Join us in praying for these missionaries as they share
and minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations.
Mike & Kelli Anderson
The Andersons spent their first few years analyzing the Curto language, developing literacy materials, preparing oral Bible stories, and translating the first Scripture portions to promote interest in the Gospel. Some seeds of interest began to grow. In 2013, the first Curto family began to study at the Ammi Training Center, a school where indigenous people from all over Brazil come to learn about God. Although the Curto family came to Ammi primarily seeking physical safety, they soon found safety for their souls as one-by-one, the entire family came to know Christ. The Curto church is growing despite persecution and more new believers are studying God’s Word at Ammi.
In 2015, Mike and Kelli moved to the Ammi Training Center and currently serve by teaching, discipling and working alongside these new Curto believers, as well as students from other language groups. They also help lead mission teams both going out from Ammi to local villages and receiving teams from the States to serve at Ammi.
Eric & Katie Dodson
Eric and Katie provide support in various ways, including church planting, missionary training, discipleship, encouragement, medical, clothing and freshwater outreaches, and spreading the Gospel to the unreached people groups in Ghana and West Africa. Eric and Katie are based in Tamale, Ghana but often work in remote, hard-to-reach areas.
Eric and Katie also are leading the Bethany Global University missionary internship program. Ghana is one of nine international sites offered by BGU. The interns are training and studying to become full-time missionaries wherever God calls them. Currently, Eric and Katie are back home at Athey on sabbatical.
Warm Springs, OR
Brent & Lindsay Wright
Warm Springs, OR
Due to Covid restrictions, their ministry focus has shifted and they are currently ministering in Madras and the surrounding towns. They desire to return to Warm Springs, Lord willing and resume their ministry there.
Since they began, Brent’s goal in Warm Springs has been to maintain the example of Athey Creek by teaching verse-by-verse through the Bible and to follow the Acts 2:42 model of worship, prayer and fellowship. While serving in Warm Springs, the Wrights had the opportunity to minister to tribal members and hear some of their accusations and misgivings, learn from them, and share the real love of Christ. Because of abuses and freedoms taken from the tribal members by past missionaries in the name of Christian service, a deep mistrust of Christians has developed.
A word from the Wrights: “The reservation is an area high in crime and drug and alcohol abuses, so we have found the most fertile ground to be in the jail. Weekly Bible studies with the men and women separately have given us abundant opportunities to share God’s love, truth, and message of freedom with a fruitful harvest! In the few short years we’ve been here, we have seen the Lord’s faithfulness to open doors and hearts that were closed to the Gospel and provide a hunger for His Word. We feel so privileged that God allows us to share His love and truth with these wonderful people. Our hope and prayer is that hearts will continue to open to Jesus through His Word, so the lost and broken will find peace and grace in Christ. We are so thankful for and depend on your prayers!”
These missionaries must remain anonymous because of the countries and circumstances in which they are serving. Please keep in prayer:
Athey Creek partners with a family serving in Tibet. 2021 is the C. Family’s 11th year in China. They have been able to use their businesses to further the Gospel, lead bible studies, and share the love of Jesus. Please pray for border restrictions, opportunities to open for good discussions, and their businesses to provide a way to share the Lord.
Athey supports a missionary stirred to serve in the Middle East after reading the Biblical account of Ishmael crying out to God in the desert. God heard Ishmael’s cry and provided a well of water to drink. Today, the descendants of Ishmael remain thirsting, thirsty for Living Water. This missionary has served in the Middle East for eight years as an English teacher, but his ultimate focus is witnessing and sharing the Gospel. He regularly shares “stories of hope” in a newsletter with those of us praying for him back home.