Jon and Jen Quast were sent out from their churches in 2011 to Paraguay with New Tribes Mission. Since arriving in the country we've been blessed by learning Spanish and Paraguayan culture, and building a network of local Paraguayan believers. In 2014 we transitioned from the capital city to a Nivaclé tribal village. The Nivaclé people -- numbering around 20,000 people and spread out among around 40 villages -- speak their own unique language, have their own diverse culture, and live very isolated from the rest of Paraguayan society. We praise God that we have been invited to live with them in one of their villages. Over the next few years we aim to learn their language and culture so we can translate the Bible, disciple believers, and train leaders to carry on the work to the next generation as well as people in other villages and tribal groups who are still without the gospel.
Ed & Annita Hoagland have been serving Christ in México City since October, 1984. They are involved in church planting (3 established and 10 in the process), Bible Colleges (the main one in México City with 3 extensions in the country), two Manna feeding centers (ministering daily to 120 needy children in the city), a Christian magazine that they write, print, and distribute all over México and into 8 other Spanish speaking countries, and summer evangelistic youth camps (this year they plan on taking 8,000 unbelieving young people to their camp where they will present the gospel to them). The Hoaglands have 4 children and 3 grandchildren.
JJ moved to Togo for the first time in 1989 as the son of missionary parents where he lived for all of his grade school years. It was in 2009, twenty years later, that JJ and Melissa Alderman moved to Togo. Their focal point in ministry is to use a youth camp called Togo Palms as the driving force of the church planting movement. Togo Palms is currently running mobile camps in the southern part of Togo. The 25 acres of lakefront property is under development. They have planted the first church plant in the city of Aneho and are looking to plant a second church in the near future. The Togo Palms Institute is currently training young men for the ministry. JJ and Melissa have two daughters named Mia and Aubrey.
My name is Gary Pate. My wife Dena and I are full-time missionaries living and working in Ecuador. We have been in this beautiful country for 6 years, hosting mission teams, and working in rural remote villages. We came to Ecuador for the first time in 2001 and this is where the Lord melted our hearts and has continued to do so since. Eight years ago, we sold everything, raised our support from churches, friends, etc., went to language school, and then moved to Shell Mera (the jungle) of Ecuador. We are now living in a city called Cuenca as we work in 9 different rural villages every month. We minister to about 900 to1,200 indigenous children, their families, and the communities where they live. Our primary work now is with children and their families. We do Bible Discipleship Clubs, a youth club, and ladies crafts. Pray for us as continue serving our Savior.
We are located in the fastest growing region in Australia. On average less than 5% of Australians will attend church on a given Sunday. Australia is a country desperately in need of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In the history of Australia there has never been any kind of revival. We are praying and hoping that the Lord will use us to help start that revival. Our church has seen some exciting things happening within the last few months. Our attendance has doubled and we are seeing lost people attend as never before. Please make it a matter of prayer that Revival will start in Australia.
We started a Baptist church in 2003 and have been reaching people in Odessa through this church with various ministries including Free Japanese, English and Soccer lessons with Bible study and Drama ministries to reach children at schools and orphanages. We have camp ministries to reach children in Odessa and in towns outside of Odessa. We have been training believers through Bible training courses at our church so that they can reach their own world with the gospel of Christ.
Wow! It is amazing to see God answer prayers! With the intention of helping the transition of moving our family go a little smoother, Jeremy was recently able to take a ten-day trip to Ethiopia. In anticipation of this trip, we requested prayer regarding the accomplishment of some very specific things. We prayed that he would be able to finalize important paperwork, receive a driver’s license, and find a house to rent. God answered those prayers in a miraculous way. While it has previously taken weeks in the case of others, both the paperwork and driver’s license were completed in a single day. It all happened so fast even the Ethiopian man who was helping said, ”Ethiopia is looking kindly on Jeremy.” O