Missions has been part of the DNA of Trinity’s 50+ year history. We celebrate the work of our 40 global partners serving in 16 countries around the world. We also maintain cordial relationships with an additional 30, who have either retired or returned States-side to other assignments. We refer to this group as Trinity’s Legacy Team.
Overseas Global Partners
Panz & Nancy Alvarez
Location: Iloilo City, Philippines with Story Runners (Cru) https://www.storyrunners.org/
Ministry Focus: Our vision is to bring oral Bible stories to unreached oral peoples — oral cultures learn best through listening and interacting rather than reading or a lecture. 80% of the world is made up of oral cultures. We use a set of 43 Bible stories — starting with Creation and ending with Revelation — that communicates God’s story of redemption. We train local believers to translate the Bible stories into their heart language by simplifying the stories and making them easy to understand and pass on. After the stories go through a rigorous testing procedure they are recorded and can then be used for evangelism, discipleship, small group, leadership development, and church planting.
Story Runner’s vision for 2025 is to translate the 43 Bible stories, that have been translated into other languages, into Tagalong, which is the heart language of the Philippines.
Trinity Advocacy Leaders: Angela Mills
The Alvarez Story Starting Movements of Multiplying Disciples of Jesus in Asia What are your goals for the coming years? Are you seeing God at work to bring them to completion? Through your partnership with us YOU have a part in what God is doing here in Asia! Cru’s...
David & Vanessa Maynard
Location: Northern Luzon, Philippines with Ethnos360 https://ethnos360.org/
Ministry Focus: With combined efforts of team members, finish translating at least New Testament, train church leaders to self sufficiency and multiplication capability, and complete native language literacy training to all village residents that will participate.
Church planting among the people of Northern Luzon. Discipling young men, women, and young families. Translating the New Testament into their language.
Trinity Advocacy Leaders: Bruce & Lisa Maynard, Jim & Kathy Cooley
We've rocketed through the first three months here in Michigan. We will still be here until at least February, but travel to the Philippines is difficult for Americans at this time. As I sat down to write this update, I realized it would be...
Ministry Focus: Building relationships with Comorian women with partnership through the French church to reach the islanders for Christ.
Trinity Advocacy Leaders: Ron & Gerry Lasley, Tom & Carol Frazier
David & Rachael Powell
Dear Friends, The USA is our home country, the land that we love. It pulls at our heart strings to watch these difficult times we are experiencing. We have also come to love our adopted country, Peru, and we are deeply saddened by recent events...
Geza & Ildiko Kovacs
Location: Budapest, Hungary with Serving a Nation
Ministry Focus: Serve locally as pastor couple, nationally as mentors of church planters, leaders of women, as motivators, project leaders in the Baptist Union and the Evangelical Alliance, internationally as partners of missions.
Trinity Advocacy Leaders: Mary Leone & Serving a Nation (SaN)
Tom & Linda Panci
September 2020 Dear Family and Friends, Wow, summer is already over! Where did the time go? Yes, some vacationing was done, and we trust that you had some good times of relaxing too during these strange and uncertain times. As probably for some of you, we lived...
Mike & Sandy Lynch
Location: Gudprau, Thailand with Ethnos360 https://ethnos360.org/
Ministry Focus: To establish new testament churches among the unreached people group of the Phu Thai lining in Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam and then as they become mature believers to see them reaching out to their neighbors with the Word of God
From our last update you know that we left Florida and travelled north. It has been a blessing to settle for a few months into a missionary home of a local church in South Jersey. From here we have made short trips out to visit some family and friends while minimizing...
Location: North Africa
Ministry Focus: Church planting that results in autonomous, indigenous, rapidly replicating churches being planted. Working towards creating some health related educational curriculum.
Trinity Advocacy Leaders: Jim & Kim Lynch, John & Inge Diehl
Ministry Focus: Church planting among some of the least reached peoples in the world.
Trinity Advocacy Leaders: Mike Weller, Robbi Imhoff
Location: Central Asia
Ministry Focus: Trusting God to raise up spiritual movements of evangelism and discipleship, in partnership with local churches among Muslim university students of Central Asia.
Location: Tala Kenya with TM Ministries
Ministry Focus: Community Development
Trinity Advocacy Leaders: Ruth Okello, Karen Jones, Alyjah Byrd-Goode, Donna Linsley, Mark Cody, Mary Ann Standford
Tito Musyoki Rural Community Development (TM Ministries) organization has come a long way and has touched the lives of so many people; but its start was simpler than you’d probably think. You see, TM Ministries started as a jar full of coins that was on the shelf in...
Luis Miguel & Loida Huertas
Ministry Focus: Training leaders
Dear friends and partners in ministry,Our letter today starts with a list of gratitude to the Lord for all that we have received this year. Our first gratitude is for Gregorio's life, Loida's father, who last October 7th was called to be in heaven. Although it was a...
These vocational professionals are employed in the global economy, linked with local believers, and maintain God-honoring missional relationships at their places of work and life.
Jonathan & Wendy Evans
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Ministry Focus: Translation of indigenous people languages
Location: Al Khoudh, Oman
Ministry Focus: Teaching English as a Second Language to Omanis students.
Jim & Carolyn Fasold
In our last letter we mentioned that on July 31 circumstances would require us to move from Oregon to the home of our daughter Becky and her husband Jonathan in Michigan where Jonathan had just accepted the pastorate of a church after they had served as...
Missions Resource Teams
Gordy & Patty Decker
Location: Colorado Springs, CO with International Students, Inc.
Ministry Focus: ISI (International Students, Inc.) exists to reach international students with the love and message of Jesus Christ, lead them to a personal relationship with Christ, and equip them to be disciple-makers in their worlds. They represent a powerful force for Kingdom initiatives from virtually every nation of the globe. International student ministry affords the church some of the best-leveraged investment for global missions today. God has brought them to us. They know our language. They want our friendship. They hunger spiritually. They are the world’s future leaders.
Gordy (with Patty’s exceptional support) has been on staff with ISI since 1998. He currently serves as ISI’s National Training Director. Gordy and Patty live in Colorado and have four outstanding adult children, an amazing son-in-law, and one adorable grandchild!
The "game" is changing for international students, just as it is for all of us. But God is still powerfully at work! Here are a few challenges, praises and prayer points for your encouragement and intercession. CHALLENGES (adapted from Bridges International survey):...
Charlie & Kris Davis
Location: Wheaton, IL with SliderSwitches Consultancy
Ministry Focus: Charlie and Kris got married at Trinity in 1971, Kris having recently graduated from MSU and Charlie from U of M. During their last year of college, Jesus turned their lives around through the Jesus Movement. After further preparation at Trinity Seminary, they headed to Venezuela for the next twenty years, involved in urban church planting. During that time the Lord gave them three children, Bethany, Brennan and Evan. Later, Charlie joined the leadership of their mission agency, TEAM, and worked out of their Wheaton office for another 15 years while Kris worked as mother, wife, designer, artist, and teaching assistant. During his last two years before retirement, Charlie authored a book, Making Disciples Across Cultures, published by InterVarsity. Since retirement he has continued making disciples, as well as refining some of the principles in the book.
Henri & Ruth Aoun
Location: Paris, France with Cru https://www.cru.org/
Ministry Focus: Reaching people of North Africa and the Middle East with the message of love and forgiveness in Jesus Christ, discipling and training nationals to do the work of evangelism and discipleship.
US Global Partners
Gordon & Pat Bennett
Dear Friends, THE CLOCK IS TICKING… Right now we are the middle of preparing for our move to Sanford, FL. It has been a challenge to go through all our belongings to figure out what to take, what to sell, and what to give away. Memories of so many good...
Josh & Carissa Bell
One Year AnniversaryWe recently hit the one year mark here in Senegal and it's caused us to reflect on all that God has done so far. He's provided friends, progress in French, a dear church family, and a love for the place we now call home.You all have been a huge...