Many of those who learn of our ministry are surprised at the global impact of our work. In 2016, we welcomed pastors and missionaries from 8 states in the U.S. as well as from 44 different countries (including several limited-access countries) on 6 continents. The colored areas on the map above represent countries from which missionaries and pastors came to ALONGSIDE in 2016, and for the year we welcomed a total of 176 clients (108 families) from 57 different mission organizations and church denominations. We minister to people who themselves then minister to other people in countries all over the world, creating a ripple effect of ministry and making ALONGSIDE both a global ministry and a strategic ministry. From the small town of Richland, Michigan, we can impact people literally all over the world!