History

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Reid Saunders Association is taking the message of the cross to the ends of the earth… all for Jesus! Our mission is two-fold: evangelism and building up the Body of Christ. We work with and through local churches worldwide. The goal is to promote unity and cooperation among believers, train and equip individuals for evangelism, and partner with evangelical churches to make disciples. We do this by saturating communities through city-wide festivals, by targeting unreached people groups, and by providing humanitarian aid for those in need. Most importantly, we invite people into a personal relationship with Christ.

In 17 years of ministry, (2002-2019) Reid Saunders and his team have delivered a message of hope to 157 million people through radio and television interviews, and to over 3.5 million people in 87 countries through face-to-face presentations of the Gospel. Over 285,000 have made decisions to follow Jesus Christ and are being discipled through local churches. Medical teams have treated and ministered to more than 22,000 people in Uganda, Sudan, India, Romania, Guatemala, Ghana, Honduras, Ethiopia, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, Myanmar, Thailand, and Peru.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][icon_timeline timeline_line_style=”solid” timeline_line_color=”#848484″ time_block_bg_color=”rgba(100,189,214,0.38)” time_sep_color=”#21196d” time_sep_bg_color=”#dd3333″][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Reid Saunders Association Timeline”]Soon after graduating from Western Baptist College (now Corban University) and Multnomah Seminary, and interning with Luis Palau Association, Reid was anxious to get started on his evangelistic ministry.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2002: Reid and Carmen with son Azlan, the year they started the ministry.”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2002: Reid Speaking at evangelistic festival in India”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2002: Reid demonstrates his 360 spin move for dramatic emphasis at Kayunga, Uganda festival.”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2002: Making new friends in Kayunga”]

[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2004: Staging for Uganda festival”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2004: Team poses for picture on the Equator in route to the Uganda festival”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2004: Uganda children respond to the gospel”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2004: Brandon and Stacy Schmidgall formed the first medical team in Uganda”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2006: Planes, Trains, and Automobile Team in Madrai, India”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2006: European outreaches to England, and Ireland”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2006: Affinity events in Poland”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2006: Festival in Maduri, India”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2006: Jamaica festival”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2007: Reid Speaking at Salem Rivefest, largest evangelistic outreach event in Salem history”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2007: Refugee camps in Gulu, Ughanda appear to be the “Ends of the Earth“”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2007: Gulu, Uganda team prepared for action”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2007: Festival in Red Hills, India, where many had never heard the name of Jesus”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2008: Medical team in action, Uganda/Rwanda Africa”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2009: Reid’s first time speeking at Creation Fest in George, WA”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2009: Medical team provides medical care for prison guards and inmates in war-torn Sudan”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2009: Thousands respond to the gospel invitation at the Yei, South Sudan festival”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2010: Outreach in Senapati, India”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2010: Festival in Ecuador”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2010: Creation East and West Festivals”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2011: New church is born in Ghana with believers from drum shop”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2011: Brett helps with rice harvest in route to Chirala, India festival”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2011: Outreach festivals in Ecuador”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2011: Drama team performs for Ecuador school children”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2011: Festival in Nepal ministers to Bhutanese refugeess”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2012: Ghana Fest”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2012: Ghana Fest Team”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2012: Sri Lanka school children listen intently to presentation”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2012: Reid makes friends during Sri Lanka outreach”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2012: Guatemala Outreach”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2013: Ethiopia Outreach”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2013: Prayer for decision-maker at Honduras festival”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2013: India outreach into areas of incredible poverty”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2013: Crowds gather for action sports performance at Ethiopia festival”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2013: Reid presents gospel at Russian affinity events”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2013: Columbia Riverfest, St Helens, OR”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2013: Team ministers to the poor in dump-workers community in Guatemala”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2013: Office staff”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2014: Dominican Fest team entertains children with wordless bracelets”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2014: Reid giving message at Caesarea during Israel tour”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2014: Festival crowd enjoys musical presentation in Guatemala”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2014: First year of Reid Saunders Benefit golf tournament”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2014: Team from Salem prepares for trip to Tak,Thailand”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2014: Team presents the gospel through drama to Burmese refugees in the mountain village on the Thailand border”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2015: Outreach festival in Oaxaca, Mexico”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2015: More than 7000 come to Christ during Cordoba, Argentina festival”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2015: Affinity events in Italy, Macedonia, and Bulgaria provide an effective means to present the gospel”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2015: Reid presenting a gospel invitation in Homa Bay, Kenya”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2015: LifeFest in Wisconsin”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2015: Reid and Azlan visit Peru, attend pastors conference in preparation for upcoming festival in Villa El Salvador.”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2015: Alaska fishing Trip”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2016: Outreach to Cambodia and Laos”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2016: Thousands respond to the gospel at festivals in Dejabon, Dominican Republic and Ouanaminthe, Haiti”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2016: Reid with Nick Hall at Together 2016, Washington DC”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2016: Reid speaks to an estimated 500,000 people gathered at the Washington DC Mall”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2016: Lifelight, South Dakota”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2016: Malawi festival”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2016: Affinity outreach events in Moldova and Ukraine”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2016: Myanmar opens it’s doors to the gospel after more than 50 years. Thousands come to Christ.”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2016: Staff retreat at the coast”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2017: RSA celebrates 15 year Anniversary”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2017: Ministering to families with special needs children in Croatia and Serbia affinity events”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Laura Morett, board member and television star, hosts Annual Benefit Dessert”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2017: RSA brings Russian, Spanish and English speaking churches together for historic Willamette Valley Gathering on the National Day of Prayer”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2017: Students respond the the gospel message of hope in Villa El Salvador, Peru”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2017: Love Malta festival provided a boost to local churches that had not seen dramatic growth in many years”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2017: Reid met with church leaders in Seoul, Korea and Indonesia to formulate plans for future evangelistic outreaches.”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2107: The Saunders family after 15 years of ministry.”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2018: Historic outreaches in Bethlehem with 200 decisions for Christ”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2018: Apron Sewing Ministry started”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2018: RSA team works with Restoration Ministries in Sao Paulo favelas and gang leaders come to Christ.”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2018: RSA Medical Team provided care and medicine for 400 patients in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. 2,300 people made decisions to follow Christ at outreach festivals.”]

[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2019: La Vega, Dominican Republic – 80,000 attendance and 20,670 make decisions for Christ”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2019: Ormoc, Philippines outreach, 52,000 attendance and 15,863 make decisions for Christ”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2019: Outreach to Jerez, and southern Spain produces 50% new believer growth in the evangelical churches”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2019: Historic Christmas Love outreach in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam draws 40,000 to hear Gospel message.”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2020: RSA has first outreach to Cuba”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2020: RSA partners with Shine Star Satellite TV to broadcast Gospel message from Pakistan to 600 million people living in 10/40 Window.”][/icon_timeline_item][/icon_timeline][/vc_column][/vc_row]