Our Latest Missionary Updates

January 2020

Craig & Andrea Shields have been ministering in Senegal, Africa with World Venture for many years but have recently returned to New York and their home church area to begin a counseling service to minister to missionaries and their families. Craig has conducted seminars and spiritual retreats in Asia and Japan and has opportunities to communicate online with many  missionaries to encourage, support and help them stay emotionally healthy in these trying times.    


February 2020

Jeremy Frith, CEO of Barnabas Aid spoke at church on Sunday, February 9th and shared about this relief agency that brings hope and support providing basic items to suffering Christians in over 30 different countries around the world. They have had the opportunity to feed of Half A Million people. Jeremy spoke on “Touching Souls with God’s Word”.  He asked us to pray for the persecuted church and our brothers and sisters that are living in places with tremendous anti-christian pressure, descrimination and persecution.  Some of them struggle to get basic everyday items like food and hygiene materials, some wrestle with isolation and loneliness, some are sick and some die. We live in uncertain times but we have a Hope that is steadfast and certain…God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  (Psalm 46:1)


March 2020

Tim and Jacki Faulkner have been ministering in Italy with World Venture for many years.  Recently Tim has been asked to be the Executive Director of the International Baptist Convention and will be moving to Frankfurt, Germany at the end of 2020.  Tim’s new role will be to serve Christ through church planting and leadership development.


April 2020

Dr. Bud & Bonnie Morton-Serving with New Tribes Mission (now Ethnos 360)  in Papua New Guinea providing medical and educational support. Bud is a doctor at the NTM Medical Clinic and Bonnie is the elementary school librarian at Numonohi Christian Academy, the NTM Christian School. NTM has over 350 missionaries in PNG working in over 70 different tribal groups. In the past few months, PNG has been in tremendous turmoil living in fear of the Covid 19 with the government closing the borders and also  the closure of international flights.  Some missionaries were able to get home but the Mortons have chosen to stay in PNG to continue the work God has given them to do. 


May 2020

Philippe and Analee Israel are serving the Lord in France with Life In Messiah International (along with their four boys-Eitan, Noah, Liam, Dany).  They wrote that they are so grateful for the ministry God has given them among the Jewish people of France.  The reported that the last few months have been challenging as the world is going through the Covid-19 pandemic.  They have enjoyed spending more time together as a family, as France closed all schools during March and April.  Philippe has continued to co-lead a Messianic Bible study in Paris online through a YouTube video.  In December and January, they had great fellowship times with their church family and new friends.In January, Analee had the opportunity to share the gospel with a Jewish lady and she trusted the Lord as her Savior. Pray that she may grow in her faith and she’ll share her faith with her family and friends. We were hoping to see the Israels in August but due to the coronavirus, they will not be traveling to the USA this summer.