Ian and Erin Reid – New Zealand
Ian and Erin Reid are working with the Christian Fellowship groups affiliated with Tertiary Students Christian Fellowship (TSCF) at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Palmerston North is situated about 1.5 hours North of Wellington, on the North Island, and Massey University is one of the largest universities in New Zealand.
Ian and Erin are from Australia and met at university. They love sharing the good news of Jesus with others and have a passion to teach and to train university students. They moved to New Zealand in 2010 with their 2 boys, Boaz and Judah.
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Rose and Kenny Lloyd – South Africa
Rose and Kenny Lloyd are involved in student ministry at the Nelson Mandela Municipality University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. They are committed to preaching the Word truthfully and faithfully in a university that so desperately needs it. The growth of this student ministry has been abundant. In 2009 a church was set up on campus, as well as campus and residence ministries. Rose is involved in leading bible studies, discipling assistant leaders, developing a hospitality ministry as well as some kids ministry. They have three children, Jenna, Noah and Zachary.
Morgan and Anna Powell – Peru
The Powell's live in the city of Arequipa and are involved in Theological Education in the South of Peru. Morgan teaches in a local bible institute and also helps with the TEE course (Theological Education by Extension) used to equip the believers in the highlands and rural areas. Morgan is also the Team Coordinator for the Serving In Mission (SIM) team in Arequipa. Morgan and Anna have two girls Anika and Lila.
Shane and Ruth Sparks – Spain
Shane and Ruth with their three boys Kye (7), Joel(4) and Finn (2) work in Spain helping enable local churches to evangelise to their communities and plant other churches. They are working Pioneers. Shane has three areas of focus 1) helping the local church spread the good news by teaching, training and support 2) Area manager for Pioneers and 3) raising awareness of the need and challenges of spreading the gospel in Spain to their partners.
Dan and Liv Webster – Namibia
Equipping Godly leaders for the African church.
Dan and Liv, together with Ned, Sam, Will and Reuben, are serving with the Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary to train local leaders for the African church. Dan is on faculty at the seminary, lecturing and mentoring students seeking to see them grow in ministry skills as well as in godly character. Liv also mentors students as well as homeschooling the boys and looking for opportunities to bless locals with her physiotherapy skills.
The Websters were part of the Church by the Bridge family for five years before becoming 'extended family' in Namibia.
Chapman Family – Northern Territory
Our church continues to partner with the Chapman family after the recent death of Jodie's husband, Bruce. The Chapmans have lived in Nightcliff since 2008. Bruce was the Youth Minister of the Northern Territory and St. Peter’s Nightcliff. His role was to encourage, support and help build up youth and youth leaders, to grow in their relationship with Jesus and telling others about Jesus.
Undisclosed Partner – Middle East
Ermal and Sarah Lushi – Albania
Preaching the Gospel in the mountains of Albania.
Ermal and Sarah Lushi minister at Alpha Omega Church in Peshkopi, Albania. They work hard in a poor, post-communist community, which is historically Muslim.
The church programmes include English classes, youth and children’s ministry, projects in the community, camps, bible study and Sunday services.
Ben and Sally – South West Sydney
Ben and Sally are gospel workers sharing the good news of Jesus with the people of South West Sydney. Having spent three years in the Middle East, immersing themselves in the Arabic language and culture, they now work to see the gospel spread among the many sub-cultures of the suburbs. Ben trains others in evangelism and cross-cultural ministry, and as a family they actively and intentionally share their lives and their faith with the people in their community.
Church by the Bridge partners with Compassion by sponsoring over 150 children in Central Java, Indonesia.
Compassion is a Christian international holistic child development organisation. Through its Child Sponsorship Program, more than 1.8 million children around the world are currently being released from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion ministers to children in a way that is Christ centred - by spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in a culturally relevant, non-coercive way, child focused - focusing on one child at a time, and church based - partnering with local churches in developing countries who can best identify the specific needs of children in their community.
Voice of the Martyrs – families of the imprisoned and persecuted in Vietnam
The harassment and persecution of Christians is a worldwide phenomenon. Voice of the Martyrs, through its International Christian Association, works in approximately 50 countries where the Gospel is opposed, supporting those who proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ despite the personal cost.
Voice of the Martyrs is committed to supporting Christians wherever they might be found, in countries as diverse as Pakistan, China, India and the Sudan.
Church by the Bridge is focusing on helping those who have been imprisoned for the faith in Vietnam.