Joel and Sarah Arnold were blessed to grow up in godly homes and attended Bob Jones University for college and graduate school. After completing a Ph.D. in Theology from BJU in 2011, Joel and Sarah began raising support to go to the Philippines.
Joel and Sarah served in Africa for 6 months, teaching, evangelizing, and working in local churches. They also traveled for a year to churches and schools across the USA, leading Bob Jones University Ministry teams.
Their ministry in the Philippines will include three areas: (1) teaching at Bob Jones Memorial Bible College in Quezon City, (2) church planting in partnership with national men, and (3) outreaches to and short-term classes across the Philippines and Southeast Asia.
Anne serves with the Independent Faith Mission (IFM) Board. Anne is a nurse, and serves as a medical missionary among the Bush Negro people along the Cottica River in Suriname. Anne lives in the remote river village of Lantiwee. In addition to seeing dozens of patients each day in her clinics, Anne travels the river with a national Surinamese preacher helping to conduct church services on Sundays.
Suriname is located in northeastern South America, bounded on the north by the Atlantic Ocean, on the east by French Guiana, on the south by Brazil, and on the west by Guyana. Until granted independence on November 25, 1975, Suriname was a dependency of The Netherlands and was called Dutch Guiana. It has an area of 63,037 sq mi. The capital and only major urban area is Paramaribo. Suriname has a diverse population representing ethnic groups from India, Indonesia, China, Africa, and indigenous groups who originally inhabited the area. The mining of bauxite, an aluminum ore, generates the greatest amount of national income. The total population of Suriname is 427,980. The official language is Dutch; most people also speak Sranang Tongo (Taki-Taki), a local language that includes elements of several other languages. The main religions are Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Animism.
Hector and Graciela Gomez
EMU International - Uruguay
Training the Uruguayan nationals to reach their own people has always been the ultimate goal of EMU International (formerly Evangelical Mission to Uruguay). Since the first group of young Uruguayans received instruction and entered the "harvest field," they have carried on a ministry of diversified evangelism to reach people in all walks of life with the Gospel message and sound doctrinal teaching. This work includes mass evangelism through radio, Christian film, open air meetings in the markets and plazas, prison evangelism, child evangelism, house-to-house visitation, tract distribution, hospital ministry, Bible study, and personal work. As a result, a number of Bible-believing churches have been established in Uruguay over the years through EMU's national missionaries.
We are James and Amy Greenwood, church-planting missionaries in Buenos Aires, Argentina. God has called us here to plant independent Baptist churches by evangelizing the lost with the Good News of the Gospel, discipling the saved, and training national pastors and leaders.
James graduated from Bob Jones University in 1998 with a BA in Bible and in 2002 with a MS in counseling. Amy graduated from Bob Jones University in 1998 with a BS in elementary education. The Lord called us each to missions while attending Bible college. In April 2002 we were appointed with Baptist World Mission. We began deputation in February 2003, after completing an internship at our sending church – Hillsdale Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida. The Lord has blessed us with three lovely children – Jaden, Lauren, and Josiah.
We are currently planting a church in the city of Pilar – a city of 275,000 souls on the northwestern edge of Greater Buenos Aires. In August 2008, we began weekly Bible studies in the city center, which quickly grew to about 30 believers. In March 2009, we began holding Sunday services. With eight faithful married couples involved, this work is well on its way to becoming a church. However, it cannot become independent until God brings along a national permanent pastor. Please pray with us for God to raise up His man to shepherd this precious group of believers.
We are also working toward our long-term goal of evangelizing the upper class of Pilar, which make up about 65% of the city’s population. Through personal contacts in our neighborhood, our children’s extra-curricular activities, and English as a Second Language classes, God has given us unique opportunities to meet new people and witness to them.
Tim and Debbie Keesee
Frontline Missions International
The cross is central in the Frontline logo, but more importantly it is at the heart of our message and mission. We believe in the centrality and finality of Christ’s work on the cross—of His radical rescue work for all of us. Knowing its life-giving power, we desire that all people hear this Good News. Many have heard it often, but many more have never heard it even once. So we focus on those with the least opportunity to hear, going to them with urgency, joy, and confidence because we have been sent by our King.
Frontline’s key objective is to advance the Gospel, forming vibrant, Word-centered, disciple-making churches, especially in those regions of the world that have the least Light. We are driven by the same desire that animated the apostle Paul who said it was always his ambition to preach the Gospel where Christ was not known (Romans 15:20). We pursue this goal by equipping Christians on the frontlines to reach their own people for Christ, by forming strategic partnerships with them, and by developing creative platforms in countries closed to traditional missions.
Dr. Anne Livingston
Haiti, West Indies
Greetings from St. Raphaël-Wallondri in rural northern Haiti!
Much has changed since I first came to Haiti in 1987. We did not have reliable communications, the roads were terrible, there was no electricity, and affordable personal computers were still in the future. The roads are still bad and it is unlikely that the national electric system will ever reach this area. However, solar power is now a reality. Most people have cell phones! It is hard to imagine life without a laptop computer, and satellite dishes now make it possible to be in contact with the world.
It has been my privilege to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in clinic ministry to the Haitian people since 1989. We have seen God heal people both physically, through the use of medicine, and spiritually as the Gospel has been faithfully proclaimed and people have put their trust in Christ for salvation.
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you will be informed and encouraged as you browse through this site.
“And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.” (Matthew 14:14)
Joel and Cindy Reed
Cross Impact Ministries exists for the purpose of glorifying God by equipping and supporting local churches in fulfilling the Great Commission by discipling college students world-wide with the Gospel of Christ.
Stan and Grace Shelton
Stan and Grace Shelton arrived in Vienna, Austria on February 13, 2001. It had long been their desire to serve God in Austria. Their first term was spent assisting in the ministry of Todd and Sarah Hudson at Immanuel Bibelgemeinde in Vienna.
In January of 2006, the Shelton family transitioned into the next phase of their ministry. After moving to the 22nd district of Vienna, Stan established an organization called Projekt.B - Bible Knowledge for Life, with the purpose of teaching the Word of God about Jesus Christ in a practical, life-changing way. Through Projekt.B, the Sheltons established a Sunday worship service in May 2006, with the future goal of developing a fully functioning indigenous church. Sunday, October 4, 2009, was a milestone for the Sheltons when the group of believers with whom they have been working in Vienna held their charter membership service. The church constitution they adopted states that, "the goal of our church is to give God the glory by being true to His Word. Success is measured by the Christlikeness of each member."
The Tony Shelton family arrived in Vienna in January 2007 to join the ministry team. The Lord has also led several Austrian believers to partner in this endeavor for the Lord. The team's desire is that many people will come to the personal knowledge of the loving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Stan and Grace have five children, Kaleb, Lukas, Micah, James, and their newest addition, Kirsten Jane, born November 12, 2010!