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The Messarras - South Africa

Jack and Loren Messarra serve with East Mountain (link: in Cape Town, South Africa. East Mountain is a Christian missional community that partners with local churches to holistically train and develop leaders. Our community consists of 12 families (both American missionaries and African nationals). We partner with under-resourced churches to assist them in their leadership development in the areas of theological education, spiritual formation, and practical leadership skills.

As Director of Operations and Theological Education, Jack serves East Mountain in strategic planning, Bible teaching, event coordinating, and recruitment. In addition to being a fantastic mother to our two young children, Loren disciples women and is a part of EM's communications team.

You can follow our ministry on Facebook (link: and on our website (link:

Contact: Jack Messarra

Ways to Serve:
- To receive our emails about our ministry, contact Jack ( We send out updates about once every 6 weeks.
- Join us for a vision trip and come see what East Mountain is all about
- Connect us with college students who may be interested in participating in our 6-week summer internship, called Summit.
- Like our FB page and pray for our ministry as we post prayer requests

Ways to Pray:
- Peace & Reconciliation for the Church in SA
- Greater Biblical literacy in impoverished neighborhoods
- The next generation of Biblical leaders for Africa to rise up
- New ministry partners both in SA & USA
- Balance for us in ministry, life, and rest