First Presbyterian, Columbia
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The following missionaries are supported and prayed for by First Presbyterian Church:
Jeff and Suzanne Allers
The Allers (FPC members) are World Witness missionaries serving in East Berlin, Germany. Their ministry is in the Family Center as part of a church planting effort. They work alongside World Witness and Mission to the World missionaries. They have two sons (twins Ben and Sam).
Scott and Victoria Andes
The Andes (FPC Members) are World Witness missionaries serving in Kiev, Ukraine, partnering with the MTW church planting team and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ukraine. Scott is also on the faculty of the Evangelical Reformed Seminary of Ukraine as the Director of Student Services. Their three children are Nathan, Amina, and Diana.
Sebastien and Patti Benicourt
Patti and Sebastien are World Witness missionaries serving with their family in a Middle Eastern country.
Scott and Tonia Berthiaume
Tonia and Scott serve as Wycliffe Bible translators for the Northern Pame people group of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, as well as serving the people of Mexico at large through literacy, linguistics, and training. The Berthiaumes have four children, Nathan , Zachary, Mikael and Emma .
John and Sarah Ellen Carson
Dr. John Carson is teaching materially poor pastors in the Third World through our denomination’s Mobile Theological Training Team (MT3). Training pastors in their own country and culture by partnering with national Theological Schools keeps these pastors with their churches and with their families. He is also working on special assignments from the Executive Director of World Witness.
Jim and Gala Coad
The Coads are World Witness veteran missionaries. Jim is currently working on special assignments in Mexico.
Dennis and Rhonda Conroy
The Conroys along with their children Hannah, Daniel, Elizabeth, and Abigail serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators in the Phillipines where Dennis serves southeast Asia specializing in the preparation for printing of translated Bible texts.
Curt and Edina Elliott
Curt and Edina Elliott (FPC members) serve in a large Asian country. Curt - a medical doctor - serves in a clinic and they are part of a broader effort in the area.
The Elliotts have six children.
David and Annelies Galletta
Dr. Galletta has partnered with Dr. John Carson and Dr. Jack Whytock for the World Witness Mobile Theological Training Team (MT3). In this role he has served primarily in Kenya, South Africa, and Ukraine. Dr. Galletta and his wife, Annelies, previously served as World Witness missionaries in Russia.
Andy and Nannette Howard
The Howards (FPC members) serve with World Witness in Pakistan. Andy works administratively for the ARP mission with a special focus on the redevelopment of ARP schools. Nannette is an active participant in a rural community outreach team.
Miriam (an Associate member) serves as Ministries Coordinator with Missionary Resources Connection – a ministry to missionaries and their families who find themselves for short or extended periods in the Columbia area. She had previously served as a missionary in Japan for 15 years along with her family.
Dr. Peter Jones
Dr. Jones is the Executive Director of truthXchange (formerly known at CWiPP - “Christian Witness to a Pagan Planet.” ) TruthXchange exists to expose the “new spirituality,” showing that it “exchanges THE truth for THE lie.” They are starting a new college ministry to bolster the witness and confidence of Christian students on secular campuses.
Jeff and Lisa King
The Kings (FPC members) are World Witness missionaries preparing for service in Mexico where they will become part of a new church planting team in Guadalajara. Their special focus will be ministry to children. The Kings have two children.
Doug and Alleene Kracht
Doug and Alleene (FPC members) serve with WorldTeam and as Cooperative Missionaries with World Witness. Having served in a couple of settings overseas, Doug now serves WorldTeam through training and equipping its missionaries as well as through the production of educational and resource materials.
Ali and Tara Mitchell
Ali and Tara Mitchell live in Elgin, SC, and have three children, Joshua, Alisha, and Bethany. Drawing on the experience gained from living in Pakistan for eight years, Ali is working with a World Witness ministry to Muslims in America, specifically focusing on assisting the ARP Church here to reach out to Muslim people with the gospel of Christ. Tara is a math teacher at Spring Valley High School in Northeast Columbia.
Scott and Julie Moore
The Moores (FPC members) are serving with World Witness in Tampico, Mexico. Scott is currently serving as Chaplain to the students studying at Seminario Comunidad Reformada. The Moores have six children.
Dennis and Cynde Morgan
The Morgans (FPC members) are currently laying the foundation for being part of ministry efforts in Vienna, Austria with World Harvest Mission and International Christian School of Vienna.
Alex and Irina Ponomarev
The Ponomarevs (Associate members) serve with MOST. MOST is the Russian word for “bridge” and stands for “Ministry of Outreach to Slavic Tribes.” Most of their year is spent in Columbia in outreach and discipling ministry to the Russian speaking community of Columbia. Some of their year is spent helping US churches and ministries in Russian speaking countries. The Ponomarevs have two grown children. (FPC Russian ministry)
Paul and Missy Robelot
The Robelots (FPC members) are returning to France to serve with TEAM. Their focus will be pastoral care of missionaries serving in Europe with TEAM as well as supporting a church planting effort in France. They are Cooperative Missionaries with World Witness.
Joshua and Vonia Thomas
Joshua and Vonia are World Witness missionaries serving with their family in a Middle Eastern country.
Andrew and Dorciane Toth
The Toths (FPC members) serve with World Indigenous Missions. Andy is serving as Director of Training in the WIM home office in New Braunfels, TX. He and Dorciane work with new missions candidates, drawing on their years of experience in Mexico.
Dr. Jack Whytock
Jack Whytock serves as the Team Leader for the World Witness Mobile Theological Training Team (MT3), a specialized ministry of WW, focusing upon providing theological education primarily in the developing world. The mission of MT3 is training national Christian leaders in their own country and culture.
Mark and Natalie Witte
The Wittes (FPC members) are World Witness in languauge school preparing for Spain where they will become part of a new World Witness church planting effort. They have two children.