(AC)² Missionary Partners

The Batts Family

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"

The W Family’s passion is to reach the unreached of SE Asia. This passion began in college when Mr. W began learning of the unreached and the persecuted church. His passion soon led him on a short term mission trip to the region where they plan to serve. There he saw spiritual darkness and a lack of access to the gospel. Returning from his trip he began preparing to go back with skills to help serve the community.

 

During this time Mr. W married Mrs. W, sharing his passion to further God’s Kingdom Mrs. W soon learned of the needs in the region they plan to serve. One of those being a need for teachers of the blind and visually impaired (something Mrs. W had experience in). It was then that she felt like God could use her skills in this region.

 

The W Family has seen God confirm their calling to this region and look forward to what God has in store for them there. Being the first to go with SEND International to this region they ask for prayer for them and their family to adjust well to their new culture and that the love of Christ would shine through them into the region.

 

To join their mailing list and keep up with what this family is up to, click here.

 

"YoungLives"

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.
God’s hand has been ever so present in growing the ministry of YoungLives within Alaska. YoungLives Alaska has gone from a handful of volunteers serving less than 15 teen mothers in 2016 to now reaching the most teen parents with the gospel in the nation. This has contributed to (AC)² becoming a local mission partner.
Young moms and dads go unnoticed too often, but not by YoungLives or (AC)². One practical way we support YoungLives is with LyfePact deliveries to young families across Alaska.

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"

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.”