2020 FEATURED MISSION PARTNERS
YOUNG LIFE AFRICA
There are ~16 million unreached kids in Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone under the age of 15
Young Life is introducing young people to Jesus across Africa – transforming hearts, lives, families, and communities in the process. Teens from Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone will experience a place of welcome, adventure, laughter, and unconditional love alongside a trusted leader at a Young Life camp where they’ll hear the entire gospel story, many for the first time.
A teen mom abandoned by her parents finds acceptance again
A street kid with a history of drug abuse finds forgiveness
A young girl finds freedom
An orphan finds love
Some kids have never even left their neighborhood and many will return having met their Savior, Jesus Christ!
You can help reach many teens with the Gospel story and provide a long-term relationship with a Christian mentor to equip them to be Christian leaders in their families and communities. Join us in this movement, changing lives forever, and impacting eternity!
JUSTICE VENTURES INTERNATIONAL
There are over 8 million people enslaved in India, most enslaved through bonded labor
Justice Ventures International brings freedom, justice, and restoration to those suffering from human trafficking and other extreme injustice.
JVI partners with local organizations and global stakeholders to:
Secure Justice for Individuals
Facilitate joint rescue operations to free thousands of oppressed children, women and men
Empower Local Partners
Equip and strengthen local nonprofit organizations and businesses to fight injustice through human rights training, legal services, and funding
Improve Justice Systems
Conduct research, advocate for changes in policies and laws and build justice networks
JVI needs your help to provide Justice Hubs that will focus on services in high prevalence areas of injustice in Northern India. These Justice Hubs will rescue hundreds, protect thousands and transform communities bringing sustained freedom, justice, and restoration for vulnerable men, women, and children.
Only 2% of the 70 million Deaf worldwide have been introduced to the Gospel
Effectively reaching them with the message of Christ requires mobilizing and equipping believers who can communicate this good news in their unique languages and in culturally relevant ways.
Only approximately a dozen believers exist among the hundreds of thousands of Persian Deaf. Your generosity will help Christar reach them by:
Developing a resource designed to impart a vision for reaching the least-reached Deaf among Deaf believers
Adding a Deaf mobilizer, who will recruit Deaf believers for ministry in least-reached Deaf communities, to its mobilization team
Sending two short-term teams of Deaf believers to minister among the Persian Deaf, giving them a taste of how God can use them to make Him known in this community.
By God’s grace, your partnership will result in long-term workers mobilized to take the gospel to the Persian Deaf and other least-reached Deaf people groups!
TRANS WORLD RADIO
In 2018, BLESS partners funded the completion of a 200,000-watt medium wave (AM) radio-transmitter along the Silk Road.
Now you can help fund much-needed programming to share the Gospel with those who cannot be reached in person safely. With a focus on youth, this project will reach listening communities and guide them to Jesus through:
Broadcasting The Way of Righteousness radio program
Youth ministry programming through social media
The King of Glory biblical video series shared on social media
WANTAKIAN BIBLE TRANSLATION
Thanks to you, at the beginning of June, a group of Wantakians heard the Gospel for the first time!
In 2018, BLESS partners provided funding for the translation of the four Gospels in the first-time ever written heart-language of the Wantakian people in Papua New Guinea.
Now it’s time to provide eternal sustainability by providing the rest of the New Testament.
Purchase equipment needed to complete the New Testament Translation
Enable literacy training, Bible teaching and, discipleship
Print and distribute waterproof Bibles that withstand the harsh jungle environment