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Rachel Anderson

Rachel Anderson

Rachel Anderson My name is Rachel Anderson. I am 22 years old. I have lived the majority of my life in Mora, MN where I am currently living with my parents and 4 of my siblings. I am the oldest, and I have 2 sisters and 3 brothers, one of which is currently away studying at college. I just recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin River Falls with a degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Spanish. I enjoy running, reading, embroidery, crochet, drawing, gardening, and learning languages. I grew up in a Christian household …

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Update with the Shipley’s in Norway

Update with the Shipley’s in Norway   What exciting things do you have planned for your ministry in the next few months? Currently, Mikaela and I (Derrick) have been planning and making preparations for the start of her Ceramics/Pottery Studio. Mikaela graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Area of Emphasis in Ceramics. She has long wanted to use her passion for art by entwining it into ministry. Our primary goal with the Ceramics Studio is to build relationships with the local community in a genuine way. Our hope is that this would create opportunities to share the …

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Check-In w/ The Bales’

Check-In w/ The Bales’  Q: What has been going on in your ministry for the last 7 months? A:  7 months ago, we started our support-raising journey for our family to plant a church in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Q: What exciting things do you have planned for your ministry in the next few months?  A: In the next few months, even though we have been raising support for less than a year, we hope to be funded enough to leave for Edinburgh to begin the next chapter working with our fellow brothers and sisters there.  Q: Do you have any stories …

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John Harper

John and Debbie Harper My wife Debbie and I have been married for 40 years. We are both originally from Ohio and now live in Anthem, Arizona, where we are connected to Christ Church of the Valley (CCV). We are blessed to have 5 children, 13 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren scattered from New York to California. I went on my first “foreign” mission trip in the early 1990s to Mexico City where the team helped with the renovation of a church building and visited brothers and sisters in the area. Prior to that, I served on the board of the …

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GoConnect Update: Benjamin Benhardt

GoConnect Update: Benjamin Benhardt Whether you’re a college student looking for a summer internship, a recent graduate not sure where God is calling you to next, or someone who knows they’re called to the mission field and have for a while but are not sure where to start, a GoConnect Trip is perfect for you. Each trip is custom designed to connect you to missionaries doing effective ministry in one or more locations across Europe. As no two trips are alike here is some insight from our recent tripsters… Q: When did you go? Where did you go? A: “I …

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