Matt and Kay | Mission to the World
Matt and Kay grew up near Dallas, Texas where they met in high school. Shortly after marrying, Matt joined the military, beginning what would become a 20-year career. In His providence, God used those years as an incubator to prepare Matt and Kay for unique service on the mission field. Trained as a security specialist, Matt advised traveling troops on the security landscape of their overseas assignments. In his travels, Matt met several missionaries who were supported by his boyhood church. Through these encounters he became increasingly aware of the security needs of missionaries and that God had uniquely equipped him to meet those needs.
Upon retirement from the military, Matt and Kay joined MTW and began to put the skills and experience acquired in service to the country, to use for the advancement of God’s kingdom. Kay employs a decade of experience living overseas and a gifting for hospitality to minister to and encourage fellow missionaries and support church planting efforts. Matt is working with some of MTW’s most vulnerable missionaries to establish sound security practices and help them make informed decisions.
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Jose and Lisa Chambilla | Wycliffe Bible Translators
After serving in various support roles for 15 years in Peru, Wycliffe asked the Chambillas to move to Dallas, Texas, in order for José to fill a crucial role in Computer Technical Support for the Americas Area. Residing in Dallas is strategic and the impact of José’s help will now be greater than ever. Lisa will be focusing on her family duties right now, but when the time comes, she can easily plug into the team.
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Richey and Keli | South Asia
Keli had her call to serve Christ in missions confirmed while on a month-long trip to Thailand in the summer of 1995. Richey had a strong sense of call to serve the Lord in missions at the same time he trusted Christ as Savior in March of 1996. Richey and Keli married in 1999 with the goal of taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to the least reached peoples of the world. Keli has been a registered nurse since 1999 and a women’s health nurse practitioner since 2006. Richey completed his Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in 2009 and was ordained as a teacher elder in the PCA in November of 2009.
Over the last 12 years they have served in South Asia and Sydney, Australia, doing theological education, medical mercy ministry, church planting, pastoring and university ministry. Now they will focus on mentoring and training pastors in South Asia as well as evangelizing students from South Asia who are studying in universities in the Dallas area.
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Doug and PJ Higby | Wycliffe Bible Translators
Doug and Priscilla were privileged to take part in the translation of the Fulfulde New Testament which was dedicated in 2006. During that process they became familiar with the processes of linguistics and translation, and with the computer technology that has potential to speed up the work. Today, they use the skills and experience they gained to train people to use technology to translate God’s Word more efficiently. As they train others and multiply their labors, they hope to equip the next wave of translators and support Wycliffe’s momentum to begin a translation project in every language that needs one by the year 2025. Consider partnering with the Higbys in their Wycliffe ministry in harnessing computer technology to expedite the translation of God's Word.
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Scott and Ruth Hill | Mission to the World, Cherokee, NC
Scott and Ruth married in 1988, just a few months before Scott began seminary at Columbia International University in Columbia, S.C. After completing seminary in 1992, Scott was called to serve as pastor of Salem Presbyterian Church in Gaffney, S.C., where he served for 10 years. In 2002 God called the Hills to Newberry, S.C., where Scott served as pastor of Smyrna Presbyterian Church.
Scott and Ruth have been involved in short-term missions with MTW in Cherokee, N.C., since 2006. God has placed a desire in their hearts to become full-time missionaries in Cherokee to reach out with the gospel to those who are without Christ. MTW has had an active ministry in Cherokee for several years and the Hills are looking forward to becoming a more permanent part of this ministry. They will be involved in ministries of outreach and discipleship to the people of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Ruth's gifts are in hospitality, small group Bible study, mentoring women, and working with children. Scott's gifts are in teaching, preaching, and mentoring men.
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Mission: Hope focuses on community-driven development in impoverished communities. They address the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of a community. To address extreme poverty at its deepest levels, a proactive and holistic approach is required. Partnering with churches, indigenous organizations, local leadership, and other US nonprofits, Mission: Hope goes into remote areas around the world to help anchor healthy, sustainable communities of faith.
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