Missionaries we support

 

Randy and Jan Babcock


Randy and Jan joined the staff of International Students, Inc. (ISI) in June of 2000 and have been part of the ISI Ministry at Colorado State University in Fort Collins since August of 2000. The CSU campus has over 1,600 international students and scholars, representing 90+ countries.

The Babcocks' goal is to share Christ's love with international students so they can return to their home countries and make an impact for Jesus.  They do this by working through the local church to encourage and equip individuals to use their gifts and talents to touch the lives of international students.  The ministry serves students and meets their needs through the STUFF Give-Away and weekly conversational English tutoring.  Randy and Jan help students connect with American culture through events like the "Taste of Thanksgiving Party," a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, a Christmas party, and the monthly First Friday International Dinner.

Each week they host the International Student Fellowship where they have a potluck dinner, sing together, break into groups for Bible reading and discussion, and then play games or just hang out and visit.

The Babcocks' desire is that many followers of Jesus would take advantage of this opportunity to impact the world by impacting the lives of the students here on our doorstep.  

How can we pray for you?
- Pray for wisdom as we minister to students and equip volunteers.

- Pray that Randy continues to be cancer-free

Contact info: babcock@isifc.org
For more information on International Students, Inc., visit http://www.isionline.org/.

 

Randy and Susan Carpenter


Randy and Susan have been serving globally with Africa Inland Mission for 35 years, mostly in Africa's countries of Kenya, Mozambique, and Angola.  In April 2012 they transitioned to serving AIM's growing U.S. retirement center in Minneola, Florida.  They staff the e-PLUS program to help new, non-English speaking AIM members get up to speed with language and cultural understanding before leaving for service in Africa, and they provide help for missionary retirees in various ways.     

The Carpenters' desire is to continue the advance of God's kingdom via the outreach of Africa Inland Mission.  They feel that their new roles have the blessing of equipping new AIM members for more effective service on the field, while building in potential for deeper relationships between members of differing cultural backgrounds.  

How can we pray for you?
- Pray for our daily strength, godly patience, and perseverance.

- Pray for God's continued blessing on the various outreaches of Africa Inland Mission International, working to establish Christ-centered churches among all African peoples around the globe.  


Contact info: rscarpenter@aimint.net
For more information, visit http://www.aimint.org/usa and www.retirementcenter.aimsites.org.  

 

Mark and Amy Chase



Mark and Amy are working alongside Training Center Kompas (Josiah Venture's partner organization in Slovakia).  They are helping to launch Fusion through partnering with local churches in Slovakia.  Fusion is a ministry that reaches unchurched youth through a network of evangelistic rock/gospel choirs and performing arts.  

The Chases' desire is to see young people equipped to fulfill Christ's commission through the local churches in Slovakia and this resulting in a transformed society by God's power.  

How can we pray for you?
- Pray that we stay encouraged in life and ministry.


- Pray for God's blessing over our children, Haley, Allyson, Ian, and Gavin.

- Pray for a new Fusion ministry to begin in this country and that God would continue to use us as well in the ministries of our local church in Bratislava.


Contact info: mchase@josiahventure.com
For more information on Josiah Venture, visit http://www.josiahventure.com.  


Bruce and Karen Duell


Bruce and Karen have been serving in Denver as urban/intercultural missionaries under the Evangelical Free Church of America for over 27 years and are involved in church planting and neighborhood ministries. 

Presently, Bruce and Karen are excited to be involved with the development of house churches under the EFCA Rocky Mountain District.  They have a vibrant house church in their home (called Ancient Paths Church) and are in the process of starting other house churches.  They also have numerous ministries to reach out to the neighborhood, such as youth groups, tutoring and mentoring programs, young adults ministry, and involvement with neighborhood schools and youth summer camps.  They have a vibrant outreach to the mentally disabled population with three groups meeting weekly.  

The Duells' desire is to see people in their inner-city Denver community come to know Jesus and get plugged in to their church.  They also hope for their people to grow in their faith and reach others in their areas of influence.  As most of the people in their target group are the urban-ethnic poor, they also strive to help them with the needs they have.  

How can we pray for you?
- Pray that we would continue to reach more in our area with the gospel.

- Pray that we would utilize our networks of influence to reach more people.

- Pray that we will see our people grow into mature disciples as we continue to train and lead in the discipleship-making pathway of praying and watching for God's leading.  

Contact info: bkduell@aol.com


Mike and Melissa


Mike and Melissa have been serving in West Africa since 2008.  They and their team are praying that they will see a spiritual transformation amongst the people of their city and beyond, as there are virtually no followers of Jesus in their area.  Many of those whom they serve often face significant daily challenges, such as poverty, drought, unemployment, illiteracy, lack of access to drinking water, and disease.  Prayer is a vital component to their work.  Luke 9 is very much a model for their ministry, as they have a myriad of opportunities to pray for people, to heal the sick, and to proclaim the coming of God's Kingdom.

Mike and Melissa's desire is to see God's Kingdom come in power to their friends and neighbors so they would be moved to follow Jesus.  

How can we pray for you?
- Pray for the establishment of home Bible studies and that these studies would lead to the formation of small house churches.

- Pray for our visits to a nearby village where we have been studying the Word with a local religious leader and for new opportunities to connect with people in our city.

- Praise God for several baptisms that have happened over the last year.  Pray for the small group of believers here as they are facing many challenges and increased persecution.  


Mike and Rosemary


Mike and Rosemary have been serving in West Africa since 2011.  There is virtually no Christian witness in the area they are serving, which is over 99% Muslim.  Those whom they serve often face significant daily challenges, such as poverty, drought, unemployment, illiteracy, lack of access to drinking water, and disease.  The team's focus is to proclaim Jesus as Lord and to encourage locals in their town and surrounding villages to study God's word within their respective households.

Mike and Rosemary's desire is to see God glorified in this place.  They long to see the people they serve freed.

How can we pray for you?

- Please pray for those with whom we share the Good News, that God will soften their hearts and draw them to himself.

- Pray for us as we are under continual spiritual attack - that we will be bold and stand firm, faithfully serving our Lord, regardless of the opposition we face.

Dr. Greg and Carol Fell


Greg and Carol live in Monument, Colorado, where Greg serves as the EFCA (Evangelical Free Church of America) Rocky Mountain District Superintendent, serving Colorado, Wyoming, and the Southwest corner of South Dakota.

In this role, Greg serves as pastor and counselor to pastors, as well as trainer and equipper for church leadership teams.  He also coordinates church planting in the district, runs credentialing for pastors, and helps with placement for churches seeking staff.  He spends most of his time training and leading through Healthy Church Network meetings each month as well as multiple lay leadership training opportunities in each of the district's churches.  

Greg's desire is to keep the pastors and leaders healthy through coaching, mentoring, training, and counseling so the churches will also be healthy.


How can we pray for you?

- Please pray for safety as I drive about 1,000 miles each week.

- Pray for our physical and spiritual health.

Contact info: GregoryFell@gmail.com

For more information on EFCA Rocky Mountain District, visit www.rockymountaindistrict.org/.  


Steve and Melanie Galegor


After serving in Albania from 1995 to 2000, the Galegor family is now in a partnership with BILD International/GO2 Ministries in the New York Metropolitan region.  Their mission is to progress the gospel among unreached Albanians and to establish a network of local churches within the Albanian Diaspora.  Steve also continues to travel back to Albania and Kosovo, developing church-based theological education and a network of national leaders who are building discipleship and leadership training programs based solely in the life of their local churches.

The Galegors' desire is to see a movement of first-generation Albanian immigrant churches in the Northeast, wherever substantial Albanian communities exist.  Their hope is to see the work of the gospel that began in Albania in 1991 become established in the Albanian Diaspora in the U.S. and beyond.  

How can we pray for you?
- Pray for the work of the Spirit in new areas where we wish to see new churches begun.

- Pray for the conversion of whole families as a base for work in these areas in the year ahead.

Contact info: sgalegor@gmail.com
For more information on BILD International, visit https://www.bild.org.


Joseph and Holly Greeson



Joseph and Holly serve with SEND, International in Alaska and Northwest Canada.  They are a traveling member care couple who visit church planting families in remote villages to encourage them and their children.

Joseph and Holly's desire is to draw alongside dedicated families and encourage them to persevere in fulfilling their calling to a difficult ministry.  


How can we pray for you?
- Pray for safety and health, as we travel many miles in small planes.

- Pray for our daughter as she attempts to balance her career and family.  Pray for wisdom and guidance for our sons as they attempt to launch careers.  

- Pray for God to move supernaturally to establish incarnational ministry in every village in the 60/70 window in North America and establish strong, Bible-based churches in those villages.

Contact info: jandhgreeson@gmail.com
For more information on SEND, International, visit http://www.send.org.
  

Kelly and Donna Hargan


 

 

After serving nearly ten years with Josiah Venture in Latvia, Kelly and Donna were able to transition leadership of the country ministry to a young Latvian leader. The Hargans are now in the process of transitioning to the role of Director of Josiah Venture USA.

Josiah Venture USA is the mobilizing team that serves the greater Josiah Venture family in Central and Eastern Europe. At the end of 2016, JV has 340 staff serving in 13 countries. The vision is see that expand to 1000 staff serving in 24 countries.

Kelly and Donna Hargan’s role in serving the movement will be to
•    lead and develop team USA
•    prepare, train, and care for staff headed for Eastern Europe
•    recruit and develop key new staff
•    deepen and expand relationships with USA churches.

How can we pray for you?

This is a new role in Josiah Venture; pray for wisdom in developing team USA to fuel the movement and increase our impact.

Pray for us to transition well to life in the US and to find a home and church community in the Wheaton, IL area.


Contact info: khargan@josiahventure.com
For more information on Josiah Venture, visit josiahventure.com.

 

Zach & Samantha Linder


 

Zach and Samantha (Sam) Linder serve full time at Black Forest Academy in Kandern, Germany, Zach as Assistant Chaplain and Sam as ELL (English Language Learners) Teacher. Staff at Black Forest Academy not only love students and help them to excel academically and grow spiritually, but also allow missionaries to continue spreading the Gospel in over 60 different countries because they know that their children are being loved, educated, challenged spiritually, and well cared for.

Zach and Sam’s desire is that God will use BFA and them to raise up godly young men and women who will serve him holistically, and that their parents will be empowered to continue having a far reaching impact for God’s kingdom.

How can we pray for you?

- Pray for Samantha as she adjust to working with middle school students this year.

- Pray for Zach as he continues to meet with boys and build new relationships with others.

- Pray for Samantha as she is in the final year of her Master in TESOL program.

Contact info: Zachandsamlinder@outlook.com or facebook.com/teamlinderbfalcc
For more information on Black Forest Academy, visit bfacademy.com.


 Dave and Connie Patty



Dave and Connie have lived in the Czech Republic since November 1993, where they began the work of Josiah Venture.  Dave serves as president of this ministry, a ministry which reaches the next generation and disciples young leaders in 14 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

In a typical year the JV team will share the gospel with over 25,000 people, see over 1,000 put their faith in Christ, and train over 5,000 leaders.  Their vision is for a movement of God among the youth of the region, one that finds its home in the local church and transforms society.

Currently, only 1% of the young people in this region know Jesus Christ as savior.  Dave and Connie's desire is to see that change, resulting in churches full of young people who will be discipled into a new generation of leaders.

How can we pray for you?
- Pray for new staff to open ministries in the 11 countries we are praying for in Central and Eastern Europe.  

- Pray for wisdom in leadership as JV continues to expand and grow.

- Pray for the development of a new evangelistic ministry called "Edge Sports" that we feel has potential to reach thousands of young men with the gospel.  

Contact info: dpatty@josiahventure.com
For more information on Josiah Venture, visit http://www.josiahventure.com.  
 

Ron and Judy Spaulding



Ron and Judy are missionaries with International Students, Inc. (ISI) at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. There are approximately 2,500+ international students and scholars on campus, and the number is growing each year. 

The Spauldings guide Americans using their gifts to help international students get adjusted to their new environment at UNL.  There are 16 small groups now meeting to introduce students to the Bible, discipleship, and church.  The transportation team takes students to events and develops relationships along the way.  Many of the International Student Fellowship students graduate, then go home to their countries to serve as ministers of the Gospel of Christ, in the name of Jesus.

The Spauldings' desire is to complete the cycle of evangelism by preparing students to serve as missionaries when they leave Lincoln.  They hope to see the fulfillment of Isaiah 43:4 in their lives and pray the fruit that is produced will again produce more fruit (2 Timothy 2:2).

How can we pray for you?
- Pray for our Leadership Bible Study on Sunday nights, that the students will all learn to lead the Bible Study so that when they go home they can lead studies with family, friends, and neighbors.

- Pray for our Guys' Discipleship Bible Study on Tuesday nights.

- Pray for safety as we travel many thousands of miles with students in our two vans.

Contact info: rosaul@frii.com
For more information on International Students, Inc., visit http://www.isionline.org.   


 

 
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