Panama will be GMI’s newest field when GMI missionaries Alvaro and Mauren Barrantes arrive there the second half of 2019. The following year they will be joined by GMI missionaries Ronnie and Jaque Mackensen. Looking toward the future of this ministry, GMI is raising funds now to purchase land just north of the city of David to develop a ministry center where our missionary team can plant a church, reach out to the community with the gospel and train Panamanians to serve the Lord alongside the team. Property will only get more expensive in this quickly growing and developing area of the country.

Amount Needed: $30000

In June 2018 the GMI Board met and approved a project to raise $60,000. These funds along with the financial investment of the committed congregation in Paraguay would be used to purchase property in Ciudad del Este. Once property is acquired, then our GMI missionary team and the church can move on to the second phase which will be to build a meeting place and further develop the property into a ministry center. One aspect of the building phase will be to recruit mission teams from the U.S. to go and help with this project.

Amount Needed: $60000

Now that they are out in the villages, the Mangos need a vehicle that can withstand the rigors of unmaintained dirt roads. For a missionary, a vehicle is his most important physical ministry tool. To purchase a durable used vehicle, they will need to raise $23,500.

Amount Needed: $23500

Help put tin roofs on two small Malawian churches in which the poor members have completed their buildings with burnt bricks but are unable to complete the roof framing and cover them with iron sheets. Bill Vinton had to stop preaching and remove a stem of dried grass from his mouth during a recent service at one of these churches. Total amount needed: $1500. COMPLETED.

Amount Needed: $1500

Because Ted and Kim Rabenold have moved to a new location in Tanzania, they need to build a new home where they are now located. (NOTE: The photo is just a sample African home, not how their home will look.). COMPLETED.

Amount Needed: $38000

Cory and Kim Hodgson have been serving the Lord in Tanzania since 2006 but now they are moving to the field of Paraguay. This move requires them to learn a new language and a new culture. They will be working with a new team of missionaries and adjusting to a new climate as well. Moving halfway around the world requires them to also purchase new used items for their new place they will be living and also pay for set-up costs in a new country:

Furnishings, purchasing appliances, and setting up a home – $11,200
Quality used vehicle – $11,200
Immigration/residency expenses: $3,500
Language school (one year for Cory and Kim/several months for Naomi and Elijah) – $5,300

TOTAL – $31, 200

Amount Needed: $31200

This project is to build and equip a kitchen at the Grace Church in Malawi headquarters in Lilongwe, Malawi, that will serve the entire Grace Church during important events. Emmanuela Asong will also train women from Grace Church and women from outside the Grace Church in cooking. This ministry creates an ideal avenue to nourish Grace Church women spiritually as well as reaching out to non-Grace Church women.

Amount Needed: $11365

The plan is to build a simple dormitory-style, three-room structure at the Grace Church headquarters in Lilongwe, Malawi, that will house people during church and Bible School events. Each room will be designed to take at least three bunk beds. Nine bunk beds and 18 mattresses are being supplied. Additionally, we already have an eight-room toilet and bathroom facility at the headquarters of the Grace Church that needs to be finished. Only two of four toilets are currently in use and we have to finish building the structure, install the necessary equipment, and make sure water is available and properly supplied to the facility.

Amount Needed: $8682

The missionary team in Malawi needs to translate the entire English Bible School program into Chichewa. Currently, there are eight courses, but an additional 26 translated courses are needed. Having these courses will allow the team to train the majority of the church leaders who are not proficient in English. Total cost is $6,000 or $230 per course.

Amount Needed: $6000

In order to provide textbooks for our students in seven Bible schools across Malawi, Joseph Asong needs at least three toner cartridges/year. One cartridge costs $200. One year of cartridges costs $600.

Amount Needed: $600

The solar water heaters that supplied hot water to our dorms at camp stopped working in 2016. Since then, our dorms have been without hot water. The heaters cannot be repaired and must be replaced. Rather than replacing them with
expensive solar heaters, we would like to install gas water heaters to supply hot water to our dorms. This price covers the hot water heaters and installation. This will provide a better experience for our campers, rental groups, and mission teams.


Amount Needed: $3075

In Puerto Rico, losing power happens quite frequently, and it often takes hours or days for it to come back on. Having a powerful generator would help to supply power in the event of an outage. This would help improve the camp experience for visiting campers, rental groups, and mission teams.

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Amount Needed: $4500

The combined chapel/dining hall at Camp Bethesda in Buena Vista, Bolivia, is in need of an additional 50 new chairs. These chairs are comfortable for sitting and can withstand the subtropical heat. One chair = $16.50. All 50 new chairs needed = $825.

Amount Needed: $825

The Malawi field would like to obtain 10 laptops and a battery-powered projector for the purpose of training Bible school students in computer skills. Having this training would help the leaders to be more effective in their use of technology, writing letters, and making budgets. The computers need to be portable so they can be set up at the different locations where Bible School classes are offered. Laptops have built-in batteries so they can operate while there is no electricity. The cost is $454/computer; $454 for the projector; $46 for shipping.

Amount Needed: $5040

Grace Community Development & Education (GCDE) is planting fruit trees at the local orphanage in order to host trainings which will benefit the local people. While local farmers receive training in budding and grafting techniques, care and management of fruit trees, and improved marketing, the fruit from the trees goes to the orphanage to improve the diet of the children. It’s a win/win situation! Your gift of $50 will establish 10 fruit trees in the orchard.  A gift of $500 will establish 100 fruit trees.

Amount Needed: $500

Every Sunday morning Carlos and Denise Brunk have a one-hour radio program titled The Healthy Christian Life with the goal of reaching non-Christians with the gospel of grace and hopefully bringing them into their church. This is a tool to reach people who are struggling with issues in life and who haven’t heard the gospel of grace. The radio program reaches people from Bonaire, Curacao, Aruba, and the Netherlands. They teach on family issues and Christian living. Cost is $362 per month AND $4344/YEAR.

Amount Needed: $4344

As Ted and Kim Rabenold move to another part of the Rukwa Valley in Tanzania to begin a new outreach, they will need funds to construct an agriculture training center, build their home, and acquire the necessary equipment to get this new ministry started. The amount of $209,090 will enable them to build their home, buy a tractor with a five-ton tipper, build a training center workshop, install a water and irrigation system, construct a dorm facility with a kitchen and dining area, send a shipping container with tools and tractor implements, erect a wind turbine for the dorm, and install a solar system.

Amount Needed: $209090

The goal in Malawi is to equip pastors, train new potential church leaders and help direct evangelism efforts throughout the country. The missionaries are working together as a team to train and evangelize, visiting various parts of the country, holding Bible school classes and modules and conducting evangelism events. The team needs $500/month or $12,000 for the next two years to plan seminars and events to equip local pastors and help them reach their neighbors with the gospel.

Amount Needed: $12000

A nine-day trip to a teaching center in Malawi where two Bible classes or a seminar would be taught during the week, preaching on two Sundays, and 4-5 outdoor evangelism meetings would take place in the evenings.

Amount Needed: $512

Tom and Michelle Sanchez are currently serving in Zambia as U.S.-based missionaries for a year before they move to Burundi which is a small country in Central Africa. They will be opening this new field for Grace Ministries International and need to raise money for a sturdy vehicle that will get them around on roads that are much bumpier than the nicely paved roads you find here in the States.

Amount Needed: $22300

A Computer Lab for Grace International Bilingual Nursery and Primary School (GIBNAPS) is a strong outreach project for Cameroon. Every serious and forward-looking school in Cameroon has a computer lab and those that do not can suffer from enrollment setbacks. With a computer lab GIBNAPS will boost its image and attract more pupils. The current population of the school stands at 260 pupils. One computer will cost $415. We believe that one computer can service at least 45 pupils in a week. This means that this particular project will need at least 6 sets.

Amount Needed: $2490

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful….” We believe in God’s Word and its transformative power and want to get it into people’s hands in their mother tongue. The Treasure is a portable device which carries an audible version of the Bible in a particular language. The Treasure is intended to reach oral learners and people who may not be able to read a Bible on their own. There is a built-in solar panel on the back of The Treasure to recharge the battery. Your gift of $17 will give the Word of God in audio form in the language of people who cannot read. This is an ongoing project.

Amount Needed: $5100

SIDO, a company in Dar es Salaam, is making wheelchairs for people living in Tanzania who need help getting around. It is quite an amazing place with 3-4 men—with limited use of their legs from either accidents or polio—working with grinders and welders making 3-wheel wheelchairs that are quite strong and durable using bike parts! The wheelchairs last through 5-6 years of hard use in Tanzania in off road conditions and are easily repaired by simply buying bike parts locally and swapping out the broken parts for new ones. The cost to buy and transport a 3-wheel wheelchair 700 miles to the Rukwa Valley is $600. There are several people in the remote Rukwa Valley who could really benefit from using one of these wheelchairs.

Amount Needed: $3600

Mwanza is the second largest city in Tanzania and is strategically located near the borders of Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and Congo. GMI is partnering with the Grace Church of Tanzania to send both GMI and Tanzanian missionaries to the region to plant churches and reach the areas surrounding Mwanza with the gospel. Already the Grace Church of Tanzania has contacts, a couple of affiliated churches in the area, and is investing financially in this new outreach. The amount of $7,500 will support a Tanzanian missionary family and provide funds for ministry projects in the Mwanza region for one year.

Amount Needed: $7500

Phase 1 of the church/ministry center in Nicaragua is almost complete which includes a new pavilion where the church is now meeting, a kitchen, a playground, and a multipurpose sports court. Phase 2 is to build a dormitory to receive work teams and to use as a place to house those who attend retreats.

Amount Needed: $30000

Every year in July the GMI-affiliated churches in Costa Rica put on KidsGames which is an outreach where 300-400 kids from Alajuela and 250 kids from Belén, ages 6-12 years, come each day during the week to learn godly values from the Bible and a skill in some particular area such as a sport or a craft. Each child receives a colorful shirt at the beginning of the week to indicate they are part of KidsGames. Many families have started to attend each of the churches over the years because of this event where children hear the Word of God, play games, and sing while Christ is the center. This project is for $5 per T-shirt for both churches.

Amount Needed: $3000

One of the pillars of GMI’s vision for the next 10 years is to open eight new fields. In order to do so we need funds available to take survey and ministry trips into new countries for the purpose of investigating the potential for beginning a new work and to make contacts in the target country with whom we can serve to start a new ministry.

Amount Needed: $10000

This project raises funds for equipment, facilities, and programming of the after-school center in Puerto Rico. The after-school center is a safe place for students to go after school and learn about God instead of hanging out on the streets or in the barrio and getting into trouble or perhaps getting involved in gangs.

Amount Needed: $4568

$50 donations to help kids from the barrio (neighborhood) go to camp! Most of the kids who receive these scholarships are from low-income families who can’t afford to pay the money for camp. This money will be used to help kids who are regular attenders of Club Maravilla (the after-school program).

Amount Needed: $2000

Tanzania – Help a mother who was injured in childbirth 

At times during the birthing process a woman’s body is damaged and she is not able to control her urine. These ladies are ostracized in Tanzania and cannot participate in normal daily activities. The problem affects the woman’s marriage and her relationships. For $150 your gift will provide the necessary surgery to allow a mother to return as a productive member of society. Through gifts like yours 33 mothers have received this life-changing surgery in the past year! This is an ongoing project.

Amount Needed: $6000

Tanzania – A gift of $150 will provide a Tanzanian with transportation to a medical facility and the necessary surgery to repair his/her palate. This surgery is life altering, but the $150 is an insurmountable sum for many Tanzanians to pay. Already, this program has helped many children and their families. Your gifts have helped provide 22 life-changing surgeries in the past year! This project is ongoing.

Amount Needed: $6000

All Countries:  GMI has regional Bible schools and Bible institutes which serve to train men and women to effectively evangelize and minister to their neighbors.  In many ways, theological education is the main pillar of our effort to multiply the Lord’s work through GMI around the world.  Tanzania has both regional Bible schools and Tanzania Grace Bible Institute.  In Malawi a new Bible school has formed to train the pastors and leaders of the 30 churches there.  Plans are being discussed to begin regional Bible schools in Zambia.  In Costa Rica, Grace Bible Institute has graduated men and women serving as leaders in their churches and even missionaries to other fields. Donations for this project help to offset the cost of materials, teachers, and tuition.

Project cost – $5,490/year. This is an ongoing project.

Amount Needed: $5490