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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.