Hasan & Jacquelyn Bytyqi
Serving in Malishevë, Kosovo
Hasan and Jacquelyn Bytyqi and their three young children serve alongside the Evangelical Church in Malishevë, Kosovo. Hasan is an assistant to the pastor, has a weekly broadcast ministry on Radio Malishevë, leads a Bible study in a neighboring town, and co-leads the Discipleship Program for young leaders in their church. Jacquelyn has a passion for families and children, and especially for women who are homebound by their cultural norm. Hasan stays in touch on Facebook HERE.
Serving in Waldersbach, France
James and Cheryl are in the Vosges mountains, west of Strasbourg (Alsace) in the little town of Waldersbach. This town was home to the famous pastor and pedagogue, Jean Frédéric Oberlin (www.musee-oberlin.com). James is ordained in the Union of Protestant Churches of Alsace and Lorraine (www.uepal.fr). James pastors two parishes in Waldersbach. Cheryl serves in their small group and children’s ministries. Cheryl sometimes ponders the ways of God and His world and blogs about it HERE.
Serving in Nantes, France
Spencer is studying French at the University of Nantes in western France, while serving alongside Agape Ministries (Campus Crusade for Christ’s European affiliate). He is a part of a missional community and an incarnational ministry as he makes friends and shares his faith in Christ. He also enjoys leading music in worship in his local church.
Matt & Lea Edminster
Serving in Rapla, Estonia
Matt & Lea Edminster met during Matt’s first term in Estonia serving as a youth minister. Matt currently serves as Pastor of the Rapla Church and Secretary of the denomination’s Mission Council and works to support small congregations around the countryside. In addition to teaching English at the Rapla high school, Lea continues to volunteer locally and at the denominational level in music and children’s ministry. The Edminster family profile is HERE. Matt enjoys blogging HERE.
Andrew & Amy Funka
Serving in Czech Republic
Andrew and Amy are serving alongside Prague Christian Fellowship, the international congregation of Křesťanské společenství in the Czech Republic. Andrew will serve alongside the pastor by focusing on (1) assisting with the pastoral needs of the congregation; (2) worship and music ministries; (3) serving leadership of home groups; and (4) mission and outreach. Amy will also be working with the Christian International School of Prague and focusing on language learning.
Arjan & Mimoza Larashi
Serving in Bilisht, Albania
As pastor of the Bilisht church, Arjan works to equip church leadership for children’s and youth ministry, small group Bible studies and youth and family groupings. Mimoza, Arjan’s wife, leads teams working in children’s and youth ministry. Under Arjan’s leadership, the church is active in evangelism in its community, in neighboring villages, and across the border in Macedonia and Greece.
Elidion & Gail Lilo
Serving in Erseke, Albania
Doni and Gail minister with the Ersekë Evangelical Church. Doni is primarily involved in adult discipleship and the Global Leadership Summit in Albania and Kosovo. Gail serves in worship and prayer ministry, lactation consulting, and young women’s discipleship. Both also serve on staff of Udhëkryq (“Crossroads”) Torchbearers’ Center in translation, Bible school, summer camps, and conference ministries. Their three children, Kori, Arbër, and Tea help to share Jesus’ love with neighbors and friends.
Serving in Ferney-Voltaire, France
Amanda is currently serving alongside a new church plant in St. Genis-Pouilly, France. St Genis is a growing international community and the new church has a vision to ‘touch lives locally and globally.’ Amanda’s responsibilities include overseeing the children’s ministry, small groups, and supporting the core leadership team. The church has also established a ministry partnership with a village in Burkina Faso.
Serving in Chemnitz, Germany
Travis is working alongside a small church in rural Gornau, Germany. He is living with a host family while serving the youth group, preaching at each of the parish’s three communities and assisting the pastor. Travis enjoys blogging and sharing his thoughts HERE.
Serving in Lorraine, France
Currently, Matt and Katie are in school – just like their three kids – in Paris, learning to speak French fluently. They are immersing themselves in the culture, learning their way around, and making friends. They will be partnering with an evangelism team of the French Reformed Church, which focuses on revitalizing struggling congregations in the Lorraine region, west of Strasbourg. When ministry, school and family allow, Matt sometimes blogs HERE.
Mark & Ruthie Stoscher
Serving in Erseke, Albania
Mark and Ruthie serve the Lord alongside Ersëke, Albania, a small town in the southeast of Albania. They serve at Udhëkryq (“Crossroads”), Torchbearers Bible School and its summer Christian camps. They are also on the leadership team of the local Evangelical church in Ersëke.