Tim & JoAnn Bauer Bio
Tim and JoAnn Bauer have served as missionaries with Youth With A Mission for 35 years serving in nearly 50 nations. Their work has often involved pioneering new works, including evangelism & training centers in Kenya, Cyprus & Reunion Island along with the ministries of Global Outreach (GO) Teams Africa and ‘Mercy Teams’, Mercy Ships.
Currently Tim co-leads YWAM Kona’s “China Ministries”. Tim and JoAnn live much of the year in Asia helping to awaken the huge Chinese church to their call to go to the nations. This he does through leading Discipleship Mission schools and workshops across China, Taiwan and Asia. Tim also serves on the leadership team of ‘Gateway Camp Hong Kong’: an annual youth camp mobilizing hundreds of Chinese youth to missions.
Cory & Kris Thede
In preparation for missionary service, Cory earned a B.S. degree in horticulture and Kris earned an M.D. degree. Their service in Haiti began in 1998. God’s words from Ephesians 4:12 guides them: “for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ” (NAS).
Equipping the Saints: Through education—agricultural, medical, and spiritual—Haitian Christians can better touch others for Christ. One improved life impacts many lives in one’s family and community. Cory and Kris hope to strengthen the faithful and draw others to the Lord by meeting needs.
For Work of Service: Striving to upgrade food and medical resources, Cory and Kris attempt to improve the health of the Haitian people. Healthy people serve better, opening doors for others to see God’s love and receive freedom.
Building up the Body of Christ: Cory and Kris host teams, who come to encourage, pray, work, and partner locally. The Thedes’ share global prayer requests and the Haitian church shares in building up His believers. By living among the Fauche community, sharing in its sorrows and joys, Cory, Kris, Eli, and Anna build up the church to glorify God.
Mike & Amy Knox
Mike and Amy Knox both accepted Jesus as their Savior in their teen years, and in college they made commitments to serve the Lord wherever He directed. Years later, while in Nicaragua with a team of Wisconsin pastors, Mike sensed the distinct call to serve there long-term. In 2006, after a year of language school in Costa Rica, the Knox family began their missionary service with Global Partners in Nicaragua.
After opening in 2007, the Nicaraguan Bible Institute graduated its first class in 2012, and four Nicaraguan pastors were ordained to ministry. The national church continues to grow and mature, demonstrating a passion for church planting, evangelism, and discipleship. Two key pieces of the strategy for outreach in many Nicaraguan churches are feeding programs and schools.
Mike’s primary focus continues to be theological education and leadership development in the Nicaraguan Wesleyan Church. Amy’s training as a nurse has opened doors for community health education and ministering to the needs of many people, both within the church and beyond. Mike, Amy, and their son, Jacob, are serving their third term in Nicaragua, while their twin daughters, Trisha and Rikki, pursue university studies in the United States.
In addition to prayer and financial support of the Knoxes themselves, you can also get involved in Nicaragua by participating in short-term teams or projects. For more information, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Matt and Barb Peterson
Christ Offers Much: Food, Outreach, Resources, Transportation and Support in our community.
Christ Offers Much:
|Food:||COMFORTS provides basic food and necessities through monthly distributions. COMFORTS provides perishable items to local families in need through donations. COMFORTS also provides emergency care supplies as needed.|
|Outreach:||COMFORTS partners with other Christian and civic organizations in the area. Together, COMFORTS and Minong Area Christian Outreach, Inc. will sponsor family friendly events in our communities. These events will be to simply bless the families and children that live in the Northwood School Area.|
|Resources:||By working with other area organizations, COMFORTS and Minong Area Christian Outreach, Inc. are able to provide resource information to aid individuals and families in getting back on their feet.|
|Transportation:||COMFORTS sees a need for a ride program in the area due to lack of public transportation in our communities. This program would be able to provide transportation to and from doctor appointments, trips to the grocery store and other transportation needs.|
|Support:||Seeing and understanding the need for support in times of crisis. Through partnering with other organizations, we can meet both the physical and emotional needs of our communities.|
COMFORTS describes the mission of Minong Area Christian Outreach, Inc.