Meet Our Partners

Mission Hills partners with missionaries because we want to share the good news our neighbors next door and with those across the globe. Jesus said he came to seek and save the lost. During his time on earth, he served people – he taught them, fed them, healed them, and befriended them. We believe he is calling us to serve the lost in the same ways. Whether you decide to participate in a short-term trip, partner financially, or pray for our international and national partners, you can be part of what God is doing around the world.

international partners

AFRICA

C.A.S.T. | SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA

We ARE CHURCH ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION

C.A.S.T. is all about using proven and sustainable programs to break the cycle of poverty in Africa. This is accomplished through well organized, transparent, and sustainable programs focusing on the holistic well-being of each individual. They believe in mobilizing and aligning local churches to reach out with practical compassion to empower, transform, and redeem communities. This work is carried out in four practical divisions: Education and Child Development, Employment and Business Development, Food and Clothing Relief, and Sports and Youth Development.

HOPE HAVEN | RWANDA

RWANDA

We ARE HOPE HAVEN

The vision of Hope Haven is to change the world one family at a time. This is accomplished by providing impoverished children with an exceptional primary school education and an understanding of Jesus Christ. In addition, we offer employment and literacy opportunities to the parents and older siblings of their students. These programs include: on-the-job training in construction, agriculture, hospitality, adult education in English, local language reading and writing skills, and computer training. 

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TYLER + AMY MAXWELL | KENYA

KENYA

We Work with ACM INTERNATIONAL

There are an estimated 100 million street children in the world; nearly 500,000 of them live on the streets of Kenya. TRU Africa partners with local churches to minister to these neglected and ostracized boys. The Maxwells minister to about 350 street boys throughout the month utilizing a Four-Step Program. They are transforming the lives of street youth through education, career training, social activities, and counseling. The Maxwells have been serving in Kenya for seven years with their three children.

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ASIA

SAJI + CYNTHIA JOHN | India

INDIA

We Work with THE JOHN FOUNDATION

The mission of the John Foundation is to rescue vulnerable, orphaned children and young girls from being trafficked and provide them with hope for the future in a sustainable way. They work to instill a sense of worth and provide them with the education and employable skills needed to lift them up to a position where they can support themselves. This is accomplished through a variety of programs such as: children’s homes, back-to-school programs, skills training centers, restoration homes for girls, transformation homes for adults, and church planters training.

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Maharashtra Village Ministry | INDIA

INDIA

We work with ADVANCING NATIVE MISSIONS

Maharashtra Village Ministry works throughout the rural state of Maharashtra, endeavoring to bring the gospel to the unreached peoples in over 43,000 villages. Many villages are remote and not well connected by roads, but MVM faithfully pursues the task of reaching the unreached.

The Shalom Center is the central location for their ministry outreach providing evangelism training, community development, Bible school education, children’s outreach, general education, an agricultural and skills training center, as well as health care.

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TIM + HEIDI SULLIVAN

THAILAND

We Work with SERVED

Tim and Heidi have been Mission Hills missionaries since 1995 and have served in a variety of capacities overseas. Tim is the Chairman of the International Leadership Team for SERVED, which assists schools that serve children in areas affected by armed conflict. Training school leaders and teachers, as well as making vital educational resources available, provide a much needed positive and stable learning environment for these traumatized students.

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CENTRAL AMERICA

RAQUEL LOPEZ | COSTA RICA

COSTA RICA

We Work with Operation Mobilization

Raquel Lopez is a native of Costa Rica and has been serving there for more than 14 years. Her childhood dream was to become a missionary abroad, but God called her to stay and minister in her home country. She has served in a variety of areas through Operation Mobilization and is now the Director of OM Costa Rica. She and her daughter, Sophie, love sharing the good news of Jesus. Their desire is to see vibrant communities of Jesus followers among the least reached.

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C.J. + MARY MIHALKO | PANAMA

PANAMA

We Work with WorldVenture

C.J. and Mary Mihalko are working throughout Panama with migrants from all over the world. The majority of the migrants come from countries where there is little or no gospel witness like Bangladesh, Yemen, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. They work with a team of locals organizing outreach events in migrant camps where they bring doctors, donations, music and dramas presenting the gospel as well as tracts and Bibles printed in the languages spoken in the above countries. They also work with another team of locals encouraging and empowering local believers to reach out to the many “unreached” peoples who have immigrated to Panama from unreached countries. They have three children: Corrie, Noah and Kessiah Joy.

CARLOS + TATIANA TENORIO | COSTA RICA

COSTA RICA

We Work with Campus Crusade (CCCI)

Carlos and Tatiana Tenorio serve with Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) in Costa Rica. Carlos is the National Director, and they have both served with CRU for over twenty years. Because Carlos and Tatiana began a relationship with Christ when they were college students, they are passionate about sharing the gospel and the love of Jesus with university students, professors, and administrative staff. Carlos and Tatiana hope that by developing strong missional followers of Jesus in the universities, this will result in a new generation to transform their country and other countries where these students may go. They have two children, Josué and Ester.

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EUROPE

RON + MICHELLE LOCKWOOD | GERMANY

GERMANY

We Work with WYCLIFFE

Ron and Michelle have been Mission Hills missionaries since 1996 and have worked for 13 years as Bible translators through Wycliffe. Currently, Michelle is part of a Human Resources team that provides coaching, training, and orientation to missionaries. Ron manages a team devoted to over 140 translation and language development projects. He also works with translation teams to help them utilize software available for linguistic research and Bible translation.

LELAND + JENNIFFER STEPHENS | ITALY

ITALY

We Work with GLACE COMMUNITY CHURCH

Leland and Jenniffer Stephens met and married during Leland’s first tour in the Marine Corps, and today they have four wonderful daughters: Savannah, Ashleigh, Kyleigh, and Nataleigh. Now having retired from the Marine Corps and graduated from Denver Seminary, the Stephens family is planting GLACE Community Church in Vicenza, Italy to serve the U.S. military assigned there, and the English speaking population living in the area.

DAN + LAURA HASH | POLAND

POLAND

We Work with JOSIAH VENTURE

Since 1993, Dan and Laura have trained and coached young leaders in numerous churches and ministries throughout Poland. They helped start the Second Baptist Church, “Opoka,” in Katowice and they currently live in Mikołów, where they are starting a new church. Focusing on community transformation, they are seeing young leaders step up and bring the gospel to their communities. They have one son, Jacob, who is married and recently joined the Josiah Venture team to serve in Poland.

JACOB + REBECCA HASH | POLAND

POLAND

We Work with JOSIAH VENTURE

Jacob and Becca recently moved to Poland to serve with Josiah Venture. Their focus is helping young leaders fulfill Christ’s commission of discipleship in their local churches. This is accomplished through discipleship, modeling, training, and supporting them as they engage in evangelistic summer camps.

Their desire is to see these young leaders across the country grow a passion for others to know Jesus, and to see society transform through God’s movement in the lives of young people in Poland.

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CHRIS + KELLY LILLPOP | POLAND

POLAND

We Work with JOSIAH VENTURE

The Lillpops both grew up at Mission Hills. Now serving in Poland full-time, they help to oversee summer camps ministries and serve with the youth in their local church. They love passing on the discipleship they received as teenagers to the youth in Poland who do not yet know Christ.

DANIEL + IWONA EIFLING | POLAND

POLAND

We Work With Josiah Venture

Daniel and Iwona Eifling have been serving in Wroclaw, Poland since 2006. Daniel is passionate about youth ministry, discipling young people, and training youth leaders all over the country through conferences, training events, and mentoring. He also serves on the executive team of their Polish youth ministry organization “Fala.” Iwona utilizes her counseling training to lead a ministry called Project 29:11, designed to help emotionally wounded women find hope and redemption in Christ, a ministry that is virtually non-existent in Poland.

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PIOTR + AGNIESZKA DYMKOWSKI | POLAND

POLAND

We Work With Josiah Venture

Piotr is an Associate Pastor of his church in Poland and has been working for Josiah Venture since 2010. He preaches, oversees many church ministries, and initiates outreach programs. He is also helping to create a mentoring program for youth leaders and develop an evangelistic sports ministry for youth.

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SOUTH AMERICA

FERNANDO + ASTRID TRIVIÑO | COLOMBIA

COLOMBIA

We work with YOUTH FOR CHRIST INTERNATIONAL

Fernando is the National Director of Youth for Christ (YFC), Colombia. Youth for Christ Colombia strives to serve the needs of young people from a variety of social and economic factions. Through youth meetings, theater groups, music, sports programs, and school activities, YFC desires to give everyone the opportunity to have a personal relationship with Jesus.

As a ministry of YFC, the “Wake Up Deborah” program assists in the social transformation of families through intercessory prayer. The program teaches the effectiveness of prayer and centrality of God, which is so vital for personal growth and community transformation. Astrid serves as the Colombian director of “Wake Up Deborah” whose motto is, “Parents on their knees, children on their feet.”

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

ARCTIC BARNABAS MINISTRIES | ALASKA + YUKON

ALASKA + YUKON

We ARE ARCTIC BARNABAS MINISTRIES

Approximately 100+ villages in the North American Arctic do not have an established Christian evangelical church, pastor, or missionary presence. Most of these villages are only accessible by plane or boat and have few or no followers of Jesus Christ. For the few ministering in this region, there are extremely high burnout rates. The vitality of village pastors, missionaries, and their families is critically important for the development and sustainability of healthy church communities. Arctic Barnabas is all about encouraging and strengthening healthy, thriving leaders to lead healthy, thriving ministries!

WORLDWIDE

TRAVIS + BRANDI AKINS

We Work with ROCKY MOUNTAIN POLICE CHAPLAINS

Travis and Brandi serve with Rocky Mountain Police Chaplains. As a Chaplain for Littleton P.D. and a Federal Law Enforcement Agency, Travis builds trusted relationships with officers, staff, and their families. This provides safe and confidential support through preventative and in critical situations, while sharing the hope and truth of Jesus Christ..

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JOHN + KELLY BASTIAN

We Work with YOUTH FOR CHRIST INTERNATIONAL

John serves in leadership as CFO with Youth for Christ International. Youth for Christ works in over 100 nations around the world to reach young people with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. It is exciting and encouraging to see how God is moving among young people around the globe and forming them into leaders of the future with a passion to serve Him!

BRIAN + CRYSTAL BOECKER

We Work with GLOBAL SERVICE NETWORK

Brian and Crystal minister to both nationals and expat missionaries around the world. They help to strengthen marriages and ministries through counseling and leadership intensives. Crystal also serves with Azmera’s retreat ministry, providing teaching, counseling, and spiritual direction for missionaries, locals, expat military, and political wives. 

HAROLD + GWEN BRITTON

We Work with WORLD VENTURE

Harold serves as the Director of Church Partnerships for Unreached People Groups, helping churches send missionaries to the hardest places on earth. Gwen supports the mission effort through prayer and mentoring as well as serving on the Mission Hills Partner Care Leadership Team.

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MATT + LESLIE CASTAGNA

We Work with PIONEERS

Matt and Leslie have been missionaries for over 40 years. Matt works in media production, visually communicating to the Church what God is doing around the world, as well as creating evangelistic media tools. He also teaches courses in basic media production to equip God’s people to share the good news with their peers. In the past four decades, he has traveled, lived or worked in over two dozen countries. Leslie mobilizes and serves the missions cause at Mission Hills Church in the Global Outreach department as well as leading overseas missions teams and teaching women’s Bible studies.

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JAY + JERRI KAYLL

We Work with CADENCE INTERNATIONAL

The mission of Cadence International is, “Sharing the gospel and our lives with the military community.” Jay and Jerri do this by opening their home and pouring into the lives of Air Force men and women by: sharing the love of Jesus, teaching from the Word of God, coaching on the practicality of living life with God, and training up another generation of believers to make Christ known in this world. 

ROBERT + GRACE SETOR

We Work with SIM

SIM, originally Sudan Interior Ministry, has expanded to over 65 nations since its inception in 1893. Bob and Grace served for many years in Malawi, Africa, in the area of Theological Education and Children’s ministry. Now Bob is the SIM Rocky Mountain Regional Director. He and Grace serve together to bring mission awareness to students attending Christian colleges, universities, and seminaries. 

CHURCH PLANTING FUND

We Work with CONVERGE

Mission Hills belongs to the Converge denomination (formerly the Baptist General Conference). This includes supporting the church planting fund which helps to start churches in the Rocky Mountain region. They are committed to starting missionally-minded churches in every people group and community. They focus on connecting God’s people around God’s purposes so he might ignite movements of reproduction for the purpose of transforming lives with Christ’s love and truth. 

NATIONAL partners

OUR NATIONAL PARTNERS

Over 87% of the people in our communities do not know Christ. When we serve in our neighborhoods and cities, we not only share the transforming power of the Good News, but we also become more like Jesus. Watch both lives and communities transform when you serve with our national partners. Click a partner below to get involved!

ALTERNATIVES PREGNANCY CENTER

DENVER, CO

Serving Denver-area women, Alternatives seeks to educate clients and youth about abstinence before marriage and give those with an unplanned pregnancy an alternative to abortion. In addition, women with conflicted emotions about a past abortion are helped through post-abortion support groups. For more information, please contact Lori Arfsten.

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CHRISTLIKE DIALOGUE

CENTENNIAL, CO

With the goal of representing Jesus well, learn to engage in honest conversations with people of opposing views.

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” | Psalm 19:14

For more information, please contact Jeff or Candy Rosenau | 303.668.8124

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DENVER RESCUE MISSION

DENVER, CO

The Denver Rescue Mission is changing lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need, with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens. For more information or to learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Darlene Houk or call the volunteer hotline at 303.953.3955.

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DENVER STREET SCHOOL

DENVER, CO

The Denver Street School believes that a quality education is the most effective approach to transforming many underprivileged members of our society into productive citizens. They serve the population of students in the Denver metro area who have struggled with public school – either having dropped out or been expelled – helping them toward self-sufficiency through education. For more information, please contact Vicki Tanin.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INC.

AURARIA CAMPUS

ISI is a nationwide friendship organization that shares Christ’s love to international college students and scholars. We serve them by offering airport pickups, friendship partners, American conversation partners, fun social activities plus the Gospel of Jesus for those living in the Denver metro area. For more information, please email Gene Congdon, or reach him at 720.252.5607.

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LOVE INC

LITTLETON, CO

Love INC connects people in need with the most appropriate resources – agencies, non-profits, and church ministries volunteers – who can help. For information, please contact Kris Thuleson.

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NORTH LITTLETON PROMISE

LITTLETON, CO

North Littleton Promise builds life-giving relationships with immigrant kids and their families and mobilizes local partners to transform the northeast Littleton neighborhood through Christ. For more information, please contact Kristen Sarfraz.

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OPEN DOOR MINISTRIES

DENVER, CO

To provide practical help and hope to people in Denver’s inner city who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. For information on volunteer opportunities, please contact John Zolman.

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SAVE OUR YOUTH

DENVER METRO AREA

Save Our Youth transforms the lives of at-risk youth through mentor relationships, providing the skills for success in educational, emotional, and spiritual development. For information on how to become a mentor, please contact Joyce Sanchez.

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SEVERE WEATHER SHELTER NETWORK

DENVER, CO

Severe Weather Shelter Network partners with other churches, community organizations, and agencies to provide emergency overnight shelter on life-threatening winter nights for individuals living on the streets.
For more information, please contact Lynn Ann Huizingh | 720.515.9313

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YOUTH FOR CHRIST

DENVER, CO

With a legacy of over sixty years of effective youth ministry in Denver, Denver Area YFC has differentiated itself by its multifaceted approach to meeting the needs of Denver area youth. In juvenile justice centers, inner-city neighborhoods, and on school campuses, YFC staff and volunteers see the hope and potential in every young person.

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