MINISTRIES AND MISSIONS
Dirk L. Knies, Mission on Malta
Operation Mobilization in Malta
Dirk has been in full-time ministry for 44 years as a pastor, evangelist, and missionary who has served around the globe in the Netherlands, Greece, and throughout Europe with Campus Crusade for Christ, European Christian Mission and is currently with Operation Mobilization in Malta, reaching out to North Africa and the Middle East.
Voice of the Martyrs
Remembering the Persecuted church
The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is a nonprofit, interdenominational missions organization that offers practical and spiritual help to persecuted Christians around the world. VOM was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned 14 years in Communist Romania for his faith in Christ. His wife, Sabina, was imprisoned for three years. In the 1960s, Richard, Sabina, and their son, Mihai, were ransomed out of Romania and came to the United States. Through their travels, the Wurmbrands spread the message of the atrocities that Christians face in restricted nations, while establishing a network of offices dedicated to assisting the persecuted church. The Voice of the Martyrs continues in this mission around the world today through the following main purposes:
Our ministry is based on Hebrews 13:3:
"Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body."
VOM’s Five Main Purposes:
To encourage and empower Christians to fulfill the Great Commission in areas of the world where they are persecuted for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
To provide practical relief and spiritual support to the families of Christian martyrs.
To equip persecuted Christians to love and win to Christ those who are opposed to the gospel in their part of the world.
To undertake projects of encouragement, helping believers rebuild their lives and Christian witness in countries where they have formerly suffered oppression.
To promote the fellowship of all believers by informing the world of the faith and courage of persecuted Christians, thereby inspiring believers to a deeper level of commitment to Christ and involvement in His Great Commission.
Anthony and Nikki Testa
Serving in a Reliant Mission in Turin, Italy
About the Testas' Ministry:
The Testa's are a crazy-for-Jesus, worshiping, mountain climbing, church planting family serving Italians, europeans and anyone else God brings along in Turin, Italy. They believe that God wants to call everyone "Into the Wilderness" to meet with Him and to experience His infinite love!
They have helped to found two churches in Italy and are now involved in a house church planting network. They also founded and oversee the Into the Wilderness program, designed to bring people into experiential encounters with the Creator in the wilderness through camping, rock climbing, mountaineering, rafting, trekking, and other mountain adventures.
Eagle's Nest Wilderness Ranch
Marcia House, Executive Director
We believe there are many children who dream, hope and long for the opportunity to be part of a family who truly loves them. They desire a family who will provide for them, protect them and guide them with their best interests in mind. A family who will always be there for them, comforting and encouraging them, helping them make choices and decisions that will be best for them in their future. A family who will provide safety and security with structure and boundaries. It is in the family setting where you can learn to relax, be yourself and be accepted for who you are. It provides opportunities for enjoying one another in play, work, helping one another and togetherness. It’s a place where memories are made and relationships are built.
At Eagle’s Nest Wilderness Ranch we will create that sense of family and help our children realize their dreams for a family to call their own. We will also help them dream about who they would like to be and what they would like to become by helping them find their God given gifts, talents and abilities.