Matthew and Alison Raymond
Matthew and Alison Raymond are working as missionaries in Zambia. They support eduation in poorer communites in Zambia through The Limapela Foundation, which they established in 2008. The Foundation is motivated by the Christian principle of care and compassion for the less fortunate. “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’” (Matthew 25: 37-40 — NIV).
Matthew and Alison are responsible for directing Limapela's activities in Zambia.
Limapela Development Ltd is now responsible for two rural schools in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia — Limapela Cedric’s School, near Kitwe, and Luyando Community School, near Ndola. Seven hunder and fifty pupils are enrolled in these two schools and the company employs forty-six people.
Self-sufficiency empowers local communities and gives them dignity. Agri-business projects, including chickens, bananas and vegetables, have been established under the ownership of Limapela Development Ltd. Profits are now contributing to educational running costs and reducing dependency on funding from overseas.
The Limapela Foundation is a New Zealand Registered Charitable Trust (CC32616) under the New Zealand Charities Act 2005.
The Limapela Foundation, c/- PO Box 90588, Mt Eden, Auckland 1349, New Zealand.
Limapela Development Limited, PO Box 20588, Kitwe, Zambia.
Terry and Carolyn
Foundations for Farming, Zambia
Terry and Carolyn Webster are working as missionaries in Zambia. They with work with Foundations for Farming, which is is an initiative aimed at bringing transformation to individuals, communities and nations through faithful and productive use of land.
The Foundation's desire is that through the life lesson of farming they will help the vast masses of Africa and the developing world, who are dependent on the land, to faithfully use what they have been given to turn a profit and come out of poverty.
Terry and Carolyn are working in Chibwe and other communities, teaching local farmers the Foundations for Farming method of farming.
Foundations for Farming was born out of a man living in relationship with Jesus Christ and basing his life and farming on foundations found in God’s word, the Bible. These verses have been guiding scriptures in the development of Foundations for Farming.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
The Parable of the Talents
Luke 6:38 (NIV)
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
John 14:6-7 (NIV)
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
Romans 1:20 (NIV)
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
Romans 3:23 (NIV)
…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…
Romans 6:23 (NIV)
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV)
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Judith Jackson is a missionary with OMF working in the city of Tainan, Taiwan. Tainan is one of Taiwan’s oldest and most traditional cities. It is the site of many historical buildings and also a center of traditional folk religion.
Judith establishes and helps lead high-school fellowships around Tainan in co-operation with Campus Evangelical Fellowship. Her goal is to see a Christian fellowship group in every high school in Tainan. She also leads a local Presbyterian Youth Group (13-18 year olds ) where she trains up the adult and student leaders.
OMF International (formerly the China Inland Mission and Overseas Missionary Fellowship) was founded by James Hudson Taylor in 1865.
We serve the church and bring the gospel to many of the countries in East Asia, and we have a pioneering ministry in the rest. We help place Christians with professional skills in China and other Asian countries, and share the love of Christ with East Asians worldwide.
We share the good news of Jesus Christ in all its fullness with East Asia's peoples to the glory of God.
Through God's grace, we aim to see an indigenous, biblical church movement in each people group of East Asia, evangelising their own people and reaching out in mission to other peoples.