Encompass World Partners, the international church planting organization for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, has announced that newly-appointed missionaries are heading to six different countries.
Ben and Brittany Gummere are going to Ireland to participate in evangelism and discipleship ministries. Their departure is anticipated in early 2016. They have one daughter, Ellie (Eleanor Maeve) born July 18, 2014 and they are being sent by Calvary Baptist Church, Ind.
Jason and Crystal Horner will be serving in England as they participate in evangelism and discipleship ministries, with a focus on youth ministry. They plan to depart in Feb 2015 and are being sent by Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church (Bruce Barlow, lead pastor).
Julio and Joanne Marin will be partnering with Cecil O’Dell in the Japanese returnee ministry in California. They have two children: Julian,17, and Juni, 11. Los Altos Grace Brethren Church, Long Beach, Calif. (Phil Helfer, pastor), is their sending church. They currently live in Florida and are raising support. They hope to start ministry in 2015.
Matt and Jen Daniels will be serving in Japan through evangelism and discipleship ministries, with a primary focus on language learning in the first two years. Their anticipated departure date is summer of 2015. The Auburn, Calif., Grace Community Church (Phil Sparling, pastor) is sending them into this ministry.
Mitch and Susan are going to Chad to participate in ministries to least reached people groups. (Their last name withheld for security reasons.) Their initial plan is to focus on language and cultural acquisition while starting work on initiating a new outreach. They anticipate departure for language school in France in January 2015. They are being sent by Grace Church, Bath campus, Akron, Ohio (Jeff Bogue, senior pastor).
Three more individuals will be ministering in SE Asia in a restricted access country and will be sent out in 2015, Lord willing. Their details cannot be shared for the safety of them and their ministry. Their focus will be evangelism and discipleship after their initial language learning and cultural acquisition.
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