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
Luis Miguel & Loida Huertas
Ministry Focus: Training leaders
HUERTAS FAMILY UPDATE (APRIL 2022)
“You didn’t choose me! I chose you! I appointed you to go and produce lovelyfruit always, so that no matter what you ask for from the Father, using myname, he will give it to you. John 15:16 BELOVED FRIENDS AND PARTNERS IN MINISTRY, This Bible verse has been very...
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
Show Up, Stand Up, Speak Up
“In the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and...
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
Greetings from sunny Tuguegarao!
Since our last update we’ve been settling nicely into our new life out in town. We’ve had a very productive two months. We've set up house and found a vehicle. Here are our boys helping to repaint the window panes. We’ve gotten involved in our church and have...
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
Location: Mazamari, Peru with South America Mission https://southamericamission.org/
Ministry Focus: Bible Translation
April 2021 Prayer Update
This short update is to share praises and prayer requests. Praises: -David and I have made it through our COVID-19 infections. We had received our first COVID vaccinations a few days prior to being exposed to the virus. This did not allow time to build up...
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
Location: Chavornay, Switzerland with Youth With A Mission https://www.ywam.org/
Ministry Focus: Discipleship, teaching, and evangelism in French-speaking Europe.
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Some News from Tom and Linda!
June, 2021 Dear Family and Friends, There are certain joys in life that cannot be stolen away, and we lived out some of them last month as Tom presided the wedding of a young couple that we have prepared for marriage and mentored over the last 20 months. They are a...
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 living 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
Hello from Thailand!
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 (TM) Rural Community Development – Kenya
The borehole continues to have a positive impact on the community. I would like to share a story with you about a young man who has been an alcoholic for years. He has been unable to find work and had essentially given up on life. However, once the well was installed,...
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.
Ministry Focus: Teaching English as a Second Language to Omanis students.
Jonathan & Wendy Evans
Ministry Focus: Translation of indigenous people languages
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!
Stretch Out Your Tent!
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...
Jim & Carolyn Fasold
Location: Spain with Greater Europe Mission https://www.gemission.org/
Ministry Focus: Ministering to Pastors and Christian workers through conferences, primarily on how to interpret correctly the Bible (interpretation of Scripture)
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It’s Been A Roller Coaster Ride
L’Arcada is an evangelistic ministry of Greater Europe Mission since 1991 in northern Spain. Because of the speed with which so many of the goals set by the board have been accomplished during the last four months, we feel like we have been on a roller coaster ride....
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.
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.
US Global Partners
Gordon & Pat Bennett
Location: Sanford, FL with Ethnos 360 https://ethnos360.org/
Ministry Focus: Teaching and training college age students in the word of God in preparation for evangelizing and church planting amongst unreached people groups around the world.
Prayer Letter November 2020
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
Location: West Africa with Ethnos360 https://ethnos360.org/
Ministry Focus: Church Planting
Trinity Advocacy Leaders: Ardene Martin, Marcia Holmes
Highlights from the Bells
Life keeps slipping by and before we knew it, five months have passed since we’ve been back in Senegal. Here are some of the things God has been doing. Our host family continues to mentor and encourage us. Recently Josh was dealing with a difficult cultural situation...
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
Dunckel Prayer Update
Greetings from lockdown in Diosd ... again. This month Hungary moved from a soft lockdown (8pm curfew, limited gatherings, distance learning for high schools) to a hard lockdown. Hospitals are reaching capacity, health care workers are stretched thin, and more and...