Equip International –
Carlos and Yolanda Gomez
Carlos Gomez was born in 1947 in Madrid, Spain. He was converted to faith in Jesus Christ at the age of 17 through the Christian testimony of his mother. Having sensed a call to the gospel ministry soon after his conversion, Carlos completed a 3 year course of Biblical studies in Great Britain. For the past 40 years he has served in Spain as a pastor, evangelist, and 34 years being a church planter.
Carlos is a very gifted man and has been used greatly by the Lord. Being Spanish, he obviously knows the Spanish mind and culture very well. Serving with a mission organization in the States, having studied in England, and being married to Yolanda, daughter of American missionaries who served in Cuba and Spain, qualifies him to minister the gospel in many cross-cultural situations.
A large part of Carlos’ time and efforts are spent serving as president of Spain’s Conference of Evangelists (C.E.E.), a member of the executive committee of A.M.E. (Associacion de Missiones Extranjeras), and professor at SEFOVAN in Madrid and another Bible School in Leon. He is also a frequently requested conference, seminar, and retreat speaker, and is actively involved with a variety of other ministry projects. In the past 34 years, he along with his family has started 6 churches in the Madrid area and 1 in Cantabria (a northern region in Spain). Carlos has mentored a number of “Timothies” and through them 16 new Churches have been born throughout Spain (not counting the 7 mentioned before). Presently, Carlos and Yolanda are working on the 7th Church in a city near Madrid called Las Rozas. As he has said many times, “Church planting is where my heart is!” Not only is his heart there, but the majority of his energies are there as well.
Carlos and Yolanda have 2 precious daughters who actively have been involved in the ministry as well. Esther, their oldest, is married to Fernando and they have a son Marcos (born on May 19, 2000), twins Alex and Carlota (born on April 2, 2005) and Alvaro (born on April 29, 2008). Their younger daughter, Hadassah attends College in the States and is in her 3rd year.
Carlos and Yolanda Gomez
Apartado de Correos 36
28660 Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Spain
We at Equip embrace an understanding of the Scriptures which clearly recognizes that the response of the believer to human need is an integral part of the Gospel. The love of Christ in us and through us must be demonstrated as well as heard in our preaching.
Our mission, therefore, is to prepare, send and support evangelical missionaries to assist the church around the world to be:
• responsive to the poor
• sensitive to the Holy Spirit,
• focused on personal evangelism,
• practically engaged in strengthening the Body of Christ.
P.O. Box 1126
Marion, NC 28752 U.S.A.
EPC Engage 2025/Fintonia –
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Family Life / Campus Crusade for Christ –
Jim and Judy Burrows
After serving with Campus Crusade for Christ in Japan, the Burrows family came back to the U. S. to work with CCC’s FamilyLife division. They currently live in Little Rock, AR, home of FamilyLife Ministries. The Presbyterian Church of Portersville has a long time friendship with the Burrows, since Judy worked with CCC at SRU and attended this church during Vern Holstad’s ministry.
Our Roots – Providing the Blueprints for Marriage
The roots of FamilyLife go back as far as 1951, with the beginning of Campus Crusade for Christ. Its founders, Bill and Vonette Bright, had a great desire to help fulfill Christ’s Great Commission — taking the gospel to every nation. Starting on one college campus with one couple, Campus Crusade has grown into a multifaceted ministry with tens of thousands of full-time and associate staff serving in more than 150 countries.
In 1976, Campus Crusade began Family Ministry to provide pre-marriage seminars for its staff members. Following our success in meeting the needs of pre-marrieds, married staff couples began asking for encouragement through marriage seminars. Community leaders and pastors soon found out about the seminars and said they were exactly what couples needed — the blueprints on how to build strong homes. Family Ministry, now called FamilyLife, opened the FamilyLife Marriage Conference to the public in 1978.
This year more than 100 FamilyLife Marriage Conferences will be held in almost every major city in America. These weekend conferences will offer hope to tens of thousands of marriages.
Pioneers Ministry –
Beth works in the Finance Department in the home office of Pioneers, on the receipting team.
Beth and her husband Jim were involved in missions since 1973 when they began serving in Indonesia. They ministered in a variety of capacities from dorm parents and government representative to running the guest house, leading short term teams, and member care. God called Jim home to heaven unexpectedly on March 31st, 2008, just two weeks after he returned home from a ministry trip to the remote river villages of Kalimantan.
Since that time, Beth has continued working on the receipting team at Pioneers. Her goal is to process missionary support quickly and efficiently, and to do everything possible to enhance relationships and encourage both missionaries and their ministry partners.
PIONEERS mobilizes teams to glorify God among unreached peoples by initiating church planting movements in partnership with local churches.
A Team is a group of at least three units who are committed to each other and to a common task.
A church planting movement is a dynamic and self-perpetuating process of multiplying churches.
Unreached peoples are an ethno linguistic people among whom there is no viable indigenous community of believing Christians with adequate numbers and resources to evangelize their own people without outside (cross-cultural) assistance.
Presbyterian Ministries, Ethiopia –
Rev. John and Gwenyth Haspels
John and Gwenyth Haspels work on a multiphase project in Ethiopia that would be taxing to the patience of almost anyone. It took the Haspels four years to receive work permits and resident visas from the Ethiopian government for phase I of the project. “We have been learning to wait on and trust in the Lord,” said Gwenyth. Phase I of the project is devoted to construction of a 70-kilometer road to Tum and a second road through the mountains to the Surma people in Kibish, and also the development of a good water system for Tum. Phase II of the project is a comprehensive program that includes evangelism, education, medical care, and development work. The Haspels’ work is being carried out at the invitation of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus.
The joys and the frustrations of work in Africa are not foreign to the Haspels. They were both children of missionaries and were reared in Africa. They have been serving as mission coworkers since 1974, first in Ethiopia, then in Sudan, and now again in Ethiopia. During their tenure in Sudan, the station where they worked was attacked and John was held hostage for 16 days by rebels attempting a military coup.
“It is the truth which has brought us here and enables us to keep going. It is the truth which keeps all the hunger, violence, hatred, and pain in perspective. If Jesus had not risen, then indeed there would be little hope for the starving,” write the Haspels as they witness the dynamic growth of the African church amid adversity. They often write of the baptism of a hundred people at a time or of churches so vital and crowded that they expanded to four services on Sunday only to have worshippers stay for all four services.
In 2003, the PC(USA) has 322 long-term mission workers serving in 69 countries. Mission Connections will help you get to know them and their ministries. Learn what Presbyterian missionaries do and how to support them. For more info. contact: www.pcusa.org/missionconnections
United World Mission / Church Planting –
Gene & Cheryl Toombs
Gene and Cheryl have served with UNITED WORLD MISSION for 32 years. Twenty-three of those years were spent in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa. They have 3 children, two of which were born in Dakar. Since coming home in 1996, they have been engaged in church mobilization that is helping the local church catch the vision for “The Great Commission”. In 2002, UWM signed an informal agreement with SIM (nondenominational mission agency), whereby Gene and Cheryl would work as partners with SIM’s Ethnic Focus Ministry. EFM’s purpose statement reads as follows: The purpose of EFM is to glorify God by equipping and mobilizing churches for evangelism and discipleship in ministering to ethnic America. Gene and Cheryl are presently residing in Charlotte, NC.
What Is United World Mission?
UNITED WORLD MISSION is a nondenominational mission agency located in Chal1otte, NC. It’s primary focus is on saturation church planting (SCP). UWM believes that the local church is God’s primary instrument for world evangelism, and that church planting based upon multiplication principles is the most effective means of working towards the completion of the Great Commission. UWM exists to see that there is a church in every town, village, and neighborhood.
United World Mission –
Daniel and Shelly Young
Daniel and Shelly Young have served with the Latin America Mission (LAM) for over 20 years. Daniel and Shelly are starting a new work in the Southern Baja Province through LAM in La Paz, Mexico.
Daniel and Shelly met in Costa Rica, where they later married, and where three of their five children were born. Their two youngest children were born in Mexico. Shelly, born in Boston and later raised in Costa Rica as a missionary kid, graduated from Gordon College with a degree in teaching. Daniel is from Southern California, graduate from California State University, Long Beach in Construction Management. Daniel went to Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary for a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies emphasizing in Missions and Evangelism. It was during the Young’s time in Massachusetts that Daniel and Shelly became friends with Dana and Marg Opp.
Daniel & Shelly Young
Calle Califia #3060
Entre Sonora y Veracruz
Col. Pueblo Nuevo
La Paz, B.C.S. C.P. 23060
Wycliffe Bible Translators –
Barry and Suzzanne Nichol
Barry was raised in a Christian family who attended an independent Baptist church. At an early age he remembers accepting the Lord after the children’s service. Suzzanne was not raised in a Christian family but thanks God for how He came to her family through a childhood friend and some of Barry’s family members. They both met at 11 years of age and began writing letters to each other from that first meeting and thus a romance began.
After completing high school and two years of college for Barry, they got married in 1983. They then obeyed God’s call to pursue full time ministry, getting ministry training at Moody Bible Institute. They began to become involved in the ministry of Wycliffe Bible Translators and SIL International. In September of 1994 they went to serve Wycliffe in the city of Nairobi.
After adopting Kaitlyn and Molly in Butler the Nichols now live at Wycliffe’s JAARS Center in North Carolina.
The History of Wycliffe Bible Translators
Wycliffe was founded in 1942 by William Cameron Townsend. A missionary to the Cakchiquel Indians of Guatemala, Townsend had caught the vision for translation when a Cakchiquel man challenged him: “If your God is so great, why doesn’t He speak in my language?”
Townsend resolved that everyone should be able to read God’s Word in their own language. Borrowing the name of the Reformation hero, John Wycliffe, Townsend founded “Camp Wycliffe” in 1934 as a linguistics training school. By 1942, “Camp Wycliffe” had grown into two sister organizations, Wycliffe Bible Translators and the Summer Institute of Linguistics. Today, the Summer Institute of Linguistics and Wycliffe Bible Translators work together to translate Scripture, train field personnel in linguistics and promote interest in translation.
Wycliffe Bible Translators