The Grimaldo’s have been Cypress partners for 20 years. They were Cypress’ first International Ministry Partner. Pastor David’s comprehensive ministry serves his community with evangelism, discipleship, and the promotion of healthy marriages and families.
Pastors Ricardo and Misleidy Bicet lead a vibrant church family outside of Havana, Cuba in the San Miguel del Padrón neighborhood. The church started meeting in their home and has recently moved to a larger building. This remodeled space also serves the community by running a daycare, hosting English classes and providing a safe place for the people of San Miguel. Casa Calvary Havana strives to serve and transform their community with the love of Jesus.
Pastors: Founded by the late Noé Malpartida; Noé’s wife Mercedes and son Willie now share pastoral roles – Kairos Ministries is a comprehensive church ministry in the city of Iquitos, Peru, the largest city on the Peruvian Amazon. The Malpartida’s visionary work includes a growing cell-church ministry with a focus on discipleship, apostolic initiatives, and educating children who cannot even afford the modest cost of public education. The two campuses of Colegio Kairos serve over 500 students and provide education from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Graduates are fully prepared to enter University training and many do. Kairos has partnered with Cypress since 2007.
Atila and Bea have devoted their lives to live on mission in the city of Ada; a Hungarian-speaking region in Serbia that is in dire need of the gospel.
The Dudoks lead an evangelical church where the biblical message is spoken clearly, understandably and is applicable in everyday life. Their vision is for everyone to be welcome, because God loves all people equally.
Pastor Thankachan’s ministry is “deep and wide.” Pastor T demonstrates that the gospel is revealed in both word and deed. In addition to his passion for teaching, training, and empowering pastors for evangelistic endeavors, he and his wife serve the orphans and street children in his city. Because he understands the value of financial independence, he encourages micro enterprise and much, much more.
Dr. Mitch Ryan and Earth Mission Asia work to see all people in remote Karen areas have access to high quality healthcare. Earth Mission seeks to provide technological and medical solutions that are efficient, culturally sensitive, practical and permanent.
FBR is a multi-ethnic humanitarian service movement that brings the love of Christ to people in the war zones of Burma. FBR provides relief and emergency health care to the Karen people in the wake of the brutal attacks intended to drive them from their villages and homelands.
Thai Christian Foundation (TCF) works to partner, support, and encourage dynamic organizations while being available to inspire, develop, and launch new creative avenues to share Gods love in tangible ways. Compelled by the Love of Jesus Christ, The Thai Christian Foundation, actively works to identify, strengthen, and equip individuals and organizations through support of Christian evangelism, education, leadership training, reconciliation and humanitarian service in Thailand and where God leads.
Pastors: Patrick and Gladys Mpande, Robson and Abigail Antonio – Pastor Robson Antonio is one of the lead pastors in the church network established by the apostolic ministry of Patrick Mpande, a native Zimbabwean who fled his home country as a political refugee in 2000. Pastor Antonio is spreading the Word of God in an environment, which includes 95% unemployment, an AIDS epidemic (15% of adults are HIV positive), water-shortages, and starvation. Cypress has partnered with Pastor Mpande and his church network since 1994. The Redcliff ministry includes a Christian school (K-12) and a fledgling bible school for preparing young leaders to reach Zimbabwe, Africa, and the world, for Christ.
The Ogenga’s oversee an extensive church network in Uganda and Kenya. Additionally, they oversee a school for impoverished children, an orphanage, and a bible college. They also provide oversight to the IChooseYou Ministry (below). Cypress is proud to have partnered with the Ogenga’s since 2005.
The village of Namatala, on the outskirts of Mbale, Uganda is made up of approximately 7,000 refugees of the Karamajong tribe from Northeast Uganda. IChooseYou works with Cypress Ministry Partners, Morris and Aida Ogenga to bring relief to the families of Namatala.
Lulwanda Children’s Home opened its doors on December 1, 2004, the first children’s home established by the Grace International Children’s Foundation (GICF). Lulwanda, an orphanage located in Uganda, East Africa, now houses and cares for 110 orphaned or abandoned children between the ages of 3 and 15.