One of the most beautiful aspects of Disciples’ Village is the partnership between American Churches and Haitian villages. Through this unique connection, American churches are able to claim a third world village as their mission field, therefore providing resources, sowing seeds of the Gospel, being the hands and feet of Christ and building enduring relationships. This kind of long-term investment is how entire villages are changed.
This is why we celebrate in a big way when new churches decide to partner with a Haitian village through DV! Today we’re thrilled to announce TWO new partnering churches: The Gathering and Pleasant View Baptist Church.
The Gathering, led by pastor Jeff Wagner and located in Pickneyville, Illinois, is partnering with Dahl village.
Taking the Gospel to the nations is our greatest striving at The Gathering. I thank God that through Disciples’ Village, we have the opportunity to fulfill the Lord’s Great Commission by making disciples in Haiti! I have already met and worked alongside many of the wonderful people of Dahl village, and I am excited to get to know the community better. I look forward to seeing all the ways God moves in their lives and ours through this partnership. The truth is, God has already taught me so much through these precious people that I feel like I need them more than they need me. – Jeff Wagner
Pleasant View Baptist church is located in Oakland, Maryland and is led by pastor Wally Weeks. They are partnering with Viello village.
Our involvement with Discipleship Village has stirred a desire in our people to make known the glory of our God to the nations! Giving and going have both increased tremendously over our five year partnership with them. The new strategy to partner with a specific village and work in strengthening the local church gives us the opportunity to be disciples who make disciples hands on. We love the idea of “orphan prevention” as we watch God’s Kingdom truths empower the villages of Haiti. We have enjoyed the integrity and passion of the people connected to Disciples Village! – Pastor Wally Weeks
Thank you, Pleasant View and The Gathering! We look forward to seeing all that God does through these partnerships.