We are excited to announce that Debbie Jones has joined the staff of GO on the mission! Debbie has long been active with us in our work of helping impoverished children break out of the poverty cycle. Debbie knows what it takes to raise up wonderful, responsible children who love the Lord having raised four boys with her husband Mark. Her commitment to the power of top notch education was demonstrated in her own enrollment and graduation from university at the same time her youngest son was getting his university education. In recent years she has served on the staff of her church, Adventure of Faith Church in Port Orchard, WA as the Elementary Ministry Coordinator and as their Outreach Director.
Debbie has traveled to Senegal both as a team participant and as a team leader several times. She is familiar with all the schools there where GO has sponsored children there and as a result has led an incredible child sponsorship ministry at her own church.
Debbie will serve in a part time capacity with GO helping us take new steps forward in two arenas: First as our overall Child Sponsorship Director. Clearly, GO’s sponsorship ministry has grown now to the place where we need a staff person giving major focus to increasing our reach and our effectiveness in our relationships with sponsors and with our in-country sponsorship directors in Mazatlán, Guatemala, and Senegal.
Debbie’s second area of focus will be to assist Mark Snelling as the Senegal Team Coordinator. Just like GO’s ministry in each of our focus nations, our ministry in Senegal has the kind of diversity that takes a team to support and grow each phase. Phases such as child sponsorship, special projects, trips, micro-enterprise development, famine relief, etc.
We are excited about the way God is growing our team. We are excited because though GO has grown steadily in the number of children and families we impact in the impoverished areas where God has called us, there are hundreds more God has laid on our hearts. We are excited because we have seen the way God has changed so many of us as individuals and churches through our involvement with these ministries. We have some wonderful sponsors and sponsorship churches but we know there are many more whose lives God would like to change through their helping children and families break out of the poverty cycle.
Please join us in welcoming Debbie! You can reach her at Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org