"...this gospel of the kingdom
will be preached in the whole world
as a testimony to all nations"
MATTHEW 24:14a (NIV)
means telling others
WHO WILL YOU TELL?
At Gateway, we are using a TARGETED approach
& inviting those who have not yet heard about Jesus.
around the world have yet
to hear about
Please check-out Gateway's international partnerships
& future short-term mission experiences below:
Bill & Illana Lobbezoo
To facilitate ministry that adds value impacts the whole person. We encompass discipleship and leadership training principles enabling the National Church to impact Cambodia in every walk of life. Our ministries are for all people groups and will offer assistance through education, skills, and employment training.
PERU & ECUADOR
Rich & Elisa Brown / Inca Link
Born and raised as missionary kids Rich and Elisa Brown found each other in high school at the Alliance Academy in Ecuador. Then they went to Toccoa Falls College and started dating. Rich studied and graduated with a degree in Missiology and Elisa with Interpersonal Communications. The two were married on June 23, 1990. One year later, the couple moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, to serve as youth pastor and wife at North Ridge Church. In the four years spent there, Rich completed the ordination process and graduated with a masters degree in Bible and Theology from Wheaton Graduate School. They soon found themselves in Costa Rica and then moved to Peru in 1995. After 10 years of ministry in Peru, Rich and Elisa witnessed the growth of the Alliance youth from 30 in one church to over 1000 in three churches. God continued to use their gifts and talents in different parts of Peru until 2005. In 2005, they began their ministry in Ecuador, beginning a network of youth leaders in Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. The plan: To connect youth groups in North America with youth groups in South America through short-term missions. They are called to reach the 300 million youth in Latin America with Christ’s irresistible love. Elisa is part of a Christian Rock band called Corban, which opens all kinds of doors for youth ministry in Latin America. Rich and Elisa have four children: Olivia, Michaela, Josiah and Alexa. All of their children are intimately connected to the Brown’s ministry, especially with short-term teams as translators, Corban and helping in the orphanages and garbage dump ministries.
Next short-term mission experience:
JULY 12-21, 2019
Mission School in Huaticochia, Ecuador
Michel & Denise Dubé
Guinea’s largest religion is that of the majority religion of North Africa, although there is a Christian and animist presence. There is a fairly large church in Guinea, but they do not often reach out to those who follow the majority religion.
Denise runs and teaches full time at their secretarial school for young women. Michel is involved in evangelism efforts. He spends the majority of his time meeting with men one on one as well as doing group Bible studies. God has been blessing his perseverance.
What Michel and Denise find most exciting about being international workers is seeing God work in people. After many years, they are finally seeing some fruit. There are many challenges—culturally, physically, and spiritually— but they are not sure which is the most challenging.