Below are some of the 2020 Global Outreach partners that Valley Church supports. For a more exhaustive list, contact Kurt Jones or David Howe.
Riverside, California, United States
To view Kierra’s introduction video, click HERE.
Campus Minister at California Baptist University
Kierra works with Challenge, which is the discipleship ministry at California Baptist University, in Riverside, CA. Challenge exists to meet students where they are and help them take the next steps in their spiritual journey. We follow the 2 Timothy 2:2 model of passing on truth to faithful believers who will be able to teach others also. Kierra gets to meet with students to establish them in spiritual maturity and to equip them to make disciples. She also facilitate Bible Studies and does administrative work that helps the ministry be efficient and effective. What she loves most about her job is seeing young women fall in love with Jesus and watching him transform their lives.
Harry & Audrey Brown
Home address: 894 Mulcaster Ct., San Jose, CA 95136-1758
After Harry & Audrey served with Cityteam for 45 years, the Board voted unanimously to set apart the church-planting division that Harry led to become a separate organization called New Generations. This separation was completed in 2018. New Generations trains national leaders to launch and sustain Disciple Making Movements. These ‘movements’ come from a chain-reaction of disciples making disciples that results in a cascade of churches planting churches. New Generations is involved in 56 countries and 446 Unreached People Groups. Harry is President of New Generations. Audrey assists in prayer, mentoring, projects, donor relations and hosting guests.
Ryan & Amanda Burleson
The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM)
Burleson 138 Paprika Ave, South Africa
The Burlesons live in Pretoria South Africa and partner with others in discipling and raising up African missionaries. They work with the locals of nearby townships where many people are marginalized and partner with leaders in Zimbabwe and Mozambique to strengthen them in their growth and economic development to advance the gospel. The Burelsons try to bring together like-minded partners to learn from each other to tackle big problems. Pray that the leaders they work with would stay focused and pass on what they are learning to faithful and reliable people, and that African missionaries would be bold as they confront lies that impede gospel transformation in their communities. Pray for the Burleson’s daughter Mercy as she battles hearing loss. Pray for their organization to make shifts necessary to play empowering roles and to more effectively mobilize African leaders.
Robin & Teri Cook
Home address: 2239 Havenridge Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920-6201
Robin recruits, prepares, and sends sports teams into God’s harvest field, primarily in Asia and South America. He accompanies a few teams each year. As teams from various colleges and churches travel overseas to play ball and share their testimonies, lives are changed, and pastors and churches are “turned on” to sports ministry. There will be a June trip to Guatemala and a July trip to the Philippines. Plans include the training and equipping of three individuals in six countries to do sports ministry in their churches in Latin America as well as Asia and Africa.
Keith & Kathy Copley
Home address: 8149 Telegraph Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
After serving in Germany for 25 years (through Sept 2009), Keith and Kathy now work in OC’s US Mobilization Center in Colorado Springs. Keith ministers as team director for the Global Ministry Team (GMT), and Kathy heads up the Communication Department. The GMT has impact ministries on seven continents and provides support and training opportunities for effective national ministry to the fields for the advancement of God’s kingdom worldwide.
Home Address: Kandern, Germany
To view Paige’s introduction video, click HERE.
Paige Drake serves at Black Forest Academy (BFA), an Christian missions school aimed at serving missionary families through the care and education of their children. With many missionaries serving in remote areas of the globe, BFA aims to provide an opportunity for their students to get an education that earns them an American diploma while allowing them opportunities with peers to grow spiritually and relationally. Paige serves BFA as a high school Guidance Counselor; for this, she has 60+ student advisees with whom she walks throughout their time at BFA, checking on them, being a listening ear, etc. The fact that the student body represents 50+ countries and cultures, Paige loves hearing each students’ individual story and supporting them as they continue to grow while also partnering with their families in missions around the globe.
Eddy & Rhoda Ekmekji
Home Address: 17729 Superior St #73, Northridge, CA 91325
To view the Ekmekji’s introduction video, click HERE.
There are nearly 1.2 million college students in Greater Los Angeles. It is within that mission field that InterVarsity strives to reach, disciple and empower students to live out their faith and share that faith with their friends, roommates, professors and workmates. Eddy is the Regional Director, commissioned to lead the Greater Los Angeles InterVarsity Division to reach and minister within this community. Rhoda is a third-grade teacher. Children: Layla, Marco, and Liam.
Jon & Marilyn Fuller
Home address: 1052 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5N2C6
To view the Fuller’s introduction video, click HERE.
The Fullers live in Toronto, Canada and served as the National Directors for OMF Canada until December 2018. In January 2019, they took on an international role in OMF, as Director for the Americas (Canada, US and South America). In this role Jon will oversee the mobilization of committed people to reach East Asia’s peoples by partnering with the Church and other missions agencies. He will help OMF understand the Church in the Americas and help the Church in the Americas understand “The Task Unfinished.” Jon is simultaneously working on his Doctor of Ministry at Tyndale Seminary, studying the Church and global mission partnerships in today’s world.
Ron & Sharon Hartwig
North America Indigenous Ministries (NAIM)
Home address: 2175 Castillou Crescent, Merritt, BC V1K 1H7, Canada
Ron and Sharon have been serving with NAIM since 1990. Pray for Ron as the Executive Director of NAIM and Ron’s ability and wisdom to lead a team spread out over Western Canada and the US. Pray for NAIM that the Lord will bring more workers to the field. Pray for their ministry in Merritt, BC, Canada that God will continue to grow the small Native Fellowship and Native leadership there. Pray for Sharon as she leads the weekly women’s Bible study and Ron as he preaches once a month as part of a team of lay preachers.
Ted & Judy Olson
4818 Chaparral Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80917
Ted and Judy serve with Global Fellowship, an agency that facilitates the mobilization of the Body of Christ in various countries in a determined effort to complete the Great Commission. The Olsens are based in Colorado Springs where Ted directs projects in India, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Kenya. Ted works with leaders from international and indigenous mission agencies to bring focus to the task of engaging unreached cultures, evangelism and saturation church planting among unengaged, unreached people groups. Currently, the Olsen’s are partnering with Finishing The Task and the Issachar Initiative to engage 39 caste cultures in Nepal and another 17 in India.
Paul & Cyndi Peck
Missionary Gospel Fellowship
Home address: 9500 Highway 324, Dillon, MT 59725-9707
Paul and Cyndi have been serving in rural Montana since 1985. Paul is the pastor of Prairie Bible Church, and Cyndi has an adoption ministry. Most extremely rural churches have a difficult time surviving because it is almost impossible for them to hire a pastor, and also living in rural Montana is not something that many pastors are willing to do. Over the past 35 years Paul and Cyndi have become an integral part of the community, taking part in city planning meetings and helping with jail chaplaincy. Paul was an EMT for a number of years, and they had their church organize a ministry in Ethiopia assisting in training rural pastors. When an adopted child is not working out in the new home, the family contacts Cyndi’s “Second Chance” program and Cyndi, with their daughter, Christi, and a social worker find a new willing family to do a secondary adoption of that child and help with the new adoption process. Cyndi has been a speaker twice at the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys’ annual convention. The Pecks are very thankful to the Lord for Valley Church’s 34 years of support.
David and Beth Penney
The Penneys work from Tunis, Tunisia, overseeing Community Life care for Christian professionals with IDEAS in North Africa. Several times during the year they visit their associates, walking alongside them to assure they are holistically healthy and effective in their work and daily lives. There they seek to build friendships with nationals as well as encourage transformation and the building up of each one’s community. The Penneys are also leading a teacher training program for a school in Mauritania. Pray that their efforts will establish deep relationships, strengthen the skills of local teachers, and provide opportunities for nationals to begin their journey with the Lord.
To view the Penney’s introductiond video, click HERE.
Dennis & Luiza Strellman
Greater Europe Mission
Field address: New Life Eastern Europe, Alsohatar 14 PF 103, 2040 Budaors, HUNGARY
Dennis and Luiza are part of Greater Europe Mission helping church communities to multiply. They serve Russia and Eastern Europe from Budapest, Hungary. Dennis leads the Hungary field and helps to lead the GEM Focus City initiative while Luiza is the MOPS coordinator there. Pray that they could continue to raise up effective leaders and make disciples.
Glen & Shelly Volkhardt
Mailing address: 7070 Ashley Dr., Colorado Springs CO 80922
Glen and Shelly Volkhardt have been Valley Church missionaries for 40 years. They served with HCJB Global for 29 years—twenty of those years in Quito, Ecuador. Glen now serves as CEO of Paraclete Mission Group, dedicated to coming alongside Christian leaders around the world. Glen consults in strategic planning, board governance, policy development and HR. Shelly is an author, and she ministers internationally as a speaker, mentor, trainer, Bible teacher and encourager of missionaries. Both train in cross-cultural communication. Pray for Glen and Shelly, that our Lord would bless their work with his power and their travel with his protection.
Brandon & Heather Young
C/O New Tribes Mission
P.O. Box 1079 Goroka, EHP 441, Papua New Guinea
To view the Young’s introduction video click HERE. | Password to access the video is: young2020
The youngs have been in Papua New Guinea for 2 years now. They are fluent in the trade language and have settled into ministry as Supply Buyers in the town of Wewak for their missionaries in the bush locations of the Sepik region. The Lord allows them to be a part of church planting by buying and shipping needed supplies for the 14 missionary families serving in 5 remote locations all in different stages of the ministry. This past year the Pei and Amdu people groups heard the Gospel in their own language for the first time in history! Please pray for the Maliyali people as they will be hearing the Gospel in early 2021! Thank you Valley Church for your part in this ministry through your giving and prayers.