Region: Global

H., Lara

missionary

Bio:

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.

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Missionary Number: 276

Ministry Focus: Leadership Development, Service

Region(s): Global

K, Jim & Ruth

missionary

Bio:

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Missionary Number: 146

Ministry Focus: Leadership Development, Teaching

Region(s): Global

Gurr, Morris & Sarah

missionary

Bio:

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.

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Missionary Number: 267

Ministry Focus: Leadership Development, Teaching

Region(s): Global

Belfiore, Jim & Marilyn

missionary

Bio:

Jim and Marilyn served in Southeast Asia for 14 years. Now in the USA, they are involved in dis­ci­ple­ship, teach­ing, and prayer. They make short term trips over­seas to pray for the work­ers, the nations and the peo­ple groups in var­i­ous coun­tries.

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Missionary Number: 186

Ministry Focus: Discipleship, Teaching

Region(s): Global, US & Canada

Pugh, Dale & Kathy

missionary

Bio:

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.

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Hall, Chuck & Mary Nell

missionary

Bio:

Chuck and Mary Nell Hall joined WIM in 1983, when they were sent out from New Covenant Church in Valdosta, Georgia. After lan­guage school in Texas, the Halls moved to Mexico where they served for sev­en years. In 1994, the Halls moved to Georgia to care for aging par­ents. During this time, Chuck accept­ed the posi­tion as pres­i­dent of WIM and trav­el­ed exten­sively to vis­it and min­is­ter with WIM mis­sion­ar­ies. Chuck and Mary Nell cur­rent­ly reside in New Braunfels, Texas, home of WIM head­quar­ters. Chuck con­tin­ues to provide lead­er­ship to WIM as Director of Missionary Development. He and Mary Nell trav­el to sup­port mis­sion­ar­ies, to present WIM and its vision to church­es, and to recruit can­di­dates for mis­sions. Chuck holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Valdosta State University and a Masters Degree in Missions from Fuller Theological Seminary.

 

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Missionary Number: 121

Ministry Focus: Discipleship, Leadership

Region(s): Global, Headquarters

Bianchi, Tony & Mary Ann

missionary

Bio:

With World Indigenous Missions since 1990, Tony and Mary Ann Bianchi have served the Lord pri­mar­i­ly in south­east Asia. They have been involved in min­is­ter­ing the gospel, train­ing and men­tor­ing young lead­ers, estab­lish­ing a children’s home for at-risk girls, and pro­vid­ing pas­toral care (Member Care) for mis­sion­ar­ies.

The Bianchis cur­rent­ly direct the new­ly formed and devel­op­ing Member Care depart­ment at WIM, pro­vid­ing pas­toral care for WIM mis­sion­ar­ies and oth­ers in need of emo­tion­al and spir­i­tu­al heal­ing and sup­port, debrief­ing, coach­ing, and encour­age­ment. They also min­is­ter in the areas of pre-mar­i­tal coun­sel­ing and mar­riage enrich­ment.

Tony and Mary Ann’s heart’s desire is for mis­sion­ar­ies to be emo­tion­al­ly healthy and spir­i­tu­al­ly mature in order to glo­ri­fy God through ful­fill­ing and effec­tive cross-cul­tur­al ser­vice.

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Missionary Number: 117

Ministry Focus: Member Care

Region(s): Global, Headquarters

Briles, Chris & Vonda

missionary

Bio:

Chris & Vonda Briles​ have been part of WIM ​since 1998. They com­plet­ed lan­guage school and moved to Altotonga, Veracruz, Mexico, where they served for nine years evan­ge­liz­ing and dis­ci­pling youth and young adults. In 2008, they relo­cat­ed to New Braunfels, Texas, for Chris to ​serve at WIM ​head­quar­ters as Director of Operations. He now serves as President of the orga­ni­za­tion. In this posi­tion, he pro­motes the vision for the orga­ni­za­tion, net­works with church­es and like-mind­ed orga­ni­za­tions for the pur­pose of work­ing togeth­er, over­sees the dai­ly oper­a­tions of the office, rep­re­sents the mis­sion­ar­ies on the Board of Directors, and trav­els to vis­it and encour­age mis­sion­ar­ies serv­ing around the world. Vonda cur­rent­ly serves in the WIM office as a recep­tion­ist, pro­vid­ing assis­tance to the mis­sion­ar­ies and office per­son­nel. The Briles have three won­der­ful children​, a love­ly daughter-in-law​, and one delight­ful granddaughter​.

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Missionary Number: 188

Ministry Focus: Administration, Discipleship

Region(s): Global, Headquarters