Friends of WCC
Below are ministries, organizations and individuals we know well. Your support would be welcomed.
We invite you to consider contributing to them.
Darwin & Darlis Anderson
Darwin & Darlis serve as Directors of International Messengers which has grown to a staff of 260 in 28 different countries. We send 150-200 short-termers each year to teach English, or basketball or softball, or family camps in various parts of Europe and the Middle East. They work together 24/7 and have an intensive travel schedule. Their leadership focus is on staff care so that our missionaries are healthy and able to more effectively share the Gospel. We thank God for the opportunity to do this work and walk with Him!
Tim & Sara Arfsten
World Outreach Ministries - Tim currently serves as the Global Communications Director for Light the Window Alliance. Their mission is to mobilize God’s Church, primarily through social media platforms, across the globe to intercede for the Unreached Peoples until they have a gospel witness in each people group and the Church is established among them. They are currently mobilizing prayer via Facebook, Instagram, Parler, Twitter and Mail Chimp. Tim serves with World Outreach Ministries, but the vision is a collaboration with many agencies and Churches sharing these goals. He also serves as a missions mobilizer and does social media pages for Prayer for Iraq, and City Reaching Center based in Minneapolis. Sara teaches physical education at Red Rock Central in Lamberton, MN. She is showing the love of Jesus to children in a public school setting.
Dave & Joanne Harthan
TEAM - Before his recent retirement, Dave served as the North Central Church Relations Representative for TEAM, both in Austria and stateside. In Austria, he was involved in church planting, discipling and counseling. Here in the states, he participated in the screening of prospective missionaries, member care and continued to have opportunities to counsel. He consulted with and helped churches in their mission’s programs, spoke at mission conferences, encouraged pastors and meet with missions committees to share with them ways to do missions in our changing age. His main job, prior to retirement, was working as an associate in the counseling department. He did debriefs of missionaries and the psychological evaluations of new applicants for missionary service, and lead the Timothy Network—a group of lay people who provide pastoral care for TEAM’s missionaries. He also conducted TEAM’s Explore Workshops.
You will need to type in David & JoAnne Harthan when it asks for a specific worker.
Dan and Melinda Nelson
Converge - In 2006 after planting two latino churches in the Denver area, the Lord called Dan and Melinda Nelson to the second largest city in Mexico (Guadalajara) to continue their church planting ministry. Their passion is to see lives changed and communities transformed through the planting of new churches. They planted a church among the under-reached middle class called Factor Fe. Following their home assignment year, they returned to Guadalajara in January of 2014 and focused on recruiting, training and mentoring other church planters as they continue their church planting ministry. Since November 2016, Dan has served as International Leader for Latin America and the Caribbean, giving leadership to our work there. They still live in Guadalajara, where Dan continues to teach at a local Bible institute and mentor pastors and church planters. MeLinda has helped develop a ministry to pastors’ wives in the Guadalajara area and remains active in this ministry that comes alongside of these women in ministry.
Tim and Julie Nelson
Avant - Our mission is to produce and empower committed followers of Jesus Christ in Spanish-speaking areas to reach the world.
We seek to:
- Enable the outreach of the North American church through strategic partnerships.
- Evangelize those who have not yet come to saving faith in Christ.
- Establish biblically based, culturally relevant, reproducing churches.
- Equip leaders for the work of the ministry.
- Extend the Gospel by mobilizing national churches for worldwide missions.
New Beginnings Pregnancy Care Center exists to affirm the value of all human life through care and education. New Beginnings is a Christ-Centered, life affirming Pregnancy help Center. Our mission is caring for women, men and families in need.
- To offer an alternative to abortion!
- To meet emotional, physical and spiritual needs
- To make life-affirming decisions
- To share the Gospel
- To teach Biblical application for living
- To teach sexual integrity
- To help women, men and their families to find healing for children lost to abortion and miscarriage
Peter & Laurel Olson
Black Forest Academy - Peter and Laurel Olson (with their children Jonah & Caleb) serve at Black Forest Academy (BFA) in Kandern, Germany. One of the biggest challenges for families living overseas can be meeting the educational needs of their children. BFA helps these families remain where they are by providing a quality, international Christian education for their children. Families of BFA’s students work in over 50 different countries throughout Western & Eastern Europe, Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East.
You will need to type in Peter & Laurel Olson or the number 44901 when it asks who you would like to support.
Rich and Joan Peralez
Global Outreach Mission - Missionary Pastor Rich Peralez, works with American Mission for Opening Churches (AMOC). AMOC has since merged with Global Outreach Mission. In 1999, Rich began laying the foundations for Siouxland Community Bible Church. Evangelical in every way, Global Outreach Mission is solely concerned with the propagation of the Gospel of the grace of God as revealed in the Word of God. Our primary objective is the winning of Souls for Jesus Christ. We enjoy fellowship with Christians of like faith, crossing many denominational lines. In all of our programs, the Gospel is to be proclaimed, the Scriptures are to be taught, converts are to be discipled, and indigenous churches are to be organized.
Ken & Lorelei Polley
Ministry Developers Network - Our goal is to partner with like ministries in order to enhance performance and excellence within your God-given ministry. MDN Missionaries and staff serve in a number of developing countries where the possibilities of training are limited. We provide guidance for start-up ministries, evaluate existing ministry programs, assist with program development, strategic planning, pastoral training, leadership development, plan for sustainability and more. Ken’s primary ministry call is to help churches and ministry leaders be healthy and effective in fulfilling the great commandment of making disciples. Primary responsibilities under that general heading are: Mentoring ministry leaders (pastors, missionaries, church leadership), assisting and resourcing churches and discipling younger men. Lorelei junctions with his primary ministries as needed. She is also a lead trainer for STS (Simply the Story) which is an oral inductive Bible study method used for evangelism and discipleship.
Flagstaff Mission - to the Navajo’s (FMN) is a non-denominational, evangelical mission with the goal to fulfill the Great Commission among the Navajo (Diné) people. It seeks to accomplish this goal by preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, discipling Diné believers and establishing indigenous Diné churches.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision provides hope and assistance to approximately 100 million people in nearly 100 countries. In communities around the world, we join with local people to find lasting ways to improve the lives of poor children and families.