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Global Partners

Tim & Andrea Blazer: Brazil
Tim & Andrea serve with ABWE in Fortaleza Brazil, training national leaders. They are partnering with Maranatha Multicultural Ministries and Bible Baptist Church of Planalto to develop a church planting training center.

Mel Boerema: Alberta Canada
Mel serves with NAIM and the Piikani people are part of the Blackfoot confederation.

Kevin Cochrane: Sendai Japan
Kevin is serving with SEND International in the country of Japan, where less than 1% of the people identify as Protestant Christians. Kevin and his teammate’s focus is starting a new church plant in Sendai which they pray will help catalyze a church planting movement across Japan. Blog

Dan Cook: Recife Brazil
Dan of camp paradise in Recife Brazil. This a camp that ministers to elementary through high school age kids in Brazil. They also train young adults in Christian Leadership and Discipleship. Dan also represents and trains for Good Soil in Brazil. He works to support a church plant in the outback of Brazil.

Tim & Michele George: Mozambique Africa
Tim and Michele are in Mozambique with Serving In Missions where they are involved in training national pastors with the Yao people. Tim and Michele have four young children.

Tim & Rebecca Hawkins: Germany
Tim & Rebecca serve with Cadence International to servicemen in Germany.

Jeff & Joyellen Hazard: Kenya Africa
The Hazards
 serve with Africa Inland Mission at Rift Valley Academy in Kijabe, Kenya. Jeff is the Dean of Students and soccer coach. Joyellen teaches at RVA does some coaching.

Andrew & Suzanne Heyd: Central Asia
Andrew has been a member at Magnify since 2006 and has served in eV and as a deacon. Andrew and Suzanne work to strengthen the church in Central Asia by training and mentoring leaders in their study of God’s word and in prayer in order to see a healthy, mature and flourishing church that makes disciples across ethnic and geographic boundaries in Central Asia.

Jason & Lisa: Arab World
Jason & Lisa Live Dead training team.

Steve & Sue Mayo: Australia
Steve & Sue serve with ABWE in Australia as church planters and other areas.

Bob & Patty Nosker: Venezuela:USA
Bob & Patty have been working with the Pemon Indian Tribe of SE Venezuela since 1974. In 2005 Bob and Patty left Venezuela due to the political unrest and are now doing translation and teaching work with the Pemon via the internet. They continue to work with nationals, Pino and Rosa, helping them with bible translation and evangelistic outreach.

Chad & Marlana Smith: Guatemala
Chad & Marlana are serving with World Orphans in Grand Rapids, MI. Chad is the Country Director for World Orphans Guatemala where they seek to equip, mobilize, and encourage the local Church to care for orphans and vulnerable children and their families. We call it orphan-prevention or family preservation. Chad’s roles include influencing organizational structure, vision casting and implementation of new programs and leadership development and discipleship of national leaders. Marlana serves as the Director of Communications for Guatemala and also mentors and disciples the women on our team.

John & Betty Teusink: Togo Africa
John & Betty serve with ABWE in Togo at Hôpital Baptiste Biblique.

Josh & Sara Whitman: Imola Italy
Josh & Sara both grew up in Italy and have planted a church in Imola. They are working with youth and family outreach programs as well as training Italians to reach Italians.

Leland & Marcia Hovingh: Semi-retired in Grand Rapids, MI
Leland & Marcia served with Africa Inland Mission in Kenya since 1976. In April 2007 they returned home to Michigan. They are now building relationships with Africans living in the Grand Rapids area.

Mitchell & Laura: Arab World

Jonathan & Hannah Victor: India
Jonathan & Hannah are national missionaries with Bibles International and Baptist Mid-Missions. Jonathan works as a consultant checking Bible translations and takes part in translation workshops. Hannah teaches children in the local schools. They also have a Bible Study in their home.

 

Short Term Missions

Dominique Linderer: Mexico
Tapestries of Life – Orphanage

Marli Pursiful: Australia
YWAM School of Biblical Study

Katie Hunter: Equador
Teacher of English at Antioch Christian Academy

Christina Barteld: Prague, Czechia
Teacher International Christian School

 

Retired Global Partners

Bob & Sandy Hanna
Bob & Sandy serve with TEAM training leaders for the evangelical church. Their primary work is writing and publishing discipleship materials and study tools for pastors and students. Most recently they launched a website for training students.

Larry & Bev Smith: Kettering, OH
Larry & Bev have been missionaries with ABWE since 1964 and have served the Lord in Chile, Mexico, Nicaragua and Canada. In mid 2007 they returned to the states for semi-retirement. They currently serve in a ministry with ABWE in Cuba.