Redeemer’s mission is to make Jesus’ invisible kingdom visible in Winter Haven, Polk County and the world. Below are our global partners and a brief description about their work. Check our Missions blog for updates from our global partners.
Team Elswick | Missionaries to Nicaragua
Tony and Amber Elswick are members of Redeemer that have been serving as missionaries in Nicaragua since the beginning of 2015. Their vision for Nicaragua is to see the birth of an indigenous, church planting movement that has the ability and vision to train its own pastors, plant their own churches and send out its own missionaries. In order to accomplish that vision, Tony is working with local pastors to provide theological education. You can stay up-to-date with the Elswick's work on their website.
The Brocks | Missionaries to France
Christopher Brock - a native of Winter Haven - and his wife Donnette have been missionaries in France since the beginning of 2015. Their plan is to move to Toulouse, France to serve as a church planter through our denomination’s foreign mission organization, Mission to the World. To follow their journey in France you can check out their blog.
The Lathrops | Missionaries to Nicaragua
Robbie and Murray currently live and serve in Managua, Nicaragua. They grew up in South Carolina, met and married in 1984. Robbie’s background in marketing, construction, and engineering has allowed him to use skills on the mission field to meet many needs. Robbie and Murray’s efforts in mercy ministry are designed to lay the groundwork for a team whose goal will be to plant churches in Nicaragua. Their mission is to "Sharing God's grace through teaching, training, community development and mercy ministries." You can follow their work here.
JENGA Community Development in Uganda
Led by Robby Keen, JENGA focuses on providing the essentials of life such as water, sanitation, health and education to the most needy communities and targets women, children and orphans. JENGA also aims to witness to the truth about Jesus Christ in a culturally sensitive manner. For more information about the work of JENGA take a look at their website.