We support a number of missionaries and mission organisations within Australia and around the world.
In 2003, Martyn and Ros Ritchard were released from pastoral ministry at Vision to establish a new Canberra-based ministry in the area of healing. They are the current directors of the Capital Healing Rooms, an independent Christian ministry offering compassionate prayer for those in need of healing in a loving and confidential environment.
Naomi is a nurse, midwife and missionary serving with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in Townsville, QLD and Papua New Guinea (PNG). YWAM is an international missionary organization. At YWAM in Townsville, one of their main areas of ministry is operating a medical ship into remote areas of PNG. PNG has some of the poorest health statistics of the Pacific region and is Australia's closest international neighbour.
Naomi spends her time between the YWAM campus in Townsville and on board the Medical Ship in various provinces around PNG. Her role is to help organise and oversee the running of the various medical clinics operated from the media ship. It gets busy at times, but as a nurse and midwife, Naomi's heart comes alive when she is able to be the practical hands and feet of Jesus to those in need.
Headed by Suzanne Pillans, a healing evangelist, Step Out In Faith Ministries aims to reach every village in every region of every country through ‘bicycle evangelists’ and the establishment of Bible School Centres.
Steve and Ros Lazar were released from Vision in 1999 to become the directors of the Zimpeto Children’s Centre, an Iris Ministries base in Zimpeto, Maputo. The Zimpeto Children's Centre, located on the northern outskirts of the Mozambique's capital city, Maputo, is home to 300 children, 35 missionaries and 150 full and part-time staff. This Iris Ministries base was the first established in Mozambique by Rolland and Heidi Baker in 1995, and serves not only the needs of the resident children, but also the poorest of the poor from the surrounding areas.
Raelene and Dominik Fechner have lived in Chang Mai, Thailand for 14 years. In September 2009, they officially started a new ministry called Bridgeworks. Bridgeworks facilitates the networking of locally directed children’s homes ministries. Bridgeworks’ mission is to bridge the gaps to overcome obstacles that hinder high-risk orphans and abandoned children and youth from leading productive, fulfilling, and purposeful lives.
Dinki Cupcakes is an affiliate of Bridgeworks, supporting young women from high-risk backgrounds in developing skills. Dinki Cupcakes supplies freshly baked, everyday and specialty cupcakes to businesses in and around Chiang Mai.
Montree's Home, Thailand
Montree and his wife, Suppa, have established a home for young boys in Chiang Dao, which is about two hours travel from Chiang Mai. Currently, there are 11 in the home. Montree also conducts meetings in the surrounding hill country, preaching and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ amongst different hill tribes, especially the Lahu people. Vision’s contact with this new work has emerged through our association with Dominik and Raelene Fechner.
David, Janenne and Rachel Hay serve at Lily of the Valley and iKhethelo Children’s Village in South Africa.
Together as a family they serve by helping children who have lost their families due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, which has had such a devastating effect in South Africa. Lily of the Valley is a children’s village that cares for approximately 120 children, infants through 19 years of age, who have been infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. Their mission is to love and care for these children with the love of Christ.