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Our Missionaries

David & Karen Anderson

Minnesota/North & South Dakota, formerly in East Asia

Dave and Karen have served with the Navigators for over 25 years. While overseas (for 26 years), the Andersons worked together in training up leaders in the body of Christ in East Asia. Karen recently directed an Asian Pacific regional women's conference in which 80 young women from 15 different countries met in Indoneisa. Currently, the Andersons live in Minnesota where they continue their work with the Navigators. At this season in their ministry, they work with college students and leaders in the Navigator's Upper Midwest Region. Specifically, Dave and Karen work to mentor, encourage, and shepherd young collegiate staff as they work on campuses in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. If you would like to encourage Dave and Karen and let them know that you are praying for them, please send them an email: Dave & Karen.

Mark & Karen Hedinger

Portland, OR

Mark and Karen served nearly 23 years as Crossworld missionaries and have spent the past few years serving at WorldView, specifically the Institute for International Christian Communication in Portland, OR. Mark is currently the Executive Director of Worldview. His roles include administrative leadership and teaching, with a teaching emphasis on missionary preparation in both English and Spanish. Karen serves part-time at Western Seminary as Administrative Assistant for the Department of Intercultural Studies while also serving part time as a Training Faculty member of WorldView. Her WorldView roles include teaching in missionary preparation activities in both English and Spanish. She is the platform administrator for Worldview's online teaching, occasional cook for the international community who live at the WorldView Center, and active in mentoring in the online program that WorldView provides. Recently, Mark and Karen went to Panama where they helped train missionaries being sent from Panama to North Africa, Central Asia, and South Asia. For more information about the ministries of WorldView, please see their website: www.iiccworldview.org. Also, if you would like to encourage Mark and Karen and let them know that you are praying for them, please send them an email: Mark & Karen.

Peggy McCracken

Christian Embassy, Washington D.C.

Peggy McCracken serves with Campus Crusade (CRU)/Christian Embassy in Washington D.C. Peggy ministers with women ambassadors and wives of ambassadors in the diplomatic community. She also ministers on Capitol Hill with women who are chiefs of staff to Members of Congress. She has been with Campus Crusade since 1969, serving six years in East Africa. Before joining Campus Crusade, she worked as a nurse. Peggy began her ministry with Christian Embassy in 1981. If you would like to encourage Peggy and let her know that you are praying for her, please send her an email: Peggy.

David & Cheryl Morris

currently in Flordia, formerly in Cote d'Ivoire (West Africa)

David and Cheryl have served through The Navigators for over 30 years. The Morris' served a number of years in West Africa and are currently serving the body of Christ in Florida (USA). David and Cheryl are currently working with the IT Department in developing an updated and more robust website that will serve to connect laborers from all of The Navigator ministries. The Morris' have a passion to multiply disciples by connecting those who are "trained" and "want to be trained" laborers in cities and communities throughout the United States. If you would like to encourage David and Cheryl and let them know that you are praying for them, please send them an email: David & Cheryl.

Jeff & Marilee Nelson


Jeff and Marilee serve through OC International Ministries in Gautemala. Since OC focuses on church health, growth and multiplication, the Nelsons assist by coming alongside the church in this region and equip leaders. Jeff and Marilee help teach at Berea (The Bible Institute) where Marilee spends much of her time ministering to the women students. Jeff and Marilee are walking with Christian leaders in their discovery of biblically based approaches to equip their congregations to disciple their nation. One specific way in which the Nelsons are equipping the Guatemalan Christian leaders is to use oral Bible learning principles for training others through the "Simply the Story" workshops. If you would like to encourage Jeff and Marilee and let them know that you are praying for them, please send them an email: Jeff and Marilee.

Chad & Julie Reeser


Chad and Julie have served through World Venture in Spain for nearly 3 1/2 years. Chad and Julie are engaged in multi-generational family ministry in the Madrid area. Chad teaches a small group Bible study, and they both are actively involved in serving at a local protestant, evangelical church. Chad and Julie are building relationships in their neighborhood and becoming more and more a part of the Spanish culture. They are excited to see how the Lord will use them in the days ahead as their family is growing. In the spring of 2014 they gave birth to a son, Evan, and hopefully will continue to grow their family through adoption in the days ahead as well. Chad was born and raised in New Berlin, IL and attended Springfield Bible Church through high school. After high school Chad attended Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, IL) where he met and married Julie. After Moody the Reesers moved to Dallas, TX where Chad received his Master of Theology (ThM) from Dallas Theological Seminary. After DTS, the Reesers raised support and moved to Spain. If you would like to follow their activity more closely, please click on the following link to their blog: www.julieandchad.com. Also, If you would like to encourage Chad and Julie and let them know that you are praying for them, please send them an email: Chad & Julie.

Tim & Janet Welch

Cote d'Ivoire (West Africa)

Tim and Janet have served through SIM in West Africa for over 25 years. Tim is currently finishing up editing the African Study Bible and will soon being working full-time on his Doctor of Ministry program at a seminary in Abidjan. His primary research centers on how to adequately finance new missions agencies that are springing up in the non-western world. Janet will continue to work with her small business workship called "Maison Dorcas." She will also open up a new non-profit branch called "Hopestart Africa," which will focus more on the training and development of the women working there. Janet is also involved in a local radio drama ministry, training young Africans to write scripts that deal with the issues of forgiveness and reconciliation. Tim's brother, Stan Welch, and his father, Bob Welch, are members of Springfield Bible Church. If you would like to encourage Tim and Janet and let them know that you are praying for them, please send them an email: Tim & Janet.

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