“However I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me, the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace”Acts 20:24
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28
Campus Crusade for Christ’s goal is to build movements of evangelism and discipleship throughout the world, both on campuses and in communities. Gary’s ministry focuses on helping national (Eastern European) staff members gain a firm biblical foundation for their ministries. Most of CCC staff come from atheist or nominally religious backgrounds, so it is imperative that they receive a firm theological grounding.
Kim has been involved in the International Christian School of Budapest, where she has served in various capacities. The School was founded primarily to serve the educational needs of missionary children in Central and Eastern Europe. Schooling, or lack thereof, is one of the main reasons that missionaries leave the field. Kim’s ministry helps keep missionaries on the field. It is also provides an outreach to non-Christian children (from countries around the world) who attend the school.
Why we're here
I (Gary) was in Romania at a time when it was not allowed to meet openly as Christians. One day our team shared the gospel with a young woman. After we finished she said to us, “If you had not come here, I never would have heard this.” That kind of experience showed me the great need overseas for someone to go tell them about Jesus.
My wife, Kim, was also committed to go wherever God wanted her to go. There are many needs in the world. not everyone is willing to go; she was willing to go. We want to be true to Christ’s command in Matthew 28:19-20: “Go and make disciples of all nations.”
Our main goal is that business people in the Munich area would be reached for Jesus and become His growing disciples. In addition, we want to help people overcome hindrances to their growth as reflected in Elizabeth’s work with Open Hearts Ministry (befreit leben).
Both Elizabeth and I are serving as International Representatives for Campus Crusade for Christand report to its German office in Giessen, but most of our ministry to business and professional people is through an indigenous organization, the International Association of Christian Business People (IVCG), which was founded in Switzerland about 60 years ago.
Why we're here
During my last year at seminary I contacted about a dozen mission organizations which offered some combination of vocation and ministry. At that time Campus Crusade for Christ was looking for people with a business background who could travel frequently and reliably behind the Iron Curtain to do ministry. This matched my desire to serve as well as my business background, as before going to seminary I had been working for 12 years in sales and marketing of scientific instruments and computers.
The Seed Company is a partner with Wycliffe in the Bible translation movement throughout the world. Jeremy ill travel from time to time to Nigeria (that’s in West Africa) to work as a translation consultant.
"The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." 2 Timothy 2:2
“These things I have written to you who believe on the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life..." 1 John 5:13
As part of the Bee World team, we train Christian leaders in countries within the 10 / 40 window so they can train others.
Why we're here
Many countries of the world are not as fortunate as we are in the US. We are responding to God’s call to evangelize the world. We have realized one of the critical needs is to is to reach and train national pastors, especially those who have difficulty accessing Christian training and material.
"Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may know your name." Psalm 86:11
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2:8, 9
Lou Ann and I have a strong vision for reaching tomorrow’s leaders today on the college campuses. Our roles include . . .
1. We are "generalists" on the Leadership Development team...meaning that we help with coaching, training and development of all of our staffed campus teams around our five state region of Iowa-Wisconsin-Minnesota-North Dakota-South Dakota. We have about 16 staffed campuses in the Uppermidwest Region of Cru.
2. We are International Campus Staff coordinators. This role means that we are part of the mobilizing, preparation, resourcing, and receiving back (once they return from the field) campus staff who go overseas to serve. Some of this is done face to face and some of it virtually.
3. Our third role is that of Ministry Partner Development coaches for new and senior staff working on initial development of their team of ministry partners.
“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Matthew 6:24
About my mission
Matt is currently serving YWAM at its base in Montana.
Why I’m here . . .
Since a very young age God has placed missions in my heart. Throughout my life God has been preparing me for what I am doing now, and He is still preparing me for what is to come. For the past 5 years, I have been working with the Foundations in Community Development department with YWAM (Youth With A Mission). I have also been able to work in certain places in Africa, Central America as well as Asia. I have spent more of my time in Asia. Something that really attracted me to missions was the different cultures, and really seeing how we as believers can preach the Kingdom of God, as well as truly, disciple nations.
Paul & MaryAnn Slayton - Serving with Africa Inland Mission (AIM, Intl)
About Our Mission
Africa Inland Mission (AIM)Africa Inland Mission (AIM) had its beginning in the work of Peter Cameron Scott (1867-1896), a Scottish-American missionary of the International Missionary Alliance who served two years in the Congo before he was sent to Scotland in 1892 because of a near-fatal illness. While recuperating, he developed his idea of establishing a network of mission stations which would stretch from the southeast coast of the continent to the interior's Lake Chad.
Our Current Involvement
Paul and MaryAnn are currently based in Loveland, Colorado. While here Paul has been ministering to foreign students at UNC as an ESL tutor and helping them work toward US Citizenship. Paul and MaryAnn are seeking the Lord's guidance for their next assignment with AIM.
Jesus answered,“I am the way and the truth and the life.No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
About Our Work:
Ryan and Kelly are associated with the EPC World Outreach team. Ryan has been directing and teaching some programs at a language center that offers English and Arabic classes. Kelly has continued her work in Midwifery.
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2
To see multiplying leaders for multiplying churches.
To multiply church leaders through accessible, locally owned, reproducible training systems.
Dr. Alan Weaver has two major passions: 1) the growing numbers of pastors in poor and non-Christian countries who have no opportunity for either training or support and 2) the need for pastors to understand and release the power of God’s people whom they shepherd. In most of the world, pastors do all the ministry themselves and don’t understand their role in building their people up so that they are released to impact their churches and communities for Christ.
Alan is one of the vice-presidents providing leadership to the Entrust organization. Among his responsibilities are liaison between Entrust and its African sister organization, More Than a Mile Deep (MMD), training systems development, and counsel to the Entrust president. Alan has worked at the International School of Leadership with Campus Crusade, written a course on mentoring for use with pastors in Africa, consults in areas of culture and leadership, and works with doctor of missiology students at Fuller’s School of Intercultural Studies. He travels extensively.
Over two million people in Ethiopia are infected with HIV. The Ethiopian Church (6 million members) has a program that provides practical and spiritual care in its HIV/AIDS ministry. In partnership with Serving In Mission, the local churches are trained to respond to HIV/AIDS in their community by caring for the sick, the orphans, and providing education. This high impact, low cost program is also an effective gospel outreach.
Bob and Jane lead the Urban Peoples Team in Ethiopia. The cities of Ethiopia are growing and the people are increasingly exposed to Western media and secularization. The Urban Peoples team works with the Ethiopian church and we focus on three people groups: the urban poor (including HIV), youth, and the urban elite. There are 5 subteams, a dozen missionaries and 20 Ethiopian staff. One immediate task is to develop an outreach to youth on biblical sexuality through the Church Response to AIDS team. As a team, we look to God’s leading for new Kingdom opportunities and work for the development of new leaders.
Our daughter Amy and her husband Kent are preparing to serve with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF).
Our son Matt is a student at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas.
My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. (Luke 1:46b-47, NIV)
About our mission
Today about 350 million people speaking over 2200 languages do not have the Bible in their own language.Wycliffe’s vision is to see the Bible accessible to all people in the language they understand best. To make this vision a reality, Wycliffe also focuses on community development, literacy development and church partnerships.
Why we're here
In order to be understood, a written Bible must not only be in the language of the people, but it must be in a script they can read. Bible translation teams face special technical challenges when complex scripts are needed for the project: computers, having been designed primarily by and for Westerners, do not always support the alphabet and script needed by the translator.
Bob is part of an international team developing computer fonts and software that enable translation projects in some of the least-evangelized parts of the world. The primary emphasis for Bob's work is Arabic script which is used by hundreds of minority languages around the world. For more information see http://scripts.sil.org/
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28, NIV)
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:23-25
Wycliffe Bible Translators estimates 2000 of the world’s 6,800 languages have no Bible in their own language. These languages represent about 349 million people.
Wycliffe’s vision is to see the Bible accessible to all people in the language they understand best. To make this vision a reality, Wycliffe also focuses on community development, literacy development and church partnerships.
Wycliffe's goal is to have a Bible translation program started in every language that needs it by the year 2025.
Brett and Marla are Resource Coordinators with Wycliffe’s Member and Care Resources team.
Resource Coordinators (RCs) are Wycliffe’s link with their missionaries. As missionaries themselves, RCs know the unique challenges and stresses that missionaries and their families confront. Distance from family, dependence on the voluntary giving of friends and churches for financial support, cross-cultural life and ministry, language barriers, violence and political instability, health problems, children’s needs, aging parents in the home country, overwork, the vast needs of the people to whom they are giving their hearts, spiritual warfare—all these are issues that RCs help fellow missionaries address. RCs actively build a relationship with missionaries. They connect them with resources to help them confront the challenges they face while on the field or when in their home country due to crisis, furlough, or transition. Through a trusting relationship, debriefing and ongoing communications, encouragement, connecting, advice, planning, and accountability, RCs guide missionaries through transition, and help care and equip them to press on in the work to which God has called them.
Brett and Marla work out of their home in Duncanville Texas as Resource Coordinators connecting with and supporting fellow Wycliffe missionaries who call Texas home while on home leave from their overseas assignments.
Caleb & Anna Redfield - Serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Oregon
About Our Mission
As members of Wycliffe Bible Translators, our goal is to bring God’s Word to everyone in the world in the language that is most meaningful to them. We will accomplish that goal in whatever way God leads us. Amongst our weaponry are such diverse elements as literacy, ethnomusicology, scripture use, and video and oral presentations.
Our Current Involvement
Once we are fully funded, Caleb will begin work as a translation assistant, supporting work in Mexico, Central and South America.
Isaiah 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.
About Our Work:
Dave and Wendy are associated with the EPC World Outreach team. They have been working in Asia since 1993 helping to facilitate men's and women's conferences. They have empowered many local leaders/believers to continue the work of God's kingdom and to overcome broken homes and families. Many families are divorced and abuse is prevalent. Up to 90% come from broken and or abusive homes. Dave and Wendy have mastered several Asian languages.