John and Angie Callahan with their three grown children

New Tribes Mission Retirement Facility in Florida… “serving those who have served”

John is on the maintenance staff, mostly involved in painting. He helps lead music for chapel and tutors high school-aged staffers.

Angie serves on the Assisted Living Personal Care staff, assisting 10 residents in daily living activities.

Email: john-angie_callahan@ntm.org

 

Hageman family portrait outside in 2018

Director of Local Missions with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) for North Carolina.

Our Mission: Helping to build spiritual movements everywhere so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus. They help launch and build movements on college campuses in North Carolina and at global partnerships in East Asia, Sweden, Columbia, South Asia and in the Middle East. They make disciples by winning students to Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to the world to WIN, BUILD and SEND.

Mailing Address:
144 Sudano Ct.
Holly Springs, NC 27540

 

Hamer family portrait in 2018

After traveling to Estonia on a Northwest Bible missions team, Craig was called to serve in Estonia full-time. In 2002, he moved to Estonia to help with an outreach ministry to high school and college students in the city of Tartu. After arriving in Estonia, Craig met his wife Reena and they now have four children (Oskar, Alex, Nora and Hans).

Their ministry morphed into church-planting in Estonia and now Craig is part of a senior leadership team training church planters around Europe. This role includes coaching church planters and leading training seminars and conferences and leadership development for church and lay leaders.

Craig also serves as Pastor of Tartu International Fellowship, an English-speaking church, serving the multi-ethnic community in Tartu.

Mailing Address: Võru tn. 180, Tartu, 50112, Estonia, Europe

 

Dan & Laurie Knapke portrait outside

Dan joined Christian Union in 2005 and served for seven years as the ministry director at Princeton University before assuming the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Operating and Development Officer. He currently serves as the Senior Consultant to the CEO, leading strategic implementations of critical ministry initiatives as well as supporting the work of the ministry’s Board of Trustees.

Christian Union develops Christian leaders to transform culture for God’s glory. They resource student organizations at nine of the most strategic university campuses in America and work in key cities to build networks of Christian leaders.

Mailing Address: 240 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ 08542

 

Photo of Janet McClanahan in 2018

Teaching at a seminary—Seminário Batista Do Cariri)—and leading Women’s Ministry.

Janet serves as a dorm mother for girls attending seminary where she leads a devotion time with them once a week. She also teaches a women’s ministry class and English at the school.

Mailing Address: Caixa Postal 1007, 63.100-970 Crato Ceará, Brazil, South America

 

Portrait of Rick & Gayle McLain outside

We are Eric (Rick) and Gayle McLain serving with Baptist Mid-Missions since 1968.

Our main ministry has always been starting Baptist churches along with aviation, a camping ministry, and seminary. At the present we are mainly involved with pastoring Berea Baptist Church located at the end of the Amazon River on the eastern coast of Brazil. We started the church several years ago and continue to evangelize and work towards the goal of a congregation trained to be self-governing and able to financially support its own pastor.

Mailing Address: Caixa Postal 638, Belém-Para, Brazil 66.017-970

 

Portrait of Jared and Amelia Murlin in 2019

Jared grew up attending Northwest Bible with his family. After graduating from Ohio State, he spent a year in Ljubljana, Slovenia with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) before joining the ministry in Cleveland in 2012.

Jared and Amelia were married in 2018 and are serving with the college ministry of Cru where they engage students on campuses across Central Ohio with the Gospel through evangelism and discipleship. Their goal is to see college students come to faith in Christ, become rooted and trained in their faith, and sent out to be lifelong laborers for Christ.  They work closely with students at Ohio Wesleyan University, Otterbein University, and Denison University to build up movements of believing students who are reaching their campuses for Christ.

Mailing Address:
6154 El Camino Drive
Plain City, OH 43064

Email: jared.murlin@cru.org

 

Family photo Don & Zoe Peffer with their grandchildren in 2018

The Peffers’ ministry is now in two parts in two places. They work in Brazil about seven months a year with a second-generation church plant overseen by Pastor Adalberto. Don does a fair portion of the preaching while they are there and also assists in the construction of their Sunday School and sanctuary buildings. Zoe works with the Sunday School teachers and with the ladies.

They work in Pennsylvania about five months a year (April – September) with Ready Yourselves Youth Ranch, which is an evangelical ministry to help youth going through difficult times. These young people are paired with a mentor and a horse for one 90-minute session a week. The goal is to help the youth learn life skills and introduce them to Jesus who is the only one who can give them victory.

Zoe works with the youth and mentors. Don is the “Maintenance Technician,” which involves repairing what breaks as well as making improvements to buildings and grounds (along with the routine work of mowing fields and spreading manure). They are also mentors to the volunteers, sharing Biblical teaching as the opportunities arise.

US Mailing Address (April – September):

592 Wises Grove Road
New Brighton, PA 15066

Brazil address (September – April):
CP 3029
Cuiaba, MT, 78.080-970
Brasil

 

Joel Rosenberg speaking in Jerusalem

The Joshua Fund was founded by Joel and Lynn Rosenberg in the summer of 2006. The desire of their heart was to mobilize Christians to “bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus, according to Genesis 12:1–3.

The Rosenbergs established a non-profit educational and charitable organization that works closely with Jewish and Christian allies in Israel and the Middle East, as well as Christian allies around the world.

These are a few examples of the many ways your support will bless Jews and Arabs in the region.

  • Run a warehouse and food distribution centers in Israel.
  • Provide food to individuals and families in severe need.
  • Stockpile food and relief supplies ahead of coming wars
  • Provide food and relief supplies to persecuted Christians.
  • Care for Holocaust survivors.
  • Assist Jewish people in “making Aliyah” (emigrating to Israel).
  • Protect and care for unwed mothers and their unborn children.
  • Provide medical help for children needing open-heart surgery.
  • Purchase medical equipment for hospitals.
  • Purchase vehicles to transport relief supplies.
  • Fund a Christian radio station in northern Iraq.
  • Fund distribution in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza of “Damascus”—a film about the life of the Apostle Paul.
  • Produce Epicenter Conferences, retreats, and other learning opportunities
  • Develop projects to educate and mobilize Christians around the world to pray for Israel and her neighbors.

 

Carolyn Sanders with her friend in ministry

Serving since 1966, helping to organize and teach in Christian schools, training Christian school teachers and workers in local churches.

“For all these years I have been in the Christian school movement. So far I have helped establish more than 100 schools on the island, planned conventions, in-service training and doing the training for the hundreds of Christian teachers involved. Currently working within my own church/school.”

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1125, Yauco, Puerto Rico 00698

 

Steve and Pam Schenk posing in red Awana shirts

Steve and Pam, both Columbus natives, began serving in the Awana ministry in their home church as leaders and club directors. In 1998 they began their ministry as Awana missionaries for Ohio. Awana is a global, ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him.

They are now regional Awana missionaries, serving churches in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and West Virginia. They have three children and four grandchildren.

Mailing Address: 123 Hawthorne Glen Trail, Beavercreek, OH 45440

 

Family portrait of Linden and Janice Viinalass with their children and grandchildren

In 1997, Northwest sent out its first full-time missionary family. Linden—whose family had emigrated from Estonia—Janice and their five children moved to Estonia. They moved with a heart to share the love of Jesus with the people of Estonia, who had recently gained their freedom from the Soviet Union.

Now, more than 20 years later, the Viinalass Family is still faithfully serving in Estonia. While their focus in ministry is still the same, it has grown in many facets.

Janice is teaching 6-9th grade conversational English full-time at Tartu Private School. She also works with her ministry, A Light in the City, to promote abstinence and the value of life among teens and expectant mothers. Linden continues building his ministry, A Light in the Forest, a Christian camp and event center. They recently opened their home to five renters from different parts of the world who live with them while attending school in the area.

Together they are active in their church and all of their family are active in their faith!

Mailing Address: Starkopfi 1, Tartu, 51011, Estonia, Europe

 

Chris and Joni Weaver posing in a field in Malawi

Chris and Joni, members of Northwest Bible Church, started Malawi Talent Fund out of a burden God placed on their hearts to use Chris’ business experience to raise up the foundation of many generations in Malawi.

Malawi Talent Fund was founded in 2015 to implement a strategy for economic sustainment through job creation and personal development, breaking the dependence on foreign aid in Malawi Africa.

 

 

 


Retired Missionaries


Elena England
Elena England
Hawaii

Larry and Jane Golin
Larry & Jane Golin
Bangladesh

Ward and Sarah Jane Harris
Ward & Sarah Jane Harris
Central Africa & Canada

Leroy and Mary Lou Peters
Leroy & Mary Lou Peters
South America