In January 2016 Matt and Christine Sauder transitioned from VISA Voyagers in Asia to career missionaries. The Sauders completed a one year VISA assignment to the Philippines in 2015. They are now involved in partnership building until their anticipated return to Asia in the late summer or early fall. The Sauders will initially focus on language acquisition. Long-term ministry will be among young adults in metro Manila.
Gifts Mens Shelter Janesville
GIFTS (God is Faithful Temporary Shelter) was born in 2007 when a group of concerned Janesville citizens saw an unmet need in our community. Women and children without shelter had options, however homeless men had nowhere to go. These concerned citizens first met in early fall, and on Christmas Eve 2007, the shelter opened with 4 cooperating churches. Today 37 churches are involved in operation including Compass.
The Cahills Kenya
Thom and Sherry were appointed in September 2015 to serve a two-year assignment in Kenya. Thom will teach modular classes and lead training events and seminars for local and regional pastors. Sherry will offer administrative support for the Bible college. Their anticipated departure date for the field is in the fall of 2016. Thom and Sherry have been involved in ministry more that 20 years in various positions including pastoral, administration and education.