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Nathan and Anya Stan (and J. and D.) - names changed

Worker Profile: Nathan and Anya Stan (and J. and D.)

It is now our generation’s turn to serve others in areas where the gospel is almost unknown. We are glad to follow God’s calling and to partner with VMMissions in this calling. Now we are part of the Launch Team in one of the post-Soviet countries in Central Asia.

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Joyel Allen Worker Profile

Worker Profile: Joyel Allen

Joyel serves as a campus missionary to Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia, where she shares the gospel with students and disciples them. She serves with Every Nation Campus, in partnership with VMMissions.

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Worker Profile: Adam & Elise Sauder

Adam and Elise (names changed) serve with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. They help staff six-month discipleship schools for young adults, which is followed by an “outreach” phase to South Asia.

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Central Asia sunset

Worker Profile: Kate Miller

Kate (not her real name) is a computer programmer for a U.S. company that is partnered with a company in Central Asia as business for transformation (B4T). She is working with the office in Central Asia to help strengthen the relationship between the two companies, and lives with a local family.

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Rissa Martin at Agape Home, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Worker Profile: Rissa Martin

Rissa serves at Agape Home, a Christian-run orphanage located in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where she had volunteered several times before returning as a VMMissions worker. She coordinates with incoming volunteers, teaches English in a Montessori Preschool, and manages the website and social media.

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Jhustin Thompson

Worker Profile: Jhustin Thompson

Jhustin serves in a college ministry assignment with Every Nation Campus and VMMissions. “My work and goal is to show the love of God and be a light to campus. I want to see lives changed by the good news and do the work of God,” he writes.

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Ken Wettig

Worker Profile: Ken Wettig

Ken serves as the initiator and director of a youth discipleship program called SLAQ (Servant Leader Quest), which seeks to raise up diverse cohorts among the next generation of serving leaders in the way of Jesus through outdoor adventures, community service, and “crucial conversations.”

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Hannah Shultz

Worker Profile: Hannah Shultz

Hannah’s assignment is to disciple children in local Spanish-speaking churches in the way of Jesus through word and song. She partners with congregations, teaches piano and violin, and shares biblical truths to build and nurture faith in kids.

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Andressa Coutinho

Worker profile: Andressa Coutinho

Andressa’s assignment consists of cultural and linguistic learning as well as support of the church planting ministry of Albanian leaders and VMMissions workers Rafael and Solange Tartari, currently serving in northern Albania in the city of Shkodër.

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Nathan Carr

Worker profile: Nathan Carr

Nathan is serving in prison ministry, involved in reaching out to men like himself—helping to draw them out of addiction towards Christ. He can see the joy in the men he relates to when they surrender to Jesus, because he knows the new life that lies ahead for them.

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Lydia (Musselman) Martin

Worker profile: Lydia Musselman

Lydia leads discipleship groups, weekly prayer on the campuses of EMU and JMU, and Bible studies with women from both universities, nurturing cross-cultural connection and watering their souls with the living water.

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Norma Teles

Worker profile: Norma Teles

Norma is the director of the Joshua Center, which provides a safe place for Roma children and encourages the participation of the family, helping them to be involved in positive ways with their children’s development. She also connects regularly through a girls club with girls aged 9-19 and with a group of mothers.

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