Why we moved our family to the other side of the world…
01: FAMILY MINISTRY
This is not just Alex. This is not just Beth and Alex. This is a FAMILY MINISTRY and our kids are just as much a part of the mission with just as strong of a calling. Beth will be home-schooling our children but they will also be spending time in Bukaleba every week loving on the students and babies who live there. We are a ministry team!
02: KNOW CHRIST AND MAKE HIM KNOWN
Continue to grow in Christ and help others to do the same. We are here to serve and invest in the students and the babies of Uganda. Our goal is to give them God on their level, to help them know Christ and what he has done for them through the cross, and to help them grow to be world-changing men and women of God.
03: RAISE UP LEADERSHIP
A more long-term goal of ours is to help train leaders to intentionally invest in the youth of over 250+ churches that have been planted by Arise Africa since they began. Many of these churches do not have youth specific programs. After we have a better understanding of the culture and the most effective ways to reach out to the younger generation we hope to be able to train leaders to do the same in these churches throughout Uganda.
ARISE AFRICA INTERNATIONAL
Arise Africa International is a Christian mission organization based out of Jinja, Uganda, directed by Pastor Godfrey Wanamitsa. We will be serving under Pastor Godfrey’s leadership as missionaries. Over the past 25+ years he has lead a team that has planted over 250 churches, built two schools, a babies home and have many other ministries that feed the hungry, clothe the poor and reach people with the life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ.
World Reach Partnerships is a non-profit mission organization committed to taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a world in need of hope. Since 1995 their focus has been to build long-term partnerships with churches all over the world and help them be directly involved in short-term missions by training, planning, and leading their global mission efforts. They have years of experience with Uganda and Arise Africa and will be an asset to us as transition into ministry in Africa.
Beth and I moved to Greenville, NC in 2009 to plant Ignite Church with her two brothers, Jason Lineberger and Chris Lineberger, and their families. Over the past 8 years we have seen hundreds of people come to Christ and be baptized are we served under Jason’ leadership as Ignite’s Children’s and Youth Pastors. Ignite’s vision has always been to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Ignite will continue to be an asset to us as we serve in Uganda. Not only are they handling all of our funds, but will be sending short term mission teams in the near future!
Opendoor Church is a church in Greenville, NC that exists to reach people with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ that they might know God, find freedom, discover purpose, and make a difference. Over the past few years we have built many relationships with people on their leadership team and their Pastor, Aaron Kennedy, has been a good friend and advisor. They have also contributed to our transition to serve in Uganda and continue to be a trusted asset and advisor as we move into this new season of ministry.