Global Missions


Support for Ukraine

The GMR Global Mission Team recently approved $2,000 to support Mission to the World, MTW, in their relief work in Ukraine. MTW is helping to provide food, transportation, shelter, and medical aid for Ukrainians, locals in hostile areas and refugees. Funds will also be used toward church planting efforts in Ukraine and the surrounding region.

MTW is bringing relief to the refugees, support to the brave pastors who remain with their churches and make plans for rebuilding. They have a large team already at work in the western city of Lviv and are partnering with churches and mission teams in neighboring countries. They share the vision of how they want to accomplish this on their website with the understanding that due to the fluid nature of the crisis, they expect the plans to be revised many times.

To read more about what MTW is doing and regular updates from the field, visit their website:

Global Missions Fair - Report

Thank you for your support of our annual Global Missions Sunday! We are grateful to share that our annual fundraiser held on November 7 raised $9,310 for our Grace Global Missions and $4,200 for Knickers for New Life. These funds will support global projects and additional needs of our missionaries throughout the year. Videos of Josiah's sermon, Candid Conversations Q&A with Missionaries, and Missionary Prayer Requests that were shared on Nov. 7 are available to watch below!




News from our Global Missions Ministry

Annual Global Missions Fair - Allison Rickman -

  • Description: We look forward to welcoming Josiah Bancroft, Grace Missionary, to preach on Sunday, November 7. Multiple events will happen on that Sunday to bring awareness and share the impact our missionaries are having around the world. A few of our missionaries will be present to share updates and participate in the weekend - Josiah & Barbara Bancroft (Serge), Scott Rayl (Wycliffe / Global Weavers Int’l), Ann Kieser (Serge), Watha Kollmeyer (Knickers for New Life) and Colin Thornley (Serge).
  • When: Sunday, November 7
  • Where: GMR
  • Questions: If you are interested in helping support this weekend, please contact Allison Rickman.

ASANTE Sale for Knickers for New Life - Watha Kollmeyer -

  • Description: Knickers for New Life (KFNL) partners with schools in Uganda providing knickers (underwear), sanitary supplies, separate latrines for girls and boys, hand wash stations and mosquito-repellent soap. ASANTE Scents for a Cause are products (candles, lotions, essential oils, soaps, etc.) that support the work of KFNL.
  • When: Sunday, November 7 ASANTE products will be on sale.
  • Where: GMR
  • Questions: If you are interested in helping KFNL, please contact Watha Kollmeyer.

Thank you for generosity!

Our call is to bring grace to both the church and the world because we know that grace is for both the believer and the unbeliever.

About Global Missions at Grace

Our call is to bring grace to both the church and the world because we know that grace is for both the believer and the unbeliever.

We believe that in Christ all national and cultural divisions can be overcome and will one day disappear. Since we believe we are one in Christ and that all are equally valuable before God, in our mission work we represent Christ and His kingdom, not America or evangelical western sub-culture. Christ's incarnation is our pattern - we leave our 'heaven' to enter another world. Though we may never leave our culture completely, we can value others and work for unity in Christ. We cannot compromise the core message of the gospel, but we are called to translate that into the new cultures God calls us into.

Relationships are central to our calling, to the way we work together with others in missions, and to those we seek to draw to faith. Relationships are a tangible way we express the love that comes from our faith. In mission work we are committed to loving others by working in teams, sharing ministry with other denominations and boards as an expression of our unity in Christ and building partnerships with indigenous leaders where we work as students, peers and servant leaders to strengthen local works.

Missions is done in many ways with many strategies. Often mission workers, national pastors, and boards tend to 'compete' for affection and money by claiming that their way is best, exclusive or is what God is currently doing. Grace is committed to a unified rather than a competitive approach. Grace supports short-term workers, missionaries, boards and national pastors/workers. We believe that mission work can best be done when each kind of effort cooperates with each other and ideally has some functional and supportive relationship.

2021 Global Missions Team
Top Row: Elaine & Dick Lindsey, Allison Rickman, Elenore & Ed Beach
Bottom Row: Ed Mathis, Michael Rayl, Katie Fuller

Join the Grace Missions Team

As We Touch People’s Lives...
Through Praying, Giving, and Going

This team…Your team… has been touching people’s lives around the world in some incredible ways:

  • Bringing People to Christ
    Helping create multiple church plants and discipleship programs.

  • Building Relationships Across Cultures
    Connecting with locals using culturally appropriate art, music and literature to build lasting relationships.

  • Supporting Christian-Based Education in Schools
    Helping to build schools and provide tuition and supplies for students in Honduras and Uganda.

  • Missionary Apprentice Program (MAP)
    Supporting this SERGE program designed to train and prepare apprentice missionaries. (Visit to learn more about their MAP program)

If you have questions or interest in Grace Missions, please contact us.

Meet Our Global Missionaries