Missions is the heart of the gospel. Jesus told his disciples that they would be witnesses in Judea, Samaria and the ends of the earth. Jesus came to seek and to save the lost. He told his disciples to go into all the world.
We want to reach people who do not know Jesus in Waconia, but we also want to take the message to places where his name has never been heard.
We regularly have missionaries into our services to hear about the work of God around the world.
From our budget, we support four missionaries each month to reach people around the world.
David and Nadia Johansen are missionaries to Lebanon where they have served since 2005.
David was raised in a Christian home and grew up in an Assembly of God church in Minnesota. He received God’s call during a prayer meeting at the age of
Nadia was raised in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa, in the home of Lebanese Shi’ite Muslims. A missionary reached out to this family and
Nadia accepted the Lord.
The Johansens are involved in church-planting through evangelism, discipleship, (including house meetings) and teaching.
Patrick and Kalyna Stitt are missionaries to Osaka, Japan.
They will move to Osaka, Japan, a city of over 40 million people. They plan to share the gospel and begin a church planting movement to bring the salvation of Christ to this lost nation.
Patrick and Kalyna most recently served as pastors at Vibrant Life Assembly of God in Ellendale, Minnesota.
They also previously served as missionaries to Moldova. Patrick and Kalyna met at Bethany College of Missions where they helped Promise launch services while they were students. Mark and Diane Sullivan had the privilege of doing their pre-marital counseling.
Charles and Tahnya Porter are missionaries to Montreal, Canada.
While most people do not see the need for a missionary to a North American city, Montreal is a city of 3.5 million with less than one percent of its population knowing Jesus Christ as Savior. Located only an hour away from the United States border, these French-speaking Canadians, are the most unreached people group in North America.
Charles and Tahnya Porter moved to Montreal to minister in the middle of the COVID pandemic to assist in planting churches and coaching and mentoring pastors.
One missionary family serves on the Arabian Peninsula. We cannot give their names or other details because of the sensitive nature of where they are serving.
Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates are the countries on the Arabian Peninsula. The population of the countries are almost exclusively Muslim and prohibit missionaries.