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Our unique outreach to Law Enforcement Officers and Government Authorities in cross-cultural settings provides training through Christian volunteer teams in subjects such as Ethics, Community Oriented Policing and Child Safety. Through ethical and professional behavior communities are transformed. Through earning the right to then share our faith in Jesus Christ lives are forever changed. Many of the children we minister to have suffered greatly from civil war, famine, drought and even Genocide. Our outreach also specifically ministers to the spiritual needs of those who serve as pastors, missionaries and church leaders cross culturally.
Dave & Nancy are traveling to Kenya and Uganda October 7th - 27th, 2015. Renewed contacts will be made with those we have worked with on past trips to plan for future police training as well as ministering to children and the local church. Our plans also include researching possible sites for Nancy to hold future retreats to minister to the spiritual needs of pastors and missionaries.
Upcoming teams will be comprised of of police officers, police chaplains, medical personnel and ministry volunteers. Many opportunities for service present themselves on these trips so watch for our next team outreach.
Dave is hoping to make it to Yei, South Sudan to connect with the pastors and officers we have ministered to in the past which will be determined by the additional financial support needed for in country travel.
(Click here "Donations" if you would like to become part of our financial support ministry team. Select "Support for Dave & Nancy McDowell" from the drop down list. If you prefer you can mail tax deductible donations directly to Safe Harbor at the address listed below and indicate that your support is for Dave & Nancy McDowell).
A trip to Kakamega, in Western Kenya near Lake Victoria is also planned where Dave and Nancy will be ministering to Pastor Andrew Temesi, his wife Colleta, their children and their local church. Dave and Nancy had the privilege of leading Andrew and his family to the Lord when they served as missionaries in Mombasa, Kenya in 1987. We would appreciate your prayers for this upcoming trip!
Dave was asked by Samaritans Purse to serve from January 5th through February 23rd, 2015 as the Regional Security Director in Monrovia, Liberia West Africa. Click this link "Our Blog" to see what the Lord accomplish at "ground zero" of the Ebola virus!
What We Do
Our Approach is Unique and our Mission is Clear
Unique as we reach out to Law Enforcement Officers and Government Authorities in cross-cultural settings by providing training from Christian volunteer teams. By encouraging ethical and professional behavior we seek the help of those we train to assist us in providing safe environments for children who have suffered greatly often from civil war, famine, drought and even Genocide.
We are clear in what we do in that as relationships are developed our teams seek opportunities to share the love of Jesus Christ to all who will listen as we work in and through local churches.
We also have a passion to walk alongside of Christian workers living overseas to encourage Missionaries, local Pastors, Police Chaplains and Church Leaders. This is accomplished through listening well to needs, providing prayer, spiritual direction and life coaching. As Director of Spiritual Care Nancy McDowell has a deep and abiding passion to see people walk in an intimate relationship with God, self and others.
Coaching pastors, missionaries and church leaders for the last ten years, Nancy has been helping them deepen their relationships with God, self and others. She is a Certified as a Spiritual Director, Professional Life Coach and Health Coach. Nancy is a Registered Nurse and a graduate of Biola University. She is also the author of Thirsting for God ~ Encountering God through Abiding Prayer. Nancy has lead several personal and group retreats for missionaries overseas as well as for local churches in the U.S.
Indigenous Ministry Creates Self Sustaining Long Term Results
Our short term teams also consist of medical personnel allowing us to minister to communities through local churches, schools and orphanages. Nancy and Dave have a vision to remain in the countries they serve for 2-4 month terms after each short term team returns home. Their goal is to combine the advantages of both short term and long term missionary outreach to those they are training to create sustained indigenous outreaches that will be self sustaining.
"Safe Harbor International exists to glorify God; to share the hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ with people living in spiritual darkness, despair and poverty."
Thank you for taking the time to look over our website but make sure to CLICK HERE to watch a professionally produced 5 minute video of our work in Sudan where our ministry with Safe Harbor began.
Click on "Our Blog" link to the left for articles from our experiences in the countries we serve as well as news links from around the world covering daily news where we have worked!
If you have any questions please contact us using our CONTACT FORM or our direct emails listed below. Thank you for caring to make a difference in the world one person at a time!
God bless you!
Dave & Nancy
Director of International Police Training & Outreach
Director of Spiritual Care
Safe Harbor International
PO Box 80820
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Dave's Cell: 541-390-2891
Nancy's Cell: 541-390-2273
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
All donations to this ministry are fully tax deductible!
Select "Support for Dave & Nancy McDowell" from the drop down box through this link "Donations" or mail support directly to Safe Harbor International with a note indicating your donation is for Dave & Nancy McDowell.