THE ARROYOS (Martin and Karen)
Church Planting and Community Development, Oaxaca, Mexico
Pastor and disciple Mixtec and Triqui Indians through Gracia Abundante, outreach programs, and Christian radio station
Since 1991, the Arroyos have been teaching and preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Juxtlahuacqa, Oaxaca and the surrounding regions through the established church, Gracia Abundante, and broadcasting Christian content on radio station (RadioMixCris). Their goal is to acquire land and a building for their church, expand the radio ministry, and to continue offering assistance whenever possible to help with the enormous physical and emotional needs of this region.
THE CARNEYS (Chester and Naomi)
Church Planting – Okinawa, Japan Pastor and disciple Belmont Church Okinawa, a growing and multi-ethnic congregation
Since 1986, Chester has been ministering in Okinawa, Japan. Naomi, though marriage, joined him in 1992. They planted, and are now pastoring Hija Belmont Church, that has national and international members. They pastor and disciple people from all over Okinawa, Japan and the world. Through teaching and ministering in various local outreaches, the Carney’s are raising up the next generation of Japanese church leaders.
THE COCHRANS (Steve and Judi)
Serving the kingdom through Christian education, teacher training, and pastoral support with church planters
Since 1999 and 2003, Judi and Steve have been seeing the Kingdom of God advance and transform lives, by undergirding nationals as they serve widows, orphans and the needy of Mbita, Kenya through a Biblical approach to education, discipleship, community outreach and farming. They have partnered with Emmanuel College to create a holistic church and society in South Sudan through teaching that is focused on transforming lives with academic excellence, rooted in God’s Word. Reaching the unreached by undergirding front line servants who are doing medical work, training, community outreach and discipleship. Another vision of theirs is for Christ’s Gift Academy alumni to continue to uphold Kingdom values in every arena of life.
THE COHENS (Guy and Tali)
Harvest of Asher (Katzir Asher), Akko, Israel
Congregational leader restoring the first century Messianic community in Akko
In 1998, God revealed to Guy His heart for the restoration of the altar of worship to Yeshua, absent from Akko, part of the unclaimed inheritance of the Tribe of Asher, for over 2,000 years. Harvest of Asher, a daughter congregation of Tents of Mercy, was dedicated in 2005. It is a Messianic congregation of Jewish and Gentile believers in Akko that began with a small home group, humanitarian aid, prayer and intercession. It is a place to bring restoration, healing, salvation and fulfillment of the destiny of the Nation of Israel; her people and her land. An altar of praise and worship was built in the NW gateway to Israel to provide a place where God’s Presence will linger. The heart of the Cohen’s is to reach the poor and needy in cooperation with social services, the municipality and private institutions, as well as the local Soup Kitchen and Center for the Blind.
International Students / Nashville, TN
Reaches international students and their families with the love of Jesus Christ
Kay and her late husband, John began in ministry together in 1980 in Boston, and then in Nashville in 1990. Kay is currently part of Inter-Face Ministries. IFACE Ministries, together with local congregations, care for the "foreigners in our midst" that the Church may be a "House of Prayer for All Nations". Kay dreams there will be mature believers from every nation, highly trained in their professions, building the Church around the world, and that the next generation of American Christians will catch the vision for international student ministry.
Caleb Global, Nashville, TN
Equips God's people with His heart and purposes for Israel and the nation.
Don Finto pastored Belmont Church for 25 years and then started Caleb Company in 1996 to help raise up the next generation to be like Caleb in the Bible. Caleb Company’s vision is to ignite revival in Israel, the Middle East, and the Nations. To equip God’s people with His heart for Israel and its relationship to world revival in our day. Don has written the following books on these topics: Your People Shall Be My People, God’s Promise, and The Future of Israel.
THE GARRISONS (Mark and Michaela) and family
Native American Ministry, Kamiah, Idaho
Walk with the Nez Perce tribe in friendship, service, evangelism and discipleship
Since 2003, the Garrison’s have been working in Idaho among the Nez Perce. Their vision is to make the love of Jesus visible and understandable in a culturally relevant way in the community and beyond, and that young people grow up in God’s love and continue to grow in God’s Spirit. They currently are in need of a 9-12 seater vehicle, for youth group, Bible study group pick up and outings, and transporting Sunday School children to church.
LITO LLAVE (and Nelia)
Jesus Power Center Church, Manila.
Pastor and serve the poor in Old City Manila and provide disaster relief throughout the country
Since 1983, as a volunteer with Jesus Center Church, and then to a full-time worker in 1991, the Lito’s have been utilizing the tools of youth sports ministries, music, creative arts, charities, relief operations, Harvest Camps Conferences and Seminars, and blessing Israel, to demonstrate and manifest Jesus’ power by the working of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. They partner with Belmont Church, and other churches and ministries in this ministry.
THE LOVELLS (Larry and Connie)
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Papua New Guinea
Translate the Bible & promote literacy for the Minaveha people of Fergusson Island in Milne Bay Province
Since 1986, the Lovell’s mission has been to make it possible for the Minaveha people to have a complete Bible in their own language by preparing the Minaveha Bible for typesetting. A completion of all consistency checks of text, a final proofreading, and revision of technical treatises documenting the phonology, grammar and lexicon of the Minaveha language are required before the final typesetting. The Minaveha people have contributed thousands of hours in this effort. The people of the US support this mission as well.
THE MATTIS (Yousif and Alia)
Founders of Evangelical Church of Kurdistan, Northern Iraq
Touch a nation through Church Planting, Directing the Schools of the Medes (K-12), and providing Humanitarian Relief to people displaced by chronic regional conflicts
Since 1993, the Mattis’ have been serving the peoples of Kurdistan by sharing love and the good news of Jesus in practical and meaningful ways. Their work in Northern Iraq has flourished. Currently, they have established three fellowships, three schools, bookstores, and radio stations in Kurdistan of Iraq. Yousif Matti is considered the founder of one of the first indigenous protestant group congregations in Kurdistan and is the director of the Classical School of the Medes, a Christian school for the people of Kurdistan. Their vision is peace for the region, favor with governing officials, wisdom from God, and for the next generation of church members, students, and staff to rise up as faith people of God.
THE MAZINS (Leon and Nina)
Shavei Tzion Congregation, Haifa, Israel
Congregational leaders with the vision to restore and proclaim Yeshua in Israel through God’s Word and humanitarian and educational outreaches
Since 2001, when the congregation and ministry was founded, the Mazins’ mission has been to restore and proclaim Yeshua in Israel. This growing congregation does this through humanitarian and educational outreaches such as Oasis Media, a Russian language media ministry, Rainbow of Sounds Music School, a food distribution program, Haifa Theological Institute, and a ministry to Holocaust survivors.
THE McLAUGHLINS (Eric and Rachel)
Medical Missions, Burundi. Medical care to the most underserved and Medical education and discipleship to African doctors.
The McLaughlin’s have been working on hospital development and increasing the quality of education in Burundi by serving as clinical faculty for the young medical school at Hope Africa University, while also providing compassion care to the poor at Kibuye Hope Hospital. They are looking to start two residency training programs in the next few years.
Servant Group International, Nashville
Brings the love, truth and encouragement of Jesus to Muslim refugees and immigrants in Nashville and in Greece.
Since 2003, Nihad has been working with Servant Group International in Nashville, Tennessee. Her vision is for every Muslim to know God loves them and has a great plan for their lives. Her goal is for God to lead her to Muslim women that society tends to cast out like, single moms (both widow and divorced) who need to learn skills, and with God’s help take care of themselves, and no longer live in the condemnation of Muslim society and culture.
THE KOELEWIJNS (Cor and Grace)
African Theological Seminary, Tororo, Uganda
Provide Biblical education and Church leadership development to pastors and other church servant leaders
Since 2016, Grace took over the leadership of the African Theological Seminary in Tororo, Uganda upon her father’s retirement from that position. The Koelewijn’s vision is to see existing church leaders of the Ugandan church be equipped to preach, teach, and disciple the people of Uganda in the Word of God, by the Spirit of God, and for the Kingdom of God, and to facilitate easier TEE (theological education by extension) access to the study of God’s Word and Spirit to those pastors and church leaders hungering to feed the family of God in Uganda
THE SHISHKOFFS (Eitan and Connie)
Messianic Congregation Planting, The Galilee, Israel
Apostolic leader of a network of five Messianic congregations in Israel
In 1989, Eitan had a vision and felt called by God to establish a place of refuge and healing for the returning exiles. In 1995, Tents of Mercy became a reality. Tents of Mercy is an affiliate of Tikkun International and is a partnership of Israel and the Nations, and seeks Israel’s salvation through planting indigenous, Hebrew-speaking congregations in Yeshua’s homeland with special focus on the Galilee, with five congregations in the area. A new outreach, Fields of Wheat, is a Galilee Hospitality Village dedicated to hosting God’s presence, and equipping His children to bear good fruit that serves Jewish and Arab congregations for camps, retreats, conferences, worship, prayer, discipling, fellowship and building unity in Yeshua for all ages and backgrounds.
THE TEKLEHAIMANOTS (Avishalom and Hannah)
Messianic Congregation, Kiryat Yam, Israel
Pastor and lead Tents of Mercy Congregation; humanitarian outreach to immigrants and locals.
A Tents of Mercy pastor since 2016, with the vision to be an oasis for Israel’s returning exiles and her native-born sons and daughters. The Teklehaimanot’s accomplish this by being a center of refuge, supply, and healing. The vision is being fulfilled by a Humanitarian Aid Center providing assistance to new immigrants, through short term housing, apartment search, employment counseling, and distribution of food, clothing, household items and baby supplies.
Teaching & Leadership Training – International/YWAM
Mobilizes young missionaries and the church toward the Great Commission
Joseph began full-time ministry with Youth With a Mission in 1997 in Melbourne, Australia. Since 2006, He has been teaching internationally on YWAM bases and other ministries. His vision is to demonstrate sonship in the nations, and to stir up emerging generations to release kingdom dreams and claim their spiritual inheritance as God's children in every arena of society, by using creativity, teaching and communication that inspires. He plans to write about the things he has been teaching about, starting with the themes; destiny and identity.
THE YOUKHANAS (Adil and Xena)
Free Evangelical Church, Kurdistan, Iraq
Pastors and disciples the church in Duhok, provides humanitarian aid and other ministry in the heart of the Middle East
Adil was ordained a pastor by Pastor Yousef, Pastor Don Finto, Pastor Mick and Pastor Cheryl in 2019 and currently pastors the Free Evangelical Church in Kurdistan which has Sunday services, prayer meeting on Thursday, and discipleship time on Friday. He spends the other days visiting families and preaching the Gospel to them. His hope is to see Kurdistan filled with the message of the Gospel and see the Kurdistan people live in peace.
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