Kim does little of everything in El Salvador. Right now Kim has been working with several delegations that have come to visit the Baptist Federation from partner organizations around the world. In a normal week Kim does a mix of institutional development with how the Federation can be more effective in serving and partnering with local churches around the country. Kim also works with project based ministry, things like agricultural development, bakery coops for women, charity schools run by churches, working with national leaders and partners to make those projects functional, help with fund raising strategies, and just spending time with them. It´s a lot of fun and a lot of work.
At the regional level, Kim has been invited by partners in Latin America and the Caribbean to serve as coordinator of a regional assessment of theological education. She expects to ultimately organize a regional gathering for theological educators where they will have the opportunity to discuss the trends of the assessment and explore strategic directions for their unique education contexts.
From 2002 until 2004, Kim served as a volunteer missionary with a holistic community health and development organization which prepared local farmers to provide primary health care services in rural Nicaragua. She helped train promoters and coordinated over 40 short-term mission teams who came to partner with rural communities in building health clinics and digging wells. In 2005, Kim spent four months working with short-term groups who were partnering with Deborah House in Tijuana.
From August 2006 until April 2008, Kim worked with the Volunteers in Global Mission team at International Ministries providing administrative and program support. She then spent four months in Chile, volunteering with a local church preparing women and youth to plan and develop church-based social outreach ministries.
She works with Federation churches in the areas of leadership and empowerment projects with women and youth, as well as informal theological training in the local churches. Kim also supports short-term teams and individuals partnering in El Salvador.
Please pray for unity and direction in the new generation of young leaders in the church in Miramar; also for continued growth of the new Baptist Women in Ministry group. Thank you!
For more information about Kim Kushner; http://www.internationalministries.org/missionaries/kim_kushner