Global Partners

Arvada Covenant Church partners with several missionaries around the world, both through the Covenant denomination and others that have strong connections to our church body.  Click on a region on the map below to see our Global Partners in that region.

List of Global Partners

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Anderson, Ken and Lori

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Organization: GuateStar
Location: Guatemala
Mission: This ministry is part of a multi-generational effort facilitated by the Anderson family. GuateStar partners with the indigenous population in Guatemala to break the cycle of poverty through educational and community outreach programs while sharing the hope of the Gospel. The primary focus has been Colegio (School) Juan Wesley founded in 1997, in San Cristobal, Totonicapan. This school moved to a new campus in January of 2009 and currently educates 380 children. A second building is currently under construction. Ultimately 1,500 children will attend school at Juan Wesley. Construction on a second school in the mountain village of Chuixchimal began in 2010, today 70 students attend Colegio Esmirna. When this school is complete 600 students will attend. Additional projects include the construction of a medical clinic of the Juan Wesley campus and Club Extra, an after school program to promote the love of learning by giving students additional learning time and exposure to new classes.
Website: http://www.GuateStar.org
Email Address: lori@guatestar.org or ken@guatestar.org

</a Boyle

Boyle, Todd and Wendy

Organization: Abba Padre International
Location: Honduras
Mission: They organize and host various groups to work on building projects, help in public schools, go on evangelistic outreaches, as well as assist local pastors, leaders and missionaries. They have created an Emergency Transition Home and work with the Honduran government to provide a safe house for abandoned children until they can become adopted.
Website: http://www.abbapadreinternational.com
Email Address: tw2theNations@gmail.com

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Bruckner, Byron and Sue

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Organization: Covenant Youth of Alaska
Location: Alaska
Mission: Developing youth ministry throughout Alaska by working with nineteen churches.
Website: http://www.cyak.org
Email Address: byron@cyak.org

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Camp, Caryn

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Organization: Covenanter with Covenant World Mission, RCE (Resourcing Christian Education International)
Location: Taiwan
Mission: Caryn, the daughter of Phyllis and Don Camp and a member of Arvada Covenant Church, works as an ELL teacher (for English Language Learners) at Morrison Christian Academy in Taichung, Taiwan.
http://www.mca.org.tw. Approximately 70% of the children at the school are Taiwanese, and approximately 30% are the children of missionaries. http://www.rce-international.org/support-a-missionary/ 
Email Address: campc@mca.org.tw

</a Dutton

Dutton, Peter and Ruth

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Organization: Evangelical Covenant Church.
Location: Roi Et, Thailand
Mission: They are presently leading in the establishment of a ministry center in Roi Et, Thailand, which will house a church, as well as a center for music and English instruction, in addition to a bookstore, coffee shop and a place to do sports ministry.
Website: http://www.mekongvalleyproject.blogspot.com
Email Address: peter-ruthie.dutton@eccmail.com

</a Garang

Garang, Arok

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Organization: Seeds of South Sudan
Location: Kenya
Mission: Arok is one of the former Lost Boys of Sudan. After being forced to leave his village in South Sudan at the age of 7, he went to two refugee camps before coming to the United States. Now his ministry is to take South Sudanese orphans from the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, and send them to a boarding school in Nakuru, Kenya so that they can get an education and go back to re-build their village of Paliau in South Sudan.
Website: www.seedsofsouthsudan.org

</a Gardea

Gardea, Jose Luis and Dieby

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Organization: Casa Hogar Palabra de Vida Orphanage
Location: Mexico
Mission: Pastor Gardea and his wife have established and run the Casa Hogar Palabra de Vida orphanage which is located in Chihuahua, Mexico. Arvada Covenant Church actively supports the orphanage and arranges short-term mission trips for families and adults.  Casa Hogar is one of our Impact Ministries.
Website:  https://servegloballyacc.org/casa-hogar/

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</a Hamilton

Hamilton, Keith and Debbie

Organization: Alaska Christian College
Location: Alaska
Mission: Dr. Keith Hamilton is the President and Founder of the college which is located in Soldotna. Debbie is a counselor at the college. Keith and Debbie were formerly members of Arvada Covenant where Keith served as the Director of Student Ministries.
Website: http://www.akcc.org

</a Hallam

Hallam, Dr. Steve and Lindsay

Organization: Alaska Christian College
Location: Alaska
Mission: Lindsay grew up going to ACC as a youth. They are both on staff at Alaska Christian College. Lindsay is the Director of Learning Resources and Registrar. Steve is on the faculty and the Chair of General Education.
Website: http://www.chillingwiththehallams.blogspot.com
Email Address: lhallam@alaskacc.edu

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Hege, John and Wendy

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Organization: CYAK (Covenant Youth of Alaska)
Location: Palmer, Alaska
Mission: The main focus of this ministry is to the rural students across the state of Alaska. Their ministry is outreach, disciple those ready to grow, and train and help those ready to lead in ministry in various ways.
Website: http://www.cyak.org
Email Address: john@cyak.org

</a Henry

Henry, Glennis

Organization: ECFA Reach Global
Location: Tanzania
Mission: Glennis’ ministry is focused on educating those in church leadership. She fills many administrative roles. She is working in a country where they are presently free to share the gospel, although Christians only make up less than 10% of the population.
Website: http://greetingsfromglennis.wordpress.com 
Email Address: glennis.henry@ecfa.org
</a Hines

Hines, Don and Myrna

Organization: China Outreach Ministries (COM)
Location: China
Mission: Don and Myrna serve as Recruitment Directors for COM, an organization reaching out to thousands of Chinese scholars studying at numerous U.S. universities. COM shows these scholars the love of Christ through hospitality, personal relationships, English teaching, professional seminars, Bible studies and more. New believers are discipled and equipped to become multiplying Christian leaders who impact China and the world.As “second career” missionaries, Don and Myrna have a God-given passion for the Chinese people. Their special calling is to contact, coach, recruit, train and send godly men and women to reach the Chinese scholars at the universities. They also lead short-term ministry trips and provide general administrative support for COM staff as members of its Leadership Team.Don and Myrna joined Arvada Covenant in 2001 when their ministry was headquartered in Evergreen Colorado. For the next several years, were actively involved in ACC ministries. Subsequent ministry moves have taken them to Georgia and to Pennsylvania where they currently reside. Don and Myrna keep in frequent contact with Arvada Covenant and visit us often.
Website: http://www.chinaoutreach.org

</a London

London, Adam and Shirleen

Organization: Covenant Youth of Alaska (CYAK)
Location: Alaska
Mission: Outreach and discipleship with rural and Alaska Native peoples. Adam and Shirleen have been involved with the statewide youth ministry department, Covenant Youth of Alaska (CYAK), for over 10 years in various ministries. Adam now serves as the Director of Operations for CYAK. Both Adam and Shirleen are graduates of Alaska Christian College. Websites:
Ministry of Adam and Shirleen: http://www.polarnewsflash.com
Christian Youth of Alaska: http://www.cyak.org
Covenant Bible Camp: http://www.covenantbiblecamp.com
Amundson Education Center: http://www.aecak.org
Email Address: adam@cyak.org

</a Muniz

Muniz, Fabio and Johnna

Organization:Evangelical Covenant Church Project Japan
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Mission: They are currently serving for at least two years as short-term missionaries with hopes to become long-term missionaries. They are focusing their ministry on reaching out to multi-ethnic and multi-lingual groups, including Brazilian Japanese, Latinos besides the local Japanese people. They are reaching out with friendship evangelism, hoping to expand their multi-lingual groups to include Muslims and refugees in the future.
Website: http://blogs.covchurch.org/fjmuniz
Email Address: Fabio-johnna.muniz@covchurch.org

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Noren, Paul and Sheryl

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Organization: Evangelical Covenant Church
Location: Congo
Mission: They work alongside the Evangelical Covenant Church of Congo (CEUM). This includes monthly trips into Central African Republic to reach out to the Fulani people group. Participate in hospital work, including training nurses, accounting and working in the pharmacy. And also involved in agricultural development work.
Email Address: sheryl.noren@covchurch.org

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Patterson, Harold and Lana

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Organization: International Hope Builders
Location: Honduras
Mission:  International Hope Builders partners with local government, churches and agencies to identify children and families in desperate need of shelter to restore dignity, hope, and most basic human needs to the poorest of the poor in nations like Honduras, Mexico, and Haiti.

Website:  https://www.internationalhopebuilders.org/
Email Address: 

</a Thang

Thang, Ezekiel “Pum”

Organization: Ignite Myanmar
Location: Myanmar
Mission:  Ignite Myanmar began with the simple goal of supporting evangelistic missionaries in Myanmar.  We strive to provide for the basic needs of each missionary we support: housing, food, clothing and basic supplies to conduct ministry.  The missionaries we support focus their attention on neighborhood evangelism, youth evangelism, missionary training and providing for the needs (both spiritual and material) of orphans.  We currently support 59 missionaries and 46 orphans, and have made it possible for 800+ weekly attenders to hear about Christ on an annual budget of $160,000.  We have also trained 70 potential missionaries and are hoping to raise enough support to enable all of them to work as full-time missionaries. Our goal is to show the love of Christ to those in Myanmar by sharing the Gospel, rescuing and bringing hope to orphans, and giving new identity to the youth. We seek to serve those who have not yet put their faith in Jesus Christ primarily through missionary evangelism and providing the financial ability for our missionaries to meet the needs of those they are reaching out to with the Gospel.

Website:  https://ignitemyanmar2.com/

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