Ministry Type: Discipleship

Looney, Jon & Alicia

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Missionary Number: 283

Ministry Focus: Discipleship, Teaching

Region(s): Mexico & Central America

Chanya, Stephen & Celeste

missionary

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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.

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Missionary Number: 282

Ministry Focus: Children, Discipleship, Evangelism

Region(s): Africa

Taylor, Kathryn

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Around the time she grad­u­at­ed col­lege with a degree in fine art, Kathryn felt God’s call to mis­sions. Shortly after­ward, she was offered a staff posi­tion at WIM head­quar­ters where she was priv­i­leged to serve for almost sev­en years. In ear­ly 2016, dur­ing a WIM region­al prayer meet­ing in Mexico, God con­firmed that it was time to begin tak­ing steps toward inter­na­tion­al ser­vice. She is cur­rent­ly in the WIM train­ing pro­gram and study­ing Spanish.

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Missionary Number: 285

Ministry Focus: Discipleship

Region(s): Mexico & Central America

Smith, Pamela

missionary

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After retir­ing as a nurse prac­ti­tion­er, Pam moved to Kenya in January of 2016. Following many years of short term mis­sions involve­ment, she is now ded­i­cat­ed to full time mis­sions work, focus­ing on dis­ci­ple­ship and teach­ing, net­work­ing with exist­ing min­istries.  She also desires to expand her min­istry in health­care in the future.

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Missionary Number: 279

Ministry Focus: Discipleship, Teaching

Region(s): Africa

Beck, David & Lily

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David and Lily have a heart to min­is­ter in Hispanic coun­tries. They have spent time doing short-term mis­sions in Mexico and now plan to be full-time mis­sion­ar­ies. The first step will be attend­ing lan­guage school in Oaxaca, Mexico, in August of 2016. They plan to teach, dis­ci­ple, and evan­ge­lize to expand the Kingdom of God. God has also placed in their hearts to open an orphan­age and Christian school.

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Missionary Number: 281

Ministry Focus: Discipleship, Evangelism, Teaching

Region(s): Mexico & Central America

Gertsch, Gene & Isidra

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After serv­ing in Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico, the Gertsch fam­i­ly moved to the state of Tabasco, where they are work­ing among the Chontal peo­ple, with the objec­tive of see­ing a strong church estab­lished in this large­ly unreached peo­ple group.

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Missionary Number: 124

Ministry Focus: Church Planting, Discipleship

Region(s): Mexico & Central America

Norris, Philip

missionary

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Philip’s vision is to facil­i­tate revival atmos­phere and help peo­ple walk in the pres­ence of God through uni­ty, king­dom strat­e­gy and foun­da­tion­al Christian train­ing in the body of Christ. His heart is to see this in local church­es, begin­ning in Kursk, Russia, then city-by-city, region-by-region, nation-by-nation, to the very ends of the earth! He desires to car­ry the mes­sage of grace, the good­ness of God, and the teach­ing of faith to the Russian peo­ple and beyond.

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Missionary Number: 272

Ministry Focus: Discipleship

Region(s): Europe

Pugh, Aaron and Mary

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Aaron and Mary’s mis­sion is to cre­ate strate­gic oppor­tu­ni­ties to build rela­tion­ships with peo­ple who need Jesus. They are cur­rent­ly liv­ing in Veracruz, Mexico, serv­ing in a church. They plan to relo­cate back to Valencia, Spain, to cre­ate a dis­ci­ple­ship move­ment that will devel­op into a church plant­i­ng and church reform­ing move­ment.

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Missionary Number: 204

Ministry Focus: Church Planting, Discipleship

Region(s): Europe, Mexico & Central America

King, Cody & Anna

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Cody and Anna work with the youth at their church, help­ing with Sunday night youth group, sum­mer camps and events. They co-lead an out­reach Game Night. This start­ed as part of a Bible small group, but has become a way to con­nect Christians with friends and cowork­ers in a fun, non-con­fronta­tion­al way. Anna vol­un­teers at World Impact Now (WIN) Ministries, work­ing with video edit­ing, resource design and film­ing. Their long-term goal is to go back to Japan as a full-time mis­sion­ar­ies. They believe the best way to pre­pare for that is to be involved in the min­istry of the local church.

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Missionary Number: 250

Ministry Focus: Discipleship, Serving

Region(s): US & Canada

Norris, Edgar & Pamela

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Edgar and Pamela have lived and min­is­tered in Kursk, Russia since 1998. In 2002 the Lord teamed the Norrises with med­ical stu­dents from Africa and Asia to start an English lan­guage church, Word of Christ Church Internationl (WCCI). Their vision and that of WCCI is giv­ing for­eign­ers a heart for Russia and giv­ing Russians a heart for the world. Walking in uni­ty with sev­er­al Russian church­es gives the Norrises and WCCI a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to be a bless­ing to Russians as well as for­eign­ers. As mem­bers of the church grad­u­ate (as doc­tors & var­i­ous busi­ness pro­fes­sion­als) and leave Kursk, they take with them more than just a degree. They take train­ing in the things of God and the tools to become lead­ers and to influ­ence their soci­eties.

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Missionary Number: 173

Ministry Focus: Discipleship, Teaching

Region(s): Europe