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.
C.A.S.T. | 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.VIEW MINISTRY UPDATES
HOPE HAVEN | 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, they 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.VIEW MINISTRY UPDATES
TYLER + AMY MAXWELL | 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 400 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 over eight years with their three children.VIEW MINISTRY UPDATES
SAJI + CYNTHIA JOHN | 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.
Maharashtra Village Ministry | INDIA
We work with ADVANCING NATIVE MISSIONS
Maharashtra Village Ministry works throughout the rural state of Maharashtra, India, 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.VIEW MINISTRY UPDATES
SUSIE BISSETT | COSTA RICA
I Work with Face of Justice
Susie moved to Costa Rica in the fall of 2019 after she served with Face of Justice on a short-term trip. She now works with Face of Justice in San Jose. Susie works in a safe house of underage girls who are survivors of sex and labor trafficking. She facilitates activities with girls whose focus is therapeutic in nature, such as art therapy, music lessons and games. She also teaches a jewelry making class in the Red Light District to help provide an opportunity for women to take the brave step of leaving the streets by learning a marketable trade.
FACE OF JUSTICE | COSTA RICA
WE ARE FACE OF JUSTICE MINISTRIES
Face of Justice Ministries is directed by Steve and Elizabeth Gilroy, who founded the ministry in Costa Rica in 2014. Their mission is to bring love, hope, and freedom to victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Although FOJ has a variety of ministries, their primary focus is The Freedom House. This is a safe house for teenage girls, ages 11-17, who have been rescued out the horrors of sexual slavery.
RAQUEL LOPEZ | COSTA RICA
I Work with Operation Mobilization
Raquel Lopez is a native of Costa Rica and has been serving there for more than 16 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.VIEW MINISTRY UPDATES
JON + DANIELLE SNYDER | EL SALVADOR
We Work with Mission to El Salvador
Jon + Danielle minister to vulnerable and marginalized members of their community in San Salvador, El Salvador. Their work includes ministry to survivors of trafficking and sexual exploitation, those who are facing homelessness and extreme poverty, individuals who have recently returned from the U.S., as well as those who are on a journey toward addiction recovery. Jon and Danielle walk with those they serve toward a relationship with Christ, new opportunities, dignifying work, and a chance to dream about and work toward a new future of freedom and growth.VIEW MINISTRY UPDATES
CARLOS + TATIANA TENORIO | COSTA RICA
We Work with Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)
Carlos and Tatiana have served with Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) in Costa Rica for over twenty years. Because they both 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. Carlos is the national director for CRU Latin America and oversees Crisis Management for the same area. Tatiana is the CRU Latin America Area Finances Leader.VIEW MINISTRY UPDATES
PIOTR DYMKOWSKI | POLAND
I Work With Poland Evangelical Mission
Piotr is the lead pastor of his church in Nowy Tomysl, Poland. Besides weekly preaching, he also oversees many church ministries and outreach programs. His church has an effective mentoring program for youth leaders and an evangelistic sports ministry for youth.
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DANIEL + IWONA EIFLING | 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 Projekt 29:11, designed to help emotionally wounded women find hope and redemption in Christ, a ministry that is virtually non-existent in Poland.VIEW MINISTRY UPDATES VISIT THEIR WEBSITE
DAN + LAURA HASH | 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 + BECCA HASH | POLAND
We Work with JOSIAH VENTURE
Jacob and Becca focus on 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, all 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.VIEW MINISTRY UPDATES
LELAND + JENNIFFER STEPHENS | ITALY
We Work with GLACE COMMUNITY CHURCH
In 2017, the Stephens family landed in Italy with the vision of planting an evangelical, non-denominational style, international English-speaking church. GLACE grew so quickly in Vicenza that they have expanded this vision to replicate into other communities all across Europe. The name GLACE is specifically designed to show the inseparable connection between living for God’s GLory and by God’s grACE. Through the gathering, equipping, and sending of church planters and leaders, GLACE will soon be extending God’s Kingdom efforts to England.VIEW MINISTRY UPDATES
LARRY + BESS HERZEKOW | ISRAEL
We work with House of Compassion
Beit Rachamim (Hebrew for “House of Compassion”) provides a unique opportunity to serve both believing and unbelieving Jewish communities in tangible ways. Long standing relationships give Larry and Bess the ability to connect a short-term team with over 18 ministries throughout Israel. Teams will impact lives by being the hands and feet of Jesus as they work in His service.
MARTIN + CAROLINA RODRIGUEZ | ARGENTINA
We work with La Roca Family Center
Martin + Carolina serve children and their families through Centro Familiar, La Roca (The Rock, Family Center). They focus on the children first, because they are the generation that will make a difference in the future of this very challenging and marginalized area of Santiago, Argentina. By living life alongside anyone who walks through their doors, they teach and instill God’s love and Biblical truths through all the classes taught and opportunities offered. They also serve the community by providing clothing, food and basic necessities. Most importantly, they offer the hope that only Jesus Christ can provide.
FERNANDO + ASTRID TRIVIÑO | COLOMBIA
We work with Juventud Para Cristo
Fernando is the Director of JPC in Colombia. They strive 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, JPC desires to give everyone the opportunity to have a personal relationship with Jesus.
Astrid is the Colombian director of the “Wake Up Deborah” program which 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. The motto of Wake of Deborah is “Parents on their knees, children on their feet.”VIEW MINISTRY UPDATES
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ARCTIC BARNABAS MINISTRIES | ALASKA + CANADA
ALASKA + CANADA
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 those ministering in this region, the burnout rate is extremely high. 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!
INDIAN BIBLE COLLEGE | ARIZONA
We ARE INDIAN BIBLE COLLEGE
IBC is designed to disciple and educate Indigenous Native Christians for lifetime Biblical ministry and spiritual leadership to their people and the world. By equipping Native believers with Biblical tools and soul transformation, they can make a positive impact for Christ in their communities and the world around them. There are many opportunities to serve at Indian Bible College throughout the year. Contact Josh Copley for information.
JOHN + KELLY BASTIAN
We Work with YOUTH FOR CHRIST INTERNATIONAL
John serves as the CFO with Youth for Christ International (YFCI). Youth for Christ works in over 100 nations around the world to reach young people with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. It’s encouraging to see how God is moving among young people around the globe so their generation can be impacted for Jesus!
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.VIEW MINISTRY UPDATES
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 Global Partner Serve Team leadership for Mission Hills.VIEW MINISTRY UPDATES
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.VIEW MINISTRY UPDATES
GENE + PATTY CONGDON
We Work with International Students, Inc.
International Students Inc. (ISI) is a nationwide Christian ministry that shares Christ’s love to international college students and scholars on college campuses. We serve them by offering airport pickups, friendship partners, American conversation partners, and fun social activities in order to offer the Gospel of Jesus. Volunteers are needed to befriend and serve students.
KEN + BARB HARON
We Work with OMF
Ken is the president of the development entity for the Hudson Taylor movie, based on a true story. It is being produced to impact lives of viewers around the world, challenging them to serve God on mission in new ways, wherever they are. For many years Barb has been with Nurse Family Partnership, a non-profit that transforms the first thousand days of life for babies born to moms living in poverty.
CHRIS + KELLY LILLPOP
We Work with JOSIAH VENTURE
The Lillpops both grew up at Mission Hills Church and served in Poland for 8 years overseeing Josiah Venture’s evangelistic summer camp ministry. Using experience gained while serving in Poland, they continue to influence God’s movement in Central and Eastern Europe through deepening JV’s stateside partnerships with churches and universities. They have a genuine love for young people and their passion is to equip young leaders to fulfill Christ’s commission through the local church.
CJ + MARY MIHALKO
We Work with WORLD VENTURE
In July of 2020, CJ and Mary relocated their outreach ministry to Tennessee. They are focused on the migrant/Muslim community in the Memphis area impacting them with the Good News of Hope found in Jesus. They also partner with Crescent Project as trainers/mobilizers among Latino churches and are involved in one-on-one discipleship. Through the means of tutoring, citizenship courses, and English classes, the Mihalkos shine the Light of Jesus into the lives of those God brings to them.
ROBERT + GRACE SETOR
We Work with SIM
SIM is an international interdenominational mission organization serving in over 75 countries since 1893. Bob and Grace served for many years in Malawi, Africa. Presently, the Setors serve with the SIM USA Regional Directors team covering seven states in the Rocky Mountain Region to bring mission awareness and mobilize students for global outreach in universities, seminaries, colleges, Bible schools and local churches.VIEW MINISTRY UPDATES
TIM + HEIDI SULLIVAN
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.VIEW MINISTRY UPDATES
TRAVIS + BRANDI AKINS
We Work with ROCKY MOUNTAIN POLICE CHAPLAINS
Travis serves as a Law Enforcement Chaplain for two agencies. He provides leadership through RMPC to develop agency chaplain programs, and trains chaplains across the region. As a Chaplain, Travis proactively builds relationships with Officers and their families so that when the stress, reality, and critical incidents occur, he is able to assist in a variety of ways. As a former Officer, there is trust and confidentiality that goes beyond the normal – which then opens the door for honest conversations, opportunities to share the hope of Jesus, and discipleship. Brandi serves as a nurse in the ER at a local hospital where she has opportunities to be the hands and feet of Jesus. She is able to comfort those that are hurting, provide lifesaving help, and exhibit the love of Christ to all those that God brings her way.VIEW MINISTRY UPDATES
I Work with YOUTH FOR CHRIST
Ken Allen is the Executive Director of the Denver area Youth for Christ (YFC). He oversees 25 staff that reach teenagers with the Gospel through the YFC ministry models of Campus Life, Juvenile Justice, Parent Life, City Life, and mentoring. Over the course of the year, YFC Denver will reach over 1,000 teenagers in authentic Christ sharing relationships.VIEW MINISTRY UPDATES
I Work with OPEN DOOR MINISTRIES
Megan serves as the Development Coordinator at ODM. She spends her time coordinating Urban Immersion teams and raising funds to give practical help and show God’s love to many low-income individuals and the homeless in Denver.
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.VIEW MINISTRY UPDATES
JEFF + CANDY ROSENAU
We Work with CHRISTLIKE DIALOGUE
Christlike Dialogue, founded over 20 years ago, is a discipleship ministry passionate about helping people have conversations that honor God. This ministry has been shared across the country and around the world.
I Work with DENVER STREET SCHOOL
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. With a personalized approach to education, DSS seeks to bring hope and a second chance to Denver’s at-risk youth.
DAVID + MICHELLE WARREN
We Work with OPEN DOOR MINISTRIES
Open Door Ministries exists to provide practical help and hope to people in urban Denver who are homeless or low income. Their primary objective is to move people toward self-sufficiency by helping change the circumstances and life patterns that have held them captive to poverty and addictions. Through 17 distinct programs, they focus on tangible needs like food, shelter, access to education and employment training, as well as intangible needs such as friendship, hope, and Christian spiritual guidance. David is the Executive Director of ODM, and Michelle is a public voice for justice on several fronts. Together, they started Westside Church International.
COLORADO-BASED PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS
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!