For the month of October our focus will be on Missions and the part that we all have in spreading the Gospel, All For Jesus! Join us each Sunday and for a few special events this October as we celebrate.

Sarah Malcolm

October 3, 2021

Sarah will also be sharing at our Women’s Missions Tea!

Sarah has been a minister with Chi Alpha (XA) for 20 years both stateside & abroad. Currently she and her husband, Rob, direct the Chi Alpha ministry at Yale, a ministry they pioneered 8 years ago. Sarah was a student in XA at Missouri State University while getting a B.A. in Religious Studies. She then attended AGTS before heading overseas with AGWM to pioneer a Chi Alpha ministry at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Sarah met her husband while in Scotland and they have two kids, Cameron & Lily.

Mary Speta (Amirah, Inc.)

October 10, 2021

Mary Speta is a researcher, educator, speaker, and advocate in the movement to end commercial sexual exploitation. She serves as Chief Impact Officer for Amirah, overseeing the organization’s public education, policy, and fundraising efforts. In her role, Mary trains service providers, law enforcement professionals, organizations, and communities, not only to equip them to respond wisely and ethically in helping victims, but also to change systems that enable exploitation. Mary utilizes her own lived experience of commercial sexual exploitation as well as her research on domestic sex trafficking to break down myths and inform policy advocacy efforts. Additionally, she leads Amirah’s advancement strategies as the organization grows its service capacity. She serves on multiple legislative advisory committees throughout New England as an anti-trafficking policy adviser and consultant. Mary is currently pursuing a doctorate in law and policy at Northeastern University, where her research focuses on expanding access to effective, survivor approved exit and aftercare approaches. She also holds a master’s degree in administrative sciences from Boston University and completed her undergraduate studies at Gordon College.

Amirah is a New England based nonprofit with a mission to provide refuge for those seeking to break free from exploitation and heal in community on their journey toward lasting hope. They do this work through a three-pronged approach. First, by providing safe homes for those that want to break free from sexual exploitation, mobilizing the greater community to create opportunities for healing, restoration and reintegration. The Amirah program uses individualized approaches to address the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and vocational needs of each survivor in their care and allow for survivors to engage with their community in a mutually meaningful manner.

Second, Amirah offers services in the community to women currently being exploited or at risk for exploitation with the goal of providing the resources they need to exit exploitation and find healing in independence. The Outreach Program facilitates survivor-led groups in various community locations helping victims to identify the exploitation in their lives and begin journeys of liberation, and clinical services are offered in their Community Resource Center at no cost to the women served. Third, Amirah offers consulting and training services throughout New England in the hopes that the victims served by those they train will receive trauma-informed, wholistic care.

C.S. Robinson

October 17, 2021

Faith Robinson will also be sharing at our Women’s Missions Tea!

C.S. and his wife Faith have had the privilege of serving with Chi Alpha in Texas for a number of years, and have had the honor of discipling men and women to know Jesus and make him known. They have recently moved to Boston with the vision of serving Jesus among students in the city. C.S. and Faith have been married nearly 13 years and have 3 little girls!

Michael Brown

October 24, 2021

Michael will also be sharing at our Men’s Missions Breakfast!

Mike & Polly serve as missionaries to Bolivia, with a desire to reach those often outcast and marginalized with the gospel of Jesus Christ! What does that look like in real terms?

  • For the at-risk children, youth, and their families in impoverished communities, it looks like ministry through ChildHope. Through this ministry, Mike & Polly have opportunities to help see kids receive education, food, and other necessities. Most importantly, however, the ministry gives opportunities to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which alone brings true transformation.
  • For the Deaf in Bolivia, it looks like ministry to the Deaf by presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the heart language of so many who have yet to hear the Good News, not because they cannot hear but because so few have taken the time to present the Good News to them in their heart language of Bolivian Sign Language.

Other ministries include evangelism, compassion ministry, and preaching & teaching.

Mike is ordained and Polly is licensed as Assemblies of God ministers. Prior to serving as Missionaries to Bolivia, Mike & Polly served as Missionary Associates to Costa Rica, and before that, youth and children’s pastors in Massachusetts. Mike & Polly have a 10 year-old daughter Genevieve, a 7 year-old son Jonah, and a baby girl on the way.

Make sure to join us for some special events this Missions Month! Click the respective images below for more information.

Faith Promise is the primary way we support missionaries and the work they are doing around the world. Our Faith Promises are a commitment we make together to give above and beyond our tithes and offerings. Over these last few years, your faithfulness has helped us support more missionaries, and more endeavors to spread the gospel than we ever have before!