I received the Lord Jesus Christ in 1999 in Africa. After receiving Christ, I started attending church and Bible Studies regularly. I felt the Lord was calling me to serve Him. I attended several Bible Colleges and served the Lord in Africa and USA. In 2011 I felt the Lord was directing me to serve the refugee population in Dallas, Texas and working with several refugee organizations in Texas. There are more than 30,000 refugees living in different cities of Texas and many other refugees living in different regions of the United States. The Lord has led me to continue to bring hope, advocacy, and financial education to them. In addition, I wish to assist in the orientation for teenagers who want to attend college.
Born an orthodox Hindu in Dalendhura, Nepal, the son of a Brahmin and Hindu priest, from the upper caste I did not want to mix with lower caste or submit to a belief system I perceived as lower status. After my father passed away with no one to care for my family, our economic condition became very weak. I was sent to a children’s home run by a church in Kathmandu where I attended church services; came to know more about Jesus and salvation through Him. I accepted Jesus as my personal Savior and Lord in 2003.
As I studied in the XIIth standard, God spoke to me about being committed for His ministry. I went to Bible College and the Lord gave a clear vision to share the Hope that lies within me (1 Peter 3:15) with many tribal people in Nepal.
I began sharing my faith right away and haven’t stopped – even when tribal people pointed bows and arrows at me saying, “We don’t want to hear about your God!” I spent many days without food and slept in the church hall during my early walk with God. I became involved in full-time ministry and currently serve with “Servant Heart Nepal” which exists to lead people into a loving, relationship with Jesus Christ that they may develop a servant’s heart and in turn become servant leaders.
We have been reaching people with the Gospel in rural villages of the remote Himalayas. Our vision is to equip nationals, plant churches, impact lives, transform communities and to see holistic development through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Presently there are 17 churches and 5 house churches he is overseeing.
Scott and Heather were both called by God to be missionaries from early childhood. Throughout the years they served on many short-term teams and ministered in both the US and Europe (Slovenia, Czech, and Germany).
In 2011 God called Scott and Heather and their children to Weimar, (East) Germany as tentmakers where Scott serves as a math teacher at a secular English speaking international school. Their ministry in Weimar includes reaching out to Internationals and Nationals in partnership with their local church. They invite people into their home and lead Bible Studies, provide counseling, and host meals and gatherings. They also serve in other ministries in their church and community. In addition, Heather works with refugee women during pregnancy and childbirth as a translator and Doula.
Their four children are Stanley, Holly, Stuart, and Samuel.
Samuel and Claudia, married since 2009, have a son, Levi, and a daughter, Lailah. Samuel is Portuguese-Brazilian, born in the city of Santos, São Paulo province, Brazil. He studied at Vale de Bemção (Valley of Blessing) Bible Seminary and has a degree in Business Admin, as well as post-graduate studies in Sports from the University of Porto, majoring in Surf Instruction and SUP. He uses this latter course to reach Portuguese youth.
Claudia assists him in his pastoral work and leads the Translation Ministry, as a means of including many internationals who join Surf Church Porto each Sunday. Samuel has served as the full-time pastor since October 2009. He is co-leader of the church planting ministry of Surf Church Porto and its current pastor.
Surf Church Porto established in 2015 is a Portugal church planting ministry It is a community of people who have found or are currently discovering “fullness of life” as Jesus has promised in the Bible (John 10:10). We worship, surf, study, eat and life together. We have found that everything is better when we open our hearts to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God. All things then, from surfing to creating art become acts of worship, as we do what we love for the One we love.
Nuno and Gila were both born in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. Married since 1999, they have 2 children, Leonor and Diogo. They lived and worked outside Portugal for 10 years, before returning from the Middle East where they met Jesus, in 2017. They returned to Portugal having felt the call of God to return and serve full-time as missionaries. They are investing their time, gifts, talents, and knowledge in the planting of Surf Church Viana, which started in July 2018. Folks are invited to Nuno and Gila’s home for a meal together, a time of worship and a conversation about who Jesus was and is, and the grand invitation he gave to all! They also enjoy time on the beach together surfing, skim boarding, kicking a football, and engaging in other “beachy” activities.
They seek to be an intimate but open community, learning together to enjoy the Lord in every area of life.
Julia’s ministry is hospitality-based. Romans 12:13 – she is called to serve the Lord in helping the less privileged Christians, abandoned children, and orphans, and teach them more about Jesus and cultivating an excellent spirit into them. To serve this demographic of society she desires to see homes, schools, medical facilities developed for abandoned and less privileged Christians, children, and orphans.
Over the next 12 months, Julia’s ministry will be focused on building a place for Bible studies and fellowship. She will be providing Bible study materials (Bibles, books, pens, screen protectors, and generators with gas to show biblical movies for easy understanding of those that cannot read and write). Julia has also taken 10 children in and through her bakery/café is funding their care. She is the mother of 1 son.
Our complete desire is to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in any capacity. Perry has been gifted in areas of teaching, preaching, and leadership and Sandy with visitation, camp programs, Vacation Bible School, and secretarial work. We are both willing and able to assist with physical construction and in leading mission teams. Whatever the need, we want to continue to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in any way we are able and led to do so!
John serves as a pastor at Pacific Baptist Church in the coastal town of Lincoln City, Oregon. He pastors, teaches, and counsels. She has a ministry in the art community and loves teaching children.
Prior to serving at the coast John has pastored a church in Sherwood, OR.
Wade and April Wadsworth have served in church planting and nursing home ministry and currently serve in nursing home ministry in eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska.
April comes from a family engaged in drywall contracting and commercial fishing in Washington. She grew up in Michigan, Seattle, Washington and the more rural Olympic Peninsula. She taught school for a number of years.
Wade comes from a farming background in Idaho which fits very well the agricultural area where they currently live. Wade graduated from Big Sky Bible College in 1981. April and Wade married in 1986 and are currently living in Lingle, Wyoming. He recently has a book published and listed on Amazon.
Ed and Gerry Tyas serve the Hispanic community in NW Washington living in a rural area made up of many small communities. They love coming alongside people, befriending, and encouraging them. Many opportunities are open for Ed and Gerry to share Christ, the need of His salvation, and the need to grow in Him. They hold one on one discipleship and children’s Bible classes during the school year, Vacation Bible School’s in the summer as well as taking youth to the local Bible Camp. Gerry is also involved at the food bank.
They have 2 grown sons.