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What We Believe

We believe young people with intercultural backgrounds are called to be future world missionaries, and our work at GCM is focused on preparing these young people for their calling.


Core to our mission is sharing the message of Isaiah 35:10 and Isaiah 51:11 relating to the rescue of God's ransomed by coming into God's calling over their lives.


and those the Lord has rescued will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
   everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
   and sorrow and sighing will flee away. [Isaiah 35:10]


and those the Lord has rescued will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
   everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
   and sorrow and sighing will flee away. [Isaiah 51:11]



Right now, GCM is supporting young people around the world by providing educational solutions to open doors for them. At the same time, these young people are encouraged to understand God's plan in their lives and to find their identity not as young people in between cultures, but as children of God and citizens of heaven. GCM also provides much needed support for missionaries and their families by offering non-clinical counseling.

This movement includes financial and programmatic support for individuals, missions organizations and schools, along with the publication and promotion of materials aligned with the promise of Isaiah 35:10 / 51:11 and specialized workshops to guide organizations in more effectivelyleading cross-cultural ministry. 


If you agree with our perspective that education itself is foundational to preparing young people of intercultural backgrounds to build the Kingdom as future world missionaries for Christ, we ask for your prayers and encouragement as we endure the challenges of this movement, and you are welcome to participate financially.

Who We Are

Global Connections Ministry is a domestic nonprofit corporation organized in the US state of Oregon on December 2, 2021.


We currently operate a remote office only, providing support remotely, although we welcome in-person meetings with interested supporters in the Portland Metropolitan area or by invitation at your location.

Global Connections Ministry is federally designated as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt entity.

Board of Directors

Yeonjin (YJ) Veach


YJ Veach is the founder and President of Global Connections Ministry. She has served as an international educator and school administrator for more than two decades in South Korea and the US. She lives in Oregon, USA with her husband and sons and is currently a doctoral candidate while leading the ministry work of Global Connections Ministry.


Tim Veach

David Smith

Secretary / Treasurer

Voting Officer

Endah Smith


Voting Officer

Global Connections Ministry is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code. Global Connections Ministry is organized as stipulated under the section “Public Benefit Activities” of section 501(c)(3). No part of net earnings of GCM shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in the purpose clause of the corporation's General Information & Bylaws.

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