WIN THE WORLD ONE SOUL AT A TIME

OUR MISSION PARTNERS

LOCAL MISSIONS

 
Willowbrook partners with a number of local ministries who are committed to making a difference in their community. There are a number of opportunities for individuals, small groups, and families to get involved.

 

arise 2 read

2/3 of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of the fourth-grade will likely end up in jail or on welfare.  There is hope! Research reveals that children in poverty who read proficiently by the end of the third grade have an 89% graduation rate.  Arise2Read takes an active role in the development of children in our public schools through the presence of volunteers focused on literacy. We tutor students one hour per week utilizing a simple sight word approach. We also provide books for the students to enchance literacy. If a child can read, a child will succeed.

missions@willowbrook.org

By His Hands

By His Hands offers household repair work to members of Willowbrook that are widows, single parents, wives of deployed service men, elderly, and those who are home-centered. The team extends their “hands” to those who may
need help with things like fixing a toilet or a drain, emergency yard work, building a ramp, wood trim, checking a leaky roof, repairing window areas, or help with painting. We work as a team several times a year based on requests, usually the first week or weekend of January, April, July and October (plus some emergency calls).

missions@willowbrook.org

The Care Center

The CARE Center serves New Hope, Gurley, Owens Cross Roads and Brownsboro. The mission is to improve the lives of our neighbors in southeastern Madison County; through education, employment, crisis and recovery support.  The CARE Center has summer programs, after school STEM, and other academic/enrichment programs.  Other services include an Ignite program for young adults (17-24), family food pantry, Bags of Blessings program, and two thrift stores.

missions@willowbrook.org

Christian Job Corps

Christian Job Corps of Madison County inspires and empowers women and men toward self-sufficiency by equipping them with essential skills to improve their lives. We offer job-readiness classes and a mentoring program. Our desire is that each individual begin or grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ. Ongoing volunteer opportunities include: mentoring, meal providers, special event coordinators, tutors, and preparing notebooks for students.

missions@willowbrook.org

Disaster Relief

Responds to small and large disasters that are local, state, interstate, and international. Respond at the level of God’s calling.  Ongoing needs: men and women with servant hearts for service during disasters in all areas – administration, childcare, chaplaincy, mass feeding, communications, chainsaw, clean-up, shower trailer, and so forth. Also need volunteers with mechanical skills in maintaining equipment.

missions@willowbrook.org

for life ministries

Our goal is to educate, equip, and enpower families in the community to achieve their educational, financial, and personal goals. We form relationships with families by providing them with a food box each month along with recipes they can make with the food in their box, and information about community resources that are available to help them reach their goals. A sponsor payment of $50 a month allows us to purchase the family a monthly food box. If you would like to volunteer at food box distribution, sponsor a family, or write encouraging notes to the families in our program, email jennifer@forlifeministries.org.

missions@willowbrook.org

Graces of gurley

Our mission is to be a voice of hope and to pour the love of Jesus Christ into the children in Gurley by meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs as the Lord leads. Gurley has the greatest percentage of children living in poverty in Madison County, and over 60% of children struggle to have their basic needs met.

missions@willowbrook.org

HUNTSVILLE INNER CITY LEARNING CENTER

HICLC is committed to providing at-risk children in the Huntsville area with the support they need to succeed in school, build meaningful lives and careers for themselves, and become socially responsible members of society who are productive and competent lifelong learners. HICLC provides children in grades K-8th with a highly structured, disciplined after-school program from 3-6pm Mondays-Thursdays. We help grow students in these areas: homework, reading, and math; health and fitness; Biblical knowledge; and gardening.

missions@willowbrook.org

huntsville pregnancy center

HPRC provides free and confidential help for those facing pregnancy-related decisions.  Each year, Willowbrook hosts a baby shower to supply the needs for the moms who have chosen life for their babies. The new baby gift that you bring will be such a blessing to the mom and her baby.  Each woman in the program “Life Choices” is given the gospel, practical life advice, Godly wisdom and a new baby gift. The greatest need for these women is a pack and play. This is a good opportunity for your life group to go in together as an outreach. All gifts are appreciated!

missions@willowbrook.org

Kids to love

Since 2004, the Kids to Love Foundation has been able to reach over 250,000 foster children. Our first commitment is to find forever families by recruiting adoptive parents.  Although many children won’t find a forever family, Kids to Love helps them succeed through educational programs. Each summer, we equip more than 5,000 foster children in Alabama and Tennessee with a backpack filled with school supplies. In the spring, we award college scholarships to foster children. We also have KTECH, offering Mechatronics/Advanced Manufacturing training, soldering, and robotics classes to young adults living in foster care. Students enrolled in KTECH also participate in our LifeLab, which develops and promotes life skills.

missions@willowbrook.org

Lincoln village ministries

The mission of Lincoln Village Ministry is to share the transforming power of the gospel of Christ and to serve through educating, sheltering, comforting, and equipping the Lincoln community for Christ’s glory.  In 2002, just a few miles from the wealthiest of neighbors, a little girl and her mother were surviving with no electricity and no running water. A single visit with this family opened the community’s eyes to a great need in their midst. This call has spread all over the city of Huntsville to pour out the hope and love of Jesus Christ into a community. We invite you to come see what is going on in Lincoln Village.

missions@willowbrook.org

manna house

Manna House provides food assistance to those in need. We are supported by contributions from individuals, churches, civic groups, and businesses. While some food is donated and locally grown, most is purchased for our distribution programs. We have nightly distribution on Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 4pm-7pm. We offer a daily provision of food for individuals, families, and the homeless in our community. We welcome anyone in need every time we are open. Volunteers are welcome
anytime between 2-7pm.

missions@willowbrook.org

meals on wheels

Meals on Wheels provides one nutritious meal Monday-Friday, year-round (some holidays excluded) to seniors age 60 or over who are unable to cook for themselves or are housebound in the Huntsville City limits. The meals include an entree,  vegetable, fruit, bread, and milk and are prepared by a registered dietician at the senior center. Volunteers deliver meals to the client’s home between 11am and 12:30 pm. Willowbrook delivers four routes a month. Our delivery day is the first Monday of each month. Help with a route, or sign up for the sub list to fill in when someone is sick.

missions@willowbrook.org

National Network of Youth Ministries

The National Network of Youth Ministries desires to step out and work alongside youth leaders and other caring adults locally and nationally to reach and equip young people for Jesus Christ.

Networking means leveraging our efforts – working together. And “together” means all of us – youth workers, teenage leaders, parents and other adults.

Robert Norton serves as the North Alabama Network Coordinator.

rnorton@nnym.org

oil change ministry

The Oil Change Ministry is a free service to widows, single moms, and wives of deployed soldiers. Volunteers service their vehicles as they want. This ministry occurs three times per year (weather permitting). Contact the church office with your current email to be added to our notification list. Scheduling occurs online via email.

To volunteer as someone to service the car email oil@willowbrook.org. To be a hostess (someone to interact with the women while their cars are being served) also email oil@willowbrook.org.

oil@willowbrook.org

Prison Ministry

The mission of Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their  communities. Kairos of Alabama operates as a State Chapter and serves in prisons and jails through a contractual agreement with the Warden and Chaplain of each unit. At present, we are in 16 units (prisons & jails) across the State of Alabama (we are opening more units from time to time). We are blessed to minister to family members with Kairos Outside Ministries.

missions@willowbrook.org

LOCAL MISSIONS

Willowbrook partners with a number of local ministries who are committed to making a difference in their community. There are a number of opportunities for individuals, small groups, and families to get involved.

Click on the “+” to learn more about each ministry.

 

ARISE 2 READ

2/3 of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of the fourth-grade will likely end up in jail or on welfare. In middle income neighborhoods the ratio of books per child is 13:1; in low income neighborhoods, the ratio is 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children. 61% of low-income families have no books at all in their homes for their children. There is hope! Research reveals that children in poverty who read proficiently by the end of the third grade have an 89% graduation rate. If a child can read, a child can succeed.

Arise2Read takes an active role in the development of children in our public schools through the presence of volunteers focused on literacy. We tutor students one hour per week utilizing a simple sight word approach. We also provide books for the students to enhance literacy.

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missions@willowbrook.org

BY HIS HANDS
By His Hands offers household repair work to members of Willowbrook that are widows, single parents, wives of deployed service men, elderly, and those who are home-centered. The team extends their “hands” to those who may need help with things like fixing a toilet or a drain, emergency yard work, building a ramp, wood trim, checking a leaky roof, repairing window areas, or help with painting. We work as a team several times a year based on requests, usually the first week or weekend of January, April, July and October (plus some emergency calls).

missions@willowbrook.org

THE CARE CENTER

The CARE Center exists to share the love and hope of Christ while empowering our neighbors in Southeastern Madison County through  education, employment, and crisis support. Their mission currently serves the communities of Owens Cross Roads, Brownsboro, New Hope, and Gurley. 

Using a highly developmental and individualstic approach, the CARE Center supports local schools through summer and after-school care programs, Bags of Blessings, and ongoing academic enrichment. Additional programs inchlue GED classes, college/career counseling for ages 17-24, a food pantry, Faith & Finance classes, recovery support, and three thrift store locations.

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missions@willowbrook.org

CHRISTIAN JOB CORPS

Christian Job Corps of Madison County inspires and empowers women and men toward self-sufficiency by equipping them with essential skills to improve their lives. We offer job-readiness classes and a mentoring program. Our desire is that each individual begin or grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ. Ongoing volunteer opportunities include: mentoring, meal providers, special event coordinators, tutors, preparing notebooks for students (this is a special Willowbrook-sponsored volunteer opportunity).

Christian Women’s Job Corps of Madison County, Alabama, Inc., began in 1998, when four local women attended the first national training in Birmingham sponsored by the Women’s Missionary Union of the Southern Baptist Convention. Many people from this county were involved in opening our local site, which started with one class serving nine students in September of 1998. In 2020, CWJC became Christian Job Corps, as they launched the Christian Men’s Job Corps program to help men gain job and life skills.

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DISASTER RELIEF

Responds to small & large disasters that are local, state, interstate, and international. Respond at the level of God’s calling. Each volunteer goes through classroom and lab training, has a background check, and is provided a nationally recognized badge. This badge allows teams to serve in some of the hardest hit areas that may be blocked off by official agencies. They know we are safe, trained, and equipped to care for the people.

Ongoing needs: men & women with servant hearts for service during disasters in all areas – administration, childcare, chaplaincy, mass feeding, communications, chainsaw, clean-up, shower trailer, etc. Also volunteers with mechanical skills in maintaining equipment.

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missions@willowbrook.org

FOR LIFE MINISTRIES

For Life Ministries is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose goal is to educate, equip, and enpower families in out community to achieve their educational, financial, and personal goals. We form relationships with families at our monthly fellowship times when they pick up their gas vouchers and food each month.  We also provide them with information about resources available in the community to help them reach their goals. Families who are part of For Life Ministries can also apply for assistance with educational expenses or unexpected living expenses such as home and car repairs. 

You can sponsor for $50 a month, which will provide food and gas vouchers. If you would like to provide snacks or volunteer at one of the fellowship times, email jennifer@forlifeministries.org.

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GRACES OF GURLEY

Through the love of Christ we foster generational and socioeconomic change by loving the people of Gurley where they are, cultivating authentic relationships, discipling with biblical truth, and empowering spiritual, personal, and professional growth.

35% of the families in Southeastern Madison County have a yearly income of less than $24,999. 60% of the children in Madison County Elementary School receive Free/Reduced Breakfast-Lunch assistance. 15% of the nearly 12,000 children in our county are living in poverty. Our goal is to support local churches, schools and our neighbors. Graces has done everything from equestrian day camps to discipleship classes, home renovations to a yearly Christmas Store and many other things.

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HUNTSVILLE INNER CITY LEARNING CENTER

The Huntsville Inner City Learning Center is a Christ-centered organization partnering with schools, families, and our community to help students with  limited opportunities become life-long learners, responsible citizens, and high school graduates. 

The Inner City Learning Center provides children grades K–8th with a highly structured, disciplined after-school program from 3–6 pm Mondays – Thursdays. Through consistent mentoring and tutoring we grow our students in these areas: Homework, Reading, and Math; Health & Fitness; Biblical Knowledge; Gardening. The daily goal of the Center is to provide children with a safe environment that is enriching and conducive to learning. Volunteers play a pivotal role in ensuring that students leave the center well-fed, prepared for the next day’s classes, filled with a sense of accomplishment, and better equipped to deal with life’s obstacles.

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HUNTSVILLE PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER

HPRC, a ministry of Choose Life of North Alabama, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit ministry. We have provided free and confidential help for those facing pregnancy-related decisions since 1981.

Choose Life is a ministry filled with opportunities to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Each year, Willowbrook hosts a baby shower to supply the needs for the moms at Choose Life who have chosen life for their babies. The new baby gift that you bring will be such a blessing to the mom and her baby. Your gift may be the only new gift they receive. Each time a lady joins the program “Life Choices,” she is given the gospel, practical life advice, Godly wisdom and a new baby gift. Please donate a new baby gift whether it be clothing or a larger item like a stroller or pack and play. The greatest need for these women is a pack and play. Some cannot afford a baby bed, so this is a great option for them. This is a good opportunity for your life group to go in together as an outreach. All gifts are appreciated!

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missions@willowbrook.org

KIDS TO LOVE

Kids to Love is a 501(c)(3) approved Foundation. Since incorporation in 2004, the Kids to Love Foundation has been able to reach over 250,000 foster children. Our first commitment is to find forever families by recruiting adoptive parents. 

Although many children won’t find a forever family, Kids to Love helps them succeed through educational programs. Each summer, we equip more than 5,000 foster children in Alabama and Tennessee with a backpack filled with school supplies. In the spring, we celebrate with graduating high school seniors by awarding college scholarships. We also have KTECH, offering Mechatronics/Advanced Manufacturing training, soldering, and robotics classes to young adults living in foster care along with residents of the Huntsville/Madison County area. Students enrolled in KTECH also participate in our LifeLab, which develops and promotes life skills.

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LINCOLN VILLAGE MINISTRIES

In 2002, the Lincoln community, a 1.5-mile area just minutes from downtown Huntsville, was riddled with crime and poverty. Parents were frustrated and exhausted from living in unsafe conditions and facing overwhelming obstacles as they tried to provide for their families. Despair and hopelessness set in. One man felt compelled to enter the darkness and bring the light of Christ. Thousands of others followed, and Lincoln Village Ministry began. Lincoln Village Ministry’s mission is to help people experience restoration and redemption through a transforming relationship with Christ.

Lincoln schools are centrally located within our community and provide a supportive learning environment. Our educational model offers year-round opportunities for growth from preschool to beyond high school. The Lincoln experience is more than just an education; children are nourished, encouraged, and valued for who they are in Christ.

Lincoln Village Ministry has also restored the community by acquiring and renovating homes and providing save and affordable housing for families. Support in every aspect of life has helped move families from surviving to thriving.

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MANNA HOUSE

Manna House is a 501(c)3 Public Charity that provides food assistance to those in need. We are supported by contributions from individuals, churches, civic groups, and businesses. While some food is donated and locally grown most is purchased for our distribution programs.

We have nightly distribution on Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 4-7 pm. We offer a daily provision of food for individuals, families, and the homeless in our community. We welcome anyone in need every time we are open. Primary foods available include canned goods, bread, breakfast items, and desserts. Volunteers are welcome anytime between 2-7 pm. We also run a backpack program, providing snacks and ready-to-eat foods for elementary school children who lack adequate food supplies on the weekend. Sponsoring a child in this program currently cost $14 per month. Volunteers pack bags on Wednesdays 2:30-6:30 pm. Finally, we offer Mom-to-Mom which provides diapers, wipes, clothing, equipment and lots of love to expectant mothers, new moms, and preschool moms.

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missions@willowbrook.org

MEALS ON WHEELS

Meals on Wheels provides one nutritious meal Monday-Friday, year-round (some holidays excluded) to seniors age 60 or over who are unable to cook for themselves or are housebound in the Huntsville City limits. The meals include an entree, vegetable, fruit, bread, and milk and are prepared by a registered dietician at the senior center. Volunteers deliver meals to the client’s home between 11am and 12:30pm. Our delivery day is the first Monday of each month. Help with a route, or sign up for the sub list to fill in when someone is sick.

LEARN MORE

missions@willowbrook.org

NATIONAL NETWORK OF YOUTH MINISTRIES

The National Network of Youth Ministries desires to step out and work alongside youth leaders and other caring adults locally and nationally to reach and equip young people for Jesus Christ. Networking means leveraging our efforts – working together. And “together” means all of us – youth workers, teenage leaders, parents and other adults.

Robert Norton serves as the North Alabama Area Coordinator. For more than 25 years, Robert has been following the model of ministry from the life of Christ, which has resulted in him being used to build and strengthen disciple-making movements in multiple communities. At the heart and focus of Jesus’ relational disciple-making is unity experienced through our identity as children of God.

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OIL CHANGE MINISTRY
2/3 of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of the fourth-grade will likely end up in jail or on welfare.  There is hope! Research reveals that children in poverty who read proficiently by the end of the third grade have an 89% graduation rate.  Arise2Read takes an active role in the development of children in our public schools through the presence of volunteers focused on literacy. We tutor students one hour per week utilizing a simple sight word approach. We also provide books for the students to enchance literacy. If a child can read, a child will succeed.

LEARN MORE

missions@willowbrook.org

OUTREACH MINISTRIES OF ALABAMA

Outreach Ministries is Christian Discipleship Program for men with life controlling addictions. The program is a year long and focuses on isolating men from their addictions and environments that created them. They are discipled using principles and ideas directly from the Holy Bible. We prepare them to live a Christian life free of addiction.

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PRISON MINISTRIES

The mission of Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.

Kairos of Alabama operates as a State Chapter and serves in prisons and jails through a contractual agreement with the Warden and Chaplain of each unit. At present, we are in 16 units (prisons & jails) across the State of Alabama (we are opening more units from time to time). We are blessed to minister to family members with Kairos Outside Ministries.

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missions@willowbrook.org

ROSE OF SHARON

Rose of Sharon’s mission is to show God’s love and grace in meeting the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless and under-priviledged in the Huntsville and Madison County areas. The homeless and unfortunate are fed two meals a day, Monday – Friday, and offered a sack lunch when they leave for the afternoon. Hygiene items, cold weather gear and spiritual support are also provided.

Rose of Sharon needs volunteers to help in preparing and serving meals, sorting donations, general cleaning and organizing, and assisting with special events. They accept donatins of non-perishable food items, toiletries, weather-appropriate clothing items and camping supplies.

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missions@willowbrook.org

INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS

 
In 2022, Willowbrook members will have many opportunities to carry God’s light and love all around the world. Last year, we continued our journey as a church family to fulfill the Great Commission. Although travel was restricted, we continued to support our international partners. Next year, we will extend that journey with a wide range of mission trips. Our Global Impact Missions Strategy at Willowbrook Baptist Church is to reach Huntsville, America and the world for Jesus Christ. God is constantly looking for laborers to go into the fields. Are you open to being one of God’s laborers?

 

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ARMENIA

Armenia is a Christian country in Central/Western Asia. Muslims from Central Asia often visit here on vacation. On this trip (dates pending),we will engage with them, passing out Bibles and sharing the Gospel verbally alongside national ministry partners. This is a great trip for both introverts and extroverts alike. It does require a moderate level of fitness because we will be walking the city streets sometimes up to 8 to 10 miles a day.  Estimated cost: $2500

missions@willowbrook.org

Brazil : footprints abroad

Willowbrook has partnered with Footprints Abroad Ministries since 2005. In 2016, we helped begin a new church plant process in the city of Candido Mota, located in the state of Sao Paula. It has 31,000 people and currently does not have a Baptist church. It is predominantly Catholic, as are most rural cities in Brazil. The teams work with Pastor Rodney Almeida and his wife, Ineide, in the areas of evangelism, discipleship, encouragement to new believers and special outreach events according to the needs of the area.  Trip details for 2022 will be posted here when available.

missions@willowbrook.org

Central Asia

Lying within the 10/40 Window of Unreached People Groups, Central Asia is one of the darkest areas of the world. But Willowbrook has seen the Lord at work here in a mighty way. We enjoy fellowshipping and encouraging our workers and local national believers here. Before any work is done and before there is a harvest, prayer must take place. We cover new areas and old in prayer and spend many hours over tea in conversation with those the Lord puts in our path.

missions@willowbrook.org

Costa rica

Sitting in the mountains of Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica, you’ll find Templo Baptista de Atenas, a church with a big heart and deep spirit that has become part of the Willowbrook family.  Partnering with this sweet congregation enriches the lives of those of us who travel there. Whether it’s a women’s conference, a youth trip, discipleship, encouraging ministry staff, or leadership training, opportunities to find your place and a deep connection to our family in Christ are waiting for you!

High School Trip: March 12-19, 2022 (Tentative Dates) Working with our church in Costa Rica to minister to kids via camps and students via different exciting events. We’ll also be canvasing the neighborhoods near the church to promote all that God is doing there and in the community.

missions@willowbrook.org

Japan

In 2022, as the country opens back up, we are excited to be again partnering with our Willowbrook missionary members Mark and Mie Busby in a new area of Japan.  Mark and Mie have been transferred to Osaka, Japan.  As the country opens back up, Pastor John will be leading a vision trip to visit Osaka and the Busby’s to familiarize Willowbrook missions with the ministry needs in their area.  We continue to partner with Praise Church in Tokyo.  We will be leading a trip between the Busby’s in Osaka and Praise Church in Tokyo.  Please pray for the people of Japan and our missionaries serving this beautiful country and their people.  Plans are also in progress for a 2022 Student Mission trip to Japan.

missions@willowbrook.org

Kenya

Information coming soon.

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peru

1 in 12 children under the age of 15 in the Loreto region of Peru are orphaned or in foster care. As of 2014, 42% of the population lived in poverty, 45% of households did not have running water, and 25% of children under the age of 5 were malnourished.  Not Forgotten is on a mission to help abandoned, abused, and neglected children understand and believe that they are not forgotten – not by us and not by God. Not Forgotten seeks to advocate for and rehabilitate children from Iquitos, Peru who are affected by the helplessness and hopelessness of their condition. Not Forgotten invites you to join us in  spreading the hope of Jesus Christ to these children, that they might find true life in Him and grow up to become agents of change in their communities.

missions@willowbrook.org

South Africa

In 2019, we began a new partnership with Pastor Willy and MBC church in Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city. We will be
working in the Soweto Township.  Our team will focus on prison ministry, street juveniles, and camps with MBC church. Trip cost is to be determined.

missions@willowbrook.org

Tanzania

Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas, including the plains of Serengeti National Park. Bordering the Serengeti area is Tarime.  Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world.  Tarime is a town in northwestern Tanzania. Willowbrook is planning a trip to Tarime in late June 2022.  Participants will have many opportunities, including door-to-door evangelism, VBS for kids, Women’s and Men’s Conferences, and helping to encourage new neighboring churches, all working with a local church. Estimated cost: $2800.

missions@willowbrook.org

INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS

In 2023, Willowbrook members will have many opportunities to carry God’s light and love all around the world. Last year, we continued our journey as a church family to fulfill the Great Commission. Although travel was restricted, we continued to support our international partners. Next year, we will extend that journey with a wide range of mission trips. Our Global Impact Missions Strategy at Willowbrook Baptist Church is to reach Huntsville, America and the world for Jesus Christ. God is constantly looking for laborers to go into the fields. Are you open to being one of God’s laborers?

Click on the “+” to learn more about each ministry.

 

BRAZIL: FOOTPRINTS ABROAD

Willowbrook has partnered with Footprints Abroad Ministries since 2005. Together we have planted two churches in the cities of Hortolândia and Cândido Mota. We will work in a new predominantly Catholic area with a small evangelical presence.

The teams will be working with local pastors and missionaries in the areas of evangelism, encouragement to new believers, special outreach events and discipleship. Aware of the challenges, we adopted the tract “Steps to Peace with God” by Billy Graham. We believe is the most effective method used in our culture so far. It’s a four-step presentation that covers most of the critical points addressing their current beliefs. It´s presented in a very logical and interactive way with several illustrations to help the people understand the Gospel message.

missions@willowbrook.org

CENTRAL ASIA

Lying within the 10/40 Window of Unreached People Groups, Central Asia is one of the darkest areas of the world. But Willowbrook has seen the Lord at work here in a mighty way.

Travel with us to the Second Holy Land, to where the Apostles Paul and Peter walked, and the land of some of the earliest Christian Churches. We enjoy fellowshipping and encouraging our workers and local national believers here. Before any work is done and before there is a harvest, prayer must take place. We cover new areas and old in prayer and spend many hours over tea in conversation with those the Lord puts in our path.

“For the revelation awaits an appointed time; It speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it. It will certainly come and will not delay.” Habakkuk 2:3

missions@willowbrook.org

COSTA RICA

Sitting in the mountains of Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica, you’ll find Templo Baptista de Atenas, a small church with a big heart and deep spirit. Visiting and serving with these sweet people brings so much joy, and can challenge anyone to a more authentic faith.

Partnering with this sweet congregation enriches the lives of those of us who travel there. Whether it’s a women’s conference, a youth trip, discipleship, encouraging ministry staff, or leadership training, opportunities to find your place and a deep connection to our family in Christ are waiting for you!

missions@willowbrook.org

JAPAN

Osaka is a large port city and commercial center on the island of Honshu with a population of 2.691 million. Kyoto is the cultural capital of Japan is a major tourist destination with a population of 1.475. 

Willowbrook has been partnering with churches in Tokyo for well over 15 years and will continue to do so with our youth and young adults.   Willowbrook will now also be working in the Osaka area with Mark and Mie Busby who have since moved from Tokyo to Osaka.  In Kyoto, Willowbrook will be working with the local school system. Please join our youth and adult trips and help us take Jesus to a people and a culture unaware of the gospel.

missions@willowbrook.org

KENYA

Kenya is an East African country that borders the Indian Ocean. It is famous as for its diverse wildlife, including the “big five” – lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalo. Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is a large, urban city in the highlands of south-central Kenya . 

In Nairobi, we are working with Amani, an organization that helps single mothers learn a trade (sewing)  and then take those skills back to their villages. 

We will also spend time ministering to local missionaries and helping in 2 orphanages. 

missions@willowbrook.org

PERU

1 in 12 children under the age of 15 in the Loreto region of Peru are orphaned or in foster care. As of 2014, 42% of the population lived in poverty, 45% of households did not have running water, and 25% of children under the age of 5 were malnourished.

Not Forgotten is on a mission to help abandoned, abused, and neglected children understand and believe that they are not forgotten – not by us and not by God. Not Forgotten seeks to advocate for and rehabilitate children from Iquitos, Peru who are affected by the helplessness and hopelessness of their condition. Not Forgotten invites you to join us in spreading the hope of Jesus Christ to these children, that they might find true life in Him and grow up to become agents of change in their communities.

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SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa is the southernmost country in Africa. It has 11 official languages. In 2019, we began a new partnership with Pastor Willy Dengler and Mayfair Baptist Church church in Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city. We plan to work in the Soweto Township.

Our team will focus on prison ministry, street juveniles, and camps with MBC church. Trip cost is to be determined.

 

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TANZANIA

Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas, including the plains of Serengeti National Park. Bordering the Serengeti area is Tarime, in northwestern Tanzania. Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world. Willowbrook is working with Pastor Petro Andrew of Tarime Baptist Church.

Willowbrook is planning a trip to Tarime, Tanzania for summer 2023. There are many opportunities to serve the local church on this trip, including door-to-do evangelism, VBS for kids, and encouraging new neighboring church. Additional opportunities may be considered depending on the size and skills of the team.  Estimated cost: $3000

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Western Asia

Each year, we spend a week visiting a country in Western Asia, engaging Muslims from Persia on holiday and sharing the gospel with them.  The trip is typically scheduled for the end of March or begining of April. The cost varies from $2200 – $3000, depending on location and flights.

 

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