Warner Family & Zambia Missions

$18,785 of $25k goal

Raised by 120 people in 25 months
Pastor Chris Teis   HOWELL, NJ


Justin and Preetika Warner have faithfully been serving the Lord in Livingstone, Zambia for almost 10 years. In June of 2008 they established Falls View, a local church just a few miles from the great Victoria Falls. In addition to the excellent ministry work they have been doing in Zambia they have also recently adopted their son, Elijah, a native Zambian boy who was abandoned very close to their home. The powerful story of this little boy, Elijah, will be released as a brief documentary in the near future.

Of late, Preetika has been having some medical complications which has made ministry in Zambia very difficult for the family. She has been suffering from intense pain throughout her body that has caused her to be confined to her bed for the past few weeks. They have sought care and council from local medical doctors with no positive results. After receiving advice and council from their mission board and home church, they have decided it best and urgent for the family to come home so that Preetika can receive medical care. It is the desire of the Warner family to receive the much needed care as quickly as possible, and then return to their home and ministry in Zambia.

This is where we come in. We can come together to show love and support for what this family is doing right now by giving to meet this emergency need!

Your gift will get the family home quickly (by August 5th), allow Preetika to get the much needed diagnosis and treatment, and then get them back home to Zambia so that they can effectively continue their ministry there.

As a thank you for your generosity and help, Pastor Chris Teis & the Open Door Bible Baptist Church (the Warner's Pastor & sending church) in partnership with Andrew Garcia & Second Mile Films are offering a free digital download version of the Documentary "Elijah" when it is released to all donations over $100.

The financial need breakdown are as follows:

$6000- Airfare & Travel Expenses
$2000- For Medical Needs

Anything raised beyond the amount needed or used will be donated to the completion of the Falls View Bible Baptist Church building in Livingstone, Zambia.
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Update 20
7 months ago
Thank you to those that have helped to support the Warner Family in this time of need! Preetika continues to see doctors and has undergone some new tests to help treat her condition.

This month Pastor Justin will be leading men from Open Door on a trip to Zambia. Please be in prayer as we endeavor to help the church at Falls View, ordain the national Pastor Luka, and set things in motion for solidifying the leadership of the church and starting new works from it in the near future.

Pastor Justin will need your prayers as he will be away from his family for 3 weeks.

Much of the roof has been set in place on the Falls View building because of your generosity. If you would like to help us reach our goal of completing the roof there, please give a donation today to help!

Thank you!

Roof work being done on Falls View
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Update 19
12 months ago
Have you seen the Elijah film yet? Watch it, Give to help the Warner family during this time of great need, and share this need with as many people as you can through social networks or word of mouth.

Consider asking your Pastor to show this video in your church for a missions conference, or special time to remind God's people of His great work of the gospel throughout the world!

You can request a copy of the film by digital download by emailing info@opendoornj.org and we will send you a digital download to burn to dvd or play from your devices.

Preetika is continuing to receive medical treatment for unhealthy levels of mercury in her blood that was causing poisoning as well as some other things the doctors have found in their tests. Please lift her up to God for a complete healing.

Pastor Justin is continuing to organize and administrate their ministry in Zambia as best as he can while here on medical furlough, and your financial gifts are allowing support to go to the ministry there. Many reports of people coming to Christ, and being discipled are being given. Pray for Pastor Luka and the other national men who are doing a phenomenal job in the Warner's absence.
Elijah Film
Warner's Ministry in Zambia
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Update 18
16 months ago
Thanks for your continued prayers & financial support. The Warner's will arrive in New Jersey tomorrow evening & plan to work with us at Open Door over the next few months while Preetika continues to deal with her health issues.

Our desire is that we see her completely healed and restored in health in the next few months so that they can return quickly to their ministry in Zambia. Will you please pray with us?

If you can help by giving there are some added expenses to their travel and settling into their temporary apartment in New Jersey. We appreciate all of your prayers and support on behalf of the Warner Family.
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Update 17
18 months ago
Justin & Elijah arrived safely in Zambia just a little over a week ago and have seen wonderful fruit & answered prayer. In addition to seeing souls saved, and new guests at Falls View, Elijah was approved for US Citizenship very quickly, which is a tremendous answer to prayer.
Thank you for your continued prayers & support of the family. Preetika is still in California with her parents awaiting another test in March. Please pray for strength, grace, and complete healing. As you can imagine, it is difficult being on the other side of the world from your family in addition to bearing the physical burdens of being ill. We aren't far from our financial goal for the family's needs, please give if you can help and share the Elijah video and their story with others!
Elijah was approved for US Citizenship!
Elijah & Preetika saying goodbye
Sunday in Zambia!
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Raised by 120 people in 25 months
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Pastor Chris Teis     Faith   HOWELL, NJ
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