The Barley Family - Japan
Bob and Mariko arrived in Japan in 1985. They learned the Japanese language, and helped in a church mission led by a Japanese mission Pastor. They are church planters, and have been working with Inage Bible Baptist Church since 1988.
All three of their children were born and raised in Japan.
The Brown Family - Indonesia
Rich and Karen, along with daughters Atalee, Alyssa, and Ashlyn, serve the mostly isolated Moi tribe in Indonesia. There, they live and minister, sharing God's Word in the language of the Moi. There are over 6,000 languages in the world today, and at least 2,500 of them do not have God's written Word. The Browns are working toward making sure there will be one less of these, and that many of the Moi will understand and live in the truth: "In Him we live and move and have our being."
The Chinta Family - India
Jayarai and Kailas Chinta established Ark Family Ministries in Andhra Pradesh State, India, in 1995. They conduct seminars for families, youth, and leaders, monthly Marriage Enrichment Cells, offer personal and premarital Biblical counseling, and publish Keys for Kids devotional books in several Indian languages.
In 2002, they began ministering to HIV/AIDS affected/infected on a monthly basis by providing medication, nourishment, counseling, self-support schemes for widows, and awareness programs and literature.
From this ministry, they saw the needs of these patient's children, and so started the Ashrivad Residential School - a private residential school for HIV/AIDS affected/infected children, where the children are taught and discipled to on a daily basis.
The Gardner Family - Japan
Dan and Terri arrived in Tokyo, Japan in 1977. The began working with missionary Jim Norton for a year and a half, and then helped another missionary start Faith Baptist Church in Sagamihara City. Then, in 1981, they started Grace Baptist Church in Okinawa, which now has a Japanese Pastor, and their own building and property worth about $2 million. They later moved on to start another church in Okinawa - Faith Baptist Church - where they have built a building and continue to minister.
The Hall Family - Australia
Jon and Marie arrived in Australia in 1997. During their first term, they helped a missionary church. Then, in 2002, they started a new church in the northern suburbs of Sydney - Northern Baptist Church. The plan is for them to bring in an Aussie to work with them and eventually become the Pastor, so that the Halls can start another church elsewhere.
THE MArk family- papua new guinea
Imie and Amy began serving with New Tribes Missions Aviation Maintenance Controller/Administration in Papua New Guinea in 2016. The Marks help fly missionaries, medical supplies, and other much needed supplies to remote areas where typical trips on foot could take days or weeks.
The Salmon Family - Thailand
Ricky and Tammy have been serving in Thailand since 1988. They have started three churches and several village missions. At their main church in Bankok, they have several outreaches to the Thai community: a Language Center with free classes in English, Japanese, and Chinese and the opportunity to teach Thai Bible studies, a Bible Institute, and both deaf and sports ministries.
thE STEFFY FAMILY- PHILLIPPINES
The Steffys have been serving in the Philippines since 1988. Jon and Roberta have vast experience living and working among the Ilongos of the Philippines for 20 years helping the people there to know the Bible plan of redemption, training them to teach their own people and helping educate children with moral character values based on God’s Holy Word. Why is this important to know? They say that “past is prologue”. That means that 20 years of successful ministry in one place is a good indication for what the next 20 years in another place will be.
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