Global Outreach

Gainesville First embraces global mission opportunities.  Whether through visiting Orphanage Emmanuel in Honduras, participating in medical missions in Bolivia, or helping to build a school at the Village of Eden in Uganda, we want to share Christ's love around the world.


For His Kingdom

Honduras / Reed & Kim Skinner Family

We have served and provide funding to:

  • Teach life skills and bring hope to single young mothers in Tegucigalpa living in poverty
  • Sponsor conferences to teach and encourage Honduran pastors
  • Take the word of Christ, food and medical help into the mountains of the indigenous people

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Romania / Dave & Jen Cox

We have served and provide funding to:

  • Lead a ministry team of 10 in Bucharest
  • Building a healthy team, providing strategic
  • leadership, mobilizing resources and developing leaders through coaching
  • Area leader in ReachGlobal

Commission to every nation

Honduras / Mike & Karen Madsen

We have served and provide funding to:

  • Build a vocational education shop and education program to teach boys a trade that can be used to support themselves and their family when they leave Emmanuel
  • Teach parenting skills to young girls who have no life experience to be loving nurturing parents
  • Teach classes on conflict resolution, anger management and self-esteem to children who have been thrown away by their families and their country
  • Work to make changes throughout the compound to reduce energy and water consumption

Orphanage Emmanuel

Honduras

We have served and provide funding to:

  • Help house, feed and educate 500 children daily, many of whom have been physically and sexually abused
  • Pay shipping for a container to deliver much needed supplies to sustain the orphanage with items they are unable to purchase locally
  • Send mission teams for 3 weeks to share the love of Christ through loving, caring relationships with those that feel most abandoned

Jim Thompson North Shore Honduras 

Honduras

We have served and provide funding to:

  • Provide medical care to 594 patients
  • Lead 215 children in VBS classes
  • Establish a science lab and training with teachers at Utila Methodist School
  • Pour a large concrete pad for a staircase
  • Built and painted classroom book cases

Serbia

KOVOCICA METHODIST CHURCH (PARTNERSHIP/SISTER CHURCH)

We have served and provide funding to:

  • Our partnership helps pay the salary of the pastor there, Daniel Sjanta who visited here in June.
  • Funds also helped the church install central heat, which they had never had. It was difficult to heat the worship space with small heaters throughout.
  • Ministry that provides a wholesome atmosphere to young couples and families.
  • VBS to 100 children