Thursday, August 28, 2008

Missionary Spotlight: Jay and Maureen Kyle - New York

Jay is currently the Coordinator of Intercultural Church Planning in New York City for the Redeemer Church Planting Center.
He coordinates church plants in large Asian global cities, and directs the China Partnership. Jay and Maureen previously worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators and founded the short-term missions program for Missions to the World. They served with MTW in Mexico City for fifteen years. Jay and Maureen both attended Belhaven College here in Jackson, and Jay later attended Reformed Theological Seminary. They have three children.

Prayer Requests:

Pray for a quick recovery for their son Jeff who recently had neck surgery.

Pray for Jay as he leads a seminar on East Asia at the PCA Global Mission Conference in November.

Pray for safety as they travel back and forth from New York to Asia.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Missionary Spotlight ~ Bruce and Barbara Wannemacher, South Africa

Bruce and Barbara grew up in northern Illinois and met in elementary school. They both became Christians through a campus ministry at college and married before their senior year. After graduation Bruce attended graduate school, earning a master’s degree. He then served as a U.S. Army officer in the Medical Service Corps.
Desiring to serve in cross-cultural missions after military service, Bruce and Barbara pursued Bible training at Covenant Theological Seminary. They both graduated in 1998; Bruce with an M. Div. degree and Barbara with an M.A. in general theological studies. During their seminary years, God confirmed their desire to serve cross-culturally through short-term missionary opportunities in England, Jordan, and Africa.
Bruce is on staff at the Bible Institute of South Africa in Cape Town, teaching and discipling African students and pastors throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Barbara is actively involved with discipling Bible college women and works off-campus teaching Bible at a local primary school.
Bruce and Barbara have two grown children.