4000-368-Kregness, Curt and Lalia

Serving with Vida Nova (New Life) publishers in Sao Paulo, Brazil The Kregnesses believe God has gifted them both in the area of written communications and their backgrounds. Further, their talents complement each other in bridging the language gap between English and Portuguese. Curt decided to follow Jesus when he was 8 years old, through the ministry of a VBS teacher. Later in life, Curt was studying to be a print journalist when God showed him that his communication gifts could be used in Brazil. His passion is to teach God's Word in the local church, seminary classroom and through…
October 9, 2020

4000-182-Engel, Rocky and Sylvia

Working alongside Venezuelans, the Engels are taking advantage of the difficult situation in Venezuela to proclaim Christ in word and deed with the purpose of building His church in this country. Since September of 2017, they have been working in Caracas, in partnership with the Encuentro Con Dios Church, facilitating a five-prong ministry effort: * Food and Literature distribution every other Saturday. * Outreach into a public hospital, which is populated by the poor and disenfranchised that cannot afford private health care. * Ministry to those who live with disability. * Regular financial help to pay for services of rehabilitation…
October 9, 2020

4000-475-Morden, Marilee

Leadership training and church development in Brazil. Marilee seeks to reach multiracial people living in one of the poorest states of Northeastern Brazil. A challenge is communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ to people who are predominantly Roman Catholic and spiritists. Pray that God's kingdom might continue to expand through the witness of his people in Brazil and through the increasing number of Brazilians serving him around the world. The leadership training course (modular seminary) was originally designed to train lay leaders from the small, interior churches in Northeastern Brazil. Since the course began in 1992 over 200 have graduated…
October 6, 2020

4000-325-Johns, Bob and Lidia

Serving in Uruguay. The general population of Uruguay is largely a mix of European backgrounds, mostly Spanish and Italian. About us: Bob became a Christian at a camp at the age of ten. He came to northwest Argentina in 1982, and worked in church development, seminary extension, and teaching in a seminary. Lidia accepted Christ at the age of 14 in her home through an American missionary. She met Bob in 1990 while they were working together in the same church, and the two were married in 1993. The Johns were invited to help start a new ministry in Buenos…
October 6, 2020

4000-350-Karch, Rob and Martine

Our passion is to see a wave of gospel-centered disciples making disciples wash over St Jérôme, Québec, and the French-speaking world… seeing thousands of people reconciled to the God of the universe, lives transformed, marriages healed, families reconciled, neighborhoods shaken, and the DNA of countries fundamentally changed. Rob was born in the birthplace of Grunge, Starbucks, and Microsoft (otherwise known as Seattle) and raised in the Pacific Northwest. I studied theology at Davis college, met Martine in Paris while in the midst of the birth of a new French church (over the course of two summers), married Martine, moved to…
October 6, 2020

4000-367-Klingsmith, Scott

Equipping global missionaries, in partnership with Denver Seminary. Fewer and fewer students are coming to seminary with the purpose of preparing for overseas ministry. Our challenge is to help students see that they can be a part of God's plan for reaching the nations, whether in cross-cultural ministry themselves or as church leaders. In 2009, following 20+ years working in Central and Eastern Europe through WorldVenture, we were asked to return to the States to help out in the missions area at Denver Seminary. Our main ministry area consists of working through Denver Seminary to equip students and future pastors…
October 6, 2020

4000-141-Davis, Ken and Luci

Executive Director of Edicoes Vida Nova (New Life Publishing). Our mission is to promote and publish God's truth for the edification of His churches and their leaders. Vida Nova publishes with a ministry vision committed to the inerrancy of Scriptures, the sovereignty of God and the sufficiency of Christ for salvation. Pray that church leaders will be faithful in their walk with God, uncompromising in their ministry and focused on the eternal rewards of God's kingdom instead of the temporal rewards of this life! About us: Luci was born in Brazil and met Ken when he first went to Brazil…
October 6, 2020

4000-698-Sturz Jr., Rick and Mirian

Pastoring - Mentoring - Discipleship - Evangelism - Literature - Music in Brazil Training up the next generation is vital to any endeavor, and no less crucial within the church. The Brazilian population is slowly becoming more resistant to the Gospel, especially in the larger urban centers. Secularism; materialism; misguided ideology; false religions; corruption at every level of society - all these together present a formidable challenge to the Gospel and the church's ability to be a guiding light in the midst of chaos. Still, many people are incredibly open and receptive to Jesus Christ. Pray for courage, stamina and…
October 6, 2020

4000-652-Schaaf, Mark and Kathy

Mark is currently seconded in a formal partnership with Walk Thru the Bible International. Kathy continues to use her nursing skills as a platform for discipleship. Mark serves a global team of national and regional leaders in applying Walk Thru the Bible curriculum to local needs, developing training & discipleship strategies, applying principles for non-literate learners and developing international partnerships to support Gospel movements around the globe. Walk Thru the Bible serves local church movements by providing teaching, tools and training to pastors and church leaders. The leaders Mark supports teach in over 114 countries and have published materials in…
October 6, 2020

4000-473-Monahan, Tim and Marcia

WorldVenture has asked Tim & Marcia Monahan to take on a new ministry that will incorporate their education, their God-given skills, and their many years of leadership training in Italy. In an effort to greatly increase the longevity and effectiveness of our overseas workers, WorldVenture is now partnering with NYC International Project, which is a cutting edge program that prepares missionaries to minister among the unreached people groups of the world by actually having them start a church among one of New York's 60 people groups who have no Gospel witness. This one-year intensive training is clearly way ahead of anything WorldVenture…
October 6, 2020

4000-043-Berkey, David and Jerrine

Starting churches in Caracas, Venezuela. The challenges are many in this place of political tension, severe shortages, hyperinflation, crime, corruption, and mass emigration. How do you follow Christ in this environment? How do you help others follow Christ in this environment? How do you grow a healthy, biblical church in this environment? Pray for strength and commitment for believers in spite of political, social and economic tension. Pray for the development of biblically-solid Venezuelan leadership for local churches. David and Jerrine Berkey have been with WorldVenture in Venezuela since 1992. They live and work in Caracas, where they are involved…
October 6, 2020

4000-020-Allen, Rod and Jackie

Serving in Northwest Argentina through leadership development. The Allens work with all classes of people in Northwest Argentina, from the wealthy to the poor, from the highly educated to the illiterate. Pray that God will give them the opportunity to motivate North American Christians to reach the world for Christ. Rod and Jackie Allen are both passionate about seeing people grow in their personal relationship with the Lord. Rod first accepted Christ as a young child, but it wasn't until college that Rod realized his need to serve Him. As a result, he left his plans to be a doctor…
October 6, 2020

4000-026-Denny, Wayne and Hilary

Diaspora Ministry and Education The Dennys began overseas ministry with WorldVenture in 2009 when they began language school in Paris. In 2010, they began serving in Senegal. Wayne's ministry was in theological education as well as participating in WorldVenture's partnership with local churches. Hilary worked with a ministry that cared for former street kids. In 2015, God led them to leave Senegal and begin serving in Memphis, Tennessee. Now, Hilary works as a public school teacher and Wayne is working with immigrants from West Africa.
October 6, 2020

4000-015-Folden, Titus and Stephanie

Serving through evangelism, discipleship and restoration with children-at-risk and in marginalized communities. We work primarily with those of Latin descent and a few indigenous groups. The slums bring people from all areas of the country, mestizo, indigenous and afro-ecuadorian. Focusing on girls ranging in age from 2-18, vicitims of sexual abuse and/or exploitation. By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. Hebrews 11:8. Often times in our journey we don't know exactly where we're headed, how we're going…
October 6, 2020

4000-055-Shogren, Gary and Karen

Serving in theological education in Costa Rica. Born in Rhode Island, Gary was raised in a Christian family. He accepted Christ at a Good News Club and, at the age of 14, felt a powerful call to ministry. After completing his education, Gary pastored a church in New Hampshire while also teaching as a seminary professor. Karen grew up near Philadelphia and gave her heart to the Lord at a young age. Early in her teen years, she sensed that God wanted her to work cross-culturally. God used many fellow Christians from church, youth group, Christian high school and college…
October 6, 2020

4000-704-Thorp, Jim and Corinne

Serving missionaries in North, Central, and South America as Global Directors. Pray that God would give us the needed wisdom to help provide the tools that missionaries need to be effective and to raise up new workers for ministries in the Americas. Pray for strength to travel constantly. About us: Jim and Corinne served as missionaries in Brazil (1987-2005) and Mozambique (2005-2008). In Brazil, they started two churches and Jim was the interim pastor in another church. They also worked at the Sao Luis Bible College, where Jim was the director. They moved to Mozambique to help open a new…
September 24, 2020

4000-118-WORKER

Serving the church in the US through pastoral leadership and mission mobilization. Finishing organizational leadership doctoral work with a focus on global, groups, and theological perspectives with the goal of providing leadership consulting to WV global fields.
September 11, 2020

4000-344-Kynton and Erin Chan

We are following God's call in our hearts and moving to Cochabamba, Bolivia in South America as full-time missionaries. We ask that you partner with us prayerfully and financially as we go to share the Good News of Jesus, to serve the people, and to be the love of Jesus. Our vision is to partner with local churches, schools, orphanages, and other organizations to learn how we can best serve the community. There are three areas of outreach through which we hope to form relationships with the Cochabambinos: Teaching the Word: Though access to the Bible is not lacking, few…
September 2, 2020

4000-707-Tissell, Bruce

Preparing future generations of leaders and pastors for the Brazilian church. Pray for Bruce as he directs the Seminary in Teresina, Piauí. Pray that he would take the many opportunities to disciple men and women both in and outside of classroom settings. About me: Bruce was raised in a Christian home. At the age of five, he accepted Christ as his Savior. Bruce´s parents always opened the house for missionaries who came through to visit their church. Because of this, he came to know missionaries as real people, and not people who came through only once every now and then.…
September 2, 2020

4000-040-Beck, Paul and Becky

During their 20 years of ministry at Faith Academy, Paul and Becky Beck have seen hundreds of kids graduate and many return. What joy it is for them to see kids they have taught return to Southeast Asia and around the world as ambassadors for the King. –I always wanted to be a missionary!” Becky just didnêt know at age 8 what that would really look like. Praying, sharing the gospel and studying the Word, as well as Ä Swimming? Driving? Diving? Quilting? Playing? Yes! Paulês days are spent in the hot tropical sun at the pool, on the athletic…
September 2, 2020

4000-452-Mayhugh, Paul and Diana

Serving with the Great Wall Ministries team in Macau. The Mayhughs minister to lower educated laborers, middle class families and college students, as well as Chinese university students and church pastors who are committed, teachable and independent. During this past term, Paul Mayhugh has been working on his doctorate of philosophy degree at the China Graduate School of Theology in Hong Kong. Paul has also been involved in directing a ministry focused on working with the Chinese people. He also serves as the Senior Pastor of Great Hope Church in Macau. Paulês wife, Diana, continues to serve as a mentor-teacher…
September 2, 2020

4001-477-Mota, Ireni

Transforming underprivileged children at Restoration Ministries. Restoration Ministries (RM) is an exciting outreach ministry to the poor and downcast in Sao Paulo, Brazil. For many of these children, the reality of their lives center on drugs, domestic violence, prostitution and a poverty so severe that there is often no food to eat. The mission of RM is to transform underprivileged children and their communities through the good news of Jesus Christ, equipping them to serve. The ministry reaches into children's lives through many opportunities, including weekly evangelism programs in different slum areas, home visitation, church planting, leadership training, on-going discipleship,…
September 2, 2020

4000-028-Axline, Bill and Linda

Training Christian workers and leaders among Chinese disciples through instruction, modeling, and life situations, and assisting churches in developing intentional discipleship ministries, particularly among the Chinese. In both the U.S. and Asia, the Axlines minister primarily to Chinese young men and women, and to churches seeking to build disciples among the Chinese. Bill and Linda joined the WorldVenture family in 1997 and began their Mandarin language studies in Taiwan. Then in 2000, they were appointed as career missionaries to the field in Macau, where they assisted in planting Great Praise Church and worked evangelizing and building disciples among Chinese students…
September 2, 2020

4000-132-CJ & Mary

Incarnational Work Among Refugees, Immigrants, and other Displaced Peoples There are thousands of people who have immigrated to our region from very difficult places in the world. Many of these "outsiders" have never heard the good news of Jesus although their culture is steeped in religion. When they arrive, they are often ostracized by the locals because of their religion, country of origin or because they are stereotyped as extremists. We desire to show them the love of Jesus and set an example for the Church to follow in being the hands and feet of Jesus to their new neighbors.…
August 12, 2020

4000-334-Knutson, Sam and Emma

God is directing us to be building the Kingdom with the people of Guayaquil, Ecuador. We will work with bringing healing and restoration in the lives of children and women who have been victimized and build a network of churches to better provide their communities with the resources that families need to find redemption. Our Ministry: We are being sent to Ecuador by WorldVenture, a missions organization that has over seventy-six years of experience in caring for the missionaries it supports so that those missionaries can all the more serve in the Kingdom of God. We have already felt that…
February 12, 2020

4000-001-Sperling, Neal and Sherri

We will host a Guest House for Missions travelers and a Respite House for Missionaries to be refreshed and ministered to. Our main focus will be loving and supporting those who are reaching the unreached. In addition we plan to teach and lead prayer journeys and conduct prayer retreats. Married in 1971 our ministry in early years was bearing, fostering and hosting children ... three biological, three adopted, 30 foster children, and five exchange students! When the kids grew our ministry took place more and more on an international basis, participating in 26 short term trips between us. In addition…
February 12, 2020

4000-308-Herbek, Sarah

The Lord has led me to serve international college students and immigrant families through hospitality and community development in Strasbourg, France. My hope is to invest deeply in the lives of students and families so that they would come to follow Jesus. That they would love and obey Him. I am praying for lives to be transformed, hope to be found, and for the name of Jesus to continue to be made known in dark places, particularly where He has not yet been named. Through strategic initiatives under the Strasbourg Community Center and university discipleship ministries I will be able…
February 12, 2020

4000-305-Hamby, Trace

Click here to view Global Friends Memphis Mission statement: Global Friends exists to welcome and connect international students to Memphis by journeying through faith and friendship. View the Project Trace Hamby Leads Here
February 12, 2020

4000-294-Caucutt, David and Kristen

To make disciples of the youth of Loja, Ecuador, in partnership with the Ecuadorian church. In 2014, David came across a request for help in Loja, Ecuador, with the youth. God began to make us sensitive to this need and burdened our hearts to pray about whether there was something He wanted us to do to help. God has confirmed His calling for us to "go" as He has continued to show us the vast need for the Gospel in a culture that shuns Evangelical Christianity. We look back and see how God has been writing this story long before…
February 12, 2020

4000-241-Hahn, Nikole

Digital Disciple-Making Coordinator Primary Responsibilities: 1. Via digital channels, increase direct engagement with the mission and vision of WorldVenture and increase partnerships with the same. 2. Train WorldVenture workers (missionaries), partner churches, and individual partners in digital disciple-making tools, with a focus on social media. 3. Remain current and knowledgeable by actively discipling individuals via the same digital practices provided to workers and partners. Duties/Tasks: • Design and maintain digital-disciple making best practices materials in the form of seminars, webinars, and digital reference guides to provide primarily to WorldVenture workers and WorldVenture partner churches, but also secondarily to individual partners…
February 12, 2020

4000-155-Campbell, April

We are looking to establish training for businesses, mentoring and discipleship for those who are interested in cross-cultural missions. We are also going to have missions and Bible courses. Pray that God would raise up Costa Ricans to be sent to the unreached of the world. About me: I was brought up in a solid Christian family and came to know Jesus Christ early in life. I was always interested in missions and went on several short-term missions trips as I was growing up and after college. I enjoyed opportunities in sports ministry and when the opportunity to use surfing…
February 12, 2020

4000-265-Hocutt, Keith and Joelle

We will be assisting the church planting efforts of the local Ecuadorian church through discipleship and music/drama ministry in the city of Loja and throughout the province. Although officially there is religious freedom in Ecuador, family and religious leaders make it very difficult on new believers often disowning them and asking the community to boycott their businesses . Traditions are exalted above biblical accuracy. Please pray for people to be moved to partner with us to see transformed lives in Ecuador and for discipleship opportunities while we share our story with others. Pray for the ministry that has already begun…
February 12, 2020

4001-950-de Plessis, Eugene and Veronica

My name is Eugene du Plessis. I’m a South African-born Bolivian national. I'm married to Veronica, a Bolivian. We have been married for 7 years. We have two children Jonathan, 6, and Isabella, 2-years old. I’m a Bible and Worldview teacher at Carachipampa Christian School in Cochabamba Bolivia. I'm also a secretary and the sports coordinator of the Foundation, LLAMA2. I run a small sports ministry through our local church called Dios en Cristo. It uses Floorball, Futsal (indoor soccer), and Basketball to show God's love, drawing children into the local evangelical church through friendship. We focus on children between…
February 12, 2020

4000-233-Labriel, Carlos and Sarah

Plant a local church in Cuenca Ecuador, the third largest city in Ecuador. From there we will plant daughter churches in the more rural areas surrounding Cuenca. The final step will be to train men to go into the last five considered "unreached" people groups of Ecuador and plant churches there. We will be working with an enormous range of people types. City people, village people, tribal people, even USA retirees, as Cuenca is one of the top retirement cities in the world. Challenges: Breaking through the ingrained Catholic religion. 97% in Ecuador! It is not just a choice for…
February 12, 2020

1100-836-Britton, Harold and Gwen

Harold Britton leads the WorldVenture Church Relations Team to develop global partnerships with our 2500 church partners. His current team of missionaries participate in preaching, teaching, facilitating seminars, mission courses, and UPG consultations. He has enjoyed being the Rocky Mountain Director of Perspectives for 17 years, multiplying 225 courses in US Churches. Harold also leads the Missionary Care Team at Mission Hills for 50 global workers, including several colleagues from WorldVenture. Publishing: Recently, he was one of 40 pastors and mission leaders that contributed to the book, Pipeline: Engaging the Church in Missionary Mobilization. This book was awarded Reader's Choice…
February 12, 2020

4000-208-Atkins, Rob and Lisa

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February 12, 2020

1100-854-Jensen, Ginny

After serving with Mobilization Ministries for a few years, I have moved into a position with the Paraclete Team (missionary care). Our team purpose is to serve WorldVenture appointees and international workers by encouraging and equipping them to fulfill God's global redemptive purposes and by assisting each person to finish well with Him. My role on the team focuses on the spiritual health of our workers. Through instruction, modeling, and offering spiritual direction, I hope to encourage our workers to be continually pursuing more intimacy with our God. My desire has been to work in the area of member care…
February 12, 2020

4000-255-Ware, Nancy

Nancy serves among the refugees in northeast Ohio who originate from Myanmar. There are approximately 1000 people in Summit County Ohio. That number is continually growing. They have several faith backgrounds including Animism, Buddhism, other faiths including Christianity. Most faiths are syncretized. The main challenge is that ethno-centricity hinders growth of the church. Many do not understand the concept of receiving Christ and following Him. About me: Raised in a Christian home, Nancy accepted Christ as a 7th grader. She was active in her local church's bus ministry and taught the kindergarten Sunday school class. After earning her Master's degree,…
February 12, 2020

4000-366-King, Roberta

Making Jesus Christ known through the cultural musics of various people groups! Roberta R. King, Ph.D., communicates the gospel through contextualized worship arts and desires to make Jesus Christ known through the cultural musics of various people groups. Dr. King introduced studies in Christian Music Communication at Daystar University in Kenya. A missionary pioneer in ethnomusicology with WorldVenture, Dr. King has taught at Fuller Seminary since 2000. Her passion is to help believers grapple with issues in music, culture, and the church in cross-cultural mission. She is currently completing a research project on 'Songs of Peace and Reconciliation among Muslims…
February 12, 2020

1100-838-Ellison, Gordon and Rita

Gordon Ellison serves with WorldVenture as a member of the Mobilization Ministries Team. His ministry focuses on three important areas: missions promotion and education through the local church, missions mentoring, and member care. Gordon equips pastors and local church leaders in the development of effective strategies toward the clarification and accomplishment of their church’s mission, locally and globally. Gordon also influences others as they grow in their awareness of God’s specific leading toward missions, and encourages, strengthens and provides pastoral care to missionaries and their families. Born in England and spending the first nine years of his life in Belfast,…
February 12, 2020

4000-082-Lopez, John and Laurie

John and Laurie Lopez are working together to minister to kids at risk, and their families in a poor neighborhood in Medellin, Colombia. They are also involved in a church plant in the area in which they work. Laurie worked many years at Multnomah Bible College in the Missions Department in Portland, OR and also helped at her church, Hinson Baptist Church, with the young adults group. During that time, she took various teams on short-term mission trips to Medellin, Colombia. Each time she returned from Medellin, her heart felt a strong pull to return. She eventually was invited by…
February 12, 2020

4000-114-Ferguson, Lance and Tiffany

We are engaged in making disciples and equipping church leaders in Southern Ecuador. We serve the Ecuadorian people in the Loja province. Lojanos are friendly people with a rich culture of music, art, and food. Pray for: -That the Lord might kindle a movement of God-centered, Biblically-faithful, Gospel-saturated churches throughout the Loja province of Ecuador who will make and send disciples. -That the Lord would help us know and communicate well in Spanish. -That the Lord would help our family as we seek to serve Him together. About us: Lance was raised in South Texas and came to faith in…
February 12, 2020

4000-088-Calva, Leo and Maria

Ministering in church planting and leadership development in Loja. Loja is a place with less than one percent of believers. In the province, they are working in at least 30 towns with 2,000 people in each community that do not have any evangelical church of any kind. People are very tolerant of materialism, sensualism, migration and drug addictions. Leonardo (Leo) and Lourdes Calva serve as church planters in southern Ecuador in a region called Loja. Where there is great need for the word of God, Loja has less than one percent of believers "called the lost territory" due to this.…
February 12, 2020

1100-847-Hagquist, Gloria

Ministry Summary: Church-Missionary Relationships Team Gloria and Timothy serve churches in the United States, missionary appointees preparing for overseas service, and missionaries on home assignment. Serving includes training, mentoring and encouragement. About Us: Timothy & Gloria served as WorldVenture Missionaries in the Philippines and continue to serve in the United States with WorldVenture on the Church - Missionary Relationships Team. Gloria began her missionary career in 1986 as a short-term worker teaching at Faith Academy in Manila for one year followed by one year in Cebu as a member of a Church Planting Team. She returned to the U.S. where…
February 12, 2020

4000-578-Perrello, Tony and Ming

Mobilizing future missionaries! Pray for open hearts on both sides of the ocean and close relationships that lead people closer to Jesus and doing God's will. About Me: Tony Perrello is serving WorldVenture as a missions mobilizer for the churches on the East Coast. He seeks to develop powerful partnerships with churches and individuals here and abroad to see people transformed by Jesus Christ. Tony was born and raised in New York and became a Christian in high school. His wife, Ming, was born in Taiwan and raised in New York. They married in 1987 and have two children: Micah…
February 12, 2020

4000-638-Roper, John and Joyce

Our names are John and Joyce Roper, and we are engaged in the ministry of pastoring, teaching, and discipling internationals in the Oklahoma City metro area. Some of the people we reach out to are only here for a year or so, making evangelism and long-term discipleship difficult. Our congregation is predominantly young and still growing in the Lord. Please pray for them to fully embrace all the plans and ministry that God has for them. About Us: In Jeremiah 1:5, God said that, even before Jeremiah was formed in his mother's womb, God knew him, and that even before…
February 12, 2020

4000-166-Messick, Matt and Kristy

We're a family that can stand on the rooftop and shout of the Lord's faithfulness! We are so excited and humbled that we get to serve Him in Ecuador. The Lord brought us together in 2001 as we both found ourselves on a rickety bus traveling along the dusty roads of West Africa. It didn't take more than a few days before we knew that He had brought us together for a purpose, and that we were being called to live life together serving as a team. Matt grew up in a Christian home, while Kristy was new to her…
February 12, 2020