Passionate about Serving Others
After coming to Kenya and falling in love with it, we asked Deborah to oversee Development and Marketing for THE OLMALAIKA HOME.
Andrew Baildam - MD
Andrew is a surgeon with a heart of gold. He actually worked for several years in Tanzania at the Heri Mission Hospital and he is married to Eileen.
Eileen Baildam - MD
Eileen is a Pediatrician in the UK, her parents were missionaries in East Africa years ago and so Kenya and Tanzania feel like home to her. She has a tender heart and a wealth of knowledge.
Rick Beckermeyer - DDS
Rick is a dentist in the US and does 2-3 missions trips each year in various parts of the world. He loves doing restorative work and is a huge blessing to so many.
Janet Engle - MD
Janet is a Pediatrician in the US and has one of the most gentle and caring people in the world. She goes out of her way to make a difference.
Gordon Guild - DO
Gordon is a physician in the US who has come on many trips to Kenya with us. He is known for his patience, big heart and willingness to help in anyway he can.
Shalom Ndiku - Lawyer
Shalom was born and raised in Kenya. (He is a awesome soccer player) He went to University in South Africa and now is an Environmental Lawyer in Nairobi, Kenya.
Peter Yesudian - DDS/Oral Surgeon
Peter has his practice in the UK and joins us on at least one trip each year to Kenya. He is been a huge blessing to Global Village Ministries in so very many ways.
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Global Village Ministries Home
WHO WE ARE
Global Village Ministries (GVM) is a Christian non-profit 501(c)(3) organization registered in the United States that provides medical and dental care in Kenya, plus long term projects that include educational opportunities and THE OLMALAIKA HOME - which is a home for young Maasai girls at high risk of genital mutilation and early childhood marriage.
We provide three mission trips each year in March, July and Oct/Nov- to Kenya, giving free care to those with insufficient access to health, dental and spiritual care. The focus on the medical/dental trips is not on how many patients are treated or the number of teeth extracted/restored, but instead on building relationships and reflecting our Maker. Each trip is unique and gives you the opportunity to understand the culture, see the countryside, make new friends, and enjoy the amazing wildlife.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe in the Bible as the guide of our faith and as the Word of God to all. It reveals to us God’s love and plan for our lives. All we hold to be true in matters of faith can be found in it.
We strive to show God's love to all and welcome people of any faith to join us. Jesus engaged in work that was for the benefit of mankind – spiritually, mentally, and physically. He alone makes men and women whole. We want to model our lives after Jesus in character and action.
God has blessed each person with gifts and talents that can used to make a difference. Together we can change the world!
"If everyone gives a thread, that poor man will
have a shirt" - unknown
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kim DeWitt - President
Kim was raised in Kenya and has spent 18+ years of her life there. She is responsible for the mission trips, the sponsorship program, and is passionate about the people of Kenya and ending female genital mutilation/early childhood marriage.
Stephanie DeWitt - Vice President/Secretary
Stephanie is Kim's daughter and spent 6 of her childhood in Kenya. She has always considered it to be her home. She loves to travel and spent a couple of years in Austria. She has a big heart for the people of Kenya and desires to make a difference for those who are less fortunate.
Andrew Heney - Chair
Andy has a heart made for Kenya. He has been with us on a couple of mission trips, has limitlessenergy and is passionate about making a difference. He is a motivational speaker and also a sales representative.
Kamunge Ing'ang'i - Administrator in Kenya
Kamunge, a Certified Bronze Guide and driver, wears many hats in Kenya - paperwork, appointments, mentors children, and administers THE OLMALAIKA HOME.
Greg Powers - Treasurer
Greg is an applications engineer with a corporation in Michigan who has a passion for missions and young people.
Global Village Ministries' Team
*A very special thank you to the Warren Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Michigan, the Calvary Chapel in the Vail Valley, Colorado plus Sarova Hotels & Sunworld Safaris (Mara Bush Camp/Little Mara Bush Camp) in Kenya for their encouragement and support of our projects.