Missionaries to Asia Pacific to visit FORT MYERS
“Putting HOPE within Reach”
Fort Myers, Florida, Sunday March 18 at 10:30 AM—Jim and Kathie Lowans, who are originally from Pennsylvania, will be presenting the message of HOPE at Calvary Assembly of God, 11431 Palm Beach Blvd Fort Myers, FL 33905. Rev. Jim and Kathie Lowans have been involved in fulltime ministry since 1975. Their passion for missions has been there since the beginning as they ministered in various churches in PA and IL and travelled to various countries on short-term missions’ trips. In 2004, while ministering with Teen Challenge, to those struggling with addictions to drugs and alcohol, the doors opened to travel to the country of Cambodia to see if there was something that they could do to rescue the glue kids who live on the streets. Since that time, and many trips to Southeast Asia –and the opening of Teen Challenge of Cambodia, many doors have been opened to the surrounding countries, such as Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and the islands of the Pacific. In 2008, they founded United to Rescue, a ministry dedicated to opening Teen Challenge Centers throughout Southeast Asia. Jim is also the Global Teen Challenge Representative for Asia Pacific. In this capacity, Jim represents the already established centers in Japan, Fiji, American Samoa, Australia, South Korea, Cambodia and Philippines. Their goal is to give them as much assistance as they need to become first rate Teen Challenge Centers, reaching the addicted in their countries. However, their heart and main focus remains opening Teen Challenge centers in countries where there are none –offering hope to the enslaved and addicted.
Come to hear more stories about those who have been freed from enslavement.
“My name is Noun. I am 13 years old. I come from the slums of Phnom Penh. I have 5 siblings. I am an orphan. Life without parents is like a car without steering. I had to go out to the streets, scavenge rubbish & shine shoes to earn money. I met a lot of friends. They introduced me to inhaling glue. I thought it was feeling very happy. After a little while, it did not make me happy. I went to Teen Challenge. They counseled me & helped me to realize the dangerous path I was walking, helped me to start taking responsibility for my life & find a good way to becoming a constructive member of society. They taught me skills, so that I can help myself when I graduate from the program. The most important thing is that they introduced me to God. It is He who changed me. I want to thank Teen Challenge & their partners for helping me get clean & for this new life I have.”
United to Rescue is a subsidiary of Global Teen Challenge. Global Teen Challenge operates over 1200 centers in 118 nations, with one of the highest addiction recovery success rates anywhere in the world.