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Per and Beth Almquist

Mission to North America (MNA) in Lewiston, Maine

Free Grace Presbyterian Church Lewiston, Maine

Beth and Per moved to Lewiston in the fall of 2007 to see God work in beginning Free Grace Presbyterian Church. Since that time God has provided a building with a deep connection in the community and used it in raising up Free Grace, just the second PCA church in Maine. The church opened Jordan's Bridge Christian Counseling in 2009 to serve hurting people by applying God’s comfort, wisdom, and direction through Christian counseling.

Children: Kyle (10/14/98), Jason (7/24/00), and Scotty (10/18/04).

Contact Information:

www.freegrace.us

per.almquist@freegrace.us


Meg Billingsley

Wycliffe Bible Translators in Nova Scotia, Canada

Meg has been with Wycliffe since 1998. Since 2004 she has been working with First Nations people in Canada, assisting them in translating Bible portions in their languages. She worked first with the Western Cree people of Saskatchewan. Since 2008 she has been working with the Mi’kmaq people of Nova Scotia. Meg and the team she is part of are translating the weekly Scripture readings for church and oral Bible stories in the Mi’kmaw language, as well as producing other Scripture products in various media to help engage the Mi’kmaq people more deeply with the Word of God.


Jeff and Patty Borden

Mission to the World (MTW) and MINTS International Seminary

The Bordens served in southern Africa from 1993 to 2010, and now reside in VA. Since 2011, Jeff has been on loan to MINTS as Africa Coordinator and travels regularly to various countries in west, central and southern Africa [but not South Africa] in order to establish, visit, help maintain and teach at MINTS informal seminaries (called study centers) for the training of national pastors and other church leaders. While at home, he writes contextualized Bible and theology courses for MINTS-Africa, liazes with all the MINTS centers throughout Africa, promotes the MINTS model. In addition, he recruits various types of assistance and support for the MINTS study centers. In addition, he serves on the missions committee of their local church, and on the board of Treasure Jesus, Inc.

Children: Daniel (8-23-85; married to Melissa); Matthew (9-3-90); Lydia (1-6-98)


John and Elizabeth Evans

Yielded Evangelical Servants Nairobi, Kenya

In 2009 John and Elizabeth began their new ministry in Nairobi, Kenya, where John is a professor and Head of the Biblical Studies Department at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST). In this role he is training pastors, college lecturers and Bible translators for African ministry. He preaches regularly on campus and at their local church.

Children: Martyn (3-1-88), Grace McKenzie (1-28-90) and Daniel (9-3-92)

Email:

evans4africa@gmail.com (John)

temulandu@gmail.com Elizabeth)


“The Franks”

They are with Enterprise and work internationally throughout the Muslim world with responsibilities to encourage, mentor and support indigenous leadership to strengthen and grow the church and work toward local kingdom transformation through global partnerships.

Newsletters: To receive regular newsletters sign up at http://eepurl.com/fLcQc

Contact: To receive further information about this Regional Ministry, contact a member of GCPC’s Missions Committee or E Mail: globalmissions@gracecovpca.org.


Tim and Therese Galage

Mission to the World in Cape Town, South Africa

The Galages are investing their “second career” in training pastors and church leaders in South Africa. Tim studied at Covenant Seminary while working full time in banking. In 2011, they joined MTW’s theological education team in Cape Town. Tim teaches New Testament and mentors Pastors and Church leaders. Therese disciples women and provides hospitality to the students.

Children: Stephanie in Richmond, VA. and Becky in Seattle, WA.

Email:

tgalage@gmail.com

Phone/Vonage:

804-739-5489

Facebook:

Therese Galage


Grant and Jennifer Haynes

Global Frontier Missions, Clarkston, Georgia

Grant and Jennifer served in Mexico for 13 years and started Global Frontier MIssions. In 2009, they established a new cross-cultural ministry in Clarkston, GA. This work focuses on recruiting and training missionaries to serve unreached people groups and plant 10/40 window churches. They host short-term mission groups and in-depth training schools while serving Clarkston’s multi- ethnic people.

Children: Jordan (10-23-03), Clay (4-9-05) and Taylor (12-15-06)

Web:

www.globalfrontiermissions.org

Facebook/Twitter:

granthaynes


“The Johnsons”

Bible translation in Southeast Asia

Their main focuses now are training students from the region in linguistics and translation and helping a people group of about 30,000 to have the Bible translated into their own language. Pray for them as they return overseas from a home assignment and continue these tasks.

They have two elementary-aged children – pray for their continued growth and spiritual development.


"The Klarks”

This family has been sent out from our church to serve with Enterprise in the Middle East, planting churches among the Syrian people. They blend mercy ministry and partnership with the Arab church to see a church planting movement among this unreached people group. They have two children and are members here at GCPC.

Contact: To receive further information about this ministry, contact a member of GCPC’s Missions Committee or E Mail:

gcpcmissions@googlegroups.com


Eddie and Annie Park

RUF at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI

Eddie graduated from Brown University in 2002 with a B.A. in Ancient Greek and from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2006 with an M.Div. and Th.M. in Church History. Having served as seminarian staff in the ministry from 2003-2006, Eddie became RUF Brown's campus minister in the Fall of 2006. Annie graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2002 with a B.A. in Biology, and has been serving as RUF staff since 2004. Annie and Eddie were married in May of 2007. They have two boys, William and Andrew. Eddie is also a Classics Graduate from Phillips Exeter Academy, Class of 1998.

Contact:

epark@ruf.org

www.rufbrownrisd.org


The Pohl family first served with MTW in Ecuador for nine years in university ministry, church planting, leadership training and team leadership. In 2012, they transitioned to a new field of service in Chile where they are partnering with MTW and local Presbyterian churches to train a new generation of pastors, church planters and lay leaders. Craig serves both as the Director and a Professor in the presbytery’s Reformed Theological Academy.Together Craig and Stacy (often assisted by the girls!) seek to strengthen existing church ministries and facilitate the work of new church plants.

Children: Karis (7-7-02), Aimee (11-3-04)

Website:

http://www.southpohls.net/

Email:

cpohl@mtwsa.org


Marty and Carolyn Purks

Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

Marty has served as the IV campus minister on the campus of W&M since 1985.He mentors and disciples students along with overseeing the IV leadership team that is responsible for small group Bible studies, weekly Large Group meeting and campus outreach events. Marty promotes local and global student missions and is involved with fraternity and sorority outreach. Carolyn is currently assisting Marty with support and administrative aspects of the ministry.

Children: Tripp (12-10-84), Kelsey (daughter-in-law) and Bobby (3-5-87)

E Mail:

mepurks@gmail.com

Website:

http://www.wm.edu/so/ivcf

Facebook:

marty.purks

Twitter:

@martypurks


Ben and Dawn Robertson

RUF at The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

The Robertsons accepted the Call to William and Mary as the RUF Campus Minister in 2006. Ben preaches, teaches, leads small group Bible studies, disciples RUF interns and individual college students. He meets weekly with a ministry team of students for prayer and outreach to the campus. Ben and Dawn and their children are an integral part of Grace Covenant’s church family.

Children: Naomi (7-19-06), Benjamin (4-16-08)m Elijah (10-26-10) and Phoebe (1-12-2014)


“The Thoms”

With Enterprise they recruit and mentor teams and recourse national pastors in various cross-cultural European countries to plant and grow indigenous churches.

Newsletters: To receive regular newsletters contact Steve Fults at steve@fortworthpca.org

Contact: To receive further information about this Regional Ministry, contact a member of GCPC’s Missions Committee or E Mail: globalmissions@gracecovpca.org.


Tom and Teresa Wilson

Mission to the World (MTW) in Nagoya, Japan

Tom and Teresa served as short-term missionaries as singles. Now, as a family, they are involved “full time” in MTW’s Japan Church Planting ministry.This includes starting community choirs in classical and Gospel styles of music. Through this choral ministry they share Christ with members. Tom also mentors musicians and leads worship in the Churches.

Email:

tomteresawilson@gmail.com

Web:

www.tomteresawilson.com


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