Anthem sees mission as a way in which we live our life. Stated in the most simple of terms, mission is each believer’s invitation and mandate to be sent, to join God in His operation to redeem humankind. God has literally sent each and every follower of Christ on a mission of reconciliation and redemption. All Jesus-followers are missionaries, even if just a fraction of the Church is sent geographically or culturally. Most of us don’t need to go anywhere, as there is plenty of renewal to be done right where we are. We must love, empathize, and care for the broken, lost, hurting, and oppressed.
As God’s people, we’ve been purposefully sent here, every one of us, as entrusted ambassadors of His Kingdom. Some may view mission as working cross-culturally in a particular geographic location, while others see mission as a service project or event. However, Anthem sees mission as a way in which we live our life and a part of our lens by which we see the world.
Global Mission Points
Cross-Cultural Points we support around the globe.
In 2010 the “J” family started on a journey making preparations to position themselves to serve and disciple Persian speaking refugees who are living within a host country located in the Middle East. The “J” family’s desire is that each member of their family (of seven) will be able to use their gifts in order to serve these people who are living in a season of transition and waiting. Some have waited there for up to 12 years. There are families with young kids, couples with no kids, single men and women, and some teenagers without their parents. They have left their home country due to religious, political and social persecution.
Thankfully, there are other organizations that can assist in meeting some of their physical needs. The “J” family’s primary focus is on meeting spiritual, emotional, and relational peace-making needs in Jesus’ name, prioritizing prayer and leadership development.
The “J” family is in the midst of a 2-3 year language learning season, learning 2 completely different languages. (Host country language & Persian)
Jordan and Kristin, along with their three kids – Moses, Zuri, and Mateo, have been serving in Nairobi, Kenya as part of the AIM Stories team with Africa Inland Mission since 2017.
As part of the AIM Stories team, they get to capture the incredible stories of how God is working among Unreached People Groups all over Africa. They do this to encourage both the local and global church to become more involved in the Great Commission.
Jesus himself was a storyteller. He knew that through telling stories, His message would easily spread to the ends of the earth. Stories are memorable. They inspire action. They are powerful.
In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul sends Tychicus to be his messenger, his storyteller. Tychicus connects those who go with those who send them, he encourages the hearts of those who pray and give, and he motivates the next generation of missionaries to join in the work of the Great Commission. Tychicus’ work is now the Andres’ work.
We are the “S” Family, and we live in S.E. Asia where God is using us to help mobilize both national and international missionaries to go to Unreached/Unengaged People Groups, places with little to no Believers, and where the Gospel is traditionally not welcomed.
We train these missionaries in business, provide small business loans when possible, and help them start up their own entrepreneurial endeavors, which can provide financially for their families while also giving them access through business to people and places that are otherwise closed to Christianity.
We are also active in outreach, discipleship, mentoring, emergency relief, and intentional prayer initiatives. God is moving in new and exciting ways here in S.E. Asia, and we are honored to be part of the story.
Using her skills in graphic design and communication, Emily supports missionaries all over Italy with projects like producing printed and digital resources in Italian to help people learn how to have a personal relationship with God and grow in their faith. She also uses her love for art as a means for building relationships and sharing the gospel through an outreach to artists.
After serving for two years in Florence, Italy on a short-term assignment with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ), Emily has now joined the long-term missionary team in the ministry’s national office in Florence. The Italian branch of Cru’s ministry is called Agape Italia.
Emily is part of a broader team of missionaries in Italy offering discipleship, training, and resources to equip Italians and their local churches so that they can dynamically impact those around them. In partnership with the body of Christ across Italy, these Italians are the seeds for gospel movements everywhere. The four major focus areas of the ministry as a whole are: university students, families, compassionate service, and creating digital and printed resources in Italian.
Colin and Madalyn believe in a big God who wants to restore, heal, and set free those who are captive. Madalyn is passionate about loving and serving God and his people. It is her desire to walk faithfully into the places of the world God is taking her to and to be in his will. She is serving amongst an unreached people group in SE Asia to bring freedom and the gospel of grace to precious women who are trafficked in the sex trade.
The Lord has given Colin a passion for serving and discipling children and youth. Currently, he is stepping into a role serving as a missionary teacher in Indonesia. He will be coming alongside and supporting missionary friends as they seek to raise up local leaders to go out and share the gospel to unreached villages. Colin also intends to serve alongside Madalyn and her ministry.
We have become his poetry, a re-created people that will fulfill the destiny he has given each of us, for we are joined to Jesus, the Anointed One. Even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny and the good works we would do to fulfill it.
Want to know more?
For more information about the ministry please visit www.cten.org/missionary/colinandmadalyn