Mark and Rhonda Blessing – Ukraine
The Blessings and their three daughters are founders of “Christ the Living Word Church” in L’viv, Ukraine. As the church is growing and reaching many for Christ, the Blessings also have developed contact within the Orthodox Jewish Community. They developed the Bethel House which is available for housing Jews awaiting government approval to return to Israel. While living there, the goal is to tell the Jews the Biblical truths about Jesus, the Messiah in an attempt to win them to Christ.
Ricardo and Tracie Olivares – Peru and Chile
The Olivares spent several years in ministry in Peru in the higher elevations to begin an evangelical Christian church. Due to health reasons, they now live in Santiago, Chile, where Ricardo is pastor of a church and reaching out in sports, children, youth and prison ministries. He travels regularly to Peru to continue to oversee the ministry of the church founded there.
Chalo and Beth Sandoval – Mexico
The Sandovals have been in the ministry of planting churches in their city and helping them to grow to maturity. They have been in Mexico for over 30 years.
Beth’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/beth.sandoval.58
Steve and Barbara Johnson Family – Hungary
Steve, Barbara and their five children have lived in Budapest, Hungary since 1996, and they serve there with Youth With a Mission (YWAM). Through their work at the Rezkigyo Coffeehouse in downtown Budapest, Hungarians are learning about the love and grace of Jesus Christ. With a communist past for many Hungarians, the name of Jesus Christ is unknown. Often the possibility of a personal relationship with the Savior based on faith and trust is a very hard concept to grasp.
Chris and Holly Huson Family – Ecuador
The Husons along with their three children have answered God’s call to ministry in Cuenca, Ecuador. Recent reports show less than 1% of the region may be evangelized. They will begin church planting after evangelizing their community and raising leaders through personal discipleship, then building Life Groups to encourage new believers to grow in the Word.