The Glory Project is a Christian Missionary Organization focused on reaching the unreached with the message of Jesus Christ through every available means. We rely on our values: faith, hope, and love, to guide us as we seek to fulfill God’s purpose.
God continued to surprise Breck with every trip he took, bringing people to faith and developing leaders in the church. Breck began to see a correlation between each trip taken and how the church grew. He realized by focusing each trip on empowering and encouraging the local church to advance Christ’s kingdom throughout their local region, missionary work continued in his absence through the indigenous frontline workers.
The Glory Project continues this mission of empowerment by forming strategic partnerships with local church leaders. The Glory Project has served God in Southeast Asia through Church Planting, Child Sponsorships, Leadership Development, and Theological education. We seek to share the gospel in all its fullness to the glory of God by establishing, growing, and maturing the church in Southeast Asia. By connecting God’s people, the mission of making disciples can be fulfilled (Matt. 28:18-20).
The Glory Project is an international missionary organization geographically focused on empowering the established church in South East Asia. We are working alongside indigenous missionaries and church leaders to help them build independence from support from the west. Our goal is for the church there to become completely self-sufficient by coming alongside them to build microenterprise businesses that will empower them to grow and prosper and “for the earth [to be] filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” (Hab. 2:14)
Connecting the church across the globe with local churches in Southeast Asia.
Demonstrating the love of God to people and families with critical needs equipping them with skills for life and community transformation. (Micah 6:8)
Training indigenous leaders to proclaim the gospel of Christ and Shepherd the flock.
Discipling Christ-followers in their faith journey with the goal to invest their lives in others. (2 Timothy 2:2)
Planting churches all across Southeast Asia with the goal of reproducing themselves. (Romans 15:19-20)
Reaching the unreached with the message of Jesus Christ through every available means. (1 Corinthians 9:22)
(II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20, 21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105; 160; Proverbs 30:5)
We believe the Holy Bible is the divinely inspired and inerrant Word of God and is God’s revelation of Himself to man, to be accepted in its entirety as the final authority in matters of faith and practice. The Bible is the basis for this statement of faith.
(Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14)
We believe the eternal triune God exists coequally as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is the Father to those who are born again into His family through faith in Jesus Christ, and He sovereignly reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and human history, according to the purposes of His grace. He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise.
We believe Jesus Christ is the divine Son of God, fully God and fully man, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He lived in this world, without sin, was crucified, and in His death, bore the sins of all mankind. He was buried and on the third day rose from the dead, thereby obtaining redemption for all who receive Him as Savior and Lord. He ascended to God the Father and will come again to receive to Himself the redeemed, and pass judgment on all who reject Him as Savior and Lord.
(II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)
We believe the Holy Spirit is fully divine, convicting unbelievers of sin, calling them to the Savior, effecting regeneration, indwelling and sealing every believer, and baptizing each into the Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit works in the believer’s life by glorifying Christ; by cultivating Christian character; by comforting, empowering, filling, and guiding the believer into all truth; and by bestowing spiritual gifts with which the believer serves God through His church.
We believe every person is a sinner by nature and also sins of his or her own free will, and he or she lives under the condemnation of sin and needs to be saved. Salvation for all is by grace alone, through faith in Christ alone; whereby, through regeneration the sinner is bestowed the gifts of faith and repentance. Those whom God has accepted in Christ have been sealed by His Holy Spirit and will never lose their salvation.
We believe a New Testament church is an autonomous, local body of baptized believers associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The New Testament also speaks of the universal church consisting of believers from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation. The church’s purpose is to glorify God by fulfilling the Lord’s Great Commission and by obeying the Great Commandment.
(Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Acts 2:41-42: Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12)
We believe the ordinance of baptism is the immersion in water of a professed believer in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Baptism is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior, and symbolizing his or her own death to sin, the burial of his or her old life, and his or her resurrection to a new life in Jesus Christ.
We believe the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper is an act of obedience to Christ’s command, whereby members of His body partake of the bread and the fruit of the vine commemorating and proclaiming the sacrificial death of our Lord Jesus Christ until His return. We believe the elements of the Lord’s Supper symbolize Christ’s body and blood, broken and shed for us.
We believe in the biblical definition of family and marriage based on the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant relationship. The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God’s image and are to love and respect each other out of honor to the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate and teach their children spiritual truths from God’s Word.
We believe God created human beings as male and female as determined by a person’s chromosomal structure at birth. The complementary relational nature of the human race as male and female reflects the created order given by God when He created human beings in His image.
At the Glory Project we work with indigenous churches, leaders, and ministries to build the kingdom of God in Southeast Asia. True transformation occurs only when the local church identifies their needs and others are mobilized. Therefore, at The Glory Project we seek to make disciples and reproduce the church of God in Southeast Asia.
Breck Merkle served over ten years as a missionary in Southeast Asia and a part of his heart will always remain there. He loves the people, the food, the culture, everything about the region. His investment is there – for even two of his children were born in Asia. Breck’s heartbeat is to see the global church of God come together to share the love of Jesus all across Southeast Asia. His passion is to see The Glory Project mobilize the church to empower local leaders and ministries to reach the unreached with the gospel of Jesus Christ for the glory of God.
I’m Wayne Cantwell, the Finance Director for The Glory Project. There are two times I feel a special closeness with God. The first is at the summit of one of Colorado’s 14ers. I’ve completed over 30 and there is just a sense of peace, solitude and beauty that could only come from God. The second is on mission. I’ve enjoyed mission work in Africa, Europe and Southeast Asia. I loved partnering with Breck when he was in the mission field and hence the connection of our work on this non-profit. God has blessed me with a long career in the financial industry and enjoy giving back in service in that area like my role here and with other groups in the development of annual budgets and financial oversight. I’m excited about the work of The Glory Project through spreading the gospel through this wonderful people group.
I tell people that I left a part of my heart in South East Asia, and it is so very true. Due to some unfortunate circumstances, I have not been able to return….yet. I am hoping to someday bring my husband and daughter with me to see the lands and meet the people I have fallen in love with. I feel very blessed to have been able to have the Holy Spirit speak through me and to me to really see the people and circumstances on the other side of the world. In the meantime. I work full time as a Physical Therapist and Wound Care Specialist for a Skilled Nursing Facility/Rehab facility in Colorado Springs. I enjoy bike riding, yard work, (I know weird right) family fun nights, Cross Fellowship Church events, playing with animals (we have a dog, 2 cats, 2 rats, and a turtle), and I am weird so I also like housework. I hope to bring resources, emotional support and most of all the love of Jesus Christ and see the Church rise up in South East Asia.
Candice Merkle’s heart was changed after serving over ten years in Southeast Asia with her husband. She came to see and love the people of Southeast Asia as God does. Candice has a desire to see God glorified through God’s global church being mobilized to spread the gospel worldwide, especially continuing to be shared and spread in the region of Southeast Asia.
I’m Steve Wilke, a board member-at-large for the Glory Project. I’m a retired Army Officer where I spent much of my adult life overseas, in nearly 50 countries and 5 continents. There is just something special about each one of those places, even in war. God’s beautiful creation is on display in each one, yet nothing is more important than his best creation, man. I’m excited to serve with the Glory Project because of the unique opportunity to reach many cultures in many countries. In the military, I served an important mission and for the defense of the USA, but the Glory Project serves the most important mission, the furtherance of God’s kingdom with the gospel and salvation through Jesus Christ alone. One by one, little by little, until all have heard, I am excited to be a part of this mission.
We have several church leaders and ministers who serve all across Southeast Asia. For security reasons, we will not release photos of the individuals and family. You can see more information on our missionary page.