Brandon & Hannah Baughn - South Asia
Brandon and Hannah Baughn, with their children Ava, Joel and Devin, work in Eurasia with The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM). They are church planters in remote rural regions, assisting with community development efforts in areas that have been devastated by natural disasters. Brandon and Hannah share the Gospel with indigenous people by living amongst them in loving community, speaking their language, and sharing their lives as a living testimony of God’s love for all of us. For more information, please visit https://team.org/
Michael Durante, Hope Albanian Church — Elmwood Park, NJ
Mike currently serves as pastor for Hope Albanian Church in Elmwood Park, NJ. For years, Mike served as part of a church-planting team with Open Air Campaigners (OAC) in Korca, Albania. After returning home for health reasons, he eventually felt called by God to serve the growing Albanian community in NJ. Hope Albanian Church serves a community that is hungry for the Gospel after years of living under Communist rule in Albania. The church holds Sunday night services at 5pm, and they are looking for volunteers to help teach ESL (English as a Second Language) classes. For more information, please visit https://www.hopealbanianchurch.org/
The Jensen Family — Nagoya, Japan
Ben, Julie, and Søren Jensen are long-term missionaries preparing to join an established church-planting team in Japan’s third-largest city, Nagoya. They are going through the PCA’s missions agency, Mission to the World. MTW has had a church planting team working with the Presbyterian Church of Japan in Nagoya for over twenty years. Their team is dedicated to planting churches in neighborhoods where there are no churches. The Japanese are one of the largest unreached people groups in the world and Protestant church attendance is only 0.22% of the population in Japan. Currently, the Jensens live in Olathe, KS and are raising the rest of their support before moving to Japan. For more about MTW, please visit www.mtw.org.
Jones Family — Milan, Italy
Keith and Debby Jones, with their three children Luca, Chiara and Sofia, are missionaries in Milan, Italy. Their mission is to plant biblical, Gospel-centered churches in Southern Milan. Rozzano, a town of 40,000 people, is their target at present. In 2011, Chiesa Veritas, the first of what they hope will be many churches, was planted with the purpose of proclaiming the gospel and making disciples of Jesus Christ. For more information, please visit www.churchplantingitalia.wordpress.com.
Jeremy Lutjens — CRU at Ohio State University
Jeremy is a full time missionary with Cru called to share God’s truth and love with college students who desperately need Christ. Jeremy’s mission is to win students to Christ through the hope of the gospel, build up believing students in their faith in Christ, and send them out into the world as laborers for His kingdom. Jeremy leads young men in discipleship relationships, teaches small group Bible studies, and helps equip student leaders. For more about CRU, please visit www.cru.org.
Brian & liz Parker, DiscipleMakers - College Campuses PA
Brian and Liz Parker, with their two children Thaddeus and Titus, have been working with DiscipleMakers on college campuses in PA for over 10 years. They are passionate about students understanding the Gospel and becoming agents of redemption during their time in college and for the many years that follow. Currently, they minister in the Lehigh Valley at Muhlenberg College and Kutztown University. For more information, please visit http://www.dm.org/about-us/our-staff/parkerb
April Sime — InterVarsity Christian Fellowship At Fairleigh Dickinson University
April works full time with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Fairleigh Dickinson University. April focuses on campus ministry to establish and advance witnessing communities of students and faculty. She ministers to students and faculty through small group Bible studies, large gatherings on campus, leadership training, thoughtful discipleship and life-changing conferences and events. For more about IV, please visit www.intervarsity.org.
Wilson Niyibitanga & Lenus Manirambona — Burundi, Africa
Wilson and Lenus are native Burundian missionaries who have been trained by Operation Mobilization. They teach Bible training and assist new believers with Bible studies. They are working in Burundi doing sports ministry as an evangelistic tool. They also use counseling and discipleship training in order to raise up new churches and reach the unreached. For more information, visit https://www.omusa.org/