John and Joy Haspels - Nairobi, Kenya: Africa Inland Mission (AIM)
With his engineering background, John supports the missionary community in and around Nairobi with a wide variety of project assistance including the construction of a high school outside Lokichogio, Kenya, and outreach to the Turkana tribe.
Paul and Carol Suzuki - Tokyo, Japan: SEND International
Ministering in Japan since 1994, Paul and Carol work with high school students in partnership with a national youth organization called Hi-b.a. Japan in entrusting the gospel of Jesus Christ to young people and training them to do the same for others. They are involved in camps, evangelistic events, weekly meetings, and discipleship groups. Currently, Paul is the Director for SEND Japan and Carol is working with young Japanese moms.
Lawrence and Courtney Sharrett - Antioch Partners
Lawrence and Courtney Sharrett, along with their daughter, Julianna, are based in Sofia, Bulgaria. They are serving with Antioch Partners. Lawrence received his Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Master of Education from East Tennessee State Univeristy. Courtney is working on a degree in psychology and counseling from Trinity International University. Lawrence and Courtney grew up in the Tri-Cities area of East Tennessee (Kingsport). They are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Bristol, Tennessee, where Lawrence is continuing the ordination process with the Presbyterian Church.
Bethlehem Bible College - Bethlehem, Palestine
Bethlehem Bible College (BBC) is an interdenominational college in Bethlehem, Palestine which aims for a high academic standard while encouraging spiritual growth and commitment to Christ. Their mission is to train people to serve Christ in the world; advocate a Palestinian evangelical perspective; and model Christ through community development. The Village Church is partnering with BBC to offer online seminary education to Arabic-speaking Christian leaders around the world.
Bible Society of Egypt - Cairo, Egypt: General Director, Ramez Atallah
As the largest Arabic Bible publishing operation in the world, The Bible Society of Egypt exists to make the Scriptures available and accessible to all, at an affordable price, in a language people can understand, and in a way that can help each one comprehend the message and effectively apply it. Publishing the Scripture in a variety of formats and media (print, audio, visual), each product is designed for a particular social, economic, age, and cultural interest group. The operation is trans-denominational and the BSE is considered the Bible publisher for all the churches of Egypt.
Family Life Development Foundation
Rev. Younan Shiba is a Presbyterian pastor of Iraqi descent who is supported by the Village Church and director and founder of the Family Life Development Foundation. His vision is to bring together Arabic and Assyrian-speaking refugees and immigrants, for the purpose of teaching and supporting one another, using principles of God’s word. For more information, visit the Family Life Development Foundation website.
Jossour - Bridges of Hope
Jossour is a ministry in Egypt whose vision is to see all the people of Egypt and the Arab World saved and the church growing in the knowledge of the truth (I Timothy 2:4) through:
- Partnering with like-minded organizations, ministries, and churches
- Impacting the local church through an integrated ministry approach including discipleship, leadership training, evangelism, and relief
- Equipping and sending missionaries to different fields
Kasr El Dobara - Cairo, Egypt: Synod of the Nile
Five blocks from the Nile River, Kasr El Dobara Evangelical Church is the largest Protestant church in the Arab world with over 8,000 members. Their vision is built in part on the blessing of Egypt found in Isaiah 19:25, "Blessed is Egypt, My people," as well as the prophecy found in Habakkuk, "because the earth is filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea." Their goal is to see a nationwide revival in which people come into a permanent relationship with Jesus Christ. The basic ministerial focuses of this great church have been: prayer, unity, discipleship, submission to the Holy Spirit and mission.
CENTRAL AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN
Manes and Lociana Barthelemy, Tabarre, Haiti, Eglise Independente de Dieu and Myosotis School
Haitian Pastor Manes leads a church in the former Displaced Persons Camp Tabarre/Issa. He leads worship services, Bible studies, and prayer meetings. His wife Lociana is the head of Myosotis School, a growing early elementary school for this population.
David and Patricia Carwell, Mission Aviation Fellowship, Haiti
David is a pilot with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) in Haiti. He is also the manager of the MAF pilots, mechanics, support staff, and volunteers. MAF flies teams, supplies, and medical emergency cases throughout Haiti.
*See an update on our Mission Trip to Haiti in November/December 2017.
Pablo and Jan Feliciano; Chiapas, Mexico; Hebron USA
Hebron USA exists to share the love of Jesus Christ by walking hand-in-hand in cross-cultural partnerships and by serving and supporting the servants of the people in Southern Mexico. For a number of years they have facilitated a number of trips to the Chiapas region to minister to the Tzeltal people, and one of their major projects currently involves the building of a medical clinic in that region.
Todd Luke; Xpujil, Mexico; Outreach Foundation
Todd and his wife, Maria, help the people of Xpujil, Mexico through the Yucatan Water Harvest Mission which is a Christian self-help and microloan ministry powered by indigenous Chol Presbyterians of the southern Yucatan, where the local church builds cisterns for families throughout the community.
Dan McNerney - Winnetka, IL: Frontier Fellowship
Rev. Dan McNerney is an associate director for the Frontier Fellowship (PFF), a validated mission support group of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA. PFF exists to help our denomination develop frontier mission projects around the world to unreached people groups. As one of PFF's associate directors, Dan's areas of concentration are Latin America, the Middle East, and parts of Europe. When not overseas working with frontier partners and missionaries, Dan travels throughout the United States mobilizing Presbyterian prayers, people, and resources into nearly 100 PFF projects.
Scott and Tracey Moffet - Orlando, FL: CRU
Scott and Tracey have worked for a number of years in Turkey through Campus Crusade for Christ, International, and are currently working at CRU headquarters in Orlando.