Far-flung Tin Can is forming an intersection of two diverse worlds – the mission field and the Christian home.
Many have a heart for missions but can’t get to the mission field directly. Often, writing a check to someone who comes to your church once a year doesn’t satisfy your passion for missions. Ministry is relationship; relationship with Jesus and relationship with those on Earth. We are providing a direct line from our homes into the mission field, essentially a far-flung tin can that reaches the corners of the Earth.
As you browse this website, you’ll begin to hear the heart of those who are being light in a dark lands. You can watch their daily life and see their progress. Blogs provide insight into the character, values, goals and passions of each of the missionaries we support. You can provide encouraging words, questions from you and your family, and even sponsor their cause directly from their page. Far-flung wants you to find missionaries that you believe and use this website as an outlet to dive into the missions field while living continuing your daily responsibilities.
Help Us Get Started
In addition to our website, Far Flung supports missionaries by documenting through video and other various mediums their work across the globe. The equipment to film, edit, and produce these videos is expensive, and the travel expenses for us to travel the globe to complete these documentaries stack up very quickly.
If you would like to contribute directly to Far Flung Tin Can, you can do so by clicking on the PayPal-powered donate link below.
Your donation will go directly to fulfilling our goal of documenting the great work that our missionaries provide communities all over the world.
Meet the Team:
Kyle is a 26-year-old film producer who studied Telecommunications at Lee University. Kyle’s interest in video has driven him since he was very young and he now is able to incorporate into a ministry. Kyle grew up in Mansfield, OH where he attended Journey life Center, the church his parents are currently pastors of for the past 31 years. Kyle loves to make people laugh but can’t decide whether he loves that more than laughing with, himself. He loves writing, video, live entertainment, music and anything involving exploring Sociology.
Kyle has been working on the development of Far-Flung Tin Can since February 2009, at the age of 22. During his time with FFTC, he’s executive produced 4 motion pictures (PAN DE VIDA: The Maiden Voyage, PAN DE VIDA: Loving the Unknown, REDEMPTION URUGUAY: Digging Wells, HOGAR DE PROMESA: Constructing a Family), 3 music albums (No Turning Back, PAN DE VIDA: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Christmas is Thanksgiving). 24 installment Web Series (PAN DE VIDA: Webisodes), and a mission’s focused magazine (The Phonebook). His journey in missions has taken him to exciting new places and it’s only just beginning.
He is originally from Cleveland, TN but has a second home as well in Hamilton, AL.
In Cleveland, he attends Lee University with a major in business. He believes in full confidence that a move of God is coming to that campus and that city and has made it his aim to be apart of it.
In Hamilton, he is apart of “Chosen” and “The Ramp”, which are both branches from “Karen Wheaton Ministries”. There they have 2 conferences a month drawing thousands (of mainly young people) across the nation to be impacted by the presence of God.
Tyler believes that Far Flung Tin Can is a genesis of a reformation that will send out ripples throughout eternity. Awakening hearts to the reality of the love of Jesus and His call for justice for those in need.
“The possibilities for us are unlimited, if we merely just know Jesus.” – Louie Giglio
This statement echoes as Tyler’s determination. Regardless of the place the Lord sends them, or the cost that entails… Jesus is at the helm. Therefore there are no limits.
I rise every morning with a manner that acknowledges the integrity of honesty. I know deep down in the DNA of the culture we, no matter how much we deny, we want to be, give, and receive hands of Love. It is easy to choose to be selfish and only take care of yourself. This is self-centered. So to totally deny egocentric cravings of self preservation one must choose to deny his and her selfishness and this is where we step into the excellence of pure light. I want to choose to be and give hands of Love. I choose to follow the Lord of Love, Jesus the Anointed One. My name is Jonathan Ernstly Etienne, and I follow Faith. I follow Hope. I follow Love. I’ll follow Him to the ‘far-flung’ corners of this earth. I am ready. I am ready to ‘GO’.
FFTC Communications Manager
My name is Jazmine Cox. I graduated December of 2012 with a degree in Communications and Public Relations from Lee University. When I first came to Lee, I was actually pursuing a degree in Church Music, and I planned on simply joining a team that traveled and led worship. But, with one single dream in September 2008, God completely changed my plans. I was given a dream in which I was leading worship and getting involved with the lives of people around the world. I was ministering in the streets and sharing the Gospel is places like Asia and Russia. In this dream, I was still involved with music, but I was doing so much more than that. I can remember that when I woke up, I was greeted by the peace of God. And so lovingly Jesus whispered, “Start to dream the dream I have for you.” My heart was captured.
Before this time, I really had not looked into missions work much. I can actually remember my dad, a few years prior to me coming to school, showing me a DVD of a group of youth and young adults who had gone to Ireland and were doing street ministry there and he asked me if that was something that I would like to get involved in. I quickly and firmly answered that I would not. But, Jesus definitely has had other plans. Since then, with the more knowledge I gain about how much the World need Jesus, the more this passionate seed Holy Spirit planted in my heart grows.
In addition to gaining a passion for missions, the rest of my story can be summarized into two words…LOVE and FREEDOM. Over my time in college, Jesus has completely transformed me by the power of His love. I once did not even believe that “love” was a real thing; I defined it as “emotional manipulation.” Because I would not let myself believe that unconditional love existed, I allowed myself to be stuck in a mindset of, “I’m not good enough; I have to be better.” But, I have found that once you let yourself dare to encounter the Love of Jesus, you can never be the same. Jesus set me free from eating disorders, an unhealthy mindset and has healed scars in the deepest places of my heart. He has made me free to be a girl that loves to love people and to do so intentionally. He has shown me that a life not lived for myself is what truly sets me free!