Board Member: Russ Hummer
Missionaries Supported Financially By Waterdam
Fredy and Beth (Malingowski) Moraga
Fredy and Beth focus on outreach and discipleship. Through developing relationships and biblical studies, individuals find transformation in the Lord. This transformation impacts their lives, their families, their churches and their communities. Fredy and Beth have two boys. The 2023 Waterdam Church budget supports Beth & Fredy at $700/mo.
Jan and Debbie Gossner
Jan and Debbie served overseas in translation and administration from 1989 to 2013, in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Jan worked in HR for Wycliffe USA from 2014 to 2019. In 2019 they transitioned back to full-time language work, translating the New Testament with the Edolo people of Papau, New Guinea. They started this translation in 1990 and it is 50% complete. The Gossners are now based Montana and plan to make yearly trips to PNG to work on-site with the local Edolo translators. The 2023 Waterdam Church budget supports the Gossners at $150/mo.
Youth For Christ reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their Godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ, and commitment to social involvement. The 2023 Waterdam Church budget supports JR at $200/mo.
Jon & Bianca Fowler
Jon, Bianca and their three boys joined the Word of Life Panama family in 2019, when Jon became the director. One of the highlights of their ministry is summer camp, attracting as many as 1500 young people. Throughout the year the ministry also includes Bible Clubs, drama presentations, and Children's Shows, sports marathons, and other evangelistic outreaches. They also minister with orphanages and indigenous tribes. The 2023 Waterdam Church budget supports the Fowlers at $300/mo.
Young Life’s mission is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and to help them grow in their faith. We go to where kids are to build relationships with them and love them where they are, all with the desire to earn the right to be able to share the gospel with them, not only with words, but our lives as well. Mackenzie has engaged Canon-MacMillan High School students through coaching cross country and holding Bible studies. Doors are also opening at W&J College. The 2023 Waterdam Church budget supports Mackenzie at $200/mo.
As a member of ReachGlobal’s Berlin City Team, Emily’s heart is to see the city of Berlin, Germany transformed by the gospel in a way that has regional and global impact for Christ. In the areas of next gen ministry, mentoring, discipleship and leadership development, Emily is coming alongside local German leaders to strengthen the Church and engage the next generation of Berliners with the gospel. The 2023 Waterdam Church budget supports Emily at $175/mo.
A is serving in Athens, Greece with EFCA ReachGlobal. The Athens City Team’s Vision is developing an equipped, vibrant Christ-centered Church impacting all of society through the hope and power of the Gospel. A uses her gifts of outreach, mercy, teaching, education, youth, etc. to impact the community she lives and works in.
The 2023 Waterdam Church budget supports A at $150/mo.
Kristin Rackley Tasker
Cru is a community where the gospel captures hearts, transforms lives, and launches men and women into a lifelong adventure with Jesus Christ. Kristin ministers to college students around Pittsburgh. She and her team introduce students to Jesus, build them in their relationship with Him, and send them into the world to have an impact for Christ!
The 2023 Waterdam Church budget supports Kristin at $100/mo.
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Canonsburg Hospital’s Pastoral Care Department offers spiritual support to all patients and their families, as well as to members of the staff. Katie Brandt, chaplain, and her team of Pastoral Care volunteers are available for anyone who would like prayer, a listening ear, or counseling. While firmly relying on Jesus Christ, the chaplain and her volunteers are open to interacting with all faiths. The 2023 Waterdam Church budget supports the chaplain at $100/mo.
The goal of TransformAsia is to unleash the generations in Cambodia, with a goal of throughout all of Asia, to know Jesus as Lord and Savior. A special outreach Waterdam Church supports is sending Bibles in their native tongues to indigenous Asian missionaries. The 2023 Waterdam Church budget supports TransformAsia at $300/mo.
Mallory Keenan is serving in Zambia with One Collective where she is advocating for the health needs of the community through the lens of the gospel. The goal is to have sustainable and holistic community transformation by empowering locals to be the change for their community.
The 2023 Waterdam Church budget supports Mallory at $150/mo.
Organizations Supported Financially By Waterdam
City Mission is a rehabilitative homeless shelter that exists to share Christ, to heal, and to restore the homeless to independent living – without discrimination. This transformation is facilitated by providing food, shelter, case management, biblical-based counseling, and life‑changing programming – dedicated to restoring the whole person through a Christ-centered approach that expresses God’s love for them. The 2023 Waterdam Church budget supports the City Mission at $200/mo.
Human Coalition is a champion of life, committed to the mission to transform our culture of death into a culture of life – to end abortion in America. The Pittsburgh Women’s Clinic is a part of an innovative network of life-affirming women’s care clinics that employ best practices and technology to provide superior medical services and tangible support to women in crisis, facing unexpected pregnancies. The 2023 Waterdam Church budget supports Human Coalition–Pittsburgh at $150/mo.