We support missionaries and various organizations all over the world whose purpose is to bring the hope of the gospel to people everywhere. Members are encouraged both to go and to support others by making a prayerful financial commitment. To read more about Faith Promise, visit the Christian Reformed World Mission website.
Christine Davenport, partnering with CTEN
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Christine Davenport is partnering with CTEN to teach English to the people of the Philippines. She first visited Bohol, Philippines in 2004 as a young college student on a short term mission to build an orphanage. Now, over a decade later her passion for the people and culture of the Philippines has grown exponentially. She is serving with a local church (Juagdan ECCU) to encourage the Filipinos in learning and becoming confident in using the English language.
Most people do not realize that English is a national language along with Tagalog and so it is used in education and government. Many Filipinos learn some English along the way in school, but either no longer use it or are not confident enough in their abilities to speak with native English speaking visitors. Being able to understand and speak English opens opportunities to not only become more globally aware, but also brings opportunities to enhance their everyday life.
As this is a new ministry to start in 2018, the initial goal is to tailor a language program that will benefit the local community and give them confidence in joining the global community. The long term hope is that a national will take over the teaching and therefore allow for greater growth and confidence in who they are as Filipinos who are multilingual children of God. While the program will be church sponsored there is also a goal of reaching souls for Christ within the larger community in this non-threatening environment of language learning.
Home Church: LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed
Mexico and Carribean
Luis and Ana Pellecer, Resonate Global Mission
As Resonate’s Mexico and Caribbean Regional Mission Leader, it is my responsibility to lead, encourage, and support missionaries, volunteers, and interns, as well as missionary teams in Mexico, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Cuba.
One of my personal ministry passions is to develop and train leaders. In recent years I have had the opportunity to train lay pastors and leaders in various countries, utilizing the Timothy Leadership Training program as a tool. I have seen the impact on the life and ministry of those who have completed the program. They have gained Bible knowledge, sharpened their God given gifts, and have gained confidence. These lay pastors and leaders are planting churches. Congregations are growing numerically and in their stewardship of financial resources, and now they are training others in their communities.
Steve and Frankie Wunderink, Resonate Global Mission
Focus of service:
Networking people and services together for support and encouragement
Teaching pastors English for advanced degrees
Networking Middle Eastern leaders from around the world for support and encouragement
Encouraging pastors through visiting, prayer times, and seminars
Teaching pastors about their Middle Eastern heritage to build an appreciation and self image.
Leading tours and vision trips to broaden the knowledge of the western church of the Middle east, the Bible, and the minority church here.
Supporting local International English churches.
Hospitality and counseling for other workers in the area.
Stephen and Sandra Brauning, Resonate Global Mission
Serving as members of Resonate Global Mission (formerly Christian Reformed World Missions) Dominican Republic team since 1991, Steve is involved with ministries including church leadership development and training and Christian school development, and Sandra teaches at the International School of Santo Domingo.
Mark and Altia Legters, Nation to Nation International
As a 4th generation missionary, and great grandson of L.L. Legters, co-founder of Wycliffe, Mark is no stranger to missions. He and his wife, Altia serve in Merida, Mexico, in southeastern Mexico, where their ministry includes three main areas. First, they pastor a young, growing church with about 100 members, mostly new Christians. They are also board members and teachers at a new Bible school that trains local pastors and church members with a two-year foundations curriculum, designed for students who have no church background. Finally, they provide services to the community in the form of business training, mentoring, and arts education with local schools. Their goal and heart’s desire is to equip local Christians to impact their own communities with the gospel through the testimony of their lives, their service and their love.
José and Lisa met on the mission field and were married June 24, 2006 in Lima, Peru.
After serving in various support roles for 15 years in Peru, Wycliffe asked the Chambillas to move to Dallas, Texas, in order to fill a crucial role in Computer Technical Support. Residing in Dallas is strategic to connect with other computer staff, and work with the many staff that pass through the Americas office. The impact of José’s help will now be greater than ever.
Many indigenous people are blessed each day as they hear the gospel in their own language. Thank you for being a part of this ministry.
The DeVuysts have been serving with Resonate Global Mission (formerly Christian Reformed World Missions) www.resonateglobalmission.org in Ukraine since 1998. They are currently serving in Kiev. Together with their partners, they are training church leaders in Ukraine’s post-Soviet, post-Christian, and post-atheist society in order to develop healthy churches so that the Kingdom of God transforms all areas of life and society. They envision a partnership with the Timothy Leadership Training Institute to be a critical step in shaping healthy, Christ-like leaders who can bring God’s Kingdom to restore broken lives, relationships, and society in post-communist Eastern Europe. George and his wife, Sarah, have three children – Abigail, Matthew and Elizabeth.