EFM Project List

Updated December 2016

Project donations can be made online here. Please identify what project the gift is for. Thank you!
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You can mail your clearly marked gifts to:
Evangelical Friends Mission, PO Box 525, Arvada, CO 80001

  • If you or your group want to adopt a project and you are committed to raising a certain amount of money for the project by a certain time, please contact the EFM office so we can keep the project list updated. These updates will prevent double fund-raising. Contact us at 303 421 8100 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Our commitment is that all donations to EFM are used as designated; however, once a ministry is fully funded, we will follow policy to use funds for the next closest ministry need.
  • Missionaries and mission-field leaders understand that items on the project list cannot be expected or purchased until funds for the project(s) have arrived at the EFM office.

Vehicles for EFM Missionaries
We are currently raising funds to purchase five used (but good) vehicles for five of our missionaries: Adhikari, Badgley, Linville, Retnaraj, and Sarkar. Please remember this special high-cost need as you prayerfully consider the EFM project list. Thanks for your help with these projects!

Aguascalientes: Edwin and Maria Giron

  • Ministry training – $3,200
    The Bible Institute of Mexico Yearly Meeting has been a key method for equipping and sending workers into the harvest fields. Donations are used for scholarships or materials where needed most. 

Asia: M. and K. L.

  • Mission vehicle (contact EFM for status and details)
    Bicycles had been working well, but as this family grows and their ministry duties expand, it is time to purchase a vehicle.

Ecuador: Russell and Sarah Badgley

  • Mission vehicle (contact EFM for status and details)
    The Badgley family will be setting up their household and purchasing a vehicle when they return to Ecuador.

Bangladesh: A. and M. A.

  • Replacement mission vehicle (contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for status and details)
  • Basic Bible training for new Christians – $1,300
    Muslim background believers (MBB) need basic Bible training after deciding to follow Christ. Most of the training takes place in homes; however, some persecution scenarios make meeting in nearby homes risky. In those cases, the MBB need to rent a safe place in a location that is close to believers. After a “safe place” is established, the MBB can gather to strengthen their faith in Christ, experience Christian unity, and study the Bible.
  • Motorcyles – $1,150 each for a total of $2,300
    Lay pastors will use these motorcycles for travel to remote areas. Motorcycles are especially necessary in the evenings because public transportation is not always available after people return home from their day jobs.

Ireland: Kathi Perry

  • Godly Play curriculum – all winter lessons $1,355
  • Godly Play curriculum – all spring lessons $1,640
  • Kathi enjoys a wonderful relational ministry with groups of “mums” and their children, and she has begun using Godly Play with the weekly groups she works with. The Godly Play approach helps them to explore their faith through story. If you want to help with this ministry but can’t purchase an entire season of curriculum, please contact EFM to learn about certain “core stories” within the seasonal curriculum that you could help with.

West Bengal, India: DK and Choity Sarkar

  • Replacement mission vehicle (contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for status and details)
  • Children’s education $500
  • Uttarakhand Friends Bible Training Institute – $4,000 for 12 four-day training sessions.
    The Northern India State of Uttarakhand, which is a great distance from West Bengal, has an EFC work that EFC churches in West Bengal wish to engage in leadership development if travel assistance is available. There are eleven church leaders and four evangelists who are working in Uttarakhand, and they are asking EFM to provide donor funds for travel to Uttarakhand. The training will last four days, and it will take place every month. Local hosts in this young mission will provide study materials, training center rental, meals and hospitality.

EFM Office Equipment: we need several donations of $500, $2,000, $5,000, or more.

  • Two laptops
  • Office computer server
  • New database software system
    EFM needs to replace laptops in Oregon and Colorado, aging computer servers in Arvada, and an out-of-date database system. Office equipment and software upgrades are vitally important because they affect EFM’s day-to-day ability to serve our missionaries and constituency well. Some of these items have been tabled because we always keep our missionary budget needs as a top priority, but it’s time for an upgrade! Any donations for EFM office equipment are appreciated!

Bhutan: Rupak and Pramila Tamang

  • Water filters - $648 or $9.25 each to reach the goal of 70 filters
  • Blankets - $560 or $8 each to reach the goal of 70 blankets
  • 2018 Calendars for 500 households at $.75 each – $384
    You have to see it to understand it, but this culture places high value on what they hang on the wall. These calendars will be a special custom EFC piece that will be a nice gift for creating a sense of unity among the churches. It will also provide encouragement and the witness of monthly messages in this Buddhist country.

Nepal: B. and D. A.

  • Motorcycle for church planters - $3,000  
    A lead pastor needs this motorcycle because he travels long distances to oversee the ministries of several churches.
    Blankets ($10 each), bicycles for pastors ($100 each), and goats ($40 each)
    These three project items were placed in the 2016 Christmas Catalog; however, based on recent giving trends we do not expect to fulfill the full need for any of the three items. Donors are welcome to give as the Lord leads.
  • Earthquake victim micro-business development – $5,000
    Villages where Friends have developed redeeming relationships through our earthquake response have become personal friends to the church, which opens up opportunities for evangelism and discipleship. Many organizations are in and out with relief efforts, but EFM has the opportunity to not only stay in long-term relationship but also to give strategic gifts that will help families who lost everything to get back on their feet. Gifts that re-start micro-businesses often come in the form of goats, chickens, water buffalos, pigs, and sewing machines. There is also a need for assistance with water projects.

Nepal: Samson and Priscilla Retnaraj

  • Replacement mission vehicle (contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for status and details)
  • The Far West ministry is 48 percent funded (click here for current status).
    EFM has joined Samson and Priscilla in an enthusiastic vision for a new holistic church-planting ministry in Far West Nepal. This ministry will launch in 2017, but only as funds become available. Will you consider a one-time gift to help the Far West ministry get started in 2017? In addition to the new ministry, please keep up with your regular commitments for Samson and Priscilla’s ongoing support.
  • 2 Motorcycles for Far West ministry to help our leaders get to “far flung areas” – ($2,000 each)
  • Goats ($50 each), 20 toilets in two villages ($250 each)
    Goats (micro-businesses) and toilet projects are part of the Far West Nepal project that we plan to launch in 2017. Recipients will be required to meet criteria to participate in these projects, which will help develop sanitary households and self-sustaining livelihoods.

Nepal: John and Sangi Vanlal

  • Lay leadership training program – $1,500
    Disciples make disciples! That’s why pastors continue to intentionally raise-up and equip new leaders to either serve in the church or be sent into new ministries. Donations to this program continue to show fruit because more lay people are developing their spiritual gifts and utilizing their ministries, which allows churches to keep multiplying.

Philippines: Roy and Jinky Twaddell

  • Scholarships for ministry training - $1,750
  • Travel to islands for Roy and Jinky’s ministry to M groups – $500

Rwanda: Brad and Chelsea Carpenter

  • D for D (Discipling for Development) - $5,000

International Whole-Life Discipleship Mentor – David Thomas

  • One international mentor trip - $3,500

GLLT (Great Lakes Leadership Training)

  • Rwanda Friends Theological College - $2,000
  • Kibimba, Burundi Willard Ferguson Seminary - $2,000
  • Kwibuka, Burundi Willard Ferguson Seminary - $2,000
  • Congo pastor training courses - $2,000
    These programs are invaluable to the leadership and ministry development of countless pastors, leaders, and future leaders in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa. Please consider making a donation(s) of any amount to EFM for any of these four GLLT programs. We want to fully fund these typically underfunded programs, so please contact EFM for current details about any project on this list.

Ministry Support for EFM Missionaries
Mission support includes many important ministry tools such as transportation, project funds,
leadership training, evangelism and church-planting resources, and help for the poor. When you give to the ministry fund, you are really investing in the bull’s eye of where the gospel touches people’s lives. Read more here…

Click here to see which missionaries are currently short on ministry-support funds. We are looking for persons and churches that are willing to support our mission fields with monthly and regular giving commitments or with one-time gifts. Your gifts keep our missionaries on the field.

Luke 10 Trips
Donated funds help fuel EFM’s Luke 10 Project, particularly in partnering with Friends in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to places where the Holy Spirit guides them to unreached people. These funds will mostly help offset the costs of Nationals who are going on Luke 10 trips.

Project donations can be made online here. Please identify what project the gift is for. Thank you!

You can mail your clearly marked gifts to:
Evangelical Friends Mission, PO Box 525, Arvada, CO 80001

If you or your group want to adopt a project, and you are committed to raising a certain amount of money for the project by a certain time, please contact the EFM office so we can keep the project list updated, which prevents double fund-raising: 303 421 8100 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our commitment to you is that all donations to EFM are used as designated; however, once a ministry is fully funded, we will follow policy to use funds for the next closest ministry need.

Missionaries and mission-field leaders understand that items on the project list cannot be expected or spent until the funds for the project(s) have arrived at the EFM office.