MISSIONS

 "Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'"
-Matt. 28:18-20
 

 "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." 
-Acts 1:8
 

Park Hills Evangelical Free Church embraces these passages as the basis for the church to engage in global evangelism through the selection and support of mission partners and the education and mobilization of the body of Christ to fulfill the Great Commission.
We are honored to partner with these missionaries in the furtherance of the Gospel:

Active Missionaries

Rachel Bliss
rachel.bliss@efca.org
Rachel Bliss serves with the EFCA's Reach Global Marginal Mission Network. This network has a focus on mobilizing the church to embrace people in the margins to grow and inspire the church from the margins. It is the intent of this ministry to see marginalized people become all God intended them to be.
Waldemar and Anna Bolkowski
wbolkowski@foi.org
Waldemar and Anna serve with Friends of Israel and live in Poland, where Waldemar preaches and teaches in local fundamental churches, Bible conferences, and special meetings. They also visit St. Petersburg, Russia to share the Gospel with the Jewish community.
James and Jen Chambers
james.L.chambers.wi@intervarsity.org
James serves as Area Director for Intervarsity in South Central Wisconsin. He trains and equips campus staff and student leaders in reaching their campuses. He seeks to plant new chapters on campuses currently without Intervarsity presence.

John and Linda Craft
Friends of Israel U.S. Workers
Our U.S. workers are actively ministering throughout the states in a variety of venues hosting Bible conferences, prophecy conferences, and speaking in churches about what the Bible says about Israel, the Jewish people, and end-times prophecy. Some are on our college campuses engaging in conversations with students and faculty of all religions while sharing about the eternal change the Messiah has made in their lives. Others are ministering to the Jewish people through volunteering at Jewish museums, nursing homes, and making one-on-one friendships.
GlobalFingerprints
Global Fingerprints is the child sponsorship ministry of ReachGlobal. We partner with national churches around the world to send children to school and help care for their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. Park Hills currently supports three children.
Clay and Christie Elliott
clay@gokmusa.org
Clay serves as Pastoral Ministries Coordinator and Prayer Pastor at Kontaktmission USA. He is in charge of developing 6 different prayer teams, counseling and encouraging missionaries, creating new pastoral ministries, and communicating with the public to get people excited and praying about European missions.
The Freeport Pregnancy Center
The Freeport Pregnancy Center exists to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, to provide practical and emotional assistance to people involved in an unplanned or crisis pregnancy, and to provide "abstinence only" based counseling and workshops for individuals and groups within the community.
Southeast Asia National Team: 
Tono and Pegi; Andri and Ririn; Herman
These church planters work in Southeast Asia to minister among unreached Muslim people groups. The team members and their families communicate the Gospel within the cultural worldview of the local people.
Share International Kenyan National Pastors: 
Joseph Lotuk, Emmanuel Eripon, Nickelby Miramoe, and Peter Ekiru Ekuwom
Share International, Inc. is a holistic ministry to the unreached people groups in Kenya, South Sudan, India, and beyond. Our trained indigenous missionaries and staff survey, evangelize, and plant churches in remote areas where Christ is not known. Freeport, Galena, and Lena churches support 19 missionaries who have ministered to over 70,000 unreached people in the past year.
John Mehn
GospelRest.com
Converge Asia Impact Team Facilitator/Catalyst – John loves new churches, cross-cultural missions, Unreached People Groups, and Asia. These loves led him to serve with his wife, Elaine, with the unreached people group the Japanese in Japan for 35 years. He relocated to Northern Illinois in April 2020 as a non-resident missionary catalyst of the Converge’s Asia Impact Team. He continues pursuing these three great loves by coming alongside Asian leaders foster and fulfill as vision for gospel movements among many Asian Unreached People Groups. John has been married to Elaine for over 40 years. They have two children and two grandchildren living in Pecatonica, IL.
Tibor Miklos
info@bartimeus.hu
Tibor and Marta serve in Budapest, Hungary with the
Bartimeus Foundation. They provide outreach to the largely unreached Roma gypsy population, as well as to the blind and disabled by distribution of the Gospel through audio Bibles.
Kirstin Nelson
kirsten_nelson@ntm.org
Kirsten is working with Ethnos360 which has a vision of seeing unreached people groups reached through church planting. Kirsten will serve with Ethnos360 home office before being deployed with a team to the Philippines.
Roy and Darla Oksnevad
oksnevad@aol.com
The Oksnevads minister to Muslims in the greater Chicago area. They teach and train believers to reach their Muslim neighbors, teach a Bible study for Muslim background believers, and assist in teaching and preaching at a local Arab-speaking
church for Middle Easterners.
Ryan and Angie Schick
ryan.schick@wgomission.org
The Schicks serve with World Gospel Outreach in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Ryan serves as the comptroller for the organization, and Angie is the on-call nurse for WGO. Both Ryan and Angie coordinate, train, plan, and lead the medical brigade teams.
Trevor Schwarze
Trevor serves as a radio planter in the Asia-Pacific. Trevor serves with Reach Beyond who have a vision of being the voice and hands of Christ Together, through media and medical work. They primarily work among unreached people groups.
Tom and Karen Virtue
tom.virtue@cru.org
The Virtues work on campus with students in the LA basin, and coach and mentor leaders on several other campuses around the US. They are also a part of Epic Movement, which is a special effort to reach Asian-American students (the ethnic group among college students who are the least involved with church).
Tyler
Tyler is serving among the unreached of Central Asia where his platform of agriculture development allows him to sow seeds among the unreached. God is opening doors in the Islamic world for the Gospel to go forth.
FMS
Works to bring the gospel to unreached tribes in Northeast India and its neighboring countries. FMS acts as a network among existing indigenous ministries in these areas, helping train gospel workers for the field. Many of the areas where FMS operates no longer allow foreign missionaries to preach the gospel. FMS is also involved in mercy ministries which includes an orphanage.