Rick & Pam Box
Serving in Colombia with Mission to the World
Rick and Pam served as MTW missionaries in Bogota, Colombia between 1993 and 2001 where Rick was a church planter and the team leader. During that time, by God’s grace, reformed churches were constituted, a Colombian presbytery formed, and a national leadership training program established.
From 2001 to 2006 Rick and Pam move to Mexico City, Mexico, where Rick served as the MTW Mexico country director. In 2007, Rick and Pam returned to Bogota, Colombia to minister through church planting and theological training and act as MTW’s country director.
Robert and Debbie Hale
Robert was raised in a Christian home, but it was not until college that he accepted Christ. Robert graduated with a B.S. in biology in 1981. Debbie grew up in Texas, where she became a Christian as a child. She holds a B.S. degree in elementary education. Robert and Debbie were married in 1982. In 1986, Robert received an M.A. degree in Bible from Columbia International University.
While Robert was in seminary, the Lord began giving him and Debbie a burden for people groups who had no translation of the Bible in their own language. In 1989 the doors began to open for the Hales to begin linguistic training with Wycliffe Bible Translators.
The Hales first arrived in Africa in 1995, working under a cooperative agreement with Wycliffe and were assigned to a translation project. They continue to work with the local people as well as helping out on a larger scale with other translation projects in the country. Their prayer is that lives would be redeemed and changed through God’s living Work translated into the languages of the country in which they serve.
…some information has been left out because of the lack of stability of the area in which they work.
Peru – Serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators
Jim was born in Peru where his parents served with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Growing up in Peru gave Jim a familiarity with the Spanish language and culture. He graduated from Wheaton College with a B.A. in biblical studies and anthropology. Later Jim received an M. Div. From Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America. In 2007 Jim completed his Ph. D. in intercultural studies through Fuller Theological Seminary. Jim met Ellen in Dallas, where they each received an M.A. in linguistics from the University of Texas at Arlington. They were married in 1983. In the fall of 2002, the New Testament was presented to the North Conchucos Quechua of the Peruvian Andes, and work on the Old Testament is now almost complete. Just as Jim and Ellen were beginning their sixth term in Bible translation and translation consulting (September 2007), Ellen was diagnosed with glioblastoma which required the Wroughtons to live in the Dallas area. Ellen went to be with the Lord on May 1st, 2012. Though still grieving his loss of Ellen, Jim returned to work in the ministry of Bible translation in Peru in July on 2012. Your prayers mean so much to Jim.
Nathanial Adawonu & New Harvest Missions International
New Harvest is a church planting ministry in Togo where they are involved in not only planting churches but also training men for the gospel ministry. Nathanial has been connected to our church since he came to the U.S. for theological training and continues to be an important part of our missions ministry. They are training men from Togo to minister there in Togo as Presbyterian ministers. This is a great work and we are very glad to be a part of this work. For more information check them out at: https://newharvestmissions.org/
The Jude Project
The Jude Project is a ministry that is translating confessional and solid reformed materials into Farsi (the national language of Iran). So far the Confession and Shorter Catechism have been translated and the Larger Catechism is in process. Along with these works, a good number of other Presbyterian Reformed works have been or are being translated. For more information check out their web site: https://www.judeproject.org/
Other Foreign Missions
There are several other foreign missions that we support but because of the areas in which they are working, we do not post information about those ministries on the internet.
Other organizations we support
- Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
- Living Alternatives--a crisis pregency ministry in Tyler
- Cornerstone Assistance of Tyler--a mercy ministry that seeks to assist and train those in need
- The Gideons
- Christian Women's Job Corps of Tyler