We are  the Nomavukas ! I (Alexandra, a native Californian) moved to Kayamandi, South Africa in 2011 as a missionary and that is where I met Odwa, who is a native South African. We married in 2013, joined missionary forces, and had our beautiful girl, Lilitha (Lee-lee-tah) Amelia, on November 1, 2014.  We run the entry level of a leadership development group called Hats and Glasses working with boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 19. We also have a project called Cafe Fusion where we work with youth using hip-hop, poetry and performing arts as a means to discipleship. We have dreams to open two “transition homes” for young men and women who have fallen between the cracks of the foster care system and independent adulthood.  Check out our   Website   to learn more about who we are and what we do and how to give.

We are the Nomavukas! I (Alexandra, a native Californian) moved to Kayamandi, South Africa in 2011 as a missionary and that is where I met Odwa, who is a native South African. We married in 2013, joined missionary forces, and had our beautiful girl, Lilitha (Lee-lee-tah) Amelia, on November 1, 2014.

We run the entry level of a leadership development group called Hats and Glasses working with boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 19. We also have a project called Cafe Fusion where we work with youth using hip-hop, poetry and performing arts as a means to discipleship. We have dreams to open two “transition homes” for young men and women who have fallen between the cracks of the foster care system and independent adulthood.

Check out our Website to learn more about who we are and what we do and how to give.

 We are  Brandon and Melissa Stiver . We are originally southern California natives, but now are fulfilling God’s calling to care for vulnerable children in Tanzania. We were married in June 2011 and now have three children, Promise, Shepherd, and Moses. We have been apart of the Garden since the original church plant in 2009 and feel blessed to be an extension of the Garden serving Christ abroad.  We work for the non-profit Global-Effect and oversee an orphan care project called Kingdom Families. Kingdom Families partners with local churches in Tanzania and the regional government to see children that have been orphaned or abandoned restored to loving Christian families.    Website  |  Facebook  |  Melissa’s Blog  |  Brandon’s Blog

We are Brandon and Melissa Stiver. We are originally southern California natives, but now are fulfilling God’s calling to care for vulnerable children in Tanzania. We were married in June 2011 and now have three children, Promise, Shepherd, and Moses. We have been apart of the Garden since the original church plant in 2009 and feel blessed to be an extension of the Garden serving Christ abroad.

We work for the non-profit Global-Effect and oversee an orphan care project called Kingdom Families. Kingdom Families partners with local churches in Tanzania and the regional government to see children that have been orphaned or abandoned restored to loving Christian families.

Website | Facebook | Melissa’s Blog | Brandon’s Blog


 I’m  Elana , and I love coffee with friends, the outdoors, game nights, and my Garden family! I got to serve at the Garden during our early days (remember Cohiba, anyone?), before the Garden launched me into overseas ministry in 2011 through OC International. I served alongside the underground church in Indonesia for 3 years before returning to the States with some big bummer health issues. What a wild ride it has been, but Jesus has proven ever faithful!     I now get to serve missionaries around the world through Pastoral Care, offering support through spiritual direction and retreats, lay counseling, listening prayer and life coaching. It’s a privilege to help “hold up the arms” (Exodus 17:12) of those who are serving Jesus among the poor and oppressed of the world, and what an honor to be supported as an extension of the Garden’s heart for missionary care. Thank you, dear Garden family!     I love connecting with people over coffee (even if it is via Skype since I'm based in Colorado), so if you’re ever interested in hearing more about the ministry or even simply sharing what God is doing in your life, please let me know!      Email  |  OC International

I’m Elana, and I love coffee with friends, the outdoors, game nights, and my Garden family! I got to serve at the Garden during our early days (remember Cohiba, anyone?), before the Garden launched me into overseas ministry in 2011 through OC International. I served alongside the underground church in Indonesia for 3 years before returning to the States with some big bummer health issues. What a wild ride it has been, but Jesus has proven ever faithful!

 

I now get to serve missionaries around the world through Pastoral Care, offering support through spiritual direction and retreats, lay counseling, listening prayer and life coaching. It’s a privilege to help “hold up the arms” (Exodus 17:12) of those who are serving Jesus among the poor and oppressed of the world, and what an honor to be supported as an extension of the Garden’s heart for missionary care. Thank you, dear Garden family!

 

I love connecting with people over coffee (even if it is via Skype since I'm based in Colorado), so if you’re ever interested in hearing more about the ministry or even simply sharing what God is doing in your life, please let me know!  

Email | OC International

 My name is  Nolan Tarantino . My wife,  Hannah , and I met in Copenhagen while participating in a discipleship school there. We have 3 sons. Colton is the oldest, Ryland is the middle son, and our youngest is Beyren.  We are living in Belgium and working together with Discipleship schools all over Europe, with the desire to see young people firmly planted in the Lord as well as equipped to be a part of the body of Christ. We are also working with a humanitarian organization, where our main focus has been on the adopt a community program. This program partners churches with small marginalized communities, investing into them physically, socially and spiritually for 3-5 years.    Personal Blog  |  Discipleship Website  |  Humanitarian Website

My name is Nolan Tarantino. My wife, Hannah, and I met in Copenhagen while participating in a discipleship school there. We have 3 sons. Colton is the oldest, Ryland is the middle son, and our youngest is Beyren.

We are living in Belgium and working together with Discipleship schools all over Europe, with the desire to see young people firmly planted in the Lord as well as equipped to be a part of the body of Christ. We are also working with a humanitarian organization, where our main focus has been on the adopt a community program. This program partners churches with small marginalized communities, investing into them physically, socially and spiritually for 3-5 years.

Personal Blog | Discipleship Website | Humanitarian Website