Our Mission Statement:
Joyfully bringing home the one.
Jesus told this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says ‘Rejoice with me, I have found my lost sheep’ I tell you in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over the ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.”
The Outstretched Arms team at The Orchard joins Jesus in His mission to joyfully search for and bring home the ones who have strayed far from Him. Like Him, we want those who have been far away to be invited into the celebration at our Father’s house!
Our team’s purpose is to provide Orchard resources to workers who are on mission to take this great news to people beyond the local region. We provide regular, monthly support to seven ministry teams or workers. We also provide funding for other needs around the world as God leads us.
If you would like to be a part of this seeking, finding, and inviting mission beyond the Roaring Fork Valley, please contact us.
Roz Fowler, our Mission Team Director firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supported Monthly By The Orchard
Other Seeking Missions
The Andersons serve with TEAM and have been in France since January 2006. Buan directs camps, trains young camp directors, and is heavily involved in the leadership of the DEFI torchbearers Bible school, a residential program where students take 6 months to study, live, serve, and grow in their Christian faith. Theresa does some office accounting, help with cooking, and is involved with the Bible school leadership as well. Theresa is also involved in a women’s ministry called Lifesprings International, and is the president of the French branch, with the vision or connecting, encouraging, and preparing women to impact their communities with the love of God. Buan is the treasurer for TEAM’s French association.
Marilyn is Regional Rep for the Rocky Mountain Region for Jesus Film. She represents the ministry, (a part of Cru in the US and Campus Crusade for Christ, globally) and meets with donors who give to the Jesus Film on a regular basis and is available to get Jesus Film resources to individuals, churches, ministries, and missionaries who use them around the world.
Dr. Ashley Denton is the Sr. Vice President of Nexus International. He is a global leader in indigenous student ministry development through equipping, encouraging, and empowering entrepreneurial mission leaders in over 65 nations. The mission of Nexus International is to address the worldwide drought of youth leadership. His vision is to flood the nations with biblical youth leadership training and outdoor ministry opportunities, so that every young person may know Jesus Christ and grow as his disciple. Ashley is the founder of the Wilderness Ministry Institute and the author of Outdoor Leadership: Theology, Theory and Practice, and The Personality of Jesus: How to Introduce Young People to Jesus Christ and Help them Grow in their Faith.
Russ and Jo Anne’s ministry with the International School Project focus on teachers. ISP is a unique branch of Cru with a thin connection to the parent organization. This allows them to reach into countries that are not open to a global Christian mission organization.
Their goal is to have a group of educators in every city and village changing students’ and colleagues’ lives and influencing their communities for Christ. Jo Anne is Human Resource Director for ISP and Russ is Digital Media and Infrastructure expert and Leadership Coach for ISP team leaders.
John serves with a board in South Asia. There are seven schools with approximately 150-200 students in a nearby country that he helps support. The schools primarily provide academic training, but also offer a once weekly “Sunday school” for spiritual training. He also provides leadership and supervision to the in-country superintendent of these schools. Currently John has been in a new nation, where he is involved in informal outreach to “plant seeds” in his community. He leads two local children’s group and provides a part of the monthly training for house fellowship leaders in his district. He also has the opportunity to teach men at the weekly house fellowship gatherings. Informally, he seeks resources or info for people with health or financial issues. He does research through a university on an oppressed people group in the nation that he lives in.
PDN is a ministry that equips pastors and strengthens the African church in order to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ through healthy churches. During the past nine years, PDN has successfully trained and equipped over 4800 pastors in East Africa, providing quality theological education by gifted facilitators, and delivering high quality ministry resources to African church leaders.
You can be involved in this ministry by searching: https://www.pdnafrica.org/
Alabaster Jars is a sewing center ministry led by Rick and Colleen Borkovec in India and soon in Nepal among the Rohingya refugees. The Rohingya people are considered illegal immigrants in Nepal and are not allowed to work. There are two refugee camps in Kathmandu. Through the sewing center, women will learn a trade and hear about the Lord Jesus. A redeemed Muslim couple will oversee the sewing center and plant a church for fellowship and outreach. The Orchard has contributed towards sewing machines, rent and salaries to help further this exciting outreach among the Rohingya. Will you join us? Watch the video and click this link to contribute. Join us in what God is doing in Nepal!! https://alabasterjarsinc.org/
Alabaster Jars Video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/116yanWMTa6kvMH0PDk8U0yfBlfVEbxt5/view
Center for Child & Community Development [Quirogas – El Centro de Amistad y Apoyo].
The most recent gift we sent was to the directors of El Centro who were injured in a car accident
If you are interested in serving on our mission team, praying, giving or going on a mission trip please reach out to
Roz Fowler, our Mission Team Director by clicking the link here.
Please remember Orchard missionaries in your prayers. Make gifts online, on our app or by check payable to The Orchard memo Missions. Checks can be dropped in the offering boxes at both Orchard entrances or mail to us at The Orchard, 110 Snowmass Drive, Carbondale, CO 81623. We thank you for your love, prayers and support.