Gateway supports a variety of missionaries and mission efforts, both domestic and international. Gateway also regularly does special projects with local organizations such as Western Fairfax Christian Ministries, Dulles South Food Pantry, Mobile Hope, parent liaisons with local schools, and other local and regional organizations. We encourage you to get involved and pray for our missions efforts.
If you or your organization is interested in becoming a Gateway missions partner, please fill out a missions partner interest form.
The Cercadillo Project - Ina York
The Cercadillo Project is a non-profit ministry that seeks to meet basic needs in the village of Cercadillo, Dominican Republic while sharing the love of Jesus. Their vision is that Cercadillo will become a community with a thriving evangelical church, a first-class school, an improved quality of life, and expanding opportunities for generating income. The Cercadillo Project partners with individuals, youth groups, churches, and other organizations who would like to participate in this exciting, life-changing work.
Every Orphan's Hope - Gary Schneider
A missionary to orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia since 2002, Gary Schneider is the founder and CEO of Every Orphan's Hope. Every Orphan's Hope rescues, raises, and restores hope to orphans in Zambia from birth to young adulthood, because a child’s past should not dictate his or her future.
Glenn & Christine Pruitt - Wycliffe Bible Translators
Wycliffe’s vision is to see the Bible accessible to all people in the language they understand best. As the Product Owner for Paratext, Glenn directs the design and development of a computer software application that is used by teams of translators around the world to draft their Bible translations in any and every language and writing system. About 2,000 translation teams from many different Bible translation agencies use Paratext to produce new translations of the Bible for minority language communities around the world. As a result, hundreds of millions of people will have access to the Word of God for the first time in the language they know best. Learn more about their work here.
Krysta Buchanan - Cru at Radford University
Krysta was involved in Campus Crusade for Christ as a student at Radford, and it quickly became an important part of her life. After graduation, she joined the staff and ended up back at Radford where she has served as Team Leader for the ministry for the last three years. Her husband Neal is the Worship and Media Director at Valley Bible Church, and they love seeing the difference that Jesus makes in the lives of college students. Learn more about Krysta's ministry here.
Hope Force International - Jack & Cherie Minton
Jack and Cherie Minton founded Hope Force International in 2003 based on nearly 25 years of executive leadership experience with international aid. This included work in more than 50 nations with officials at all levels of government, numerous partner agencies, churches, and companies. This created a vision to provide a way for the Christian community to dedicate themselves to crisis relief. Hope Force is dedicated to providing a clear pathway for Christians to become leading responders to the plight of global suffering. While it may seem impossible to account for the "why" of global disasters, we can define our response. Look at Jesus' parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10: "But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn, and cared for him."
Hope Force offers an online training program to become a disaster relief responder to help those in need during traumatic times. Click here to learn more about the online training program.
Greg & Stephanie Mitchell – Cru
Greg and Stephanie Mitchell are on staff with the graduate ministry of Cru at the University of Pennsylvania. Their job is to create movements on campuses in the city where students can learn about Jesus, grow in their relationship with Him, develop into individuals passionate about Jesus, and then be sent out as faithful followers of Jesus post-graduation. They focus highly on evangelism and discipleship. Learn more about Greg & Stephanie's ministry here.
Jesse Rudy - Redeem International
Redeem International's mission is to protect widows and orphans from violent abuse and exploitation. Leveraging the love of God's people and the authority of local law enforcement, Redeem serves as a kinsman-redeemer to some of the world's most vulnerable widows and orphans.
In rural Uganda, land is life. A widow's land is her family's primary source of food, shelter, security, income, and social standing. Unfortunately, it is also a highly coveted asset that attracts the attention of violent men. Absent intervention, roughly one in three Ugandan widows and their families will be torn from their homes by violent criminals who want to take the land for themselves.
Committed to caring for widows and orphans in their distress, Redeem partners with local law enforcement authorities in casework that restores families to their homes, restrains violent criminals, and rehabilitates survivors. Through one case, we return a single family to their home. Through a critical mass of cases, we deter would-be criminals, creating a blanket of protection for all of the widows and orphans in the community so that they can live the life of hope and promise that their Father in Heaven intended them to live.
Brett Lesher - STAFF Fellowship
STAFF Fellowship (STAFFF) exists to unify school leaders around the teachings of Jesus through staff-led Bible studies within area learning communities. STAFFF is intentional to equip and support school leaders with resources to effectively lead colleagues in their awareness of Jesus’ love and purpose in their roles in education. STAFFF believes area schools are the most influential communities impacting families and students today, and are intentional to support school leaders within public, private, and home school cooperatives. Leaders who prioritize Christian fellowship have the most influence to transform school culture from that of fear and anxiety to truth and hope found in Jesus Christ.