Reach Nations

24 missionaries attend this year’s retreat

Pictured: Millie Aquino, Susan and Ivan Veldhuizen

The 2014 annual Missionary Home Assignment Retreat was held June 26-July 2 at Bethel University and Seminary. Twenty-four missionaries and 12 staff members were in attendance at this year’s retreat. Activities included times of...

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Building lives on solid ground

By: Mary Larson, Converge missionary

When I travel to New York City, I look forward to seeing the Manhattan skyline, especially from the Whitestone Bridge. It is remarkable to see the skyscrapers rising up in a majestic formation; a formation certainly differing from natural,...

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Long-time Converge missionaries return to U.S.

Rick and Carol Stark (pictured above), Converge missionaries in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the past 15 years, returned to the U.S. May 1 for a final home assignment. They are visiting supporting churches and individuals prior to their September 30 retirement.

Nigeria missionary Dorothy...

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A week in Guadalajara, Mexico

By: Ivan Veldhuizen

Susan and I spent last week in Guadalajara with our Central Mexico team: Lynn and Barb Conner, Eric and Janet Johnson and Dan and MeLinda...

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Boomers begin relationships in Sweden and Estonia

A team of six people, ages 59-81, returned home last week after participating in a dynamic a short-term mission experience in Sweden and Estonia. Led by Richard and Leona Bergstrom, this team was a part of the first “Re-Ignite Global Encounter” and was sponsored by...

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Varbergs celebrate 50 years since their first church plant

Above: Dick and Eleanor with missionary Joyce Watts and some of the children of Pastor Edmond Martinez who worked with Dick for many years in the radio ministry and as an associate pastor.

Sons Dan and Paul Varberg joined retired Converge missionaries Dick and Eleanor Varberg in...

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Pray for Thailand

By a Converge worker in Bangkok

Early Monday morning (May 20), martial law was declared in Thailand. Eighteen times since 1932 a coup has been attempted―some succeed, some fail―in Thailand. The Thai military insists this is not a coup but simply an opportunity for all protesters...

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7 baptized in Panama City

Glenn and Susan Herschberger report that LifeBridge Church, Panama City, Panama, held its fifth baptism gathering yesterday, with seven taking this step of discipleship. "We had a huge turnout (17 people) in our last LifeGroup," Glenn also reported. "We love how these people are hungry to grow...

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9 new missionaries trained

Numerous Converge Orlando staff participated in training nine Converge missionaries in ministry partner development April 23-25 at the Converge Orlando office. Participants were Andrew and Jesica Coalwell (Japan), Austin Kidd (Argentina), Ashraf and Nivin I. (USA diaspora ministries), Steve and...

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Cirilo and Dory Doguiles initiate S2 centers

Converge missionaries Cirilo and Dory Doguiles are planning to start S2 centers in three districts in the Philippines.

The S2 program is designed to start and strengthen churches. Cirilo hopes eventually to establish S2 centers in all 14 Filippino districts. He...

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