Yvonne Becksford works with Belay Youth Ministries in
Holland, Michigan, where she meets with Middle School
students in the Holland and West Ottawa School districts.
She establishes friendships and provides activities outside
school, including Bible Studies, camps and retreats in order to
present Jesus Christ to youth and develop discipleship.
Milly Erema is a professor of religion at Mukono Christian University. She founded Kingsway Christian School in an area that has worshipers of witchcraft. More than 100 students attend this Christian boarding school, including some who are orphans.
Dr. Stephen Kaziimba serves as a Bishop in Mityana, Uganda. There he oversees 500 congregations, 570 schools, 80 ordained clergy and 500 layreaders. The area Stephen serves is very economically depressed, and he and his wife, Margaret, receive no salary from the Ugandan Church. Providence Church supports them with a small monthly salary that provides for their basic needs.
Gene & Linda Klaasen (Project India)
Gene and Linda Klaasen make twice yearly mission trips to India training village pastors with Timothy Leadership Training materials. They also partner with Jessy and Sunita Mindi to meet the needs of kids and widows through Harvest Mission Kids Home.
Steve & Jan Michmerhuizen – Christian Reformed World Missions in Romania
The Compass We envision God’s people working where they are called to reach people with the Gospel and foster Kingdom-change for Christ in Romania. The Map We value the learning, growth, and encouragement that happen through partnership and we collaborate with churches, organizations and agencies for a greater impact. Experience has shown us that “if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together”. The Terrain Romania is emerging into its third decade since Communism ended. Young people are searching for what their future holds for them here in Romania, many of them leave and find work elsewhere. While Romanians consider their country to be a Christian nation and are proud of that fact, they will also admit there are many problems created from the past system still continue. And, like other places in the world one can see disconnect between faith and daily life. http://support.crcna.org/site/PageNavigator/Missionary_Pages/Michmerhuizen_Steve_Jan.html
Jessy and Sunita Mindi manage a home for 57 village and slum children in Vizag as a way to give these children of poverty an opportunity to meet Jesus, be educated, and experience the love of Jesus in their lives. They also use these contacts to do evangelism in the slums and isolated villages.
Jack & Lisa Sluiter are serving with South American Missions (SAM) in partnership with JAARS/Wycliffe. After serving in Peru for 7 years, Jack is now the Aviation Training Manager at JAARS Aviation, where he evaluates and prepares mission aviators to serve Christ around the world.
Howard and Ruth Van Dam are serving with Christian Reformed World Missions in Haiti. Howard provides training and technical assistance for national partner organizations. He also serves as CRWM team leader. Ruth is an administrative assistant and handles reporting, planning communications and team building. They and their children have been serving in Haiti for over 18 years. They continue to deal with the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. Read the Van Dam Newsletter.
Ron & Barb Wayner are serving with Mercy Air in South Africa and Mozambique. They founded Mercy Air in 1990 to provide service through aviation and hospitality. Mercy Air flies in South Africa and surrounding countries with fixed wing aircraft and one helicopter.