Psalm 96:3 says, “Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples.” At Gainesville First, we believe God is calling us to show and tell of His goodness among all the peoples of the earth. We are involved in mission opportunities and partnerships all over the world. We want to invite you to join with us in going to the ends of the earth to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Below, you will see the locations where we are serving and a list of some of the great things being done there.


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

evangelical free church

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