2017 Impact Detroit Highlights
GLC 3 Strand Strong
Kingdom Embassy Church Plant
On Sunday, September 17, Joey Maldonado signed the Covenant Agreement for The Movement Church: An Evangelical Covenant Church in Nashville, Tennessee. They will begin preview services this fall. Joey and Johanna and members of their launch team signed their agreement at LifeChurch Southfield with Alan Tumpkin, GLC’s church plant director and the pastor of LifeChurch Southfield. We welcome the Maldonados and The Movement Church to the GLC! You can read more about the Maldonados here!
José (Jochy) and Tammi Hernandez are commissioned project missionaries of the ECC in the Dominican Republic in the city of Santiago. They and their son Arthur (currently 21 months), arrived in Grand Rapids, Michigan in August of 2016 for a year of home assignment. They decided to extend their home stay through the end of 2017 when they found out they were expecting a baby. On September 19th they welcomed their daughter Hope Eliana.
Saranac Community Church in western Michigan has been home base for the Hernandez family and they have also spent time at Thornapple Covenant Church in Grand Rapids. Their focus has been on raising support and they have visited churches throughout the GLC and also the East Coast Conference. Jochy was officially commissioned at...
Bobbie Jo Misch is a member of Fruitland Covenant Church in Whitehall, Michigan and the treasurer of the Women Ministries of the Great Lakes Conference. From August 29 through September 12, Bobbie Jo had the opportunity to travel to DR Congo on an ECC Women Ministries trip with Meagan Gillan (ECC Director of Women Ministries) and 4 other women from various conferences of the ECC. Bobbie Jo and her family were short-term missionaries in the DR Congo in the 80’s and she was more than eager to go back.
The team were guests of the Women Ministries of the Covenant Church in Congo (CEUM). During their time in the Congo the team visited Lycée Vanette (see more below), Camp Zulu and the Covenant Kids Congo program. The trip was about the US women learning...