Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Short Term

During my GI missions training sessions with our teams, I typically start with one concept that provides the framework for our trips:  short-term strengthens the long-term.  Our friends, family, and contacts on the ground in the foreign mission field that are there for the long term have a vision from God.  They have a plan for reaching their nation for Christ, but they cannot do it alone.  As Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 12:14, “the body is not one member, but many.”

I believe that when we as Christians realize that we truly are on the same team, only then do we not worry about anyone getting the glory except Jesus.  How do we see His Kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven?  If Heaven is populated by every nation, tribe and tongue, then we must mirror that here on earth—we work together in unity, by the power of the Holy Spirit to see transformation in the lives of people.

It is exciting to watch a mission team arrive in one of our countries where we work, and begin to minister.  They bring energy, joy, and encouragement to the men and women (and their families) that live there long-term.  You can almost see the weariness of a lifetime of ministry begin to fade on the faces of our contacts as they watch a group of people embrace their vision and serve alongside them.

All of life’s problems cannot be solved in a week, or two, or even a month—especially in the areas we work around the world where the living circumstances are dire for those we are ministering to.  However, when GI teams continually show up year after year, and we serve in a godly partnership with those who are serving long-term, we see results.  The lost are reached.  The hungry are fed. The sick are prayed for, receive medical treatment, and recover.

Pray for Global Infusion.  Pray for our staff, volunteers, interns, missionaries stationed overseas and our teams.  Each year we grow and we are sending more laborers out into the harvest field.  Your prayers and financial support allows us to reach those who need Jesus.

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Monday, August 31, 2015


After a powerful summer of sending mission teams and missionaries around the world to preach the Gospel, I am excited to announce that Global Infusion is about to send a bus to Ghana, West Africa.

Why a bus?  Because the only way children who live in the villages where our Ghanaian Pastor (Daniel) ministers  can go to school, is if someone picks them up.  They cannot afford to travel to the cities, and most villages do not have a school.

If we can get the children to school, they will:
1) Receive an education, which greatly lowers their risk of living in poverty
2) Hear about Jesus
3) Live a healthier life (there is more access to water and food in the city & school)

Thankfully, Pastor Daniel and his wife, Elizabeth, have started a school in their church—they also have planted churches in more than a dozen villages.  He already has the school, the teachers and the relationship with the families in the villages. 

All he needs now, is a school bus.

Well, we have one!  Now, Global Infusion just needs to ship it to him. 

The total cost to get this bus to Africa will be $8,500.

Prayerfully consider donating toward our bus.  I will be leading a Global Infusion mission team to Ghana in October, and we want to see our bus on African soil when we arrive!  #bus2africa

Select "GHANA: #bus2africa" under "Designate my donation"

Friday, July 31, 2015

Building the Wall

I often find in 1st-world countries that we have a tendency to strive for self-sufficiency.  We say we rely on God, but we also rely on lawyers for legal needs, doctors and hospitals for physical needs, banks for loans, financial planners for retirement, psychiatrists and psychologists for mental or emotional needs, and government services for everything else.  Of course none of these people, professions or institutions are inherently bad, but they collectively provide a solid insulation for us against anything that could harm us our impede our own personal wants and desires. 

This is not the case for the majority of the world.  Who do you turn to when there is no doctor or hospital, no lawyer to defend you, you make $1-$2 per day, and you live under a corrupt government that does absolutely nothing for you?

GI team in Guatemala this month giving food to families who earn $2/day picking coffee

In the Old Testament, when Nehemiah was overseeing the rebuilding of the wall around Jerusalem, he and his workers faced an onslaught of ridicule, sabotage and even physical attacks.  They were outnumbered in the natural, but Nehemiah reminded them, “The work is great and extensive, and we are separated far from one another on the wall.  Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us.” (Nehemiah 4:19-20)

50+ families fed a 1-month supply of food by GI team this month

Our God will fight for us.  What a challenging thought!  Realizing that there is no possible way to overcome the circumstances you are in, so you declare and believe that God is your only hope.  This is the way our Global Infusion contacts around the world live.  They don’t have unlimited resources or access to help—they place all their trust in God, and encourage everyone else to do the same.  When the wall was finally finished, Nehemiah said, “all the nations around us saw these things, that they were very disheartened in their own eyes; for they perceived that this work was done by our God.” (Nehemiah 6:16)

Global Infusion has the task of reaching the unreached, ministering to the poorest of the poor, and our challenge is formidable, but God will fight for us.  Prayerfully consider supporting us as we go into all the world to reach the lost and the poor.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Heart of a Pastor

Global Infusion relief team in Nepal after the Earthquake

It doesn’t take long for the world to forget major events.  Only a few weeks ago, all eyes were focused on the tiny country of Nepal after a devastating earthquake took the lives of almost 9,000 people.  Now, it hasn’t been on the news in days, and the fundraising requests to help the relief and recovery on social media have disappeared.
GI Team distributing food to Earthquake victims

Global Infusion had a team there post-earthquake, and the Team Leader volunteered to stay the entire summer.  We sent funds so that the team could distribute hundreds of pounds of food, as well as bedding and mosquito netting for those who survived the earthquake, but have no home.  We also have plans to send more teams this year and next. 

While relief work is needed, and appreciated, what is needed the most is a Pastor.  Someone who will love the people beyond handing out food.  Someone who cares for their eternal soul.  Someone who’s heart is broken because the people are worshipping false gods.  Someone who will dedicate their life to reaching the lost and care for their families.

Pictured: Bishwa (GI Contact) facilitating food distribution

Meet Bishwa.  Our Nepal contact.  He and his wife, Ramila, are both highly educated, yet have made the decision to reach, love, and care for the people of Nepal.  They are determined to see the people turn from their delusional worship of Buddha and the gods of Hinduism, and worship the One, true God.  Immediately following the earthquake, they did not run from harm’s way, rather, they ran into it—locating survivors and doing everything they could to help.  But while the world will forget the people of Nepal, Bishwa and Ramila will not.  Why?  Because they have the heart of a Pastor.  Pastoring doesn’t require a building, or preaching once a week on a Sunday morning.  Pastoring means loving people because God loves them.  It means reaching out to them in spite of their unbelief.  It means long after the relief workers leave, the long, arduous task of rebuilding begins, and you are right in the center of it.  Not only rebuilding communities, but rebuilding lives by leading them to Jesus Christ. 

These are the type of men and women with whom Global Infusion works with year after year.  Pray for them.  Pray for Nepal.  Support Global Infusion.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


In less than 2 minutes almost 10,000 people lost their lives.  Many of you have heard and seen the news on the earthquakes in Nepal.  Saturday, April 25 started out like any other day for the people in Nepal, but thousands were about to face eternity.

Whenever I hear of major tragedies and disasters like this, I ask myself whose population just increased by 10,000?  Heaven or hell?   Our contact and close friend in Nepal says that close to 97% of his country is either Hindu or Buddhist, so I think I know the answer to my own question.

Then I think, what if we had sent more missionaries and teams into this tiny country?  What if more people said “yes” to the call of missions?  What if the indigenous Christians were fully resourced and covered in prayer?  Would 97% of those who died be in hell right now?

In Luke 21:8-11, Jesus says “8 Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them. 9 When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.” 10 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

Jesus said these things would happen, but more importantly, He said do not be deceived.  Up until a few weeks ago, most of the country of Nepal was devoted to Satan, who masks himself as Hindu and Buddhist gods.  Let’s pray and work together to reach this country for Jesus, so the people are no longer deceived.

Global Infusion currently has a relief team in Nepal, and we have plans to send more teams this year and next.  If you would like to support the relief effort in Nepal, we will make sure that 100% of your donation goes directly to the mission field.  This also opens up the doors of ministry for our contact, his ministry team, and GI teams.

 Under "Designate my Donation" select 
"NEPAL: Earthquake Relief"

Friday, April 24, 2015


Global Infusion:  TEAM NEPAL 2015

One of the greatest feelings in the world is to find something you have lost that was either valuable monetarily, or valuable in personal significance.  We have just celebrated Easter, and most of us have thought more about the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus more than other times of the year.
Could you imagine being one of the women who went to visit the tomb, only to find out that the person you lost to death was not there, but had risen from the dead?   

But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”  Matthew 28:5-6 (NKJV)

Global Infusion:  TEAM MIDDLE EAST 2015

Last month, Global Infusion had 4 different mission teams out bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to some of the most remote and unreached places on the planet.  From the mountains of the Himalayas, to deep in the Middle East, to some of the most destitute areas of Central America, our teams reached the unreached.  I am always amazed to watch the reactions of people who hear about Jesus for the first time.  It is like they have found what they have been searching for their entire life.  When they accept Him as their Lord and Savior, you can literally see their countenance change.

Global Infusion:  TEAM GUATEMALA 2015

The gods I have seen people worship around the world are men who have lived, but died.  They are fictitious characters that were dreamed up (or seen in a nightmare).  They are ideas that have been passed from generation to generation, yet they are false.  However, when the name of Jesus is mentioned, the spiritual atmosphere changes.  It is Jesus, and Jesus alone that will save them.  And the irony of people “finding” Jesus, is that that they are the ones that are lost, not He.   We do not need to visit an empty tomb, because He is risen.  Instead, we must go and tell the world that the sick can be made well, the blind can see, and lost can be found.

Jonathan Haward, President
Global Infusion 

Global Infusion:  TEAM NICARAGUA 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Believe and Be Baptized (100th post)

Imagine living in a village on the side of a mountain—specifically, in the Himalayas.  Every day you open your door, you can see virtually the entire village, and they can see you.  People live a simple lifestyle.  To be there, is like being in an IMAX movie, as you are surrounded by majestic mountains.  Everything seems perfect to an outsider, except for one thing—you are the only Christian, and you are surrounded by hundreds of people who are not.

Today is a special day, because you will be baptized by a Christian Pastor who is traveling to your village.  Why is that important?  Because until you go down to the river where the entire village can see you get baptized, they still think you are a Buddhist, or a Hindu.  The moment you are baptized, they will all see, and know, that you have denounced the local religion, and become a Christian—and then your life will change.

In Mark 16:16, Jesus says, “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.”  Baptism is not required for entry into Heaven, but in most cultures, it marks a turning point in life.  Many believers around the world are not baptized in the safety of the four walls of a church.  They do it outside, where everyone can see them—and usually, those people will make their life more difficult because of that decision.

Global Infusion Team Nepal (Annapurna Base Camp, 14K feet)

The Global Infusion medical mission team I just led to Nepal trekked 60 miles through the Himalayan mountains.  We treated over 375 patients in multiple villages—with the exception of a handful of believers along the way, these villages are 100% Buddhist or Hindu.  We shared the Gospel, we prayed for hundreds, we fed an entire village and our contact and his Pastor assigned to that region now have more influence.  Believing and being baptized, as Jesus commanded, is not an easy or flippant decision in areas of the world like this.  It could mean a person’s life—both the difficulty of having your entire village against you, or worse. 

Pray for the people of Nepal.  That the unreached will be reached, and the believers will be protected.

Jonathan Haward, President
Global Infusion

Watch this video from the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal: