This week we are praying for our missionaries, Chris and Josephine Hatch.  Like many others, the Hatch’s plans for life and ministry have been impacted by COVID. One of these changes involves them accepting an expanded role between two positions with Serge.  One of these positions will involve overseeing several teams and building upon previously…

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Our missionary of the week is our own Chandra Crane with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, and author of her new book Mixed Blessing. Chandra writes, “I’m excited to announce that I’ve been promoted again and am now the Mixed Ministry Coordinator for the National Multiethnic Initiatives Department. This role allows me to stay in contact with…

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Sure and Uncertain “The Lord is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works.” Psalm 145:17 We give thanks and bless the LORD in all things. We experience many uncertainties but even in the midst of them, we are sure that He is righteous and kind in all his works and ways.…

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Long-time Redeemer member and missionary, Diane Johnston, began her full-time mission career in Uganda, East Africa, in April 2003, and then shifted to work stateside with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), in June 2004. Beginning in January of 2021, Diane stepped out, once again, in faith and obedience, and started Life for Little Lambs, a ministry…

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Haruaki Odate, better known to us as O-Chan, is one of our missionaries and a church planter serving in Chiba Japan. For the past two years, O-Chan has been preaching in the Oyumino Christ Church, however, in order to be more intentional about planting a church, he is no longer preaching there on a full-time…

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  Ellie Honea is a missionary to Tokyo, Japan and is involved creating ministry opportunities to reach the arts community around her as a part of her work in church planting support. She writes, “Like many of you, my 2020 was full of more unexpected things, more unknowns, more grieving, and more growth than my…

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  Brent Kooi is a missionary with Mission to the World (MTW) to Sydney, Australia, and he has some exciting news concerning a new short-term work with MTW. Brent will be working with a new MTW ministry in Birmingham, Alabama, The Birmingham Missions Cohort (B-MC), (pronounced “B-Mac”), a ten-week mentored mission-training program for young professionals…

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After months and months of waiting, it looks like Thailand will begin opening its borders, allowing folks to move back to the country, including Trey and Kiki Adams and their children, Abigail and Ransom, missionaries with MTW. The date is sooner than we thought; there is a good chance that Trey and Kiki can return…

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Brent Kooi has been a member of Redeemer for the past 16 years. He has 15 years experience in university administration, nine of which were with Belhaven University as the dean of student life. For nine years Brent served on mission in Japan, with Mission to The World (MTW), and most recently he as served…

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