An increasing number of diverse leaders equipped to participate in God’s mission of saving the lost and renewing all things.

The coronavirus pandemic restrictions have prohibited Resonate Global Mission missionaries Josh and Mandy Shaarda from visiting prisons in East Africa—but inmates that the missionaries and their team have discipled are sharing their faith. And people are giving their lives to Christ.

Resonate missionaries Josh and Mandy Shaarda serve with Freedom in Christ Ministries in East Africa. A major aspect of the Shaarda’s ministry is to share the gospel with and disciple inmates in local prisons.

Sharing Hope Inside Prison Walls

A car drove Chhy off the road while he was driving his motorcycle in Cambodia. The driver rode off, leaving Chhy alone alongside the road with a serious head injury.

“Someone passing by stopped, picked up his phone, and called the most recent phone number—another Onyx 2 student,” said Justin Van Zee, who works in leadership development with Resonate Global Mission.

More than a Leadership Program

Ministry is meaningful work, but it’s challenging—and the coronavirus pandemic has made ministry especially demanding for ministry leaders throughout the world.

When COVID-19 caused restrictions, Paul Yu, Resonate Global Mission’s regional mission leader for East and Central Asia, noticed that the needs of communities weighed heavily on missionaries in the region he leads. The people they ministered with were struggling with sickness, loss, and fear. With worries and challenges of their own, it wasn’t long before missionaries were exhausted and burned out. 

Discipleship for Disciplers during COVID-19

“I’ve learned a lot this year about being a Christian on a university campus where most of my friends don’t believe in God,” said Tian, a student at the University of Alberta. With your support, Tian stepped up as a strong Christian leader on her campus.

A Loss for Words

Tian grew up surrounded by a community of strong, supportive believers. For that, she is thankful—but when she got to university, her faith was challenged. Most of her classmates and friends weren’t religious.

You’re Equipping Students to Share Their Faith

When Erica (not her real name) joined an online trauma healing workshop facilitated by your Resonate missionary Melissa Bos in Oman, she knew it would be important for her ministry—but she didn’t know God would use it to save someone’s life.

Widespread Trauma

Melissa, who partners with the Al Amana Centre, planned to host trauma healing for ministry leaders this coming fall. The trauma healing series is a resource from the Bible Society, and your Resonate missionaries use this educational series in countries throughout the world.

A Timely Training

In Nigeria, schools depend on tuition in order to pay salaries for teachers and staff. When COVID-19 hit and many parents lost their sources of income, many teachers throughout the country started working without pay.

“Schools were trying to figure out how to respond to the needs of their students, parents, and staff,” said Sarah Aderemi, your Resonate Global Mission missionary who works with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) in Nigeria. 

Supporting Christian Education during COVID-19

Maura was an isolated teenager who didn’t take faith seriously. But then she joined an IMPACT club facilitated by the Nehemiah Center, a Resonate Global Mission partner in Nicaragua, and her life took a new direction.

A New Direction


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