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.
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 scripture-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. They have connected with indigenous pastors and leaders in Russia, India, Honduras and Mexico and are always looking to go beyond borders to wherever the Lord leads. They also flow in an anointing of prophetic ministry.
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 the coast of Chiapas, Mexico to help with the El Faro de Esperanza orphanage and its local congregation. At the end of 2011, they left the coast to pioneer various new works among the marginalized people groups living in the mountainous and jungle regions of the state. Currently, they are back on the coast working together with El Faro de Esperanza, operating an international missions and ministry training center. They now have four sons and a baby girl.