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President and Founder, Melissa Heiland: My husband and I formerly served as missionaries in Central America with the International Mission Board (SBC). We had a call from God for overseas missions and we sold our house and most of our belongings and moved our family to Costa Rica. After one year, the Lord clearly told us to return to the U.S. It was very difficult for us and we resisted this for months. Only after much fasting, tears, and prayer did we surrender to the Lord to stay in the U.S. People ask if it was difficult to leave our lives in America. The answer is not really, but it was heartbreaking to leave the mission field. I could not understand why God would place such a strong call to missions in our hearts and tell us to live in the U.S.

 

I have come to understand that He desires for us to spread His vision for the lost souls of the world and to lead others to go. God has given us the privilege of leading teams to share the gospel around the world. Since 2000, we have led teams to the Americas, Europe, Caribbean, Asia and Africa. God has given us a vision to take people of all ages (our team members have ranged from ages 7-82) and all walks of life to fulfill the Great Commission. Our trips are reasonably prices, safe and are always focused on evangelism. Melissa teaching

 

Our vision is to take many different types of trips that will appeal to all types of people. We have done VBS, medical clinics, drama, youth ministry, hut-to-hut evangelism and English teaching. We have been trained to conduct eye clinics in 3rd world countries. We have found that bringing the gospel through pregnancy center ministries to be one of the most effective ways to reach a community for Christ. We currently have 5 centers established outside the U.S. staffed by trained national volunteers. We visit them with teams regularly to conduct training and various ministries to spread the Good News. We strive to be all things to all people in order spread the gospel, as Paul said.

 

Decisions about where to go are made though much prayer, Whenever I meet and talk to people, I am looking to see if God will open a place for us to go or will use this person on a future team. God has brought people into my life and opened doors of ministry to places I would never have dreamed of going, including closed communist and Muslim countries. Safety for the team is always of utmost concern. Twice we have changed our destination due to political unrest. We are always alert and prepared to cancel anything that would place any team member in danger. We believe that as we sacrifice our time, money, and personal conveniences to minister the gospel to those who have never heard, we are blessed beyond measure.

 

Rom. 10: 13-15 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"

 

Is. 6:8 Also I have heard the voice of the Lord saying, whom shall I send and who will go for us? Then said I, here am I, send me.

 

"Christ does not belong only to America, England, and other democratic countries. When he was crucified, one of his hands was stretched out toward the west, his other towards the east." Richard Wurmbrand, Tortured for Christ .

 

Christ does not belong only to America, England, and other democratic countries. When he was crucified, one of his hands was stretched out toward the west, his other towards the east. Richard Wurmbrand, Tortured for Christ.

 

 

Statement of Faith:
We believe…

1....that the Bible is the infallible, authoritative Word of God and that it is inspired by the Holy Spirit. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; John 1:1)


2....that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The ongoing ministry of the Holy Spirit empowers us to live Godly lives and to express our personal faith in good works. (Mathew 28:19; Mathew 3:16-17; Galatians 4:4-6; Genesis 1:1-2; John 15:26; Ephesians 2:10; James 1:20; James 2:17-18)

 

3....in the humanity and deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious crucifixion and atoning death, His bodily burial and resurrection. We believe in His personal ascension to the right hand of the Father where He now ministers as our Great High Priest and His future personal return to the earth in power and glory. (John 1:14; 1 Corinthians 15:1-6; Hebrews 7:26; Luke 21:27; Revelation 22:20)

 

4....that there is only one way to salvation, and that is through Jesus and His redemptive work on the cross. "Whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life". (Hebrews 5:9; John 3:16; John 14: 6; Ephesians 2:13; Romans 10:13)

 

5....that man is created in the image of God, and each child in the womb is personally known and formed by God. God is the giver of Life. Human Life begins at conception, and is a treasure from God to be nurtured and protected. (Genesis 1:27; Acts 17:25; Psalm 139)

 

6....that because of the Fall, each member of the human race is sinful and in need of salvation. Salvation is a gift of God, based upon the finished work of Christ on the cross. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9; Ephesians 2: 1-5, 12-13; Romans 3:9-18, 23, 27; Romans 4: 1-4; Titus 3:4-5; 2 Timothy 1:8-9; Isaiah 44:20)

 

7....in the resurrection of the saved to everlasting life and the resurrection of the unsaved to everlasting damnation. (John 4:36)

 

8.... in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. He is our head and we are the body, made to accomplish His works. (Ephesians 1:10; Ephesians 1:20-23; Ephesians 4:3-6)

 

9....that there is One God and One Mediator between God and man, Christ Jesus. His sacrifice for our sins was once for all and eternal. (Hebrews 10:10, 12-14; Romans 3:30; 1 Timothy 2:5; Romans 6:10)

 

 

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