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Jornel & Geetha Rivera

Jornel & Geetha Rivera


In 2022, we participated in YWAM DTS Kona, where we received training and preparation for mission work. This experience equipped us for the outreach opportunities that followed.

In 2023, we embarked on an outreach mission in Vietnam. Following Vietnam, we joined an outreach mission in Bad Blankenburg. There, we had the opportunity to give assistance to Ukrainian refugees who had fled the war. Providing physical, mental, and spiritual support to these individuals brought hope and healing amidst challenging circumstances.

From Germany, we  joined a medical mission trip to Kurdistan, Iraq. Responding to an invitation from the Kurdish military, we provided medical services to the soldiers and their family, using traditional medicine while also offering prayers for the sick. It was a profound privilege to share the love of Jesus with the Muslim people, demonstrating the compassion and care that He embodies.

These mission experiences have shaped our perspectives, deepened our faith, and ignited a passion within us to continue serving others with love and dedication. Through these opportunities, we have witnessed lives being transformed, communities being empowered, and the love of Jesus being shared in tangible ways.

On August 2023, Geetha and I joined YWAM Ships Philippines, where we have served as dedicated full-time volunteer staff missionaries. YWAM Ships Philippines’ mission is to bring hope to the secluded islands of the Pacific. YWAM Ships strive to serve the nations and improve the lives of individuals by providing vital medical and dental care in remote locations. Personally, our role will focus on training and equipping the medical and dental volunteers from various countries. Additionally, we will also be involved in raising financial support to procure essential medical supplies for our mission endeavors in the Pacific.

Our mission statement is as follows:

Teach, Preach, and Heal: Reflects Jesus' multifaceted ministry approach, encompassing teaching, preaching, and healing.

Compassionate Service: Emphasizes the importance of serving others with compassion, mirroring Jesus' ministry of love and care.

Mentoring a Few: Mirrors Jesus' intentional investment in a small group of disciples for deeper mentorship and discipleship.

Train People Who Can Train Others: Reflects Jesus' strategy of equipping disciples to multiply their training, enabling exponential growth in discipleship.

Mission Trend: Shifting from Direct Care to Teaching: Recognizes a contemporary trend in missions towards emphasizing teaching and equipping over direct care provision.

Empowering Others: Encourages empowering individuals to perform tasks themselves, aligning with Jesus' principle of enabling others to utilize their abilities fully.

Cultural Relevance: Stresses the importance of understanding and integrating into the local culture, language, and systems]

Multiplication of Capabilities: Highlights the necessity of multiplying capabilities and increasing capacity among disciples for sustainable ministry growth.

Romans 10:14

 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?

1 Chronicles 16:24

 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

This is why we do what we do and why we need your prayers of support.  

Jornel & Geetha

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