Drs. Anita and Rick Gutierrez serve in Durban, South Africa. They train and equip local churches, pastors and missionaries to combat life-style related diseases like HIV/AIDS, heart and artery disease, diabetes and malaria.
Lauran’s main goal is to encourage new grassroots projects addressing the exploitation and abuse of women and children, many of whom are victims of trafficking.
February was full of intense weeks of preparation for hosting a short-term mission team and preparing to teach a week-long intensive in Mexicali, Mexico for the Spiritual Formation course. God’s hand of provision was seen throughout these intense weeks.
Ann and Bruce serve as regional missionaries in the Asia-Pacific Region working alongside national leaders to build capacity in theological education, church-based community and economic development, servant leadership, social entrepreneurship, cross-cultural missionary training and ministry with refugees.
Rev. Ivy and Emerson help Christian training centers and Bible schools to run assessments and improve their curricula, libraries and faculty development. Ivy and Emerson also serve as IM liaisons to partners in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and global Chinese churches.
Ray networks with IM colleagues and international partners that serve with refugees and displaced peoples, helping to strengthen their ministries, find needed resources and build capacity.