Alfie and Karen Pfeifer serving in Texas
Alfie and Karen Pfeifer
Address: 4603 Julian Dr.
Mesquite Texas 75150
Organization website: Camino Global
Alfie provides ongoing print production coordination and support to Camino Global through various print media solutions. Primarily responsible for design, format and production of the bi-annual prayer guide, missionary letters and prayer cards, production of the Al Camino publication, and a wide variety of production support activities. Karen serves through hospitality and food preparation.
David & Eileen Barkman serving in Japan
Contribution (Marked for David Barkman)
Address: PO Box 513
Farmington, MI 48332
Organization website: SEND International
2-1-33 Sakuragi, Tagajo-shi
We came to Japan in 1985 with SEND International and served 26 years in the Tokyo/Yokohama area in church planting and mission administration ministry. After the March 11, 2011 triple disaster in Japan (earthquake, tsunami, nuclear meltdown), God led us to move from Tokyo to the disaster area on the Pacific coast of northern Japan (Tohoku) to help with post-disaster recovery and long-term church planting. We cooperate with Shiogama Bible Baptist Church in doing outreach in two unreached areas and also host volunteer teams at our house that come here to help. I am the leader of the Tohoku Team which consists of 6 married couples and a single lady. Team members are from the US, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong. We have 4 children (3 daughters and 1 son – all married) and 5 grandchildren!
Favorite Bible verses:
Dave’s: Col. 1:27-29
To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.
Eileen's: Gal. 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Supporting God’s work around the world is something our church is very passionate about. On a regular basis we provide support for short term missions projects, summer mission endeavors, Bible camps, relief aid, etc. The full time missionaries we support are listed below. This is still a work in progress and will be updated as we get more information from our missionaries.
Andrew Semenchuk serving with Slavic Gospel Association
Organization website: Slavic Gospel Association
Dr. Andrew Semenchuk has been ministering to people of the former Soviet Union from the years of the Cold War through the dramatic changes after the collapse of communism. Andrew was born in Ukraine, but grew up in Canada. He studied at the Russian Bible Institute and the Conservatory of Music in Toronto and then continued his studies in Chicago at North Park College and Northern Baptist Seminary. For more than 50 years, Andrew has ministered to people in the former Soviet Union as well as to Slavic refugees and immigrants in Europe, Alaska, Australia and South America.
Today, as Senior Associate of International Ministries for Slavic Gospel Association, Andrew helps to formulate mission strategy and coordinate ministries. He maintains close contact with churches and para-church organizations in the CIS and the West, developing sister-church relationships and linking them in a network of joint ministries. Currently, Dr. Semenchuk lives and serves with SGA out of San Diego, California.
Kristen and Kimberly Ward serving in Colorado
Kristen and Kimberly Ward
P.O. Box 38387
Colorado Springs, CO 80937
Organization: Mariposa Ministries
Kristen and Kimberly Ward are sisters who have been in ministry together since 2004. They both graduated from Bible College and then Kristen went on to pursue her Master's degree in Biblical Counseling and Kimberly received training to teach life and faith principles through wilderness adventures.
They served in cross-cultural church planting for eight years among Native American and Hispanic people groups in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Throughout their years evangelizing, discipling, and training leaders among women and youth, Kristen and Kimberly developed a passion for the restoration of hurting people. Over time, it became evident that they needed to develop a more intentional focus on guiding individuals though the process of genuine biblical heart change -- with the goal of transforming hearts and restoring lives. God began to plant seeds within their hearts for an independent ministry dedicated specifically to reaching people with trauma histories in order to address the issues that are distorting their view of God and hindering their spiritual growth. In the Spring of 2013, they took those first steps of faith and founded Mariposa Ministries. Kristen and Kimberly currently live in Colorado Springs, CO and their passion and vision for this ministry is growing every day.
Jonathan and Sarah Chadbourn serving with RHMA
PO Box 300
Morton, IL 61550
Jonathan and Sarah Chadbourn work with small-town churches all over the country. As the Assistant Director of Mission Ministries with RHMA he oversees a network of missionary pastors who are planting and strengthening churches across America.
Both Jonathan and Sarah are pastor’s kids and they met at Calvary Bible College. God then took them to Paris, France as church planters and then back stateside with RHMA to pastor a rural church in a town of 870. Having completed that work, Jonathan and Sarah arrived at their current position in 2016.
Jonathan is busy supporting, counseling, and caring for the pastors out serving in remote areas. Sarah provides support to the missionary wives and works with the RHMA conference ministry. They have 5 kids and live in Morton, IL.
Jonas & Lisa Sanz serving with CRU in Texas
Jonas was born and raised in beautiful Spain. He began working with Simplebulldog in 2004 helping with several projects. In 2008 he moved from Spain to the US and joined Simplebulldog full time staff in 2010. He enjoys producing films, brainstorming for new projects, traveling around the world, and telling compelling stories of life transformation. In spite of being an introvert he leads the team bonding squad, always ready for a good conversation over coffee. He is married to Lisa and have 3 kids; Abi (7), Caleb (5) and Isaac (2)
Lisa is a mom of three who has been on staff for almost 15 years. Half of those years were with the campus ministry in Spain, where she met Jonas. The last several years, she has teamed up with Simplebulldog to help the new staff and interns complete their initial training. She likes going on adventures with the family, being on mission in her neighborhood, and staying connected to the mission of Simplebulldog.
Wayne & Diana Penner serving in South Africa
The Penners were originally serving in Brazil. Then they felt lead by God to move to South Africa where they are serving today. Wayne teaches at the International College of Bible and Missions where he has the opportunity to impact the lives of future African church leaders.
Lee and Janelle Peterson serving in South Africa
Lee and Janelle Peterson
(Samantha, Carissa, Jordan,
Emmaliese, Myles, Autumn, Amanda, and Zachary)
P.O. Box 1482
Sedgefield, 6573 South Africa
The Petersons served in Kitwe, Zambia until 2008. They are now serving in Sedgefield, South Africa where Lee works as a pastor and teacher. They are dedicated to growing God’s church in Sought Africa and raising up indigenous leaders.
Colin and Elizabeth Sylvester serving in Mozambique
Colin and Elizabeth Sylvester
P.O. Box 3737 White River 1240
South Africa (Bible Training by Extension in Mozambique)
The Turners serving with TEAM
Organization website: TEAM
2801 Goodwin Ave. Unit A
Austin, TX 78702
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