Serve Within Highland's Restore the World Initiatives

   

Engaging Highland's Restore the World Initiatives - An Overview

Highland pursues three primary initiatives to partner with God in the Restoration of the World:  Welcoming the Homeless in Brazil, Combating Trafficking in Southeast Asia and Peacemaking in the Muslim Majority World.  

Even during times when traveling to visit our international partners is not feasible, Highland members can still participate in activities that support these works. Please consider the following ways:  

  • Prayer
  • Encouraging emails
  • Subscribe to Highland’s Cross Step Blog to stay informed
  • Increase your awareness of our partners' cultures and issues they face
  • Give financially
  • Engage in similar activities in Restore Abilene to strengthen global partnerships to welcome the homeless, combat trafficking and promote peace

Welcome the Homeless in Brazil

Ministry Team Leaders:  David and Mitzi Adams  

  • Pray for the people of Itu, Brazil served by the Itu Church of Christ and Crescimento Limpo.
  • Pray for and send an encouraging email to our missionaries and partners:  Antenor & Phyllis Gonclaves, Mark & Ali Kaiser (contact David or Mitzi for email addresses)
  • Learn about homelessness and recovery from addiction
  • Notice the alignment of Restore Abilene works such as Highland’s housing initiative, Freedom Fellowship and the Grace Garden, to name a few, and engage to become a global partner in Welcoming the Homeless.  (Find opportunities to engage here: Serve in Restore Abilene Initiatives)
  • The student ministry sends students to Itu,Brazil each summer.  Contact Ashley Stirman:      if you are interested in traveling to Brazil with this group.

Combat Trafficking in Southeast Asia

Ministry Team Leader:  Cynthia Powell

  • Pray for the people of Chaing Mai, Thailand served by the Chung Doi Church of Christ and Urban Light.  Also, pray for the people of Yangon, Myanmar served by Eden Ministries.
  • Pray for and send an encouraging email to our missionaries and partners:  Ryan & Ning Binkley, Soren Samuelsen, Alezandra Russell (contact Cynthia for email addresses)
  • Learn about human trafficking
  • Notice the alignment of Restore Abilene works such as GED mentoring and Wednesday Night neighborhood kids to name a couple, and engage to become a global partner in Combating Trafficking.  (Find opportunities here: Serve in Restore Abilene Initiatives)

Promote Peacemaking in the Muslim Majority World

Ministry Team Leader:  Garry Bailey

  • Pray for the people of in need of peacemaking in the Muslim Majority World served by the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Pray for and send an encouraging email to our partner:  Elie Haddad, President of ABTS (contact Garry for email address)
  • Go to the ABTS website and read about their work:  https://abtslebanon.org/
  • Apply the peacemaking principles of ABTS to conflict situations in Abilene to become a global partner in peacemaking.  Discussed more on the Restore Abilene page:  Serve in Restore Abilene Initiatives