In Matthew 16: 18, Christ said He would build His church and the gates of hell would not prevail against it. Our desire is to humbly seek His kingdom first as we take advantage of the incredible privilege to labor for Him.
A number of key principles guide our missions program.
1. Our own church must grow ever stronger as a basis for expansion of our missions outreach. Our missions emphasis will thrive best as an outgrowth of the health and growth here at home.
2. We desire to reach a spectrum of people-groups and participate in a variety of ministries with a concentration on church planting.
3. We desire to maintain a balance of foreign and home missionaries.
4. Our missionaries are a vital part of our church family. They are accountable to the Lord and to us to be effective. We are accountable to them to read their letters, know them, pray for them, attend to their needs and communicate with them.
It is our prayer that God would use us in a mighty way to accomplish His will. As He directs, we will by faith attempt great things for God and expect great things from God.
Below is a list of Maplelawn’s missionaries. You can find additional information such as email, website and ministry details by clicking on the name of a missionary.
|Esper and Jean Ajaj– Ministering in Washington, D.C. under EBM.||Andy and Carmen Castillo-Missionaries to Honduras.|
|Lois Carmichael– Retired. Served under EBM.||Dan and Kelly Cook– Serving under ABWE as church-planters in Brazil.|
|Pat Cass- Retired. Served under CBM.||Steve and Sue Mayo– ABWE church- planters in Australia.|
|Larry and Pat Groat– Retired.||Tim and Charlene Miskimen-Serving SE Asia under ABWE.|
|Florine Hawkins-Retired Bible translators under UFM.||Antonio and Diana Navarrete-Serving in Mexico under ABWE.|
|Norm and Evelyn Nicklas– Serve in administration for ABWE USA.||Keith and Debby Jones– Serving in Rozzano, Italy under EBM.|
|Rosie Stoner– Retired. Served under ABWE.||Denis and Zhanara Boris– Serving in Kazakhstan.|
|Clagget and Sheila Ward– Retired.|