SAPC Mission Partners

ADOPT A FAMILY

The Adopt a Family program is a Christmas tradition at St. Andrew’s. It is designed to reach impoverished families referred to us by various St. Andrew’s contacts throughout the community. Each year, the program matches families with those who are willing to provide financial support and/or donate items requested by the referred families and ministries. For more information, please contact Kristin Enger at kcenger@gmail.com or (520) 331-7174.


AGAPE VILLAGE FOUNDATION

The Agape Village Foundation started building an orphanage in Zambia, Africa in 2010, and has grown to accommodate almost 70 children. The Agape Orphanage has a staff that works each day to care for the children, tutor them with their studies and help work the garden, orchard and farm. Seventy-five percent of all food consumed by the children is grown at the orphanage.

In 2018 Agape School located next to the orphanage was planned, built and paid for in order to offer the children a better education. Agape School opened in January 2019 with eight classrooms that will accommodate 160 students. There are new student and teacher desks in every classroom, projectors, whiteboards, bulletin boards and security cameras in the halls, AND God’s miracle is eight miles from the closest city.

Mickey and Jackie Bailey
Agape Village Foundation
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
252-903-1004
agapevillagefoundation.org
St. Andrew’s Contact: Elva Wilson
ebar4209@comcast.net


ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN EVERYWHERE (ACE)

ACE supports and enriches orphans and vulnerable children in Lusaka, Zambia, through the crisis nursery (House of Moses), the toddler home (Bill and Betty Bryant Nursery), the Faith Works Elementary Schools (grades 1-6), and the Helen De Vos Christian High School (grades 7-12). The annual spring fundraiser at St. Andrew’s, “Change for Children,” features handmade baskets by Zambian women which are given to each family to collect donations for a specific project. Recently, we’ve provided a heavy-duty washer (2015), school desks (2016), a ramada for the Bill and Betty Bryant Nursery (2017), and running water with flushing toilets (2018). ACE Board members from St. Andrew’s have included Claud Smith, Dave and Ellen Vellenga, and Carmen Morris.

Tax Exempt 501(c)(3)
ChildrenEverywhere.org
Contact: Christa Woodard
christa@childreneverywhere.org
St. Andrew’s Contact: Carmen Morris
azcmorris@q.com


BLESSING BAGS

The Blessing Bag Ministry is a part of St. Andrew’s Deacon’s ministries which assembles and offers bags of toiletries, snacks, drinks, Bible verses and Resource Guides for distribution to people who are homeless or those in Tucson who are in need. Specific ministries supported with these bags include Gospel Echoes and Tucson Homeless Work Program. For this ministry, toiletries and other items for the bags are donated by the congregation. These items are sorted and assembled during our quarterly Service Worship Sundays or as needed. These bags are available for pickup at both the SW and NE campuses, available to anyone who wishes to distribute them. They may satisfy a physical hunger or thirst, may educate or lead someone to an agency that can help them, and may even lead someone to know Christ as their Savior through the love of a stranger.

St. Andrew’s Contact: Carol Fiore
caatucson@msn.com


CAPERNAUM – YOUNG LIFE TUCSON

Young Life Tucson Capernaum serves teens and young adults (ages 14-26) with special needs. Young people with special needs are often marginalized and isolated, resulting in no one encouraging them to walk with Christ or be all God designed them to be. Capernaum uses the model of Christ’s unconditional love to give teens and young adults with special needs the chance to develop a personal relationship with Jesus. They participate in activities that build their self-esteem, challenge their limits, and help them discover their abilities to do new things.

There are a variety of ways to get involved with Tucson Capernaum! We are always looking for passionate people to become leaders, become buddies, join our committee, or join our prayer team. We would love to tell you more about what each of these volunteer opportunities entails. *Qualified for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Working Poor.

Contact: Katie Vidal
katie@tucson.younglife.org
520-300-0285
tucsoncapernaum.younglife.org
St. Andrew’s Contact: Sandy Ricker
rickeraz@comcast.net


CHRISTIAN CYCLING

Christian Cycling is an international non-profit founded in 1986 in Colorado by a group of Christian cyclists. Its vision statement is to reach Christian cyclists with a worldwide testimony in lifestyle, training and sportsmanship and to expose other cyclists to the love and grace of Jesus Christ. The Tucson chapter works at the local and state level to accomplish these goals.

Contact: Todd Huff
christiancylingtucson.org
St. Andrew’s Contact: Dick Grisham
meowbark4@msn.com


CHRISTIAN CHURCH MINISTRY IN THE MIDDLE EAST

For over ten years, St. Andrew’s has supported a Christian presence in the Middle East by partnering with the Middle East Council of Churches and the Syriac Orthodox Bishopric of Mount Lebanon. Their Good Samaritan Ministry helps refugees and marginalized elderly women and children by providing basic physical, medical, psychosocial, and spiritual support. Rev. Dr. Nuhad Tomeh, a Presbyterian minister and friend of St Andrew’s, served for many years as a regional liaison for the Presbyterian church in the Middle East. Now retired, he still spends four to six months of the year in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq.

Contact: Rev. Dr. Nuhad Tomeh
ntomeh@gmail.com
St. Andrew’s Contact: Don Parce
donparce@gmail.com


COMMUNITY RENEWAL

The purpose of this ministry is to mobilize the body of Christ by bringing healing, development, and the Good News to the community of Tucson, especially the poor, marginalized, vulnerable, and broken. Acting as a catalyst, communicator, educator, and connector of faith communities in seeking positive transformation for the city of Tucson, they seek to promote a single, collaborative effort in addressing such issues as high-interest pay-day loans, pornography, crime, and poverty by bringing together community leaders and resources with faith communities who want to demonstrate the gospel in action, and then with words.

transformingtucson.org
Director: Randy Reynolds
communityrenewal@gmail.com
St. Andrew’s Contact: RuthAnn Smithrud
rsmithrud@sapctucson.org


CROSS STREET MINISTRIES

The Cross Street Community has been a ministry of Southside Presbyterian Church for over 20 years, providing nutritious hot meals, hot showers, clean clothing, and haircuts at no cost to hundreds of our vulnerable brothers and sisters of the streets. Most importantly this has been a blessed source of kinship for all. These activities are supported by devoted volunteers who come from all walks of life.

St. Andrew’s Contact: Les Henson
leshenson7@gmail.com


DAILY BREAD

We are currently providing 150 bagged lunches per week (more have been requested) between two La Frontera clinics so that they can provide lunches to their clients who struggle with mental illness.

Our volunteers typically sign up for one term at a time which lasts four months. Each person who signs up contributes once per month and simply drops their items off at church in either the Chapel or The Gathering Place on Sunday morning.

Each week we need:

Bags of chips or cracker packs (sold in boxes of 50 at Sam’s Club or Costco), SOFT granola bars, pudding cups, and fruit cups or applesauce cups. For sandwiches, we ask each person to make 20 sandwiches: two slices of bread, two slices of deli meat, and one slice of cheese. We use packets of condiments which are provided separately. Each sandwich is then placed in individual sandwich bags and brought to church on Sunday morning and placed in the refrigerator that is located in the basement kitchen of the SW campus. Our lunches are then assembled on Monday mornings and delivered.

We need volunteers each quarter to share in the lunch-making on Monday mornings, delivery of the lunches, as well as providing sandwiches and supplies. Thank you so much!

Contact: Louise Boost
louiseboost@comcast.net


FRONTERA DE CRISTO

One of six border ministries of the Presbyterian Church(USA), Frontera de Cristo is centered in Aqua Prieta, Sonora Mexico and Douglas. It partners with Presbyterian Churches along these border communities to achieve goals of providing witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and ways to also improve individual economic status while grappling with the issues of illegal immigration. This year their efforts were also focused on reducing drug traffic among the young people in Aqua Prieta by completing the construction and opening of Cafe Justo y Mas. This provides a gathering place for young people to go in the evening versus bars where drug traffic is wide open. In addition they financially support a Street Pastor in the evenings to help guide their youth to their new Cafe Justo y mas. They also became a financial sponsor of expanding their Local Drug intervention program.

fronteradecristo.org
Contact: Mark Adams
St. Andrew’s Contact: Dick Grisham
meowbark4@msn.com


GOOD NEWS CLUB CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP

Pima County Chapter Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is a ministry whose purpose is to teach children the Word of God and to disciple them through 39 Good News Clubs and other ministries. The Good News Clubs meet throughout the school year in elementary schools after school. There is also a summer 5-Day Club outreach that takes place over five days where young children can interact with teenagers who have received training in the Christian Youth in Action program.

During the school year there is a need for volunteer helpers and trained teachers for the after school Good News Clubs. During June and July there are opportunities for families to open their homes to host a neighborhood 5-Day Club.

Contact: Jon Habegger
(520) 240-2976
Office (520) 790-7873
cefonline.com
St. Andrew’s Contact: Don Parce
donparce@gmail.com


GOSHEN INTERNATIONAL CHURCH

Goshen International Church was started in 2017 by two Tucson pastors, Bigimba Ngabo and Gary Stokes. It seeks to create a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic English-speaking mission church in Tucson focused on attracting and harnessing the energy of young adults who have immigrated from Africa. It focuses a lot of its energy on refugees and asylum seekers, particularly as they navigate the complex US immigration system, find housing and employment in Tucson and seek a church home for their spiritual needs. The church is affiliated with Goshen International Ministry, a Tucson organization that plays a vital role in supporting an orphanage and school in Uganda. Both the church and the ministry receive continuing support from St. Andrew’s.

St. Andrew’s Contact: Jerene Watson
birdlady5349@gmail.com


GOSHEN MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL

Goshen Ministries is an international ministry based in Tucson which exists to provide homes for orphaned and abandoned children in East Africa, with the goal of enabling them to become “God-honoring adults able to care for themselves and others.” Currently, more than sixty children and five widows are being provided the daily necessities of life, education, and spiritual care. The ministry actually began under Pastor Bigimba Ngabo’s leadership after a 2004 genocide in a refugee camp for Congolese people in Burundi. Pastor Bigimba was granted a refugee status to enter the USA in 2007. Now an American citizen, he continues to lead this ministry. There is a Goshen church in Tucson which serves African refugees here. Americans and Africans are partnering together to effectively help and empower God’s people to live out the Gospel in their communities.

goshenministriesinternational.org
St. Andrew’s Contact: Jerene Watson
birdlady5349@gmail.com


GOSPEL RESCUE MISSION

Gospel Rescue Mission serves the homeless and needy by providing for their spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental wholeness. All services are provided at no cost to shelter guests due to contributions from members of the community, churches, and foundations. GRM receives no government funding. Specifically, in addition to shelter services (bed, meals, hygiene, and clothing), GRM offers support services such as addiction recovery, mental health assessment and support, counseling, Christian discipleship, life skill classes, academic education, computer literacy, employment support, community church integration, permanent and transitional housing referral, and legal advocacy.

In late Spring 2019, the new H.S. Lopez Family Foundation Center of Opportunity is expected to open as the new Men’s Shelter. It is the former Holidome consisting of 148,506 sq. ft. purchased by the Lopez Foundation and leased to GRM for 99 years at $1 per year and given to GRM to manage. It is envisioned to be a one-stop-shop for those in need and at this time over 30 organizations are planning to be on-site to provide services to the residents under the management of GRM.

*Qualified for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Working Poor.

Contact: Suzanne Williams
suzanne@grmtucson.com
St. Andrew’s Contact: Elva Wilson
ebar4209@comcast.net
grmtucson.com


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Helps low-income families reach their dreams of homeownership, through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials. St. Andrew’s has a group of men who help build Habitat homes almost every Tuesday morning.

Volunteer Opportunities: We’re always looking for more workers. Volunteers must be a minimum of 18 years old (16 with a parental consent form), and be able to work a six-hour shift on Tuesday mornings.

*Qualified for the Arizona Charitable
Tax Credit Working Poor.
habitattucson.org
Director: T. Van Hook
St. Andrew’s Contact: Fred Barney
fgbarney@comcast.net
520-887-5540


HEARTS FOR THE CHILDREN–GUATEMALA

Their purpose is to be led by the Holy Spirit to preach the gospel of Christ and to be servants of His ministry dedicated to serving the poor, hungry, sick, naked, and oppressed children of Guatemala This ministry provides food, clothing, clinic services, regular worship, and Bible studies for children and their parents.

Contact: Tom Allan
heartsforthechildren.org
St. Andrew’s Contact: Dick Kampa
dickkampa@gmail.com


INTERFAITH COMMUNITY SERVICES (ICS)

The mission of ICS is to help Pima County seniors, disabled individuals and people in financial crisis achieve stable, healthy and independent lives through programs and services supported by staff, volunteers, faith communities and the community-at-large. Many of St. Andrew’s members volunteer for ICS. They help deliver mobile meals, staff the food bank and job resource centers, and provide transportation, health advocacy, and emergency financial assistance for people in need. St. Andrew’s also provides financial support and food collections for ICS.

Volunteer opportunities: please check our website.
*Qualified for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Working Poor.
icstucson.org
St. Andrew’s Contact: Cindy Lange
lucinlange@comcast.net, 520-742-2494


INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (IVCF)
Graduate and Faculty Ministry (GFM),
Jason Caywood, Campus Minister at the University of Arizona

The Graduate and Faculty Ministries is a specialized ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) in the U.S. As an IVCF Campus Minister, Jason focuses specifically on graduate students and faculty. In keeping with the vision of IVCF/GFM, he seeks to work to see graduate students and faculty transformed, the whole UA campus renewed step by step for the good of all and to help graduate students learn how to become spiritually mature and be leaders in their respective fields–so they can make a deep impact in their spheres of influence in the Name of Christ while in school and in the work force. Through the Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF), Jason fosters development of Christian community among students and does the pastoral work of mentoring and encouraging believers. He also seeks to strategically develop relationships with graduate students from all around the world, to establish individual contacts with people of all backgrounds at the UA, and work in cooperation with other Christian campus ministry groups to reach out to the thousands of people at the UA with the Gospel.

gfm.intervarsity.org
Contact: Jason Caywood
jason.caywood@intervarsity.org
St. Andrew’s Contact: Del Rieschick
del.rieschick@att.net


J17 MINISTRIES – DAVE DRUM

J17 Ministries is a big idea with very practical local implications. The big idea? Our unity (better word – harmony) in the body of Christ is Jesus’ strategy for fulfilling the Great Commission. Jesus could have prayed anything He wanted to at the most important juncture of human history, right as He headed to the cross. He prayed in John 17 that His followers in every generation and city would be so united in their love for one another and unconditional service to the world that the whole world would come to know Who Jesus is and how much God loves them. J17 Ministries leads or supports practical opportunities to align with Jesus’ heartbeat: for pastors (such as Pastor Prayer Summits, Pastors’ Edge best practices for lead pastors, and cross-cultural training and relationships) and for everyone (Tucson Ministry Alliance, John 17 Weekends, central communication tool for citywide events and trainings). Sign up for our free weekly e-newsletter filled with insights, testimonies, and event opportunities on our website.

Contact: Dave Drum
J17ministries.org
Facebook: J17 Ministries
St. Andrew’s Contact: Wayne Dawson
tucsonwayne4319@aol.com


JESUS TO THE NEEDY

Jesus to the Needy leaders, Joe and Averyl Morris, minister to the poor and needy in an impoverished area near Durban, South Africa.

Jesus to the Needy feeds, clothes, and teaches hundreds of students, orphans, abandoned children and adults each week. They provide medical services and minister to AIDS affected families, including a Smart Choices program for youth which promotes abstinence until marriage. They provide school uniforms and sponsor an annual Christmas party for orphans, helping to restore the smiles to little children’s faces. They read Bible stories in Zulu and teach and preach Jesus to the needy, reaching people for Christ, making converts, and discipling people to follow Jesus.

jesustotheneedy.com
missionaryjoe@icloud.com
St. Andrew’s Contact: Del Rieschick
del.rieschick@att.net


JUST COFFEE

Farmer-owned cooperative that seeks to faithfully respond to the current Mexico to U.S. labor migration crisis by selling their organic, shade-grown, Fair Trade Certified coffee directly to customers. This business practice allows farmers to stay on their land and keep families together. St. Andrew’s supports Just Coffee by serving only Café Justo at all events and by selling the coffee each Sunday at the coffee cart.

justcoffee.org
Contact: Adrian Gonzalez
St. Andrew’s Contact: Sandy Kreamer
sandrakreamer@gmail.com


MARRIAGE MISSIONS INTERNATIONAL

Marriage Missions International is a Titus 2 web and email-based ministry that encourages men and women to “Reveal and Reflect the Heart of Christ Within Marriage.” They follow God’s directive to inspire and teach spouses to “Be imitators of God as dearly beloved children and to live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us…” (Ephesians 5:1-2) This ministry was founded in 2001 by a married couple who almost divorced, but through God’s leading they rebuilt their relationship into a great marriage. They now “live, learn, and pass along” to hundreds of thousands of people every year what they continue to learn. The founders say, “God uses ordinary people to help accomplish that, which He could easily do on His own. And yet we are privileged to participate with Him in this extraordinary ministry. As He tells us in the Bible, ‘Apart from Me, you can do nothing.’ We know that to be true!”

Volunteer Opportunities: One of the greatest ongoing needs they have in helping marriages is to have volunteers who can word process (type) quotes they use on their web site from the marriage books they provide. They can also use volunteers who can write articles to help those who are married (or are about to be married). These things can be done from someone’s own home at a time that fits in with their schedule.

Contact: Steve and Cindy Wright
skwright@marriagemissions.com
St. Andrew’s Contact: Wayne Dawson
tucsonwayne4319@aol.com


MONTLURE CAMP

Montlure Presbyterian Church Camp has been in operation since 1926. The Montlure Ministry is for all who want to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ in a Christian camping program of the highest quality. Montlure serves the children, youth, and congregations of the Grand Canyon and de Cristo Presbyteries through a residential camping ministry and traveling day camp. In 2018, Montlure had further success with reaching youth outside of our church communities with the Sunshine Residential Homes and the Prison Fellowship program. While awaiting the restoration of the Presbyterian properties which burned in the White Mountain fire, this program has expanded to both overnight and traveling day camp programs. The traveling day camp programs for children who have completed K- 5th are scheduled to locate to four communities statewide this summer. The overnight camps for youth entering grades 4 – 6th, Middle School and High School students will be located at Wilderness Ranch in Lakeside, AZ, again this year. In a physically and emotionally safe environment, through worship, singing, small group discussions, cabin time, and devotions, these campers encounter God through a maturing relationship with Jesus Christ. St. Andrew’s has continued to support the Montlure Ministry over the years with stewardship, volunteerism, prayer, and work projects assisting preparation for the camping season.

Capital Campaign Phase One Flyer

montlure.org
camp@montlure.org
St. Andrew’s Contact: Sandy Ricker
rickeraz@comcast.net


MORE THAN A BED

More Than a Bed (MTaB) is a foster, adoptive, and kinship resource center. We support the families and the children in their homes by providing for practical needs: twin beds, cribs, toddler beds, clothes, toys, shoes, diapers, linens etc. We believe that every child deserves to feel valued, to be safe, and have the opportunity to thrive. MTaB was founded September 2014 by serving five families with toys and clothes. In 2018, we served 720 families (2100 children) and continue to grow at a rate of 30 new families per month.

  • Volunteers are always needed and appreciated.
  • Clothing and toy donations need to be sorted and vetted for cleanliness
  • We need muscle to help load beds into the family vehicle, assemble donated cribs, and various other lifting
  • We host various events throughout the year and need volunteers to help with the running of those events:
    • Parents Night Out – passing out snacks/dinner to the children; hosting games and activities for a particular age group; set-up and tear-down; making decorations
    • Teen Prom Event – Teen girls pick out prom/party dresses, get make-up tips, pick out the perfect pair of shoes and other accessories
    • Christmas Event – This is where the entire family plays games, wins prizes, takes a special photo with Mr. & Mrs. Santa and each child picks out a new toy of their choice

MTaB is a Qualified Foster Care Charitable Organization (QFCO Code 10032) and cannot exist without the kindness and generosity of our wonderful donors and volunteers.

morethanabed.org
St. Andrew’s Contact: Cindy Lange
lucinlange@comcast.net, 520-742-2494


1MISSION

Since 2006 St. Andrew’s has sent small teams that have joined with others from Pantano Christian Church to build homes in Rocky Point. This ministry has been building homes for impoverished families along the Mexican border for over 30 years. Over 16,000 homes have been built by 300,000 volunteers on mission trips from 7,000 churches.

St. Andrew’s Contact: Kevin Oxnam
kevinoxnam@gmail.com


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – SAMARITAN’S PURSE

Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes and the good news of God’s love. This unique project of Samaritan’s Purse provides opportunities for people of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on mission outreach.

samaritanspurse.org
St. Andrew’s Contact: Kim Schmidt
kimberlyschmidt@comcast.net


PRIMAVERA FOUNDATION

Innovative programs and services provide a full range of opportunities to help people transition from poverty to greater well being and security. For almost 40 years St. Andrew’s members have prepared dinner once per month for the men’s shelter.

primavera.org
Contact: Jana Meirint
St. Andrew’s Contact: Anita Degnan
adegnan@sapctucson.org


RISE AGAINST HUNGER- 30 HOUR FAMINE

Rise Against Hunger, formerly known as Stop Hunger Now, is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030. Every year our Youth Ministry participates in Rise Against Hunger’s Meal Packing Program as part of their 30 Hour Famine event. Rise Against Hunger’s meal packaging program is a volunteer-based initiative that coordinates the assembly-line packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. The program was created to give dedicated individuals and organizations — from businesses to civic clubs — the opportunity to participate in a hands-on international hunger relief program and to become educated, engaged advocates for the world’s hungry. Every year our Youth Ministry packs 20,000 meals in under two hours, providing meals to people across the world.

St. Andrew’s Contact: Tim Christian
tchristian@sapctucson.org


SANDWICH SQUAD

The Sandwich Squad is a St. Andrew’s ministry that provides lunches to the homeless. Approximately 175 individuals or families are organized into groups. Each group makes lunches every eight weeks. Each member makes ten lunches. Some groups make their lunches at home while other groups meet and make the lunches together. This allows us to provide an average of 200 lunches each week. The lunches are delivered to the Gospel Rescue Mission Woman and Children’s Center and their Men’s Center.

New volunteers are always welcome.

St. Andrew’s Contact: Craig Littlefield
craig.littlefield@comcast.net


SCRIPTURES IN USE (SIU)- SUSIE BROWN

SIU is an international training organization headquartered in Green Valley, AZ and highly focused on church planting for Oral Cultures. St. Andrew’s Mission Committee supports Susie Brown who is part of SIU’S international training staff out of Green Valley. Her mission is to equip and train indigenous, local and regional partner organizations worldwide to communicate the Scriptures using oral Bible strategies to evangelize and plant churches among the lost, unreached, and unengaged people groups. There are nearly 3.5 billion people in the world who live in oral cultures in which they cannot, or choose not to read. Susie, who works with her husband, Tim Brown, have been associated with St. Andrew’s Mission Committee for many years on a number of other local mission projects.

Scriptures in Use
101 S. La Cañada Suite 49D
Green Valley, AZ 85614
susie@siutraining.org
St. Andrew’s Contact: Don Parce
donparce@gmail.com


SISTER CONNECTION

Since March of 2003 the SISTER Connection Support Group organization has provided a safe, nurturing, and encouraging atmosphere for women who have been affected by incarceration. Through weekly support meetings and an opportunity to participate in Bible study while connecting with other women facing similar challenges, this ministry provides the means to effectively return to family and community. With an established purpose of serving women by cultivating hope and integrity, it has proven that reintegration can be achieved while walking together with joy and confidence in who God has created us to be. By networking with the community, the court system, landlords, churches, and food banks this program provides employment seeking opportunities, housing, transportation, and all personal things necessary to successfully reenter society. St. Andrew’s has a close relationship with SISTER Connection on many levels and seeks through resourcing and prayer to encourage its valuable mission goals.

newday05@msn.com
St. Andrew’s Contact: Jerene Watson
birdlady5349@gmail.com


TEAM

Missionaries Adam and Amy spent nearly ten years in a Central Asian country as members of TEAM, The Evangelical Alliance Mission. Both are highly trained in linguistics and work with others in developing small reproducing church groups within their local communities. Adam is a former member of St. Andrew’s youth groups, and its Mission Committee has been one of their financial sponsors from the beginning of their ministry. Adam and Amy are currently in a discernment process to determine where their ministry will lead them.

teamworld.org
St. Andrew’s Contact: Dick Grisham
meowbark4@msn.com


TIHAN – TUCSON INTERFAITH HIV/AIDS NETWORK

TIHAN supports and advocates for people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as their loved ones. In cooperation with other care providers, they offer their hearts and hands to educate and activate our faith communities to serve with understanding and compassion.

St. Andrew’s participates by providing volunteers to plan and serve at the Poz Café, as well other ways.

tihan.org
Director: Scott Blades
St. Andrew’s Contact: Amy D’Ambrosio
adambrosio22@yahoo.com


TUCSON REFUGEE MINISTRY

Tucson Refugee Ministry (TRM) inspires the Church to be an agent of hope and compassion for refugees, equips volunteers through training and resources, and mobilizes Christians to welcome and serve the nations here in Tucson.

TRM connects the Church with refugees, collaborates with refugee agencies and other refugee ministries, and cultivates a cross-cultural relationship with refugees as Jesus loved the foreigner and called us to do the same.

tucsonrefugeeministry.com
facebook.com/tucrefmin
twitter.com/cherie123cherie
Executive Director: Cherie L. Gray
cherie@tucsonrefugeeministry.com
St. Andrew’s Contact: Del Rieschick
del.rieschick@att.net


WYCLIFFE BIBLE TRANSLATORS—BICKFORD

Albert and Anita Bickford’s responsibilities with Wycliffe Bible translators involve two main areas: 1) training young people who are planning careers in Bible translation and other language-related ministries, and 2) working among the 200+ sign languages used by deaf people around the world. They are assigned to work under SIL International, an international faith-based organization that cooperates very closely with Wycliffe. They teach each summer at SIL’s training school on the campus of the University of North Dakota, where Albert has been the school director since 2004 and Anita heads a course about the sounds in the world’s spoken languages. Albert also serves as part of SIL’s Global Sign Languages Team, where his responsibilities include tracking Bible translation needs in sign languages worldwide, coordinating and training sign language consultants, and developing software for creating sign language dictionaries. Albert and Anita are St. Andrew’s members and active in the choir and orchestra.

Contacts: Albert and Anita Bickford
albert_bickford@sil.org;
anita_bickford@sil.org
silund.org; www.sil.org/sign-languages
St. Andrew’s Contact: Les Henson
leshenson7@gmail.com


YOUNG ADULT VOLUNTEERS – YAV

The purpose of the Tucson Borderland YAV Program is to serve God by guiding and nurturing young adults as they explore how God is working in their lives and in the world. Our goal is to offer fulfilling, challenging, faithful opportunities of mission service in the borderlands and growth for the volunteers.

Contact: tucsonborderlandsyav@gmail.com
St. Andrew’s Contact: Sandy Kreamer
sandrakreamer@gmail.com


YWAM – SPAIN

Ashraf and Naomi Abdou serve with Youth With A Mission in Spain for the North Africa region. Naomi (Bickford) grew up at St. Andrew’s. They are involved in discipleship of new believers from the region, as well as training leaders who are more mature in the faith.

Contact: Ashraf and Naomi Abdou
ashabdou@gmail.com
naomi.bickford@gmail.com
St. Andrew’s Contact: Rebecca Taber,
rrtabergmail.com

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