Mike and Jacky Hammond
Mike and Jacky serve in Malawi as part of the missionary organisation SIM. They have lived in Malawi for over six years. They are the program and project co-ordinators for the HOPE for aids project. HOPE stands for Home based care, Orphan care, Prevention and Empowering churches. Mike is currently the SIM Director in Malawi.
Kirsten works in East Asia in one of the poorest and most isolated communities in the world. Kirsten is an occupational therapist in a community rehabilitation program, providing training, follow up and care for people with disabilities. She also supports the local church.
Ross and Lyndal Webb
Ross and Lyndal serve in Vanuatu and their ministry is to translate the Bible into many different tribal languages in order that all people are able to have access to a Bible in their own language. Vanuatu has over 100 different languages groups. They have so far helped translate 15 whole Bibles and another 4 New Testaments
Christine serves in Taiwan. She has been doing ministry in Taiwan since 1999. She is currently working in the city of Donggang and has been there since 2009. Her ministry involves sharing Bible stories with people that she meets and discipling groups of new Christians. She also trains other people to tell stories and lead groups.
Kate and Andrew Blackwell (plus Tom, Ellie, Ben and William)
The family have settled in Sofia in Bulgaria and are currently learning the local language so they are all going to school. Kate is working with a group that are reaching out to trafficked women . She is specifically seeking to develop safe houses for women who have escaped slavery.
David and Beck McIntyre (plus Alyssa, Natasha and Mitchell)
David, Beck and family have completed their training to be missionaries in Japan and will be leaving to Join a church near Osaka in late January 2016. David grew up in Japan and speaks Japanese fluently but Beck and the children will have to learn the language. They will be involved in pastoral and teaching ministries.
Tim and Val Nicholson
Tim and Val are working with Interserve in Nepal. Tim is developing computer systems for the mission hospitals and Val is training hospital workers in the use of Ultrasound .