4000-784-Wilson, Rick and Diana

We are working in Myanmar and Kenya in evangelizing, church planting, helping children with school sponsorship, women of need, and business development. It all works together. About us: We were appointed as missionaries to go to Caracas, Venezuela in 1988 as church planters. During our time in Caracas, we helped plant three churches. Since 2000, we have been serving in our present ministry through WorldVenture. What is our ministry you might be asking; well, here is: 1. Church planting/evangelism - John 3:16, Matt. 16:18 2. Poverty alleviation - Matt. 25:31-16. Romans 12:13 3. Education/Training/Building 2 Timothy 3:16-17 4. Economic responsibility…
October 9, 2020

4000-212-WORKER

Teaching English through a language center and working with street children will allow me to build relationships where I can share the hope and love of Jesus with those whom the Father calls. Through these relationships, we seek to begin Discovery Bible Studies, which in turn have the potential to begin a Disciple-Making Movement among the unreached and unengaged people groups in the area. There are at least ten tribes that we are targeting to see a gospel movement. The major challenge is overcoming the false teachings of the dominant religion, which is mixed with animistic beliefs.
October 6, 2020

4000-177-Eckelberry, Sandy

I serve as coordinator of a Missions Mobilization team in Mindanao, one of the southern-most islands of the Philippines. The teams' vision is to assist churches as they strengthen their vision and goals for reaching out to their near-neighbors from other Filipino or international people groups that God has brought to their communities. This includes some of the least-reached€ people groups of the Philippines and Southeast Asia. Our Missions Mobilization team coaches individuals that churches identify to be sent for cross-cultural work. We mentor cross-cultural workers from appointment to post-retirement, including developing their vision and goals, team-building, growth plans, networking…
October 6, 2020

4000-064-Brown, Janet R.

Coordinating short-term missions in Japan. Subscribe to Janet Brown's Youtube Janet works with four main groups: 1. Japanese national churches 2. Missionaries in Japan 3. Short-term teams and individuals this includes internships and summer ministries for universities. 4. Sending churches, and universities Janet’s ministry is to place the Short Term Teams and Individuals with Japanese Churches and Missionaries who can use then to help reach the Japanese for Christ. She sets up programs, budgets, schedules, housing and ministries. Once the teams are on the field she does orientation, training, assisting and debriefing. Pray that the Lord will send workers who…
October 6, 2020

4000-171-LaPoint, Patrick and Megan

Reaching the Japanese for Christ through innovative ministries and educational communities. Japan is an unreached nation with less than 1% of the total population having a relationship with Jesus Christ. Two of the major challenges facing the Japanese are an extremely high suicide rate, and high rates of alcoholism, gambling addictions, and sex addictions. Also, September 1st is the deadliest day of the year for students as many commit suicide rather than return to school due to cultural pressures. Patrick desires to use his passions to reach Japanese martial arts communities, facilitate addiction recovery programs, and share the gospel. He…
October 6, 2020

4000-487-Muenzenberger, Diana

Teaching at Faith Academy in the Philippines; middle school students, grades 6 to 8. Please pray that Diana can express the love that she has for MKs and perhaps burden others to minister as teachers. About me: Diana Muenzenberger grew up going to church with her mom and accepted Jesus as her Savior at age 6. She was baptized at age 10, but it wasn’t until her freshman year in high school that she really started to grow spiritually. After graduating high school, Diana struggled to find a major of study. In 1991, she entered Philadelphia Biblical University. It was…
October 6, 2020

4000-384-Lawson, Lori

Teaching at Morrison Christian Academy in Taiwan, serving sudents and their parents, both Christian and non-Christian; also as her language skills improve, Lori hopes to develop meaningful relationships with people in her neighborhood. Pray that “the light of the glorious gospel of Christ” (2 Corinthians 4:4) would shine freely on the people of Taiwan. Pray also that God would direct Lori through the process of support discovery. About me: Following a lifelong interest in missionary children’s education and six years of teaching at Morrison Christian Academy in Taiwan, Lori Lawson seeks to serve God as a career missionary teacher. Schools…
October 6, 2020

4000-071-Stone, Jonathan

Equipping local leaders to disciple kids throughout Southeast Asia and throughout the world! Discover how you can get involved in the 1for50 movement today! Learn more at the 1for50 YouTube Channel. Jonathan accepted Jesus as his Savior at the age of 3 and was fortunate to be mentored by godly parents and teachers, throughout his childhood. While only in 2nd grade, Jonathan had his first cross-cultural missions experience to the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the age of 14, he was baptized and reaffirmed his passion for following Christ. Since then, he has been on several mission trips to England,…
October 6, 2020

4000-112-Chanco, Rene and Carla

Our focus is preparing men and women for ministry across Asia. Rene specifically works with Asian Theological Seminary which has students from not only the Philippines, but from other Asian countries as well. Our passion is to see strong, vibrant church ministry leadership teams all over the region witnessing for Jesus in this needy area of the world. Expansion of training to nearby provinces has made courses of study available to the farthest corners of the islands. Rene and other teachers travel to these places to teach modular courses and help in the development of workers who cannot access the…
October 6, 2020

4000-381-Laverman, Kevin and Kaori

Planting New Urban Churches in Southwest Greater Tokyo Both Kevin and Kaori grew up in Christian homes and accepted Jesus at a young age. But Kevin's home was in the suburbs of Chicago, while Kaori's was in the mountains of Yamagata, Japan. The two met in 1990 during Kevin's short- term missions work at Zao Baptist Church in northern Japan. They married in the States in 1993 and have one son, Justen. The Lavermans were appointed by WorldVenture for career service in 1997, raised support and moved from Chicago to Japan in 1999. After Kevin completed language studies in 2001,…
October 6, 2020

4000-235-Gleason, Randy and Cathy

Randall and Cathy Gleason's mission is to glorify God through making disciples with a Biblical worldview guided by Scripture, empowered by the Spirit and passionate to promote the supremacy of Christ among all peoples. They have sought to achieve this mission for the past 20 years by encouraging pastors, missionaries and church planters through theological training in godly character, academic excellence and ministry skills. Randall and Cathy's new Vision for South Asia! With their task completed in the Philippines, the Gleason's vision has now shifted to South Asia (or "Indian subcontinent”), which has the largest concentration of the least-reached people…
October 6, 2020

4000-248-Griffith, Rick and Susan

Training Asian leaders based from Singapore Bible College and Crossroads International Church The Griffiths have taught pastors, evangelists, church planters, and educators in Asia since 1991. They come from 25 countries around Asia. They also travel to a dozen countries, including Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Jordan and restricted nations. A key challenge was the affordable education of their children, so they helped start a K-12 international school (ics.edu.sg). They also saw the need for a church suited for internationals, so in 2006 they planted Crossroads International Church (cicfamily.com). Now the greatest challenge is the busy lifestyle of Singapore, combined…
October 6, 2020

4000-254-Hill, Leon and Cheryl

Leon and Cheryl Hill live and work in Ryugasaki New Town, a bedroom community of business professionals and their families located northeast of Tokyo. During their third term in Japan, the Hills partnered with Pastor and Mrs. Masahiro Okita and Midorino Chapel in organizing evangelistic outreach, discipling believers, and establishing and strengthening a newly planted church in Ryugasaki New Town. Leon preached in the new church and discipled several persons attending its services. The opportunity to disciple Pastor Okita's son, Yoshia, was for Leon a personal highlight. Cheryl assumed primary responsibility for structuring a home-based rehabilitation program for their son…
October 6, 2020

4000-161-Dodd, Peter and Debbie

Training leaders for the Chinese church from Taiwan, working with Mandarin-speaking Chinese, of whom only about 3 percent are Christian, less than 0.3 percent in the Dodds' area in central rural Taiwan. The challenges include strong family ties rooted in ancestor worship make becoming a Christian difficult, and make becoming a Christian leader almost impossible. Materialism decreases interest even more. Pray that the church leaders will remain strong and that they will have a vision that extends beyond the border of Taiwan to the greater Chinese world. About us: "I will be a committed Christian as long as you won't…
October 6, 2020

4000-190-Eyestone, Joel and Betsy

We serve in mission administration and mobilization of the local Filipino church for missions, particularly outreach to international university students from closed countries in Asia. Church planting in the Philippines has resulted in rapid growth since 1970. In recent decades, the Philippine church has begun to embrace its role in taking the gospel, not only to other Filipinos, but also to the world’s yet unreached peoples. However, missions education is still needed in most local churches. The Philippines has become host to thousands of international students from other parts of Asia. Yet, the Philippine church largely fails to recognize the…
October 6, 2020

4000-703-Taylor, Ken

Sharing the gospel in Japan through church planting, leadership training, music, and innovative ministries. Japan is a land where Christianity is strongly perceived as a foreign religion. Japanese Christians need encouragement and equipping to effectively minister to their own people. Resources (short-term missions and funding) are needed to assist with on-going and startup ministries. Our target people are: --Seekers and not-yet-Christians during evangelistic concerts and Black Gospel workshops --Christian lay leaders --Christian musicians and artists Pray for finding fresh, creative, and culturally relevant ways to reach the Japanese. Pray for equipping the emerging Japanese Christian leaders. And pray for a…
October 6, 2020

4000-060-Wu, Tim and Carol

Tim and Carol Wu are doing church planting and development in the central mountains of Taiwan in a town called Puli. Since 2015, we have been helping a local Taiwan pastor with a young church plant called the Puli Shepherd Church. This church primarily ministers to non-Christian families, many of which have single parents or grandparents as the primary caregivers. These families suffer extra dysfunction from divorce, parental addictions, and generation gaps. The local neighbors though initially unfriendly or even hostile, have grown to value the church's presence. Unfortunately, most Taiwanese place their hope in their ancestors, other gods and/or…
October 6, 2020

4000-671-Simons, Rus and Ramona

Russ- Young national leaders are being challenged to work together to reach the least reached nations through mentoring and training. Ramona-seeing young Filipinos catch the vision for the nations! About us: I chose "a global nomad" to describe me (Russ) as my life has centered around many cultures and people groups. Being raised in the Philippines and having ministered in 40 nations, I sometimes experience an identity crisis! Within WorldVenture I have had 4 distinct ministry focuses which has led me to this passion to see ALL people groups (ethne) be reached with the gospel. Through consulting and training, I…
October 6, 2020

4000-539-Owen, Barry and Peggy

Serving in evangelism and establishing churches in Taiwan. The Owens work alongside urban Taiwanese as well as ethnic Chinese who live in Taiwan. One challenge is overcoming the ingrained reliance on idol and ancestor worship, as well as the materialism that permeates Taiwanese society. Pray that God's Spirit would enlighten people's hearts to how Satan is deceiving them through their traditional beliefs, and would work to help them accept the truth of Christ's gospel. About us: Barry and Peggy Owen both developed a sensitivity toward missions through frequent exposure to missionaries as young children. God's leading into ministry and missions…
October 6, 2020

4000-555-WORKER

Serving in leadership training in the Philippines - Located on the edge of the 10/40 Window, the Philippines is a strategic hub for leadership development and church planting throughout Asia. The need for more Asian leaders is unprecedented and the Philippines is poised to help. It has a strong evangelical church, a growing missionary vision, and the privilege of open theological training. We feel God has uniquely prepared us to help groom these men and women for the task. For most of our time in the Philippines, our primary ministry was church planting, helping start two churches in Davao City,…
October 6, 2020

4000-576-Penner, Mary Esther

Mary Esther and her husband, Mark, went to Japan in 1983 to work in the Deaf community. There, they saw the need for Deaf people to have a Bible in their own language. In 1993, the Japanese Sign Language Bible translation project got underway. The project has transitioned to being completely run by Japanese Deaf leadership and is a leading voice in sign language Bible translation. The Penners relocated to the US in 2019 but Mary Esther’s goal and much of her work remains the same; helping provide a Bible to the Deaf communities in their own languages now not…
October 6, 2020

4000-398-Low, Roy

Teaching and mentoring at Singapore Bible College. More than 400 students from more than 30 countries come to Singapore Bible College for training in ministry; many come from the 10/40 Window. Roy Low was raised in California, Amy in Texas, but other circumstances of their lives were amazingly similar. Both came from stable, hard-working, close-knit families that espoused traditional Chinese values. Three of their four parents, in fact, emigrated from China. Both of them earned civil engineering degrees, then entered into successful corporate careers. Yet both realized that education, job, and accomplishment could not fill the void in their hearts.…
October 6, 2020

4000-019-Swenson, Greg and Asa

The Swensons on Facebook Japan, known as the “Land of the Rising Sun", while prosperous materially, is a nation steeped in spiritual darkness and despair, and remains largely unreached. Since our deployment to Japan in 2009, we have had the privilege of serving alongside both missionary colleagues as well as Japanese church leaders to build up the church and shine the light of the Gospel of Christ among the Japanese people. I (Greg) was born and raised in Japan, where my parents served with WorldVenture. Through my parents’ testimony, I came to faith in Christ at a young age. During…
October 6, 2020

4000-039-Smith, Travis and Aimee

We are partnered with an organization (The Well) that disciples women coming out of the sex industry as well as the men and children in their lives. Additionally, we are serving at a large international church that has a vision to grow and strengthen the church in Thailand. All of the women at The Well have experienced significant trauma and are in need of healing. Our desire is to show them the love of Christ and to walk alongside them on their journey to wholeness. Our primary challenge continues to be learning the Thai language. While we have made significant…
October 6, 2020

4000-234-WORKER

Working in East Asia- Teaching, Direct Outreach, Raising up Local Leaders for the Kingdom
September 11, 2020

4000-243-Roy & Shereen

Hello! We are from the USA where we have raised our four children. He worked as a registered pharmacist and she taught and homeschooled our children through high school. God led our family to serve in a cross-cultural ministry for 11 years in the USA. Then in 2014 through trips to Africa, Europe, and Asia, the Lord showed us that He has called us to Asia to be a light in the darkness. God has showed us how our experiences, our gifting, passion, and education, could be used for His glory in another context. We want to think those that…
September 11, 2020

4000-169-WORKER

Relationships are key to sharing the Love of Christ. We will be using both human and veterinary medicine as a platform to meet very real and basic needs of the people. The relationships built through these interactions will be our way to naturally and authentically share the Love of Christ with local people.
September 11, 2020

4000-127-WORKER

We prayerfully desire to plant a Hindi-speaking church in Asia with a focus on evangelism, discipleship, and solid biblical teaching. Although there are relatively quite a few ministries operating in the city, very few are focused on the masses of people moving from where Hindi is primarily spoken. As a means of entrance to the community, we will start a Christian school offering quality education based on Christian principles. This school will serve as a transformational presence in the community, aiding in establishing relationships with families through which the Gospel can be shared in a meaningful and relevant manner. We…
September 11, 2020

4000-292-WORKER

Our ministry is all about relationships--building spiritually transforming relationships through English teaching, hospitality, and a student sponsorship program.
September 3, 2020

4000-345-Corbett, Jessica

Connect with Jessica on Facebook Sign up to receive her newsletter. I am serving at Faith Academy as the Campus ELL Coordinator and Middle School ELL Teacher. I am starting my second here year at Faith and love the community God has placed me in.
September 2, 2020

4000-202-Underhill, Brian and Holly

Mobilizing local communities of Christ followers through discipleship and training so that the unreached people groups of Kalimantan would be transformed by the Gospel. Like in any developing country, serving as a Gospel worker in Indonesia has its challenges. Poor infrastructure, political tensions, widespread poverty, and even religious persecution persist. Deep-rooted tribal religion and the predominant religion are excessively resistant to the Gospel, and the Indonesian churches struggle with a tendency toward misunderstanding the Gospel as just another way to work your way to heaven. Please pray: --that our individual hearts would be continually transformed by our Lord and Savior…
September 2, 2020

4000-687-Spain, Karen

Karen Spain has joined our headquarters staff as the TCK Care and Education Specialist. This position is part of the Paraclete Services. Her first day was Monday, July 1,2019. Karen was appointed by WorldVenture in July of 1987 to serve at Faith Academy. During her tenure there, her various roles have been that of first grade teacher, third grade teacher, home school coordinator, and elementary counselor. Her most recent position was that of Elementary Principal. In this role she also assisted missionary parents in understanding and selecting the best educational option for their children. In her role as the TCK…
September 2, 2020

4000-333-Johnson, Dwight and Beckie

Dwight and Beckie retired as WorldVenture missionaries teaching at Morrison Academy in Taichung, Taiwan in 2019. Dwight is now serving as a WorldVenture volunteer mobilizer at Corban University. If you have an interest in having an impact overseas, including as a teacher, please connect with Dwight (johnsons_taiwan@worldventure.net). Click here to see their website! Connect with them on Twitter! Do you want God to use you to reach the unreached? WorldVenture offers three opportunities to Go: • Short-term trips via Pathfinders • Longer, short-term engagements via Global Apprentice • Long-term, Career Ministry Our Taiwan Story: Before Dwight left college, he made…
September 2, 2020

4000-224-Geary, Paul and Rebecca

Serving at Bethesda Mission Hospital in Indonesia, working with Indonesians from many tribal, cultural and economic backgrounds including believers as well as animist Dayaks, Buddhist Chinese, Islamic Malayu and Javanese, who are seeking compassionate affordable medical care. About us: Paul and Becky Geary have been in West Borneo, Indonesia, since 1998 working in partnership with the Indonesian Christian Bethesda Hospital Foundation. The vision of Bethesda Hospital Foundation is to partner with believers from every tribal, cultural, educational and economic background to be an instrument for spreading the gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ to as many people as can possibly…
September 2, 2020

4000-435-Macomber, Dave and Martha

Pastoral training and development in the Philippines. Filipino pastors may have some formal training but need personal refreshment and continuing education. The Macombers are also working with younger students in full-time training. Both Dave and Martha grew up in Christian homes and were "preacher's kids." Both received Christ during their childhood and were educated in Christian colleges and seminaries. Dave pastored two U.S. churches for nine years before the family moved to the Philippines. Briefly, Dave and Martha were called later in life to missions by the words of Jesus, "the harvest is great, but the laborers are few." They…
September 2, 2020

4000-379-Decker, Justin and Jennifer

Engaging Thailand With the Hope of the Gospel We come from two very different upbringings: Justin was an Air Force "brat" living from Alaska to England whereas Jen grew up in a small town in west Texas. Our paths became one when we met in the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University (Whoop!) and married shortly after. The Army took us to TX, GA, NC, and TX again and during each move God developed our faith in unique ways. We were introduced to global missions and knew that God had given us a heart for the lost. After different…
February 28, 2020

4000-383-Sullivan, Nick and Vicki

In 2007, I (Vicki) graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute majoring in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering physics, and worked in the nuclear power and space industries. Then in 2014, I stopped working to be a stay-at-home mom to our (then) 3 children. I have served at our church in the Sunday school programs and Awana TnT for the past 10 years. When time allows, I enjoy reading and am currently trying to convince myself to like coffee as much as Nick does. Last year, I started teaching upper level math courses for a homeschool co-op program, and this year we have…
February 25, 2020

4000-183-Bauer, Alissa

Hi there! My name is Alissa Bauer and I am a follower of Jesus Christ. The Lord has called me to share the gospel with unreached people and has burdened my heart for those who do not know him. I came to know Jesus at a very young age (praise God!) and he placed a desire in my heart to do missions as a freshman in high school. He then brought me to Moody Bible Institute where I got the privilege of learning how to study his word, and got to major in Intercultural Studies. He taught me and showed…
February 25, 2020

4000-348-Tan, Steve & Shirley

About us We met at a local church in the Chinatown neighborhood of Chicago. We have a heart to serve the children mainly from the working class. Steve was an elementary school teacher and Shirley was a high school Mandarin and math teacher. After we tied the knot in 2011, we spent the first four years of our marriage enjoying playing video games, traveling, and serving the youth fellowship. We have two beautiful children; a 4-year-old toddler named Stefany who loves school and sings songs to the Lord, and a 1-year-old named Stefen (pronounced Stephen) who loves to play with…
February 12, 2020

4000-358-Ruffner, Murray and Kayce

Kayce and Murray Serve in Thailand. Thailand is 85% - 95% Buddhist and most communities have never heard the gospel. Their purpose and pursuit is to make the gospel known in these places. Kayce is a Certified Occupational Therapist at Grace International School. She works with students who have learning delays, physical disabilities, and some who have experienced trauma. Some of the students are children of other missionaries, who if they did not have these services, would not be able to effectively remain on the field. Murray is partnered with a ministry called Within Reach Global. Within Reach Global is…
February 12, 2020

4000-058-Haken, David and Liz

David and Liz will be serving in the Philippines, both teaching at a Bible school started by CRU missionaries called International Graduate School of Leadership. The purpose of IGSL is to Biblically equip pastors and ministry leaders from all over Asia, Africa, and the Middle East to become effective disciple-makers in their home countries. Many of these students are from countries where the Gospel of Jesus Christ has not been preached and where people have not had an opportunity to hear and respond to the saving message of Jesus. David and Liz are excited to play a small part in…
February 12, 2020

4000-080-Walker, Jeff and Malia

We believe that God is preparing for a revival in Japan but that leadership for such a movement must come from within the next generation of Japanese believers, not foreigners like ourselves. Instead, God is calling us to seek out and invest in a few future leaders who will ultimately spread the good news of Jesus Christ in a uniquely Japanese way. Initially, we will learn language and culture and train with seasoned missionaries in a church-planting project in Kawasaki, just south of Tokyo. We hope to disciple new believers, empower youth and women, shepherd families through life challenges, and…
February 12, 2020

4000-931-Zody, Addison and Abigail

We will be serving as Short-term Coordinators in Japan. In this role we will be hosting and connecting teams, as well as individuals, from the US to missionaries and local churches in Japan. This involves everything from the scheduling and preparing of short-term workers to arrive on the field, to their debriefing and departure back home. In this support role, we will be listening to the needs of local churches and finding short-term workers that can come fill those needs. We have a passion to serve American short-term workers, Japanese pastors, the unreached of Japan, our fellow missionaries, and the…
February 12, 2020

4000-287-Luebben, Clifford and Jennifer

Partnering with Filipino believers to plant churches amongst the unchurched communities of the Visayas About Us Clifford and I come from very different backgrounds, yet in the following ways are similar: We both began following Jesus Christ at young ages and both began to realize God's call to cross-cultural missions in high school. We met our freshman year of college. We attended Trinity Lutheran College in Everett, Washington. He majored in music and worship, and I majored in intercultural studies. In the summer of 2011, Clifford and I were married. That following spring, we were expecting our first child (Galadriel).…
February 12, 2020

4000-218-Yee, Eric and Tina

When they first arrived on June 17, 2010, Eric and Tina Yee never would've expected that they would be there 10 years later, let alone that the first church they helped plant (HMCC of Tangerang) would plant a second church (HMCC of Jakarta); that their church members would start their own Bible studies with their family members, friends, and co-workers, and that they'd start different missional initiatives to reach students, refugees, street children and their families, those enslaved in the sex industry, and those who have little access to healthcare. Learn about their church plant: Church Website Church Instagram Listen…
February 12, 2020

4000-264-Lintang, Deborah

I work with a local church in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. I help them with Bible studies, outreach, summer camps, and church recreational activities. We hope to spread confidence and freedom in the Lord, to make disciples, and to raise up Taiwanese Christians to be strong leaders, so that they can go out and make disciples of others. I am a Chinese American expatriate, who considers Taiwan home. My family is Christian and I am a pastor€'s kid. I have a love of words and literature, which is why I majored in English at the University of Michigan (bachelors) and New York…
February 12, 2020

4000-275-Chang, Gary and Jennifer

Subscribe to Our Newsletter Serving alongside other missionaries to make disciples of Jesus and planting churches. We desire to impact the Japanese community with the love of Christ, through building spiritual community, and experience true joy as God’s people. We seek to serve young adults and young couples, helping them to learn more about Christ through relationship building and Bible study. Jennifer seeks to serve the children through crafts and creative Bible stories, we hope to plant the seed of Gospel in their hearts while they are young. Pray that the Lord will continue to draw the hearts of the…
February 12, 2020

4000-215-Mitchell, Justin and Lindsay

In partnership with Denen Grace Chapel planted in 2001, we aim to begin church plants north, south, east and west of this church. Our approach will be building relationships within these communities, making disciples and organizing into indigenous church plants. Our ultimate goal is to see these churches passionate about multiplication and that a church planting movement would be the end result! The Japanese face many pressures from their society that create obstacles when presented with the Gospel. These pressures are materialism, an intense reverence for tradition/culture, being a conformist society and a land of 8 million gods. Additionally Japan…
February 12, 2020

4000-220-Stalcup, Michael and Christie

We are intentionally living and working among the Central Thai people, one of the largest unreached people groups in the world, seeking to support and strengthen the Thai church. After two years doing college ministry with Thai Christian Students (IFES), Michael is currently in a season of advanced language study, with an eye to future ministry opportunities. He is also involved with City to City Thailand, a gospel-centered church planting network in Bangkok, as well as exploring the role of arts in ministry. Christie works with Step Ahead, an organization that works to see comprehensive transformation among poor individuals, families,…
February 12, 2020

4000-214-Day, Adam and Anna

Our ministry vision is for holistic discipleship of ministry leaders- developing leaders in head (theological education), heart (spiritual formation) and hands (ministry training) to disciple others in unreached parts of Asia. About us: Anna and I both attended Biola University which played a significant role in our growth in Christ. In our college years we were blessed with many opportunities to deepen in our grasp of God's Word as well as be discipled by mentors who opened up their lives to us. Over our time in college and afterwards, God grew in us a vision to train and equip people…
February 12, 2020

4000-188-Sample, Bri

Showing and teaching about God's love through conversational English classes and reaching others through the love of Christ to develop loving friendships. The Japanese, although a small percentage are somewhat open to the gospel, need personal access to the love of Christ. Communication will be a challenge as I work to increase my minimal Japanese language ability! Pray that the Japanese people will come to know and love Jesus. About me: For the last 15 years I have taught various grades from K-12 in California public schools, always with an emphasis on English as a Second Language. In a culturally…
February 12, 2020

4000-103-Yates, Calista

My primary role is teaching at an Indonesian Nursing School with 130 students enrolled in a 3-year program. This involves teaching in the classroom and supervising their practicum experiences. I also spend time mentoring and discipling both Indonesian nurses and nursing students in the roles and responsibilities of serving as a Christian nurse. I work with Indonesians from many tribal, cultural and economic backgrounds including believers as well as animist Dayaks, Buddhist Chinese, Islamic Malayu and Javanese, who are seeking education opportunities and compassionate affordable medical care. Pray for renewed vision at the Nursing School to help our students mature…
February 12, 2020

4000-104-Yunker, Lisa

I am a physical therapist who was appointed by WorldVenture in 2010 to serve children affected by disability in Cambodia, along with their families and communities. I worked as a physical therapist in the U.S. for more than 18 years, mainly in pediatric settings. Even before I became a physical therapist, the Lord had begun planting a dream in my heart to go overseas one day in order to love and serve children with disabilities in His name in some under served part of the world. Years later, I attended Dallas Theological Seminary for additional preparation for that task, and…
February 12, 2020

4000-268-Hedlund, Roger and June

Officially retired, living stateside, engaged in ongoing writing, editing, publication projects in India through the Mylapore Institute. At present I continue as Managing Editor of DHARMA DEEPIKA, A South Asian Journal of Missiological Research. Two issues per year, 100 pages each, focusing on various contextual themes. I also served as Chief Editor of the OXFORD ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF SOUTH ASIAN CHRISTIANITY, published by Oxford University Press, New Delhi, covering aspects of Christian history, beliefs, personalities, institutions and traditions in all of the South Asian countries, i.e. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka as well as Burma/Myanmar and…
February 12, 2020

4000-168-Meeko, Andy and Junko

Developing tools and training nationals for emotional care and evangelism. It's hard to admit, we are celebrating more than 60 years of combined Japanese ministry. Junko is born and bred in Japan and was serving long before meeting Andy. The youngest son of missionaries to Japan, Andy couldn't resist God's call, despite vowing to never be a missionary. We believe Japan will be reached by average Japanese Christians. Believers in Japan can do amazing things if they are given a little assistance. We train people as community caregivers reaching the depressed, anxious, and suicidal, plus we train them to share…
February 12, 2020

4000-198-Wolf, Jay and Jen

Jay and Jen reach out to missionary kids (MKs), other international students, and their parents through their ministry as boarding home parents of Faith Academy in the Philippines. Most of the students of Faith Academy are walking in the Lord, while some are questioning the role of God in their lives. The students come from a variety of countries, with Koreans making up the largest nationality represented. Whether their parents work as missionaries or businesspeople, the students have been exposed to international concerns and therefore have a high level of world awareness. We pray for continual building of relationships, knowing…
February 12, 2020

4000-337-Johnson, Rich

Serving in evangelism and church planting in Hong Kong. High over Hong Kong harbor stands new 40-story buildings covered with bamboo scaffolding. This can be done because even though bamboo is only a grass, it has learned to network. A stick of bamboo is made up of individual sticks all tied together and when several bamboo sticks are tied together, they can stand 40 stories tall. Steel canêt do that. In Hong Kong, Rich and Sally Johnson are learning to act as bamboo and network together with other groups to accomplish more for the Lord. With a local ministry called…
February 12, 2020

4000-910-Jerome, David and Kenda

We will serve as Church Partnership Evangelism (CPE) Coordinators. Our primary responsibility is to coordinate and host short-term mission teams from US churches and partner them with Philippine churches or outreaches. Teams will engage in evangelism intentionally targeted at the family, friends, co-workers and neighbors of Philippine believers. We want to grow the number of short-term teams visiting the Philippines to between six and eight teams each year over the next three to five years (currently averaging two to three each year) and establish accountability that sees 50 to 75% lasting fruit from a CPE campaign. As we continue our…
February 12, 2020