Missionaries

FIELD PARTNERS

We consider it an incredible privilege to come alongside those who are called to the mission field from within our body – and we take very seriously the biblical task of sending out these field partners.  We believe our role as a ‘sending church’ is to care for our field partners, to encourage them, to pray with them, to help them process big decisions, and to work with them through major transitions.  In keeping with our value of relationship, we are able to do this best with those who have been involved at Port City for a significant period of time, who have been regularly involved, and who understand and respect the church’s authority in their lives and ministry.

Our involvement as the sending church begins in the earliest stages of someone feeling God leading them toward becoming a missionary.  After initial conversations and their completion of the ‘Perspectives on the World Christian Movement’ course, we walk missionary candidates through our ‘Missions Discovery’ process.  After this pre-field preparation, our involvement continues on the field and during post-field re-entry.  We always try to send field partners out through a sending agency, leveraging our combined efforts to prepare vocational field partners for healthy and fruitful service.

Below are the families and individuals whom we currently have the honor to care for and send out as a church, for God’s glory.

Andrea and McKenzie D. – Trieste, Italy

Andrea and McKenzie D. are long-term field partners with Pioneers Mission Agency.  They are serving in Trieste, which is found in the northeast of Italy.  They are leading a church-planting and development ministry, which strives to transmit the message of the gospel relevantly and effectively for the lives of local people.  They desire to see a multiplying network of Gospel centered community groups permeating the city of Trieste and its surrounding areas who are connected through different church gatherings.

Pray

  • For wisdom and discernment in their ministry in Italy.
  • For the people in Trieste to have open hearts to receive the message.
  • Pray that the local church leadership in Trieste will continue to strengthen.

Support

Gary & Amy C. – Trieste, Italy

Gary and Amy C. (along with their daughters, Lydia and Margo) are part of the church-planting team in Trieste, Italy alongside Andrea and McKenzie D. They have been appointed by Pioneers Mission Agency and arrived in Trieste in the spring of 2016.

Pray

  • For them as the begin language learning
  • For cultural adjustment for their entire family
  • For family left behind in the states.

Stewart & Katrina S. – Cajamarca, Peru

Stewart and Katrina S. are serving as long-term field partners in Peru working with locals to plant a church in Cajamarca. God is using their heart for discipleship and their giftings of construction and bookkeeping to open doors to new ministry opportunities. Their area is one highly saturated with religion and they are working to bring the Truth of relationship with Christ to the locals there.

Pray

  • For the orphans they interact with that they will know of a father that will never leave them.
  • For opportunities to share Christ and strengthen believers.

Support

James & Jane*

When a PC3 couple took the ‘Perspectives on the World Christian Movement’ course in 2011, it was then that they first learned about the need for Bible translation.  God has directed their steps to join Wycliffe Bible Translators to serve long-term. PC3 is privileged to have sent this couple out to be involved in a Bible translation project among one of the least-reached languages where less than 1% of the people are believers.

Pray

  • For the people group they will be working with, that they would hear and receive God’s Word.
  • For favor as they continue language learning school.
  • For our friends and family as they adjust to them being on the field.

*Due to location we are unable to share the identity of the field partners.

Trey* & Alice* – Málaga Spain

Trey* & Alice* are long-term missionaries with Avant. They are serving in Málaga, Spain, on the southern coast in Andalusia . They are members of a team that produces and utilizes media to support the formation and growth of the church where there is no evangelical presence. Their heart is for the people of Spain and the surrounding regions. Their vision for ministry is that those who have not heard the incredible story of grace, forgiveness, and reconciliation that comes through a relationship with Jesus, will receive Him as Savior and be transformed through Him.

Pray

  • For language acquisition and that our ears will be opened.
  • The formation of friendships with the people in our city.
  • Continued strength in our walks with the Lord as we are tested in new ways.
  • Unity in our media team as we undergo a transition in production.

Support

contact Trey* and Alice* for ways to support.

*Due to location we are unable to share the identity of the field partners.

Cary R. – Stateside

Upon her return to the States after serving on the field in Ethiopia, Cary R. is continuing to work with Pioneers Mission Agency, now as a part of their training team.  She serves as a pre-field coach to 50+ people headed to teams in places such as Sub-Saharan Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Singapore, and the Philippines.  Cary’s role involves equipping new missionaries as they prepare for the field through a variety of trainings, and overseeing the progress of each of her appointees as they walk through their individual journeys to their prospective teams.  Cary also works directly with each team and area leader in the field to understand the unique situation of the individual team, and their need for new team members.

Pray

  • For wisdom as she equips those desiring to be missionaries with Pioneers
  • For her as she travels to visit teams throughout the world.