"Because he loves me," says the lord, "I will rescue him; I will protect him
for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and i will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble, i will deliver and honor him." psalm 91:14-15
GOing into all the world
We celebrate our Savior and share His salvation with the world. Our mission is to be transformed into the image of Christ and to fill our communities, and throughout the world, with the presence of Christ so that many will find the way back to God. The Springs members are helping people in Germany, Belgium, Rwanda, Honduras, and Oklahoma City to hear about Jesus and experience the love of God. Some of The Springs members give not only their money but also their time through service at one of our mission points.
Our mission points include:
Paul and Suzanne Whitmire
Cross & Crown, Oklahoma City
Follow Cross and Crown on Twitter @CrossAndCrownOK
Our mission begins at home. The Springs has participated in the birth and growth of the Cross and Crown mission in downtown Oklahoma City. Led by Paul and Suzanne Whitmire mobilizing a host of The Springs members, the missionaries at Cross and Crown proclaim the love, mercy, and hope of Jesus Christ through service and prayer. This unique and effective urban ministry serves the inner city community of OKC sharing the love of Christ through hot meals, clothes, a listening ear, and prayer. Learn more at Cross &Crown Mission
Paul and Carol Brazle
For more than 20 years, Paul and Carol Brazle have remained shining lights in Dutch speaking Europe. The Brazles' work includes outreach to an ethnically diverse population of Antwerp, preaching and teaching in Belgium and Holland, and leading church camps and retreats in Europe. The Brazles coordinate and direct the Advanced Bible Study Series, one of the leading training opportunities for church leaden in Europe. The Brazles provide a much-needed example of a loving Christian family to their church and community.
Don and Cindy Roehrkasse
With strong commitment and dependability the Roehrkasse family has ministered in northern Germany for more than 20 years. While their primary efforts are directed towards growing a strong church in the city of Hildesheim, Their work has grown to include mentoring smaller congregations in northern Germany and directing annual church camps and retreats for Christians and non-Christians in Germany. The Roerkhasses have begun a youth ministry in their congregation and are asked to lead the national youth camp each year.
Follow Predisan on Twitter @Predisan
Predisan's name describes our purpose well. Predisan comes from two Spanish words meaning "to proclaim" and "to heal", as in Luke 9:2 when Jesus sent out the apostles "to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick." In short, we are about "Proclaiming Jesus and healing lives." As a Christian organization, our vision is to see people experience wholeness, physical, spiritual, social, economic and environmental health according to God's redemptive plan.
Our solution is to be the hands and feet of Christ in partnership with donors and volunteers in health services, education, and other actions that transform the lives of people, empowering them to pursue complete wellness.
Christ's church rwanda
Follow Christ's Church Rwanda on Twitter @ChristsChurchRw
The many different roles they fill include proclaiming the Good News, promoting spiritual growth, and helping create community at Christ’s Church Rwanda, providing Christian education for children and teens at Kigali International Community School, leading Body and Soul classes, modeling foster care of abandoned children, leading a home based small group ministry throughout Kigali, and providing life opportunities for young women.
bryan and holly hixson
Bryan & Dr. Holly Hixson were working at Oklahoma Christian University in 2007 when they made the transition to full-time ministry in Rwanda following a trip to Rwanda on behalf of the university in 2006. Holly’s primary role has been as a teacher of secondary sciences at Kigali International Community School (KICS). In addition, Holly has served through a number of projects including Peace Through Business, Rwanda Presidential Scholars (RPS), and Let’s Start Talking (LST). Holly has also served at Christ’s Church Rwanda (CCR) through worship and vulnerable children’s ministries. Bryan’s primary roles have been as ROC’s Executive Director and the Chairman of the Board for KICS. Bryan has also served through various projects including Rwandans4Water, RPS, & LST and roles at CCR.
BRETT AND KELI SHRECK
Brett and Keli Shreck and their children Kassidy, Natalie, Benjamin and Nicholas moved to Rwanda in Feb. 2010. Their two sons were adopted from Rwanda in 2007. Brett serves as Senior Minister at Christ's Church Rwanda, and Keli is over the children's program at CCR. Around 120 children (age 2-12) come on Sunday mornings with over half of those walking long distances to come without parents. CCR opened a fifth Children's Ministry Class in October to accommodate this growing work of God. Since moving to Rwanda, Brett and Keli have added two children to their family, Gloria and Moses.
Rwanda Country Director at Belay Global
Jamie moved to Rwanda in July 2011 and started working with business women who dreamed of reach out to the next generation of young entrepreneurs. Jamie founded Duhugurane to offer holistic work-readiness training for young Rwandan women 18-25 years old, and has evolved to include entrepreneurship training. Jamie has a passion for helping women leave the sex trades in Rwanda. Many are finding new hope through Jamie and her team's efforts.
The Missions Vision Team
The missions ministry at The Springs is led by The Missions Vision Team, a very dedicated group of people, with a deep passion for missions. The current MVT members are: Celeste Dvorak (Chair), Amy Beauchamp, Greg Gillham, Rick Guyer, Kelsey Herndon, Ryan Jones, Ben Langford, Jean Mullican, Jared Scism, and Ken Steele. You may contact our Missions Chairperson, Celeste Dvorak, at email@example.com