Missions

Making more and better disciples of all nations

2 Corinthians 5:20

"Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God."

Active Missionaries

Vivake and Erika Baranwal
Columbus, Ohio

Vivake is a pastor on the staff of H2O Church – OSU.  He shares the gospel and disciples students from OSU.  His hope is to see men and women grow as disciples of Jesus in college, and then be sent out by Him to impact families, communities, and cities with the Gospel.

Mike and Su Keater
Nepal

Mike and Su present the gospel to people in Nepal using the historical narrative starting with creation through the life of Christ.  They also train indigenous workers who learn to train others.  Soon the group of believers become new churches.  Their goal is church planting movements that reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Tim and Sandy Fink
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Tim is a Director with Bibles International which exists to advance Christ's church through conservative Bible translation.  Tim is also an adjunct teacher with Pastoral Enrichment Program (PEP) where he travels to other countries to teach and encourage indigenous pastors, missionaries, and church leaders.

Kent and Kelly Kraig
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Kent is Executive Director for the Asia Pacific and East Asia for ABWE.  He directs the Regional Directors as they oversee the missionaries serving in Asia.

Chris and Beth Steiner
Amanda, Ohio

After Chris and Beth served two years in South Korea, they started Word of Life and a Discipleship Training School in Taiwan and served there for 10 years. In 2016 they agreed to help a WOL team start the same program in Nicaragua for two years. After they returned to the U.S., Chris continues to work with WOL teams overseas, especially those teams interested in starting Discipleship Training Schools or who want to work with using English to do outreach in their communities. He is currently working with the teams in Poland, Uganda, Rwanda and Panama.

Mike and Alicia Nicholes
Crossville, Tennessee 

Mike leads the Indo-Pacific Region as the Local Church Ministries Coordinator for Word of Life International.

Patricia Maracaja
Recife, Brazil

Patricia works at the Word of Life camp and in their public school ministry.  She also helps with Bible clubs and the Bible Institute.

Byron and Sandy Brock
Oro Valley, Arizona

Bryon serves as Director of UIM Aviation, a ministry field of UIM International flying to “where the people are” in Mexico. The Gospel is being proclaimed in small villages, schools, and prisons in a fraction of the time, reaching the mountainous areas by air rather than on foot.

Tom and Normandy Woodward
Trinity, Florida

Dr. Tom Woodward is the Executive Directory of the C.S. Lewis Society.  He is also a professor at Trinity College of Florida.  He writes and lectures on topic in apologetics, the legacy of C.S. Lewis, and the history of scientific debate over evolution. Especially he has probed the arguments for and against a newer scientific theory known as “intelligent design.” He also teaches on philosophy, theology, and communication theory.  He presents compelling evidence for the Christian faith at various conferences and universities both in the U.S. and in Europe.

Ivan and Virgina Correa
Recife, Brazil

Ivan is the director of the Word of Life camp and Bible Institute.  Hundreds of children attend their camps in January and July every year.  They also have a ministry to share Biblical truth at the public schools.

Stephanie Powers
Mason, Ohio

Stephanie is a licensed social worker who works for Back2Back Ministries. Back2Back utilizes biblically based models of care to share the love of Jesus with orphaned and vulnerable children around the world by meeting their spiritual, physical, educational, emotional, and social needs that they might overcome their life circumstances and break free from the cycle of generational poverty. Back2Back Ministries partners with children’s homes in Nigeria, India, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Mexico. Back2Back is putting their ministry model to work in the Cincinnati area where Stephanie ministers to vulnerable children and families.

Edi and Bona Demo
Tirana, Albania

Edi heads Illyricum Movement International which is a church-planting ministry, focusing on planting and establishing churches in Albania. So far, they have planted four new churches and have plans to start a fifth church in 2020.

Azeem and Clara Munir
Pakistan

Azeem and his wife Clara are in charge of an orphanage for Christian children.  Azeem also works with Vison Beyond Borders to distribute thousands of Bibles among pastors and leaders in Pakistan.

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