Missionaries

Rich & Rae Bruce—Ethnos 360, Jackson, MI

After being trained by Ethnos 360 (formerly known as New Tribes Mission), Rich & Rae dedicated 17 years reaching out to the tribal groups of Venezuela. In 2005, Rich and Rae accepted a position at New Tribes Bible Institute in Jackson, MI. Now they are part of a team preparing young men and women to plant churches cross-culturally. It is through these prepared young men and women that New Hope Church is pouring Living Water out to thirsty souls around the world. For updates and more information email Rich_Bruce@ntm.org or click on the links below.

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Ric & Sharon Bruce—Ethnos 360, Jackson, MI

Ric and Sharon left New Hope in October 2010 to plant churches in Thailand with Ethnos 360 (formerly known as New Tribes Mission). They are now serving at New Tribes Bible Institute in Jackson, MI where Ric is overseeing online education.  Ric is also spearheading an effort to  to gain accreditation for the Bible school.  Ric and Sharon play a key role in assuring that the Bible education that the future missionaries  receive is current and applicable.  For  more information email RicandSharon@gmail.com or follow the links below.
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Nathan & Courtney Reynolds—Campus Crusade for Christ, East Lansing, MI

Nathan & Courtney are serving as full-time staff with Campus Crusade for Christ at Michigan State University. The mission of CCC is trusting God to turn lost students into Christ-centered laborers. Nathan & Courtney are passionate about walking alongside college students in their spiritual journeys, building them up as disciples, and sending them out to impact the world for Christ. They primarily work with students in the dorms on campus though evangelism, discipleship, and leading small group Bible studies. For updates and more information click on the links below. 
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Aaron and Cassie Gortmaker - UWM, Costa Rica

Aaron & Cassie are appointed with United World Mission to minister in Costa Rica. God has called them to serve at Campamento Biblico Rio Naranjo (Orange River Bible Camp) which is part of the AIBC - an association of about 120 Costa Rican bible churches. The goals of the camp are to aid in the restoration of the biblical family unit, instituting & maintaining healthy marriages, assisting with ongoing spiritual development, and helping break the cycle of poverty through various discipleship/internship programs, retreats and conferences. 

Aaron and Cassie are presently acquiring Spanish language and culture in San Jose, Costa Rica.  Pray for them as inevitable homesickness and the rigors of learning another way to talk is very difficult.  Pray that they will continue to adapt and plug in to the churches there.  They would love to hear from you!  Their email address is listed below.t 

Costa Rica - like many Central American countries - is actively contending with sex trafficking and prolific poverty. The problem with their method is to not involve the church. As Christians we know that Christ and His resurrection power is the only remedy for such worldly entanglements.  When a solid foundation in Jesus Christ is built in these communities, then Satan's foothold slips and the gates of Hell cannot prevail! With the Lord as their Living Water and according to the truth of His Word, the Gortmakers believe ALL things are possible -  lives  changed, marriages bathed in victory and families healthy & whole! For updates and more information email gortmakermissions@gmail.com or visit the following links:

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David and Ann Kitonga - AEM International, Kenya Africa   

David's vision for Africa Equip Mission International (AEM-I) emanates from a long-standing heart for God's poor.  His vision embraces a holistic ministry model for Community Transformation and Leadership Development based on the power of the gospel message. David is supported at AEM-I by his wife, Ann, who is Project Coordinator for all on-site work in Kawangware.  Ann has a bachelors degree in Human Resource Management and Child Development which is aptly applied to the tremendous challenges of the Huduma school.  Her skills and abilities in organizing, planning and integrating the many ministry programs in Kawangware has been an enormous blessing to thousands in the Kawangware community. For updates and more information click on the link below.  

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Jeanne Scypinski—SIM (Serving in Mission), Niger Republic

Jeanne began working with SIM (Serving in Mission) in West Africa on Sept. 18, 1981. She currently works in Niamey, Niger Republic (directly north of Nigeria). It is Jeanne’s joy to record audio programs in local languages, including the dubbing of films on the books of Genesis, Luke and Acts. She is also involved in training a local pastor to copy and distribute the films and audio programs that have been produced. For updates and more information click on the links below. 

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