Maranatha has at its core the Great Commission. Our purpose is to train the next generation of Christian leaders to live by the maxim “Life is ministry.” As the great missionary statesman William Carey said, “Attempt great things for God; expect great things from God.” Maranatha’s history validates its commitment to encouraging students to attempt great things for God in ministry around the globe. From the cosmopolitan urban centers of Western Europe to the remote hill country of Irian Jaya, Maranatha alumni faithfully serve the Lord.
Maranatha’s commitment to world evangelization continues in the present. Faculty and students have been blessed with the opportunity to focus strategically on a restricted access country. Teams partner with local national churches to evangelize and disciple. Faculty members will continue to travel to countries such as India, Africa, and Southeast Asia, helping train nationals to be better pastors, evangelists, and missionaries in their countries.
As Maranatha enters the next millennium, though, its emphasis on global evangelism must intensify. We must prepare Christian servants equipped to shine as lights in world where spiritual darkness becomes more pervasive. To this end, the Global Encounter Project reflects Maranatha’s strategy for preparing and placing our students and faculty into international ministry.
This team will be ministering to people in Argentina through music and soccer from July 12 to August 3. They will participate in chidren’s, teen’s and college ministry. They are: Dan Steinbach,Timothy Aurand,Jeremy Knudsen, Mitchell Mellano, Tim Rogers, Todd Howard, Jaimie Flack, Randall Flack, Sonia Martinez, Alysha Morris, John Ruffin, Carol Ruffin, Bruce Meyer, David Saxon, Peter Duran, and Katie Potter.
July 12 through August 9 will be the ministry dates for this team. They plan to organize, conduct and teach English camps for pre-K through adults. They are: Ethan Pyle, Anna Newcomer, Dominique Stewart, Sebastian Basaldua, Christelle San Juan, Kellee Hubbard, Joy Parker, Darlene Matthews, Philip Ledgerwood, Drew Pond, Alicia Pond, Brandon Fisher, Brian Triner, Sherry Trainer, Laura Stevens, Michelle Clater, Jonni Shough, Ryan Witt, Marshal Witt, Betsy Witt, Sarah Stankevitz, Travis Ulrich, Christine Ulrich, Leland Ulrich, Reese Ulrich, Nicole Blackwell, Marcos Lewandowski, and Teresa Herbert.
Team Hawaii (Volleyball)
Team Hawaii will partner with Hanalani Schools in their volleyball camp ministry which includes students within their school and in the community. The team will also minister in the church services and work with the teens. The tract ministry will invite people to church. Team Hawaii will help with the volleyball practices and enjoy some of the sights of Oahu. The dates of their ministry will be June 28 through July 15. They are: Regina DeLozier, Torey DeLozier, Hallie Sheley, Chris Jochum, Erin jochum, Laci Peterson, Emily Thompson, Pam Borchardt, Kaylah Richerson, Kelli Fox, Heather White, and Samantha Swiatek.