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
“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19 Asia OpportunitiesOn February 1-2, we hosted an online training with 23...
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
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
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
Dear Family and Friends, Time is flying by in this new year already! Some neat things happening and some prayer requests for you here below. We trust that you are doing well and that you are encouraged in many areas of your lives, even though we all have...
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
Greetings From Florida!Last month we headed south and were able to escape from the north prior to encountering any snow- fall ☺. Since that time, we’ve been enjoying our time in Florida. It has truly been a blessing to have a concentrated amount of time to connect (as...
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
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
Ministry Focus: Translation of indigenous people languages
Ministry Focus: Teaching English as a Second Language to Omanis students.
Jim & Carolyn Fasold
For many years I have served as a board member of L’Arcada, a camp of 740 acres in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains in northern Spain. Since its founding by GEM missionaries 30 years ago this camp has had a significant evangelistic ministry. Because...
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!
Thankful for 2020! Without question 2020 has been one of the most challenging years our world has experienced in recent history. We hope that you have experienced God’s presence, protection, and provision to be more than enough to weather whatever storms you may have...
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 & Kara Dunckel
Location: Budapest, Hungary with ReachGlobal https://www.efca.org/ministries/reachglobal
Ministry Focus: Church Planting
Trinity Advocacy Leaders: Tim Buck, Sharon Sommerville
From Joshua & Kara We've made it to the home stretch of 2020! And, since you're reading this, so did you! It's been a year we're in no hurry to repeat. But in the midst of the craziness, we've seen God at work in our family, in our community, and through...
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...