The following is a group of organizations and churches we partner with monthly to bring the gospel to light in hard soil both in and around our community but also in areas where we do not physically exist. We are glad for our partners, excited about their work and, most of all, thankful that the Lord makes his name known in all the earth.
Richardson Area Young Life: Many of you not only know about Young Life but have served this organization, too. Young Life "believes in the power of presence" and that "kids are dramatically influenced when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God's love with them."
Your resources here will also flow into Young Lives, which is the arm of Young Life that serves teen moms.
Forefront: This organization's mission is to "reach for the unreached by building disciple-making teams and equipping young adults for a lifetime of effective ministry ..." In Richardson this means discipling international students and refugees.
For the Nations: FTN is similar to Forefront, but serves folks who are at a different stage of life. The goal of For the Nations is "to provide educational and acculturation services that help meet the practical needs of refugees and to share with them the gospel of Jesus Christ."
Prestonwood Pregnancy Center: This organization has served over 65,000 women in the last 27 years in DFW by providing free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds, consultation, classes and assistance. They "provide women and their families in DFW and the surrounding areas with the support they need in the face of uncertainty."
These are churches outside of Richardson that we have given both a one-time 2018 gift to and committed to partner with monthly for the next two years (2019-20). We want to support churches and church planters on rocky soil as they take the gospel to all ends of our country.
Seven Mile Road Waltham (Clint Patronella)
Clint and his family are on mission in Waltham, Mass. just outside of Boston to "make, mature, and multiply disciples in Waltham by providing clear and compelling witness to the real Jesus."
The Patronellas have played a big role in the lives of so many of our people over the years, and we are thrilled to partner with them as they take the gospel to some of the toughest places in the northeast.
Pillar Church (Kaynenn Parker)
The Parkers are planting Pillar Church in a tough part of East Ft. Worth with a launch team starting early in 2019. They are intent on "giving (the community of East Ft. Worth) repeated opportunities to see, hear, and respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ."
We are hopeful that the body of Mosaic gets to hear from all three of our current international partners in the months and years to come and hopeful to add to this number in the future. We have committed to each of these partners for the next two years as we labor to help them take the gospel forward to all ends of the earth.
Josh and Mel S. (Africa)
Josh and Mel S. and their four children have lived and served in Africa for the past seven years. They lead a team working in media, education and medical fields in order to bless, and in the hope of seeing gospel transformation on this continent.
Their vision is to help initiate a church planting movement among the indigenous peoples, together with the local church of nearby people groups. They focus their attention on establishing gospel communities in every city and town in the area where they live.
Heavenly Faith Baptist Church (East Asia)
Brandon and Christine H. have served for twelve years in an East Asian city with a population the same as Texas. Their goal is to cultivate healthy churches. They do this by investing deeply in one local indigenous church and a handful of local pastors.
Please pray for wisdom and boldness for them and the local believers as persecution from the government has drastically increased over the last two years.
Edify (Multiple Countries)
Edify’s mission is to improve and expand sustainable Christ-centered education globally with the vision for flourishing Godly nations. Their work is centered around the idea that the poor are already finding ways to help themselves.
Edify comes alongside dedicated entrepreneurs who offer quality Christ-centered education to children in their underserved communities, providing three key resources to help them improve and expand their schools.
Training to equip school leaders to develop Christ-centered, sustainable schools
Loan capital to expand and improve school facilities
Education technology to enhance learning outcomes and employability
Edify currently operates in 11 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. They are finishing their 10th year of operation and praising God for reaching over 1 million children. Please pray for wisdom as they develop a strategy for the next 10 years.
Follow their story here.