(AC)² Missionary Partners
The Batts Family (International Missions)
Allen and Melissa Batts, along with their three children (Ruth, Clara, and Hudson), live in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Originally from Wasilla, AK, Allen and Melissa are excited to serve on the other side of North America through church planting and university ministry.
After being saved at age 7, Allen rededicated his life to Christ in high school and felt a drawing towards missions.
Melissa was saved at age 5, rededicated her life to Christ in high school, and surrendered to missions that same summer.
Their ultimate goal is to help fulfill the Great Commission by multiplying churches, disciples, and missions movements around the world.
You can find their latest updates at battsabroad.com
Consider partnering with them today, by clicking here.
The W Family (International Missions)
YoungLives (Local Missions)
Celeste Johnson is a member of (AC)² and also the regional coordinator for the ministry YoungLives, whose mission is to introduce pregnant and parenting teens to Jesus and help them grow in their faith.
Over 9 years ago, God used YoungLives as a vehicle to bring Celeste from a believer to a true follower of Christ. Since then she has surrendered to God’s calling to end her 25 year professional career in mental health and begin a new season of a life as a missionary for Young Life. What started as a 1 hour volunteer commitment with her 13 year old daughter to hold babies has now grown to Celeste providing leadership support to nine YoungLives ministries across Alaska and Washington.
By using Jesus by which all things flow as the foundation to her ministry, Celeste’s dedicated effort is focused on these four areas:
- Provide support and development to YoungLives teams.
- Build new ministry in underserved communities.
- Create outreach opportunities that foster partnerships that spread awareness and create supportive environments of belonging which empower teen parents to be who God created them to be.
- Pioneer ministry which includes Dad’s, YoungLives Beyond (21+), and remote mentoring to rural teen parents.
LyfePacts go out monthly with everything from diapers and food, words of truth and encouragement. If you want to support the ministry financially, as a volunteer, or you are a pregnant/parenting teen under 21 who is looking for support, please click here.
The Dinkins (International Missions)
The Dinkins are using aviation and small business development as a bridge of love to oppressed and unreached people groups in Burma and Northern Thailand. Their primary ministry is pioneering an aviation program in the conflict zones of Burma in order to bring help, hope, and love to internally displaced ethnic minority groups.
1 Thessalonians 2:8
“So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.”
The Pease Family (National Missions)
Greetings! We are Tyler and Karen Pease. We have been married for 18 years and have one daughter, Jillian (8 years old). We currently reside in Tacoma, WA and we minister in the Pacific NW with a focus on helping others grow in their love for God and obedience to His global purposes.
Tyler serves as Regional Director for Perspectives USA in the Coastal NW and Inland NW regions (AK, WA, OR, ID, & MT). Karen coordinates Better English in Tacoma, reaching international friends through English classes, Discovery Bible Studies, and Conversation Partners. By God’s grace, Better English has served students from nearly 30 countries which is only possible because it has become a multi-church ministry with a diverse team of volunteers and teaching locations.