Matias, Rebekah, & Lily Mancilla in Argentina
Matias and Rebekah Mancilla, along with their daughter Lily, are missionaries in the southern part of the Santa Fe province of Argentina. Their main focus is to develop and carry out ministry to children through neighborhood Bible clubs, summer VBS, and camp programs in conjunction with local churches. Matias grew up in Argentina and was directly impacted by a child believing the Gospel—his own brother. This began the process of his family coming to know Jesus. For this reason, Matias and Rebekah have a passion to reach children, knowing that boys and girls who know Jesus are strong witnesses and prayer warriors for their families.
Juan, Shirley, Ayanna, & Ellah Ocasio with Assemblies of God World Mission in Vilnius, Lithuania
Teaching and Living With Hope – Creating Capacity and Reaching the Unreached
After serving the Lord and teaching English in the Republic of Georgia for almost 12 years, we were asked to join a Church planting movement in Lithuania. In December 2017, we moved to Vilnius, Lithuania with the vision to plant Journey Church Vilnius, a life giving church in the heart of the capital city, and to help people take one step closer to Jesus.
We are beginning our new life and roles with a sense of anticipation and adventure for what God has in store for this city. We are excited to be part of this team, doing life and ministry together.
We have been blessed with two beautiful daughters – Ayanna and Ellah.
Fred, Lydia, Isaac, Josiah, Caleb, Gabriel, and Levi Holcomb in Papua New Guinea
Fred, Lydia and their five boys are a missionary family working with Samaritan Aviation in Papua New Guinea. Fred Holcomb felt God’s undeniable call to missionary aviation in 2012. He left his previous occupations of excavating and construction, to follow this new trail in obedience. He, along with his wife, Lydia, and their five boys, moved from Fayetteville, PA to Bolivar, MO in 2013 to begin training with S.O.A.R., a mission aviation program. Fred is now a licensed airplane mechanic and commercial pilot, and the family has been called to become missionaries with Samaritan Aviation, in Papua New Guinea. After Fred gains additional flight experience this spring and summer, the family plans to move to PNG to begin serving and sharing Jesus through emergency life-flights, medicine delivery, hospital ministry and community health and outreach programs, among the 400,000 people living in the remote jungles of the East Sepik Province.
The Gerlachs in Thailand – Bryan, Emily, Jameson & Eden
The Gerlachs serve in Chiang Mai, Thailand with TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission). Their desire is to see the people of Thailand come to know Christ in a real way. They have two main ministry areas: involvement in their local church and their work with the Family Connection Foundation (FCF).
FCF has a variety of projects including anti-human trafficking, crisis pregnancy, children’s homes, foster care, and after school programs. Bryan serves in leadership in the FCF administration office, using his gifts to assist project leaders and the various administration departments to fulfill their goals, providing encouragement to both the Thai and foreign staff in the office. Emily’s main focus is being a mom to their two small children, although she continues to be involved in relationship through church, teaching art as a form of healing in various projects, and has a heart for vulnerable children and young women coming out of difficult situations.
Please continue to pray for Thailand and for this young family as they minister there.