Even in the earliest days of our beginnings (1977), Zion Fellowship has had a heart for the nations...giving ourselves to the call of the Great Commission. We have supported missionaries and have sent out countless short-term missions teams. Over the past few years, we have asked the Lord to raise up from our midst; from this house; those who would serve the purposes of God on foreign fields. God is answering our prayer. These are among the first wave of "home grown" missionaries...encouraged, equipped, and sent out from Zion Fellowship to the Nations!
Scott and Tricia minister with Christ for the City International in Costa Rica. Tricia works as a nurse (clinic based and monthly medical outreach excursions) and Scott as an English teacher. Together they also administer Comunidad Christiana Maranatha, a discipleship-based program focused on training youth to reach the world for Christ. They provide daily based discipleship for the students who live in their campus house and provide opportunities for young people to serve. They have also established a coffeehouse ministry to reach out to the local unsaved youth.
Scott and Tricia have three children, Alexander, Ezekiel, and their newest addition, Melody Joy.
Sue is a full-time missionary in Quito, Ecuador working with HCJB Global in their missionary training program called Corrientes. Corrientes networks with churches and Christian organizations throughout Latin America, providing intense individualized mentoring, training, and equipping for people called to national and cross-cultural missions work. Sue is involved in mentoring, discipling, and teaching language acquisition skills to future missionaries.
In the fall of 2009, Kent and Gina planted a church in Boston, Massachusetts. Journey Church exists so that people far from God can experience Jesus, love others, and change the world! Their desire is to be a church of small groups not a church with small groups. They recently started their first of many LIFE groups and are building and developing leaders by investing into their lives through mentoring and small groups. They plan to impact the community through outreach initiatives, including hosting summer missions teams.
Kent and Gina have three children, Kole, Ava, and Jon.
Mary Anderson Scott is a missionary at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, MO. She is involved in intercessory prayer and her focus is to see a generation of youth walk in wisdom, understanding, and faith unto the hastening of the day of the Lord. Mary trains and encourages young leaders at the House of Prayer who desire to know Jesus and make Him known to their generation.
"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, 'Your God reigns!' " Isaiah 52:7
After years as missionaries to the Middle East, Andrew is now Director of Seminars for International Leadership Seminars. His focus is to train Christian leaders around the world.
Peter focuses on evangelism and the necessary follow up by training pastors to lead churches within the rural areas of Ghana. His goal is to complete a pastoral training center and orphanage on the church property that they currently occupy.
The Bloemberg family has been serving in Viet Nam since 1997. Jacob is the pastor of the Hanoi International Fellowship, a congregation that serves over 30 nationalities. Jacob also serves in a drug rehabilitation center and Linda teaches at an international elementary school.
Roger & Margaret have been missionaries in Haiti for over twenty years. They have established and administrated New Life Bible School in Port Au Prince for the training of pastors. They are also involved in church planting, church construction, medical outreaches, and hosting visiting work teams.
The DeArrudas are full-time urban missionaries serving with the New York School of Urban Ministry (NYSUM) where Peter is the executive vice president. Their goal is to undergird the leadership by training students in urban ministry and sending them out to assist area pastors.
Linda's missionary focus is to reach international students for Christ. She reaches out to students from foreign countries who are studying at Rochester, New York area colleges.
Rawie and Charlene Haas are missionaries with Calvary International who have lived in the former Soviet Union since 1993. Based in Latvia, Rawie is the National Commander of Russian Royal Rangers and Charlene is a psalmist, worship leader and bible teacher. She also directs the National Intercessory Prayer Network of Russia. They will also focus in 2007-09 on conducting conferences entitled "Pathways to the Nations" across Russia and the former Soviet Union with the purpose of mobilizing and equipping more than 2000 churches and raising up 500 Russian missionaries.
Rick and Sharon have been involved in evangelism and church planting in eastern Ecuador for more than 30 years. Rick uses his airplane for outreaches to native populations that would otherwise be unreachable. Sharon has recently completed her Master's degree in education and is involved in Christian education.
Gary ministers with Engineering Ministries International, whose mission is to mobilize Christian design professionals to serve the poor in developing countries.
Bill & Jen are missionaries to Papua New Guinea with New Tribes Missions. Bill heads up all building and maintenance on the base and in remote tribal locations. Jen manages the Guest Homes for the missionaries, a place where our missionaries can come out to be refreshed and renewed, spiritually and physically. They both minister to the nationals and missionaries in our area as well in remote locations. When their boys, Garrett and Jake, are home from school, they are able to help out too.
Jaipaul, Sarah, and their children, Jedidiah and Elizabeth currently live in Kansas City, MO. Jaipaul ministers itinerantly both here in the US and in India. In Kansas City they are actively involved in ministering to teens and youth in partnership with the International House of Prayer. Their passion is to minister and disciple young adults; provoking them to reach for all that God has for them.
Peter and Ann's desire to reach lost souls in Africa and to witness unity in the Body of Christ resulted in the founding of his two ministries. Joint Aid Management (JAM) was founded in 1984 as a non-profit Christian humanitarian relief and development organization. The ministry concentrates on feeding the hungry, assisting orphans and clean water and sanitation projects. Jesus Alive Ministries (JAM) has been taking the Gospel to the poor since 1982 through mass evangelism (crusade of 100,000+) and effective multi-lingual Bible based teaching. Through their ministry, Peter and Ann have witnessed over 8 million people make the decision to receive Jesus.
Hugh and Donna are honored to represent the Persecuted Church through ministry of The Voice of the Martyrs. They travel full-time throughout the United States and many countries encouraging believers all over the world to "be a voice for those who have no voice."
Mark and Michele are Elim Fellowship missionaries who serve the Lord in Nairobi, Kenya. They are assistants to the Director of REHEMA House, which is an orphanage for over 80 children affected by HIV/AIDS. They work in all areas of the orphanage as needed.
The Vengalas minister with YWAM in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are helping train people to go all over the world ministering God's Word.