Ministry Type: Children

Jarrard, Wesley & Suzanne

missionary

Bio:

Wesley and Suzanne are serv­ing in the cen­tral high­lands of Honduras. In January 2017, they are open­ing Casa de Nain — a new­ly estab­lished home for boys. Their vision is to min­is­ter to abused and aban­doned boys and raise them to be god­ly men. Wesley and Suzanne are also involved in com­mu­ni­ty out­reach and with the girls of Project Talitha Cumi.

Details:

Missionary Number: 289

Ministry Focus: Children

Region(s): Mexico & Central America

Chanya, Stephen & Celeste

missionary

Bio:

Stephen and Celeste met in 2004 while she was serv­ing her 3rd year in Malawi, teach­ing at Central Africa Bible College, locat­ed in Chitipa, Malawi. This is where Stephen was attend­ing his 2nd year. He is now an asso­ciate pas­tor, cam­pus pas­tor and teacher, and serves as zone pas­tor over sev­er­al church­es. Christian Academy Mission Starter School, which they have found­ed, is due in part to the Lord lead­ing through their son Andrew who is now 9 years old. This school is pro­vid­ing much-need­ed qual­i­ty edu­ca­tion and spir­i­tu­al train­ing for chil­dren and also pro­vides par­ent­ing class­es for stu­dents’ fam­i­lies. Within four short years of the­se class­es, the par­ents have now become the Board of Directors of the School, and the school is thriv­ing under their lead­er­ship. In a coun­try where 46.8 % of the pop­u­la­tion is under 14, but is high­ly over­looked, reach­ing this peo­ple group is vital to a National pos­i­tive change.

Details:

Missionary Number: 282

Ministry Focus: Children, Discipleship, Evangelism

Region(s): Africa

Beader, Julie

missionary

Bio:

On mis­sion to metro Detroit

  • Strengthening church­es
  • Sharing the gospel
  • Serving the com­mu­ni­ty
  • Raising the hopes of a gen­er­a­tion

Details:

Missionary Number: 245

Ministry Focus: Children, Leadership Development, Serving, Women’s Ministry

Region(s): US & Canada

Craig, Ben & Rachel

missionary

Bio:

Benjamin and Rachel were both born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where they cur­rent­ly live. They were mar­ried in September of 2013 and have a pas­sion for mis­sions, espe­cial­ly chil­dren and youth. They joined WIM in 2014 and are cur­rent­ly serv­ing in the inner city of Cleveland plant­i­ng church­es and train­ing oth­ers to do the same. They are also serv­ing by start­ing and lead­ing min­istries that reach out to the youth and chil­dren, exer­cis­ing their pas­sion to see the next gen­er­a­tion reached for Christ. Benjamin and Rachel hope to con­tin­ue church plant­i­ng in Cleveland over the next sev­er­al years, as God begins to opens doors and provide oppor­tu­ni­ties for oth­ers to come to know Christ.

Details:

Missionary Number: 278

Ministry Focus: Children

Region(s): US & Canada

Lira, Ruth

missionary

Bio:

Ruth min­is­ters at a children’s cen­ter which offers help in school­ing, food and health. She shares the liv­ing Gospel with them by prac­ti­cal means to impact their lives and give them the oppor­tu­ni­ty to embrace the Christian world­view. She also uses radio broad­cast­ing to evan­ge­lize sev­er­al unreached peo­ple groups. This has led to church plant­i­ng among the­se groups.

 

Details:

Missionary Number: 197

Ministry Focus: Children, Church Planting, Evangelism

Region(s): South Asia

Mullin, Matt & Crystal

missionary

Bio:

Matt and Crystal are work­ing in children’s min­istry in Oaxaca, Mexico. They work with indige­nous church­es to raise up strong and last­ing children’s min­istries. These min­istries will train up the next gen­er­a­tion to be empow­ered to impact the Kingdom of God.

Details:

Missionary Number: 261

Ministry Focus: Children, Teaching

Region(s): Mexico & Central America

Krisztal, Roberto & Maury

missionary

Bio:

Roberto and Maury began Children’s Club Bolivia in 1995. This min­istry has three main aspects: Sunday school teach­ers’ sem­i­nars, children’s cru­sades and a dynam­ic radio pro­gram. They are also in the process of adding a live­ly children’s tele­vi­sion pro­gram. Their vision is for God to touch and change many lives.

Details:

Missionary Number: 163

Ministry Focus: Children, Evangelism

Region(s): South America

Jarvis, Tim & Jenni

missionary

Bio:

Mission work brought Tim and Jenni Jarvis togeth­er in 2009. Jenni had just returned from her first short-term trip to Kenya when Tim began email­ing her say­ing that he had felt God’s call into mis­sion work and was wait­ing on His guid­ance. After get­ting mar­ried in 2011, they mutu­al­ly agreed they felt led into full-time min­istry in Kenya. They joined WIM in January 2012 and moved to Kenya that August. They cur­rently work­ as mis­sion­ar­ies in the Kisumu area of Kenya with their two chil­dren. Originally, their focus was on dis­ci­pling and car­ing for the 41 chil­dren at United Hope Children’s Home. God lat­er revealed the need to teach and dis­ci­ple local pas­tors and to train lead­ers to become dis­ci­ple mak­ers in the sur­round­ing areas; this has now become part of their min­istry. Jenni, who is a nurse, also pro­vides basic med­ical care for the chil­dren.

Details:

Missionary Number: 266

Ministry Focus: Children, Church Planting, Discipleship, Evangelism

Region(s): Africa

Briles, Jessica

missionary

Bio:

Jessica Briles was born in St. Louis, Missouri. When she was six years old, her fam­i­ly moved to Altotonga, Veracruz, Mexico. She lived there for nine years and then moved to New Braunfels, Texas. After grad­u­at­ing from high school in May of 2011, she was pret­ty sure God was call­ing her to mis­sions. She decid­ed not to pur­sue col­lege imme­di­ate­ly and went instead to Oaxaca, Mexico, to work and min­is­ter at an orphan­age for a few months. She now lives and serves full-time at the same orphan­age, Casa Hogar Benito Juarez.

Details:

Missionary Number: 258

Ministry Focus: Children

Region(s): Mexico & Central America

Brandt, Rebecca

missionary

Bio:

Rebecca Brandt felt the Lord call her to be a mis­sion­ary when she was 14 years old and start­ed right in her back­yard in Wisconsin. She worked with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) reach­ing chil­dren for Christ through 5-Day Clubs and Good News Clubs for four years. While work­ing with CEF, the Lord gave Rebecca a heart and pas­sion for reach­ing chil­dren for Christ, espe­cial­ly chil­dren over­seas. In 2007, the call was specif­i­cal­ly to chil­dren in Haiti. In 2010, she went on a short-term trip to Haiti to share the love of Jesus with orphans, and it changed her life forever.

Rebecca was led to World Indigenous Missions in August 2011. She com­plet­ed an intern­ship from January to May of 2012 and hopes to serve the orphans in Haiti full-time when her appren­tice­ship is fin­ished. She is excit­ed to see how the Lord’s plan unfolds for her to dis­ci­ple and love on orphans!

Details:

Missionary Number: 263

Ministry Focus: Children, Discipleship

Region(s): Mexico & Central America, US & Canada