“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realised that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”
Each of us – the Interserve worker, the supporter at home – is an ordinary Christian being obedient to what God has asked us to do. God is the one who makes it extraordinary.
Read their stories
A couple in Central Asia, changing the landscape for children with disabilities
Greg and Marian* are retired medical doctors. They work in medical education alongside existing agencies to develop services for children with disabilities, to improve preventative health care, and in other key areas of medical need. They also assist a locally-led NGO in developing professional capacity so that they can effectively promote change in their community. (Tax-deductible)
A family of five in West Asia, ministering to refugees alongside the local church
Rob* is involved in business and Melanie* teaches at a local school in West Asia. By working ordinary jobs they can bear daily witness to the hope they have. They are also actively involved with their local church in its ministry to the thousands of refugees from Syria and Iraq who have made a temporary home in their city. (Not tax-deductible)
A family of four, developing family-based care for Cambodian children
Chris and Stacie work with Cambodian-led NGO Children in Families (CiF), developing foster and family-based care for Cambodian children. Chris trains local social workers and is partnering with other organisations to develop a cross-agency child welfare case management system. Stacie’s role is in donor communication and advocacy, and she is also involved in member care and admin for the Cambodian Interserve team. (Tax-deductible)
A teacher enabling mission families in Nepal
Around 70 ’third culture kids’ (children of cross-cultural workers) go to school at Kathmandu International Study Centre (KISC), together with local and international classmates. These are the ingredients for their shared midday meal.
KISC and the Interserve Partners who teach there make it possible for numerous mission families to serve the people of Nepal.
A family of five creating employment in South East Asia
Dan and Kristen’s* work helps create employment for over 10 people and provides on-the-job training in business management, IT and English teaching. By coming alongside local friends, they are able to mentor, demonstrate integrity, and share their faith in the context of real life.
*Names have been changed
Interserve is a community of ordinary Christians putting faith into action. We live and work among the most marginalised peoples of the Arab world, Asia and Australia.
Motivated by Christ’s heart of compassion, and in partnership with His church, we share our skills and experience to change tomorrow by what we do today.