Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

Active Missionaries

Nathan Bath

We are monthly financial supporters of the ministry of Nathan Bath through InFaith http://infaith.org.
Nathan and Meagan Bath serve as Field Directors in the Northwest (which includes Oregon, Washington and the southwest, north central and northern portions of Idaho). They seek to serve, pray for, mentor, care for and encourage the many InFaith missionaries who serve in various areas around the Northwest. These missionaries work in a variety of ministry situations including things like rural churches, camp ministries, prison ministries, children’s ministries, rural bible studies, cross-cultural ministries, homeless shelter ministries, emergency services ministries, and more.
“The spiritual battle for those in full time ministry is much more real than we sometimes realize or acknowledge,” Nathan says. “The spiritual forces of wickedness hate it when people serve God. They do all they can to discourage, dishearten, defeat, and destroy. Ephesians 6:12 tells us, ‘For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.'”.
Nathan has been witness to various servants of God suffering through intense spiritual battles. He has seen people drop out of ministry, run away from God, struggle alone in a world that the ordinary layperson does not seem to understand, and have all manner of responses which he has often compared to PTSD.
Nathan and Meagan desire to offer hope, love, and encouragement to InFaith missionaries in their area by listening, praying, and acting. They hope to offer counsel, rest, service, visits, and practical help in whatever way they are able.
The Baths have served as InFaith field staff since 1999.
Nathan grew up in a home where his Dad was in full time ministry. As a result, Nathan has been involved in ministry to some extent his entire life. He grew up serving at a Bible camp and helping his parents with rural ministries like VBS, retreats, mission trips, and Bible studies. Nathan studied ministry in college and upon graduation entered into full time ministry. He has served as a youth pastor, camp director, led a variety of discipleship ministries, and helped with pulpit supply in rural churches.
In 1993, Nathan and Meagan were married, and Meagan has served alongside Nathan ever since. They have three children, and have spent their entire married life in the northwest area where they now serve.
You can reach Nathan and family at: 8115 W. Brynwood Dr., Boise, ID 83704. Phone 208-566-1235

Christopher Goranson

We financially support (monthly) Chris. Area Representative at Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Nampa, ID
Our Heavenly Father is so awesome! He has called me to take a leap to go into full time ministry, a place I didn’t expect to be. I am so excited for this journey as He is with us wherever we go (Joshua 1:9). God calls us to be strong and courageous, and that’s what I am aiming to be in stepping out to fulfill HIS PURPOSE IN ME. I cannot wait to see what He is going to do through me, this ministry, our coaches and students, and you as well!

Thank you for investing in our future leaders and for your prayers and financial partnership! As a team, together we will make a great impact in the lives of others through FCA

Dan and Sylvia Rogers (MAF)

Since 1980, Dan and Sylvia Rogers have served with MAF in Surinam, Haiti, Honduras, Ecuador, and now, at Headquarters in Nampa, Idaho. While serving overseas, Dan served as pilot mechanic. Presently, he assists in the fabrication shop, part of the maintenance shop at the MAF hangar. There he oversees volunteers that serve MAF in Nampa, making tools for MAF’s overseas bases. From time to time, Dan travels to MAF locations overseas for special maintenance projects on the planes. One such trip was to Tarakan, Indonesia for an installation of a cargo pod on a Kodiak. Another more recent trip was back in Surinam for an installation of a new engine and an airframe inspection on NAV, a Cessna 206 that Dan flew on first assignment with MAF in Surinam in 1983. For Dan and Sylvia, a recent two-month stint in Surinam was their 5th time in the country, serving with MAF. While there, they celebrated 30 years since their first arrival in Surinam!
 Together, Dan and Sylvia have raised 4 children, Jonathan, Andrew, Heidi and Lori. Dan and Sylvia also enjoyed leading a couple’s group in Ecuador, encouraging them in their marriage relationships. Sylvia has given much hospitality to work-team visitors, led church choirs, taught school music, and given many piano lessons.

Dan, the son of missionaries, Bill and Esther Rogers, who served with SIM, was born in Sudan, and lived in Somalia and Ethiopia, finishing high-school in Henderson, NE. He recognized God’s call to missions at an early age and by the time he attended high school, he knew he would serve as a missionary pilot. Consequently, he studied at Moody Aviation in Elizabethton, Tennessee. He also attended the University of Nebraska and worked three years as an aircraft mechanic. Sylvia (Friesen), daughter of a farmer Clarence E Friesen, was born in Henderson, Nebraska. She accepted the Lord at age 10 during an afternoon Bible club. Sylvia’s mom, Gladys, attended Grace College of the Bible in Omaha, NE at the same time as Dan’s mom, Esther. Their mothers kept contact over the years, and the Rogers visited the Friesen home each furlough. Following high school, Sylvia also attended Grace College of the Bible in Omaha, Nebraska, graduating with a B.A. degree in church music. Dan and Sylvia chose Psalm 37:3-5 as their favorite verses while they were engaged. They married on July 5, 1975 in Henderson, NE. Five years later, with training complete, they applied, and were accepted into MAF in June of 1980.

Peter and Miriam DeWinkle (MAF)

The DeWinkle Family serves as missionaries with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). MAF is a world wide mission organization that uses air travel to access unreachable people groups.

Mike Crase

Mike Crase was born and raised in Southern California.  Between the ages of 12 and 18, he had the privilege of attending several summer and spring camps, which deepened his passion for Christ and his love for camping ministry.  During high school, Mike spent one year living in Indonesia where he was able to experience first hand full-time overseas missions.
In 2016, Mike and Emily took their three children to China where they helped open a new international school.  In 2017, the Crases returned to the U.S. where they landed in Boise and have wholeheartedly jumped into supporting the ministry and growth of Shiloh Bible Conference.  Mike brings to Shiloh a wide range of skills associated with efficiently running schools and Christian programs.  In addition to what Mike can offer Shiloh, his wife Emily has a passion for serving and currently homeschools their children.

Since 2017, Mike and Emily have served faithfully at Shiloh Bible Camp in Donnelly Idaho.  The camp has grown to over 30 camps annually and serves over 5000 people year round.  The mission of the camp is to see people impacted for Jesus Christ and come to a loving relationship with Him.  Along with hosting and facilitating camps throughout the year, Shiloh trains up and disciples almost 100 youth who in return come back and serve at Shiloh during some of its camps.  These Timothys and Summer Missionaries are the heart of the program here at Shiloh and we are excited to see how they are used for the God’s kingdom.

Ethan Larson

We financially support (monthly) the wonderful work of God through Training Leaders International and Ethan Larson. Ethan Larson is an International Trainer for Training Leaders International. He grew up in a Christian home, and his Father was a pastor and church planter in Canada and the United States. He became a Christian at an early age and though straying some in his teens he was challenged by Christians he met in college to surrender all to Christ. Though he was headed for a career in foreign policy, God changed the direction of his life, and he began pursuing the ministry and eventually foreign missions.

After attending a ministry school in California, Ethan served as a youth pastor for two years in Twin Falls, Idaho, then as an assistant pastor for seven years in Boise, Idaho where he oversaw a Bible College program, and adult education ministries. In the late 1990’s Ethan took a number of short term mission trips to Eastern Europe and was moved by the critical need for leadership training and theological formation among the churches being planted there. In 2004 he moved his family to Ukraine to work with a church planting team, and later to Hungary to teach at a Bible College.

He has a Bachelors in History, and Political Science from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, degrees from Lutheran Brethren Bible College, Calvary Chapel School of Ministry in Costa Mesa, CA, and a Masters in Theology from Lutheran Brethren Seminary.

Ethan lives in central Minnesota with his dear wife, Elysia, and their four children, Gretchen, Peter John, Elizabeth, and Amy.  Ethan enjoys cycling, the outdoors, and playing with his kids.

You can find out more about Training Leaders International here: http://trainingleadersinternational.org
We also support missionaries to Eurasia, whose contact information must be withheld for security reasons.

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