AOC Team Trip to Rwanda - November 15-25, 2019

Support the mission of Africa New Life and further your personal walk with the Lord. Participation on this team will give sponsors an opportunities to visit their sponsored student, explore the country, and learn more about a new culture.

Email Karen Nicholson for additional information.

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AOC Men's Trip to Reynosa - September 19-22, 2019

We will spend four days this September enjoying our friends in Reynosa, Mexico! Our team will serve at the orphanage and school at Rio Bravo Ministries, helping with construction projects, leading fun activities and discipleship times with the children of Rio Bravo.

Email Karen Nicholson for more information.

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Going International

Missionaries We Support

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- Closed Access General Area (North Africa) - Eric and Kristi
- Germany - John and Amy Allert, CMM
- Argentina - Chris and Flor Young, The Navigators
- Closed Access General Area (Asia) - Tim and Angela, Joey and Jenny
- South Korea - Susan Truitt, OMS
- Guatemala & Internationally - Edgar and Elenore Beach
- Hungary - James and Julie Lauderdale, EFCA ReachGlobal
- Closed Access General Area (Southeast Asia) - Bala and Carol
- International Ministries - Matt Monzingo
- Romania - Susan Strohschein, GEM
- Closed Access General Area (Middle East) - Kasey and Natalie
- International Missionary Care - Sharlene Ortlund, EFCA ReachGlobal

2019 Global Missions Book

Africa New Life, Rwanda

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Founded by Rwandans and staffed primarily by Rwandans, Africa New Life focuses purely on ministry without cultural barriers in two main areas: proclaiming the gospel and acts of compassion, thereby providing for the bodies and souls of its brothers and sisters in Rwanda.

Since its beginning in 2001, Africa New Life has partnered with local churches to impact children of Rwanda and energize congregations. As a result
- Nearly 10,000 students are now sponsored.
- Churches have been built.
- Medical care is being administered.
- Pastors are being educated.
- Bellies are being filled.
- Widows are receiving vocational training.
- Hope is being restored and lives are being transformed.

Africa New Life Website

Rio Bravo Ministries, Mexico

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Located just beyond the Texas/Mexico border in Reynosa, Rio Bravo began in 1992 when Ray Hanson and his wife Leah were donated a little piece of land on a literal junkyard. Today, Rio Bravo is a walled compound on approximately 6 acres that contains homes for about 75 kids and, with 430 students, is the largest school in Reynosa.

Austin Oaks Church visits Rio Bravo several times a year to serve the community and support Rio Bravo with practical help. Work ranges from construction projects to playing with the kids. Our teams include both children and adults, so the entire family can serve together.

Rio Bravo Website

AOC Missions Newsletter and Updates


Operation Christmas Child

Each year, we invite our congregation to participate in Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan's Purse - International Relief. Hundreds of shoeboxes get filled with toys, school supplies, gifts, and messages of encouragement to children around the world.