We desire to be a church body that is constantly asking the Lord if he would have us leave our lives in Birmingham to serve him elsewhere. We believe that there is a great need for the Gospel to go out to all reaches of the world, and we want to encourage, support, and partner with those who do as well. Therefore, we strategically align ourselves with many of our own members who leave to serve globally, as well as other believers serving throughout the world. These partnerships with those serving in the global mission field is our primary means of sending the gospel out in the world.
We also partner with a fantastic group in Haiti named Canaan Christian Community and send two short term trips a year. Through these trips, we are growing a deep and beautiful long term relationship with Canaan, as we seek to aid in the work that our brothers and sisters are doing in the name of Christ.
Below is more information about each of our global partnerships:
Nate and Amy S.
After serving in the urban slums of the Middle East and North Africa, Nate and Amy have recently begun a partnership with the missions organization Every Tribe. They are currently serving in North Africa where they partner with local missionaries in reaching the poor through incarnational living.
Jonathan and Katie Doub
The Doubs served in the post Soviet country of Kyrgyzstan for 3 years where they planted a church and then handed it off to local leadership when it had grown and matured. After a time of rest and furlough in England where they served a local Bible college, they are taking steps towards church planting in the northern, Muslim section of Cyprus.
RCC has joined in partnership with this ministry for orphaned street boys in the jungles of Peru. It was started by RCC members. Not Forgotten is currently building a new boys home on recently purchased property outside of Iquitos.
Sarah works as a staff architect with eMi East Africa, located in Kampala, Uganda. In addition to leading short-term project teams and providing internships, some major areas of focus for the staff are construction management and in-house projects. Sarah left her home in Birmingham and RCC in September of 2011, and she is in a 3 year commitment with eMi.
After giving up her teaching position and raising support through Mission to the World, Kate moved to La Ceiba, Honduras in September of 2011. She is currently in a 2 year commitment, in which she will be working to address the needs of the street boys in the city. She opened and now helps run a drop-in center where these children can have their physical and spiritual needs met.
Jennifer left our church and city for Montana in September of 2012 for a 2 year commitment with 100 Fold Studio. 100 Fold Studio is a non-profit architecture firm providing innovative and affordable design services for global missions. She is based in Montana, but focuses the majority of her time working on projects around the world, most recently focused in Cambodia and Nepal.
Short Term Trips to Canaan Christian Community
Redeemer currently takes two short term trips a year to our partners in Montrouis, Haiti. Canaan was started and is still run by a native Haitian couple named Pastor Henry and Sister Gladys who care for over 60 children. In addition to operating as an orphanage, Canaan consists of a school, a church, a medical clinic, and a malnutrition clinic. Each fall and spring Redeemer sends a team to invest in these ministries of Canaan and to further deepen our relationship with these dear brothers and sisters.