On 7th December 2014, Globalheart Church Zambia was launched in Lusaka by Senior Pastors, Ps Gerard and Sue Keehan and Location Pastors, Ps Liam and Lisa
Passionate to see the people of Zambia loved and served through the Church
With services growing week to week and people responding to the Jesus, testimonies of provision, restoration and healing continue to be reported. God really is moving in Lusaka and it is very exciting to see people begin to see what God has for them.
Pastor Mattias and Nicole Jirava both grew up in Germany but lived and studied at Globalheart Leadership College in Perth, Australia.
They have both served in a number of different areas, including New Christians and as Personal Assistant to Senior Pastor Gerard Keehan at Globalheart Church helping fulfil the vision. After marrying in early 2014, Mattias and Nicole also stepped into leadership roles in Young Adults and Global Kids.
Over this time God has been prompting Ps Gerard, and it has become clear God is calling them to start a church in their home country of Germany. In the next 6-12 months Mattias and Nicole will be starting Globalheart Church Hamburg.
Tenacious House offers a residential program to help young men to overcome and succeed in life: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. It is our hope and prayer that through encouragement, support, input and love they will begin to thrive and enter into a whole new way of living.
With the vision and heart to serve God in Japan, Ps Rod and Viv Plummer led a team of Australians in August 2002, to plant Jesus Lifehouse Church. Since then, they have seen continuous growth with services now in Tokyo, Saitama, Yokohama, Shonan, Atsugi, Yokosuka, Osaka, Kobe, Sapporo, Sendai, Fukuoka, Bali, Hong Kong, Taipei and Honolulu. The Church is dynamic with over 1200 people attending the Tokyo services alone. It has bilingual services (English and Japanese) and the messages are filled with relevance, humour and practical advice on day-to-day living.
Globalheart Church sends 2–3 teams to Lifehouse Church annually, where members of each team enthusiastically spend time serving, outreaching and taking the Gospel to the streets with the Lifehouse teams.
Stuart Van Aswegen (Globalheart Church Missionary currently serving with Lifehouse Japan) – Lifehouse is truly the hands and feet of Jesus, reaching out to so many who are spiritually lost and starving in Japan. The testimonies of God restoring people are mind blowing and nothing else is having this kind of positive impact in Japan. Because of the culture and short history of the church in Japan, missions giving and support from churches like Globalheart, is vital. Globalheart Church has been a huge part of supporting Lifehouse and anyone who attends the Church in Japan, knows of Globalheart and the support they have given over the years. For this they are incredibly grateful.
Opportunity International is a non-profit organisation with a vision to see a world in which all people have the opportunity to achieve a life free from poverty, with dignity and purpose. Offering a ‘hand up’ rather than a hand-out, Opportunity International uses sustainable approaches to solve poverty, empowering families through community development programs and loans as small as $70 (known as microfinance or a micro loan) to help them grow their own small business. These services mean that families no longer have to struggle to afford food, water, healthcare and an education for their children.
Opportunity International Australia believes a world without extreme poverty is possible and with your support, Globalheart Church is joining them to help achieve this in the lives of millions of people living in poverty in India, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Menci (a recipient of a $47AUD microfinance loan from Opportunity International who started a vegetable farm) – “With a loan of Rp.500,000 ($47AUD), we were able to buy seedlings and fertiliser. Now I can harvest twice a week! We are now able to eat regular meals. I am even able to save part of my money. These savings will help my family in the future. With an education, my children will now have a better life!”
Supporting Globalheart Church Missions also enables us, as a Church family, to provide immediate and effective assistance to many areas of need throughout the year that may arise in the community. In the past 12 months, we have been able to sow directly into a number of local, national and international causes, some of which include the following:
- Providing ongoing disaster relief to areas directly impacted in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan; one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded.
- Assisting and supporting Churches in need on a local, national and international scale to help spread the Gospel and practically support their local communities.
- Provide practical community support and care packages to families through clothing; food and household hampers.
- Provide evangelical community outreach and mentoring to schools and the local community.
- Helping support the Joondalup Christmas Lunch which provides families in the community, with a free Christmas lunch, Christian fellowship and entertainment on Christmas day.
James 2:16 – If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good it?
Called by God to Uganda in 1994, Ps Gary and Marilyn Skinner started Watoto Child Care Ministries as a response to the overwhelming number of orphaned children and vulnerable women, whose lives were ravaged by war and disease. The Watoto mission is not simply about rescuing as many orphaned and vulnerable children as possible, but is also about raising them to become future leaders who will bring sustainable change to the nation of Uganda and into Africa.
With the support of Globalheart Church Missions, 21 years later, this care programme continues to ‘Rescue, Raise and Rebuild’ the nation through a number of initiatives:
- Baby Watoto – Provides medical support and a safe, loving environment for 200 babies between 0 and 2 years. Babies are brought to Baby Watoto by relevant authorities after being abandoned, abused and/or orphaned with many extremely malnourished, premature (often weighing less than 1 kilogram) and also infected with HIV.
- Watoto Children’s Villages – Currently over 2,800 children (aged 2+) are looked after, nurtured and loved for by one of more than 350 mothers in Watoto’s purpose built villages. The model is designed to not only meet the physical needs of each child, but education, health, spiritual and social development are priorities supported by Watoto and their Watoto mother.
- Living Hope – Since 2008, the goal of Living Hope has been to restore dignity to vulnerable women in Africa. Left abandoned or widowed, the target group is HIV+ single women, returnees from abduction into the rebel army and teenage mothers. Living Hope helps women achieve this through embracing them (caring for their basic, essential needs); empowering them (developing and growing their life skills so they can build a sustainable life of dignity); and engaging them (helping them become successful business women and pillars of influence in their communities).