Current Ministry Kristin is working with Kids Alive International in the Dominican Republic. She is living in Monte Plata and is working at the Eva Russell School. Kristin’s main ministry focus is loving children through education. She will begin by teaching English and will also be working with national teachers to develop math curriculum andContinue reading Current Ministry
Kristin Barber Kristin is working with Kids Alive International in the Dominican Republic Kristin Barber Favorite Verse: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation shall be able to separate usContinue reading Home Page – Barber
Personal Testimony I believe that God has uniquely equipped me for this ministry. My father was a Vietnam Veteran and former police officer, so our family experienced first-hand the trauma that comes from serving in the military. Because of this understanding, I feel called to work with the military and police of Latin American countries,Continue reading Personal Testimony
Current Ministry Sonja Blea is a Missionary with Thin Blue Line Ministries (TBLM). TBLM works mainly in Latin America to spread the news of Jesus Christ and combat sex trafficking, prostitution, gang activities, and organized crime. To do so, they: Strengthen military, local police, and government officials by providing counseling and teaching how to dealContinue reading Current Ministry
Sonja Blea Missionary with Thin Blue Line Ministries (TBLM) Sonja Blea Favorite Verse: “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” –Continue reading Home Page – Blea
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Trey and Elise Atkins’ first overseas missions experience was 1985-1987 in Livingston, Scotland, where they served as evangelism ministers with the International Mission Board (IMB) Journeyman program. After Trey attended SWBTS (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) and pastored in Colorado and Canada for eight and a half years, they went to Sarajevo, Bosnia, with their twoContinue reading Past Ministry
The Atkinses returned to Bratislava, Slovakia in the summer of 2012. Their youngest son, Bret, is at Southwestern Oklahoma State University as a sophomore and their oldest son, Ryan, is at California Baptist University as a junior. Trey and Elise will continue in the same capacity as cluster strategy leaders which encompasses supervising the personnelContinue reading Current Ministry
Trey and Elise Atkins Serving IMB (International Mission Board) personnel in Central Europe and the people of Slovakia through making disciples, starting Bible Study groups (which we hope will lead to churches), and training leaders Trey and Elise Atkins Favorite Verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your ownContinue reading Home Page – Atkins
Rich was born in Columbus, Georgia in 1956 but spent most of his childhood in Eastern Massachusetts. His parents divorced when he was young, but his mom remarried an awesome family man who was also a great provider. Rich grew up believing in God but not knowing Him personally. He was athletic with a loveContinue reading Rich and Pam’s Testimony
We could not be here without your prayers. We are thankful for the team of people God has raised up to pray and give faithfully. “As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives and at thelast He will take His stand on the earth.” Job 19:25 We are thankful for: Megan and that sheContinue reading Praise and Prayer Request
Nathan with some children out at the Brickyard The Agnews began their ministry in Chihuahua, Mexico in August of 2002. They have officially moved out of Spanish study and are in enjoying ministry in various areas. Rich is involved in community development which takes him out to the tribe regularly. He helps with both socialContinue reading Current Ministry
Rich and Pam Agnew Serving the Lord in Chihuahua, Mexico The Agnews Pam’s favorite verse: “The Lord will guide you always, he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” Isaiah 58:11 Rich’s favorite verse: “ButContinue reading Home Page – Agnew
Updates March 2012 If you are reading this, either you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with cancer. It is a scary time and the doctors and websites usually look a little grim. I hope that these postings will give you hope and get your focus on God’s words to you and notContinue reading Update – March 2012
Updates May 2010 FIVE YEARS CANCER FREE—THANK YOU GOD! Well, it is official, I’ve had all the tests and checkups and I am happy to say that I have reached the 5 year mark and no cancer has returned. I am so grateful that God gave me a second chance at life. It has reallyContinue reading Update – May 2010
Well, it has been 4 years now since I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and all the tests show that I am cancer free. I still worry from time to time that it will come back. It is always a little thought in the back of my mind because I mistakenly thought I was totally healthy 4 years ago when there was ovarian and kidney cancer growing inside of me.
The Physical Battle Honest Communication God tells us to call to him. Psalm50:15 Call to me in the day of trouble, I will deliver you and you will honor me. Psalm 80:7 Restore us, O God almighty; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved. God wants a relationship with you. ThinkContinue reading Honest Communication
The Physical Battle The Worst Day “I am covered in bumps!” My face looks distorted and ‘elephant’ like. I need help God! I need help! This is awful. Please let there be some cure, some drug that will fix this. It itches and I can’t see because my eyelids are so swollen! Lord, please healContinue reading The Worst Day
The Physical Battle How Others Can Help Lord, I am so glad you are walking with me through my cancer “adventure.” I’m trying, Lord, to count it all joy like James 1:2-5 encourages us to do. To have you beside me is the greatest gift! However, today I want to thank you for bringing special,Continue reading How Others Can Help
The Physical Battle Are you sleeping well? I don’t know about you, but I can usually keep the worrying under control during the day. But at night, my mind won’t shut off. There were many nights I didn’t sleep well. I tried to lay there and rest because everyone was telling me to rest soContinue reading Are You Sleeping Well?
The Physical Battle Tests, tests, tests…I hope I pass! I can’t believe how many medical tests you NEED to have done when you are being diagnosed with cancer or are determining treatments! I had Cat scans, MRI’s, PET scans, many blood draws, colonoscopies, Mammograms, EKG’s, X-rays, bone scans, the list goes on and on….I’m sureContinue reading Tests Tests Tests … I Hope I Pass
The Physical Battle Hair and Tears “It seems that everything is falling from my head; my hair and my tears.” This was a very hard time in the cancer journey. I knew that the chemotherapy was going to make my hair fall out. I thought I was prepared for this, but when it happened itContinue reading Hairs and Tears
The Mental Battle Am I being punished or is this a life lesson? Only you can answer that—no, wait, only God can answer that. I asked God that. I prayed about all my sins wondering if I did something to bring this about. If so, I wanted to do what was necessary to get rightContinue reading Am I Being Punished?
The Mental Battle Where is Your Focus? During my bout with cancer, my eyes bounced from place to place. First, I focused on the fear of the pathology results, then the pain of the surgery, then the treatment choices, and then the medical bills. My focus was on the worries. One day I read PsalmsContinue reading Where is Your Focus?
The Mental Battle Is Anyone Listening? God, listen! Listen to my prayer, listen to the pain in my cries. Don’t turn your back to me just when I need you so desperately. Pay attention! This is a cry for help and hurry, this can’t wait! I’m wasting away to nothing. I’m burning up with fever.Continue reading Is Anyone Listening?