Redeemer provides financial and prayer support for five different missionary activities. If you would like to learn more about any of these mission areas, we encourage you to contact them individually and ask to be included in their electronic updates.
The Burkett Family
Herb and Kim Burkett, have a vision to see Ukrainian people serve in their churches and communities around them and to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations. Herb and Kim, originally from Dewitt, have been working with SEND International in Ukraine since 2001. Initially, they served as part of a team that established Golgotha (Calvary) Church, which opened in 2014. The Burkett’s served in many different areas to help this church mature and understand its need to be a part of the Great Commission – taking the gospel to other parts of the world. After turning ministry responsibilities in Golgotha Church over to Ukrainians, Herb and Kim have accepted another assignment. They are helping with Ukrainian Bible Church, a new church plant in the city of L’viv. Not only will Herb be part of this leadership team, but together, Herb and Kim will help develop a family ministry within the church. In addition, they have been serving at the Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary. Herb assists with the International Mission’s Program and Kim mentors students and teaches in the Women’s Ministry Program. Herb and Kim have a vision to see Ukrainian people serve in their churches and the communities around them and in taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations. If you would like to learn more about God’s work in Ukraine, you can follow them on Facebook or contact Herb & Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill Schoonover has worked with Youth for Christ in northern Michigan and eastern Minnesota for over 17 years. Bill accepted the position as the Area Director of Campus Life for the Head of the Lakes Youth for Christ in Duluth, Minnesota just 2 short years ago. He leads a Campus Life club in Barnum, MN and is working to establish new clubs in and around the Duluth area. Campus Life clubs encourage students to build and strengthen a relationship with Christ as they relate to their group leader and each other. Please be in prayer for Bill as he seeks to impact student’s lives. Also, pray for his busy family as they seek to support each other and make a difference for Christ in the land of 10,000 lakes!
Joe and Jill Vincent
Jill and Joe Vincent are House Directors with Cadence International, an evangelical mission agency dedicated to reaching the military communities of the United States throughout the world with the good news of Jesus Christ. Joe and Jill will be ministering to the military community at Spangdahlem Base in Germany. The Vincent’s will work alongside the military chaplains, to provide a Hospitality House (The Hangar) that serves as a “home away from home” with an open door, home-cooked meals, weekly Bible study, Christian mentoring and support for the soldiers and their families. The mission of Cadence is to share the Gospel and promote community resource support with the Military Community. Christ is exalted through the lives of transformed military people. If you would like to learn more about the Vincent’s work in Germany, contact them at:
International Justice Mission
International Justice Mission represents a global team of lawyers, investigators, social workers, community activists and other professionals who work to protect the poor from violence. They utilize our contributions to work on four action agendas: 1) to rescue victims of violence; 2) to bring criminals to justice; 3) to restore survivors; and, 4) to strengthen justice systems. To obtain more information about specific projects and prayer requests, go to: www.ijm.org.
In His Steps International and Sak Saum
In His Steps Internationalis an umbrella organization for several ministries including Sak Saum. Located in Phnom Penh and the Saang district of Cambodia, Sak Saum is a ministry dedicated to the rescue, restoration, transformation and rehabilitation of vulnerable and exploited women and men. The work of Sak Saum is supported through the sale of clothing items and accessories. However, fashion is not the end goal. The end goal of Sak Saum is transformation, human transformation, which flows from an intensely personal relationship with God. The goal is addressed through each of the five life domains: physical, cognitive, emotional, vocational and spiritual. To learn more, go to: www.ihsionline.org.
Advent House Ministries, Inc. is located in the heart of Lansing and has been helping people out of poverty and homelessness for 30+ years. It is their hope to provide respite from life’s struggles and create opportunities for children and adults to become self-sufficient and fulfill their potential. As the needs of the homelessness and poverty have changed and become more apparent, Advent House has expanded bringing aid in a timely and effective manner. Redeemer annually supports their expanded services programs with a monetary contribution. To learn more, go to: www.adventhouse.com