Your prayers and support are appreciated!
January 20 – 21 – Travel to Nairobi
January 22 – 25 – Ministry in Nairobi – Encouraging, strengthening and teaching believers
January 26 – Travel to Northern Uganda by bus – many hours on a bus.
January 27 – 28 – Visit Refugee Camps – Assist as God leads and provides
January 29 – February 6 – Ministry with MedReach in a village in Northwest Uganda. Our team of 17 doctors, nurses and missionaries will be running a medical clinic and pastor’s conference, sharing faith and assisting the Jesus Film Project with outreach.
February 6 – 7 – Travel back to the city in Uganda (many more hours on a bus) , fly to Nairobi
February 8 – 9 – Travel back to Atlanta
Instilling a heart for missions. We are taking eight refugee teenagers to New Mexico June 7-17.
The team will serve with Building Christian Ministries on the Navajo Indian Reservation. They will help run a day camp and build a front porch on the local mission house.
There is much brokenness on the Indian Reservations in America – poverty, unemployment, alcoholism, crime…
Our team will learn more about being a generous Christian, sharing faith in word and deed. And bring some love and joy to the Navajo people.
Ways you can be involved:
Please pray. Please pray as our team brings some joy and hope to the Navajo and the long-term missionaries who are there. Please pray the financial needs for the mission will be met.
Another way you can be involved is to help provide financial support. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Giving information is on the side bar on the left and on the “Get Involved” page of this site.
100% of your donation will go to the mission to New Mexico.
Thank you for your prayers and involvement!
Instilling a heart for missions. We are sending three young men to serve in the Dominican Republic from June 4th to 11th.
Micah, Yolian and Munda will be going with McKendree UMC in Lawrenceville, GA to help build a house for pastor in the Dominican Republic and minister to the people there. Micah is the son of the founder and director of The Refuge, Scott and Tiffany Kelley. Munda is a young man from Sierra Leon and Yolian is from Eritrea. We are sending these guys to allow them to see and experience the heart of God – to renew and restore that which is lost, broken, outcast and un-reached. The team will be working with national pastors and long-term missionaries so they will not only gain missions experience, their service will have invaluable long-term impact in the Dominican Republic.
Ways you can be involved:
Please pray. Pray God will prepare the team for the mission and bless their efforts as they minister to the people of the Dominican Republic. Also please pray the financial needs for the mission will be met.
Another way you can be involved is to help provide financial support. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Would you consider supporting they guys with a donation by May 15th? Giving information is on the side bar on the left and on the “Get Involved” page of this site.
100% of your donation will go to the mission to the Dominican Republic.
Thank you for your prayerful consideration and generous support.
Jesus Renews AND Sends
We have a heart to see others return to their own communities to share God’s love. The Refuge would love to see many ethnic groups in America return to their home nations or communities as missionaries to their own people. Our mission is Families experiencing abundant life in a growing relationship with Jesus. Our mission is important because having an abundant life in a growing relationship with Jesus precedes having the love and interest and commitment to reach out to our neighbor with His love.
Abby and Sunny
We want God’s mission heart to be realized by those we love and serve. God is working in the hearts of two very important young ladies in our lives. Abby, 16 years old and in the 11th grade, has expressed interest in the medical profession, possibly as a medical missionary. Recently at a missions conference, she spent a considerable amount of time talking with MedReach, an organization that does medical missions and outreach in Africa. She learned that MedReach is leading a medical missions trip to Tanzania this summer.
Sunny is a young lady from South Sudan who we have mentored for the past eight years. She fled with her family as a refugee to America when she was a young child. Sunny, who is 17 years old and in the 10th grade, has also expressed interest in the medical field, including medical missions.
After much thought and prayer, God has opened the door for Abby, Sunny and Scott to join MedReach this summer.
The trip is June 4 – 19th. We will be on a team of 24 other medical professionals and adults (only three teens will be on this mission – Abby, Sunny and one other). We will be involved in medical care / evangelism, hygiene education and kids and family ministry. We will also be showing the Jesus Film. We will be quite busy.
Your Important Role
Short-term mission trips change lives. While it is uncertain how God will use this trip in Abby and Sunny’s lives, we do know that they will be changed forever. We do know that God will use us in Tanzania.
Could you help through your prayers and support?
Please pray as the Spirit leads. Please pray for good health, financial provision, life changing conversations of faith, healing for the sick, renewal for hurting, team humility and unity…May His will be done.
We are funding this trip through The Refuge. Donation information on the left sidebar of this website. Please give as God leads and provides.
We are excited about how God will use this trip! We appreciate your prayerful consideration to be a part of it. We also will be busy with other ministries this summer. We will keep up updated primarily through email.
Love in Christ,
Scott, Abby, Sunny and our families