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Missions

At Mission Park Baptist Church, we are proud to follow our Lords direction as stated in Matthew 16:15 “He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” To that end, we support missionaries in our state and throughout the world. In this post, it is our pleasure to introduce them to you.

The Naomi House – Founding Director Linda Thompson administrates this Native American Outreach Ministry. Born out of a passion for children over twenty years ago, Linda and her staff ministers the love of Christ to abused children. It resides on a 120-acre ranch in Northern Arizona. If you have a love to help hurting children, would you consider ministering to them at The Naomi House? They have prayer and practical needs like personal items, etc. You can view the variety of needs that they have here. They also have a need for volunteers like facilities personnel, nannies and others. Won’t you consider being a blessing and consider supporting The Naomi House? Thank you.

Tom & Laura Requadt

Tom & Laura Requadt

Tom & Laura Requadt partner with WorldVenture as they serve the Shempire people in Mali, West Africa. Their focus is Bible translation, children’s ministry and church development in Mali. The have been serving there from 2003 to present. The result of their work has caught the attention of other tribal leaders where they have invited them to come to preach the gospel to their people. Please click this link to learn how you can support this ministry and amazing couple.

The Ministerios de Fe Vida Nueva — Ministries of Faith (and) New Life, is a wonderful ministry located in Azacualpa, Honduras. Founded by Pastor Dago Zelaya and Directed by Dilia Zelaya. They currently house about 9-11 orphan children and also build homes in the Azacualpa community. If you would like to give  a donation, please click here. 

Wolfgang & Kelly Grotendiek

Wolfgang & Kelly in The Dominican Republic

Wolfgang & Kelly Grotendiek are missionaries in the Dominican Republic. They minister to the people of Costanza and the surrounding area.  They proudly host a Christian radio station “Ears To Hear (ETH) in Constanza. They need our prayers and support to help them obtain their own radio station license. Once acquired, can obtain their own frequency. They will also need help to erect their own tower and purchase their own broadcasting equipment to broadcast to a broader radio audience. Finally, they are asking for our prayers that God would help them grasp the Spanish language spoken in their area. To contact them to give your gifts, please contact them here: wgrotendiek@gmail.com. Thank you.

Kevin &  Leilani Humble

Kevin & Leilani Humble

Kevin &  Leilani Humble was called in 1993 to be missionaries in Indonesia. Through their partnership with WorldVenture, their work is resulting in converts from Islam and Hinduism. In cooperation with WorldVenture, they are reaching seven out of the ten people groups in Southwest Sulawesi, Indonesia. Their greatest need is prayer for their fellow cross-cultural workers would be encouraged. Pray for break through of the spiritual darkness over the regions where they are bringing the gospel. Finally, pray for their family and children. To contact them: wawoventures@hushmail.com.

David and Jerrine Berkey

David and Jerrine Berkey

David and Jerrine Berkey serve the body of Christ in Caracas, Venezuela, initiating church startups and overseeing growth and ministry.  David serves as co-pastor of El Puente (formerly the Confraternidad Cristiana Internacional), a young church in the southeast section of the city with a solid group of believers that is generating its own momentum.

Through years of prayer and hard work, God has led many men and their families to Christ through the Berkey’s ministry, leading them in recent years to begin a membership course and a discipleship program.  They have also established a worship ministry that now runs itself.  They would like to take the church to the next level of maturity, which includes developing elders.  David and Jerrine desire to see God build a big, healthy, vibrant and caring church where He can transform the lives of the multitudes of Caraqueños (Caracas natives). For more information, kindly contact them here: ElPuenteCCS.wordpress.com

Brian & Emelda Rush

Brian & Emelda Rush

Bryon and his wife Emelda live in Saint David, Arizona. They have four children and nine grandchildren. Bryon is retired from the U.S. Navy after twenty years and has worked twelve years as a locomotive engineer for two railroads. He is a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Benson, Arizona, where he is a trustee and the men’s ministry director. He has been a member of the Gideon’s International for eight years, where he has held the positions of camp secretary, camp treasurer and membership chairman.

While Emelda leads a Widows’ ministry from their home, Bryon has been called to reach the service men and women stationed at two military installations in southern Arizona, as well as a prison ministry at three area prisons. Bryon has a great love for our service members and states, “My experience of God’s mercy and grace while in the Military makes me uniquely qualified to be used of the Lord to minister to the men and women serving our country. I don’t like the word qualified because I know how inadequate I am, but I am surrendered to let the Holy Spirit work through me in any capacity.”

God has done amazing things in Bryon’s and Emelda’s life to bring them to this point. They are excited to share God’s love, grace and mercy with everyone they come in contact with. If you would like to support their ministry, kindly click here.