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Sharing the Love of Christ with Others

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Our Focus

Anchored International Relief is a Christian ministry dedicated to reaching out to those in hopeless and desperate situations with the love of Jesus Christ. We are committed to Jesus’ admonition to be His witnesses in our Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the utter most parts of the world.

We Respond To:

  • Natural / man-made disasters

  • Unreached people groups

  • Inner-city and poverty stricken areas in the US and abroad

  • Areas that have been long neglected by the world and are searching for something to believe

  • Chaplains – we have trained police/civilian chaplains that can respond to any incident in the US or abroad

  • We are currently work with the police in Mexico and Nepal

How We Can Help Other Churches and Organizations

  • Helping you to develop and prepare your mission team or long term missionaries to go out to the field

  • Training in managing a critical incident should your team or missionary be  involved in one overseas

  • Responding to disasters whether natural or man-made has become a more frequent need than ever before. We offer training in disaster response as well as chaplaincy.

  • Working in 3rd world or disaster zones is often dangerous and prone to injuries. We are working with National Protection and Safety Consulting to provide training in field medicine, CPR, first aid for churches and mission organizations.

Where We Work

In Uganda we have two hospitals in rural areas that we are working in. One area is largely unreached with the Gospel. We are bringing in medical workers and team members to work alongside them as well as to encourage and strengthen the church in those areas. In addition our personnel have extensive experience in disaster response in incidents such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Southeast Asia Tsunami, Japan Earthquake, Hurricane Mitch etc.

Columbia

Columbia

Guatemala

Guatemala

Japan

Japan

Kenya

Kenya

Nepal

Mexico

Nepal

Nepal

Nicaragua

Nicaragua

Philippines

Philippines

Rwanda

Rwanda

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Sudan

Uganda

Uganda

Meet Our Team

Gary I. KusunokiCEO
Gary I. Kusunoki has been deeply involved in those suffering as a result of natural and man made disasters for over 25 years. Since his first response to the genocide in Rwanda to the more recent Nepal earthquake and other US disasters, he has fulfilled his calling to minister the love of Christ to those that are hurting, lost and hopeless. As a Christian pastor he has a heart to go and fulfill the bibles directive to love in both word and deed. He and his wife Carol have been married for almost 39 years and have six beautiful daughters who live with them in the US and three sons and a daughter in Africa. Gary and Carol are full time self-supported missionaries serving with Anchored International Relief.
James VacaField Coordinator
James is a licensed General Contractor who’s love for the Lord and serving others has led him to come and work with AIR full time as a self-supported missionary. James has been on countless international trips and currently serves as a chaplain with AIR. He has responded on numerous disasters in both the United States and internationally and continues to help lead teams going out with AIR.
Steve BaileyDART Team Director (Disaster Assessment and Response Team)
Steve Bailey, a United States Navy Veteran, retired Aerospace Engineer, and ordained Pastor, has been involved in international missions and relief work since 1999. His disaster field experience includes Hurricane Mitch / Nicaragua, Hurricane Katrina / Louisiana, Tsunami / Thailand, Earthquake / Peru, Hurricane Haiyan / Philippines, and mission work in 40+ impoverished and war torn countries. He also serves as a Chaplain for the Billy Graham Evangelical Association Rapid Response Team and Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. Steve has completed disaster relief training, including Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and Sharing Hope In Crisis.
Carol KusunokiDirector of Women’s Ministries
Andrew & Sarah Drey Ministry Specialist
Andrew & Sarah have a passion to GO into all the world and share the L O V E of Jesus. They have served in both long term and short term missions in Liberia, Benin, Kenya, Uganda, Mexico, Guatemala, California, Hawaii and Texas. They are committed to fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus Christ when He said, GO into all the world and preach the G O S P E L to all people!
Kevin TorrenceBoard Member
As a credentialed safety trainer Kevin has conducted both provider and Instructor courses for the American Heart Association and other related safety courses. As an ordained Senior Chaplain Kevin serves as a first responder in Law Enforcement which gives him a unique perspective in every facet of chaplaincy and dealing with those in crisis. He has been involved with developing policies, procedures and training protocols for new chaplains both in Law Enforcement and other chaplain fields. He has also been responsible for implementation of these guidelines both in the classroom and in the field and serves as a training officer for new chaplains going into service for the first time. Kevin works as VP of operations for a safety training company and has over 25 years of experience in operations and administration.
Ray ThompsonBoard Member
Todd PriestMarketing

Our Beginnings

Watch the documentary Footsteps of Peace showing the early years of the work of the ministry in the area of Sudan