Marius and Jodi Deetlefs have been members of Trinity since 2007. In 2008 they moved to Swaziland, Africa where they have been working with AIDS orphans. Marius was AIM’s director of short-term teams, and the two facilitated and hosted teams, helped provide and deliver food to local care points where the orphans are fed daily, and helped mentor AIM’s short-term leaders. Marius and Jodi added a new member to their family in 2009, when their baby girl, Emi Adison, was born.
In January, 2011 Marius and Jodi joined forces with Global Challenge in South Africa to "go global" with their care of orphans and other poverty-stricken vulnerable children. Marius will be helping with GCEX’s 35+ staff, as well as training mission participants. Jodi will be helping to serve at a local care center for orphans and refugee children as well as developing a Biblical curriculum for the trainees. The two will also be traveling regularly to India, Guatemala, and other nations around the world to debrief the GCEX teams.
Marius and Jodi are proud to be working through SERV Ministries International, their partners from the United States, and joining forces with Global Challenge Expeditions, on the ground in South Africa. Global Challenge works in over 32 countries, training young leaders to serve long-term by exposing them to different ministries and missionaries throughout the world. They serve the poor, the vulnerable, the widows and orphans. While GCEX is developing young people, they are also serving locally. In 2009 GCEX opened a private high school where 1/3 of the students are local orphans receiving scholarships. Their vision is to see these orphans empowered to one day themselves be the ones traveling globally to share the good news and serve other orphans. Stay in the loop by visiting their blog.
Michael and Karen Vincent
Outstretched Hands Ministries
Years ago we were ravaged and torn apart by the stronghold of addiction and anger. We were in the lowest valley of our lives. Broken and hurting, the only place we could turn was to God. When we trusted in the finished work of the cross and repented of our sins, we were set free by the blood of Jesus Christ. Now we have a heart to glorify God by reaching out and helping others find freedom in Christ. We have been on 11 short term mission trips and have heard the call of God to become full-time missionaries. July 1st of 2015 we will be fulfilling this call in Guanaja, Honduras. Our vision is to see lost souls reconciled to God, the Father,by faith in the saving grace of His Son, Jesus Christ and set free by the power of the Holy Spirit from the bondage of fear and addiction.