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    Great Year and Great Support!

    We love the end of the year because as a ministry we are blessed to look back and see all that God did even as we look forward to what He is calling us to in the year to come.  Below we will share both goals that were met for 2017 and surprises that the Lord brought our way as we worked to connect a Timothy culture in the Church.  We are asking all of our prayer supporters to consider a year end financial gift that will allow us to continue to expand the impact that Small World Connections can have for the Kingdom. 

    If you are interested in financial gifts or in regular support of our ministry please go to our website and see the different ways you can make a financial contribution:

    Some Goals Accomplished in 2017
    • Ministry House Flip Project
    • Go Team Coach for Africa (Steve Waggoner)
    • Open new resale shoppe in Peoria Heights
    • Business owner to adopt our corporate tithing program
    • Purchase film production and editing equipment for mission trips
    • Develop further levels of conversational Spanish classes
    • Connect directly with campus ministries
    • Find small business opportunities that we could coach potential short term missionaries to run as funding source
    • Adopt a few new funding models for our missionary support
    • Finalize plans for an online hub for individuals, missions, ministries and churches to connect
    • Produce a monthly newsletter to share mission and ministry opportunities and needs - The Spark
    • Plan and facilitate requested mission trips to serve our mission partners around the world.


    Some Surprises in 2017
    (some were goals but God surprised us how they were met)
    • Connecting with Chicago based ministry Jesus People USA
    • Chillicothe resale shoppe hitting the $1 million mark in funds raised for local and international charities
    • Joining in on the River City Unite effort to bring the Church in Peoria area together
    • Organizing a free concert with Glenn Kaiser from Resurrection Band
    • Organizing a one day workshop on starting businesses that fund missions with our friend Tim Bock
    • Developing a partnership with ministry that helps mentor youth and provide them with missions opportunities as well as career preparation
    • Developing vision for using soccer as ministry connector in Africa and teams beginning to be organized
    • Serving the American Red Cross by helping with smoke detector installation in our local community
    • Upgrading the online mission trip application to be fully submitted online
    • Trying ministry vision to help remodel stateside missionary homes
    • Working with local churches on full day community wide service project
    • Starting a film production club with local youth
    • Russia connection sparking a great visit from two Russian teens who spent time at a Christian camp in Central Illinois

    Thank You for Prayer

    We want to thank you for your faithful prayer that has been so important to us in this past year.  We hope that as you read through the lists above you will be excited that you have had such an important role in what the Lord has done through Small World Connections.

    Your support allows us to connect a Timothy Culture in the Church by:
    • Planning and facilitating experiences that help missionaries and expose people to their work
    • Encouraging and equipping leaders so that they can follow through on God's prompting to serve a specific ministry
    • Helping leaders recruit and train a team of people as needed to fulfill their vision for serving
    • Breaking down barriers that might keep people from following through on God's call to serve missions
    To support Small World Connections by making a year end tax deductible contribution again please check out our website at:

    Welcome ICOM Friends!

    Hi! Did we meet at ICOM in Peoria this November? Can we connect about next steps? How can we serve you? Get in touch by filling out the contact fields to the right or say "hey" on Facebook!



    Philippians 2:20-21, "I have no one else like Timothy who genuinely cares about your welfare. All the others care only for themselves and not for what matters to Jesus Christ." A quote from St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians 

    Welcome to Small World Connections.

    Thanks for visiting our website!

    Our ministry is committed to serving ministries all around the world by building strong relationships, then doing what we can to connect the body of Christ in order to help those missionaries accomplish their ministry dreams.

    On this site you will find resources that will help you connect with some of the ministries that we are already serving. We call those ministries - Target Areas - and we encourage you to check back regularly to see if you might be able to offer your skills, talents and encouragement to these and future Target Areas by getting involved with a short-term team.

    This ministry began from a desire to do more than just go on a mission trip - we call this commitment to the missionaries we serve a Timothy Culture - and we believe God is opening many doors for us to serve and encourage missionaries in this very Biblical way.

    Thanks again for visiting.