The Grainery is passionate about supporting missionaries who have traveled from Australia to different parts of the world to spread the Kingdom of God. We currently provide financial and prayer support to the following families and individuals.

John & Kay Hodge

MINISTRY NAME

CFaith Ministries, Nigeria

MINISTRY ROLE

Missions Department Head and Ministry Accounts Leader, running tractor business and printing press (John). Administrative Director for CFM Hospital, and overseeing Children’s Crisis Care Homes (Kay). Also both involved in preaching, teaching, discipling and mentoring.

MINISTRY IN DETAIL

CFM started as a Bible college in Northern Nigeria in 2007. Soon after crisis errupted
in Jos resulting in tremendous loss of life as both Muslim and Christian communities suffered. Soon after, CFM found its identity as peace makers, responding to the crisis firstly through short term aid; and then through long term peacebuilding projects designed to heal and restore relationships in fractured and broken communities. Now CFM has over 17 projects and employs more than 230 staff in the North.

CFM takes a holistic approach to their projects, working at the grassroots of society; facilitating reconciliation through peacebuilding; and teaching restorative theology through practise. Projects include: peace building, healthcare centres, schools, children’s crisis homes, vocational training, church planting, Bible College, and water projects.

PRAYER POINTS

  • For their brand new baby girl, Eleanor
  • For safety on the campus after recent incidents of robbery, including one where a police officer was killed, leaving behind his widow and 3 children.
  • For finances to increase the site security to protect the 500+ vulnerable people on our site (orphans, vulnerable women, Bible college boarding students) plus staff and their families who live onsite.
  • For Nigeria and the economic fallout of COVID.

Pete & Rahel Burgess

MINISTRY NAME

YWAM Amsterdam, The Netherlands

MINISTRY ROLE

Communication & Mobilisation Team Leader (Pete), Discipleship Training School Program Co-Leader (Rahel)

MINISTRY IN DETAIL

YWAM Amsterdam is an urban community of followers of Jesus. They strive to know God better and to make Him known in Amsterdam and across the world, through a diverse group of teams and training programmes.

With over 40 years of innovation in ministry, YWAM Amsterdam continues to be a birthplace for new initiatives to reach the world with the love of Jesus.

“Our vision is to see the unified body of Christ in the Netherlands and Europe; commissioned to mobilise generations and disciple Nations. Training young people to love Jesus and share Him with others.”

PRAYER POINTS

  • Rahel is launching a new Europe-focussed Discipleship Training School in April 2021, so prayers for preparation, staff, team training, building the European network, and for future students.
  • Pete’s team is growing, and doors are opening to reach out and partner with churches, so thanks to God for this favour, and continued prayer for the growth of the ministry.
  • Pete is working with a new team to launch a cafe to share Jesus with people in the Red Light District, so please pray for guidance and the right location for the cafe.
  • Please pray for the Red Light District, as this was closed for months during COVID, and YWAM are partnering with other organisations to help transition women out of prostitution and equip them with skills such as those for the hospitality industry.

Brent & Heather Madsen

MINISTRY NAME

YWAM Mazatlan, Mexico

MINISTRY ROLE

Base Directors – overseeing all operations of the Ministry in Mazatlan, including managing 100 staff

MINISTRY IN DETAIL

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups, and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. They are passionate about mobilising young people into missions; combining training, local and world-wide outreach, and mercy ministries.

“Our passion is to serve and love both locally and globally, and to be agents of change in our society. Our campus trains students in a multitude of programs and courses, equipping them to use their individual callings to bring the Gospel across the globe.

PRAYER POINTS

  • Brent’s health – Brent has very low kidney function and requires occasional treatment
  • Continued campus development which involves the purchase of new properties
  • Development of campus leaders and staff
  • Vision to plant new YWAM bases in Mexico and beyond

Jacob & Claira Divens

MINISTRY NAME

YWAM Tahlee, Australia

MINISTRY ROLE

YWAM Training Centre Manager (Jake), Team Leader (Claira)

MINISTRY IN DETAIL

YWAM Tahlee is a non-profit, international and interdenominational Christian organisation focusing on community development, youth mentoring, training and global outreach. It is part of an international movement called YWAM (Youth With A Mission).

YWAM Tahlee is committed to providing a space for young and old to encounter God’s presence and raising up missional minded individuals to serve in all areas of society. The training courses are a gateway to long and short term missions, and they aim to empower others to live a life of impact.

“We participate in The Great Commission by training mission minded individuals with the skills to present the Good News of Jesus through their words and actions in whatever culture, crisis, or sphere of society they find themselves in.”

PRAYER POINTS

  • Increased wisdom in dealing with COVID-19 impacts on ministry and finances
  • Clear direction from God for the coming year and opportunities to continue training and schools
  • More staff to join the YWAM Tahlee team

This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.

John 3:16 MSG