Vision Statement

Message Ministries and Missions, Inc., exists to make the gospel of Jesus Christ and His saving power and grace known throughout the world. We do this by working directly with indigenous missionaries, pastors, and ministry workers, teaching the truths of the Bible, feeding the poor, providing shelter for the homeless, and vocational training.

Our goals in working with indigenous missionaries, pastors and ministry workers are: 

1)  To help them fulfill the Great Commission by being co-laborers with indigenous ministers.

We will do this in a way that does not create a dependence on us but rather a dependence God Himself. At times and as needed, we will send full-time mission workers from the United States, but this is not a primary goal or objective necessary to fulfill our commission.

2)  To help them fulfill the Great Commission though strategic evangelism and discipleship.

This includes sending short-term mission teams when necessary. These teams may be from the United States; they may also be teams of indigenous, short-term missionaries who travel to other parts of their native countries. Our long-term vision is to send full-time missionaries from foreign fields to other foreign fields, including the “10/40 Window.”

3)  To help them fulfill the Great Commission by helping them to feed the poor.

We will help establish feeding centers out of local churches we partner with. These feeding centers will help further the cause of the gospel by showing God’s love, in a practical way, in communities that live, for the most part, far below the poverty level. These feeding centers will also share the gospel and disciple children in the ways of Jesus, so that they in turn will desire to bring hope and mercy to others as they grow.

4)  To help them fulfill the Great Commission by providing vocational training.

We are accomplishing this goal through the Able Hands Vocational Training Centers in Peru.  Here people are taught vocational skills including: carpentry, electrical, plumbing etc.  They are being taught how to start their own businesses so they can be self supporting. They are also being taught the message of God’s Word and being discipled spiritually while they are receiving vocational training..

5)  To help them fulfill the Great Commission by establishing Bible Schools and Mission Training Centers.

These schools will be places where indigenous peoples can attend and receive training for the ministry. The teaching at these schools will be conducted by indigenous Bible teachers as well as teachers from other countries. These teachers will be training the next generation of indigenous missionaries, pastors, and ministry workers. The Training Centers will be established in the poor areas where we are already working, and they will be places where indigenous churches can send those whom God is calling into ministry. We will also develop a correspondence course for workers who are unable to attend these schools because of other family or ministry responsibilities. These correspondence courses will also be available to students in other nations.

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The Board of Directors:

Message Ministries and Missions Inc. has a board of Directors which consists of 12 people who provide a series of checks and balances in regards to the ministry vision and direction, finances and other areas of accountability.

Most of our board members have known Brian and Anne Weller for over 20 years and have been involved in their lives in varying degrees over those years.  Together we have put together and organizational structure which we believe will help us fulfill God’s call on this ministry and on our lives.

We welcome any questions you may have regarding Message Ministries and Missions.

Organizational Structure Chart for the USA Office 

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SOME THOUGHTS ON MISSIONS

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Message Ministries & Missions is not a “short-term missions” organization; we believe the best mission work is done by the native peoples. We believe working with native pastors and leaders is the most effective and most financially responsible way to fulfill the Great Commission. Sending a series of mission teams from the US to the same countries, to do the same things, one after another, is not the way. We do, however, send out strategic short term mission teams each year. Message Ministries & Missions usually sends two teams each year to Peru. The rest of the work is done by the indigenous teams that we assist. 
 

We also believe there is a need for American missionaries in some very specific parts of the world, places where they can strategically assist in taking the gospel where it’s never been. Even there, American missionaries should help train and equip the natives to reach their own peoples with the gospel, and to work alongside them, helping feed the poor and helping care for the needy.

We believe a primary goal of a short-term mission team is doing what the indigenous Christians may not have an open door to do. In Peru, for example, our Cross Street Youth Mission Team has an open door into the public school system that our Peruvian youths do not enjoy. While the Peruvian teens can do much the same work as American teens and more, this is just one example where American mission teams are needed. Please keep both our American and Peruvian young people in your prayers.
 
From left to right is our Message Ministries Peru Board of Directors. Hector Del Carpio, Pastors Gilberto, Fabian, Jose, Chuck Moore (VP of MM International) and Brian Weller.

From left to right is our Message Ministries Peru Board of Directors. Hector Del Carpio, Pastors Gilberto, Fabian, Jose, Chuck Moore (VP of MM International) and Brian Weller.

Financial reports are available by request.