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Mission Network workers engage in evangelism and church planting, some in pioneer situations where no church exists. Others assist international partner churches in their existing evangelism and church-planting efforts.
"Make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you." - Matthew 28:19-20
The priorities, mission and vision of the Mission Network emphasize evangelism and church planting by engaging people and culture with the gospel, starting and cultivating missional congregations, and fostering a missional identity in the church. All of this is done in holistic witness to Jesus Christ in a broken world.
Ministries in which Mission Network workers engage have an evangelistic dimension. Some workers are directly involved in new church-planting efforts. In areas where a viable church does not exist, mission workers may lead the evangelistic and holistic church-planting ministries, seeking to plant indigenous congregations and develop local leadership. In areas where the church exists, mission workers are assigned by the national church conference for various ministries that may include new church planting, normally done together with local colleagues. Mission Network funding supports church-planting efforts of international partner churches.
Adam and Jeanette Strode
Adam and Jeanette will be involved in full-time language and culture study in order to be prepared to participate in a missional community-based ministry in Bangkok.
Akiko Aratani and Ray Epp
The Epp Aratanis are directors of Menno Village, an urban/rural food and agricultural initiative of Mennonite churches in Sapporo.
Amanda and Gamaliel Falla
Amanda and Gamaliel began working in Barranquilla, Colombia, in 2002 to develop a new congregation and to consolidate the emerging Caribbean Coast region of the Colombia Mennonite Church.
Anne and Daniel Kompaoré
Anne serves various organizations and churches in West Africa in freelance consulting and teaching.
Bailey and Treasure Chow
Bailey and Treasure Chow are co-pastors of Macau Mennonite Church, a congregation established in the late 1990s by mission workers from North America. Chows have taken on full responsibility for leadership.
Brian and Noelia Fox
Brian and Noelia are working to support and strengthen the ministries of the growing Mennonite church in Burgos, Spain. They work with youth in the church and in the community, and explore local business opportunities.
Caleb will work with the leadership development program to prepare Ecuadorians to give leadership to Anabaptist churches. He will also provide pastoral accompaniment, especially in support of a new church developing in Calderón.
César Moya and Patricia Urueña
César Moya and Patricia Urueña of Iglesia Cristiana Menonita de Colombia serve through the Ecuador Partnership with the Colombian church, Central Plains Mennonite Conference, and Mission Network.
Colleen and Pablo Fast
The Fasts serve in Brazil through Project Amazon. The primary goal is to form churches throughout the Amazon region where an estimated 30,000 villages now have no evangelical Protestant church.
Corin will be sent through the mission partnership of North Central Conference, PROMINOA and Mission Network. He will serve as an intern with PROMINOA. He will support the youth ministry including music, and participate in the mission training program.
David and Rebekka Stutzman
Dave and Rebekka work locally and with the South German Mennonite Conference in the area of missional education.
Dennis and Connie Byler
Dennis teaches at a Protestant seminary near Madrid and edits "El Mensajero" the monthly paper of the Anabaptist network of churches in Spain.
George and Tobia Veith
The Veiths are part of a team of mission and local workers that leads the church in various types of ministry (children's tutoring, English classes, visitation, small groups, outreach, pastoral care, prayer counseling).
James and Paula Hanes
Jim and Paula work with Mission Inter-Senegal. Their work in prayer ministry, coaching and mentoring church planters
Lillian (Haas) and Norm Nicolson
Lillian began serving in Burkina Faso in 1999. She immersed herself in the Siamou language and culture, and helped form a team to promote literacy among the Siamou-speaking people.
Marilyn serves with Christian Associates International (CAI) in Montevideo, Uruguay, where she is part of “El Living” church plant community. She also serves on the Latin America Advancement Team as HR and Training liaison for CAI.
Mark and Mary Hurst
Since 1990, Mark and Mary have served as resource people and pastors in Australia with the Anabaptist Association of Australia and New Zealand.
Paulus and Sumatha Thalathoti
Paulus and Sumatha Thalathoti give leadership to Peace Proclamation Ministries in India, an outreach organization dedicated to serve people in India who are unreached by the Gospel.