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MISSIONS

Global Missions are a vital part of our purpose to Make Disciples.  Purpose Church dedicates 10% of all non-designated giving to support missions globally. 

Roman and Melody Thomas

Dr. Rick and Debbie Bardin - Cameroon, Africa

Dr. Rick and Debbie Bardin serve as medical missionaries with Mbingo Baptist Hospital, located in a rural area of the Northwest Region in Cameroon, Africa. They serve in Cameroon faithfully since August of 2010.  Rick is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pathology, teaching in the Christian Internal Medicine Specialization program and also serves full time in the pathology department. Additionally, he supports the surgical program.  Debbie has found her calling as a nurse in the HIV outpatient clinic. The Bardins’ desire to be the hands and feet of Christ as they serve not only the physical needs of the hospital but also the spiritual needs of both the patients and the staff in the Cameroonian hospital. They have served as missionaries through the North American Baptist Conference. 

Read more about their calling here: https://nabonmission.org/missionaries/dr-rick-debbie-bardin/

Steve and Bobbie Clark - Ecuador

Steve and Bobbie Clark have been serving the Lord for over 40 years, in Central and South America. For the last 24 years they have been serving in Cuenca, Ecuador in the Andes Mountains.  They have gone from meetings in a large tent to a new location, building back up after the pandemic. They have outreaches to the youth, couples’ seminars, and invest time in personal counseling.  They continue to grow their ministry as they open new home groups and discipleship classes. 

 

Their hearts are to reach Latin America for Christ and they are extending their vision to Honduras and Mexico as the doors are opening.

Dagmar Geiger - Switzerland

Dagmar Geiger is from Switzerland and has spent over 24 years in cross-cultural missions. Her heart has always been to see lives changed and transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. This desire has led her to be a missionary with Youth With A Mission (YWAM). Dagmar started off her mission work in San Francisco where she helped pioneer an inner-city work in “the Tenderloin” reaching out to the homeless, people struggling with drug addiction and mental health issues as well as to street kids. Besides inner-city work, Dagmar co-led training courses where young people were discipled, trained and equipped in their calling to missions. Many of these young people went on to serve in their home nations, while others serve overseas in cross-cultural missions. 

While leading teams of young people to Asia, Dagmar discovered her love for the people of Asia and she began to recognise her passion to see leaders raised up and empowered to lead in their spheres of influence. Dagmar lived in Thailand for 13 years where she discipled university students, worked with women at risk and mentored missionaries and leaders. Dagmar’s passion is to train, empower and equip leaders to find their identity, calling and destiny in God. Using creativity and her gift in hospitality, she loves to develop spaces where individuals can reflect, learn and grow. Her years of cross-cultural experience enables her to use her gifts and strengths to see lives transformed and people reaching their full potential.  

Dagmar has been a life and leadership coach since 2012. She believes that coaching is a partnership with God and the people she coaches. Coaching has made a big impact on her life personally and now she gets to empower, support and see coaching impact the lives of others. Dagmar also serves with Coaching Mission International (CMI) as a coach, trainer and mentor coach. She provides training to missionaries and cross-cultural workers on the field. Her own field experience uniquely allows her to partner with these leaders, to empower them and help them be more effective in leading, living and communicating cross-culturally. 

Mohan and Sangeeta Tamang - Nepal

Mohan and Sangeeta Tamang are natives of Nepal and have been in Church planting ministry in Youth With a Mission (YWAM) since 1987.  Currently they direct a YWAM ministry called Community Transformation Ministry which has 13 full time staff members. The approach of their ministry is to identify the needs of the community and work with the  local people to meet those needs as a living witness to the love of Jesus.

In addition to their church planting ministry, they have been overseeing an orphanage in the village of Gharmi near the city of Pokhara where they are living now.  They have four daughters Promise, Pratichya, Rose and Angelina.

Roman and Melody Torres - Pontevedra, Spain

Though Román’s mom began taking him to church at a young age, he didn’t understand the gravity of his sin until his later teenage years. At that time, God took hold of his heart and life and gave him a desire not only to follow Him, but also to serve Him in pastoral ministry.

Being raised in a Christian home, Melody realized her need for a Savior in elementary school. Though she was saved at a young age, her faith became deeper and more personal when she went off to college. There, she started to figure out how God wanted to use her as an individual for His glory.

Román and Melody met in 2012 when Melody spent a year in Peru with the ARRIBA program. They married in 2015 and started serving as faithful members of local churches first in Peru and then in the United States. In 2019, Román began preparing for pastoral ministry as an apprentice under the pastoral leadership of FaithPoint Church in Longmont, Colorado.

Román, Melody, and their two children, Cassidy (2020) and Ethan (2022) are preparing to go to Spain in the summer of 2023 to minister with another missionary couple.

Dillon and Brooke Weimar - Thailand

Dillon Weimar has dedicated the past 12+ years to missionary service in Thailand, focusing on empowering children at risk through various initiatives. At the heart of his ministry is the leadership of the "Nak Suu Rugby Academy," a charitable program operating under the foundation ARK International. Nak Suu seeks to inspire and educate children in positive life choices, values, and skills.

As an active affiliate of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Bangkok, Dillon engages in monthly mentoring sessions with a YWAM leader, actively participating in staff meetings, as well as times of worship and prayer. Recently Dillon was appointed as the Assistant Director for the ARK International foundation. Dillon plays a pivotal role in overseeing and mentoring three Thai staff members working closely within the slum community. Their collective efforts are centered on managing a Tutoring Center for children in that community. Dillon also helps in providing accounting assistance for the foundation.

Dillon is nearing the completion of his Bachelor's degree in International Business Management at Stamford International University. Currently in the final stages of his internship with Winrock International, an international NGO funded by USAID, Dillon contributes to a project focused on counter-trafficking in persons in the Asia region.

Dillon's wife, Brooke, is a dedicated 2nd-grade teacher at a Christian International School. They are expecting their first child in June 2024. Together, they share a commitment to the continued service of youth in Bangkok, foreseeing a future dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of those they serve.

The Wesner Family - Montrose, Colorado

God’s work in Andy and Sara propelled the Wesner family to relocate to the city of Montrose on the Western Slope of Colorado in February 2021. Their vision is for a gospel multiplication story in their neighborhood, city, and region which centers all of life on Jesus. This currently looks like engaging the culture and enmeshing their lives with those in Montrose as a gospel witness in word and deed so that disciples are made and a new faith community is established.

 

Fun facts about the family:

  • Andy enjoys learning and connecting with others and is stable and genuine.

  • Sara loves deep conversation and coffee in the morning; she is the life and joy of the family.

  • Emerson is age 12 and is an avid reader and aspiring French horn player; he is responsible and loves to laugh.

  • Titus is 8 years old and loves all things sports and mathematical puzzles; he also is creative and innovative.

  • Finley is six and loves to dance and sing; she also is tough yet sensitive.

  • Moses  is 3 years old and is a lover of tools, but not the toy kind; he is inquisitive and the family wrecking ball.

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