In 2011 Lifehouse launched a project to construct a church and orphanage in Bolangir India for a growing, yet building-less church. Construction of the church was completed in 2012 and construction of the orphanage is just beginning. Through this project a fresh water well was provided to the church which they then share with the surrounding village. A cow and two calves have been provided as both a source of food and income for the church and orphanage.
Mike and Cathy were deployed to Tijuana, Mexico to be the directors of the Puente de Amisted ministry base, where youth groups and ministry teams stay during short-term missions trips to minister in Tijuana. Their role is to preparing venues of ministry and direct a team's ministry during their visit. The Puente de Amistad base averages about 400 visitors in over 20 groups each year from the States as they come to minister to the people of Tijuana. While there, the teams do street ministry, visit orphanages, build houses, minister in churches, and other outreaches. Mike and Cathy have two grown children, Mikayla and Aaron.
Pastor Poi and Joyce Eka pastor a church in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). Lifehouse began to support the Poi's ministry near the end of missionaries Mike and Cathy Brandt's 11 year field assignment to PNG. With over a decade of investment into the lives of the eastern highland people, the Poi's are our connection to God's ongoing work in this region. Supporting the effort of the Poi's as local pastors in PNG is just one way in which the people of Lifehouse seek to 'Go into all world'.
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