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Making more and better disciples of all nations

2 Corinthians 5:20

"Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God."

Albania Short-Term Mission Trip
6/28/24 - 7/8/24

Grace Bible Church is forming a team to go to Albania.  
We will be working with Edi Demo, Pastor of Emmanuel Church in Tirana.

Learn more here.

Active Missionaries

Vivake and Erika Baranwal
Columbus, Ohio

Vivake is a pastor on the staff of H2O Church – OSU.  He shares the gospel and disciples students from OSU.  His hope is to see men and women grow as disciples of Jesus in college, and then be sent out by Him to impact families, communities, and cities with the Gospel.

Mike and Su Keater

Mike and Su present the gospel to people in Nepal using the historical narrative starting with creation through the life of Christ.  They also train indigenous workers who learn to train others.  Soon the group of believers become new churches.  Their goal is church planting movements that reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Tim and Sandy Fink
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Tim is a Director with Bibles International which exists to advance Christ's church through conservative Bible translation.  Tim is also an adjunct teacher with Pastoral Enrichment Program (PEP) where he travels to other countries to teach and encourage indigenous pastors, missionaries, and church leaders.

Kent and Kelly Craig
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 

Kent is Executive Director for the Asia Pacific and East Asia for ABWE.  He directs the Regional Directors as they oversee the missionaries serving in Asia.

Chris and Beth Steiner
Amanda, Ohio

Chris is the International Director for English 4 Life Discipleship Training Schools in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Nicaragua, and Poland. Chris coaches and trains the teams as they lead each school location.  Chris is the interim director of Word of Life Japan.  Chris also serves as missionary development coordinator for new missionary candidates.

Mike and Alicia Nicholes
Sharpsburg, Georgia 

Mike leads the Indo-Pacific Region as the Local Church Ministries Coordinator for Word of Life International.

Patricia Maracaja
Recife, Brazil

Patricia works at the Word of Life camp and in their public school ministry.  She also helps with Bible clubs and the Bible Institute.

Byron and Sandy Brock
Oro Valley, Arizona

Bryon serves as Director of UIM Aviation, a ministry field of UIM International flying to “where the people are” in Mexico. The Gospel is being proclaimed in small villages, schools, and prisons in a fraction of the time, reaching the mountainous areas by air rather than on foot.

Tom and Normandy Woodward
Trinity, Florida

Dr. Tom Woodward is the Executive Directory of the C.S. Lewis Society.  He is also a professor at Trinity College of Florida.  He writes and lectures on topic in apologetics, the legacy of C.S. Lewis, and the history of scientific debate over evolution. Especially he has probed the arguments for and against a newer scientific theory known as “intelligent design.” He also teaches on philosophy, theology, and communication theory.  He presents compelling evidence for the Christian faith at various conferences and universities both in the U.S. and in Europe.

Ivan and Virgina Correa
Recife, Brazil

Ivan is the director of the Word of Life camp and Bible Institute.  Hundreds of children attend their camps in January and July every year.  They also have a ministry to share Biblical truth at the public schools.

Stephanie Powers
Mason, Ohio

Stephanie is a licensed social worker who works for Back2Back Ministries. Back2Back utilizes biblically based models of care to share the love of Jesus with orphaned and vulnerable children around the world by meeting their spiritual, physical, educational, emotional, and social needs that they might overcome their life circumstances and break free from the cycle of generational poverty. Back2Back Ministries partners with children’s homes in Nigeria, India, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Mexico. Back2Back is putting their ministry model to work in the Cincinnati area where Stephanie ministers to vulnerable children and families.

Edi and Bona Demo
Tirana, Albania

Edi heads Illyricum Movement International which is a church-planting ministry, focusing on planting and establishing churches in Albania. So far, they have planted four new churches and have plans to start a fifth church in 2020.

Azeem and Clara Munir

Azeem and his wife Clara are in charge of an orphanage for Christian children , Safe Haven.  Azeem also distributes thousands of Bibles among pastors and leaders in Pakistan.

More information

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