As God’s people, we’ve been purposefully sent here, every one of us, as entrusted ambassadors of His Kingdom. Some may view mission as working cross-culturally in a particular geographic location, while others see mission as a service project or event. However, Anthem sees mission as a way in which we live our life and a part of our lens by which we see the world.
Global Mission Points
Cross-Cultural Points we support around the globe.
In 2010 the “J” family started on a journey making preparations to position themselves to serve and disciple Persian speaking refugees who are living within a host country located in the Middle East. The “J” family’s desire is that each member of their family (of seven) will be able to use their gifts in order to serve these people who are living in a season of transition and waiting. Some have waited there for up to 12 years. There are families with young kids, couples with no kids, single men and women, and some teenagers without their parents. They have left their home country due to religious, political and social persecution.
Thankfully, there are other organizations that can assist in meeting some of their physical needs. The “J” family’s primary focus is on meeting spiritual, emotional, and relational peace-making needs in Jesus’ name, prioritizing prayer and leadership development.
The “J” family is in the midst of a 2-3 year language learning season, learning 2 completely different languages. (Host country language & Persian)
The “S” Family lives in a sensitive, un-reached country in SE Asia, where they are being trained in the national language and culture. Following a year of language school and cultural training, they will begin partnering with local churches to help “train the un-trained, to reach the un-reached”. This will include training local pastors, elders and lay leaders in Disciple Making and Church Planting methods. The ultimate goal is to see nationals equipped to reach their local neighborhoods, villages, and cities, with hopes also for a missionary movement of nationals being sent out to the hundreds of other un-reached and un-engaged islands of this wonderful country.
Anthem supports an incredible team of pastors and evangelists, whose call is to preach, disciple and plant new churches. Led by D.K. and Choity Sarkar, his ministry includes 21 organized churches, plus another 16 house groups that are becoming organized churches. An intense Bible class meets regularly for leadership development, helping our partners continue to train up and send out people to share about Jesus in a country where less than 2% of people are Christian.
Anthem is also partnered with Emmanuel Hostel, a children’s home located on an island in the Ganges Delta, in the southernmost part of the Indian state of West Bengal. It is home to over 50 children who have been orphaned by one or both parents. This home provides much-needed stability, safety, and education to these wonderful children. Most importantly, the awesome staff at Emmanuel Hostel provides a loving atmosphere for the kids to daily learn more about Jesus and His love for them.
Jordan and Kristin met in middle school, started dating in high school and were married right after graduating from college. At that time, the Lord clearly called them to Los Angeles. Not long after that, God opened the doors for the Andres to step foot on the beautiful red dirt of Africa and ever since then, they’ve been preparing for God’s call on their lives.
In 2010, the Andres lived in Moshi, Tanzania (before kiddos), as preparation for what was to come, and then spent time living in Los Angeles again, where their oldest child, Moses, was born. After his arrival, God clearly called the Andres back to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (where their roots are) to plug into Anthem, who would become their sending church for the long term.
The Andres are now part of AIM’s On Field Media team based in Nairobi, Kenya with their two children (their little girl, Zuri, joined her big brother Moses in 2014). The Andres are expecting their third in March 2018
Check out our monthly Global Mission Updates
Local Mission Points
Spreading the love of Jesus Christ stateside.
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