Pray for and encourage our workers. They are in various parts of our city, our country, and our world. They are our hands and feet; sharing the good news with those who haven't heard.
Ahna Boyum, Thailand
Jeff & Kathy Boyum, USA
Scott & Kaddie Coulson, USA
Rick & Heather, India
Victor & Sara Gaultney, England
Scott & Jenny Groethe, Thailand
Kim & Marlene Gustafson, USA
Sara Halvorson, France
Todd & Vickie Hedgepeth, USA
John & Diane Hutton, USA
Suman John, India
Jean Johnson, USA
Al & Debbie Klaver, USA
Jim & Cherie Levin, USA
Mark & Rose, Asia
Ryan & Molly Nielsen, Mexico
Freddy & Daisy Paul, India
Wilson & Elizabeth Prabu, India
Jamie & Gayle Pund, Italy
Carl & Cheryl Rich, Philippines
Daryl & Cheryl Rustad, Tanzania
Doug, Kelley & Isaac S., Asia
Troy & Cheryl Scott, Thailand
Jorge & Karen Silva, Colombia
Simon & Sandy, Asia
Brad & Jan Staurseth, USA
Derek & Dorothy Washington, USA
Shedd & Kris Waskosky, USA
Hannah Zellmer, Bangladesh
Ben has been serving in Asia for over two years, studying both national and minority language. He is presently engaging in relationships and service with musicians and artists to make a long-term impact in the local culture. Please pray for local musicians to be raised up to glorify the Father.
You can contact Ben through: The North Heights Outreach Department.
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Ahna has been in northern Thailand for over two years, working with a ministry that runs an after-school program for children-at-risk in the inner city. Please pray for God’s protection for the children. for strength, energy, and wisdom for Ahna and the other staff as they work with the children, and that the children would all come to know the love of the Father.
You can contact Ahna at:
120/43 M.10, T. Suthep A. MuangChiang Mai 50200 THAILAND
Jeff and Kathy have been serving with King’s Kids International for 17 years. They have served as Regional Leaders in the USA up until last year, and they are now the USA Coordinators, serving the other King’s Kids teams and Church-based KKI ministries in the USA. They help start and encourage child, youth and family ministries through hands-on training and outreach opportunities for individuals, churches and YWAM ministries. Pray for new staff members and young leaders to join them, as well as King’s Kids ministry development in the USA (and some overseas).
You can contact Jeff and Kathy at:
Scott & Kaddie are serving both state side with Street Level Ministry and overseas in the Middle East and Beyond.
You can contact Scott and Kaddie at:P.O. Box 24437 Minneapolis, MN 55424
Rick & Heather helped pioneer the South Asia Frontier Mission and Neighbors Office in order to multiply long-term church-planting teams. Over 100 teams have been released and over 500 new congregations have now been planted among previously unreached people groups throughout the region. They now focus much of their energy on training and equipping national mission and church leaders. Heather also encourages indigenous worship and the arts. Rick and Heather have been deeply connected to North Heights throughout their 28 years of mission service. They covet your prayers for them and their two adult children. Please pray for God’s provision and guidance as well as ongoing fruitfulness in ministry. You can contact them through the North Heights global outreach office.
You can contact Rick and Heather through: The North Heights Outreach Department.
Victor and Sara have been serving full-time with Wycliffe Bible Translators for 21 years using their skills in administration, computer design and programming as well as bookkeeping to support the goal of translating the Bible into every language of the world that still needs it. Based in England near the Wycliffe UK offices, Victor designs computer fonts for minority languages, and has worked on a collaborative website (scriptsource.org) to bring together knowledge of the world’s scripts and current computing needs for many minority languages. As a bookkeeper, Sara is responsible for forwarding funds to over 20 specific translation projects and assisting in the routine tasks of the UK Finance Office. Please pray that they can continue to serve effectively and creatively in their Wycliffe work in addition to participating in the many community activities they are currently involved in.
You can contact Victor and Sara at:
Scott and Jenny have served in Thailand and Southeast Asia for 17 years with two main areas of ministry: Scott is involved in Bible translation in the Tai Lue language (Jenny’s ethnic group). Jenny is involved in Tai Lue evangelism and discipleship in a Tai Lue area north of Thailand. Her work in Thailand is mainly with the Karen people group in two locations; in an orphanage southwest of Chiang Mai, and secondly in a Karen Bible school on the Thai-Burma border west of Chiang Mai six hours.
Prayer requests: Bible translation: pray that Jenny’s dad and cousin would be able to commit to regular work in translation, even when not working directly with Scott. Jenny: pray that Jenny would be able to make two trips a year to her area to do evangelism and discipleship in three local bodies in and around where her Aunt works; and that Jenny’s work with the Karen would continue to be fruitful.
You can contact Scott and Jenny at: 225/17 Sinthana Mu 5 T. Sanpranet A. SansaiChiang Mai 50210, Thailand Scott (general)
Phone: Scott +66 81-1117086, Jenny +66 89-8535527
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Sara is starting her work in France helping in the area of aftercare for human-trafficking victims. Please pray for Sara as she starts this new assignment.
You can contact Sara through: The North Heights Outreach Department
Todd and Vickie have been serving with YWAM, around the world for 26 and 22 years respectively. They have been working with YWAM-Charlotte for 19 years. Their primary focus is training and releasing godly leaders into every area of society, in all parts of the world, both inside and outside of YWAM. In addition to directing YWAM-Charlotte, Todd oversees YWAM in the Northeastern region of the USA, and both serve on the International Discipleship Training School Centre (IDTSC). Please pray for them as YWAM-Charlotte continues to grow and start new initiatives, both locally and internationally. Pray that more leaders would come in to help facilitate all that the Lord has called YWAM-Charlotte to do.
You can contact the Hedgepeths at:
418 E. Franklin Street Monroe, NC 28112
Todd: 704-219-0710Vickie: 704-254-2233
John is serving with 2 International Student ministries, The Hospitality Center for Chinese and InterFACE ministries which includes all countries within it’s scope. After returning from France in 2005, serving on campuses in Toulouse, John has been working among those from around the world that the Lord has brought to our university campuses in the Minneapolis/St Paul area. Would you join John and his wife Diane in praying for new laborers to seize upon the remarkably strategic opportunity to reach into a multitude of countries via the students sent to our own doorsteps. No airfare, visas, job/ school dislocation or foreign languages are required!! John can help you make the connection with International students right here if you feel the Lord leading you to be directly involved in the answer to our prayers.
You can contact the Huttons at:
6449 Hodgson Rd. Lino Lakes, MN 55014
651-248-9933 (text or call)
Suman has served Sahayak hath (Helping Hand) for 20 years serving the local community and working for several poor children and families in slums
You can contact Suman at:
“BETHEL” house no 1011/1/28, Sai Colony,Vijaynagar, KalewadiPimpri Pune 411017
Jean has spent 6 years serving as a missionary among Cambodians, USA and 16 years as a missionary to Cambodia. Presently, Jean coaches worldwide church leaders (Asia, Africa, UK, USA) how to conceptualize, plant, cultivate and multiply churches and ministries that are indigenous in nature: culturally relevant, healthy self-image, healthy community-image, self-functioning, self-determining, self-supporting, self-propagating, and self-giving. Please pray that Jean will live and communicate with wisdom, passion, love, relevancy, and urgency. Please pray Ephesians 6:10-20 over Jean.
You can contact Jean at:
Al and Debbie have served for 10 years together and Debbie for 10 previous years with World Mission Prayer League, a Lutheran community committed to pray and send out workers (120 in 19 countries). They currently serve as Midwest Regional Coordinators at the Home Office in Minneapolis mobilizing the Church for praying, sending, and doing God’s mission in the world. Previously, Debbie served as a single missionary teacher and counselor in Ecuador and as Personnel Director. Please pray that God will ignite His people to pray for the over two billion people in unreached people groups and that God might send out workers into His harvest fields. Pray for needed support for His workers around the world, for protection from the evil one, for spiritual, emotional, and physical health and for JOY in His service.
You can contact Al and Debbie Klaver at:World Mission Prayer League232 Clifton AveMinneapolis, MN 55403
Jim and Cherie serve with the Short-Term team ministry of Bethany International, that sends out short-term mission teams across the globe. Jim and Cherie have two adult sons, both married, two grandsons, and have been serving with STEM for 20 years. Jim’s responsibilities:
Please continue to pray for effective ministry for the Levins.
You can contact Jim and Cherie at:
6820 Auto Club RdBloomington, MN 55438
Mark and Rose work on Bible translation for a Central Asian people group. They are presently working on the Old Testament. This year Mark is working on Isaiah as well as assisting others on the team with books they are working on.
You can contact Mark and Rose through: The North Heights Outreach Department.
The Nielsens are full-time missionaries serving Living Hope International in Puebla, Mexico. Living Hope is a residential youth home for orphaned, abandoned, and hurting children which has about 100 children under it's full-time care. They moved to Puebla in October, 2003, to begin serving. A little over a year later, in November 2004, they quickly returned to Minnesota when their son, Josiah, was diagnosed with Leukemia, a cancer of the blood. For the past three-and-a-half years, the Nielsen’s served as stateside representatives for the organization while Josiah has went through over three years of chemotherapy treatment. Josiah finished treatment in January 2008, and has only a small chance that the cancer will ever return. PRAISE GOD!! The Nielsen’s returned to Puebla, Mexico in September 2008, to continue the call God has placed on their hearts, to "serve the least of these" (Matthew 25:40). Read the Nielsen family newsletter!
You can contact Ryan and Molly at:
Nielsen family newsletter
Serving in Youth with A Mission Chennai south India for 21 years, our heart is to reach out the Children at Risk (Street Children) Bringing Hope and giving a future to street kids whose lives have been lost and damaged, we want to restore children in every possible way and also we want to see their life be transformed spiritually and socially.
You can contact Freddy and Daisy at:
No. 54 Dewan Rama Rd Purasaiwalkam, Chennai 600041 India
Wilson and Elizabeth are currently serving with YWAM in Chennai, India. Their focus has been reaching out to HIV/AIDS affected people in and around Chennai in a holistic way. Over the past ten years, Wilson and Elizabeth have witnessed over one thousand HIV-positive people give their lives to Jesus. Wilson and Elizabeth are also involved in training people in leadership to take a role in reaching out to HIV positive people in Chennai and beyond. Please continue to pray for the Prabu’s and consider visiting them sometime on a short term trip. Wilson and Elizabeth have two children and have been serving for 15 years.
You can contact Wilson and Elizabeth through:
The North Heights Outreach Department.
Jamie and Gayle Pund are starting their 5th year of ministry in Naples, Italy where they are passionate about making disciples through small groups and fitness ministries. Jamie is involved in leadership development with the goal of equipping Italians to plant churches. Gayle hopes to teach English as a means of outreach to the community. Pray that the Punds’ lives would model humility and obedient Christian service so that Italians will see Jesus in them.
You can contact the Punds at:
Via Ciglio, 381030 Casapesenna, CEItalia
Carl and Cheryl have served in Youth With A Mission- Philippines for 23 years. They have worked in the area of frontier missions which involved church planting, training, mobilizing, and coaching CP teams in the urban setting. Cheryl is a teacher of TCKs (Missionary Kids) at Faith Academy, Manila. Please pray for them as they are on home assignment. Besides helping their families they are Resident Directors of U4C mission house located in downtown Minneapolis.
You can contact Carl and Cheryl at:
2844 38th Ave. SouthMinneapolis, Minnesota 55336
Daryl and Cheryl have served in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for 14 years. They have a church, Dar Christian Fellowship and also have a Non-Profit Organization helping Tanzanian students prepare for and study in Universities abroad. Pray for them in the work they are doing and especially for good health and safety in a city that has much crime.
You can contact Daryl at:
You can contact Cheryl at:
tansao.info and darchristianfellowship.org
Doug and Kelley are Regional Representatives for Global Teen Challenge in Northern Asia where they oversee the planting of residential centers and programs that exist to serve those who desire freedom from life controlling addiction. In their role, they equip national leaders with training, curriculum, and various resources to help them launch new centers throughout the country. Please pray for a continued emergence of leaders who are passionate about this work. Also, pray for continued growth and favor in regional relationships.
The Scott family have been missionaries in Thailand since 2008. Troy has been the Short Term Team Facilitator/ Construction Supervisor for the Thai field. This year he will be shifting focus to hill tribe ministry and trying to reach the unreached villages of northern Thailand. This new ministry will involve building relationships through community development and showing Christ’s love through acts of love and compassion with the goal to reduce human trafficking and bring many into the Kingdom.
You can contact Troy & Cheryl at:
186/118 World Club T. Nong Kwai, A. Hang Dong Chiang Mai, Thailand 50230
Jorge and Karen have been working full-time with Youth With A Mission together as a couple since 1991. They have served with Mercy Ships and also on location in Mexico and Colombia. In 1997 they founded Proyecto Libertad, a community development ministry in the island community of Bocachica, just off the coast of Cartagena, Colombia. Please pray for finances and long-term staff needed as they are in the final stages of building and opening a new medical clinic which will serve the poor and needy of this island in northwestern Colombia.
You can contact Jorge & Karen at:
Home/Office: 57-5-684-9259Jorge Cell: 57-320-505-7058Karen Cell: 57-320-504-0468
Simon and Sandy are working in Asia with a focus on evangelism and discipleship with college and young professionals in their area. They are also helping out with a local coffee shop that is a good connecting place for them with the local community.
You can contact Simon and Sandy through: The North Heights Outreach Department
Brad and Jan are equippers, mission mobilizers, and disciplers at the YWAM Rockford base. Brad and Jan work with an Asian immigrant people group. They train and disciple future missionaries through the Discipleship Training School and School of Ministry Development programs. Brad and Jan have one child, Sarina.
You can contact Brad and Jan at:
PO Box 268 Rockford, MN 55373
Derek and Dorothy have provided pastoral care to missionaries for 12 years, passionately believing that the heart and soul care of missionaries is an issue of pastoral stewardship for sending churches. Derek and Dorothy serve with Barnabas International, an agency primarily dedicated to providing pastoral care to missionaries. They provide proactive care to help missionaries stay spiritually and emotionally healthy, as well as reactive care when a missionary is in crisis.
Please pray that we can hear God as we serve missionaries, as we believe the Holy Spirit is actively longing to heal, restore, encourage and speak into missionary hearts. We are honored and available to come alongside North Height's missionaries and care teams as you provide care for the missionaries you support and send.
You can contact Derek & Dorothy at:
715-220-6122 (Derek)715-410-1090 (Dorothy
Shedd and Kris have served in Ecuador since 1987 as Bible translators among the Salasaca Quichua people of the central Andean highlands. Please pray that the scriptures will be translated clearly, accurately, and in natural sounding Quichua and that both written and audio versions would give spiritual life to those who walk in darkness. May hearts be open to receiving God’s truth and walking in His ways. Pray that Waskoskys can prepare attractive content for a Quichua website they hope to start in 2013. Pray for Shedd as he helps others to learn new languages using the Growing Participator Approach.
You can contact Shedd and Kris at:
Hannah has served in Bangladesh for three years, teaching English at LAMB English Medium School. She works with the preschool and kindergarten teachers doing teacher training and curriculum development. Please pray that the teachers and students at LAMB School will know the God’s presents in their lives.