Passionate about Serving Others
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 education, funding for building projects, 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 October - 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
Global Village Ministries' Team
After coming to Kenya and falling in love with it, Deborah has agreed to be
our grant writer/fundraiser adviser.
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.
Kamunge Ing'ang'i - Administrator in Kenya
Kamunge, a Certified Bronze Guide and driver, wears many hats in Kenya--negotiates paperwork
and appointments, mentors children, administers THE OLMALAIKA HOME.
Nicole Minnick - Secretary
In charge of GVM donations through the Warren, Michigan, church. Nicole has sent her daughter to
Kenya with us and has been on several mission trips to other countries.
Greg Powers - Treasurer
Greg is a software developer with a large corporation in Ohio who has a
passion for missions and young people.
Karla Wolf - Chair
A physical therapist and wife of a dentist, Karla has directed children's programs
connected with our clinics in Kenya.
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.
Ray Mayor - MD
Ray is a retired OB/GYN in the US who has given so much of his life to serving others. He has been on
numerous mission trips and has served on the Global Village Ministries "Board of Directors" for many years.
Phil Wolf - DDS
Phil has his practice in the US and has been with us to Kenya a couple
of times - bringing his family along on one of the trips. His wife is the chair of our board of directors.
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.
*A very special thank you to the Warren Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Michigan and
Sarova Hotels - Kenya for their encouragement and support for our projects in Kenya
Address: 37223 Highlite Drive, Sterling Heights, Michigan 48310 USA
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