Beth and Larry Smith Note from Beth and Larry: We want to thank you, from the bottoms of our hearts, for your compassion for the Kenyan people from the year 2016 - 2019. By God’s strength, we joyously exceeded our initial two-year commitment. We love the Kenyans, and they love us, truly together. We are now back in Alaska and will freshen Larry’s American clinical and hospital skills. We will prayerfully prepare for our dream of a long-term model going back and forth into and out of Kenya, including taking teams, for the rest of our able lives, God willing. Our work permits, entry visas, and professional licenses are renewable under the Evangelical Covenant Church of Kenya’s sponsorship. We praise God who is abundant!!! We are humbled by your sacrifice and support. God knows how generous you have been toward the desperate needs of the struggling but tirelessly creative Kenyans. We are looking forward to more team mobile medical camps for hundreds of impoverished church, mosque, and community patients in November and December 2019. You are welcome to join future teaching teams, very wanted indeed! God wins, again andalways, because He is good.
Psalm 119: 10 instructs all of us as following: “I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.” We believe that God designs people for victory and for life without fear. We think you show incredible courage as partners. Here is applause to visions ahead!
The situation in Congo is both dire and hopeful. Joining together with World Vision in Equateur, the Covenant church desires to stand with the Congolese to turn around the most over-looked province in the neediest country of the world. This unprecedented partnership will provide a “journey to transformation” through a proven community development model for sustainable long-term solutions to build a better world for children. To find out more, please visit their website: www.covchurch.org/covenantkidscongo
Pastor at Sea - George Mastroyanis Pastor George Mastroyanis is a pastor at Community Covenant Church. His ministry focus is serving passengers and crew members aboard cruise ships. Sailing in Alaskan and international waters, George and his wife Sandie are an integral part of Community Covenant's mission to bring Christ's hope, healing, and wholeness to our community and to our world.
Pastor Vince and Jodiann Schott along with Missionaries Dwight and Mary Jo Hansen had a vision establish a safe home for children in Mexico. Nana’s House was founded in 2006 with just few girls, and began its partnership with Community Covenant in 2015. The idea for Nana’s House was to make a home that is just as safe, happy and healthy as our own homes. The children are not warehoused in an institution but lovingly raised by well-trained paid staff. Starting with one house for just ten girls Nana’s House has grown to two girl’s homes and a boy’s home. Each child is busy with church, private school, and creative activities. We see each shattered life transformed in just a few months as the children receive the loving care of the staff and enjoy a safe place. Nana’s House is now in the process of buying land to build one facility to unite all three homes on one property. Join us in supporting their efforts! Find Nana's House on Facebook or visit their website for more information.