become a missionary I used to dream of becoming a missionary. I envisioned a life where I’d speak multiple languages, travel the world and share the love of Jesus with the people I’d meet.

And while that never happened, the amazing thing is, God fulfilled that dream in my heart when I answered His call to sponsor a child. Sure, it’s not exactly the same thing. But for me, knowing I can reach across the miles to make a difference in the life of a child and fulfill my calling here at home, well that is a dream fulfilled.

So when you watch this fun video think about all the way that you too are a missionary — and share a few in the comments!

You can also view Become a Missionary Without Leaving Home on YouTube.

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  1. Jun 2, 2014
    at 6:45 am

    I’m an Online Missionary since 2007 at Global Media Outreach. Maybe, this could be another way of being a missionary from home for you too. GOd bless you all.

    • Jacquie Parella
      Jun 2, 2014
      at 10:36 am

      That’s awesome Robert!! Especially with how much technology is being used today. You can reach people in such a unique way. People who may never have had the chance to hear the Gospel otherwise. God bless your work!!

  2. Jun 2, 2014
    at 6:30 pm

    Beautiful job! This speaks to every parent who wants to do more but is swamped at home doing God’s work with the kids.

    • Jacquie Parella
      Jun 6, 2014
      at 11:16 am

      So glad you enjoyed it Janet!!

    • Jacquie Parella
      Jun 11, 2014
      at 12:26 pm

      Thank you Janet!!

  3. Katy Causey
    Jun 4, 2014
    at 7:39 am

    Love your heart, Jacquie! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Jacquie Parella
      Jun 6, 2014
      at 11:16 am

      Thank you Katy!! 😀

  4. Kris
    Jun 10, 2014
    at 11:38 am

    This is great!

    • Jacquie Parella
      Jun 11, 2014
      at 12:26 pm

      Thank you Kris!!

  5. Dr. Diana
    Jun 12, 2014
    at 4:00 am

    I met so many missionaries in my life. I always try to learn about God from them. Thanks for this great article post.


    • Aug 22, 2014
      at 4:16 pm


    • Lucas
      Feb 16, 2015
      at 3:07 am

      Hi, I Lucas and Pastor Julius from Kiambiu slums need to partner with you in promoting the word of God in Kiambiu slum in Nairobi kenya. The ministry is growing, we have children feeding program, sponsorship in school, and the youth programs -promoting tallents and preaching the word of God through tallents. more is on the way good bye

      • Emily Vanhoutan
        Feb 16, 2015
        at 2:15 pm

        Hi Lucas! Thank you so much for your interest in partnering with us! I just sent you an email with additional information. God bless you :).

  6. Jul 1, 2014
    at 8:02 am

    I pray to be part of the missionary work and learn alot from missionaries so as to touch the lives of dying generations in depth of darkness with the hope of Jesus.pastor moses welikhe

  7. Jul 22, 2014
    at 8:16 am

    Am from Kenya and i would love to hear from please.Am ministering to the poor and reaching many with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    • Susan Sayler
      Jul 22, 2014
      at 2:22 pm

      Hi Mark! Please email us at about partnering your ministry with us. God bless you!

    Jul 31, 2014
    at 2:37 am

    Glory to God for the great ministry the lord has put on your heart-God bless

  9. Aug 24, 2014
    at 2:23 pm

    God bless you all for the work of the kingdom you are’s not in vain.

  10. Pastor.D.Christopher Vijayakumar
    Aug 26, 2014
    at 5:36 am

    God love’s all children’s.

  11. Aug 27, 2014
    at 1:56 pm

    May God bless all that take care and support orphans and widows.You are not doing to me but to God.

  12. thomas
    Sep 18, 2014
    at 1:03 am

    I come from Kenya and I am a physically disabled person. I love to make christian friends. Thank you for your wonderful work. May God continue blessing you abundantly.

    • Emily Vanhoutan
      Sep 18, 2014
      at 10:10 am

      Hello Thomas! Thank you for your encouragement. I am very sorry for your situation but God has big plans for your life! I pray that the Lord would use your story as a testimony of His goodness and faithfulness :).

  13. Sep 20, 2014
    at 1:52 pm

    I work in Kenya and I have orphans and needy school and I would like to know more about your ministry,
    This are children that some are total orphans and some with one parent and other are poor.
    God bless you as I hear from you.

  14. Fidelis Ahura
    Sep 30, 2014
    at 6:47 am

    I find it hard to disobey the word that says: “go ye into the world and preach”. Jesus did not support the idea of not leaving one’s house which is disobedience to His command no matter how subtle that call of not leaving home may sound to yoi. If you want to do Jesus’ work do it and if you dont want to do it I can only pray for God to strengthen you to obey his word completely.

  15. Benjamin Bankole
    Oct 2, 2014
    at 10:02 am

    Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.My name is Benjamin Bankole I am from Nigeria .I am studying and training to become a missionary.I have been studying on my own for some time now.I have also been working very hard on my own to become a misionary but I feel it is time to ask for some little help.I need you to help me become a missionary.I also need a personal computer for my online study and training,I do not have one.The one I am using now is that of a cyber cafe.Help me and I know the Almighty God who I am seeking to serve will greatly reward you for your contribution in making my being a missionary a reality.I hope to hear from you soon.


    • Emily Vanhoutan
      Oct 2, 2014
      at 2:41 pm

      Hello Benjamin! Thank you so much for your passionate heart to help the lost and pursue the calling God has placed on your life! Compassion International is a non-profit child development agency that works with existing church-based organizations. The funds that we receive are donated from sponsors for individual children that are registered in Compassion-assisted projects to provide for their educational, health, and nutritional needs. It is our policy to register children ages nine and under into our programs. Regrettably, we do not have access to additional funds to help with outside ministries nor are we currently working in Nigeria. I am sorry that we are unable to assist you with purchasing a laptop and becoming a missionary but I pray that the Lord would provide another way for you. God bless you and thank you for sharing the love of Jesus with others in Nigeria!

  16. reuben koech
    Dec 8, 2014
    at 3:11 am

    i am home in Kenya and I have orphans and needy school and I would like to know more about your ministry,
    This are children that some are total orphans and some with one parent and other are poor.
    God bless you as I hear from y
    kabianga home p o box 9 kericho kenya

    • Emily Vanhoutan
      Dec 8, 2014
      at 1:31 pm

      Hi there! Thank you for your heart to help children in Kenya! Please email us at for more information on partnering with us and finding sponsor’s for these children.

  17. Jan 9, 2015
    at 4:18 am

    Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and savior, my name is Aloice Okuku from Kenya, I do missionary work to serve the orphans and needy children, I have around 400 orphans and needy children in Uganda Rwenzori region and Southern Sudan, this started when I first visited Sudan in the year 2008 when the children asked me if i can become a father to them, I have been helping them since then until recently i just come from Uganda to feed the needy children and orphans. I want to become a full time missionary so that I can help this children since just depending on small donations I get from friends and relatives cannot be enough to help this children.
    I need your help to become a full time missionary to help the children.

    • Susan Sayler
      Jan 9, 2015
      at 3:27 pm

      Hi Aloice! We do not work in Sudan but we do work in Uganda. Please email for more information on partnership. Thank you!

  18. Jan 14, 2015
    at 4:36 am

    Dear minister of the most high God,
    We are a newly established congregation that are seeking for
    the truth, for islamic militant called boko harram destroy all we have in life ,please if
    you have books and bibles , you can send it to us. We also need help in our orphanage home and school.Thank you.
    Pastor solomon Emmanuel

  19. Jan 21, 2015
    at 12:59 am


  20. Naom
    Feb 8, 2015
    at 9:43 am

    thank you for the great work you are doing God bless you

  21. joe
    Mar 8, 2015
    at 3:05 am

    Hi, God bless you for the great work you are doing. Pls, I’ll love to know the countries your mission is working presently

    • Susan Sayler
      Mar 9, 2015
      at 2:59 pm

      Hi Joe! We work in 27 countries all around the world. Find a map and list of countries, here.

  22. Mar 10, 2015
    at 12:57 am

    Iam just working in my country kenya.Ihave not find away outside but if God can open way Ican be proud and say thanks to the Lord.Pray for me God to open breakthrough.

    • Emily Vanhoutan
      Mar 10, 2015
      at 1:07 pm

      Hi there! We are standing with you in prayer that God would open doors for you to find employment that allows you to work in your passions. God has wonderful plans for you and I pray that He would bless your future endeavors!

  23. Mar 10, 2015
    at 1:04 am

    In my life Ihave met with many missioneries from USA. we have interuct with they they have good ideas the y have tought us good things but im admiring to work outside my country one of the fine days ineed many prayers from my friends both out side and in my country kenya for the work of God to advance in the true gospel thanks

  24. Apr 4, 2015
    at 3:07 am

    Dear Friend in Christ
    Warm christian greetings in the Lord’s name.i have 1 congregations which
    is not under any ministry and caring for 5 orphans , but i praise God for
    directing me to you by visiting your website and surely am very much encouraged
    with the truth you have and many people claim that they know but the truth is,
    they have no personal relationship with Him, they don’t know what to
    believe, please i need your help by teaching me more about this truth of the
    Hope to hear from you soon.
    pastor Samuel

    Apr 6, 2015
    at 8:09 am

    I wan to be part of your missionary training

    • Susan Sayler
      Apr 6, 2015
      at 3:50 pm

      Hi James! We do not typically send missionaries. However, if you are interested in partnering or working for us, please email us at with your location for more information.

  26. Apr 7, 2015
    at 2:04 am

    Thank you for the good work., we need to work with you.

  27. benson nyagiro okumu
    Apr 17, 2015
    at 1:58 am

    i am apastor ministering twelve churches, three churches in kenya nine in uganda. i am taking care of seven orphans in kenya , total and twenty one in uganda tororo district. i have been praying to meet people of God like you and you are. i thank God first and welcome you join me,if you will to asist this needy children. there are many orphans suffering but we will open the vihecle the sooner you partiner with us.this situation invites your urgent support.i have done my part and wait to ear from you.

  28. May 29, 2015
    at 12:10 pm

    I start by applauding the good work God is doing through this organization. I believe that by supporting a child you support an entire community. There is great power in empowering children and others in general. Keep the good work please, it makes God happy. Also we here at Gospel Witness Ministries believe that in you are the right vessels to partner with in this ministry. Kindly liase with us for more details at both ends. Blessings

    • Susan Sayler
      Jun 1, 2015
      at 6:29 pm

      Hi Simon! Please email us at about partnership. Thank you!

      • George Ngunjiri
        Jul 4, 2015
        at 7:21 am

        Praise the Lord Susan,

        kindly I would love to join you in mission work to reach more people with the good news of our lord Jesus christ.

        Thanks waiting to hear from you soon.

        • Susan Sayler
          Jul 7, 2015
          at 6:58 am

          George, thank you for your comment. Please email us at for more information about partnership. God bless you!

  29. elijah kibernge
    Jun 20, 2015
    at 6:11 am


    • Emily Vanhoutan
      Jun 22, 2015
      at 12:12 pm

      Hi Elijah! Thanks for reading our blog :). Please let us know if you we can help you in any way. You can send any questions or concerns you have to our email address at

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