About Reflection of grace:
"Reflection of grace", started in 2015, is a Non-Profit Project to reflect the love of Jesus to others through Field Worker care and Pastoral development. There are so many out there who are in need, and as followers of Jesus we should use the talents and means God has blessed us with to help. "Reflection of grace" is also the blog/Vlog of my personal journey and this website to generate conversations about grace and financial support.
To reflect the grace given to us by jesus & empower others to do the same is the purpose of "reflection of Grace". This journey is amazing, difficult & totally worth it! relationships by love, relationships with action, relationships rooted in the grace of Jesus!
Reflection of Grace Objectives:
Those serving God full time often feel discouraged and isolated by their unfamiliar environments, the need to appear "perfect" in front of others because of their title, and the heavy SPIRITUAL warfare they experience in the places they are.
1Thessalonians 5:11 -"So Encourage each other and build each other up"
Support is a vital relational need and key way to show love to those serving God and others. to work alongside Field Workers and pastors in what they are doing and be intimately invested in their calling and lives matters. to be there in person is huge when you pray together, cry together, and laugh together.
Galatians 6:2 - "Share each other's burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ."
To bring provisions of physical help through service and gifts is a NECESSARY and tangible way to show our love. especially to those serving God who have given up many environmental and financial comforts to show love to others in dark places.
2 Corinthians 8:7 - "Since you excel in so many ways...I want you to excel also in the gracious act of giving."
As Believers we are here on earth for two purposes only. We are here for each other, and we are here for the lost. Reflection of Grace serves both values first and foremost.
Reflection of Grace Locations:
The Ream Team works in Haiti and has for the last 8 years. They wear many hats discipling pastors, pastoring a church, and running a women's micro loan ministry (KOFAEL). They hold a very special place in my heart and need caring for as they work in the most financially poor country in the western hemisphere. The Language is Creole.
The Walker family serves in Montreal, the city with the lowest % of believers in North America. They serve to reach others through childrens ministry and family outreach and discipleship. They are passionately planting churches, sharing good news, and constant in discipleship with others and doing it all to bring light to their often hopeless and dark area. The Language is French.
There are three groups in this large, highly populated country. North, central and South. In the South pastors of local churches are in constant need of encouragement due to the persecution there. Training is needed there for the youth and homeless children outreaches. Central, there is a wonderful family working in the slums and dealing with the every day struggles of learning to love others in new and unique ways, while adapting to a life far away from what they've known. To the north there is a dear family who has several schools packed full of underprivileged and the worlds most vulnerable children. They run med clinics and educate these children and families bringing good news with them. The Language is Tamil, Hindi, and several others.
East Africa holds a beloved pastor, good friends and amazing young people. They are building a local church and partnering with us to provide the necessary funds for the youth in the church to complete their educational degrees. The local pastor is also going through seminary training and through our provided materials with the hope of coming to the Holy land with World of the Bible next year. There is also a local youth rugby club we plan to host a rugby camp with, in partnership with a professional rugby player and coach from the US. These efforts and outreaches are all tied to the church and pastors there. The Languages are Swahili, English, Lugandan, Lusoga and several other local dialects.
New York City:
This is the capital of the world. From New York culture and information trickle down. The field workers here work on college campuses full time bringing hope, truth and love through outreach and discipleship. They are new to NYC but not new to field work. Supporting them in the mecca urban hub of NYC is exciting, challenging, and totally worth it.
Some of the most hospitable people in the world. We have access to Cuba through sports with youth, humanitarian aid and church partnership. The government grants visas and has been very kind to let medical experts, sports persons and religious personnel in to their country to help their people. The good news is going out and churches are being planted. Our aim is to support the outreach and the director Jeff, who is the driving force behind this specific partnership and work.
Some dear pastors of an assembly in Jerusalem and the surrounding areas are growing the community of believers there and have many unique challenges that are in need of outside field worker care with an understanding of the culture. Reflection of Grace is so honored and pleased when able to bring good gifts of support and encouragement to them.