Outside our Walls
"HOME GROWN" MISSIONARIES
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!
Mary Anderson 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.
Edson and Kelly Lee
Edson and Kelly minister as members of a health team in Project Amazon. Their team brings medical and dental clinics, along with evangelistic meetings to villages along the Amazon River Basin. As people accept Jesus, cell groups are formed and eventually a new church is planted. They are also involved in a prison ministry and host missions teams from the United States.
Kelly and Edson have three children, Lucas, Isabella, and Asher
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 discipleship for the students who live in their campus house and provide opportunities for young people to serve. The have also estiblished a coffeehouse ministry to reach out to the local unsaved youth.
Scott and Tricia have two children, Alexander and Ezekiel.
Kent and Gina Murawski
Boston , Massachusetts
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 two children, Kole and Ava.
FULL-TIME MISSIONARIES WE SUPPORT
"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
Andrew & Margaret Abu-Ghazaleh
Seminars for International Leadership Seminars
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.
Jacob & Linda Bloemberg
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.
Patricia Blue is founder and director of Sword of Love to the Nations (SOLN). Sword of Love to the Nations is a Holy Spirit led ministry, abandoned to the desires of the Father’s heart for His plans for the nations. The main focus is His love, intimacy and relationship. SOLN is serving in many nations bringing the gospel to tens of thousands, training, equipping and releasing leaders, planting churches and walking beside established works.
Tim & Danuta Case
Tim and Danuta’s primary objective is to train pastors and other workers to reach out to the nation of Poland. Both of them teach at the Warsaw Theological Seminary. Tim is serving as the Dean of Students and travels regularly with the various churches in Poland. He also serves on the Seminary’s Leadership Board. Both of them are also very involved in their local Polish church in Warsaw where Tim preaches and Danuta leads worship.
Roger and Margaret have been missionaries in Haiti for over twenty years. They have established and administrate 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.
International College Students
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 Morlang
Papua New Guinea
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 Papabathini
Kansas City, MO
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.
Aaron & Trina Settle
The Settles minister in mainland China with Target Ministry. They work closely with Campus Target workers who spend 9 months of the year reaching out to college students. They provide pastoral care for them and help those who are looking for long term ministry service. They also organize and lead trips to visit minority tribal areas where Target ministries are working, and lead prayer teams into Tibetan areas.
Bob and Lottie served as missionaries in Brazil for 25 years. The desire of their hearts is to still serve the Brazilian people. Bob currently serves as the Latin American Director for Christians in Action. This gives Bob and Lottie the opportunity to minister to many Latin American countries through short-term medical missions, evangelistic outreach activities, and pastoral and church leadership training and support.
Andres & Kelly are senior pastors of Vida Abundante Church in Morelia, Mexico. Under their ministry, a new wave of leaders is being raised up with the vision of planting churches, going to other mission fields or being strong leaders in the local church. They are reaching many people through a television program that is produced from their Sunday service. Currently the program can be watched in all homes in Morelia and is broadcast on a Christian channel that reaches all of Latin America. Andres and Kelly are also involved in a fresh worship movement in Mexico.
Harvest Preparation International Ministries
Randy and his wife, Julie, serve the body of Christ through “Enrolled with Tyrannus,” a ministry of Harvest Preparation International Ministries. From their South Carolina base they serve the church (primarily in the US) by developing and encouraging pastors, leaders and servants, mobilizing men and godly families for service in the Kingdom, encouraging the reconciliation and partnering of the generations, and advancing a missional and global vision.
The Vengalas minister with YWAM in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are helping train people to go all over the world ministering God’s Word.
Rob & Allison are the founders and directors of Oasis Empowerment Center, a Christ-centered rehabilitation ministry in Guam. The Center includes a residential ministry for women and a vocational ministry for both men and women. They also pastor Zion Fellowship of Guam, a local church they established in 2002. Rob and Allison have plans to expand the Oasis Ministry to other Pacific Islands.