Argentina

Cristian and Cintia Mikkan – The Mikkan’s serve in Mendoza, Argentina leading a thriving church that has already planted other churches. Through their ministry they have worked tirelessly to reach into the community by starting an outreach project that aims to provide (free of charge) 3D printed prosthetic hands and arms. In addition, they have established three feeding centers to meet the ever-growing needs of impoverished people in their city.

Guatemala

Chad and Jamie Bader – The Bader family serves in the impoverished rural communities of Guatemala. They are co-founders of a ministry called ‘Transformando Vidas’ (Transforming Lives) and their mission is to provide leadership, guidance, and resources in order to see San Jose Guachipilin, Escuintla and other future communities redeemed spiritually, socially, and economically for the glory of God.
Helbert and Barbara Castellanos – The Castellanos, who are native Guatemalans, are the co-founders of ‘Transformando Vidas’ and partner with the Baders in meeting both the physical and spiritual needs of the poor in remote rural communities in Guatemala.  Their knowledge of the land and the people have proven invaluable as they reach these communities.

Honduras

Roger and Marylyn Reeck – The Reecks have worked as missionaries for Wycliffe Bible Translators for years translating and supervising the translation of the Bible into several languages.  Although Roger and Marylyn have settled in Honduras, Roger is currently working with one language group in Brazil, two in Venezuela, and two in Guinea Bissau as he meets with particular ethnic group translation committees going verse by verse to check for accuracy and complete understandability of the translations.  Marylyn works with Wylcliffe’s partner organization, the Trauma Healing Institute, as facilitator and trainer in Honduras, Venezuela, and Guinea Bissau while supervising the production of materials for the Miskito language of Honduras and two Venezuelan Indian languages.
Fernando Sabio – The Sabios serve in making disciples that make other disciples through pastoring a local church, doing leadership development, and church planting among Garifuna people in Honduras.
Luis and Juana Gramwell – The Gramwell’s, natives of the Miskito Indian region of Honduras, live in La Ceiba, Honduras.  Luis pastors Bethel Church, teaches in the university, is a facilitator/trainer in the Trauma Healing Institute, and is a member of the denomination’s National Board. His wife Juana works alongside of him and continues to excel in Early Childhood Education.
Stephen and Erica Switzer – The Switzer’s live in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and run Embraced International. Embraced International partners with the Honduran welfare office to serve the most vulnerable children and families in the San Pedro Sula region. Through their various programs, they work to empower at-risk families and provide solutions such as foster care for children when their biological families cannot care for their children.

Uganda

Eric and Melissa Olupot – Eric and Melissa, along with their two children are partnering with a local deaf church to spread the Gospel with the Ugandan Deaf community. Sadly, only 2% of deaf people worldwide are practicing Christians and the Olupots hope that their ministry will help to change those statistics. In addition to their work at the Deaf Church, Eric and Melissa are currently in the preparation stages to begin a Christian school for the Deaf.

Venezuela

Juan Elias and Olvis Salas – The Salas family have pastored Luz Del Mundo Evangelical Christian Church for the past 26 years in Maturin, Venezuela.  They are actively reaching three tribal ethnicities, have developed many local ministries in the state of Monagas, and are in the advanced stage of launching an aviation ministry to quickly mobilize their ministry to reach even more unreached people groups in remote areas.

International Church Planting in Asia, Africa, & the Americas

Dr. David Nelms – Dr. Nelms is the founder and president of The Timothy Initiative (TTI), an organization that has planted thousands of churches through training and multiplying disciples around the world.  David believes that TTI’s strategy to make disciples who make disciples is a simple method for spreading the Gospel to the ends of the Earth that echoes the book of Acts. He believes that as the body of Christ works together, we can finish the task Jesus gave us 2,000 years ago—to make disciples of every nation and people group. David is married to his lovely wife, Loretta. They have three grown children and five grandchildren.

International Ministry to Students

Dr. Randy Smith – Dr. Smith is the founder and president of Youth Ministry International (YMI), an organization that desires to make disciples of the world’s 2.3 billion unreached youth by training youth workers. YMI partners with Bible colleges and seminaries to “train trainers” and provide formal academic training so they can equip youth leaders in their own context.
After being trained, these youth ministry professionals begin teaching and mentoring others to effectively reach and disciple young people.