By God’s grace and the Holy Spirit’s guidance, JPBC has adopted 4 sets of international missionary families. These brothers and sisters are placed in strategic parts of the world for the gospel to penetrate the hearts of men and women.

Below are the areas we are intentionally reaching out to: East Asia and Africa. Some last names are disguised for the protection of these families.

 

David & Billie Blessing

The Blessings are missionaries serving God in West Africa, sharing God’s love with those who do not yet know him. Their desire is to pursue nothing less than an overwhelming movement of reproducing churches among the people that will bring glory to God by saturating the land with the Gospel message and leading many people to salvation in Christ.

God has burdened the Blessings’ hearts for the millions of people of Guinea, who have almost no access to the Good News of Jesus Christ. God has called them to seek out worshipers for himself among them. The members of JPBC praise God for the work of these co-laborers for God’s glory.

If you would like learn more about David and Billie or keep up to date with their work, please visit their website or Facebook page.

 

Manasseh Kaonga

Manasseh is an indigenous missionary to Zambia. He was born in Luanshya and lived there throughout his youth. In his public testimony, he states that during the time that he went to secondary school, he, “sold out to the world … constantly moving with bad company … I felt stuck in life and started to worry very much about my life in the future. From the time that I quit attending my dad’s church in 1987, through secondary school up until the end of 1994, I never went to any other.”

Manasseh became a Christian in 1995 when “I saw this American white man accompanied by three Zambians, one of whom I recognised to be my neighbor … The missionary shared God’s word from the Bible with me. He shared about all men being born sinners, estranged from God and destined for Hell. But he emphasized that God has demonstrated his love to us in Christ, that I needed to renounce sin and follow Christ for my salvation. That day I gave my life to the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Manasseh’s call to ministry was gradual. But in 1997, he couldn’t resist the call any longer. He felt right about leaving all personal ambition and emotional ties behind him for the sake of advancing Jesus’ gospel to people in Zambia. He then went on to Bible college, Baptist Bible College, for four years, giving him accreditation through Louisiana Baptist University in America.

Manasseh feels called by God to plant a new church in Kapiri Mposhi. After visiting the location with a cousin, he saw the need for a good Bible believing church. Kapiri Mposhi is a growing residential area, but without doctrinally sound churches. He says, “I believe where there are lost souls, there is a call for ministry. I want to answer God’s outstanding call.”

The members of JPBC praise God for work of these co-laborers for God’s glory.

If you would like learn more about Manasseh or keep up to date with their work, please contact the office and we will be glad to tell you about the updates in person.

 

Adam and Mary

Adam and Mary (the absence of last name and photos are intentional for the protection of this family) are currently serving overseas in East Asia. They are seeking to impact this area in several ways:

First, they are sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with the many people in their city who have never heard the good news. The city in which they currently live has an estimated population of 17-22 million people—the vast majority of whom have never heard the gospel. Most East Asians are atheistic, while others are highly superstitious, believing in an assortment of traditional religions and philosophies. All of them are in desperate need to know the only Name by which they might be saved.

Secondly, they desire to mentor and teach pastors who lack sufficient theological and practical training. There are very few resources that are available to the pastoral leadership in this country, and opportunities for quality Biblical training are quite limited. Adam desires to use his theological training to help equip pastors to shepherd their flocks well.

Lastly, Adam and Mary aim to provide counseling for struggling believers and to train pastors in this essential area of ministry. Christians in East Asia often do not understand basic biblical teachings about areas of everyday life, including marriage, parenting, and how to deal with guilt and shame. Helping people understand how the Bible speaks to these areas of life is of great importance for the health and longevity of the church in East Asia. Without being rooted and grounded in the Word of God, Christians will be led astray into the false teachings that too often overrun the churches here.

Please pray for Adam and Mary in the following ways:

  1. Pray for language and culture acquisition. Pray that God would give them the ability to understand and communicate in the native language.
  2. Pray for boldness and opportunities to share the gospel with non-believers.
  3. Pray for relationships to develop with pastors and other Christians. Pray also that God would open doors for them to equip and build up the churches that are there.
  4. Pray that Adam and Mary’s marriage would be strong and healthy. Pray also that they would have wisdom and sensitivity regarding their children’s growth and development.

The members of JPBC praise God for work of these co-laborers for God’s glory.

If you would like learn more about Adam and Mary or keep up to date with their work, please contact the office and we will be glad to tell you about the updates in person.

 

Mark and Megan

Mark and Megan (the absence of last name and photos are intentional for the protection of this family) have served in East Asia for 8 years. Their work is evangelism and discipleship of college students coupled with urban church planting. Many graduating college students in this country are unable to find existing churches to join, and are forced to start their own churches. A small association of churches has begun through this work with leaders that need training and resourcing. As this network of pastors grows, the goal is to help them grow in a biblical understanding or the church coupled with a missionary vision.

Please pray for Mark and Megan in the following ways:

  1. Bold proclamation of the gospel on the campus.
  2. Wise leadership of their team of fellowship missionaries.
  3. That their work among local pastors would result in increasingly healthy churches in their city.

The members of JPBC praise God for work of these co-laborers for God’s glory.

If you would like learn more about Mark and Megan or keep up to date with their work, please contact the office and we will be glad to tell you about the updates in person.

 

Chris and Lisa

Chris and Lisa (the absence of last name and photos are intentional for the protection of this family) serve alongside Mark and Megan. Evangelism among college students (most of whom have never heard the Gospel) and discipleship of young believers is their primary role on the field. They are trusting the Lord to raise up many college students, to be lifelong faithful church members and to boldly take the Gospel to their university, country, and places in the world where Jesus isn’t yet known. 

Please pray for Chris and Lisa in the following ways:

  1. That God would provide the remaining monthly support needed, so that they can return to East Asia soon.
  2. God’s blessing on continued language study as they return.
  3. That God would use them to call many students to Himself, as they seek to clearly and boldly proclaim the Gospel among students who have never heard.

The members of JPBC praise God for work of these co-laborers for God’s glory.

If you would like learn more about Chris and Lisa or keep up to date with their work, please contact the office and we will be glad to tell you about the updates in person.

 

JPBC seeks to not just give money to missionaries who will go abroad, but also to be a part of those missionaries’ lives and labor. We take a serious commitment to diligently pray for these brothers and sisters, as well as their family. We work to stay as up to date with their gospel work as much as possible through emails, letters, Skype and Lord willing, visits.

JPBC is always looking for ways to reach out to missionaries more efficiently. If you have a suggestion, looking for ways to support or have other questions about international missions, please contact our outreach pastor Ben Bullard.

Please join us in praying, giving and sending the good news of Christ to the neighbors around the world.