COMPLETED - $3,950 Donated
Thank you to all who donated toward Stan Balken’s 2018 Greece trip to lead a music class for Russian and Greek High School students.
Stan taught an American Music class to 17 Russian students. He started off with simple relational concepts then moved them into questions about the Soul. Being in Greece was a perfect place to distinguish mythology and reality as well as discussions about philosophy and the questions about “Why”. Why are we here, how did we get here and where do we go when this life is over? Stan shared his own personal testimony with them, explaining how the best medical help did not fix his problems, but God did.
Thanks for being a partner in Stan’s outreach as he challenged the students what they had been taught and what they personally believed in.
COMPLETED - $8,750 Donated
Thank you to all who donated toward Mike and Sheri's continued mission trip to Russia and Greece during the summer of 2018. This was the second summer in a row the Bedients were able to spend with Christian leaders and young believers in Russia to encourage them and help them have good healthy ministries. Then again to Greece with the Russian school directors, teachers, parents and students to share the gospel in English Language classes. GapFill donors are truly selfless in sharing the Good News of Jesus with other areas of the world.
COMPLETED - $1,158.51 Donated
Thank you GapFill donors for helping with the repair of the hill and path in front of the boy’s orphanage. The erosion on the hill and path was due to severe rains. They are so grateful for your generous and timely help for the repair. The picture shows the boys standing on the exact spot where they had the landslide. They are so appreciative of the repairs completed as they have had some unusual early rains that have been torrential. There is no doubt they would have lost the whole house if the repairs had not been completed.
Thank you for your selfishness in your giving to others around the world.
COMPLETED - $11,400 Donated
Once again, God’s provision has exceeded Tony’s expectation. Tony’s craniofacial deficiency surgery need has been met. Thank you all who contributed to his surgery need. The procedure is two-fold, and includes alterations to the structure of both his upper and lower jaw.
Tony is still eagerly itinerating to get to Sicily, again God’s provision has been evident, where Tony will begin working alongside his parents and others to build God’s Kingdom amidst displaced refugee’s. His surgery procedures will not happen until he arrives in Sicily, where God has already provided both an orthodontist and surgeon - and both are very good. Truly, giving yourself to God demands everything and costs nothing! There is no sweeter debt, than a life owed to Christ. Thank you once again, GapFill donors, for your amazing generosity.
COMPLETED - $2,400 Donated
In February 2018, Daniela Bonanno when to Haiti for two weeks. The first week was spent working with Hope for Haiti's Children in the Port-Au-Price region. She helped them with their Annual Childcare Clinic serving the children in their orphanages and schools. From there she traveled to Cap-Haitien to spend a week working with FaithCare, where she assisted with meeting the needs of many local people who were seen at their free clinic.
The team shared the love and hope of Jesus with each patient while also meeting their physical needs. Many of us are not able or equipped to go on these types of medical mission trips, however, GapFill donors came through with 100% funding for Danielle to go. Thank you GapFill donors for your giving partnership with Daniela.
COMPLETED - $1,100 Donated
Thank you all who donated toward the purchase of this scooter. The current Christian woman in that sensitive area of the world noted; “Thank you so much. The scooter has already made it easier to meet more girls and gets me around much quicker and safer.” This scooter will remain in that area of the world and will be used by other Christian missionaries when they arrive and proclaim the gospel of Jesus in this sensitive area of the world.
COMPLETED - $4,635 Donated
Thank you to all who donated to Stan Balken’s trip to Russia to lead an English Language Camp for Russian high school and college students. With your help, Stan had the privilege of leading 15 Russian High School students daily for two weeks in an American Music class. He also was able to accompany them and many parents and teachers to Greece as part of their summer training. Stan taught biblical principles and concepts through music using powerful Christian lyrics and songs in order to speak into the Russian student’s heads and hearts about God’s love and plan of salvation.
Please continue to pray that the Spiritual seeds that were planted will reap eternal rewards in lives changed. You truly were a partner in Stan’s trip.
COMPLETED - $1,125 Donated
Daniela’s time in Nigeria was an enormous success as many lives were visibly touched. The team worked tirelessly as they saw 3,500 patients and performed 160 surgeries. There were 6 days of free medical care at two locations. The team consisted of 7 US members and about 30 Nigerian members, including many doctors (surgeons, pharmacists, dentists and eye doctors), nurses, lab technicians, surgical techs, ministers and other supportive staff. Every patient was offered prayer and spiritual counseling... 2,594 were counseled and prayed over with 457 receiving Christ.
Thank you GapFill donors for being a part of this amazing trip. Daniela thanks you for your support and is so grateful that she was able to go.
COMPLETED - $23,325 Donated
The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights. (Habakkuk 3:19)
Lois reminded me of this verse in her last email to GapFill and she also added, "The impossible, as you and I know, is possible with God. I am still overwhelmed by the love of the Body of Christ." Both Lois and Alex would like to thank all the generous friends and donors who gave to pay their medical bills. Lois and Alex have both been overwhelmed with the generous response from everyone and pray for each donor that has given to their project. Thank you all so very much. This truly was the body of Christ at its finest!!! Thank you for showing thanks and honor to Alex and Lois for their over 50 years of service as Christian missionaries.
COMPLETED - $4,850 Donated
Thank you to all who donated to Mike and Sheri's mission trip to Russia and Greece in June 2017. They spent time with Christian leaders and young believers in Russia to encourage them and help them have good healthy ministries. Then to Greece with the Russian school directors, teachers, parents and students to share the gospel in English Language classes. GapFill donors truly are partners in Christ.
COMPLETED - $9,470 Donated
More than 27 million people are caught in the horrible web of human trafficking. The numbers are staggering. Yet there is an answer. As in every other period of history, Christians have risen up against an evil seemingly too great to overcome and offered the only refuge of hope and healing; that which is found in Jesus Christ. Ministering the love of God to those whose lives have been shattered by this evil is an overwhelming task, one that requires the next generation to rise up and show the love of Christ in the most difficult of situations. A team of young people have headed out to answer God's call to this field of service and will be actively ministering to those who have recently been rescued from the nightmare of human slavery.
Thank you GapFill donors for sharing the love of Christ in the midst of this horrific evil.
COMPLETED - $4,000 Donated
A big THANK YOU to GapFill donors who made these solar panels possible. This widowed missionary and the boy’s orphanage next door now have working solar panels. They ended up having to dig out the mountain on two sunny spots, lay rocks for a foundation and build a rock wall behind to shore up the mountain.
Thank you Jesus for using these GapFill donors to warm some of the least of these in the mountains. No small thing. He shall not forget!
COMPLETED - $1,200 Donated
Vanessa is heading to Madrid, Spain and North Africa for an internship as she begins the journey of obedience to a mission that went beyond her expectations. Vanessa explains, "Deep in my heart I knew that God has called me to minister to Muslim women. I am thrilled that God presented an opportunity of an internship so quickly! This internship will give me a better understanding of the Muslim community and a deeper understanding of how to engage within them."
Thank you GapFill.org donors for your contributions toward this mission trip for Vanessa. She is honored to be a first generation missionary. Look for a blog post of Vanessa's adventures when she returns later this summer.
COMPLETED - $2,475 Donated
Thank you all for your prayers and donations. Marlyn had a successful surgery!!! We are all so THANKFUL to the Lord for His faithfulness and provision.
Marlyn is back in Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea equipping the Body of Christ. He continues to do therapy and stretches to loosen up his back and increase the mobility of his limbs. It is a long healing process. Please continue to pray for Marlyn’s recovery.
COMPLETED - $1,980 Donated
70% of India's population is below the age of 35 and 40% is below the age of 15. They characterize a generation that is impacted by music and media. Christian musical equipment was purchased to reach the unreached of North India! Thank you for financially partnering with GapFill as these missionaries reach India for Jesus.
COMPLETED - $1,411 Donated
Phil Rojak has been in Papua New Guinea since January 2010 focusing on evangelism and discipleship and was in need of two digital hearing aids. Phil Rojak has received his digital hearing aids from the Starkey Hearing Foundation!It is an amazing story to see how Jesus answers prayers. Read about Phil's amazing story on our GapFill Blog!!
COMPLETED - $4,628 Donated
Thanks so much to the GapFill.org donors. Bobb Lewis received the Bioness Foot Drop Device in January 2012 after suffering a stroke on the mission field. This device helped put the Lewis's back into fulltime mission work in Malaysia.
COMPLETED - $3,452 Donated
Neil and Kathy Vanaria
25 years in the making...through potato diet months, car accidents, numerous robberies, gunpoint scares, computer issues....the list goes on...but the Vanaria's persevered...and because they did the Mesem New Testament was printed and delivered to the Mesem in January 2013 in a glorious thanksgiving celebration.
Thanks so much GapFill donors for helping the Vanaria's travel throughout Papua New Guinea to bring the scriptures to a number of dispersed Mesem settlements. To God Be the Glory!!!
COMPLETED - $1,225 Donated
Wow! Thank you GapFill donors. This roof was funded in less than one day. The current widow missionary who lives in this refitted bathroom will be overwhelmed when she finds out she is getting a new roof.
Thank you, thank you for showing the love of Christ and ensuring this widow living in a "sensitive area" with 30 years of service has a roof.
COMPLETED - $5,400 Donated
Thank you GapFill donors!!! Grace was able to return to the Nabak people in January 2013 and was not only able to encourage them in their walk with Jesus but also had new hymn books in hand so they can continue to sing Praises to our Lord Jesus. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! We are overwhelmed with the generosity of so many who shared in Grace's passion. Learn more about this amazing woman in GapFill's blog
COMPLETED - $4,250 Donated
Thank you GapFill donors!! Grace was able to return to Papua New Guinea and get the hymnals printed for her to take to the Nabak people. To God Be The Glory as the Nabak people sing His praises!!
COMPLETED - $1,200 Donated
A family of six needed to be evacuated from a "sensitive nation". They sold all they had to go to the mission field with four children. They returned home with two suitcases and two carry-ons for the entire family. They needed clothes, shoes, a place to live, furniture, etc. Thank you GapFill donors for your generosity of their behalf. They told us, "We have been utterly stunned at the generosity of God's people during this time in our lives. It has honestly been, at times, too much to take in." Thank you all for answering their need. To God Be the Glory!
COMPLETED - $640 Donated
Thank you GapFill.org donors! Missionaries in Mozambique, Joel and Adrienne Charest, needed a few days of get away to recharge and they were able to do just that. Joel has been battling cancer and this time away was such a blessing. What an example of God's family at its best! Thanks to everyone who made this possible.
COMPLETED - $1,975 Donated
Matthew and Sarah, a Christian tent-making family serving in a "sensitive area" for ten years, found out their newborn son Amos had Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). This is a serious genetic disorder that requires special medical attention. As a result, they headed stateside to Fort Worth, TX to be near a TSC Center. They are currently staying with family as they get treatment for Amos and a job for Matthew. Thank you for your donations that helped get medical attention for Amos and helped this family settled into their new life stateside.
COMPLETED - $3,562 Donated
Thanks everyone for getting 100% of Susie Leo children's school fees paid along with support money she needed for basic food and housing. What a GREAT group of donors GapFill has. Praise Jesus!!
Susie’s Story: Since 2005, Susie Leo, the wife of a Ukarumpa police officer, worked faithfully alongside Neil and Kathy Vanaria to enable Kathy to participate more fully in the ministry.