Missionary Support

Join us in pray­ing for these mis­sion­ar­ies as they share
and min­is­ter the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations.

Brazil

Portrait image of Mike & Kelli Anderson
Mike & Kelli Anderson
Brazil
Mike and Kelli have been serving in Brazil since 2006 when God called them to share His love with the Curto people in Central Brazil. The Curto people are an animistic group that live in great fear of the spirits. When the Andersons first arrived, there wasn’t a single Curto Christian and no interest in the Gospel.

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.

Warm Springs, OR

Portrait image of Brent & Lindsay Wright
Brent & Lindsay Wright
Warm Springs, OR
In 2015, the Wrights ministry began with a Bible study on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation –home of the Wasco, Piute, and Warm Springs tribes since 1855.

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!”

Oth­er Missionaries

These mis­sion­ar­ies must remain anony­mous because of the coun­tries and cir­cum­stances in which they are serv­ing. Please keep in prayer:

Asia:

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.

Mid­dle East

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.