Serving Abroad Liam and Rachel Byrnes
Liam and Rachel Byrnes have served in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa since 2009. They are a part of All Nations Southern Africa, a Church Planting family that is called to make disciples of Jesus and raise up local leaders to see the Kingdom of God increase amongst the neglected people of Africa and the Middle East.
They provide leadership and oversight for church planting teams working in local township communities, in prisons, through sport ministry, supporting child headed households children (through HIV/AIDs), evangelism and discipleship.
Day to day, Rachel is working with an after-school program called “Children of Promise” in Masiphumelele, a part of All Nations that supports children in child headed households. She also uses her pastoral gifting to come alongside local leaders and with Liam oversees the growth of our local teams and churches.
Liam spends his time working with teams in evangelism, discipling and supporting local leaders. He also is helping to staff the degree program in Ministry & Discipleship, and now and again teaches in All Nations training programs on Church planting and discipleship.
For more information, see http://liamandrachel.com.
Johnny and Jenni Gillespie
In two weeks 82 students and 22 staff from 13 nations will head out to nine different locations across the globe to partner with some of YWAM’s long term works to bring the message of the love of Jesus to the lost and broken. This is Community Transformations DTS, and we have had the privilege of leading this school deep into the heart of God for these last three months! We have seen tremendous growth in the students, in their freedom, character, and passion for the Lord, and they are hungry to see the lost saved!
Lenny is serving Jesus from New Life Farm, which is a couple of miles north-east of the village of Orllan in the province of Podujeva, Kosovo. Using modern agricultural practices he encourages the local rural population to return to the land they deserted during the Kosovo war of the late 1990’s. Lenny employs agriculture and friendship as the primary tools to quietly communicate the Gospel amongst the ethnic Albanian population which is predominantly Islamic.