Annie and Jeff Dieselberg
serve in Bangkok, Thailand, a bustling metropolis of more than 10 million people. Annie and Jeff both serve at NightLight Foundation and NightLight Design Co. Ltd.
NightLight is an international organization committed to addressing the complex issues surrounding trafficking and prostitution by catalyzing individual and community transformation. NightLight’s vision is to offer intervention to sexually exploited women and children, to enable them to discover their dignity, and to provide a program of holistic transformation, empowering them to live and work in their community.
NightLight’s mission is to build relationships and provide hope, intervention, rescue and assistance to women and children exploited in the sex industry by offering alternative employment through the registered jewelry business NightLight Design, Co. Ltd., as well as vocational opportunities, life-skills training and physical, emotional and spiritual development to women seeking freedom from sexual exploitation. NightLight builds support networks internationally to intervene and assist women, men and children whose lives are negatively impacted by the sex industry.
Annie is the founder and CEO of NightLight. Aside from administration, Annie facilitates the outreach in the red-light area, and leads in the prayer and deliverance ministry at NightLight. As an advocate for NightLight and the issues of women exploited in the sex industry, Annie also does a lot of networking and speaking.
Jeff serves as chaplain to both NightLight Design Co. Ltd and NightLight Foundation. Jeff also serves as Senior Pastor of NightLight’s church plant, Song Sawang Church (translated Send the Light). Song Sawang is a new church start that began May 2008, mostly with new converts from NightLight. Now, however, these women who are members of the church are reaching out to family, friends, and strangers, bringing more growth and diversity to the congregational make-up. In addition, Jeff teaches urban transformation at 3 local seminaries along with a team of 4 trained adjunct faculty to encourage aspiring pastors and Christian workers to understand and engage in what God is doing in Bangkok and the cities of the world.
Language used in ministry: Thai
serve in Durban, South Africa together with IM partner the Baptist Mission of South Africa. They train and equip local churches, pastors and missionaries to combat life-style related diseases like HIV/AIDS, heart and artery disease, diabetes and malaria. Portable rapid screening tests for these conditions are offered by trained health builders. The doctors continue to develop a health education DVD series that can be studied individually or in small groups. A holistic approach from the Christian perspective is offered in order to help people acheive their health and life goals.
The vision is to train two or four health builders in each participating church. They would like to see this model of health building become a part of local church missions throughout Africa and other resource-limited settings.
Languages for ministry: English and Zulu
Primary ethnic groups worked with: South African Indians and Zulus