GLOBAL MISSIONS

Missionary Partners

Romans 10:13-15 says:  Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.  How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

 

At Hope Church, it’s our desire to support missionaries in different regions of the world both financially and prayerfully.  We want to make the greatest use of the Lord’s resources, being good stewards of what is entrusted to us through congregational giving.  We believe the focus of our missions support should lean toward missionaries who are involved in mission work that multiplies their impact through things like church planting, training and equipping leaders, and other work that leverages their gifts for broad impact.

Andres & Kayla Barreto

World Reach in Bogota, Columbia.

Andres grew up in Columbia and studied with World Reach.  They are recently married and beginning this new assignment with World Reach.

 

Their focus is mainly on equipping and developing leaders through Bible institutes, outreach and evangelism in the local church and church planting through the formation of small groups.

Steve & Jill Schmidt

Serving with Cru, formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Steve leads operational teams across the US to enable as many college and high school students and faculty to hear the Gospel both domestically and internationally.

 

Both Steve and Jill are from Iowa and Jill grew up attending Hope Church. 

Ritch & Susan

Trca

ReachGlobal, Czech Republic

Ritch and Susan live in Czech Republic, where they are responsible for church planting ministries. Ritch leads seminars on this topic all over Europe.

 

These two enjoy their five children who are now all young adults. Ritch is from Iowa and Susan, Minnesota.

Kate Weber

YWAM in Louisville, KY and internationally.

Kate grew up at Hope Church and accepted Christ through our Youth Group.  She is following God’s leading and exploring the mission field through various assignments with YWMA (Youth With A Mission).

Barry & Karla Hannant

ReachGlobal & Immigrant Pathway in

San Antonio, TX

New Mexico Immigrant Pathway helps immigrant families secure adequate incomes, stabilize their finances, accumulate savings, raise healthy, happy, strong and academically achieving children and reside in vibrant and economically sustainable communities.

 

Barry helped oversee Hope’s new addition to the Kennedy Campus as a contractor. Barry and Karla are originally from Nebraska - guess Cornhuskers aren’t all that bad after all!

R&M

Metro Effect in New Delhi, India

Because of the political climate they serve in, they must keep certain information protected.

 

This young couple minister in multiple ways in local churches and through local coffee shops they own and operate with local employees.

Jared Anderson

ReachGlobal, Mexico City, Mexico

Jared supports church planting, international discipleship through an organization called Avance & local university outreach ministry through English clubs & Bible studies.

 

Jared is the grandson of long-time Hope attendees Wil & Nan Anderson who were also missionaries in South America for decades! Jared is the grandson of Hope attendees Will and Nan Anderson.

J&M

Central Asia with Reach Global

Because of the political climate of the country they serve in, they must keep certain information protected.

 

Originally from Chicagoland, they felt called to serve people groups who have no Christian influence or church.

 

In 2010, the government of the country they used to live in deported them with 3 days notice. They now serve in a neighboring country among Muslims.

Lexi Keith

YWAM in Louisville, KY and internationally.

Lexi and her family are long-time attendees of Hope Church.  Lexi attended Hope’s Youth Group where she got introduced to YWAM.  She is currently exploring the mission field through various assignments with YWMA (Youth With A Mission).

Ray & Susan

Stensgard

Greater Europe Mission, Belgium

They have served in Belgium for most of their career - they are experienced in this difficult faith setting. They live in Belgium and church plant there. Ray and Susan were the first missionaries Hope ever supported and we’ve been supporting them for 30+ years.

 

They are currently working on their third church plant in Belgium!

D&D

GSI in Asia.

Because of the political climate of the country they serve in, they must keep certain information protected.

This family with four young children recently moved to Eastern Asia where there is little to no Christian witness to start churches and translate the Bible.

D, the wife, grew up at Hope Church.

Women's Missionary Fellowship (WMF)

Our Women’s Missionary Fellowship group meets monthly to support the missionaries of Hope Church through encouraging communications and regular prayer.  Through regular communication with each of our missionaries, WMF stays in tune with special needs they may have which can be supported financially and through ongoing prayer.

 

If you are interested in learning more about this group and possibly joining them in support of our missionaries, please contact the church office.

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