Name: John & Afize
Ministry Focus: Social Justice, Church Planting, Aid and Development, Literature Translation
J & A have been working as church leaders for the last 10 years and are passionate about planting churches in The Balkans. They have been living there for many years reaching out to the local community through food distribution, medical care and home improvement projects. They are also involved in literature translation, printing and distribution in local towns and villages.
Name: Paul, Irene, John, Christiana & David
Partner: Independent Church Plant
Ministry Focus: Church Planting, Training and Discipleship and Evangelism
The Mears family are involved in leading a church plant with the aid of four local French believers. The church has grown to over 30 people during their time there and Paul and Irene are currently looking at extending their work to a neighbouring village the other side of town. The family spend much of their time evangelising, training and discipling young believers which takes on many forms such as Alpha, treasure hunts, door to door outreach and larger events.
Name: Jim, Katie, Amy, Rick, Suzi and Mark
Partner: YWAM and Evangelical Alliance
Ministry Focus: Church Planting, Training and Discipleship, Evangelism
The Whitears work heavily with Youth with a Mission in Germany. They are on the national leadership team and help run a pioneer YWAM centre. The family also spend time planting organic churches in the city, ministering in the red light districts, preaching and teaching, running training and discipleship courses and reaching out to university students and the youth. Finally, they also give time to Evangelical Alliance as they are on the leadership team for Hamburg.
Partner: Spring of Life Church
Ministry Focus: Church Planting, Training and Discipleship and Member Care
Alison is based in Bals, a small town in southern Romania, where she leads a small church-plant. She is involved in a research project for the Missions Commission of the WEA and is a regular contributor to Scripture Union’s “Daily Bread.” She also gives much of her time to developing “member care” system for the first generation of Romanians starting to go to the nations.