Paul and Carol Meitler
World Impact, The Oaks Conference Center // www.theOaksCamp.org
After attending a summer mission trip, Paul and Carole, (long-time Bridge members) made the decision to quit his consulting job and take the director position at World Impact’s Christian Camp – The Oaks (located near Lake Hughes).
A weekend of many firsts for these boys from a local LA Teen Center.
Read what they learned…
Andraé and Luna Robinson
Corner Stone South LA // ww.cornerstonesouthla.com
Andraé and Luna moved to Florida four years ago where he served as the Exec Director for 2nd Mile Ministries. A few years in, he was shot by a young man who he was attempting to help. He is still left with severe nerve damage. Now God brought them back to California to plant a church in South L.A.
Howard and Janet Grobstein
Rancho Sordo Mudo, Guadelupe Valley // www.deafdisciples.com
Former Bridge members were called by God to work with the deaf. In 2006, Howard and Janet moved to Mexico and are now the directors of Rancho Sordo Mudo, a free school and home for deaf children.
A young person raised at The Bridge, Moriah served for two years at Rancho Sordo Mudo and is now preparing to participate in the start up of a new Christian school for the deaf in the heart of Mexico.
Rolando and Ingrid Tello Guatemalan Center for Biblical Training for Pastors
Rolando Tello’s relationship with The Bridge began in early 1989 when a visiting American from The Bridge began attending Rolando’s church in Guatemala. Shortly thereafter, The Bridge invited Rolando to visit and in 1990, The Bridge started to assist Rolando with the cost of his theological studies. Upon completion of his studies, Rolando had the vision to train indigenous pastors in the rural areas of Guatemala. The Bridge provided guidance in a multiplication strategy, and began providing ongoing guidance and financial support as the program began to multiply in 2004. The program began with 16 students and has grown to 25 locations with nearly 300 students in Guatemala and Cuba.
Peter Kasirivu Africa Renewal Ministry, Uganda // www.AfricaRenewal.org
ARM’s desire is to reach the lost and renew the people of Africa through salvation and education. Founder Pastor Peter and with God’s guidance has grown this ministry from a church of 15 to a congregation of over 1,500 who participate in the various ministries of ARM – such as planting churches, starting and supporting schools, orphanages, and clinics. ARM ministers to adults by introducing single mothers to cottage trades and men to business mentoring and pastoral training. Their child sponsorship program allows children in dire circumstances to be fed, clothed and educated.
For the safety of families that we support in this region, we can not display their names, photos or location.
For info about the organizations: www.efca.org/reachglobal www.CampusCrusadeforChrist.com
E3 Partners // www.E3Partners.org
Not only is Mark our former Missions Pastor, but the entire Aspinwall family are very active participants at The Bridge. We have watched Mark & Marla’s four kids grow up, each one serving on a short-term mission trip. Mark is now in partnership with E3 in helping plant churches in Indonesia. UPDATE
John and Christa Harrill Act Beyond
Christa is the daughter of longtime Bridge members, Mike & Ramona Norman. God has placed a passion in John and Christa for China. In 2009, they were “kicked out” of China and now through the organization, Act Beyond, their ministry is to Chinese immigrants in Cambodia.
Harry and Patti Larson IDEAS // www.graceattheedge.com
After a 35 year career in the mission field and training missionaries domestically, God had a new calling and vision for Harry and Patti at a time many are winding up their careers. They moved to southern India to work with an organization in India who has committed itself to working towards the freedom of 250 million people that have named themselves Dalit—coming from the Sanskrit root dal- meaning “broken, ground-down, downtrodden, or oppressed.”