Meet Emmanuel Church's Missionaries

These missionaries are ones that Emmanuel Church supports on a monthly basis. When available, we've provided links to their ministries in case you feel led to support them further. (Missionaries are listed in alphabetical order.)


    Tom and Mary Beekman serving with JAARS and Wycliffe Bible Translators making Bible Translation possible in some of the most remote and hard to reach places on the earth.  It is exciting to see people receive the Bible in the language they best understand.  Their lives and communities are transformed as they come to know Jesus, the living Word!  Tom, Mary and their five children worked for 22 years in Indonesia.  Tom is a pilot and instructor pilot with JAARS, Mary a teacher, artist and illustrator for reading primers and Sunday school and small group materials.

    After serving in Indonesia Tom was asked to work at the JAARS headquarters teaching and mentoring new pilots and preparing them to fly in the challenging environments around the world were we support Bible translation and Scripture engagement.

    Mary continues preparing Sunday school and small group materials in Indonesian for our church and outreaches across Indonesia.

    I (Tom) grew up watching my parents translate the Bible for the Chol language group in southern Mexico.  I saw first-hand the positive impact the Bible has when people receive The Word in their own language.  Lives are transformed, families restored, destruction and despair is turned to hope and redemption!  I was excited when I found out I could use my mechanical skills to help “translate” the Bible too!

    Mary knew she wanted to be a missionary from the age of 12.  She uses her love for children and her gifts as a teacher and artist producing materials to help people learn and apply God’s Word in their lives and families.  As kid’s lives are changed their parents are attracted to know why.  Whole families come to the Lord!

    For more information about the Beekmans and their ministry with Wycliffe Bible Translators/JAARS:



  • Brian & Terry Cook - Samaritan Servants INC (Guatemala)


    Hello. We are Brian and Terry Cook. We were called to Guatemala in early 2020, becoming full-time officially on 23 September, 2020 during all of the COVID craziness. Prior to our “Answering the Call”, we were living in Detroit, Kansas, where I worked in Manufacturing (20 + years with Great Plains Manufacturing) along with retiring from the Army Reserves after 26 years of service. Terry was a stay at home mom who raised our three children (Justin, Brandon, and Jordan – all graduates of Chapman High School before going off into their own stories in the world).

    While in Kansas, both Terry and I were active with Emmanuel Church. We were very blessed to be living in Kansas, living a very blessed and secure life. But God was working on us.

    Back in 2013 our daughter went on a Youth Mission trip through the church to Eagles Nest in Guatemala. Jordan enjoyed that experience so much that she went back a year later as an intern. During that time the Eagles Nest was blessed with Ingrid and Erik, two special needs children that drew Terry’s heart toward them and the country. Terry and I (with Jordan) came to Guatemala in 2015 and we actually met the two children, and from that point, Terry was hooked with the calling to have these children in our lives. I was still living the traditional life and going the traditional church route, but God had other plans. I came here with the Youth in 2017 and saw even more why we were supposed to come, and Terry came once again with our daughter to visit a few other Ministries, at which point another young man grabbed her heart, and she was further drawn here. It was after that when she asked the question, “Is there any reason why we couldn’t serve in Guatemala?” In 2019 we made a trip here to see the one ministry that worked specifically with Special Needs children, and it was there that we met Kevin, a very special young man that currently stole Terry’s heart. We found that there was nothing holding us in Kansas, so we came here.

    Terry settled in to Home 1 of Hope for Home and primarily just loved on a couple of the children in that home through feedings and holding them. What a blessing it is just to be a part of their lives. I began driving for the some of the various programs within the Ministry as well as other handyman jobs, but we knew we were in the place where God wanted us…….Until!

    On March 16th, 2023, Terry and I moved to another town about three and a half hours away from Home 1 and the children there to become Foster Parents for two children (one with special needs) in the town of Canilla. We still fall under Hope For Home, but we are now calling ourselves Hope For Home: Canilla. We are getting to know the Community, working closely with the ministry that introduced us to Jose and Maria, and learning how to parent in a foreign country, that speaks a foreign language. God sure has a sense of humor. We are growing every day, with the philosophy that we are not missionaries, we are simply doing Gods work in the place that He has placed us.

    If you would like to get on our email newsletter, please message Terry at If you want to reach Brian (as I do come back more often for work projects), message me at We would be glad to hear from you.


    United in Christ Ministry Worldwide, Inc. was born out of a divine appointment on November 13, 1998 in Pensacola, Florida. God ordained the meeting of Chacho and Marc. Chacho was about to enter a local bar when Marc approached him to share the good news of Jesus Christ. That night, Chacho accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and God began to reveal His purpose and plan for their lives. God established the ministry of United in Christ through Marc and Chacho to fulfill the call that He has given them to take the message of Jesus Christ to the nations. 

    Since building a mission headquarters in Los Fresnos, Tx., they have continued to plant churches and start Bible schools in Texas and Mexico, as well as start rehabilitation centers, soup kitchens, and a children's home in Mexico. They currently have over 50 projects that they oversee in Mexico and the U.S. They also have a mission in India and a non-profit organization in Israel. They seek to minister to both the physical and spiritual needs of those whom God directs them to. Their goal is equipping and preparing workers to go to the nations. Although they are the founders, directors, and missionaries, they prefer the title "servants of God."


  • Brian & Cassie Larson - WorldVenture (Englewood, Colorado)

    The Larson's were first appointed to serve as missionaries with Worldventure in 2007. While in Spain they worked with North African immigrants in the Madrid area. They partnered with a church to facilitate community based ministries of a clothing bank, food bank, english clubs, after school kid’s clubs, and other outreach opportunities. Worldventure also had a community center for North Africans where we also served and shared the gospel with Muslim families. 

    After serving in Spain for a number of years, Worldventure asked if they would consider serving in missionary member care as a pastoral counselor. They now serve at the home office in Englewood, CO, caring for our global workers around the world. This care seeks to prepare missionaries to live and serve cross-culturally, sustain and support them during their life and ministry overseas, and restore them when difficulty or crisis hits.

    Cassie and Brian have been married 23 years and their son Ethan is a freshman in college at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix and Tobi is a sophomore at Lutheran High School.

    Visit their website to make a donation.

  • 4:10 Irish Den - Traci Lucas (Chapman, Kansas)

    4:10 Irish Den is a non-profit coffee shop and youth center. All the proceeds we make go towards youth events. We hold monthly events for middle and high school students as well as a weekly youth group. We consistently see about one hundred youth show up. We feed them every week and do a Bible study with them. Many of the kids that come are not regular church attendants and are hearing that God has a plan and purpose for their life for the very first time. It’s a really exciting time at Irish Den and we are enjoying watching the Lord work and move in these students' lives. We are so grateful for Emmanuel Church’s support as we continue to share God’s truth and love with the youth in Chapman.  

    Our Main Objectives:

    • Creating a safe, fun place for the youth to hang out together after school.
    • Sponsor events like: 5th Quarters, Gaming Tournaments, Karaoke, Popcorn & Movie Nights, Trivia, Game Nights etc.
    • Employment training opportunities for student interns. 
    • Internet services to complete homework, possible tutors after school. 
    Visit their website.
  • Dr. Cindi Mendoza - Cindi's Hope (Africa)

    "Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession." Psalm 2:8


    Dr. Cindi Mendoza brings to Cindi's Hope a wealth of experience from over 23 years in educational leadership and administration.  Originally from San Diego, California, she holds a diverse academic background with a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership and a Masters in Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Technology from the University of Phoenix as well as, a Bachelors of Science (B.S) in Political Science with a minor in Japanese Studies and Biology. 

    Dr. Cindi Mendoza has been serving in Africa since she and her family moved to Kenya in 2004.  She is the Founder of Cindi's Hope, rescue centers in Kenya, and primary schools in Rwanda.  Currently, there are two locations in Kenya and three of seven planned schools in Rwanda.  Dr. Cindi Mendoza believes that quality education should be available for all and together we can impact the world for the Kingdom of Christ.  

    “Ask of Me”, says the Lord. And ask she did.  Repeatedly. Passionately. Selflessly.  Not just one child but the children of nations.  Dr. Cindi Mendoza has asked the Lord for the nations for Jesus. 

    Visit her website:

  • James & Maria Murunga - Grace Community Fellowship (Africa)

    James Wasike Murunga serves as presiding Bishop of Grace Community Fellowship, Kenya. He oversees a network of over forty churches within GCF. He also is National Chairman of Churches Together Consortium that brings together over thirty church organizations with aim of advancing God's Kingdom in the various societal spheres.

    James serves in prophetic as well as apostolic spheres of ministry. His greatest passion is to see the church of Christ walk in kingdom unity and villages, cities, regions and entire nations come to the Knowledge of Jesus Christ, worshipping Him in Spirit and truth. He has a lovely wife, Maria and they have three boys and one daughter.

  • Felis Patlan - Eagle's Nest International Inc. (Guatemala)

    Felis was raised in Guatemala by her parents and the ministry she currently serves at, Eagle’s Nest International, Inc in Guatemala by founders, Larry and Claire Boggs. As a young adult she moved back to the US, but it was always her desire to carry on her parent’s ministry. In 2010 she moved to Guatemala to serve full-time at Eagle’s Nest. Felis now serves as the President of the Association of Nido del Águila, and is also the legal representative of the children’s home that focuses on caring for the abused, abandoned and neglected children of Guatemala. She is committed to leading God’s ministry with excellence, and to honor God in all ways.

    Felis has three adult biological children, and one adorable granddaughter!

    +1 (682) 352-2070 (US)

    +502 5966-2623 (Guatemala)



    Support Felis personally at

  • Joel Rosenberg - The Joshua Fund (Israel)

    Joel is the Founder and Chairman of THE JOSHUA FUND, a non-profit educational and charitable organization that he and his wife launched in 2006 to mobilize Christians to “bless Israel and Her Neighbors in the name of Jesus, according to Genesis 12:1-3.” Since its inception, the organization facilitated more than $80 million of investment in Christian ministries and humanitarian relief work in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt.

    Joel is the editor-in-chief of ALL ISRAEL NEWS and ALL ARAB NEWS and the President and CEO of NEAR EAST MEDIA. A New York Times best-selling author with some 5 million copies of his books in print, Middle East analyst, and Evangelical leader, lives in Jerusalem with his wife and sons.

    Joel writes columns for The Jerusalem Post and Fox News. He previously wrote a weekly political column in Washington for World magazine, a Christian news magazine based in the United States. Joel has been interviewed on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including ABC’s “Nightline,” CNN, CNN Headline News, C-SPAN, Fox News, MSNBC, The History Channel, the Christian Broadcasting Network, the Trinity Broadcasting Network, and the Daystar Network. He frequently speaks at churches and major Christian conferences in North America and worldwide, including the National Religious Broadcasters convention.

    Joel also has led six historic and headline-making delegations of American Evangelical leaders to meet with and open up ongoing dialogues with senior Arab Muslim leaders throughout the Middle East, including Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.

  • Salina Pregnancy Service Center (Salina, Kansas)

    PSC is a Christ centered pregnancy resource center encouraging life, healing, and purity. We at PSC are passionately committed to upholding the sanctity of human life and sharing the light and unconditional love of Jesus Christ with all who enter our center and those reached in the community. We humbly seek to inspire spiritual growth, develop Godly character, and promote life honoring choices that create positive lasting differences in the lives of individuals and their families.

    PSC Commitment of Care:

    • Clients are served without regard to race, age, income, nationality, religious affiliation, disability or other arbitrary circumstances.
    • Clients are treated with kindness, compassion and in a caring manner.
    • Clients always receive honest and open answers.
    • Client pregnancy tests are distributed and administered in accordance with all applicable laws.
    • Client information is held in strict and absolute confidence. Client information is only disclosed as required by law and when necessary to protect the client or others against imminent harm.
    • Clients receive accurate information about pregnancy, fetal development, lifestyle issues and related concerns.
    • We do not offer, recommend or refer for abortions or abortifacients, but we are committed to offering accurate information about abortion procedures and risks.
    • All of our advertising and communications are truthful and honest and accurately describe the services we offer.
    • All of our staff and volunteers receive proper training to uphold these standards.

  • Salina Rescue Mission (SALINA, KANSAS)

    Mission Statement

    • To provide through Christian ministry: food, clothing, shelter and other basic needs and offer the rehabilitation teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Helping Real People

    • Too often people are dehumanized as we give them titles like homeless. Homelessness is their condition, not their identity. They are someone’s son, grandson, brother, father, cousin, uncle, etc. They are real people regardless if we can understand how they got into the situation they are in.
    • Fighting homelessness is helping the person experiencing troubled times find who they really are helping them to overcome their situation.

    With Real Stuggles

    • Just get a job. Perhaps you have said this. A lot of us have. However, most of those experiencing homelessness have had many jobs. The real struggle is what prevents them from being able to keep a job and a home.
    • Whether it is one of the many forms of addiction, medical issues, mental illness, family conflicts, or something else, it is rarely a case where just getting a job will solve all problems.

    Make Real Change

    • We believe the most loving thing we can do is actively work to help those experiencing homelessness, get out of homelessness by addressing the core issues that created the situation to begin with. Providing shelter alone is not enough.
    • Real, meaningful change is hard work and takes time. Thus, we do not limit how long a person can stay at the Mission as long as he is actively working on his goals.

    In Jesus’ Name

    • We are committed to the high calling of the Lord Jesus Christ to help those in need.

  • Daniel & Keiko Sexton - One Mission Society (Japan)

    Thank you for your partnership in gospel in Japan. We minister in Japan through One Mission Society in a variety of outreach ministries such as English Conversation, Gospel Hula, Sports Ministry, Ukulele Group, and Bible Discovery. Daniel is the OMS Japan Field Leader and pastors the OMS Christian Mission Church. We work closely with the Japan Holiness Church and Tokyo Biblical Seminary and are on the school boards at Christian Academy in Japan where our daughters Tabitha and Tryphena attend. Our son Timothy is taking online college classes. We are grateful for your prayers as we seek to win the Japanese to Christ.

    Gifts for God's mission work in Japan through the Sextons can be given online at or with checks payable to One Mission Society for Sexton #801690 on the memo and sent to One Mission Society, P.O. Box 1648 Monument, CO 80132-1648.

    Daniel & Keiko Sexton

    One Mission Society

  • Isaac & Terry Smythia - Church Planting in LATIN AMERICA

    Isaac and Terry Smythia have been missionaries since 1991. They raised their children, Jason and Brianne during their 20 years of service in Uruguay, South America. While there, they were active in Bible School ministry, helping found a drug rehabilitation center under Teen Challenge, and planted several churches. In 2014, the Smythia's began ministry with Life Publishers, coordination work on the FireBible Study Bible notes and commentary in Nepali and beginning work for another translation in Mozambique. In 2019, they returned to church planting all over Latin America as well as teaching pastoral counseling at the Masters Level in countries like Cuba, Peru, Guatemala and many others. 


    Tel/WhatsApp: +1 417-380-3289

    FaceBook: IsaacNTerry Smythia

    Books by Isaac available on Amazon and with other book distributors:

    The Barnabas Way, 

    Songs of the Shepherd King, 

    A Promise to be Kept.


    Tim and Toni Stirtz (28 Dec 1996), along with their sons Jonathan and Joshua, are serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators and based in Dallas, Texas. Tim coordinates grammar services to help translation teams around the world improve the quality of translation and the spelling of language materials.

    Toni tutors students with learning disabilities in reading and writing as a dyslexia therapist and creates her own curriculum. Jonathan (21 Dec 1999) is studying at the Dallas campus of Baylor University to be a registered nurse. Joshua (9 Jul 2002) is a sophomore at Dallas Baptist University.

    For financial support, indicate preference for the Wycliffe ministry of Tim and Toni Stirtz: To contact us:


    PO Box 628200

    Orlando, FL 32862


    Tim & Toni Stirtz

    523 Azalea Ln

    Duncanville, TX 75137


  • Caedmon Waldrop - Salt Next Gen Ministry (Nashville, Tennessee)


    Caedmon hails from Kansas and is a graduate of Grand Canyon University. He joined the SALT Next Gen Staff in 2021 as a Resident Ministry Team member. He has served on various overseas teams in places like Nicaragua and in the Middle East. Caedmon now serves as our Nashville Area Outreach Coordinator as well as our Cultural Encounters Coordinator. He also assist with travel coordinating for teams and with student mobilization.

    Our Resident Ministry Team is the heartbeat of our ministry mission. Team members live, work, and serve in a diaspora population as missionaries. Most are tasked with reaching an apartment complex in which they have been embedded. Team Members play a crucial role in helping to coach and train high school and college students for cross-cultural gospel ministry.

    SALT Next Gen Ministries exists to train and send the next generation to reach the nations with the Gospel for the glory of God. We do this by preparing students for cross-cultural ministry, partnering in Gospel work with local churches and like-minded mission organizations, and placing the next generation on the global field to meaningfully serve in the advancement of God’s kingdom.

    To Support Caedmon: 

    Click Here


    Jim and Courtney Woods work with Christian Challenge, a campus ministry at Kansas State University devoted to reaching college students with the message of the Gospel and training them as disciples of Jesus who will live missionally for their whole lives. They lead a team of student leaders who lead small groups for other students. They spend a lot of their time investing deeply in these student leaders as they learn to walk with Jesus with their whole lives. Additionally, Jim also provides leadership for Christian Challenge's Sexual Restoration Ministry which provides in-depth help for men and women who are battling addictions to pornography and other forms of sexual brokenness. 

    Visit the KSU Christian Challenge website.