We believe every Christian is to be Jesus' presence in this generation. All are encouraged to intentionally love, serve, and GO like Jesus.
"Go" is not a program, it's a lifestyle!
GO is focused on these 3 areas:
GO Personal- Share what God has done to others in your life.
GO Local- Find opportunities to make a difference in our community.
GO Global- Support missionaries by giving financially, joining their email list as a prayer partner or join a missions trip.
Tim & Katie Cole
God has given them 40 years of fruitful ministry together in Japan, first in Christian camping, then in local church planting in central Japan, and then in launching and directing a nation-wide outreach through family issues called Family Forum Japan (FFJ). Family issues are an effective way for local Japanese churches to serve their communities and share Christ, they see young parents come to know Jesus and connect with a church because of attending a parenting or marriage seminar. Currently, Tim oversees the content that FFJ communicates online and in publications, as well as doing lectures and seminars on marriage, parenting, sexuality, and gender issues. We also serve as cooperating missionaries in two church plants in our area. One of those churches, Shinshu Community Church, just bought, renovated, and moved into an old hardware store, and has been growing by leaps and bounds. Katie’s focus is outreach to international high school students who attend a private high school in our town. The school allows her to have a Bible study and to interact with students freely on their campus, and students from more than 30 countries have attended the Bible study.
Prayer: Pray for the Iiyama Christ Chapel, located in a strongly Buddhist mountain town with severe winters of deep snow. Several members dropped out during covid lockdowns, and only about 10 believers remain.
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INTERACTIVE MISSIONS MAP
Welcome to our Interactive Missions Map! Each pin represents one of our missionaries. Thanks to the generous support from our church family, Hessel Church is involved with missionaries all over the world.
Just click any pin to view a missionary or scroll through the list on the left menu. We encourage you to check out their website or contact them if you would like to know more about their ministry.
Click on the tabs below to view our missionaries and organizations by region
Nathan & Hannah Peterson
Nathan is with Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons: The goal of PAACS is to train Christian African physicians to meet the incredible need for fully trained surgeons in Africa. In addition to providing patient care in head and neck surgery, Nathan works with other faculty surgeons to train the PAACS general surgery residents and the head and neck surgery fellow. Mbingo hospital is one of only two training sites for head and neck surgery in subSaharan Africa (population 1 billion). PAACS training is composed of both surgical training and Biblical/ theological training. Nathan will be contributing to both aspects of the program. Hannah is with EMI which provides engineering, architecture, and construction management for organizations oversees reaching out to the poor to share Jesus Christ. EMI has completed 1000+ projects in 90+ countries. Hannah is an associate staff Electrical Engineer with EMI and will continue in this role based out of Cameroon. Hannah will also continue to work with the hospital chaplains in direct patient ministry and through music ministry.
Cyprian Masembe is founder and one of the pastors of Frontier Force Christian Ministries. FFCM has a burden to reach the unreached with the message of salvation through Jesus Christ by establishing and strengthening churches in rural Uganda. This ministry has planted over ten churches to date and has oversight over eight of them as well as a Christian kindergarten and primary school.
Michael & Milsaint Mataya
Mike and Millie are from the northern (Muslim) part of Uganda. Mike grew up Muslim, came to know Jesus and now has a ministry leading many to Christ, discipling them and training leaders from all over Uganda and beyond.We met them when they started attending Hessel Church because Millie was at Sonoma State studying business development so she could help in their impoverished part of the world.
Andy & Kathy Sodestrom
Andy and Kathy have been ministering together for 41 years in Christian Camping, Rural Church ministries and the Pastorate. They began a partnership with Frontier Force Christian Ministries in Uganda in 2004 and in 2015 moved from Church ministry to focus full-time on this growing ministry. FFCM has planted 13 churches, 4 farms, 2 schools, and are currently developing a dental/medical clinic. They are working closely with their African leadership team to begin Frontier Force Bible Institute, a new initiative designed to Envision, Equip, Empower and Unleash pastors and new church planters in the rural villages of Uganda.