Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me…Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:12, 13b
Dr. John Jusu
Bumpe, Sierra Leone
While working on his PhD in Educational Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, John began addressing the needs of orphaned children in his home village of Bumpe in Sierra Leone, a country still recovering from civil war and the HIV/AIDS pandemic 20 years ago. More recently, Sierra Leone has also borne the brunt of the 2014 Ebola crisis. Read more.
Dr. Seblewongel Denneque
Brain Gain Movement
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
After working with Compassion International in holistic child development, Seble earned her PhD in Educational Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA). She returned to Ethiopia to help lead the Child Development and Research Training Center in Addis Ababa and now serves as faculty and Department Head… Read more.
Rev. Ara Badalian
Ministry to Refugees
Ara serves as the Senior Pastor at Baghdad Baptist Church in Iraq. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon and is earning his PhD through Asia Graduate School of Theology in the area of Christian – Muslim dialogue. A PressOn Grant has enabled Baghdad Baptist Church to strengthen their outreach among refugees… Read more.
Dr. Zipporah Wambua
Blessed Peace Foundation Children Rescue Center
In 2007, prior to beginning her PhD, Zipporah “Zippy” founded the Blessed Peace Foundation as an outreach ministry in a predominantly Muslim area of Eastern Kenya. In addition to working with churches to provide food, shelter, education, and employment for vulnerable widows and children, the Foundation trains churches and lay leadership… Read more.