Project Name: Gumawana Scripture Project, Clif and Roxanne Olson – Wycliffe Bible Translators

Location: Papua New Guinea

When: 2019

Project Scope: Clif & Roxanne Olson, who have been working in Papua New Guinea since 1985, celebrated the completed New Testament and four Old Testament books in the Gumawana language with a dedication ceremony on November 7th ,2019 in Papua New Guinea. The dedication of the Gumawana Scriptures is a significant accomplishment and result of the faithful work of Clif and Roxanne as well as God’s provision. Orval Butcher Missions is thankful that we were able to play a small role in supporting this great work over the last few years.

Gumawana Scripture Project

Project Name: Construction of Sunday School Classroom Building,

Location: Turrialba, Costa Rica

When: 2018

Project Scope: Orval Butcher Missions (OBM) raised $8,500 to construct Sunday School classrooms for a small Christian church in Turrialba area of Costa Rica. For this project OBM President Mike Gaetke was privileged to lead a team of four from the US to Costa Rica to partner with Pastor Robert Barrantes and his church, Iglesia Brazos de Amor (Arms of Love). We worked alongside our Costa Rican brothers and sisters constructing and new Sunday school classroom building for the children.

Almost a year before we committed to this project, the Turrialba church prayer team met on the site and prayed for a miracle, that God would provide a Sunday School classroom building on the very spot our team built the new Sunday School structure!

Previous Sunday School classrooms

Previous Sunday School classrooms

New Sunday School classrooms

New Sunday School classrooms

Our construction Team

Our construction Team – from the US and Costa Rica

Project Name: Africa Servant Leadership Development Initiative, Assist with Bathroom Building Construction

Location: Makueni County, Kenya, Africa

When: 2018

Project Scope: Orval Butcher Missions (OBM) helped to fund the construction of a bathroom building for Africa Servant Leadership Development Initiative ( ).  This is the first building on the three-acer parcel that is being developed for training of Christian servant leaders in Kenya. OBM is working with Kenyan native Dr. Peter Mulinge to design and develop the Servant Leadership Institute. Dr. Mulinge’s vision is to “raise up a new generation of authentic servant leaders, leading with integrity and a heart to serve.” The new campus will include a Chapel, Administration Building, Dining hall, Dormitories, Faculty and staff housing and a Library. OBM’s President Mike Gaetke has been to Kenya several times participating in teaching servant leadership and development of the campus property.

Project Name: Africa Servant Leader Training

Location: Machakos, Kenya, Africa

When: 2016

Project Scope: Orval Butcher Missions President Mike Gaetke participated over a two-week period in the training of African Leaders in Kenya. Primarily providing instruction on the principles Jesus taught about leading as a servant, or Servant Leadership. There is a movement in Kenya to raise up a new generation of servant leaders. The organization that Orval Butcher Missions is partnering with is Africa Servant Leadership Development Initiative (ASLEAD) . The founder Dr. Peter Mulinge is at the forefront of this movement and has a God sized vision to see Kenya, and the continent of Africa, transformed for the glory of God. ASLEAD is currently developing the Africa Servant Leader Institute campus on a 3-acre parcel in Machakos County in Kenya. This campus will be a hub for leaders to come from all over Africa to learn how to lead as Jesus lead.

Servant leader students and instructors

Teaching servant leadership in Kenya

ASLEAD founder Dr. Peter Mulinge and Orval Butcher Mission President Mike Gaetke

Project Name: Pastor Ricauter House Construction

Location: Coto Brus, Costa Rica

When: 2013

Project Scope: Orval Butcher Missions partnered with Skyline Church of La Mesa CA and Iglesia Brazos De Amor of San Jose Costa Rica to complete the construction of the home of Pastor Ricauter and his wife Rosa. Orval Butcher Missions President Mike Gaetke lead the team of eight from San Diego, CA. Pastor Ricauter has pastored a church in the remote are of Coto Brus for the past 15 years, and had been working on the construction of his home for 11 years. With the resources and team that we brought, we were able to accomplish in just two weeks what would have taken Pastor Ricauter years to complete!

House exterior

House Dedication

Some of the team

The construction team

Pastor Ricauter, Rosa and son