Ministry Type: Evangelism

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

Beck, David & Lily

missionary

Bio:

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.

Details:

Missionary Number: 281

Ministry Focus: Discipleship, Evangelism, Teaching

Region(s): Mexico & Central America

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

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

Trueworthy, Chris & Elizabeth

missionary

Bio:

Chris and Elizabeth Trueworthy joined WIM in 2011 after Chris grad­u­at­ed from lan­guage school in McAllen, Texas. Chris has been in min­istry for 20 years and has always had a pas­sion for the nations. In 2010, Chris and Elizabeth yield­ed to God’s call to serve full-time in mis­sions. They are cur­rent­ly min­is­ter­ing in Jiutepec, Mexico, where they have a desire to see the indige­nous church­es mobi­lized for a greater impact and ser­vice in glob­al mis­sions. As part of this ven­ture, they are writ­ing a dici­ple­ship course to help the local church­es grow in uni­ty to accom­plish the goal of glob­al impact. They trav­el to var­i­ous places in Mexico preach­ing, teach­ing, and devel­op­ing rela­tion­ships with the Mexican pas­tors.  Their vision is to see the Mexican church rise up to take its place in reap­ing the har­vest around the world.  Their son Christopher Jr. is a vital part of this min­istry in Mexico.

 

Details:

Missionary Number: 259

Ministry Focus: Discipleship, Evangelism

Region(s): Mexico & Central America, South America

Allen, Joshua & Jenell

missionary

Bio:

Joshua and Jenell Allen began their mis­sion work with WIM in 2004 by serv­ing in Mexico. During their eight years in Mexico, they worked alongside oth­er WIM mis­sion­ar­ies min­is­ter­ing in local church­es, with youth, and plant­i­ng church­es in indige­nous vil­lages. As a result, they fell in love with the indige­nous peo­ple and have brought their expe­ri­ences with them to California where they now reside. They are cur­rent­ly reach­ing out to indige­nous, migrant, farm-work­ing com­mu­ni­ties in the Central Coast region. They are using the Discovery Bible study method, an induc­tive method of Bible study, to plant church­es in every town along Hwy 101. They are work­ing as a team with oth­er like-mind­ed min­sters and have par­tic­i­pat­ed in the for­ma­tion of Youth and Family Church Network. They are also very involved in min­is­ter­ing to fam­i­lies who have chil­dren with spe­cial needs and are rais­ing mon­ey and aware­ness in order to have a spe­cial needs park built in their area. Their lives are filled with fun each day because of their chil­dren Tiana, Samuel, Cheyenne, and Savannah.

Details:

Missionary Number: 209

Ministry Focus: Discipleship, Evangelism

Region(s): US & Canada

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

Alvarado, Vicente & Janine

missionary

Bio:

Vicente and Janine Alvarado met each oth­er while serv­ing in Tokyo in 2010. They mar­ried in 2012 in the US and are now launch­ing back out to where it all began. They will serve with PAZ Japan’s youngest church plant, Fuse Paz Church, reach­ing out to evan­ge­lize and dis­ci­ple a younger gen­er­a­tion of Japanese. Currently, only 0.4% of the pop­u­la­tion have heard and believed the Gospel. Their vision is to see Japan trans­formed by the Gospel and a vibrant com­mu­ni­ty of believ­ers emerge to trans­form their cul­ture. They recent­ly wel­comed their newest mem­ber of the team (and fam­i­ly) — Rosalyn.

Details:

Missionary Number: 233

Ministry Focus: Discipleship, Evangelism

Region(s): East Asia

Barnes, Tynan & Lydia

missionary

Bio:

The call for mis­sions was plant­ed ear­ly in the lives of Tynan and Lydia Barnes. Having both grad­u­at­ed from Christ For The Nations in Dallas, Texas, they began pur­su­ing the call to for­eign mis­sions by join­ing World Indigenous Missions in 2012. They are cur­rent­ly serv­ing among an unreached indige­nous peo­ple group in the Sierra Madre Mountains in west­ern cen­tral Mexico. The Barnes fam­i­ly is work­ing with WIM train­ers to pre­pare a rich soil for plant­i­ng the Gospel through human­i­tar­i­an aid with the empha­sis of good works. Also shar­ing in their mis­sion­ary adven­tures are Talon, Evelyn, Hayden, Gideon and Oren.

And what­ev­er you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giv­ing thanks to God the Father through Him.” — Colossians 3:12–17

Details:

Missionary Number: 270

Ministry Focus: Discipleship, Evangelism

Region(s): Mexico & Central America

Conrad, Andrew & Sheryl

missionary

Bio:

Andrew and Sheryl Conrad have been serv­ing on the mis­sion field in Central and South America for 25 years. They are involved in train­ing church­es in world­wide and local evan­ge­lism, prepar­ing and send­ing mis­sion­ar­ies from Latin America to serve in the Arab and Asian worlds, and train­ing lead­ers in local church­es.

Sheryl is gift­ed in music and song. She par­tic­i­pates in the praise team at her church in Mexico and has writ­ten many songs. She is in the process of record­ing some of those songs for use in the United States and Mexico. Andrew has writ­ten three books all of which draw from his expe­ri­ences of mis­sions and life change through Christ. Their five chil­dren, Andrea, Erica, Esther, Emily and Jonathan, are vital parts of their min­istry.

Details:

Missionary Number: 126

Ministry Focus: Discipleship, Evangelism

Region(s): Mexico & Central America