Missions

Missions



FBC supported Missionary Highlights of the Month

Remembrance Ranch is a 12-month transformation experience for teenagers and their families in high risk situations.   

We are a faith-based, non-denominational, therapeutic program for teenagers struggling at home and/or at school. Our team includes licensed social workers, case managers, and experienced mentors.


Coming in March for 2023 Missions Conference.

Tom and Michelle Sanchez

FACTS ABOUT TOM AND MICHELLE

Field Address:

Grace Ministries International

Tom & Michelle Sanchez
B.P. 7183
Bujumbura, Burundi

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Email:

tom.sanchez@gracem.org
michelle.sanchez@gracem.org 

Anniversary: December 28
Birthdays:
Tom – August 28
Michelle – July 20

Tom and Michelle previously served with Grace Ministries International in the Democratic Republic of Congo from 1987 to 2000. With the graduation of their youngest daughter Rebecca from Rift Valley Academy in 2000, they returned to West Michigan to create a home base for their three children. After some good years in the US, they recognized God’s call for them to return to the mission field and took steps to serve Him once again in Africa.

While in the US, from 2000 to 2017, the Lord prepared them through education and job opportunities. Tom became a Family Nurse Practitioner and finished a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and Michelle earned a Masters degree in Language and Literature. They both taught at Grand Valley State University—Tom in the College of Nursing while treating patients in urban clinics in the Grand Rapids area and Michelle teaching rhetoric and composition in the Department of Writing. Those years were well spent with their children while advancing their education and gaining experience in their new professions. Tom and Michelle felt the Lord guiding and directing them to pursue those things and soon their burden for the mission field returned. Their educational credentials turned out to provide a way to gain entrance to Burundi, which requires missionaries to contribute to its development through such things as education or healthcare.

In 2016 Tom and Michelle surveyed several countries for ministry opportunities visiting Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, and Zambia to discover where the Lord would have them serve. After a season of prayer and waiting, the Sanchezes felt called to Burundi; however, the GMI Board requested that they first go to Zambia to build up and edify the leadership affiliated with GMI. They ministered in Zambia for the last two years affirming solid leaders and helping establish a prison ministry and a theology training program that is not dependent on the full-time presence of missionaries. In mid-2020, they will relocate to Burundi to establish Grace churches in the capital city of Bujumbura. Their ministry in Burundi is to include teaching at Hope Africa University, discipling students and other new believers, and nurturing leaders to plant and grow Burundian-led churches thereby helping to fulfill GMI’s vision for 2023.

To read Tom and Michelle’s most recent prayer letter, click HERE.


GIVE to Missionary fund at
Frontline Bible Church

Frontline Bible Church believes that all Christians have a responsibility to be engaged in world missions. We are called to spread the message of God’s grace to all the world. Engagement comes in many different forms; prayer, financial support, mission trips, projects, partnerships, and encouragement of missionaries. The Missions Committee at Frontline Bible Church meets at least once a month to prayerfully consider how we can strategically partner in world missions.

To request MISSIONS FINANCIAL SUPPORT (according to our GUIDELINES) please print and complete this form and return it to a member of the Missions Committee.

Missions Contribution Policy for trips:

Your generous contributions to support mission’s trips will be allocated to the designated person you are supporting.  Any contributions above and beyond the trip costs for the designated person will be allocated to the mission trips general fund for the next Frontline sponsored missions trip. 

Joe Mattias
Director of Missions

Missions Committee: Joe Mattias – Chairman, Paula Lenger – Secretary; Paul Anderson – IT; Anthony Beaulieu; Andrea Campos; Sophie Johnson; Amy Riemersma; and Wade Rustin

Mission Organizations We Support:

Grace Ministries International – We are an evangelical, Bible-believing, missionary sending organization committed to sharing God’s grace with the world by bringing people to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and incorporating them into strong, self-sustaining churches.

Things to Come Ministries
Latest Ministry Update –

International Harvest
Bulletin Insert – Dec -Jan

Frontline Sent Missionaries

Anthony Beaulieu

GMI

Stay up to date with Anthony’s Mission Trip Blog

John and Melinda Lowder

Jared and Abby Lowder

Mallory Lowder

GMI

Stay up to date on the Lowder Family Mission Trip Blog

BOLIVIA

BRAZIL

Joe and Michelle CAMPOS
Isabelle
Monthly support: $100
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Follow Michelle on Facebook

Latest Prayer Letter

“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”
 Acts 20:24

Paul and Mariana Craesmeyer
Word of Grace
Monthly support: $50
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CAMBODIA

Chetra & Julia (Lilies) Hong

TCM
Monthly support: $120
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Latest Prayer Letter

ESWATINI

Simon and Edah MWANAMOYA

Eunice, Simon, Jr., Daniel, and SanteMercy
GMI
Monthly Support: $50
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KENYA

MALAWI

Titus and Kristi LLOYD
Zechariah, Matthew, Margaret, and Caleb.
GMI
Monthly support: $100
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Latest Prayer Letter

Eric and Mercy MANGO, Shalom, and Grace.
GMI
Monthly support: $50
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Latest Newsletter

Givemore and Sylvia Nyakambiri, Tarsha-Naj, Heather, Ash-Berac, J-Nathan
GMI
Monthly support: $50
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Latest Newsletter

NICARAGUA

Aaron and Adela Cordero
GMI
Monthly support: $50
Latest Prayer Letter

“I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.  So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.”
— 1 Corinthians 3:6-8

Lily Ortega
GMI
Monthly support: $50
Latest Prayer Letter

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name;
you are mine.”
— Isaiah 45:1b

PANAMA

Alvaro and Mauren Barrantes GMI
Monthly Support: $70
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Pura Vida en Panama

Latest Prayer Letter

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
— 1 Corinthians 15:58

Ronnie and Jaque Mackensen
GMI
Monthly Support: $120
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Latest Prayer Letter

“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
— Romans 8:38-39

PARAGUAY

Alex and Deltha GULART
GMI
Ainhoa, Bastian, Etienne, and Einarr

Monthly support: $100
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Latest Prayer Letter

Cory and Kim HODGSON
GMI
Naomi, Elijah, and Timothy
Monthly support: $60
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Latest Prayer Letter

Cleiton and Viviane Menor

GMI

Laura, Elisa, and Lucas

Monthly Support: $50

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Latest Prayer Letter

COMMUNITY MINISTRIES

To connect those in need in the greater Byron Center area to Jesus Christ through the ministries of His church.

Making fishers of men by practicing Christianity Outdoors.

Read 2021 Impact Report from Grace’s Table

At Grace’s Table, we want teen moms to feel loved, cared for, and part of a community. We don’t want them to live in isolation and apart from advocacy and hope.

We offer discipleship-based counseling to individuals, seniors, premarital, couples, youth, children, lay leaders, and pastors.

We also offer Classes, Conferences in additional to counseling.

We have three locations: Grand Rapids, Byron Center (Frontline Bible Church), and Rockford.

lifecentergr.org

Remembrance Ranch is a 12-month transformation experience for teenagers and their families in high risk situations.   

We are a faith-based, non-denominational, therapeutic program for teenagers struggling at home and/or at school. Our team includes licensed social workers, case managers, and experienced mentors.

The purpose of Stage 5 Ministry is to help walk a person through this process. It does not matter what stage you are currently in; you only need to have a desire to be more intimate with God and to move towards Stage 5.

Check out the website.  https://stage5ministry.com/