Claire is an energetic young lady with a heart for God and the French people. She grew up in France. After college she had a call on her life to minister to the French. An opportunity opened with Encompass World Partners at the Chateau Retreat Center in Saint Albain. She applied and was accepted. She works at the center helping set up retreats, conferences, and seminars. She helps with cleaning, gardening and welcoming guests.
Mark & Amy Chase were the worship leaders of a church in the northern part of Colorado. They had served on various short term mission trip and felt a call toward full time ministry. The entire family has musical talents. They joined Josiah Venture. They are helping to launch Fusion (a ministry that reaches out to unchurched youth through a network of evangelistic rock/gospel choirs and performing arts groups) with their church.
Chaplain Rich Olver and his wife is Diana are from Pennsylvania. Rich was a truck driver for over thirty years when God called him into ministry. They joined Transport for Christ and the Lord sent them to the Denver Chapel in Commerce City, where they have been for a year. Transport For Christ is a non- profit organization which is run by donation only. The Denver Chapel is open 7 days a week from 9 am to 9 pm. They have many drivers coming in for prayer and just to talk to another person, since driving trucks is a very lonely job.
Stephen & Edna Muindi are ministering to their native Kenyans through church planting and the many surprises and challenges that come with a ministry start up. They rejoice for the men, women, boys and girls that are coming to know Jesus as Savior; and the growth that comes with searching the scriptures. Pray for God’s continued blessing on Stephen & Edna; along with their children – Ian, Regina & Rena.
The Chiesa’s are in the process of raising support with Baptist Mid-Missions as Missionaries to the Latinos in Katy, Texas. Dario was born and raised in Argentina, He met Talitha at a Baptist Youth camp. She is a Missionary Kid. They were married in 1998 and have 4 children. They will be church planting among Hispanics in Katy, Texas. Their prayer is that they will be in Katy in December.