African Christian University
“In November of 2013, I received a request to join African Christian University in Lusaka Zambia as a missionary/lecturer. By August of 2014, after serving for a few months as the interim youth director at Tyrone, I left for Zambia. I joined ACU primarily as a mathematics lecturer, but I also have been serving as the student labor program coordinator, student mentor, and chapel leader, among other things. The last three years have been filled with many amazing things that I never thought possible.
When I arrived at ACU the university was not yet running, but seeking registration through the Zambian government. This process took a year and half to go through. Last year we had our
first group of students come through, and this year marks the second year that the university has been running. Currently we are offering four bachelors programs, along with a one year preuniversity program.
I thank the Lord for the ways in which He has used me and continues to use me in some small way here in Zambia.”
International Representatives with Cru in Germany since 1976
We have been actively involved in evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development among Germans in different roles: campus ministry, training of German staff, ministry behind the Iron Curtain before it fell, and leading the German national ministry as national directors. Over the past few years, our role has expanded to cover a wider area of Western Europe. Through Skype calls and personal visits in the countries, we are currently training, coaching, and developing national staff in Germany, Austria, Greece, Portugal, and Cyprus.
Ministry to the Military & Internationals
I’m a minister of the Presbyterian Church in America and work with Ministry to the Military & Internationals. I have the tremendous privilege to minister to military personnel and their families stationed at Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex in Alabama. Learn more about our ministry at Ministry to the Military – Maxwell & Gunter.
Mission to the World
Nelly, a native of France, grew up in a covenant home and claimed the promises of the gospel while in her teens. She obtained her diploma in social work. She met her future husband, David when they served with Operation Mobilization. Then they became involved with Arab World Ministries in campus evangelism and in discipleship with people from a Muslim background for 10 years. After, they joined Mission to the World they moved to Lyon in 1998. In May 1999, David went to be with the Lord, unexpectedly. Nelly chose then to remain on the field. She currently serves in Marseille.
LIGHTSYS-Creating High-Quality Software for Missionaries
Kurt and Beth Symanzik have been serving in the Philippines since 2006. As a professional software developer, Kurt has a passion for creating high-quality software for missionaries to use in order to advance the gospel. Serving as missionaries with LightSys allows Kurt to design and write the custom software that missionaries and mission organizations need in order to best fulfill their God given goals.
Too often mission organizations and missionaries struggle with computer systems that are not right for their needs because they have no one to turn to for help. LightSys exists in order to come along side Christian mission organizations to provide professional training, expert consulting, and custom software development. LightSys provides all of these services to missionaries and mission organizations free of charge. You can find out more about the Symanzik family at the Symanzik Family website and about Kurt’s work specifically at kurtsymanzik.org.
Missionaries working in Košice, Slovakia
Jeff and Esther returned to Slovakia in August, 2009. They moved from western Slovakia to Poprad in north central Slovakia. There, with MTW colleagues and national partners, they planned where and how to start churches in the eastern part of Slovakia. Since January, 2011 the Talley’s have been working in Košice, the second largest city in Slovakia and the largest in eastern Slovakia. They are working with the national church in laying foundations for a church plant in Košice. They are evangelizing Slovaks through English teaching, community volunteering, friendship and hospitality. Jeff says, “we are privileged to bring the Gospel of God’s free and sovereign grace to the heart of central Europe.”