Lara was born and raised in the Midwest and has felt called to ministry since high school. She joined WIM in 2014. She has experience in youth ministry, worship ministry, teaching, women’s ministry and administration and is now studying language and serving overseas. Lara has a passion to see the Kingdom of God influence every realm of society and to bring cultural transformation by meeting practical needs and empowering people to see all that God has for them. She also loves to serve established organizations and missionaries bringing strength, strategy and help they may need. Long-term, she would like to serve and disciple the many who are displaced in the world.
Chad and Sarah have a vision for sharing Christ, making disciples, and loving intentionally. They are passionate about taking back what the enemy has stolen and are committed to living a natural life in a supernatural way.
Morris and Sarah joined WIM in June of 2012. Morris comes from a business management and pastoral background. He and Sarah are a part of the new breed of missionaries that are “connecting to the nations.” Their desire is to impart Kingdom principles of leadership and to teach and train pastors and leaders to walk in the power of God and fulfill their calling. Morris has developed a scripturally-based leadership training program consisting of three parts: (1) Six Requirements to Having a Teachable Spirit; (2) Three Basic Leadership Principles; and (3) Five Qualities of Good Leadership. Morris and Sarah were in Kursk, Russia in November of 2013 and were in Lezapa, Honduras in May of 2014. They are connecting globally with pastors and leaders with plans to be back in Honduras and Russia in the Fall of 2014 and then to India in 2015.
Jerry and Miok have been making disciples and planting churches as part of World Indigenous Missions since 1983. They have lived and ministered in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. For the last several years they have been based in Wilmer, Alabama, where they work with the Hispanic community and have a ministry called EMPOWER. This ministry helps people discover their purpose in life and develop to accomplish that purpose. They also train and mentor leaders both locally and internationally.
Dale and Kathy are charter members of WIM. They lived in Mexico for 17 years planting churches, training leaders, and raising three children.
Since 1998, Dale has served as International Coordinator with WIM. His duties include encouraging missionaries serving on the field, helping with conferences, recruiting new workers and helping to implement the training program.
Since 1997, Kathy has taught Spanish at a Christian school in the St. Louis area. She has taken several of her students on short-term trips. Some of her former students are now full-time missionaries. She travels with Dale when her schedule permits.
In September of 2008, Ron and Ivonne Mouser abandoned all of their earthly possessions that would not fit in a truck and moved to Arriaga Chiapas, Mexico, along with two young sons. In Arriaga, they helped in the administration of an orphanage, shared the pastoral responsibilities of a local church, and built a thriving youth ministry. At the end of 2011, they left Arriaga to pioneer a new work among the marginalized people groups living in the poorest part of Mexico around the city of Comitan de Dominguez, Chiapas. Their current vision is to plant a youth-focused church based on a foundation of small discipleship groups in homes and schools that will serve as an international training ground for cross-cultural missions. They now have four sons.