International Ministries

Blacknall is grateful to support international ministries, including several Blacknall members, with prayer and financial contributions (see below for a complete list). There are also various opportunities to participate in short-term missions around the world. Contact Craig & Rachel Frey with the International Ministry Team (IMT) for more information. The committee that makes up the IMT meets the first Sunday evening of each month.

Deep Common Journey Partner

imagesCongo Initiative seeks to “model, nurture, and shape an authentic redemptive community of Christ’s followers whose calling is to transform the society in the DRC [Democratic Republic of Congo].” Cullen Rodgers-Gates, President & Executive Director.

Click here for more information on Blacknall’s Deep Common Journey Partners.

Fellows in Missions

The International Ministry Team is excited to help Blacknall members and regular attenders who are hoping to engage in short-term missions. Whether following a call to a particular place or just following a call to serve, we want to partner with you to help you have a fruitful experience. You don’t need an affiliation, but we’d love for you to connect with Blacknall-supported missionaries. If you’re interested in learning more about Fellows in Missions, please contact Craig and Rachel Frey. Currently, we are gearing up for the 2015 Urbana Conference, as well as preparing for Summer 2016 Fellows Program.

Supported  Missionaries

Dick & Nancy Baggé: Currently serving as counselors among missionaries in Kenya at Tumaini Counselling Centre. The Bagges will be moving to the USA in 2015 and will continue their counseling work with Wycliffe.

Fraser & Liz Bennett: Working for SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics, Inc.) in Texas, Fraser is the International Language Program Training Coordinator.

BORN: Bihar Out-Reach Network, Bihar, India (PFF)

Mya & Dave Clarke: Discipling missionary apprentices and training in basic counseling skills for the Irish Church in Dublin. The Clarkes are supported through Serge (formerly World Harvest Mission).

Logan Dahms: Serving in Costa Rica as an intern for SCORE International. Logan is directly involved in coaching basketball teams in San Jose, as well as playing on a first-division professional team there. Logan also runs basketball clinics at a suburban high school. In 2015, he will be working with the Costa Rican National Team.

Abby Demarest: Serving in Dublin, Ireland with Serge as an apprentice. She is working with the Irish Christian church in areas of evangelism, as well as helping to coordinate the experience of short-term summer interns. www.abbydemarest.com

Annette George: Teaching music and music therapy at Payap University, Thailand.

Rollin & Wendy Grams: Rollin is a New Testament Professor at Gordon-Conwell in Charlotte, NC. The Grams are intending to move to Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa, where Rollin will be teaching various programs for East Mountain. Blacknall member Sarah Bohn was a Fellow in 2013 at East Mountain. Rollin writes a blog at www.bibleandmission.blogspot.com.

Kyle & Emily Hamilton: Working in Beni, Congo with Congo Initiative, teaching at UCBC (Université Chrétienne Bilingue du Congo). The Hamiltons are being sent and supported, in part, by The Antioch Partners. Visit their blog to learn more: www.congozawadi.org.

Tom & Judy Harvey: Teaching at Oxford Centre for Mission Studies in England. Their most recent update can be found here.

Ken & Judy Hollingsworth: Working with bible translation, based in Texas.

Hana Kamiya: Teaching literacy to grades 1-2 with South American Mission in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Hana’s blog is hanainbolivia.wordpress.com. Hana will be on a Home Assignment in 2015-16.

Hunter & Lauri Lambeth: Living and working in Nazareth, Israel with Young Life.

Rich & Barb Leary: Currently living in Budapest, the Leary’s serve Campus Crusade with Leader Led Movements.

Ed & Aretta Loving: Directing the Language and Translation Department of Wycliffe in Waxhaw, NC.

R&B: Community development in Central Asia.

Woody & Mary McLendon: Supporting Bible Translation of Wycliffe in Waxhaw, NC. Woody serves as the President of JAARS.

Jonathan & Rocio Mikes: Working for United World Mission with La Fuente, a young church in Mexico City. Jonathan’s blog is www.jmikes.blogspot.com.

David & Erin Pervis: planting churches and teaching English in Bulgaria with Mission To The World.

Donna & Chris Rice: living in South Korea as representatives of Mennonite Central Committee. Their blog is reconcilers.wordpress.com.

Stacy Rinehart: leading MentorLink International, an organization that seeks to “develop leaders to lead like Jesus.” Visit Stacy’s blog at www.stacyrinehart.wordpress.com.

Charlie & Frauke Schaefer: based in Durham, partnering with Barnabas International, to support missionaries, pastors, and their families in their soul care and mental health needs. www.traumaresilience.com

Lynn & ‘Ale Vander Woude-’Aho: working with YWAM, providing primary health care and discipleship training in Tonga.

Jennifer West: serving as an International student minister in Amersterdam with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Learn more here: http://intervarsitylink.org/meet-staff/jenn-west.