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John and Betsy Casto

Full Pardon Ministries, Inc. in North Carolina is now serving the residents and staff of sixteen nursing/convalescent homes in Southwestern North Carolina. The cognizant residents of these homes often feel as though they are in prison since they have been removed from their homes and made to live away from familiar surroundings.

John has met many wonderful, intelligent men and women who are hungry for God and his Word. There are also some who do not know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; he is privileged to share the Gospel with them in expectant hope that God will regenerate their hearts allowing them to experience an abundant life now, with the assurance of eternal life with him in heaven. God is in the process of providing this life to all who receive him as Savior and Lord; the resident's lives may be shorter than we know, but what more peace could anyone have than to know the assurance of eternal life with him?

Full Pardon Ministries' participation at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility's Youth Detention Center in Sanford, FL is continuing under the direction of John and Linda Snively. The focus of their ministry is to introduce the incarcerated youth to the hope and resurrection power of the saving grace of Jesus Christ. They are blessed to experience God's power of transformation in many of the lives of the youth.






Jimmy and Erin

Jimmy and Erin serve on a church planting team working among an unreached people group in South Asia. They help shepherd and mentor the leaders of a small emerging network of believers in this restricted-access nation. We are also partnering with these leaders to help create print, audio, and video resources for evangelism, discipleship, and leader training, in order to equip them to reach their own people with the good news.




Jonathan and Maggie

Jonathan and Maggie are part of a church planting team in South Asia. Their team partners with a local Presbyterian denomination to assist Indians in theological training, discipleship, coaching, and resourcing for church planters. They are also planting an urban church among young professionals.

Maggie assists with women's ministries among church planters wives while also running a household and raising and homeschooling their five daughters, Annie, Lily, Ada, Amelia, and Eleanor.

 



 


Dan and Tawnny

Dan and Tawnny were members at St. Paul's for many years. They are missionaries with The JESUS Film Project - a ministry of Cru. The JESUS Film is used by more than 1500 missions organizations and denominations around the world to communicate the Gospel to people in their own language, disciple new believers, help plant churches, and train and equip pastors. Dan manages the information technology department for The JESUS Film Project here in Orlando.

Dan and Tawnny and their four children are scheduled to move to Chiang Mai, Thailand, in the summer of 2017 where they will continue working with The JESUS Film Project. Dan will be training and equipping local believers to record the JESUS film in the many local languages that do not yet have Gospel materials available.

Dan and Tawnny have four children: Lola Grace, Elliott, Jedediah and Tobias.

 



 


Dan and Shirley Matsche

Good News Jail & Prison Ministry provides spiritually mature, equipped, and motivated Christian chaplains to serve in correctional facilities nationally and internationally. Chaplains minister and serve 300,000 incarcerated men, women, and youth daily in twenty-two states and twenty-five countries (with more countries being added yearly). They share the love of Christ to inmates and staff, while also facilitating the ministry of thousands of volunteers.

The vision of Good News is to meet the spiritual needs of both inmates and staff through evangelism, discipleship, and pastoral attention, while facilitating other religious faiths within the guidelines established by law and the individual correctional facility. They desire to reach every inmate in the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Many of the incarcerated have serious issues in their lives because of the lifestyle they have chosen. Many have lost hope of ever knowing a different kind of life for them and their families. This is where the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ shines light on a very dark world!

Dan serves with Good News Jail & Prison Ministry in two prisons in Colorado. He has what he calls a ministry of presence and is known to the inmate population and many of the staff as a man of God who they can be comfortable speaking with. His love for his men and his love for the Lord Jesus and his Word are is used to minister truth to those who so desperately need to hear it. He teaches weekly Bible classes, leads church services, gives one-on-one counseling sessions with both inmates and staff, and also handles emergency notifications, informing inmates of the severe sickness or death of a family member.

Dan's wife Shirley ministers with him on Sundays during their prison worship services where she uses her wonderful gift of singing sharing the gospel through special music, for which the men are so appreciative. She also handles much of the administrative tasks associated with their ministry.



 

 

Eric and Sara-Beth

Eric and Sara-Beth's two-family team in South Asia is training and teaching a Presbyterian denomination that is located in the nearby hill tracts. It is a small people group that is not only one of the few Christians in the area, but also one of only a few Presbyterian groups in the whole area. Due to living restrictions in the hill tract area, they are living in a large city (5-7 million) a couple of hours away. It is a mostly a muslim city. While they continue to learn the language and culture in this city, they are also seeking to be a Christian presence to the largest unreached people group in the world that lives here as well as the many small people groups that also live in this city.


 

 


Sasan and Kenna

Sasan's ministry is focused on teaching the Christian faith within the Iranian Christian community around the world as well as equipping and resourcing the house church movements within Iran. His primarily platforms for teaching are on three Iranian Christian satellite TV networks (where his programs are aired on a daily basis), teaching classes to house church leaders from Iran through an Iranian Bible college which he co-founded (Pars Theological Center), and speaking at conferences and seminars for Iranian Christians in Europe and North America..

 


Andy and Kelly West

Andy and Kelly are members of St. Paul's and like many believers, their lives were significantly impacted by the Lord during their teen years. They have served with the teen outreach ministry of Cru since 1984. It's mission is to serve the body of Christ by taking the Gospel to middle and high school campuses.

Andy and Kelly's ministry is campus-based: they go to young people, reaching them in their world, with the objective of reaching lost teenagers with the Gospel and equipping Christian teens to reach their lost peers. They have seen that the most fruitful missionary to the campus is a Christian student. They present the claims of Christ to all kinds of student groups including neighborhood groups, athletic teams, drill teams, bands and music groups, student government, and classrooms.

Discipleship is carried out through small-group Bible studies. They teach the students the basics of the Christian life such as forgiveness, the Spirit-filled life, prayer, and studying God's word. They also equip students to explain the gospel and lead their own Bible studies.

 


Joe and Becky

After taking a trip to Nepal that gave him a passion to join in God's global work of missions, Joe joined Pioneers, where he has been serving on the information technology (IT) team for the last ten years. Pioneers is a mission agency that focuses on church-planting among the most unreached people groups around the world, those that have the greatest spiritual need, with no established church and few or no believers. Almost half of the world's seven billion people are in these unreached groups.

The role of the IT team at Pioneers is to support both the mobilization base staff and the missionaries on the field, as well as provide services to their partner churches and donors. From providing and managing computers and networks, to building websites, databases, and other applications, the IT team enable and empower the work of Pioneers in many critical ways.



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