Compelled by the love of Jesus and the desire to reach our world with the Gospel message, Grace Fellowship strives to make a global impact by strategically partnering with exceptional people and organizations that long to help people meet, follow, and share Jesus. We do this by going and serving international churches and ministries with both short- and long-term trips, giving generously, and praying without ceasing. We believe God makes it our individual and corporate responsibility as messengers of the Gospel to help meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people.
Partner with Amber & Peter Norris AND
Chris & Heidi Smith on their journey to cambodia
It's not an option not to go...
In the Bible, God tells us that being a follower of Jesus means going wherever He leads. The Norris and Smith families are doing just that.
In answer to God's call, the families are selling their possessions, leaving successful careers, and turning their lives upside down in different ways to serve children and families who live on the streets of Battambang, Cambodia.
Chris Smith first heard God’s call to travel to Cambodia in 2009. A few years later in 2013, he and his wife, Heidi, took their first mission trip. While there, they were heartbroken by the poverty and devastation that greeted them. Children walked the streets alone with no shoes and tattered clothes. Chris and Heidi, along with the Grace Fellowship team members they traveled with, felt affirmed that God did not want this for the families of Cambodia. They were all compelled to take action, but the Smith’s heard this as God’s call to go.
Three years later, Amber and Peter Norris joined the Smiths on a mission trip, where they too saw the needs and felt called to serve the families of Cambodia.
In response to God’s call, the two families are leaving all that they know and moving across the world to minister to what culture has deemed “the least of these.”
The Norris family is not only selling all that they own, and leaving the comforts of America, but they’re taking with them their two small children (ages 10 and 5), who will have the unique opportunity to live, learn, and serve alongside of their parents.
Chris and Heidi Smith, who just became empty-nesters, are leaving behind their grown sons and successful careers to answer God’s call.
For these two families, they feel that they cannot not go.
While in Cambodia, the team will coordinate transportation for children to school to receive an education. Each day, the team will work with the Cambodians to see to it that the children are picked up at their street location, bathed and fed breakfast, taken to school, picked up from school, and fed lunch. Following lunch, the team will help tutor the children and lead them through bible study before they are taken back home to their families.
The team will also work to engage the families through bible studies for women and men as well as provide opportunities for education and health care.
Chris and Heidi arrived safely in Cambodia in December 2018 and have been adjusting to life and ministry within the community. The Norris Family is slated to leave once their training is complete and they are fully funded.
*While Grace Fellowship has the opportunity to partner with the team, we are only able to provide partial funding.
To partner with the team, click the button below and use the following account number(s):
To give to Peter & Amber Norris, use account #014116
To give to Chris & Heidi Smith, use account #014115
Partner with Merielle on her Journey to Thailand
In Matthew 28, God asks everyone who’s a follower of Jesus to, "Go and make disciples of all nations...." For some, that’s intentionally going to and having conversations with their coworker or neighbor. But for others, it means going to another side of the globe.
Merielle Crisan is answering God's call to step out in faith and be vulnerable. God has called Merielle to use her college degree in business and her passion for lost people to travel across the world and minister to the people of Thailand.
Even if you’re not being called to move to Thailand, you still have an impact to make. Merielle needs partners in this gospel mission. You can serve with Merielle in two very important ways: prayer partner and financial support partner. How can you partner with her?
You can learn more about Merielle's story by clicking here.
Begin to partner with us through prayer, learning about our Global Partners, and financially supporting our missions and missionaries.
P r a y • L e a r n • G i v e • G o
Each Global Impact Trip to one of our ministry partners is an opportunity to listen, learn, and love. Check below for updates on trips and travel dates, and potential new trips being announced for 2018!
*Trips are subject to be cancelled or changed based on the needs of our ministry partners.
HAITI - TEAM 5 (MEDICAL)
OCTOBER 10 - 16, 2019
This trip will be laser focused on serving people through medical clinics in various communities in an attempt to serve hundreds who otherwise do not have the means or ability to see a physician. We are looking for General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Optometrists, Dentists, EMTs, Nursing Students, Medical Students, Pharmacists, etc. to complete this team and impact the lives of those we serve in Haiti.
THIS TRIP IS NOW CLOSED.
We work with several ministries within the United States. Through these domestic partners, our teams provide relief support after natural disasters, reach inner city neighborhoods for Christ in Philadelphia, and learn how to share Jesus with people cross-culturally in Atlanta.
US Trip Opportunities:
- Urban Hope: Summer 2019 678 trip for students and parents involved in this ministry. For questions, please contact Rothen.Bedford@gracefellowship.cc.
- Encounter Atlanta: Stay tuned for 2020 trip information.
- Disaster Relief: Locations and dates will be determined on a "As Needed" basis.
In Battambang, Cambodia, we partner with Bright Start Learning and Roots of Grace Cambodia to show the love of Jesus to street kids and their families. Through a simple thing, like handing out water or teaching a version of Vacation Bible School or transporting them to school, our teams spend time demonstrating Jesus’ compassion to kids who otherwise may never see it. Short-term trips are open to adults and students who have completed high school.
Upcoming trip dates are to be determined by our ministry partners and their needs in the country. Please check back for opportunities.
In both the slums of Nairobi and in the small village of Kagan (outside the city of Homa Bay), we work alongside Shelter of Hope to serve children and empower men and widows. Our teams assist with children’s ministries, youth camps, women’s conferences, and more. Inside the city, we serve those living in the slums and share with them the love of Jesus.
Dates for 2019 are to be determined by our ministry partners and their needs in the country. Please check back for opportunities.
- Purchase a copy of "When Helping Hurts"
- Purchase a copy of "Radical"
- Click here to register for an upcoming Growing Global class. This class is required for any person going on their first international mission trip with Grace Fellowship. In this class, you will learn the why, where and how Grace Fellowship does missions around the globe with our ministry partners.