and Shelly Hernandez: Guillermo is active in leading the church services and as
the Spiritual Director of the Pathway to Jesus School. Shelly is the Director
of the school (PK2 – 6th grade) and is in involved in teacher
training and curriculum development. They also want to minister to the families
of the school children.
Carrie Ramos: Eddy is studying to become a pastor. Both Eddy and Carrie are
involved in the International Christian Church, especially in the children’s
ministry. They are moving forward to begin an expanded work with children in
Monte Adentro which is a blighted community. Through relationships build with
the children, they want to reach out to the adults in the community and begin a
Hannah Groen :
Hannah recently began working as a full time missionary with YWAM in the Los
Angeles area. She is building relationships with the women who live on the
streets and is bringing awareness to human trafficking issues through the
Justice 180 program. She also tutors children who would otherwise be on the
streets in gangs. She is hoping to begin a bakery or other form of profitable
employment for the street women.
Victoria Van Der Dyke: Mike has worked with Resonate Global Missions (formerly
CR World Missions) in Nigeria since 1979. The Van Der Dykes assist the
Christian Reformed Church of Nigeria (CRNC) in pastoral training and outreach
in planting churches among unreached peoples in rural and urban areas in
Nigeria and other West African countries. Mike is also the country leader for
Resonate Missionaries in Nigeria.
Jeffery and Melissa Bos: Jeffrey
and Melissa have worked for several years in Bangladesh in the areas
of theological education and transformational networks with partners
working in Christian leadership and community development. They have also
been involved in developing ecumenical and interfaith relations
to create forums where people can openly share what they believe in a
non-judgmental and safe atmosphere. In 2018 they will be transitioning to live
in the Muscat, Oman, where Jeffrey will be serving as a program director with
the Al-Amana Center. This will include working to promote peace
and build relationships between people of different ethnic and religious
backgrounds both overseas and in North America.
Mike and Pretty Van Prooyen : Mike is the executive
director of Word of Life in the Philippines. They focus on reaching youth
through camps, the Word of Life Bible Institute, Campus Ministry at the
University of the Philippines, and through the local church ministries. They
partner with more than 50 churches to establish and maintain effective youth
Steve and Jan
Michmerhuizen: Steve and Jan are working on the Romanian/Hungarian border with
Resonate Global Missions (former CRWM) to form a Transformational Network
Development ministry. Many Romanian and Hungarian groups have been working in
relative isolation with youth, adults, seekers, addicts, etc. Steve and Jan are
trying to bring these small groups together to talk, share, pray, encourage and
learn from each other. They want to see these partners strengthen in creative
ways to share the Gospel among those with whom they work.
Rachel is working among an
unreached people group in East Africa. Rachel lives in a local village. Together
with her team members they work to build relationships with people, craft oral
Bible stories using the Chronological Bible story principles, and disciple
local believers. At a recent training seminar, several believers were
encouraged to tell others in their villages about Jesus.
Dan and Laurel
Bardwell: Dan and Laurel work ministering to and feeding people who are
marginalized by society in two areas of L’viv. They hand out Bibles and engage
them in conversations that point to Christ as our only hope. They also have an
English club which they would like to see become a Bible study group.
Betsy DeKorn: Micah and Betsy are working with refugee women who have
experienced trauma from the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are
designing a curriculum focused on the interaction of Jesus with women – showing
their innate value and releasing them from shame.