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Austin, Tom and Ann

MTW Staff
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After 25 years as missionaries in Africa, they are now serving as part of the MTW Global Training and Development Team headquartered in Atlanta. Tom’s responsibilities included researching and influencing ministries in relevant teaching methods and curriculums. They are now involved in training missionaries in culturally relevant evangelism, using primarily chronological Bible storying. They work with MTW teams of new missionaries, training and mentoring them before being deployed to their respective fields.
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Clay, Henry and Wendy

Navigators
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Walt and Haley grew up in strong Christian families. Their desire to share Christ with others led them to join the Navigators staff and move to Uruguay in 2011. Uruguay may be the most secular country in all of the Americas. It has some of the highest rates of suicide, depression, addictions, divorce, and abortion. Through small-group Bible studies and life-on-life discipling relationships, they come alongside people to teach them to be Christ’s followers, and equip them to pass on to others what they have learned. Their vision is to show Uruguayans how real and relevant the Gospel and Kingdom of Jesus Christ are, by actively loving them.
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Clay, Walt and Haley

The Navigators, Uraguay
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Walt and Haley grew up in strong Christian families. Their desire to share Christ with others led them to join the Navigators staff and move to Uruguay in 2011. Uruguay may be the most secular country in all of the Americas. It has some of the highest rates of suicide, depression, addictions, divorce, and abortion. Through small-group Bible studies and life-on-life discipling relationships, they come alongside people to teach them to be Christ’s followers, and equip them to pass on to others what they have learned. Their vision is to show Uruguayans how real and relevant the Gospel and Kingdom of Jesus Christ are, by actively loving them.
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Elswick, Tony and Amber

MTW, Nicaragua
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Tony felt called to missions while in elementary school after hearing stories from a missionary who visited his church. That desire stayed with him and was reignited after two short term mission trips. Tony, Amber, and their 4 daughters are based in Managua, Nicaragua. Tony will be working with other MTW missionaries and partnership churches to help facilitate a grassroots church planting movement through training and discipleship. This entails identifying and equipping indigenous church planters who will then start new churches in areas that are lacking gospel centered churches.
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Fain, David and Courtney

Pioneers, Thailand
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David grew up as a missionary kid in Southeast Asia where his parents are still serving in leadership with Pioneers. Courtney grew up as the daughter of a Pastor just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. Her great Uncle and Aunt were missionaries in Malawi Africa, where she was able to go and serve for a few months. They have a son named Judah, who is full of personality and loves people.The couple partners with an organization which has been ministering in Chiang Mai for several years. The focus of the ministry is rescuing, making disciples, and planting churches among those who have been caught in human trafficking and exploitation.
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Germann, Ed and Vicki

International Students, Inc (ISI)
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ISI exists to share the gospel with international students studying at our colleges and universities. There are over 1,000,000 international students in the US. Approximately 60% of them come from countries that are resistant to the Gospel. Each year hundreds of them surrender their lives to Christ. As Regional Field Director for ISI, Ed serves and directs over 30 missionary evangelists who share the gospel with thousands of students studying at large universities. He develops the strategy, plans and manages the ministry in the Great Lakes and Southeast region (15 states). He also speaks at various missions conferences throughout the year. His goal is to articulate the gospel message in creative and culturally relevant ways.
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Gildard, Jamie and Jacki

MTW, Marseille, France
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Jamie grew up in Maryland and was drawn to Christ through the Navigators ministry while attending the University of Maryland. After attending law school in Maine, he returned to Maryland to practice law. Jacki was raised in central New York and became a Christian through the outreach of Intervarsity. Jamie and Jacki met at a Bible study, and were married in 1989. The Gildards joined MTW in 1995, and served in West Africa prior to France. They are part of a church planting team in Marseille, France. They work primarily in evangelism and discipleship, presenting the gospel to nationals as they develop relationships with them, leading group Bible studies, and encouraging growth and leadership among French Christians.
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Goodman, Bill & Carla

MTW: Headquarters
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Bill is the Director for Field Operations for MTW. He is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the ministry, and resolving any personnel issues of their missionaries. He works closely with field leadership to ensure the ministries are moving forward, including church planting initiatives, and developing good working relationships with MTW’s national partners. He helps organize MTW’s Global Missions Conference and other conferences in different parts of the world.
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Halbert, Aaron & Rachel

MTW, Honduras
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Aaron was born in Honduras and lived there until age 10, and Rachel grew up in Mississippi. When they met they realized that they both had a passion for missions. In 2006 they married and moved to Honduras to teach in a bilingual school. They became even more aware of the need for churches that teach the transforming power of the Gospel. They moved back to the States and Aaron received a Masters of Divinity from RTS in Jackson. Aaron served as youth director and intern at their church, and Rachel taught at the local Christian school. They are now back in Honduras, along with their 2 small children. They are part of a church planting team with a 5 year plan which includes training other church planters. Aaron’s responsibilities include preaching, teaching, and disciplining believers.
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Hatch, Alice

MTW Headquarters, Atlanta
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Alice, with over three decades of experience, provides counseling for missionaries and their families here and overseas when they experience different challenges, such as fragile relationships, marital struggles, ministry burnout, etc. She also conducts leadership assessments, and evaluates potential missionaries.
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Lathrop, Robbie and Murray

MTW, Nicaragua
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The Lathrops operate a small pineapple farm outside Managua as a ministry outreach center. The center serves as a base for short-term teams, and a retreat and discipleship training center for local churches. It is an investment in the local community of Los Rios, providing jobs and building relationships. Their ministry also provides assistance to a Christian deaf school, local elementary schools, and area hospitals. Assistance to the schools is in the form of supplies, financial support, construction, and VBS programs. Assistance to the hospitals includes a prayer ministry to the patients, and providing medicines, supplies, and staff training.
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Logan, Skid and Sherri

International School Projects, CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ)
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The Logans have served with Campus Crusade for over 30 years. As a director in ISP, Skid meets with the Minister of Education of a country and presents the training programs for teaching morals and ethics from a biblical worldview. Once invited, he sets up two or three week training sessions for one region or for the entire country. He organizes all parts of the training, including venues, hotels, speakers and materials. He also recruits small group leaders from different churches to be part of a team. These sessions provide opportunities for evangelism and for building relationships with the nationals. ISP has conducted training sessions in Latin America, Africa, the Far East, the Middle East and other areas around the world.
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Lyle, Joe and Ann

MTW, Chrisr's College, Taiwan
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Joe and Ann teach English at Christ’s College working alongside the Chinese faculty and staff. The English program draws students to the College, and about one half of the incoming students are not Christian. They use opportunities in and out of the classroom to share Christ. Many students become believers by the time they graduate. Joe and Ann also help believers grow in their faith and develop a biblical worldview in their lives. Joe is the head of the English major, overseeing the teachers and coordinating the program with the school’s administration department. Ann coordinates the work of MTW volunteers that come to work from two weeks to two years.
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Miller, Susanna

Healing Hands International, Nicaragua
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Susanna is a nurse and a member of NEPC. Since 2003 she has been working with local Nicaraguan churches to provide medical care in very poor areas. She also focused on providing health services at local children’s feeding centers. She is currently the Director of Betesda Clinic in Cristo Rey near Managua. She and her staff work to provide basic health care to this very poor community. She also works with local doctors and dentists to help communities without health clinics. Her main purpose has been to proclaim the Kingdom of Christ and to share His love and healing with those around her.
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Mueller, Steffen and Elizabeth

Gospel Church, Munich, Germany
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Steffen is a PCA pastor who served at Christ Covenant Church in Charlotte. Elizabeth is a native of Greenville, SC. They have two daughters, Sophia and Susanna. They are planting a church in Munich, Germany, where Steffen grew up. Elizabeth is fluent in German, having lived there for several years. They are planning to stay in Germany for the long term. The South Munich area is predominantly unchurched. Steffen is focusing his messages on Jesus and his redemptive work, and working with their start-up team so they minister to people in the love of Christ. Their first service was on September 9, 2012. The regular attendance has grown to about 100 so far.
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Nikedes, Bill and Cheryl

Presbyterian Evagelistic Fellowship
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Up until August of 2014, Bill was the Director, Church to Church Ministries, for Advancing Native Missions. He worked to connect churches in one part of the world with churches in another in such a way that they propel growth in both. He also helped train and develop church planters, elders and other lay leadership. He previously worked as Regional Director with MTW for 10 years, training and supervising teams in Europe and Asia. He also conducted leadership development for church planters worldwide. He served as denominational moderator of the International Presbyterian Church 2002-2003, planted one church in East London, and officiated over the start of the Presbyterian Church of Bangladesh. In August of 2014, Bill joined Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship (PEF). He will continue to provide church planting support and leadership development training. He will continue working primarily with four different Presbyterian bodies in Bangladesh, Turkey, England, and the US.
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Rieger, Josh and Gina

MTW, Hexham, Northern England
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After four years of prayer and preparation, Josh and Gina Rieger moved with their children to Northern England in June of 2014, as missionaries with Mission to the World. They joined a team working with the Evangelical Church of England and Wales (EPCEW) to help plant a new church in the Hexham area. When they arrived, an ongoing monthly Friday Bible study group began meeting in their home every other week. From that group Hexam Presbyterian Church began holding worship services in February, 2015. Besides being the pastor there, Josh has preached at several other churches of the EPCEW denomination. Their vision is for many other Reformed church plants in Northern England.
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Roman, Pete and Renee

MTW, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Pete and Renee Roman served in Plovdiv, Bulgaria as two-year missionaries with MTW, and then returned as full-time missionaries in 2013 as part of a church planting team. Their ministry focus is on small group discipleship in three specific areas: youth ministry, business relationships, and English clubs. They work with visiting summer teams ministering to the youth with activities such as VBS, English Language Camp, and youth retreats. They also work in partnership with other Christian youth ministries.
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Salinas, Guillermo and Jennie

PEF, Zihautanejo, Mexico
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Guillermo is a PCA pastor working with Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship in Mexico. He oversees the work of about 30 trained leaders throughout Latin America. Their main purpose is to establish a working form of Evangelism Explosion in at least 15 churches each year. They are using the same approach Guillermo has used to plant 5 churches in Zihuatanejo, where he continues to disciple and counsel new leaders. The main purpose of his ministry is for the leaders they are training to grow in their commitment to Christ and their mission to train other leaders themselves. They also operate a home for unwanted and orphan children.
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Shane, John and Susan

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John is a PCA pastor and member of Palmetto Presbytery. He works for MTW primarily in South Africa where he oversees legal and financial systems for the ministry. He has pastoral oversight of the missionaries in the region. He also helps develop new fields and ministries, as he works in partnership with national African churches.
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Vilasi, Mike and Joan

Helping Hands with Hearts for Christ, Nicaragua
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Mike and Joan founded Helping Hands with Hearts for Christ (H3C) Christian Learning Center. The Center operates a school for the hearing impaired, where the student is taught to communicate and read, and a family member is also trained. There is also a sewing school, a garden program, and English as a second language classes. The main goal of the Center is to share God’s Word and His love with each individual who enters. Mike and Joan minister in their local church, doing house to house evangelism, visiting families experiencing grief, and meeting needs in the community. They also provide assistance to short term mission teams, including the mission team NEPC sends to Nicaragua every January.
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Wright, Tom and Lucy

(MTW, Franco-phone Africa and Caribbean)
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Tom and Lucy served as full time missionaries for over 15 years in several Franco-phone countries in Africa. Tom served primarily as teacher and board member of a theological school in Africa, while building relationships with students, and ministering to young pastors. Lucy discipled some of the women in the local churches. They now reside in the US and travel to Franco-phone countries holding workshops and conferences, teaching and training pastors and church leaders.

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