At The Sanctuary we believe that all Christians are on mission for Jesus. Some of us travel around the world, some work hard in our own countries to resource those traveling, some go on short term trips to foreign countries, some serve locally at a food pantry or homeless shelter, but no matter how it looks, we're all called to give, pray, and to go serve somewhere.
OUR JULY FOCUS
Missionaries to Ethiopia & Thailand //
Sharing the Gospel & Rescuing Kids
We are excited to have the opportunity to celebrate two amazing families with roots at The Sanctuary who are making a big impact in our world! All of July, we are partnering with the Millar and Jennerson families by giving our finances, beyond the tithe, to empower their efforts to see people abroad transformed by the love of God and saved from despair.
Jesse and Haley are missionaries to Ethiopia, called to spark "a missional movement from Ethiopia to Africa and the rest of the world." Over the last 4 years, they have served as International Pastors at Beza International Church in Addis Ababa, the capital and largest city of Ethiopia. With over 60 small groups throughout the city, Jesse and Haley are equipping the believers to realize their identity in Christ and become beacons of light in a darkened world. That from Ethiopia missionaries will be raised up and sent out bearing the good news of Jesus’ freedom to all. In one of the poorest countries on the globe, they are prophetically declaring that "Africa will Arise"— that the hands of begging will turn into the hands of blessing. Jesse and Haley are currently overseeing the writing of a nine book discipleship curriculum to be used in their church and others across Africa.
Among the many joys of raising two kids (Zayma 2, Alister 8 weeks), Jesse enjoys playing music and writing, while Haley enjoys life most when she is running, biking, or playing soccer.
For more info on the Millars, go to: lightofnations.org/jesseandhaleymillar
Cole and Abigail work with ZOE International in ChiangMai, located in the northern part of Thailand. Operating in five countries, ZOE International has two main goals; reach every person with the Gospel and Love of Jesus Christ and to rescue every child from human trafficking worldwide.
Having served in Thailand just over two years, The Jennersons are active in expanding the impact of ZOE. Cole helps with international fundraising efforts through videos and photos, while working heavily with the Thailand team in government relations and internal media needs. Abigail, wears many different hats at ZOE Thailand, including: working in the media department with Cole (capturing photos that tell stories about the life transformation that is happening in the lives of the kids ZOE rescues), teaching hospitality and barista coffee skills that ZOE young adults can use (to find sustainable work in the city in their future), and serving with the NextGen Ministry Team overseeing Jr. High weekly services & small groups (where she helps put on camps, events and disciple young people).