Serving The Nations
Our missionary to Ethiopia is Sharon Abebe. Sharon was born and grew up in Ethiopia and came to the USA as an adult. But she never forgot her home country. Called to Ethiopia to serve as national director of the Community Health Evangelism (CHE) Women’s Cycle of Life program with LifeWinds-Ethiopia, Sharon trains trainers all over Ethiopia. She is focused primarily on women’s and children’s issues as well as marriage counseling.
Our missionaries to Ireland are Tom and Vicki Gilliam. Tom and Vicki are based in the Republic of Ireland and reside in Maynooth, County Kildare, a university town of 12,500 located on the western outskirts of Dublin, Ireland's capital. They are a part of the core group of Maynooth Community Church, a church they helped to plant in 2003. Tom serves as an elder in the church and is involved in leading worship and discipleship. Vicki’s passion for women sees her in discipling relationships across the age spectrum--from teenage girls and university students to women in their twenties, thirties and beyond. More broadly, the Gilliams serve on the permanent staff team for Encounter, Serge's Irish summer internship for college-age Irish and American students and work year-round to identify, disciple and release emerging Irish leaders into church planting and the wider Irish harvest.
Our missionary to the Mexican border is Josue Mayo.
Our missionary to the Guadalajara is Paul Fisher. Paul is originally from south Jersey where he was saved as a child and raised in a Christian home. Active in Christian ministries since his youth, Paul was called to missions from as long as he can remember. He studied music and missions in college to develop his gifts and has since studied nursing and emergency medicine.
Dawn grew up in Mexico where her family served as missionaries. It was there at an early age that she came to trust in Christ. As a child she sensed God's call to missions through her involvement in the ministry. Paul and Dawn met at college where God confirmed their call to serve Him in Mexico as a couple. They have been serving there since 1987 and have 8 daughters and 2 sons.
The Fishers are involved in developing community service ministries which serve to build bridges into the community and open doors for evangelism, discipleship and church-planting in the city of Guadalajara. They are engaged in cultural/educational ministries and medical missions.
Paul's primary focus is in the area of leading worship at church and teaching music at the church-based "Soli Deo Gloria" Music Academy of which he is director. Musicians there are trained for worship, evangelism and church-planting endeavors.
One of our missionaries, Paul Hartgrove (who also happens to be an MPC Deacon), serves faculty members at the University of Texas at Arlington. Paul is on staff with Faculty Commons. UT-Arlington is the second largest school in the University of Texas system. UTA educates students from every state and from 123 countries! God is bringing the nations to us, and Paul's ministry will help UTA faculty members minister to them.