Reflections written by Rev. Rob Kirbach, pastor at First Baptist Church of Highland, IL He led a team of ten willing souls (pre-teen to 70+) to be God’s ambassadors of love and compassion to serve alongside Jon & Amanda Good, global servants in Hungary. May you be encouraged by their story.
I have recently been reassigned to serve as IM’s Global Coordinator for Education. In this newly created global servant role, my ministry will focus on identifying, reporting, networking, encouraging, and resourcing ministries of education for IM global servants and partners.
Stories are not enough to bring about transformation, but they are indispensably one of the first steps in recognizing the voices of the oppressed and embracing an attitude of humility and empathy to truly hear them.
Matt and Lori serve in Laos and Thailand. In Laos, they work to bring hope and restoration to children and youth who have suffered or are at risk for the worst forms abuse and exploitation, including street children; children living in slum communities who are victims of abuse and domestic violence; and victims of child labor and sex trafficking.
Amanda assists with education at the school managed by the Baptist Church in Debrecen.. She also helps with discipleship ministries of the Baptist Church in Debrecen. Jon assists the Baptist Church in Debrecen with its evangelistic outreach, church planting and church development ministries. He also helps with the training of Christian leaders through the Union’s seminary. Amanda and Jon both work with the church planting efforts of HBAid.
Eliberto Juárez and Molly Jamison Juárez are endorsed to serve as global servants in El Salvador with IM partner Mision Vida y Paz (MVP), or Mission Life and Peace. They share a strong commitment to peace building and social transformation through the power of the gospel.