WORLD MISSIONS

 

Dr. Bruce and Emma Behnken, missionaries to Asia, travel four times a year to Saigon, Vietnam, and once a year to Thailand and Singapore. They oversee a Filipina missionary (Ruby Gatchalian) in Saigon; teach in three CBI schools in three provinces of the Philippines with 120 students, and organize and train teaching teams of six Asian missionaries to go into Saigon.

 

I.N.I.M. (Partner)

I.N.I.M. plants churches and runs orphanages and a Bible College for training evangelists and pastors.

 

Mergelane Media  (Partner)
Mergelane Media, led by David and Celia Olson, specializes in transformational technology services to transform lives, ministries and schools. Their priority is remote areas which lack the media services of the rest of the world but depend on mobile media.

 

 

SEND International — Macedonia
SEND International is an interdenominational, multinational Christian mission organization with over 500 missionaries in more than 20 areas of the world. Their mission is to mobilize God’s people and engage the unreached in order to establish reproducing churches. LoWC supports Noel Kubinec, a missionary in Albania with SEND. Noel is currently in full-time Albanian language study in Tirana, Albania. In the summer of 2018 she plans to join a church planting team that wants to plant a church among Albanian Mulslims in T-vo and will teach English as a way to build relationships with Albanian women.

 

Wycliffe Bible Translators — U.S.A.
LoWC supports Debbie Hatfield who is director of language programs for Francophone Africa, which includes 16 countries.

 

 

 

Youth with a Mission (YWAM)

Youth with a Mission is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups and Christian traditions dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world LoWC supports Kelly and Vicki Hoodikoff and their two children who serve primarily in Kiev, Ukraine. There they lead a missions center with a staff of eight. Ministry focus includes mentoring leaders in society, counseling, medical / dental missions, discipleship teaching, missions and leadership training and Christian education development.

 

LinkAcross

LinkAcross’ approach to ministry in Macedonia is one of holistic discipleship in which faith and work and the spiritual and the physical are integrated in the context of long-term trusting relationships to create faithful servants of Jesus in the marketplace. It is holistic because they believe that the Gospel speaks into and redeems our work. Clay and Ruth Buttemere are the founders and leaders of this ministry. Through their projects and activities they provide a living witness of what it looks like to follow Christ in health care, business and educational spheres.

 

Mission Sending Service — Taiwan

Eric and Annie Pilson are missionaries for Mission Sending Service. Their goal is to establish Gospel-centered churches throughout Taiwan. In 2017 they settled in Northern Taiwan, began a home fellowship and leased a building for a new church to meet in. Their strategy for building the church is personal evangelism, English activities and equipping local leaders.

 

World Servants

World Servants believes that the short-term mission experience provides an opportunity to organize people around a common task that benefits the wider community, while providing them with the opportunity to participate in what God is doing in His world Mike Phillips, a member of The Lake of the Woods Church, serves on World Servants staff and has led short-term mission trips across the United States and in several foreign countries. One of his passions is ministry to Navajo Nation.