Jorge and Marvelly
Project Manager, Central America
Jorge's experience includes the creation of small businesses, a knowledge of Central American ethnic groups, and leading volunteer teams to meet community needs and disaster relief. His language skills include a fluency in Spanish, English, and Mayan. Jorge's Mayan heritage and vast experience allow the Institute to be effective in enhancing the lives of the needy and alleviating poverty throughtout Central America.
Missionary, Children's Advocate
Mary is the Institute's missionary and children's advocate to the leper colony in West Africa. Mary is a long-term resident of the colony where she has been teaching and caring for children. Mary's love and her strong desire for the success of each child of the colony will lead the work of the Institute as we work to provide a better future for the children of the Leper Colony in a remote area of West Africa.
Missionary, Serving the People in the horn of Africa
Vicki operates a children's medical clinic in an urban area where health services are greatly under resourced. If you would like to support Vicki or provide funds for the medical clinic, please use the donation button below, or set up a recurring monthly donation by printing our Recurring Donation form.
Pastoral Ministry, Serving the Pastors of India
At 36 years of age and with 12 years of active ministry in India, Sagar has a passion to reach out to the pastors in India who do not have enough resources to receive formal theological training. With very few resources, many pastors in India gather their theology from traditional teachings and tele-evangelists resulting in teachings that pollute the Gospel and give false hope. He has a burden because he was one among those who had a passion but not privileged enough to attend seminary until 2013. Your prayers and financial support will allow Sagar to provide theological training that is grounded in Biblical principles so that those who hear may respond to the Truth and become authentic disciples of Christ. If you would like to support Sagar, please use the donation button below, or set up a recurring monthly donation by printing out our Recurring Donation Form.
Guinder and Noemi
Serving the Disadvantaged of Guatemala
Graduates of SETECA Seminary (Central American Theological Seminary), Guinder and Noemi have been worked part-time with the Institute in Guatemala as team leaders and interpreters while receiving their education. We are exited to have Guinder and Noemi working in the western highlands of Guatemala. "We have the conviction that preaching the Gospel is not just words but actions. We are willing to obey the great commission and take the Word of God to the people who are disadvantaged and show them that in Jesus, there is hope. With your support, together we can invest in the Kingdom of God." If you would like to support Guinder and Noemi, please use the donation button below, or set up a recurring monthly donation by printing out our Recurring Donation Form.
Felix and Juanita
Committed to the wellbeing of the people of the Western Highlands
Felix and Juantia are working within highland communities to integrate better health, hygiene, and nutrition while sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Felix has been serving with GBS Institute since we began our ministry in Guatemala in 2011. Along with working with many of our mission teams, for the past three years Felix has served as the Pastor to the Institute's mission churches. Felix and Juanita are now working full-time with the Institute, relocating from the town of thier birth to begin a new phase of ministry in the Western Highlands. If you would like to support Felix and Juanita, please use the donation button below, or set up a recurring monthly donation by printing out our Recurring Donation Form.
Our Friend Dr. Kenn Elliott
Note: Dr. Ken Elliot was kidnapped on January 16, 2016. Please join us in prayer for his safe and soon return.
When you look at a map of West Africa, Burkina Faso is nestled between Mali and Niger to the north and Ivory Coast to the south. Djibo lies on the eastern edge of the dry, dusty Sahel Region of this small African Nation. This remote was home to the friends of Burkina Faso Medical Clinic. The clinic/hospital served the northern region of the country, and people traveled for treatment and surgery from as far away as Ivory Coast. The clinic was build by Dr. Ken Elliot and his wife Jocelyn. Dr. Elliot practiced medicine, more specifically, surgery, in Djibo for 40 years. In obedience to God's direction, Ken and Jocelyn left their family in Australia, and raised their children to enhance the lives of people in this region. In peak seasons of the year, Dr. Elliot preformed 150 surgeries per month and the 120 bed facility stayed at capacity. The hospital operated by faith (without outside financial support) for over 40 years.
Dr. Elliot commented on our visit in 2014, "I believe this clinic is here because God loves people".