Love our world
CHILD SPONSORSHIP, INDIA
Child sponsorship is about changing lives, empowering them to live lives free from poverty, and giving children the opportunity to grow into all that God as for them. Sponsorship is much more than a financial transaction. Relationships grow as letters are exchanged and prayers flow freely. In the life of the child hope is planted and dreams are given wings. It really is life transforming.
OurChurch is honoured to partner with Compassion working within India to transform the lives of precious children, their families and their communities.
Compassion Australia Partnership
Hundreds of children are cared for through the work of Compassion, in our partner Child Development Centres in Aizawl, North East India. For contributions from $48 / month, the children receive an education, learning opportunities (including school supplies and assistance with school fees), health care, nutritional support, key life skills, and individualised care.
Make a difference! Change a life. Sponsor a child.
two hands international, India
Sharing the greatest message in the world, one village at a time!
The fundamental mission of our partner, Two Hands, is that there would be a living testimony in every village in India. Today somewhere between 300,000 - 500,000 communities in India have no testimony for Christ.
OurChurch partners with Two Hands to sow into the very fertile soil of India, financially and prayerfully, supporting missionaries who have a burden to reach their own people. These church planters commit to going into a new village every year to transform entire communities through the power of the Gospel.
Upon graduating, the new missionaries are given a bike, drum and lantern - essential items for their ministry. The bike allows them to reach outlying villages in less time than it takes to walk. The drum, important in Indian music, not only draws a crowd but becomes a key tool in worship. And a lamp which provides the light when electricity isn’t available.
OurChurch sponsors six full time church planters, funded through our ALL IN giving. Across this year that represents 6 previously unreached villages who will hear for the first time that ‘Whoever finds God finds life’.
Faith Tribal Ministries - The Philippines
We are humbled to partner with Faith Tribal Ministries (FTM) as they continue in their mission, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to bring the Gospel of hope to the unreached mountain tribes of Mindanao, in the Philippines.
The vision to reach, educate and train local men and women and see them released to reach the tribes is outworked through a combination of initiatives. These projects include a radio ministry, mission field training, revival meetings, open air crusades, and the Faith Bible Institute.
Through OurChurch’s sponsorship of the Radio Ministry, FTM are able to secure one hour on a commercial radio station every Saturday night throughout the year and broadcast the message of hope, love and transformation to over 450,000 listeners throughout Mindanao and beyond. The testimonies of changed lives as a result of the radio ministry are incredible.
As inroads are made into these tribal villages through the Radio Ministry and follow up mission trips and evangelistic crusades are held, FTM are seeing hundreds of tribal people find new life in God. The sick are healed and the door of opportunity is opened to build and plant new churches. Since commencing our partnership with FTM, over 90 churches have been planted as a result of the Radio Ministry.
Missionary and pastoral training occurs at FTM’s Regional Faith Bible Institute, where this year, OurChurch will sponsor another 45 students through the school year, providing 12 months of tuition, school supplies and accommodation.
What a blessing to be able to partner with the next generation of world changers!
Philippines Mission Trips
As a member of a short term missions trip you are guaranteed to come home changed, inspired and more in love with Jesus!
OurChurch has bi-annual trips to Generals Santos, Mindanao, to connect with the students and staff at the Regional Faith Bible Institute, visit recent church plants in mountain villages, take part in the Radio Ministry Broadcast, and participate in a number of outreach meetings.
Christine Ida, ISLANDS OF SOUTH EAST ASIA
Christine lives in and loves our South East Asia (SEA) neighbours. Using her educational background and as a volunteer with AusAID, Christine is involved in activities developing culturally relevant resources, storytelling and discussion to bring to life God’s character.
Many parts of SEA do not yet experience freedom and respect for people to follow Jesus. Where Christine works, there are strict regulations on faith gatherings - for example it is illegal to have more than 15 people meet for any spiritual activity unless permission is granted from the government. Bombings of churches are frequent.
Please be encouraged to pray specifically for Christine and the work the Lord is leading in SEA.