Region: Africa

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

Smith, Pamela

missionary

Bio:

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.

Details:

Missionary Number: 279

Ministry Focus: Discipleship, Teaching

Region(s): Africa

Simokaitis, Bill & Carla

missionary

Bio:

Bill and Carla Simokaitis became Christians in 1981 and have been active in church since that time.  Together, they start­ed an out­reach pro­gram in the St. Louis area which served the home­less for six years. They are also co-founders of Beyond the City Limits, Inc., a min­istry to wom­en and men infect­ed with HIV and Aids.

In 2001, Bill and Carla vis­it­ed Kenya for the first time.  Since then, they have served in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Burundi, teach­ing fam­i­lies how to grow in Christ and offer­ing an extend­ed hand to help fam­i­lies get out of pover­ty.

Details:

Missionary Number: 260

Ministry Focus: Discipleship, Micro Business

Region(s): Africa