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We seek to IMPACT THE WORLD by demonstrating the Kingdom of God and inviting others to join it.
We at SBPC are committed to supporting and partnering with long term missionaries and other partners who we visit and develop relationships with short term teams.
Let your heart be stirred by the things that stir the heart of God. And please join us as we give our lives away for the life of the world.
We are at work in the desert of Ethiopia to bring the gospel and community development to a group we call “our friends”. This partnership links several US congregations and the Ethiopia Evangelical Church Mekane Jesus.
“Come help us,” is the request repeated voiced to us by the leaders of the poorest ethnic group in Ethiopia. Because of security concerns, we are not able to post the actual name of this group on the web, so we will call them, “Our Friends.” This two million member tribe has roamed the barren desert of Ethiopia for millennia, eking out an existence for their herds and families. Remote and neglected by the rest of the world, they refer to themselves as “The Forgotten People.”
Contact Pastor Juan-Daniel at email@example.com for more information and to see how you can help serve with this people group.
Though the beauty and warm culture of Mexico is well known, so is the poverty. Hunger is an everyday experience for many. Each month, a team from SBPC feeds 180 abandoned, disabled elderly at El Refugio, a home for people whose families cannot afford to care for them. El Refugio is an overcrowded facility sustained only by donations and volunteers.
Border Ministry also feeds between 200 to 300 undernourished kids at 3 locations in Tijuana and Rosarito.
One of these is Carretas, a barrio near the old Tijuana dump. There we have helped build a community center to feed and care for these kids. The children at all locations also make and take home a Christian craft as they hear God’s word!
Paul was born and raised in Pakistan, the son of Presbyterian missionaries; Pat grew up in the American South and became involved in relief and refugee work after finishing university. Paul and Pat joined Interserve in 1991, and have raised their four children in Pakistan. They work with the Church of Pakistan to evangelize and disciple Hindu tribal peoples (who are considered “untouchables” by the Muslims and caste Hindus) in the southern province of Sindh. The Stocks work with a team to develop Christian resources that are culturally relevant to the tribal peoples, such as Bible study materials, health primers, and DVDs and CDs of songs in the various tribal languages (available to view on YouTube). They also have an evangelistic team doing outreach to Hindu villages using indigenous music, dance, and drama.
A mission priority of our church is witnessing to the Gospel of Jesus among those who have little chance to hear and respond. The largest sector of ethnic groups in the world that has little or no Gospel witness is the Muslim block. We therefore have sustained a long commitment to several families from SBPC who are working among Muslims. For decades these families served in Muslim majority countries, making friends for Jesus among their Muslim neighbors. In recent years, these workers have been called into ministries of training the next generation of mission workers among Muslims. With the rising tensions in the world that often involve Muslims; the time is right and urgent to multiply a loving and well trained Christian presence in the Muslim world.
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.” Isaiah 60:1