• John & Lynne hubers - ethiopia

    John and Lynne are serving in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where John is engaged in missional leadership and development in partnership with the Mekane Yesus (“Place of Jesus”) Church, equipping church leaders to dialogue with their largely Muslim neighbors. John is also teaching and assisting with a program focused on Christian-Muslim relations at Mekane Yesus Seminary.

    Follow John and Lynne’s work on their blog.

  • Rev. Keith & denise Krebs - Bahrain

    Patients and staff at American Mission Hospital need spiritual encouragement. The senior pastor of the English language congregation of the National Evangelical Church in Bahrain needs assistance in ministering with Christians of many races, nationalities, and denominational backgrounds. Keith Krebs serves as chaplain at American Mission Hospital. He also serves as the assistant pastor of the English language congregation of the National Evangelical Church.

    Keith serves in partnership with the National Evangelical Church and the American Mission Hospital.

  • dR. bERNARDETH & rEV. aDRIAN bOBB-kELLY - Nicaragua

    The east coast of Nicaragua is the poorest area of an already poor country. That's where Dr. Bernardeth Kelly Bent and Pastor Adrián Bobb provide public health and medical services, as well as spiritual and pastoral education, to the population. The Bobb-Kellys work with the Institute of Social Development of the Moravian Church (ADSIM), an RCA mission partner. They have two children, Abebja and Abayomi. Abebja is currently a student at Northwestern College.

    Adrián and Bernardeth serve in partnership with the Moravian Church in Nicaragua.

  • olivia & phil iekel - nicaragua

    Half of rural Nicaraguans live in extreme poverty, lacking access to food, basic services, and education. The Iekels work with local partners to help meet Nicaraguans' physical and spiritual needs.

    Olivia facilitates church partnerships and individual volunteer opportunites for the Council of Protestant Churches of Nicaragua (CEPAD). The organization helps communities develop sustainable practices for long-term transformation through faith-based leadership development, pastoral training, food security, and other programs.

    Phil is an associate structural engineer for Engineering Ministries International Nicaragua (EMI). He designs for Christian projects and disciples young professionals.

  • Chuck & Jean Van Engen - Central & South America

    Unprecedented growth among the Protestant churches in Latin America has created an urgent need for leaders who can mentor other leaders, disciple new believers, help transform society, and engage in cross-cultural mission. The Latin American Leadership Development Program (LALDP), a multinational and multi-denominational community of Latin American scholars, churches, and educational institutions, helps meet the need for advanced theological education in Spanish and Portuguese. This four-year doctoral program, which is directed and taught by Latin Americans, serves Latin American churches, missions, seminaries, and Bible schools. Chuck Van Engen, who was instrumental in starting the program, serves as president of Latin American Christian Ministries. His wife, Jean, is accountant and chief financial officer for the LALDP.

    Chuck and Jean serve in partnership with the Evangelical University of the Americas and Latin American Christian Ministries, Inc.

  • felipe & janelle dewaard-silva - romania

    Felipe and Janelle work through rock climbing to build trust, perseverance, character, and courage amoung youth in the Jiu Valley of Romania. The Dallas neighborhood there struggles with poverty that forces many parents to move away for work. In partnership with the New Horizons Foundation, the ministry at Fara Limite Climbling Gym strives to help youth overcome social and economic challenges in an environment that promotes safety and respect. Felipe and Janelle are teaching kids to develop life skills, pursue education, and come to know the love of Christ. The couple are also planting a church in Dallas, Romania.

  • Rev. Calvin Ver Mulm - Sioux Falls, SD

    The Center of Hope exists to share the hope and peace we have in Jesus, physically and spiritually. We do that by providing spiritual and social service help those who find themselves in difficult life situations in the Sioux Falls community. Center of Hope is "a front-line ministry that meets people right where they are."

    Calvin Ver Mulm has answered God's call to be pastor of Center of Hope. Working alongside the staff of Center of Hope are dedicated volunteers from area churches. As Sioux Falls has a large Native American population, nearly 40 percent of Center of Hope visitors are Native Americans, many of whom are deeply involved in the center's ministries.