Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
God has called us to carry the life-transforming story of Jesus to our neighbors in the U.S. and also to the least-reached places of the world. Here at Shawnee Alliance, we have multiple opportunities to support missions by financial donations, prayer support, and short-term mission trips with teams from the church. We strive to build His kingdom here, and we won’t stop until the job is done!
Rachel started serving in a Creative Access Country with the Alliance in 2017. Her love for travel started early as her father was in the military and she moved around a lot with her family, which includes four brothers and one sister. She attended Houghton College where she received a B.A. in Intercultural Studies. She worked with Habitat for Humanity in Buffalo, NY for two years and taught English in Japan for four years. Rachel's state side residence is in Ohio and she is currently awaiting her next assignment. She says she hasn't always understood God's plan for her life, but He continually amazes her with His provision and love. She is trusting in Him for the future and her heart's cry echoes that of Count N.Z. von Zinzendoff when he said, "I have but one passion: It is He... henceforth that country shall be my home where I can be most used in winning souls for Christ."
Jessica is an aXcess worker currently serving in a Closed Access Country. Through the Alliance, aXcess workers are sent to often the darkest places of our world to proclaim the greatest truth - the redeeming love of Christ. Jessica works with a team and lives among people who have little chance of finding a church, a Bible in their language, or even a Jesus follower. In these villages and cities, the workers pioneer creative and strategic ways to build friendships and a meaningful presence. Jessica is very energetic and passionate about people and traveling. As she puts it, she is a "little obsessed with my King, my Savior, my God, Jesus and all his people. He is what I live for and the source of all this joy. I live to be an ambassador for my God!"
Missionary to Israel
Stacey is serving with Beit Sar Shalom, a branch of Chosen People Ministries in Israel. She is a Bible Teacher at The Ark – a ladies home in Arad, Israel--and has a passion for intercessory prayer and spiritual warfare. These women, coming from all kinds of backgrounds and addictions, are seeking a new start there through Yeshua. Currently, Stacey is co-leading a children’s after-school program and singing on the worship team. Please join us in praying for Stacey.
One Mission Society
Paul and Kate Keller, along with their sons Benjamin and Joseph serve with One Mission Society in Greenwood, Indiana. Paul is the Director of Mobilization for the organization, and his job to is recruit missionaries and disciple-makers to serve in fields around the world. If you are wanting to explore the call of missions in your life, want to know more about the projects going on through One Mission Society, or are intrigued about going into the world to make disciples, Paul would enjoy talking with you.
Go to www.onemissionsociety.org for more information.
Walk In Two Worlds
Music and art are powerful means of communicating culture, vision, leadership development and transformation to the unreached parts of the world. Walk in Two Worlds brings international ministry leaders and artists together and helps them develop strategic missional programs for their area. New songs and art are created specific for each region that communicates the gospel in ways that resonate to their people as local and accepted instead of foreign and suspicious. Doug and Mary Lu take joy in watching artists build bridges to the local community and create spaces for dialogue in which the stories and teaching of the Bible resonate deeply with local culture.