Our Missionaries

International Ministerial Fellowship

Missions Sending Agency

International Ministerial Fellowship exists to further the kingdom of God by serving those on the front lines, whether it be domestic or abroad. 

 

As a missions sending agency, IMF navigates the administrative tasks attached to missions, allowing missionaries to be more present in their ministries without the strain of administrative duties.

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Check out our process on joining IMF as a Missionary and what benefits we offer.

IMF Missionary Benefits

Our Agency Missionaries

Contributions are solicited with the understanding that IMF has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds. IMF Missions and Missionaries receive disbursements and reimbursements from IMF according to IRS guidelines.

Hostile Area Missionaries

IMF has many missionaries that are bringing the hope of the Gospel into the hostile places of the world. These individuals find themselves in areas of the world where their work for Christ puts them at odds with local authorities. For that reason, we do not list names of these individuals or the countries in which they serve. If you would like to give to a specific missionary in this group, you will need to reference their mission account number when giving. If you do not know that number, or would like further information, please call us at 952-346-2464.

International Missionary

Account #1003

IMF has many missionaries that are bringing the hope of the Gospel into the hostile places of the world. These individuals find themselves in areas of the world where their work for Christ puts them at odds with local authorities. For that reason, we do not list names of these individuals or the countries in which they serve. If you would like to give to a specific missionary in this group, you will need to reference their mission account number when giving. If you do not know that number, or would like further information, please call us at 952-346-2464.

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International Missionary

Account #1043

IMF has many missionaries that are bringing the hope of the Gospel into the hostile places of the world. These individuals find themselves in areas of the world where their work for Christ puts them at odds with local authorities. For that reason, we do not list names of these individuals or the countries in which they serve. If you would like to give to a specific missionary in this group, you will need to reference their mission account number when giving. If you do not know that number, or would like further information, please call us at 952-346-2464.

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International Missionary

Account #1049

IMF has many missionaries that are bringing the hope of the Gospel into the hostile places of the world. These individuals find themselves in areas of the world where their work for Christ puts them at odds with local authorities. For that reason, we do not list names of these individuals or the countries in which they serve. If you would like to give to a specific missionary in this group, you will need to reference their mission account number when giving. If you do not know that number, or would like further information, please call us at 952-346-2464.

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International Missionary

Account #1071

IMF has many missionaries that are bringing the hope of the Gospel into the hostile places of the world. These individuals find themselves in areas of the world where their work for Christ puts them at odds with local authorities. For that reason, we do not list names of these individuals or the countries in which they serve. If you would like to give to a specific missionary in this group, you will need to reference their mission account number when giving. If you do not know that number, or would like further information, please call us at 952-346-2464.

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International Missionary

Account #1081

IMF has many missionaries that are bringing the hope of the Gospel into the hostile places of the world. These individuals find themselves in areas of the world where their work for Christ puts them at odds with local authorities. For that reason, we do not list names of these individuals or the countries in which they serve. If you would like to give to a specific missionary in this group, you will need to reference their mission account number when giving. If you do not know that number, or would like further information, please call us at 952-346-2464.

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International Missionary

Account #1092

IMF has many missionaries that are bringing the hope of the Gospel into the hostile places of the world. These individuals find themselves in areas of the world where their work for Christ puts them at odds with local authorities. For that reason, we do not list names of these individuals or the countries in which they serve. If you would like to give to a specific missionary in this group, you will need to reference their mission account number when giving. If you do not know that number, or would like further information, please call us at 952-346-2464.

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International Missionary

Account #1113

IMF has many missionaries that are bringing the hope of the Gospel into the hostile places of the world. These individuals find themselves in areas of the world where their work for Christ puts them at odds with local authorities. For that reason, we do not list names of these individuals or the countries in which they serve. If you would like to give to a specific missionary in this group, you will need to reference their mission account number when giving. If you do not know that number, or would like further information, please call us at 952-346-2464.

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A's

Minnesota

Colin & Mary Akehurst

Colin Akehurst, his wife Mary, and their sons David and Andrew, have a passionate vision for unity in the Body of Christ, with an emphasis on evangelism and discipleship. They come alongside various established front-line evangelistic ministries, for the purpose of collaboration and Kingdom connection. Their ministry starts at home with local outreach, and works outward to various highlighted US cities and states, and then to the ends of the earth, with missions expanding to Israel, South Africa, Colombia, Mexico and more. All Things to All: USA, Colombia, Israel, Mexico

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USA

Becky Albright

Mission Statement: To share the Good News of Jesus Christ with persons who are isolated, offering life and encouragement through Gods word. My heart's desire is to become a full-time Chaplain for Nursing Home Ministry. The opportunities are limitless as more and more older persons are going into nursing homes with very few laborers to harvest the souls of unbelievers and also, to encourage believers in the promises of God.

Since March of 2002, I have ministered one-on-one to ladies in area nursing homes. My distinct privilege has been to sit with ladies who are the most isolated. These ladies have responded with joy in their eyes as I tell them God has not forgotten them. We see each time we visit God strengthening and bringing these friends from the fetal position of despair to looking forward to His Word for their lives.

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Japan

Bruce & Dorothy Allen

Bruce and Dorothy Allen were called by the Lord to Japan after two decades of ministries to people of many cultures in the metro-Boston area. Bruce, an ordained minister, has an MA degree in Intercultural Ministries and Dorothy, an MM in Flute Performance. Their burden for the unreached peoples fostered their love for the Japanese (0.2% Christian). On their second mission trip to Japan in 2015 God led them to create an unplanned mission paradigm of home Tea Parties which dovetailed to personal Bible studies and neighbors freely bringing their own musical instruments. Bruce and Dorothy were determined to attack Satan's stronghold of the arts in Japan by a classical Flute and Poetry Recital. Unsaved people heard of Jesus through poetry, Scripture, classical music and Christian songs. Two Japanese professional musicians they had met on the street attended, an orchestra conductor and a flute soloist who both perform internationally. They have shown interest in Dorothy repeating her program in multiple venues. Bruce and Dorothy plan to continue this paradigm with IMF missionary friends. Dorothy's heart for the “hidden within the hidden”, professional musicians in Japan, enhances Bruce's burden to reach Japanese with his preaching and personal testimony: Scientist – Sorcerer – Saint – Sent One

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USA

Shirley Bland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Minnesota

Pamela & Michael Brands

Michael serves as an ordained minister and earned his PhD in Biblical studies with a focus on Jesus’ mission according to Matthew’s Gospel. He has taught various courses in Bible and social ethics at several Christian colleges. He is currently pursuing writing, teaching, mentoring and cultural activism – focusing on Jesus’ mission, God’s coming kingdom, the biblical life-vision, cultural renewal, and compassionate justice. You can find his regular blog at leavesofthecity.com.

Pamela is certified in healing prayer ministry through the training program of Global Awakening (globalawakening.com), with a primary focus on inner healing ministry. Along with her intercessory and healing prayer activities, Pamela works as an RN in neonatal intensive care.

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Uganda - 360 Vision for Africa

Gretchen Carlson

My trip to Swaziland, Africa in 2007 changed my life. Around the same time here in Minnesota, I met Annet Kayongo, founder of New Hope for Africa Orphanage & School in Uganda. After many years of seeking creative ways to support her work (Community Ed projects and selling necklaces), we launched a child sponsorship program called 360 Vision for Africa. We now have over 50 children sponsored! I’m so grateful to God and excited that you would consider partnering with us to help children in great need. You can choose a recurring amount of $30/month for 1 child, $60/month for 2 and so on. You may choose a child from our website below or email us at 360VisionforAfrica@gmail.com. Thank you, friend!

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Mexico

Kevin & Kim Coe

After serving 30 years in the United States as both a youth pastor and a senior pastor, Kevin and Kim have been called to serve in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. They have established roots and relationships in the community on which to maintain regular worship opportunities for Expats as well as outreach for the needy in the local community through a network of local pastors and ministries.
Kevin and Kim both have served extensively in short-term mission trips for several decades and welcome the support and involvement from those who might visit the area looking for either short- or long-term ministry opportunities.
Contact Kevin at: kcoe5@icloud.com

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Minnesota

Lonnie & Cindy Dufty

As of the summer of 2021 Lonnie spends the bulk of his ministry time with men who have served time in prison and have committed themselves to growing in Christ. In the local church (Brookdale Covenant, located in Brooklyn Center) Lonnie and Cindy are missionaries of the church and serve in a variety of ministry roles especially as teachers, mentors and, beginning in July, in BCC’s catch-up tutoring program for church and community families. Beyond the local congregation, Lonnie and Cindy are available as English tutors for recently arrived immigrants. Lonnie also serves as a mentor for Freedom Works and one day a week with volunteer-run Bibles For Missions store in Crystal, which devotes the profits to missions in Bulgaria and other eastern European countries.

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Minnesota

Josh & Megan Edwards

 

Josh and Megan Edwards have been ministering together since they were married in 2006. They have served in both local church and para-church capacities. The Lord led them to launch Connect Ministries in the spring of 2022. This ministry exists to connect people to Jesus through worship, teaching, and equipping the Body across denominations, ethnicities, and generations. Their heart is to see the Church come alive and walk in the fullness of who they are called to be. Josh, Megan, and their three children, Ezra, Aiden, and Josie live in Wells, MN.

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Minnesota

Max & Mariana Erickson

The “State of Hockey” (as Minnesota is commonly known) is a mission field. Hockey players are a “lost people group” with deep spiritual needs. They may be great athletes, but many come from broken homes, abuse alcohol, are consumed with themselves, and spiritually confused.

Max is a Hockey Sports Missionary and a Hockey chaplain in the MIAC Division III league. He conducts chapel programs in locker rooms and on campus, he does one-on-one mentorship, and leads short-term mission trips.

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UAS - Foster One Ministries

Mike & Missy Evans

Mike and Missy founded Foster One with their goal being to help others find their place in foster care, support those who are already foster parents and resource foster homes, biological families and social workers.

Foster One is breaking the stereotypes and fears of “foster care.” They would like to make this ministry a part of every churches culture.

Foster One helps you discover that everyone can do something in foster care and asks the question:
What Can You Do For One?

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F's

Minnesota

Ben & Sarah Fischer

Ben is a Minneapolis-based apologist, speaker, preacher and teacher. He partners with various groups including Teen Challenge (where he serves as an adjunct instructor in the Leadership Institute), and CRU (where he speaks on secular college campuses). He also preaches itinerantly.

Ben wants to ask questions that open up conversation. He comments that, "Sometimes we apologists are tempted to position ourselves as answer givers, but that might just be a strategy to close other people's arguments." Instead, Ben wants to come alongside skeptics, get inside their world and understand their point of view. If you'd like to learn more about Ben, and see his articles and lectures, visit his website below.

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USA

Jose & Kristy Flores

Jose & Kristy Flores have been serving together in ministry since their marriage in 2014. Initially they served 3 years with YWAM Minneapolis running their kitchen ministries. During that time God opened many doors for the Flores’ in their local community in areas of emergency food services. Together Jose & Kristy have formed “Forgotten Harvest”, a ministry serving their local community through food rescue (finding and making food resources available to people in need before it goes bad) and relational ministry (mentoring, counseling, and listening to those the community has “forgotten” or marginalized).

Currently “Forgotten Harvest” collects produce (which would be otherwise discarded) and food staples from local growers, grocery stores, food shelves, and other food distributors. Food donations are then sorted and either given fresh, frozen, or prepared to individuals and organizations who need it. Along with serving in various youth mentoring programs, Jose is also teaching cooking classes to help people know they are not alone, and to give them healthy food preparation skills.

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USA, Mexico

Lois Fowler

Lois Fowler is a Homeland Missionary in Minnesota and is co-founder of Spirit Ministries created for the purpose of helping people build a deeper faith in Jesus Christ. A variety of specialized ministries are utilized in accomplishing this purpose. These ministries include worship services and pastoral care to assisted living homes, outreach Bible studies and teaching at the MN Correctional Facility for women and planning and leading short-term missions trips. Lois is also involved in the pastoral ministry at Fairview Covenant Church where she assists the pastor in leading the Sunday Service and occasionally teaches the adult as well as youth Sunday School. Lois is also a member of the Fairview Covenant Church administrative board.

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Thailand - The Mighty Oak Tree Foundation

Dan & Gan Griffith

In poverty-stricken areas across northern Thailand, parents are trying to decide whether their children will be able to stay in school or put to work in order to help provide for the family.

The vision of the Mighty Oak Tree (MOT) foundation is to assist these families by giving their children educational scholarships, and equipping families to carry out sustainable, income-generating projects in their homes. Currently they are supporting over 150 students with educational scholarships and look at adding to that number in the years to come.

After a short mission trip to Thailand in 2005, David had a clear calling from God to go back to Thailand to serve the Thai people. After returning to Thailand in late 2005, he took a year to study the language in Bangkok, after which he was called up to Chiang Mai to serve with the MOT foundation in late 2006. After marrying Gan in 2007, they continue to have a passion serving the people of the north. Their vision is to raise up men and woman of God to impact Thailand for Him.

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Philippines

Paul & Nancy Gunderson

Paul and Nancy have been married 30 years. They have two children, Conrad and Jasmine. Paul has been in ministry since 1970 and was in the U.S. Air Force from 1971-1991. Paul has a Master of Theology degree from the MN Graduate School of Theology and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Messianic Theology. Paul is the director of One in Yeshua Ministries.

Paul and Nancy have done short term missions trips throughout Asia and Central America. Their focus in the Philippines is to: 1) Share the Gospel with the people of the Philippines and throughout Asia, 2) Work with and minister to local Filipino church leaders, congregations and ministries, 3) Refresh the Hebraic roots of faith to the non-Jewish body of believers, 4) Establish a Bible Training Center; 5) Develop a retreat center to minister to missionaries throughout Asia as well as house visiting short-term mission teams, and 6) Open an orphanage to rescue homeless children at risk to child trafficking, to provide them a safe place to live and provide food, clothes and education as well as demonstrate the Gospel to them in a loving home-type environment.

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Minnesota - Restore Minnesota

Dan Hall

Dan Hall has been an evangelical minister for over 40 years, has served the Minnesota Senate for 10 years, was a former teacher and principal, a chaplain for the metro police departments, and the founder of Midwest Chaplains. Dan and his wife Valerie have raised their eight children, and now have 15 grandchildren in the Twin Cities. Dan grew up in south Minneapolis attending Roosevelt High School and Augsburg College where Dan was Augsburg’s first Hockey All-American. Senator Hall may have been most known for his stand in support of religious freedom and has been quoted on the Senate floor during the traditional marriage debate: “Some have asked me, ‘Don’t you want to be on the right side of history?’ The truth is I am more concerned about being on the right side of eternity.”

Dan cares for biblical truth and how it relates to our everyday lives as well
as strengthening our religious freedoms. Dan believes a personal prayer life is the hallmark of a Christian, and if our religious freedom crumbles so goes America. Thus, increasing prayer and religious freedom is the mission of this ministry.

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Minnesota

Jeff & Christine Herringshaw

Jeff and Christine have served with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) since 1992. They have three adult children: Natalie (married to Jon), Nick (married to Caren), and Nathan (married to Amy). They also have four grandchildren.

Based out of the YWAM Minneapolis ministry center, Jeff and Christine's goal continues to be that of investing in young people's lives and sending them into every sphere of culture as agents of Godly transformation. Much of their time is spent providing mentoring, coaching and pastoral care for young people seeking to follow the call of God on their lives. Former students from the training programs they have led are presently working full time in places like Peru, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Colombia, Guatemala, India, South Africa, Thailand, Mexico, the Middle East, the US and Canada as workers for the Lord's kingdom. Jeff travels several weeks throughout the year teaching in other YWAM training schools, focusing on discipleship topics. His travels have taken him to more than 30 countries. Christine provides care for their two youngest grandsons and applies her administrative skills when she can to serve the YWAM Minneapolis ministries.

As part of raising up a new generation of leaders and missionaries through teaching, coaching and discipleship, they also desire to empower former YWAM staff and students now in the secular work force to live out their missional calling. They are working to do this through one-on-one meetings and developing transitional training and support programs. Jeff also writes a weekly blog to encourage and challenge readers in their daily choices to follow and serve Jesus. 

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New Jersey

Joe Immordino

Joe and Chrissy Immordino have spent the past 20 plus years ministering to those that have experienced loss. Joe offers support to individuals, groups, and online. He believes it is difficult maneuvering through life, especially when dealing with grief. When you experience a loss of any type, grief can come from many different directions and its symptoms vary. Grief is a serious topic that he approaches with compassion and understanding.
Over the years, Joe has run various grief support groups in many different locations, and sat with numerous individuals discussing their heartaches.
His experience includes serving families as a licensed funeral director, facilitating grief support groups and individual support as a Biblical counselor/Minister, and serving as a hospice chaplain and bereavement coordinator.
Joe’s education includes degrees in mortuary science, practical ministry, theological studies, and Biblical studies in counseling and is certified in Thanatology (the study of death and dying). He wants to walk alongside you as you maneuver this difficult time.

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Japan

Michiyo Ishida

Michiyo Ishida is reaching out to university students in Tokyo, Japan. She wants to create international communities where Japanese students and foreign students can gather together, get a taste of Kingdom culture, and find identity in Christ.

Michiyo grew up in Bangkok and Jakarta, and was saved as an international student at college. She spent 15 years of her life outside of Japan and attended U.S. schools for 8 years (B.A., Journalism - Broadcasting at California State University, M.A. Pastoral Studies - Women’s ministry at Multnomah Biblical Seminary). She also worked as an interpreter/translator.

In 2015, she joined EFCA | ReachGlobal’s Tokyo City Team, which is planting small churches in Tokyo. Its church planting model is nontraditional and aims to create reproducible small churches with the hope that average lay believers will be able to run them themselves. It employs a Discovery Bible Study in which group members examine scripture together and discover spiritual truths by continuously returning to the Biblical text. The team has planted churches in the Waseda area and Hibarigaoka.

With the Tokyo city team members, she focuses on Waseda students, and serves as a volunteer staff of “Waseda Hoshien dream cafe” every other Friday. Waseda Hoshien is a Christian based facility, and 150 international students and 15 Japanese students live in the dorm. “Dream cafe” provides free coffee, tea and snacks, and creates a platform for the students to build community. She meets students there, has one-on-one Bible studies, and invites some to her small church.

Waseda University currently has the most international students of any university in Japan. Since 2014, the Japanese government (MEXT) has been carrying out the “Top Global University Project" to provide prioritized support to universities that are leading the internationalization of Japan’s education. Under the Project, they selected 37 “Top Global Universities,” and Waseda university is one of them.

Michiyo’s hope is to create a kingdom community within this unique international environment, which can lead to more small churches in the area. Students can hear the gospel, be saved and discipled, and can impact their workplace. In addition, when foreign students go home, they can bring back the gospel with them and be ambassadors for Christ. This is world missions from Japan!

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L's

Wisconsin

Randy & Jeannie Larson

Randy prays, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to see God breathe new life into the Body of Christ through "Breath of Life" ministries. He helps pastors and churches identify new mission fields and equip them with new tools for evangelism and discipleship.

He serves as Director of follow-up for CityPrayz, an evangelistic outreach to non-believers, helping new believers get connected with a local church

Randy works to unite area pastors to pray for revival.

Randy and his wife Jeannine (parents of eight children and grandparents) are offering a parenting seminar and hope to expand that in the future to include marriage seminars.

As a ventriloquist, Randy is able to bring humor to churches, special events and other groups with Helmer, his sidekick and "dummy".

With over 29 years of pastoral experience, he enjoys pulpit supply, evangelistic meetings and conference speaking.

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Africa

Paul Lindburg

Paul Lindberg is called to serve the African church and Christian organizations through his role as Africa Director of Talking Bibles International. Talking Bibles are digital audio Bibles that are programmed into mother tongue languages of people who have no access to printed Bibles, because they are non-readers, blind, and otherwise learn better through listening. Paul assists local churches and Christian organizations through creating partnerships, developing Scripture engagement programs, and providing Talking Bibles. More information about Talking Bibles below.

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Japan

Michael Lindner

Michael Lindner has served as a missionary in Japan for over ten years.
He has also been to other southeast Asian countries. He serves as an evangelist in Japan, with a heart for the salvation of people.
Contact Michael Lindner (#1116) via email:
michaelministry@hotmail.com

Michael has been teaching English and Bible in Japan classrooms since 1996. He has good relationships with students. Since 2001 he has also conducted weddings in Japan in the Kansai area. Cities in this region include Osaka, Kyoto, Otsu and Japan's large Lake Biwa. He keeps a good perspective on several Japanese churches. Some are new church plants and occasionally a Protestant church that has endured for many years. He believes God is sovereign. Jesus Christ is the Savior of many people in Japan.

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M's

Wisconsin

Mark Marxhausen

Pastor Mark Marxhausen has been blessed with serving congregations and serving pastors in many foreign countries. He has been blessed to travel in some of the remotest villages of Papua New Guinea... travel by river boat to distant camps on the Amazon River... and served in the countries of Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Russia, Kazakhstan and Canada. He has had the privilege of preaching in front of thousands the soul-winner Gospel of Jesus Christ, but finds his greatest joy in ministering to national pastors, equipping and encouraging them.

Mark and his wife Julie have been married for 38 years. They are blessed with four children and fourteen grandchildren.

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Minnesota - Restore Minnesota

Dan & Barb Montague

Dan spent 48 years in secular employment, while serving the Lord in many church leadership and teaching roles. He always knew in his heart there was more, and took the step of being ordained as a Pastor by his church a couple years ago. Now, he has also become a Licensed Minister with International Ministerial Fellowship. His mother knew that from a young boy he would someday be a Pastor. She was right!

Dan and Barb are stepping into the leadership team with Restore Minnesota to help restore righteousness to this great state through spiritual and civic transformation. They pioneered the Sherburne County Community Action Team in Elk River, MN in April 2021 and look forward to assisting in the startup and growth of more CATs.

A few years back, the Lord gave Dan and Barb the desire and assignment to pray for righteousness and truth for our country, especially in government. That turned into an on-going weekly Prayer For Our Country gathering that started December 2015. Many elected officials have accepted invitations to come to this Sunday night prayer group to share their hearts and receive encouragement and prayer.

They have lived in the Elk River area (Otsego) for 11 years. They have 20 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

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Minnesota

Ian & Sarah Newville

Ian and Sara Newville have been ministering in the inner healing and prayer movement world over the last 10 years. Sara spent 4 years on staff at the International House of Prayer and 4 years volunteering at a prayer room and inner healing ministry in the Twin Cities, MN. Ian has grown his ministry career at that same ministry from a donor relations manager to an itinerant speaker at local churches, youth groups and Christian colleges.

They are passionate about coming alongside churches, families, and individuals to rediscover true relationships with God and to help them learn about how we reflect God’s image in both heart and body. Sara and Ian feel compelled to share the good news of the Cross and how the Holy Spirit transforms lives through their own journey of healing. They specialize in ministering to those dealing with sexual and relational brokenness and desire to impart strength and hope to those struggling by helping them reconnect them to their identity in Christ. Ian and Sara also have a vision and passion to equip pastors, churches and Christian colleges to minister to people struggling in this area as well as how to have a voice on these issues based in biblical truth in the face of our cultural climate.

You can sign up for the Newville’s monthly newsletter or contact them at kerithcreekministry@gmail.com

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Minnesota

Joel & Renée Pike

Joel and Renée have been missionaries with YWAM Minneapolis since 2014. Their vision is to “Mentor the Missionaries of Tomorrow,” starting with their 4 children who served alongside them as far away as Nepal and the Philippines. Joel has many roles with YWAM from managing the kitchen to the Leadership Team to leading worship, prayer and community times. He mentors young people as worship leaders, calling them to engage with God’s desire for all nations to worship him. Joel teaches Inductive Bible Study, Repentance and Forgiveness, the Inner Life of a Leader, and facilitates the Kairos Course. He regularly leads Bible studies, worship and preaches at a local Presbyterian church. Renée serves in YWAM’s Accounting Department.

Close to Joel and Renée’s hearts are the Lakota of South Dakota, to whom they lead short term mission trips with the goal of the teams learning from and supporting the local believers. Joel has a vision for producing native heart-language scripture songs and is taking college courses in audio production. Renée is working toward a B.S. in Psychology/Counselling with a Minor in Drug and Alcohol Counselling.

Their aim is to be the kind of worshipers, disciples and missionaries that lead others into the same love for and whole-hearted pursuit of Jesus.

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Q's

Minnesota

Curt & Judi Quiner

Ministry to Motorcyclists

It may be at a southern Minnesota campground, a western Wisconsin fairground, a casino, a motorcycle dealership, a hotel, a parking lot, the Minneapolis Convention Center, a biker bar wedding, a funeral, or a wedding. Wherever bikers may roam, that’s where the Quiner family will be found

As Chaplain to many different motorcyclist groups, Curt is able to be there for people when they need someone to talk with, and is quick to offer to pray for them--and do it right then.

Curt and Judi say it's amazing to be on the front lines, to see fellow motorcyclists touched by God right where they are--at a motorcycle event! God has granted their family favor with motorcyclists and uses their passion for motorcycles and Jesus to open doors to minister to people who might never enter a church. Their vision is to see people come to the place that they give the handlebars of their life to Jesus, and that they would grow in their relationship with Him.

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USA

Todd Rainwater

Todd Rainwater serves as the Pastor of Community Care at Mount Paran Church of God in Atlanta, Georgia. Pastor Rainwater is currently developing a small group ministry designed to build lasting friendships, care for one another, and experience spiritual growth in Christlikeness.

Todd is the director of the Senior Adult Ministry, the Stephen’s Ministry, Victorious Living Support Groups and the Ministry of Helps. He has a heart to see God transform metro Atlanta

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Tanzania - DAR Christian Fellowship

Daryl & Cheryl Rustad

Without educational opportunities, the orphans and poor children of Tanzania have little hope of escaping the cycle of poverty. To respond to this need, Daryl and Cheryl Rustand founded Tansao, a non-profit organization that assists Tanzanian students to prepare and go on to a University Education outside of Tanzania.

The Rustads initially came to Tanzania in 1998 to carry out Veterinary Missions. They soon learned that the biggest need was for education. Daryl worked with International Schools for many years as the Career Counselor, until they started Tansao.

Living in the capital city, over the years the Rustads have developed relationships with various members of the expat community. They noted that most were baby Christians, living in the often stressful environment of a developing nation. In order to meet this need, Daryl and Cheryl opened the DAR Christian Fellowship, which has been meeting since 2005. Expats coming to the church are hurting and need a family to pray and worship with and where they can uplift one another.

Daryl and Cheryl have a vision for the continued growth of the church, with even more participation from the laity. Through Tansao, they hope to support an increase in the number of students having access to quality higher education, and the creation of job opportunities in Tanzania.

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California - Caring Hearts Ministry

Frank Swastek

Frank is called to people who are lonely, rejected, abandoned, isolated or misunderstood. It may be the elderly in a nursing home, a needy family at a food pantry, a homeless man on the streets, or men struggling with addictions or personal crises.

Frank meets their needs by simply being available to them with his time and with the word of God, just as Jesus would walk among the people and make himself available to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Originally from the inner city of Detroit, Frank has been healed and delivered from alcohol and drugs. He says, "I'm 'moved with compassion' when I am among them. I can honestly say I love them."

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Vermont - Seek the Son Ministries

Theresa & Ken Taylor

There are 600 million individuals with disabilities around the world. 49 million reside in the United States. The United States census neglects to include institutionalized, children under the age of five, and senior citizens. Only a small percent attend a church. The disabled community represents one of the largest unreached people groups of the United States

A Joni and Friends survey states that 85% of the churches polled indicated that they lack the knowledge, training, or leadership necessary to launch a disability ministry. The mandate of welcoming all to the great banquet, Luke 14.12 - 24, impassions us to equip churches and para-ministries to fulfill this need. We also desire to make Jesus real to the disability community, through a servant's heart found in John 13:1 - 17.

Please visit our website below for more information.

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Mexico

Juan Carlos Ventura Saavedra

Raised in California and now living full-time in MEXICO! From our short time in Playa del Carmen our eyes have opened to the reality of this paradise. Tourism has spiked the cost of living here. Average daily income for a working-class local is about $8-$15 PER DAY. We’ve seen the struggle and frustration of the people to make ends meet.

We are raising money to continue doing what God called us to do: love on people, share the gospel, and to GIVE! Give not only financial resources, but mostly importantly our time and love. We love this community we are in, and we will impact thousands of lives with your help!

By giving, we will be able to bless destitute families with brighter future. We can literally be the hands and feet of Jesus showing them His love and mercy...showing them that they are not forgotten.

We have a responsibility to help. We believe we were meant to give ourselves away generously. We dream of giving big to those who need it most. But we can't do it without you.

Please consider joining us in this journey. Follow us on facebook: Million Little Miracles Acts 10:4 “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God”

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Minnesota - Liberate Ministries

Jeff & Julie Weber

We are Julie and Jeff Weber. We got involved in a marriage ministry because of need; Julie wanted a divorce. That started our adventurous journey of learning how to apply God's biblical principles into our marriage. After daily application of the biblical principles it changed our individual behavior first. Then it changed our marriage relationship. With 2=1 marriage ministries, (the Combined Ministries of Nova Shalom, Marriage Ministries Intl. and Univ. of the Family), we began to help others by sharing what had transformed our relationship. Doing everything from training leaders, teaching classes, partnering with couples in New Zealand, and planting the ministry in Israel. You should know; Julie's personal salvation happened when she was 20 years old and had an abortion. Much time passed before she was able to deal with the situation. It was while in Israel teaching at the 2=1 Leadership Training Weekend; when Julie shared her testimony of overcoming her abortion and the healing it brought in our marriage that she was swarmed by the women at the marriage conference wanting to know how. At the same time not revealing because they were all leaders in Israel. There wasn't time to work with them. We had to move to the next city and she had nothing to give them that would help them. Julie received the vision to start this ministry of helping others get healed from abortion. First book published in 2004, workbook published in 2010. Our ministry started and is based on our 2 testimonies that we use to help others.

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Philippines - Streams of Living Water Bible School

Grace & Jim Wick

Our mission is to help members of the churches of the southern regions of the Philippines, especially pastors and church workers, grow spiritually; to equip them thoroughly, and to engage them wholeheartedly in the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:12), by providing a sound educational experience and practical ministry opportunity. This two-year school is specifically developed to train.

We are currently more of a mobile Bible School offering classes in hard to reach mountain areas of Mindanao as well as class in a traditional setting in our home. Our goal is to continue to build relationships with pastors and offer Biblical training in a variety of areas raising a new generation of leaders to go into obscure areas and penetrate the world with the love and knowledge of Jesus. We partner with the local church in grassroots efforts to reach the lost in meaningful ways such as through feeding programs. We would also like to place a minimum of one full-time Bible teacher in the public school system while the opportunity still exists in this nation. This requires financial support so the teacher has a livable wage.

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Minnesota - Restore Minnesota

Dale Witherington

Dale maintains his role as the Chief Steward and State Director of Restore Minnesota, a ministry that exists to “restore righteousness in Minnesota through spiritual and civic transformation based on the gospel of Jesus Christ”. He serves as a pastor to the elected state officials, their families and staff members of the State of Minnesota. In this role, Dale leads regular Bible studies and provides spiritual counsel primarily to members of the Minnesota House and Senate. Dale also serves Senators and Representatives as their State Director of the Minnesota Prayer Caucus, an affiliate of the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation, and he serves as the P50 pastor for Family Research Council to the State of Minnesota. He is a member of the state planning committee for the National Day of Prayer event held annually at Minnesota’s State Capitol in St. Paul.

Dale and Sue travel the state of Minnesota visiting with and speaking to pastors, churches, civic and specialty Christian organizations, and they are currently launching The Institute for Biblical Citizenship with its corresponding Community Action Teams in accordance with Philippians 1:27, Philippians 3:20 and II Corinthians 5:20.

Dale is the author of the eBooks “America at a Crossroads”, “Dangerous Christianity” and “The Most Important Day of Your Life”.

Contact Dale directly at Dale.RestoreMN@protonmail.com or 651.785.3647

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Japan

Michael & Mariko Yaney

Mike and Mariko Yaney serve in Japan, establishing relationships with Japanese people for the purpose of teaching basic, foundational biblical truths leading to a presentation of Jesus Christ’s Gospel.

For most Japanese people, perceived religious needs can be met through Shinto and Buddhist practices. There exists little, if any, perceived need to consider the teachings of the Bible. Connecting to the Christian church, if such a church even exists in a one’s community, may seem irrelevant, awkward or even scary for most Japanese people. Still, God continues to move and open the hearts of some.

Mike and Mariko connect with people who are open to Bible study primarily through Mike’s weekly English classes. Each English class is followed by a discovery/evangelistic Bible study lasting from 30 to 60 minutes or more.

Mike and Mariko seek to provide a safe place for Japanese people to come and ask questions and hear the claims of Christ. As the Sovereign God works and provides in the historically hard soil of Japan, they desire to partner with the Japanese church to see existing churches in their area thrive (new, growing believers added) and new churches planted (new believers with new pastors in new areas).

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