meet our supported missionaries

  • Bill & Lisa Abeler

    Camp Lebanon

    Camp Lebanon’s vision is that through the "funnest" fun, loving relationships, beauty inside and out, and Truth declared and illustrated,Camp Lebanon guests young and old will taste the delight of being desired by their Creator God. Camp Lebanon is dedicated to providing a "Meeting Place with God" to help the Church do the work of Christ.


    Address: 1205 Acorn Road, Burtrum, MN 56318

    Email: babeler@CampLebanon.org

    www.camplebanon.org

  • Richard & Geraldine akers

    ZEMA

    Richard and Geraldine minister among the 'amaZioni', a deeply religious but syncretistic group of people which number many millions in South Africa. Richard currently works in Mozambique teaching Bible classes for church leaders and spending time among the amaZioni. Richards' area of service covers 309,493 square miles. 

     

    Address: P.O. Box 19712 The Village, Nelspruit 1218, South Africa

    Email: zema@intekom.co.za

  • Tom & Lily

    For more information about Tom and Lily's ministry, please contact the church.

  • Lee & laurinda erickson

    the seed company of wycliffe

    The seed Company enables foreign nationals to translate God's Word for their own people. We link mother-tongue Bible translation projects with investors (individuals, groups, and churches) who can provide the prayer, financial and technical resources needed to do the work. Lee is Executive Assistant to the Field Team Director of The Seed Company. He advises, mentors and administrates a team of ten Field Coordinators who facilitate Seed Company sponsorship of over 220 Bible translation projects in 45 countries around the world. These are projects that are being done by mother tongue translators. The majority are located in sensitive-access areas and involve large unreached people groups. Laurinda serves as administrative assistant to Lee by editing Field Team documents and researching translation projects under review. 

     

    Address: 1313 Vanderbilt Drive, Longview, Texas 75601

    Email: Lee_erickson@tsco.org or Laurinda_erickson@tsco.org


  • dan & Jane howe

    cru

    Dan and Jane Howe serve with Cru Inner City. Our purpose and services to the community can best be described in our "Circle of Hope" involving three key stages: Connect, Empower, and Develop, which leads to long-term transformation in people and communities for Christ. Connect: we assist churches and organizations as they reach out to the poor. Empower: we help train and resource ministries to work holistically with the needy in their communities, meeting both physical and spiritual needs. Develop: we help equip churches in working with both adults and youth to break the cycle of poverty, built on a Biblical foundation. We are interested in long-term transformation in people's lives and communities, not simply a "quick-fix." Dan serves as Associate Director and Compassionate Outreach Coordinator. Jane serves as coordinator for S.A.Y. Yes! Center for Youth Development. 

     

    Address: 3521 East Mineral Pond Blvd, Anoka, MN 55303

    Email: dan.howe@cru.org or jane.howe@cru.org


  • tom & barb marks

    WEC international

    Tom and Barbara serve with WEC International. WEC's aim is to share the gospel with as many of the world's un-reached people as possible before Jesus returns. they currently have more than 1800 members in more than 76 countries. Tom and Barbara serve as the International Member Care Consultants for WEC and work in the Member Care Ministries Dept. They provide training in counseling to the people serving in WEC worldwide. Tom also provides one-on-one counseling for missionaries when the need arises. 

     

    Address: P.O. Box 1707, Fort Washington, PA 19034

    Email: timarks@icloud.com

  • phil & ellen nichols

    cru/the jesus film

    The Jesus film project is a branch of Campus Crusade for Christ. we partner with Campus Crusade for Christ staff members and pastors around the world to develop follow-up and discipleship materials which are biblically accurate and culturally relevant. We believe that everyone should have an opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel - and then be able to grow into a strong, fruitful member of the body of Christ. We pray that the materials we develop will allow new believers to establish churches where true discipleship can flourish. 

     

    Address: 16440 Cedar Run Dr., Orlando, FL 32828

    Email: phil.nichols@ccci.org or lnknichols@gmail.com

  • rod & margi

    For more information about Rod and Margi's ministry, please contact the church.

  • The Reeds’ current focus is on helping train Spanish speakers who want to be missionaries. Bob is writing online introductory courses in Spanish, giving students the opportunity to study right where they live, without relocating to a different city or country to go to school. Bob also serves as a consultant and advisor to other trainers and to CILTA graduates in various places of ministry.

     

    Address: 935 Green Rock Drive, Duncanville, TX, 75137

    Email: judy-bob_reed@sil.org

  • brian & elizabeth richards

    new missions system international

    Brian and Elizabeth serve with New Mission Systems International in Macedonia. They are active in church planting and discipling professionals in Macedonia. They are working with businesses to find ways to care for orphans and widows. Update August 2016: The Richards are in the states for a year to be refreshed and for educational development. 

     

    Address: 13114 Tallowood Drive, Wichita, KS 67230

    Email: richardsfam@gmail.com

  • steve & jodi richards

    mission aviation fellowship

    Steve and Jodi have served with MAF in Papua, Indonesia, for almost 17 years, at the Sentani base. Steve has served as assistant-chief pilot for the MAF fleet which supports western missionary activities and the national church throughout the large island. Update July 2016: The Richards have returned to the states and are on furlough until October.  


    Address: 3245 S. Kendall Street, Denver, CO 80227

    Email: srichards@maf.org or jrichards@maf.org

  • brian & connie shepson

    mission aviation fellowship

    The Shepsons spent three terms in Shell, Ecuador, as a pilot/mechanic family before coming to serve at MAF headquarters in Redlands, California. Brian currently is one of the five flight instructors in the training department. He helps evaluate new MAF hopefuls, train new pilots, and travel the world checking MAF pilots on the field. Connie works with the Ministry Advocates. Her role is to select, train, and support these fellow partners in ministry to be effective representatives of MAF and the people to whom we minister. 


    Address: P.O. Box 47 Nampa, ID 83653

    Email: bshepson@maf.org

  • mark & cheryl sjoblom

    JAARS, an affiliate of wycliffe

    For 24 years, Mark and Cheryl supported Bible translation in Papua, Indonesia. Mark maintained the YAJASI fleet of airplanes, managed the maintenance department, supervised the building of a new hangar and took on several community services at different times during those years. Cheryl taught math in Hillcrest International School most of those years and sometimes taught drama. 

    Now, they are transitioning to roles at the JAARS Center where services and leadership are provided for the worldwide team.

    Mark will take on a new consultative role in the transportation services group at JAARS in Waxhaw, NC. This new position involves helping to envision strategic planning for future advances and to assist in building strong cohesive teams to meet the challenges the future will bring to transportation services in the Bible Translation movement worldwide.


    Email: cheryllynne_sjoblom@yajasi.org

  • george & doris sunarjo

    wycliffe bible translators

    Short-term programs have been a significant recruiting vehicle for Wycliffe. George is responsible for managing the program, which involves networking, personal placement, trip planning, and leading a 7-weeks short-term mission trip every year. YAJASI is not only providing flight services for Wycliffe's Bible translators, but also other mission organizations, local churches, indigenous people, and government. George is the chairman of the Executive Board and is responsible for the operation. Occasionally he is on call to share in churches, fundraising events, and meeting with government officials, or liaise with partner organizations. In addition to managing the family affairs and part-time teaching, Doris spends 30% of her time working with Wycliffe Switzerland as "Prayer Coordinator." The goal is to promote prayer for Bibleless people groups.  

     

    Address: C/o Dave and Jan Greer, 435 Sunset Lane, Cambridge, MN 55008

    Email: george_sunarjo@sil.org

    doris_sunarjo@sil.org

  • david & tanya westrum

    interlink ministries

    David and Tanya serve with Interlink Ministries in Saltikovka, Russia (a town near Moscow). After ten years of helping to train christian leaders from all over Russia, David got a job teaching English in the public school where their children attend. David and Tanya are also involved in many extra-curricular activities. In the summers they give much of their time to english summer camps. 

     

    Address: David and Tanya Westrum, c/o Peter and Sue Westrum, 511 Cozy Lane, Branson, MO 65616

    Email: dwatasr@earthlink.net

  • dennis & cyndy wiens

    sat 7

    Dennis and his wife Cindy have spent most of their life on the mission field and work as a team to apply their experience and knowledge of cross-cultural ministry to the advancement of SAT-7, speaking and teaching throughout the United States. Before joining SAT-7, Dennis and Cindy served in the US, France, Mali and Cote d’lvoire in a variety of ministry roles including Bible school education, field leadership, urban church planting, dorm parenting, guest house ministry and media. Dennis helped pioneer the FM radio project in Mali, using specially-designed, solar-powered FM radio stations and he continues to consult for the on-going Mali Media project.


    Address: PO Box 901499, Kansas City, MO 64190

    Email: denniswiens@sat7.org

    cindywiens@hotmail.com

    www.sat7usa.org