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Gary & Stella Gilbertson

Prepare Ministries

Gary & Stella have Pastored for 22 years at New Covenant Church {now City Light Church} in Northfield, MN. Following their time there the Lord clearly led them to begin a ministry centered on college campuses, Prepare Ministries. For the past 13 years they have had the privilege of ministering on a number of campuses and helping lead a staff of full time and volunteer campus missionaries.

They are currently considering the possibilities of beginning a work in Taiwan with one of the first students they ministered with 15 years ago. God is good and they are very thankful to be part of His big end time plan.

Paul & Linda Humnick

Wycliffe Bible Translators

Paul & Linda are members of Wycliffe Bible Translators serving on a Bible translation project for the Kumyk people of Russia. Paul is the project coordinator and exegetical checker for the translation project. Linda works as a linguistics consultant and administrator for consulting services for language and translation projects in the Eurasia area. They have two children, Abraham and Katy.

Their vision is to participate in the Bible translation process so that the bibleless peoples of the world will have access to God's word in their mother tongue, the language of their hearts.

Bob & Barb Lidfors

Bread of Life Ministries

Bob & Barb have been serving in Germany since 1982. In 1985 they started a church and Bob led it until 1992. At that time Bob turned it over to his German associate pastor and started an evening and weekend Bible school for adults in that region. It was designed to enable local folks to get Biblical teaching and training for ministry while they continued their occupation. This school continued until 2009. During those years Bob developed relationships with two church planters in India and one in Uganda. All three of these men are also involved in humanitarian and development projects in their countries – particularly, orphanages, schools and hospitals. Since the Bible school ended, Bob's main emphasis has shifted to helping support these projects and encouraging and supporting these men through regular visits and training for their co-workers.

Bob & Barb's vision for the future of their ministry is primarily a continuation and expansion of their involvement in India, Uganda and additional developing countries. A significant part of this vision is involving Germans and Americans in these projects as much as possible. This has already taken place many times and has brought beneficial results to the projects and to the individuals who have been

involved in them. They anticipate this increasing in the coming years.

Steve & Barb Norell

Youth With a Mission - Minneapolis {YWAM}

Steve and Barb have been serving with Youth With A Mission for 21 years - fourteen years with YWAM in the Dominican Republic and now in Minnesota. They work with YWAM Minneapolis where Steve heads up the Kids Against Hunger program and is in charge of Public Relations and Barb is the Kids Against Hunger Coordinator and works in hospitality. They are both on leadership teams for YWAM Mpls., Missions and Pastoral respectively. They regularly teach Transforming Prayer Ministry classes at both City Hill and YWAM and are passionate to see God's people healed of their past hurts making them better prepared for Kingdom Service.

Our vision and mission is to be part of a team effort with YWAM Minneapolis to train and disciple youth, particularly Latinos, sending them as missionaries to the unreached nations of the world. We embrace YWAM Minneapolis' vision statement and by God's grace determine to implement it with the ultimate goal of redeeming cultures for the glory of God.

You can also follow along with their journey by checking out their latest newsletter // click here.

To learn more about YWAM Minneapolis, visit

Charlie & Karen Oglesby

New Mercies Ministries

Charlie & Karen love leading teams and mobilizing the body of Christ both here and abroad. They met each other and became friends while serving in college campus ministry. God first stirred Karen’s heart for post-crisis nations more than a decade ago during trips to East Timor and Sierra Leone, two nations who were just emerging from brutal civil war. As she served and studied post-war relief and development in these broken places, God began to reveal the beginnings of what would eventually become New Mercies Ministries. Founded in 2006, New Mercies endeavors to bring the message of Christ’s passion to hurting, hungry, hardened, and hopeless people in post-crisis nations through sustainable relief and development projects in cooperation with local churches and organizations. They have served in six different post-crisis settings in addition to several other nations across the globe. They have three children; Kaitlin and twins Claire and Eliza.

We are currently based in Minnesota with a focus on the nation of Rwanda and our signature project; a community of homes for orphaned and abandoned children.

You can also follow along with their journey by visiting their website

Steven & Robin Ose

Campus Crusade for Christ {CRU}

Robin felt the Lord's call to preach the gospel while in college and to do so overseas. Steven felt the call to preach the gospel while in seminary. They have both interned in East Asia and then they met in Colorado. They spent six years together in East Asia and now over six years back in the States serving for CRU. They have two boys, Stevie & JJ.

"Reach the campus today, reach the world tomorrow," is how they are seeking to help fulfill the Great Commission. Their heart is to reach the students on the 6,000 campuses of the world today in order to transform the world tomorrow as these students become leaders in business, education, missions and more.

Cindy Pearson

Charis Bible College

Since she was a child Cindy has had a call to missions. Asia has been her home for the past 12 years before she came back to the states for a furlough in 2012. While in Asia, she was able to study language, train teachers who work with children with disabilities and set up a rehabilitation center. All the while she was sharing the truth of God's love and hope with the people.

Cindy's heart is for the Asian people. She desire to see them know the truth of God's love and His grace and all that was done for them through Jesus. Her passion is to see pastors and leaders equipped and empowered in the grace and faith gospel so that they can train the next generation of leaders.

Marcos & Missie Rodriquez

Youth With A Mission - Dominican Republic

Using the tools of job training, apprenticeship, Kids Club, cell groups and personal friendships, Marcos and Missie are being used to evangelize and disciple Piedra Blanca and its surrounding communities, which are located on the outskirts of Jarabacoa. Their motto is: Using the secular to usher in the spiritual.

Marcos and Missie have two children, Lucas and Emma. The Rodriguez family is part of Youth With A Mission’s Planting for the Harvest in the Dominican Republic, which focuses on discipleship through community development.

You can also follow along with their journey by visiting their website // click here.

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