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.
After more than 30 years of full-time ministry in the United States and Nigeria, West Africa, Dave and Polly Wineinger became missionaries representing World Indigenous Missions in the Philippines. Dave serves as the General Director of South East Asia Mission Teams (Seamist). Seamist has a training center in Lapu Lapu City, Cebu, where they hold training classes in cross-cultural, church-planting missions and in mobilizing the local churches through Kairos (The Condensed World Mission Course). It is their goal to raise up others who are equipped to reach the remaining unreached people groups of the world.
Travis and Hannah Henderson both knew at young ages that they wanted to be missionaries. Before they ever met, God began to prepare their hearts for the mission field and for each other. Travis longed for adventure in a far-off place, and Hannah wanted a family to take care of and women to teach what her mother had taught her. They have these things, along with their children Thymely and Hugo, in the life God has given them in the Philippines! They are now serving in their two-year training period and are learning to work with teams to accomplish the goals of outreach and community development.