ROI Increase

ROI Increase

ROI (return on investment) is a business term…we more commonly refer to this as Bang for your Buck.  God is giving you, our donors, more ROI.

As you know, we are planning to go to Haiti soon.  Our plans were made and everything was settled.  But our God is efficient.  In the last week we have squeezed in another pastors’ wives conference in the Port au Prince area and consultation with North American missionaries working in the Carrefour area.  These meetings came from asks by other groups.  They are from referrals of donors and other non profits working in Haiti.  We will have to push hard, but the Lord assured us that He is in it.

We have also gotten several referrals this week from other pastors and ministries.  When people come to them and talk about their calling to be a missionary, they think of GCWM.  God seems to be ramping up–proving that He will send out a million missionaries.

Website problems have been detected by several of our readers.  We have been hacked!  Unfortunately we cannot see the hack (on the home page) from our computers, only visitors can see it.  This appears as advertisement of several things in several languages in small red letters.  Don’t click on it!  We found that we cannot take it off since it doesn’t appear for us.  So we are migrating to a new web page soon.   We took this opportunity to freshen our pages so the website will have a whole new look.  The website was just not keeping up with the warp speed that God has us in.  It was due to go online on June 1, but our webmaster had a death in the family that will delay about a week.  The address should be the same and you will get its birth announcement.

Continue to pray for us.

  • We have an important Board of Directors meeting in two weeks–we are setting many policies in place that are needed as we continue to grow in number.Prayer in Haiti
  • Tonya and Mark are experiencing warfare as they prepare to go to Haiti with us.  They will be documenting as well as seeing if the Lord is calling them into mission.
  • Spiritual warfare is needed over our work in Haiti. The deliverance of Haiti is through our prayers as well as our words.  See the Lord unleashing angels into the atmosphere over Haiti to prepare the way for His Word.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Quesions

I have been working on FAQ’s for an online section of our new website.  So here is my question to you…is there a questions that you would like to know that isn’t in the list?  O(f course we would like to keep them general.  Thanks!

FAQ’s

What is it that you do? Gateway Center for World Mission (GCWM) trains pastors, leaders and churches to evangelize and disciple the unreached people groups around them.

To what denomination does GCWM belong? GCWM is a cross denomination agency. All of us attend different churches. Support churches are from different denominations and we serve pastors and leaders in the nations in many different denominations.

How does GCWM get funded? GCWM is funded by generous individuals and families, churches and some family foundation grants.

In what countries do you work? Right now we are working in Haiti, Brazil, and Uganda. We decide where to work through invitations. We take the invitations to the Lord and ask Him if we should go and when we should go.

Why do you work primarily with leaders and pastors? We believe in the model that Jesus taught—we invest in the few so that they may also invest in others. In business it is called Train the Trainer model. We also believe that once we have trained leaders in the nations they will be more effective than we could ever be in their nations and be able to go places we could never go.
What do you teach leaders and pastors? Our programs focuses on mission and discipleship. This includes how to send missionaries and care for them on the field, what a call to mission looks like, what a disciple looks like, how to replicate disciples, and strategic intercession.

What program of study do you use? We do not believe in setting up Gateway programs. We want to fit what we teach to those who are asking for it using local resources and local funding.

How many are on your staff? Presently we have three missionary couples, a couple which is support raising (pre-field) and a part-time office person.