Edgewood church supports various missionary efforts in the states and internationally.
The countries where our missionaries serve are Belgium, Bosnia, Peru, Dominican Republic, England, Haiti, India, Philippines, Romania, Spain, West Africa, as well as various locations in the United States .
Please take a moment to see where these fine stewards of God's word are working and spreading the gospel.
Serving on our Missions Board are Jeff & Pam Bruins and Tom & Sue Johnson
Cory is capitalizing on his language and cultural training as he is involved with multiple ministries including youth discipling, outreach retreats in the mountains, summer camps, house group Bible studies, team times, English classes, and hosting ministry teams from the USA. "Ultimately seeing decisions for the Messiah and seeing people grow is the highlight; and being part of a process to see others make the same decision." Cory is the son of church members Darwin and Elna. You can contact Cory at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haiti / Dominican Republic
John Martinez serves with G.O. Ministries (Great Opportunities in Global Outreach). John is responsible for all ministry activities, facilitating short-term teams, and building partnerships of ministry in Haiti. He serves as the primary encourager for G.O. Ministries' team of Haitian pastors. He can be reached at email@example.com. Also visit the following websites: www.go-ministries.org and www.gojmartinez.blogspot.com.
John and Anita Koeshall are founders of Students for Christ (SFC) Europe, and are the coordinators of University Ministries Network. Both John and Anita have their PhD's in Cross Cultural Education. Their work has an active presence in 20 different countries. Students for Christ is an organization whose goal is to reach the secular university students for Jesus. The Koeshalls often travel separately and are active in ministry and training in Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, Southern Asia, South America, as well as the U.S.A. You can contact them at John.firstname.lastname@example.org or www.koeshall.com
Todd and his wife, Rebekah, are currently serving with ReachGlobal (EFCA) in Birmingham, England. They minister with a multi-cultural team among the many British ethnic minorities. They encourage the local churches in education and outreach. Their main work is making disciples of Christ and planting a church by way of “loving their neighbors as themselves.”
Marcel Maxim serves as an evangelist, preacher/teacher, youth leader and deacon in Romania in a town about 42 miles north of Galati. They purchased a house in their village to become their home church and serves as host to evangelistic events as well.
Ryan Hull is serving as a missionary with Go To Nations in Iloilo City, Philippines.Iloilo City is a town of close to 500,000 people that has an abundance of poverty and an abundance of needs.He serves alongside of a team of missionaries to bring hope to the hurting, ignite the fires of evangelism, and train & equip believers to be spiritual leaders. Ryan is serving at The Sonshine Center (where famished children are fed and ministered to), Traveling Camp Sonshine, a Bible School, the Calajunan Dump Site & church plant, and a Flood Relocation Site, where he has faith that God will bring Hope through the Gospel.He can be reached atGoRyanThere4@gmail.com. Also visit the following website:www.gotonations.org/hull
Remesh Dutta is an indigenous missionary serving with New Anointing Ministries in Punjab State, one of the most difficult mission fields in India. He has a preaching and music ministry among the abandoned, tribal people, farmers, and factory workers. He reaches out to both the illiterate and the educated. Remesh disciples a gathering of believers, has a gospel team, and conducts village and open air evangelism
Bill and Joan Schmidt of our congregation goes to India for a month each winter to help with various ministries focused around an orphanage near Hyderbad. They work with Life Saving Ministries International.
Gordy and Bear Grover have been with EFCA as missionaries since 1992. For 3 years, 2008-2011, they were involved in holistic earthquake response in Chincha, Peru, with EFCA TouchGlobal Crisis Response. Presently they are working in the U.S. with TouchGlobal Crisis Response assisting in various areas needing help, such as New Orleans (aftermath of Katrina), tornado ravaged areas, and New Jersey (aftermath of hurricane Sandy). They go where EFCA TouchGlobal sends them when a need becomes apparent. You can contact them at Gordy.Grover@efca.org
Ben, Meggan, and Andrew Knox serve with WorldVenture in youth ministry in Madrid, Spain. They long to see young women and men from the emerging generation in Spain choose to center their lives on Christ, living to love Him and love others. They currently serve on a team with Spaniards and Americans at a local church in Madrid. Meggan spent some of her teen years at Edgewood. You can catch up with the Knoxes at email@example.com, benymeggan.blogspot.com, or (920)345-2150.
Rick Slager is serving with Partners Worldwide as West Africa- Rural Development Organizer. His ministry is known as Rural Empowerment Initiative. Rick researches opportunities for rural development and sustainable micro industries in the region; thereby, helping indigenous families find income-generating tasks to support their families and create jobs in their communities.
The over reaching goal is to alleviate poverty, promote health and education, restore dignity and strengthen the effectiveness of the witness of the Christian Church in West Africa.
Bruce and Jackie Redmond serve in the Southeast District of the Evangelical Free Church. Bruce is the Southeast District Church Planting Coordinator. In this role, he offers assessment for church planting couples, helps equip them with skills through the Evangelical Free Church's Bootcamp, and helps find coaches from experienced church planters and pastors. They also offer workshops, coaching and resources for lay driven church starts or for those established churches desiring to plant new churches. Jackie is the director of "Resound Now", a women's ministry. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A husband and wife team work through SEND International as missionaries in Alaska. They invest time building relationships and working with the tribal administrators there. Winter in Alaska ranges in temperature from -40 to +40 F. The main activity is playing basketball as well as ice fishing. Many travel by snowmobile. Gas is around $7.00 a gallon. Pray for the couple for open doors and hearts as they live and work here.
Stevens Point, WI
Serving in Wisconsin are Rev. Don Price and his wife Julie. Don is Director of Church Health in the Forest Lakes District which covers the Waupun area. He began this ministry in 1999 after serving as senior pastor in two Free Churches and being on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ for 13 years. You can contact them at email@example.com .
Voice in the Wilderness. Belvidere, IL
Philip DelRe is the founder and president of Voice in the Wilderness Ministries, an international preaching, teaching, and publishing ministry dedicated to evangelism and discipleship training. Serving as a chaplain for the Cook County Jail in Chicago for the last 18 years, he has also been privileged to teach in Bible colleges, pastors' conferences, churches, and prisons across the country and around the world. Phil has written 8 books and shared the Gospel with over 100,000 prison inmates. To God be the glory! He and his wife, Susan, have five children, and live in Belvidere, Illinois. You can contact him at Jesus@safeplace.net or go to his website at www.voice-wilderness.org.
"The most loving thing you can do is let people look into the mirror of God's law, so they can see themselves as God sees them. Now, the Holy Spirit has maximum leverage to do what only He can - lead them to Christ! Do God's work God's way, and you'll get God's results!" - Reverend Phillip DelRe
MARK and KAREN GIEBINK-After serving for a year with TeachBeyond in Germany, the Giebinks have returned to the States better equipped to serve in their new role with TeachBeyond in Human Resources/Personnel. TeachBeyond, as a mission organization, is using the in-demand tool of English education to do missions around the world. Opportunities abound and the Mission is targeting areas closed to traditional methods of church planting and evangelism. Mark is involved in establishing policy, caring for staff, keeping lines of communication open with staff and schools, and developing structure that will enable the ministry to be effective and grow. Mark can be reached at mgiebink@TeachBeyond.org
As a missionary to area young people, Scott Ritzema is reaching out to students in a variety of ways. With outreaches at the Union ( a local teen center) and at the local schools of Waupun and Rosendale, Scott gets involved at games, practices, and activities seeking to build relationships with them and sharing the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. You can contact Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Badgerland Youth For Christ
Ali Johnson works as a missionary to area teens with the Badgerland Youth for Christ. As the Fond du Lac Campus Life Director, Ali builds healthy relationships with young people, and walks with them through the daily struggles of life. Through these relationships, and by relating to teens at their level and on their turf, Ali’s goal is to have them create a solid foundation for life and make an eternal impact as life-long followers of Jesus Christ. You can contact Ali at email@example.com. To learn more, visit www.fdlyfc.org.
Camp Forest Springs
Ryan and Heather Reissner are serving on missionary staff at Camp Forest Springs in Westboro, Wisconsin. Camp Forest Springs is a non-denominational Christian camp that is open year around. As Alumni Coordinators, their primary role is to develop and maintain relationships with current and past Camp Forest Springs staff members. Much of their role involves mentoring college and high school age students; encouraging them as they mature in their relationship with the Lord. Ryan, Heather, and their two girls, Zoe and Maia, feel very blessed to be serving in place that God has used so powerfully in their own lives. You may contact them at rreissner @campforestsprings.org. Please visit www.campforestsprings.org for more information on their camps and retreat events.