|Wilmington, NC – Vreeland & Megan Wood
Vreeland is a former youth pastor from Grace Church who felt God was calling him to plant a church. The Wood Family (including their two kids, Pierce and Hattie) left in 2018 to begin building the relationships that will be needed to grow a church in Wilmington.
|Manila, Philippines – Greg & Luann Lyons and Cory & Jessie Lyons
These two couples (Greg is Cory’s father) are long-time Grace missionaries getting it done in the Philippines, from their large-scale evangelistic efforts to their 1,600-student Bible college. They also pour into local leadership training so that 98% of their ministries are led by locals. www.globalsurge.org
|Sioux Nation – Ed & Ruby Bausell
The Bausells have been ministering with and to the Sioux for more than 40 years, and we’ve partnered with them for a long time, too. They have been able to help plant several churches, mostly on the reservation, and they are ministering to people in all kinds of ways as they seek to make disciples who can reach deep into the Sioux culture.
|Tanzania – Mitch & Beth Calmes
The Calmes family have been ministering in Africa since 1996, most currently through their “Neema House” (House of Grace) in an urban neighborhood populated by several tribes who are unreached with the Gospel. They have a thriving food ministry that also reaches many orphaned children there. www.calmestanzania.org
|Polynesian Islands – Bob & Sondra Winters
Long-time, Grace-supported missionaries the Winters family are truly taking the Gospel to the uttermost parts of the Earth, albeit a very beautiful part. They were called to work in 1977 in Samoa, other Polynesian islands, and Hawaii, and they have been back in Tahiti since mid-2018. They’re building the church there – about 40 people now – while still traveling and preaching the gospel from island to island.