As missionaries in Ivory Coast, West Africa, James and LaNelle George have started churches, trained national pastors, launched an evangelistic outreach program to remote villages called “Jungle Riders”, and opened an orphanage that currently houses 36 children! As Founders of GAP Missions, this couple has helped other missionary families respond to God’s call to foreign missions through training, planning and support.
We were so excited to finally see the Republic of Ireland firsthand when we took our survey trip at the beginning of March 2014. It is such an incredible country, full of beautiful views and ancient castles. While we enjoyed seeing some of the sights, our goal was to get an idea of the culture and spend more time learning. Things have moved quickly since that first trip! We have raised the necessary funds and are now living in this beautiful country full-time. Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support for our ministry!
Reaching the Republic of Ireland, John, Emily, Abigail, and Josiah Slater.
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Jon Michael & Brittany Thompson along with their 3 kids: Ocean, Isla, & Jubilee are preparing to Ivory Coast Africa! James and Lanelle George had begun to pray and ask God to send them a young missionary family that they could mentor into leadership. God sent them the Thompson family who have been mentored and trained by James and Lanelle George with Gap Missions. The goal of Jon Michael and Brittany is to increase the speed at which pastors and evangelists are trained, while also creating more partnerships in order to bring in more orphans. As God moves them to reach each of the ethnic groups, they train, evangelize and take in more at risk orphans.
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Jenny O’Kelley serves in Bucharest, Romania. She serves in Romanian church ministry, camp ministry, and outreach to orphans.
The goal of ABWE is to disciple new believers and empower the local church to pick up the torch of missions and carry the gospel into new places — until it has reached every nation—and our vision of multiplying leaders, churches and missions movements among every people, is fulfilled.
Sever and Cathy Gonciulea are current missionaries serving in Romania. Both Sever and Cathy are graduates of the missions course at Louisiana Baptist University. They served their internship at Victory Baptist Church in Anaheim, California. They have two daughters and one son.