Moises ChinoTegucigalpa, Honduras
I serve in the Iglesia Misionera de Cristo at El Pedregal, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Central America. The IMC churches’ ministry is addressed mainly to the poor. We try as much as we can to replicate Jesus’ ministry to the poor as recorded in Matthew 4:23. Our local church congregates an average of 300 members to its Sunday morning worship service. Over the years we have planted daughter churches in rural communities near Tegucigalpa.
Patinya ThitathanBangkok, Thailand
Patinya is a native of Bangkok, Thailand where there are about 100 churches of Christ with approximately 3,000 believers. Patinya spends most of his time visiting, teaching and encouraging the churches in the northeast part of the country. The mission field in Thailand is a stable and constantly growing work. The fact that Patinya and Penjai are Thais makes them especially useful to God because they know the language, the culture, and the people. God has prepared them and given them many experiences that have been useful tools in His work with the Thai people.
Kevin & Benay BlumePorto Alegre, Brazil
Since 2002, Kevin & Benay Blume, along with their children, have been serving the lost and broken people of Porto Alegre. Their most recent project, called “Hope House,” is a halfway house and training center for men leaving drug and alcohol rehab. They plan to operate a cookie business from the house, to help offset costs and provide job training for their residents. Kevin and Benay covet your prayers and would love to hear from you. Find out more on their Hope House website.
Courtney GarlandWinneba, Ghana
A former Youth Minister at White’s Station Church of Christ in Memphis, Courtney Garland packed up and moved to Africa in May 2013. She is the acting director for The Pearl House, a start-up orphanage for young girls in Winneba, Ghana. Find out more about Courtney and the Pearl House on her blog.
Joel BanksBuenos Aires, Argentina
Joel serves at the Caballito Church of Christ in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His areas of ministry involve Let´s Start Talking, teaching at the Argentine Bible Institute, coordinating online courses and internet outreach, as well as leading a small group ministry in his congregation.
Steve RaineTauranga, New Zealand
Steve Raine is the Principal of the South Pacific Bible College, a preacher and ministry training organization located in New Zealand that has been operating for over 30 years. SPBC’s purpose is to train nationals, from New Zealand, the South Pacific, and other nations in the Word of God using an integrated focus on Biblical instruction, relevant scholarship, spiritual growth, ministry skills, and personal development. Through this effort, indigenous graduates take the gospel to the lost, establish new churches and help mature existing congregations.
Anupong & Penya KiatpochaiBangkok, Thailand
Anupong and Penya, daughter of Patinya Thitathan, graduated from the Bangkok Servant Leadership Institute in 2013. They are now serving with the Tai for the Savior ministry at Ramkhamhaeng Christian Center. Anupong (a.k.a. Benz) has skills and experience in graphic design and web design, while Penya (a.k.a. Prae) has a background in event production. Together, this energetic Christian couple has a desire to put their gifts to work for God’s purpose in Thailand.
Nick & Rebecca La SpinaTauranga, New Zealand
My wife, Rebecca, and I currently serve at the Otumoetai Church of Christ in Tauranga, New Zealand. This is a congregation of about 120 people of all ages, and it is a group of people who truly love the Lord and who are striving to serve Him. My specific role at Otumoetai is to do several things: lead the youth ministry (and help equip others to lead), preach up to 12 times per year and I also help plan the direction and material for the teaching and preaching at Otumoetai.
Jon & Arlene GallowayEast Kilbride, Scotland
Ricky & Allison LewisDar es Salaam, Tanzania
Ricky & Allison Lewis moved to Dar es Salaam in the fall of 2018 with their seven children. Ricky serves as Chaplain and Bible teacher with the Senior School at Haven of Peace Academy. He has been commissioned to co-write new curriculum and programming for the Senior School Bible classes. Their hope is to better meet the needs of all students, especially those without any Christian exposure or Biblical knowledge. This will open many doors for Ricky and Allison to disciple students at the school, and hopefully their families as well. They are also worship and serve in the local church.
James & Savanna MillikanTabacundo, Ecuador
As of June 2019, James, Savanna, Amos, and Ezra Millikan live in Tabacundo, Ecuador at the Hacienda of Hope.
HoH is a home to 40 children who have been removed from their homes due to neglect or abuse. They live 4 casas, each with a set of loving house parents and attend a bilingual Christian school with other children from the community.
Savanna’s primary role is coordinating and hosting team visits. James is developing an academic program to help students at the school catch up to their grade levels. They are both eager to join the community that provides a place of hope and healing, with intentional spiritual formation and counseling for both children and their families.
James & Savanna are returning to the mission field after serving for 3 years in Costa Rica. They have spent the past few years living in Franklin with their sons and extended family.Support the Millikans
Please make sure to type “Millikans at Hacienda of Hope” as a special instruction to the seller (Twickenham Church of Christ).