CHRIS & DEBBIE GIBSON
Chris and Debbie serve as Member Care Coordinators in Budapest, Hungary for the EPC’s World Outreach. Almost half of all missionaries leave the field within the first five year, and the Gibson’s lead a team whose goal is to minister to these missionaries through prayer, encouragement, hospitality and training.
Robby and Joyce have spent many years in Lebanon working to plant churches and reaching out to vulnerable poor, migrants and refugees throughout Lebanon. Robby was instrumental in the founding of the Philemon Project and currently serves as its Executive Director.
CHRIS AND RACHEL HANSON
Serving in Cameroon with World Team among the Baka people group. World Team is a global mission agency dedicated to church planting among unreached people groups. Chris and Rachel are a part of a translation team, translating the Bible into the Baka language.
Bible translation agencies are collaborating with unprecedented unity to see over 1 billion people gain access to God’s Word in the language they understand best and in a medium they prefer. The mission on IllumiNations “partnering to provide God’s Word in everyone’s heart language in a format they can engage with, so their lives may be transformed.”
LANKA BIBLE COLLEGE
Lanka Bible College is an accredited theological institution for graduate studies in Sri Lanka. Gateway awards scholarships each year to help pay for student tuition. The college offers academic programs in theology, missiology, organizational leadership and child development and does so in three languages, Sinhala, Tamil and English. LBC graduates are the future leaders of Sri Lanka’s evangelical churches.
MIKE AND STEPHANIE
Mike serves as the director of ITEN as a part of EPC World Outreach, focusing on theological education for nationals. ITEN exists to develop teachers among unreached peoples who will develop teachers among other unreached peoples.
Dorie has a passion for providing children in Haiti and the Dominican Republic with a "hand up" for education, health and an opportunity to know about Jesus. Dorie serves with Mission Possible in the primary role of Sponsorship Coordinator, connecting students with their sponsors.
The Philemon Project’s GROW center is an early childhood development center for at-risk poor Lebanese, Syrian refugee, and migrant children. GROW also works with parents through their adult mentoring program. The Philemon Project’s GROW Center seeks to address the enormous challenges in Lebanon by focusing efforts on providing the best possible Christian-led, pro-social early childhood development (ECD) center and adult mentoring program.
JAMIE & SUSAN RAMGE
Serving with Pioneers to educate and mobilize Latin countries to send believers to Muslim contexts. Pioneers empowers gospel-driven Christians to go to the ends of the earth together in relentless pursuit of the unreached.
RCB is a church located in Beirut Lebanon that focuses on ministry among refugee families, migrant workers and at-risk children. They unconditionally love and care for marginalized families through physical aid, emotional care, educational provision, and skills development.
S&S are partners that work in Beirut, Lebanon. They are pastoral leaders of a church plant consisting mostly of refugees from other countries in the Middle East.
Terry and his wife Pattie are teaching, enabling, encouraging, resourcing and networking church planters in South Asia to reach the unreached and plant new churches for Jesus.
Enduring Love is a group of Kingdom Workers in the Middle East and North Africa that share the good news with people throughout the region. The ministry supports more than 25 national workers, with combined ministries involved in almost 400 home groups, impacting nearly 150,000 women and men in their respective countries.
SEW, QUILT, SHARE
Sew Quilt Share is an informal group of women who have a passion for sewing, quilting and connecting with other women. They learn, sew and grow as they encourage each other and use their creative talents to share the warmth of God's love with those in need. Some of the projects they work on include baby quilts for the Women’s Resource Center of Findlay and reusable feminine pads to support Mission Possible and school girls in Haiti.
J & A
J & A serve in the Middle East in the areas of education and orientation training for new or transitioning teams focused on bringing the gospel to the Muslim world.
Andrew and Norine Brunson - WaveStarters
Andrew and Norine Brunson were involved in starting churches, training, aid to refugees, and a house of prayer in Turkey for 23 years until being falsely accused of terrorism in October 2016. After this Andrew was held for two years in Turkish prisons. Due to a worldwide prayer movement and significant political pressure from the US government, he was finally sentenced and then dramatically released in October 2018. Andrew and Norine now seek to start "kingdom" waves where none exist.
EPC Missionary Member Care
Missionary Member Care provides quality care for the EPC World Outreach community. These funds will be used to enhance the caring skills of the WO Member Care staff, EPC presbyteries, and local church mission committees. In addition, funds will enable international travel by WO Member Care staff providing intentional pastoral ministry to our overseas global worker families in need.