What do we do?
We care for orphans, teach the Bible in remote villages, and train church leaders in West Africa.
The vast majority of the nation has no Gospel, no Bible, no Godly leaders, and many orphans.
Identify remote villages that don’t have the Bible.
Reach out, lead people to Jesus.
Teach the Bible, and train leaders to teach it.
Work with locals in each village to identify the most at risk orphans in the community.
Bring children into the orphanage while continuing to train church leaders in each village.
The goal: to create local churches that are self-expansive, create leaders, and are able to care for orphans.
What's the problem?
who are we?
We are Jon Michael & Brittany Thompson. We have 3 kids: Ocean, Isla, & Jubilee. We are from Panama City, Florida.We are members of & sent by Destiny Worship Center in Panama City Beach, Florida.
Our experience together spans 3 states, 6 nations, and 8 years.
In addition to our formal Missions education, this exposure allows us to live and work effectively in Ivory Coast. We use our training to communicate the story of Jesus cross-culturally in unreached places. We give church leaders a seminary level, Biblical education and we give orphans the opportunity to thrive in a structured, loving environment.
This is very much a family blog and a ministry blog rolled into one. We talk about our journey to the missions field, our life on the missions field, and what God is teaching us.
We also talk about the successes and struggles of the orphanage, remote evangelism, and training church leaders in another culture.
We believe in relationships and relationships require communication. So we keep people updated by posting on our blog weekly. Although sometimes we will add more than one post.
We would love it if you joined us on this journey. Your encouragement and support help us to keep going! So if you love Jesus, orphans and adventure-then stick around! Here you can find motivation from God’s word, joy in what God’s doing, and a totally normal family in a totally ridiculous setting. Subscribe to our blog and you won’t miss a thing. The journey wouldn’t be the same without you!
What to read
Now if you are new to us then we have a few suggested posts for you to read. These are the highlights of who we are and what we do. But if you prefer a little more freedom then please check out our other sections.
“Food for Thought” is our inspirational corner. “From the mouth of babes” is a mini-blog for our kids. And “From Orphan to heir” is all about the orphans.