"...this gospel of the kingdom
will be preached in the whole world
as a testimony to all nations"
MATTHEW 24:14a (NIV)
means telling others
WHO WILL YOU TELL?
At Gateway, we are using a TARGETED approach
& inviting those who have not yet heard about Jesus.
around the world have yet
to hear about
Please check-out Gateway's international partnerships
& future short-term mission experiences below:
Next short-term mission experience: TBD
PERU & ECUADOR
Rich & Elisa Brown / Inca Link
Born and raised as missionary kids Rich and Elisa Brown found each other in high school at the Alliance Academy in Ecuador. Then they went to Toccoa Falls College and started dating. Rich studied and graduated with a degree in Missiology and Elisa with Interpersonal Communications. The two were married on June 23, 1990. One year later, the couple moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, to serve as youth pastor and wife at North Ridge Church. In the four years spent there, Rich completed the ordination process and graduated with a masters degree in Bible and Theology from Wheaton Graduate School. They soon found themselves in Costa Rica and then moved to Peru in 1995. After 10 years of ministry in Peru, Rich and Elisa witnessed the growth of the Alliance youth from 30 in one church to over 1000 in three churches. God continued to use their gifts and talents in different parts of Peru until 2005. In 2005, they began their ministry in Ecuador, beginning a network of youth leaders in Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. The plan: To connect youth groups in North America with youth groups in South America through short-term missions. They are called to reach the 300 million youth in Latin America with Christ’s irresistible love. Elisa is part of a Christian Rock band called Corban, which opens all kinds of doors for youth ministry in Latin America. Rich and Elisa have four children: Olivia, Michaela, Josiah and Alexa. All of their children are intimately connected to the Brown’s ministry, especially with short-term teams as translators, Corban and helping in the orphanages and garbage dump ministries.
New Inca Link Canadian Office!
The mission team has an exciting announcement. Inca Link now has a Canadian office. You might say why is that such an exciting announcement? Well for years now we have partnered with Rich and Elisa Brown and Inca Link. We've been sending short term teams, supporting them financially, and even sending two of our young adults on a 9 month link year internship. Through all of this we have had to juggle the administrative and financial details through the US office. Now with a Canadian office we will be able to have a more seamless relationship and a simplified process for supporting the inca link ministries. On top of that, one of our own, Melanie Horning, is part of the board here in Canada. We are super excited that this will make it easier for us to support ministries in South America.
We also want to remind you that during this pandemic, our IW and national workers have been working hard to continue reaching out to those in need of the gospel and compassion around the world and here at home. Please remember that your prayers and support are a vital part of their ministries. You can support our missionaries through the Global Advance fund or by supporting them through their respective ministries. Please contact the office if you would like more information regarding the missions and ministries we support here at Gateway.
The Ninawachi Bible institute continues to train students in understanding the bible and preparing them to reach local communities with the gospel. The institute offers a combination of in class teaching with “on the field training.” Students have the opportunity to spend time in the local and remote communities for a month at the end of each school year building relationships and sharing the gospel. Some of these students will have an opportunity to minister to tribal groups that have never heard the name of Jesus! Please pray for the staff and students at the school as they have had many health challenges in the past year.
160+ children in Ecuador have been sponsored through our partnership with Compassion Canada. This support has been instrumental in Compassion’s ability to support not only these children but their families through Covid. Many of the poorest families have suffered greatly during covid as their ability to work and provide daily has been impacted by the pandemic. Compassion has been able to bridge many of these family through this time. We are excited to see how God will use this partnership as another avenue to share the gospel in these communities.
We've partnered with Compassion Canada and 165+ children are being sponsored in our partnered rural area of Ecuador. Praise the Lord!
Gateway has also partnered with National Workers Graham and Erika Hynds with Power to Change, Charlie Lyons with Leading Influence, and Doug and Sheryl Braaten with Teach Beyond Ministries and Open School Worldwide.
Some of Gateway's Local Partnerships Include...