Global Ministry Partners

Lion of Judah

Arturo Valasco and Lion of Judah Church are continuing their work in Ahuatitla and the surrounding villages.  Three years in a row Open Door has joined Lion of Judah on a mission trip to Ahuatitla.  This year Lion of Judah went alone.  The doctor from  each of the three years, Luis Hurtado, has begun full-time mission work in a similar rural village in Mexico.  The network of missionaries, pastors, and faithful followers of Jesus who have met in Mexico goes on and on.  Our partnership with Arturo and Lion of Judah Church keeps us connected with our many friends in Mexico.

Contact: John Creasy

Dr. Luis & Karla Hurtado

Luis and Karla work with the Pame people in the mountains of San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Luis provides medical care while working in a clinic they helped build in one of their villages. Luis and Karla evangelize the non Christian clients at the clinic and also provide leadership in the growing church that’s been planted among the Pame people.

Contact: Teresa Yoder

Jessica Gormley de Pérez and Emanuel Pérez de la Roca &

Jessica and Emanuel serve in Chichicastenango, Guatemala at ASELSI (Association Equipping the Saints International) Ministries.  After working for three years at Pittsburgh Urban Christian School, Jess moved to Guatemala in 2007 to teach missionary kids.  Eman has been working at ASELSI since 2004.  They got married in August of 2009.  Jessica now serves at ASELSI teaching women how to read, and tutoring special needs children.  Emanuel teaches at ASELSI’s Bible Seminary and also works as an administrator at ASELSI.

Contact: Nick List

World Mission Initiative

World Mission Initiative (WMI) is a fellowship of Presbyterians dedicated to developing mission vision, nurturing missionary vocations, and cultivating missional congregations.  WMI exists to help Christians understand how God is at work in the world and how they can share in that work.

Contact: Steph Bell


Just Coffee

Café Justo is a coffee grower cooperative based in Salvador Urbina, Chiapas, Mexico. We market a pure, organic cofee which is grown, harvested and marketed in the spirit of justice. Our goal is to provide incentives for people to remain on their family lands.

Contact: Nick Burdette