We continue to explore partnerships with established international ministries who are grateful for the skills and energy shared by our volunteers. WordWalk teams experience new aspects of Christ’s endless creativity and mercy, and our faith is strengthened through these connections.
Messages from our Partners
The virus cases are rising quickly in the city of Kampala, but our partners have not been able to get to the villages where they minister. Isaac procured a pass from the Office of the President of Uganda to travel to purchase and supply needs without hindrance of authorities. We will be seeking additional funding to support him in this effort. As the virus continues to spread, there is growing concern about hunger, because of government shut-downs of food pipelines. – Mission Advance, Uganda
Our partners in the Middle East have been quarantined, but they are safe with their family and communicating on social media. They were given only 2-3 hours by the government to evacuate their ministry and travel back to their home before borders were closed. God is giving creativity to continue to encourage staff during this time. – Protected location
We were excited at the possibility of welcoming Bible Mission partners to Pensacola in March to help us with our exploration of supporting new efforts in Tajikistan. But their conference to the U.S. was cancelled, so they returned and remain in isolation at home in Almaty. – Bible Mission Partners in Kazakhstan
The Building of a Partnership
1. Responding to Spirit Introductions
Often it is our volunteers who are drawn to individual ministries, and the WordWalk leadership guides the relationship growth to affirm more of the ministry’s needs and priorities.
2. Matching Vision with Possibility
As the organizations find common vision, God may open minds, hearts, and wallets that form the foundation of an initiative allowing WordWalk to invite other volunteers to engage with a partner.
3. We Plan
WordWalk guides the connecting of partner-needs with volunteer skills, encouragement, or team travel initiatives.
4. We Prepare
WordWalk teams have opportunity to connect directly with our partners as we prepare the details of trips abroad. Those who go team up with other volunteers who choose to help, equip, encourage and fund those who travel. Needs and preparation intensity for these trips are determined by many factors; stay current or contact us.
5. We Go
We take seriously the practicalities and safety of traveling internationally. WordWalk guides our partners in organizing and providing what is necessary to responsibly work together, with the Spirit, toward our common vision. The first step is getting your passport!
6. We Share
On our return, we continue our relationships with these ministries and seek opportunities to engage more volunteers in growth connections.