Missionaries

Matthew 28:19-20 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them inthe name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Here are a few families our church family is involved in supporting, both financially and in prayer:

 

Clemente-Family.2015ChristmasThe Clementes’ vision is to provide missions training that empowers local Asian communities to participate in God’s harvest. Dr. David is a professor at Holy Light Theological Seminary, teaching missions and theology courses. He mentors students in the classroom and on seminary mission trips. He also advises local church pastors as they engage in cross-cultural ministry. _________________________________________________________________

The Reynens reside in Kenya, but Mike’s responsibilities as Africa Area Director take him around the continent, Reynen.croppedworking with the missionary team and in partnership with national churches. Vickie is Regional Coordinator for International Child Care Ministries (ICCM), which puts her in regular communication with national coordinators in eight countries. Their children reside in the states: Kyle and his wife, Maddie, are students at Spring Arbor University; Kelly lives in Indiana; Kenzie and her husband, Jamie, also live in Indiana.

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longsmissionariesMichael and Maria Long are heavily involved in refugee crisis ministry at the borders and also lead a thriving international congregation in Thessaloniki, with members from 14 nations: Greece, Bulgaria, Albania, Afghanistan, Estonia, Russia, Georgia, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Sir Lanka, Philippines, U.K. and US. The Greek FM nongovernmental organization (NGO) Anagenesis Balkan helps meet the needs of those suffering from the ongoing economic crisis. Also, the Thessaloniki Prayer Room operates to raise up inter-church intercession. Hospitality services are provided by Jason’s Place Christian hostel.

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Matt and Christine Sauder recently transitioned from VISA Voyagers in Asia to career missionaries. The Sauders sauder_missions_2013completed a one-year VISA assignment to the Philippines in 2015. They are now involved in partnership building until their anticipated return to Asia in the late summer or early fall. The Sauders will initially focus on language acquisition. Long-term ministry will be among young adults in metro Manila.

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spanglerEric & Virginia Spangler – As the Asia Area Director since June 2014, Eric oversees the missionary team in Asia; partners with Asian national leaders to build and support strategies that will grow the church; and works to more purposefully connect FMC-Asia with the FMC-USA, building partnerships and connections that will be mutually beneficial. Although they travel in Asia several months each year, home base for the Spanglers is in the Seattle area to better facilitate an alliance between the church in Asia and the U.S. Helping to manage the home office and traveling, Virginia offers support and care to Asia ministries and missionaries.