Natalie Suff – South America Mission
Natalie is from England, where she graduated from the University of Kent with a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature and History. She has received biblical, cross-cultural, and missionary training that has helped equip her for ministry in South America.
Natalie is passionate about women’s ministry and being in supportive roles in a missionary community. She is warm, accepting, and a joy to be around. Combining her love for evangelism and authentic faith with her love for people and their cultures is a great addition to the SAM community.
Natalie is assigned to ministry in Bolivia. While the specifics of her ministry assignment are still in the works, our confidence in the Lord’s work in and through her does not waver.
Carl Kerby – reasonsforhope
Carl is the President and a founder of Reasons for Hope. An inspiring and motivating Christian speaker with more than 20 years ministry experience, Carl shares his extensive knowledge and understanding of God’s creation in his talks.
Steve and Gerdine Stanley – New Tribes Mission
Steve is from the UK. He became a Christian at university whilst studying aeronautical engineering when he was 18. Becoming a Chrstian at Uni set him on a different path from what he had been walking in, he joined the Open Air Mission as a trainee evangelist upon graduating rather than pursuing engineering.
Steve was challenged by the needs of unreached people through reading the Bible and went to a short term exposure trip in Papua New Guinea in January 2010. Being amongst tribal believers made a big impact on him and he decided to join New Tribes Mission in order to join the work in PNG.
Gerdine is from the Netherlands. She also became a Christian whilst studying for a nursing bachelors at age 18. She enjoyed working as a nurse after graduating and being a part of her Church in Eindhoven for 2 years before leaving for England. For a long time she had had the desire to spend time in England; and she also wanted a Biblically education. Googling “Bijbel school engeland” resulted in her joining up for the first year of NTM training with the intention of getting to know the Bible and returning to Eindhoven.
Timothy Coomar – Exarcheia Church, Athens, Greece
He works for Exarcheia Church in Athens, Greece focusing on church planting.
Yossi Ovadia – The Way Congregation, Karmiel, Israel
I was born in 1960 in Haifa, Israel to a traditional Jewish religious family (Masoraty). My father worked in the Rabbinate (the state’s official Jewish religion authority), as a circumciser (Mohel), a cantor and a Bar Mitzvah teacher, etc.
In 1983, after nine months of searching and being exposed to the messianic belief, I came to faith and joined the local congregation in Haifa. The way begins.
After I came to know the Lord, I continued living at my parent’s house—even though my father stopped talking to me when he understood in whom I believe. I taught the children and youth in the congregation and at some national events. In conjunction with my congregational involvement, I went to a practical-engineering college. I was also involved in the Messianic Students Organization in Israel (I was the chairman in 1985 and 1986)….
Laura spent many years in Burkina Faso, and has been based back in the UK since August 2008. She works mainly on a series of guides/commentaries to help translators in Francophone Africa who need to translate into their mother tongues. There is a huge need for more resources in French. She spends some of her time in Tenerife, where her very elderly mother is in a care home.