Global Missions

Derek is a church planting trainer with Beyond whose mission statement is “to create an environment for the Word to rapidly spread. Using people-groups to network within their own cultures, we start church-planting movements that transform lives. As obedient disciples make more obedient disciples—and churches make more churches—we see the gospel’s impact worldwide as lives, relationships, and communities are transformed as the good news of Christ spreads.” Derek works primarily with groups in Asia. Holly is transitioning into full time work with their North Korean project. They are training people to reach North Korean defectors who are interested in taking the Gospel into North Korea.

Mike and Jodi Bunn are serving at the JAARS (Jungle Aviation And Radio Service) / Wycliffe Base in Waxsaw, North Carolina since June, 2011. They are multiplying themselves and equipping others to serve as full-time missionaries. Mike, a long-time missionary pilot for YWAM in the Brazilian Amazon, is training pilots of small planes and helicopters for the rigors of flying in the bush, and Jodi is teaching in the Intercultural Communications Department. They have five children: Ben, Micha, Megan, Mattias and Lukas.

Rob and Christel and their “tribe” (Amber, Tyler, Michaela, Micah, Jasmine and Honour) live in New Haven, CT. Rob is the co-founder and president of Love146 (formerly Justice for Children International). Love146 networks with other organizations to stop child trafficking in many places around the world and provides support for the aftercare of rescued children. Rob also travels and speaks around the country.

Manna is a multi-faceted ministry that reaches out to global communities with the love of God both spiritually and physically. Today they reach out with the gospel of Jesus Christ through 1450 congregations and various training and media programs. They bring God's compassionate love to people in dire need through catastrophic relief in times of flood, tsunami, fire and earthquake; medical healing through their hospital, clinics, leprosy patient center and care; clean water and sanitation through their village development programs. Over the years, they have brought hope and opportunity to tens of thousands of poor and at risk children through their 40 orphanages, child care programs, 2 colleges, 2 trade schools, 10 schools.Today they care for 4,000 children every day.

“Training the reached of Africa to reach the unreached." Nathan and Karen Rasmussen work together with Tori, Eirik, and others to motivate the African church through mission seminars, mission schools, and development projects to see the UPG's of Africa reached for Christ. They also continue to work with Pentecostal Evangelistic Fellowship of Africa (PEFA) in East and Central Africa in Bible School training, church planting, refugee work, etc.