Bruce & Lisa Burkholder
Ministry: Bruce serves at Editorial Bautista Independiente, which is the Spanish Literature division of Baptist Mid Missions(BMM). His role is to develop theological curriculum for missionaries and national pastors in Spanish-speaking countries.
Cell: (863) 835-0200
David & Jill Coltrane
Ministry: The Coltranes work with a ministry that is focused upon planting churches in their region of the Philippines. They started a second career as missionaries after years of stateside ministry.
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Dr. Bob & Sabina Dayton
Location: ministry in Nicaragua, residing in South Carolina
Ministry: Dr. Bob has been a missionary to Nicaragua with Baptist International Missions, Inc. since 1961. He works in overseeing the various ministries in Nicaragua and has seen many churches planted and trained many national pastors through their Bible Institute.
Location: South Carolina
Ministry: Christi is working with Campus Crusaders for Christ (CRU) at the Univeristy of South Carolina Campus.
Andy & Lorna Gilbert
Ministry: We are part of an international team working in Onagawa, one of the hardest-hit towns in Northeast Japan, bringing hope and joy to people most affected by the Tsunami in 2011.
Mailing address in USA: 1539 Maple Street, PO Box 81, Wellston, MI 49689
Mailing address in Japan: 2-5-19 Shiotomi-cho, Ishinomaki - Shi, Miyagi - Ken Japan
Donation Address: EFCA-Reach Global Donor Services, 901 E. 78th St. Minneapolis, MN 55420
Jason & Poh Lai Goh
Ministry: Jason is the director of the New Light CDC or Community Development Center, Baan Namkem (CDC). He hopes the New Light CDC will play a part in promoting the value of education, providing youth with more career choices, and provide a place for the villagers to build relationships through social events and activities. The 2004 tsunami brought Jason to Nam Kem. What started out as a relief mission later turned into a realization of the immense opportunities to contribute to the overall development of the village.
Bill & Mary Horton
Ministry: The Hortons work in Brazil through World Baptist Fellowship Mission Agency and close to their two grown sons and families, who are also missionaries. Their ministry includes planting churches, training nationals, and operating a camp ministry.
Dr. Loreen Ittermann
Ministry: Loreen has been serving under Titus International Missions in Moldova for more than 20 years. She has been responsible for supervising 70 national Christian workers, for whom she raises financial support. Dr. Ittermann is also in charge of teams of teachers who conduct institutes and train Sunday school teachers throughout Moldova, the Ukraine, Russia, and Azerbaijan. In addition, Dr. Ittermann supervises an orphanage and several feeding programs for hungry children in poor villages, as well as ministering to the Jewish locals. As of November 30, 2015, she will begin serving under Global Faith Mission in Chattanooga, TN.
Ryan & Kim Jones
Ministry: The Joneses are missionaries to Asia with MANNA Worldwide. They work with missionary partners in operating feeding centers, orphanages, schools, and medical clinics.
Dwayne & Valerie Keefe
Ministry: The Keefes are working to establish churches in Australia through Baptist Bible Fellowship International. They have recently begun a new ministry in Jerrabomberra, NSW, southeast of the nation's capital, Canberra.
Greg & Collene Kent
Location: The Kents are currently working with Native Americans in Atlantic Canada.
Ministry: Native Americans (The Mi'Kmaq)
JERRY & MINDY KINMAN
Ministry: The Kinmans are helping to plant churches and work with children in Guatemala. They currently conduct Bible clubs for children, and help start MANNA Nutrition Centers to feed hungry children. The Kinmans minister through Baptist Bible Fellowship International.
Ole & Renee Konnerup
Ministry: The Konnerups have served as missionaries for many years in Nairobi, Kenya, through the BBFI. They have helped establish churches and now help to oversee a number of ministries there, helping to train and assist nationals, as well as establish feeding centers.
Kola is a national working with the Jewish population in Moldova in conjuction with Dr. Loreen Ittermann.
Dr. Bert & Debbie Oubre
Location: Chad, Africa
Ministry: Cutting Edge Foundation
Dr. Bert Oubre is the founder and president of Cutting Edge Foundation. Cutting Edge is a medical ministry that seeks to establish hospitals in a region of Africa that is largely unreached and is in need of both medical and spiritual guidance. Dr. Bert Oubre and his wife, Debbie Oubre, RN, will be leaving on June 6, 2016 to serve full time at Cutting Edge Foundation hospital (Hopital de Guinebor ll ) in Chad, Africa.
Bert will serve as the medical director and chief of the surgery department. Debbie will serve as the guest facilities manager as well as serve in the maternity department part-time.
Since 1986, the Oubres have served in Zaire (DRC), Cameroon, South Sudan, Chad, Nigeria, and Asia.
Location: Port Au Prince, Haiti
Ministry: The Recovery House - Haiti
Mission: Bringing hope, help and healing to Haiti through Recovery Ministry by coming alongside Haitian churches and organizations to facilitate Recovery Ministry via "The Recovery House." The Recovery House is a place where training and recovery meetings are held. We also have started a small guesthouse to bring mission teams to Haiti to help facilitate the work we are doing.
LaMar & Joanne Salley
Location: Costa Rica
Ministry: The Salleys are helping establish churches and work with youth in Costa Rica. They have hosted our youth missions team, along with many other youth groups from the U.S., who have helped them do VBS and outreach there.
Serving with: Central Missionary Clearinghouse.
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Grant & Rebecca Skelton
Ministry: The Skeltons have recently relocated to Hong Kong and plan to return to the US mid-2018 to be approved as Career BBFI missionaries and raise additional support. Though freedom to worship exists, Hong Kong is still largely an unreached city (93.5%unreached). The vast majority of Chinese citizens claim to be non-religious or hold to a formof Buddhism, Confucianism, or ancestor worship, while the foreigners still hold to their Catholic, Hindu, or Muslim roots. Sadly, right now, the majority of missionaries in Hong Kong are retiring and leaving the field and very few new families are returning to take their place. Multiple mission board websites state they have NO MISSIONARIES in Hong Kong and have put out the plea! Because Hong Kong has one of the highest costs of living in the world, raising the necessary funds to live and work there has become very difficult. However, opportunities for sharing the gospel, discipling believers, and planting new churches ABOUND all over Hong Kong. With so many nationalities who call Hong Kong home, you can reach China and the whole world from one place!
Mission Agency: Baptist Bible Fellowship International (BBFI)
Gerald & Kristin Ziemer
Ministry: The Zeimers are missionaries in Romania with Titus International. Their ministries include: local church assistance, camping, Christian retreats, discipleship, church planting, sports evangelism, youth meetings, children's Bible clubs, Bible training and Bible teaching in public schools.
Couple serving in the Middle East
For security reasons, we will keep private the names of these missionaries. Please pray for this couple as they serve through counseling and training ministries in the Middle East.
Couples serving in Northern India and China
For security reasons, we will keep private these names private. Please pray for these couple as they settle and adjust to a new culture and learn the language.