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June 2013 Volume 1, Issue 1

Folkestads Prepare for Uganda

Special Points of Interest-2013 June 4th,Tuesday Mission Update Night at ECF Church Office, 7:00pm June 18th-24th Soccer Missions Team to Haiti July 14th-20th High School Mexico Mission Trip September 2013 Folkestads move to Uganda
By Mike Dennis

Uganda, Africa Over the years Edgewater has been connected with Pastor Daniel Kaggwa of Sign of the Dove Church in Kampala, Uganda. ECF has made several trips to Kampala in hopes to better equip the local Ugandan believers through the spreading of the Gospel. The Lord has opened doors for ECF Missions to work with orphans, womens ministry and pastor conferences. The short term mission teams have proved to be very effective, but the Holy Spirit is leading ECF to try something new that is long term! After visiting the region, Jason and Michelle Folkestad have felt called to make a more permanent presence on the mission field. Jason has been involved in mission work since 2007 with ECF. They have three children, Faith 10, Maci 7 and Noah 5. The Folkestads, who are currently living in Grants Pass and serving at ECF, will embed themselves into Kampala, Uganda in September of 2013. While in Uganda the Folkestads will be partnering with existing ministry projects. Jasons vision is to work with the men in the church body, equipping them through Gods Word and biblical studies - just as Jesus did with Peter and Andrew Matthew 4:18. Michelle has a heart for the women and their role as wives and mothers- Titus 2: 4-5. As the Folkestads are preparing for their departure, please pray that the Lord will equip them mightily. The harvest is plenty but the workers are few... Matthew 9:37-38. If you would like to support the Folkestad family financially, you can give a donation through Edgewater Christian Fellowship with a memo of Folkestad Uganda. For more information on the Folkestads and Uganda, please contact Mike Dennis at 541-660-1039.

Whats Inside: Soccer Missions Team to Haiti The Shepherds House-A New Womens Ministry Nairobi, Kenya Womens Ministry is "Believing God ECF has a new Facebook Page

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Soccer Missions Team Going To Haiti

In June ECF Missions will be sending a team of soccer players to Leogane, Haiti. The community of Leogane is still recovering from the effects of the 2010 earthquake. The goal for this soccer mission team is to be used as a tool of encouragement to the youth of Leogane. The team will be putting on soccer clinics, playing games against the local youth teams and using soccer to share The Gospel with others. The team will also visit The Sisters of Charity Clinic of terminally ill children. Please be praying for a safe trip, strong health, and the witness of Christ to shine. If you are interested in helping out this mission trip, please contact the ECF office.
(Back to Front-Left to Right): Lowell Anderson, Rick Williams Jared Rydell, Everett Isabell, Dustin Harrah, Casey Zottola, Ashton Leach, Zach Williams, Nate Allmand, Drew Vandelden, Kevin Luther, Christien Roach, Trenton Anderson, Brian Luther, Anne Anderson, Brynne Anderson, Cade Anderson, (Not Pictured )Micah Johnson, Terry Mathews & Glen Litwiller

Missions Follow-Up
Altamira, Brazil Clyde and Kelsie Bergquist continue to spread the Word of Jesus Christ to those who seem unreachable. The Bergquists have been involved for the past 9 years with Xingu Mission. Please visit the Bergquist s Blog at: India Billy Graham Paulose and Body of Christ Ministries is investing in thousands of people who have come to know Christ. Please visit the website for Body of Christ Ministries at summer our high school group will be blessed with the opportunity to serve the orphans as well as the staff at the mission base. We will pour out the love of Jesus and experience what is truly meant when Jesus says "surely it is better to give than to receive." Matthews Crew, Grants Pass, OR

Matthews Crew is to help men be set free from a past of self-destruction of addictions and crimes. We will come alongside a man who has the desire to change, and aid him in pursuit of Jesus through structure, discipline and time in the Word. Matthews Crew exists to introduce men to a personal relationship Mexico with Jesus Christ based on a Biblical Edgewater has traveled down to the Mission worldview. This will be the foundation of all at Carmen Serdan numerous times to serve in decisions made. The pursuit of Jesus is not a the care of handicapped orphans who live at job, but a life-altering passion. The purpose the orphanage. In addition, The Mission has of Matthews Crew is to introduce men to a life immersed in Jesus. hosted many School of Discipleship and Servanthood sessions over the years. This (Continue on Back Page)

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Believing God Continues in Nairobi, Kenya

By Casey Ivy There is a strong desire to minister to the children and single moms trapped in the to further help them in their spiritual growth slums of Nairobi. Our relationship with Pastor and also helping meet some of their Douglas at New Song Chapel has continued immediate needs. to grow since 2007. This, in part, is being accomplished by their Recently ECF had a team of women who Sewing Machine Ministry where women are visited Nairobi in October of 2012 to trained as seamstresses so they can go out disciple and train New Song Womens and acquire work while being disciples at the Ministry (NSWM) in Beth Moores Believing same time. The Lord has provided for this God Bible study. These women of ECF have ministry by furnishing sewing machines for continued an ongoing relationship with the New Song Chapel. We are blessed to be NSWM by Skype once a month. able to send teams to minister in the midst of ECFs focus is to continue to equip and enable darkness and despair in Nairobi. those women on their growth in their walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. ECF desires to continue coming alongside Pastor Douglas and New Song Chapel by sending small teams multiple times a year

The Shepherd's House- A New Womens Ministry

Our ECF missionaries have traveled the world caring for the lost and oppressed, bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to our supported international countries. ECF has sought to serve the needs in our community with organizations such as Matthews Crew for the men, The Warming Center for the homeless and Shepherds Heart for the homeless teens. Last summer we noticed we had overlooked a group, the women of our community. The Lord began to stir peoples hearts to care for these young women, single moms, and widows. ECF has a growing number of calls from the local high schools regarding 18 year old ladies who are about to graduate, yet having no family to care for them or guide them into adulthood. The Lord has given us a vision to take these ladies and lead them into a productive meaningful adulthood by providing a safe home. These ladies are receiving practical life skills taught by older women and couples within the Body of Christ. Knowing that apart from the Lord we can do nothing of lasting significance, we are teaching the Word of God and taking By Rikki Fletcher an active role in discipleship with these young women by doing life together. Our ultimate goal is to lead these young women by guiding them to fulfill the calling that God has on their lives. The Lord continues to open doors for this womens ministry by providing the Folkestads home to be used by these young women while they are on the mission field in Uganda. The Shepherds House has been prepared over the last months in several ways. The House Mom has moved in, a vegetable garden has been planted, and a chicken coop was built by Matthews Crew. These young women have many needs and our four-bedroom home will not meet them all. Please join us in prayer that the Lord will bring us the young women we can serve in The Shepherds House. If you are led to be involved in supporting The Shepherds House in any way, please contact Heidi Caldwell at 541-761-1940.

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Missions Follow-Up Continues...

5 Rock Ranch-Yamhill, OR Our mission is to Restore Faith, Hope and Love to the Fatherless and Floundering through Jesus Christ. Providing Refuge, Respite, Rescue, Retreat and Residency for those that desire a sacred place with a Biblical way to seek the Lord with all their heart. We provide immediate short term shelter while a follow up plan is established. To learn more about 5 Rock Ranch, please contact Casey Ivy (541)-660-5143 and/or visit their website:

ECF Missions Leadership

Leadership members are assigned a country specific to their passions. If you are interested in serving in any of these countries listed, please contact the representative of that country. James Dennis- India & South America (541)218-3393 Mike Dennis-Uganda, Africa (541)660-1039 Jason Fletcher Kenya, Africa (541)450-3238 Nikki Johnson Mission Updates & Media (541)659-1138 Glen Litwiller Missions Leadership Pastor (541)474-7172 Shawn Logue -Brazil (541)474-7172

Casey Ivy 5 Rock Ranch & Matthews Crew Terry Mathews -Haiti (541)660-5143 (541)218-4767

Edgewater Christian Fellowship Missions

101 Assembly Circle Grans Pass , OR 97526 Phone: 541-474-7172 Fax: 541-474-6026 Email:

ECF Mission Prayer Requests

The Shepherds House for the womens ministry Soccer team going to Haiti in June High school youth headed to Mexico Land opportunity for New Song Chapel in Kenya Folkestads as they prepare for Uganda

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Yes its true, ECF Missions has a Facebook page. We are so excited to introduce to our ECF family our Facebook page. You are invited to check out this new page of regularly updated information. Take the opportunity to peruse our local, national and international involvement in missions. We look forward to seeing you on ECF Missions Facebook. Thank you for all your support and prayers.

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