“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” — John Wesley
One of Jesus’ final imparting words included the following promise and premise: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8). For this reason, our vision to love, connect, and serve is fueled by a Spirit-empowered commitment to local and global partnerships.
“For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’ And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’”
— Matthew 25:35-36, 40 NLT
Queen Anne Helpline
A collaborative work offering financial aid and support services.
An inner-city ministry committed to reducing the impact of poverty and homelessness.
A safe space for women and children fleeing the pain of domestic violence and trafficking
REST (Real Escape from Sex Trade)
Offers freedom, hope and a holistic continuum of care for victims and survivors of sex trafficking, and those who are involved in the sex trade.
Set Free Ministries
Set Free is a flagship Free Methodist ministry providing education and bringing awareness to root causes of abuse and human trafficking. The ministry also implements social services to target and combat these often systemic problems.
Fostering Hope Seattle
One of the key ways FFMC fulfills its mission to love people, connect to Jesus, and serve the world is through our advocacy of and support for foster youth and foster families.
“No, this is the kind of fasting I want: / Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; / lighten the burden of those who work for you. / Let the oppressed go free, / and remove the chains that bind people. / Share your food with the hungry, / and give shelter to the homeless. / Give clothes to those who need them, / and do not hide from relatives / who need your help.”
— Isaiah 58:6-7 NLT
Hany & Joanne (Middle East)
Hany and Joanne work in church planting and leadership development with Impact Middle East (IME). In his role as Assistant Area Director for FMWM-Middle East and Field Director for IME Hany oversees a network of house churches throughout the Middle East. Hany and his wife, Joanne, minister to refugees at risk of being exploited into slave labor or sex trafficking. Their vision is to see refugees and displaced people restored to healing and wholeness through the outreach of the Noor Center. (Noor in Arabic means light)
Ricardo & Beth Gomez (Latin America)
This Free Methodist World Mission ministry directed by Rev. Dr. Ricardo Gomez reaches many people groups for Christ by planting churches and developing and empowering local leaders. Based out of Medellín, Colombia, he oversees the U.S. missionaries and national leaders in 17 countries as they implement the shared vision to participate with God in the restoration of Latin America by developing healthy leaders, multiplying committed disciples and empowering transformational churches. Beth serves alongside him in the areas of administration and communication.
Eric & Virginia Spangler (Asia)
As Free Methodist World Mission Asia Area director, Eric has three strategic priorities. He oversees the FMWM missionary team in Asia. He partners with national leaders to build support strategies that will help expand the church. And finally, he works to purposefully connect FMC-Asia with FMC-USA, building mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships. Pastor Eric and his wife, Virginia, have served the Free Methodist Church since 1990.
Kevin Austin (Global)
Kevin Austin is an Free Methodist missionary working domestically and globally through the Set Free Movement to end human trafficking. With roots in the 19th-century abolitionist movement, the Free Methodist Church is again championing the cause of holistic freedom. Now, as then, Free Methodists have a special passion for the poor and those vulnerable to injustice.
Tanya & Michael Mendakoff (Ukraine)
Michael and Tanya have served the orphans, disabled and elderly since 2003. They and their two children live among the people, transforming the lives of their community. Michael and Tanya serve with local Christians to spread the gospel and provide necessities to the needy in their community. Together with a team of Christians, they are working to disciple young Christians. Their goal is to plant a Free Methodist church in their city.
Sister Schools (Uganda)
Sister Schools provides Puget Sound students with a global experience in personal philanthropy. We teach compassion, service, and social responsibility by partnering students in donor schools with school children in Uganda. In a powerfully personal way, our students learn that no matter who they are, what they look like, or how wealthy they are, they have the ability to change someone’s life.
Dave and Donna Jacobsson
Mission Aviation Fellowship (Congo)
Dave and Donna Jacobsson are missionaries with Mission Aviation Fellowship assigned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 1988. Dave’s flights support the Congolese Church, Bible translation, Christian Hospitals, crisis aid as well as serving students, medical workers, businesspeople, and others who need safe passage over insecure areas. Donna supports Dave, provides hospitality for visitors, and coordinates the Orphan Baby Formula program through Nyankunde Hospital.
United World Mission (Global)
Suzanne Emery wears several hats as she ministers to both missionaries abroad and underserved people stateside. After decades of living in Costa Rica, Suzanne is now based in Oregon with her two sons. She provides member care and spiritual formation to missionaries in OR, WA, Honduras, Mexico, Ecuador and Costa Rica. She also serves immigrant/homeless and uninsured people at a Christian Community Clinic as well as providing training, consultation and support for families/professionals dealing with an invisible brain-based condition (FASD/ADHD/Autism, etc.).