(AC)² Missionary Partners
The Batts Family
After being saved at age 7, Allen rededicated his life to Christ in high school and felt a drawing towards missions. He moved from Alabama to Alaska in 2011, where he began serving with a youth group.
Melissa was saved at age 5, rededicated her life to Christ in high school, and surrendered to missions that same summer. After a fateful trip to South Africa in high school, Melissa knew she’d serve on that continent long-term.
Allen and Melissa married in 2014 and started a tradition of writing “Imaginings” at every new year, based on Ephesians 3:20. In January 2018, while serving on a short mission trip in Ghana, West Africa, they finalized their list of 2018 “Imaginings.” It started with pursuing the international adoption process (something God had placed on their hearts in early 2017). The next day, they heard about a ministry opportunity in Togo, West Africa, that centered on orphan ministry. And so, they began praying about and, ultimately, pursuing that opportunity.
Now, Allen and Melissa seek to serve the Lord in Togo by partnering with the local church in three distinct ways:
- Providing practical training in children’s ministry that focuses on utilizing local resources
- Discipling Togolease believers
- Encouraging the local church
Their ultimate goal is to help fulfill the Great Commission by multiplying churches, disciples, and missions movements around the world. Consider partnering with them today, by clicking here.
"The Northern Wrights"
Caleb and Candice want to reach the unreached in SE Asia. The region they
plan to serve is currently home to 118 unique people groups, of these people
groups, 67 have limited or no access to the gospel leaving many to suffer
from gospel poverty.
Learning of these peoples and others around the world during college,
Caleb’s heart was stirred to see the gospel brought to those places where it
hasn’t been proclaimed before.
A trip to SE Asia in 2012 helped direct him to
where Caleb and Candice now plan to serve.
In 2015, Caleb married Candice. Candice works as a teacher for the blind and
visually impaired. She sensed God’s call during a meeting with a couple who
minister to people with intellectual disabilities in the city Caleb and Candice
plan to live. Caleb and Candice hope to use their passion and experience to
not only help the physically blind see Christ but the spiritually blind as well.
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