In conjunction with our summer 2022 sermon series, Created for Community, we asked our missions partners around the world to share what community means to them. These global leaders have differing experiences with community based on the context of the culture where they serve. Check out the videos below to discover what they had to say!

Allen “Angela” Kazooka
Community Network of Orphans Uganda

“It doesn’t take just money; it takes a group of people who have heart and passion to nurture children back to life.”

Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb
Bright Stars of Bethlehem

“I feel honored to be able to lead this community to a better future so that we might have life, and have it abundantly.”

Robert Nordstrom
OMF International

“That’s where we see true community: as we work together, love one another, serve one another, pray for one another.”

Rev. Valentin Siniy
Tavriski Christian Institute

“Very often we want to be the same-just like others. However, God has intended us to have different gifts, and in our communities, we need to share our gifts with others…”

Rev. Dan McNerney
Frontier Fellowship

“I can’t stress enough to American congregations how much we need the voices of all ethnicities, all cultures, all regions of the world to shed new light on our understanding of the vastness of Christ…community equals fruitfulness in mission.”

Rev. Isaac Laudarji
Evangelical Church Winning All 

“So for me, it’s been a joy walking in these community settings and mobilizing people towards a greater accomplishment of what the Christian faith desires of us as members of the community of faith called Christianity.”