averaging one new church every 17 days.
Jared & Karina Olsen
Justice House of Prayer | Washington DC
Jared and Karina Olsen serve as missionaries with the Justice House of Prayer DC, a missions organization laboring for spiritual transformation and cultural reformation by establishing contending prayer and worship with missions from the governmental gate of our nation's capital. They have two daughters, Evelyn and newborn Olivia, whom they raise in the Washington DC area where their ministry is based.
Email: email@example.com | Website: www.jhopdc.com
John & Justine Wolfley
SIM | Continental Southeast Asia
John, Justine and their two youngest children, Matthew (10) and Alexis (8) are excited to begin their new lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand. They are a blended family with two adult children working and studying in the US. John has assumed the role of SIM Continental SouthEast Asia (CSEA) Projects and Missional Business Coordinator, responsible for supporting operations to engage the least-reached people groups. Justine works on the CSEA media team, while the children are transitioning well into school life in Thailand.
Dr. Tonya Hawthorne
New Frontiers Health Force | Ngoswani, Kenya
Dr. Tonya is a board-certified Osteopathic Family Physician and has dedicated her life and career to global health care. She has spent the past 20 years doing global medical missions work, including health care, disaster relief, education, and promoting hope with volunteer teams in 35 countries. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Tonya has been based in Ngoswani, Kenya where she operates a full-time health center and primary school. In 2002, she was awarded The President’s Call to Service Award from President George W. Bush.
Cornerstone International | Uganda
Crystal King is a full-time missionary teacher in Africa. In 2016 she and her team successfully evacuated 80 orphans out of a war zone in South Sudan. She anticipates going to Uganda to work with her friends and former neighbors who are now refugees. Uganda is host to Africa's largest refugee crisis and the single largest refugee camp in the world. The war could continue for many years. Crystal plans to work with a refugee church to help them build their community.