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Ed and Janice are retired missionaries with 38 years of service with ACM International. They served in Nigeria for 20 years and maintain a close relationship with the planted churches there.
Sunday & Regina Obeten
Sunday and Regina are Nigerian locals who carry on the work that Ed and Janice Nichols retired from. Their mission is Faith Way Global Outreach. FWGO is a broad ministry that runs evangelistic campaigns, leadership training for Christian workers, church planting, a Bible college, women’s ministry, and various mercy ministries to meet physical needs. Over the years the ministry has trained 56 preachers, 300 local leaders, planted 26 churches, and conducted many revival meetings and evangelistic campaigns.
Sam and his wife Grace are natives of India where they have planted churches and run Royal Gospel Academy which trains young men to be church planters throughout India and Nepal. They also coordinate a fellowship of churches throughout India for support and anual training conferences.
Bill Crandall grew up in Washington, Il and became a Christian while Bill Vandervoort was the pastor at Washington Christian Church. Currently in Guayaquil, Ecuador since April 1990, Bill and Karleen began with planting culturally relevant churches. They have planted 5 churches and have progressed to leadership training. The goal is to have Ecuadorian leaders in all the churches. They have 2 married children and 5 grandchildren with a sixth on the way.
Adam grew up in Georgetown, Ohio, and went to Cincinnati Christian University (CCU). God planted in Adam a desire to do youth ministry outside of the USA. Adam spent the summer of 2007 in India as an NMSI intern. Kristy grew up in Texas and graduated from Ozark Christian. Kristy discovered her love for impoverished communities, youth and God’s heart for those who have not heard the gospel. Adam and Kristy affiliated with NMSI in 2008 and were married April 10, 2010. They are currently working in Chiang Mai, Thailand networking youth homes and providing them with resources, equipping youth workers, and discipling youth (ages 12-20) living without their parents in the city of Chiang Mai. They have two sons, Aiden and Avery.
Jerry grew up in Towanda, IL and Joyce was a city-girl from Kenosha, WI. They met in New Tribes Missionary training, were married and then moved to Panama in 1983. There they served the Kuna people for 20 years. After five years of working with the team which coordinated tribal church planting in Latin America, they transitioned into a new ministry as International Literacy Coordinators for NTM. Their focus is that people around the world will be able to read and understand God’s Word in their own language. Jerry & Joyce have 3 married children and 7 grandchildren.
Pete and Paulette Cocco serve with ISU Encounter a “a rooted, thriving ministry for college students at Illinois State.” They came to work with the ministry at ISU in 1996, after spending a year in Hungary and a year in the Philippines. They have five children - Micah, Mattea, Kordell, Judah, and Wren. Paulette works full time with State Farm insurance. Pete is in his 18th year of campus ministry at ISU.
The purpose of Little Galilee shall be to conduct camps, conferences, and rallies, to the end that persons not yet Christian may be won to Christ and His Church as it is set forth in the New Testament, and that Christian people of all ages may be built up in the Christian faith and life.
Living Alternatives is committed to saving the lives of unborn children by promoting life-affirming options and providing practical assistance, while sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed, and to minister restoration to those who have been wounded by the trauma of abortion.