Brian and Elizabeth Bruxvoort work in partnership with the Mission Aviation Repair Center (MARC), where they provide transportation for pastors, missionaries, Bible camps, and various other ministries that bring the hope of Christ to remote Alaskan villages. Whether they are transporting passengers or providing maintenance service for other missionaries’ or pastors’ planes, the Bruxvoorts’ goal is to be the hands and feet of Jesus in all of their work. Learn more about the Bruxvoorts at the RCA Global Mission website.
Julie Claassen is the director of Fishers of Men, an organization of evangelical Christians whose mission is to glorify God by meeting the basic needs of neighbors while seeking the integral transformation of people. Fishers of Men works through two primary avenues: 1) Evangelistic Mission Crusades – weeklong missions to poverty-stricken areas of Mexico complete with volunteer doctors, dentists, nurses, hair stylists, children’s workers and cooks to address physical and spiritual needs. 2) Refuge Ranch – A home for abandoned children in central Mexico providing the love, support, structure and freedom found within the context of a family. Learn more about Fishers of Men at the FOM website and facebook page.
Milwaukee Metro CRU supports student movements on multiple college campuses across the Milwaukee metro area, but with 29 total campuses and over 185,000 students in the Milwaukee metro, many places remain unreached. As a campus CRU staffer, Emily Dykstra partners with others in order to win students for Christ, build them up in their faith and send them out into the world as witnesses for the gospel. Learn more about Emily’s work on the Milwaukee Metro CRU facebook page.
Tom and Colleen have served with Campus Crusade for Christ for over 40 years. Colleen leads the development of student-led prayer ministries on campuses around the world. Tom equips teams of partners that will join them in prayer and financial support to win students to Christ, build them in their faith, and send them out to reach others. Learn more about the Frasers at the CRU website.
In a country where less than 1% of the population identifies as Christian, Wayne & Miho Jansen are building up the next generation of local church leadership and preparing them for the various challenges of church ministry. Wayne provides theological and practical training for seminary students and church leaders as a professor at Tokyo Union Theological Seminary. Miho teaches English at Ferris Girls School, founded by RCA missionaries. Learn more about the Jansens at the RCA Global Mission website.
Blaine Newhouse serves as the senior pastor of the English Language Church (ELC), part of the National Evangelical Church of Bahrain, planted by RCA missionaries in 1893. With roughly 1000 believers from over 50 countries, the diversity of God’s global church is quickly visible at ELC. As a worship community that values the study of God’s Word and service to other people, they have unique opportunity to be the very presence of Christ in a part of the world where Christianity is often misunderstood. Learn more about the Newhouses at the RCA Global Mission website.
Bob and Chris Prouty serve as CRU missionaries in Sydney, Australia. Through their organization “Power to Change”, the Proutys focus on training, coaching and equipping people to communicate the gospel cross-culturally, with a special focus on the “digital generation”. Bob develops tracts and training programs and does virtual mentoring. Chris serves a school chaplain. Learn more about the Proutys at the CRU website.
Chris and Sarah Pollasch and their family are in the first stage of finding a place to live and minister long-term in France. Chris serves as Kitchen Manager at YWAM’s base in Provence, France and Sarah teaches and assists with other base projects. The Pollasches are seeking to be planted within a community, investing in the body of Christ, and reaching out to people who do not know the God of the gospel yet, utilizing arts to cultivate understanding and compassionate care, and following God’s lead wherever he goes. Learn more about the Pollasches at the Autumn Rain Collective website.
Roger and Susan Scheenstra work with a team of Kenyan missionaries to make disciples and meet the spiritual and physical needs of a semi-nomadic people who live in a remote area of Kenya. Susan, a registered nurse, helps direct two local medical clinics and is involved in community health programs. Roger, an agronomist, focuses on evangelism and discipleship while he works in community development and assists with drilling wells and water needs. Learn more about the Scheenstras at the RCA Global Mission website.