John and Angie Callahan with their three grown children

Homes Retirement Center in Florida, a private retirement community for missionaries.

Email: john-angie_callahan@ntm.org

 

John and Libby Dreisbach

Serving with Independent Faith Mission in the Philippines in the following areas…

  • Teaching – Bible College classes
  • Preaching – Filling area pulpits, and other speaking engagements
  • Discipling – Training pastors to disciple their congregation
  • Construction – Various missionaries’ construction projects
  • Foster Care – Taking in seven children over the past five years and raising them as their own

Email: truthinasia@gmail.com

Mailing Address:
PO115, QPlaza PO,
Cainta, Rizal,
Philippines 1900

 

Kari Engen posing with a few of her students in Guatemala

Kari went to Guatemala with a passion and a burden for the many “at risk” children living in and around the Guatemala City garbage dump. In 1987, she founded Mi Refugio school, to provide an education and hope to these children. Mi Refugio shares the love of Jesus by providing free education (pre-school through high school), food, clothing, medical assistance and life skills such as sewing, baking and woodworking.

In 1995, the school relocated about 15 miles outside of Guatemala city, but continues to bring children from the garbage dump to school daily and now is also able to minister to the children around their current city, San Pedro, Sacatepequez.

Northwest Bible has also been supporting Kari and Mi Refugio with annual missions teams that serve by through construction projects, teaching life skills and conducting medical outreach.

Mailing Address:
Kari Engen c/o Harry Engen
4908 Jasmine Drive Rockville, MD 20853-1632

 

Tony and Julia Hageman with their kids in front of their home

National Director of Campus Field Ministries for Cru’s (Campus Crusade for Christ) MidSouth Region.

Our Mission: Reaching students and faculty with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and globally in the Dominican Republic, East Asia, Central Asia, Lebanon, Senegal, Sweden, and Prague.

Mailing Address:
4410 E. Sheffield Drive
Bloomington, IN 47408

 

Hamer family portrait outside at Christmas time

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

 

Janet McClanahan posing with a group of girls from seminary

Teaching in Seminary—at Seminário Batista Do Cariri—and in Women’s Ministry.

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

 

Jared Murlin posing in front of the Cleveland skyline during the day

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.

He currently serves as campus staff with Cru in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, working primarily with students from Case Western Reserve University and Baldwin Wallace. Jared also enjoys leading Cru short-term missions teams each summer.

Mailing Address:
2866 Mayfield Rd Apt 304
Cleveland Heights, 44118

 

Don & Zoe Peffer posing with a group of Brazilian children

We are working in association with a Brazilian organization called “Missão Bereana do Brasil” which means “Berean Mission of Brazil.” The headquarters is in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso (MT), where we have 4 churches.

We are working in Campo Verde, MT, two hours from the capital, Cuiabá. We were supposed to be here to assist a Brazilian Pastor, but at this point, we still do not have one. I am presently pastoring the Campo Verde church until we can find a Brazilian Pastor. We have started the construction of the church sanctuary. We currently meet in the largest classroom in the Sunday School building. Zoe is helping with children’s Sunday School, teaching the youth group and doing some English classes at the church.

I am also involved with the Camp Committee in running the programming at Camp Jehovah Jireh and maintaining the campgrounds. We have several retreats and a picnic in September through New Years, then our major retreats are in February and Easter. We are also developing the infrastructure to rent out our camp to churches of like faith.

Mailing Address:
Rua do Cerrado # 168, Jupiara
Campo Verde, MT, 78840-000
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.

 

Family portrait of Peep & Anna Saar with their three kids

Peep grew up in a baptist church in Estonia and was involved in leadership roles in the youth ministry beginning at the age of 12. In 2001 God really got hold of his heart with a burden for the youth in Tartu. He gathered a team and started outreach events called “Going UP”.

Anna grew up attending Northwest Bible and moved to Estonia at the age of 12 as a missionary kid. Peep and Anna were married in 2003. Peep is leading a church plant that grew out of the Going UP ministry in Tartu, called Risttee (Crossroads church). Anna serves with the children’s and women’s ministries at their church.

Peep is also working on the national level with teams and churches in the area of church planting.

Peep and Anna live in Tartu and, in addition to their role in ministry, they have the roles of being a father and mother to Emma, Elliot and Benjamin.

Mailing Address:
E. Kitse 1-4
51011 Tartu
Estonia, Europe

 

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 it’s 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, over 20 years later, the Viinalass’ are still faithfully serving in Estonia. Janice 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.

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

 


Jennette Callahan
Jennette Callahan
Brazil

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