Missionaries We Support
John & Donna Bearden
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John is a Wildlife Technician with the Wildlife Resources Division with the State of Georgia and has been employed with the Division for 21 years. John is a graduate of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia. Donna is a Neonatal Intensive Care Registered Nurse with University Hospital in Augusta. She has been a nurse for 20 years. Originally from Cochran, Georgia, she received an Associate in Science degree from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and a Diploma in Nursing from Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. John and Donna have two daughters, Hannah, age 20, and Mady, age 11. John and Donna are members of Waynesboro First UMC.
Steve & Suzanne Buchele
Field: Accra, Ghana
Serving in Ghana Website
In Ghana, Suzanne taught math and computer science at Ashesi University, and during their second year, she served as acting Academic Dean. Steve served as a teaching pastor and Elder at Asbury Dunwell Church, led the Youth Group music program at Elim International Family Church and was an intern with The Mission Society. When the Fulbright finished, the Bucheles returned to Georgetown, Texas in the summer of 2008, to resume their former lives, but somehow God kept their heart for ministry in Africa, with the people of Ghana. In fact, Suzanne has returned each summer to teach at Ashesi University, and each time she goes to Ghana, this calling God has place upon her heart is reaffirmed. In the spring of 2012 they were consecrated into The Mission Society as Career Missionaries, and plan to return to Ghana in Feb-2014 where Suzanne will again teach at Ashesi University, and Steve will start a campus ministry and international church for the university community.
Suzanne holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in mathematics and a PhD in computer science. Steve earned a Bachelor’s in computer science and a Master of Divinity degree. Steve and Suzanne’s home is in Georgetown, TX. “This is a strategic time for us to influence West Africa’s next generation of leaders with the good news of the Gospel. Thank you for your prayerful and financial support.”
John & Katheryn Heinz
Field: Urban America
Trey & Anna Scott
Trey and Anna Scott are the Co-Executive Directors of Bethlehem Ministry. The husband and wife team have been involved with the organization for the past four years, serving on the Board of Directors (Trey as Vice-President) and leading teams of volunteers to Haiti. Trey is a physical therapist, certified athletic trainer, and Deacon at Milledge Avenue Baptist Church. His focus with the ministry has been the organization of medical missions to Bethlehem Ministry's Clinique Espérance et Vie in Haiti. Anna holds a PhD in Science Education and currently teaches Biology at Athens Academy. In 2010 she was named Outstanding Biology Teacher of the Year for the state of Georgia by the National Association of Biology Teachers. Anna also serves as Adviser to the award-winning Athens Academy Interact Club, a youth service organization affiliated with Rotary Club. Anna’s parents are Preston and Katherine Sanders of Washington. Trey and Anna live in Athens with their three young children.
Len & Betsy Phillips
Field: The World
Len and Betsy Phillips serve with The Global Resource Team of The Mission Society, through a Special Assignment under World Gospel Mission. The Global Resource Team consists of consultants with experience/expertise in diverse areas who advance the Kingdom by providing support and resources to mission endeavors globally. Such support includes providing a link between field missionaries to personnel, technology, resources and funding that will allow the missionaries to reach their goals in ministry, as well as to assist in developing short-term teams for appropriate assistance when needed.
The current capabilities of the GRT
include the areas of agriculture, water supply/treatment and sanitation, health
and medical, Community Health Evangelism, business and commerce, oral inductive
Bible storying, education, women’s ministries and children-at-risk ministries.
GRT members are available to collaborate with other agencies/missions/churches
in order to enable transformation by providing specialized consulting to help
Kingdom workers address local needs.
Len and Betsy Phillips focus their efforts with the GRT in the area of education. With twenty years of experience in educational ministries in Latin America, their desire is to encourage and assist field missionaries in theological education, international Christian school education, and homeschool endeavors. Currently living in Monroe and working part-time in Christian education as well as pursuing further graduate studies, the Phillips are available for consultation, networking, and traveling internationally to offer requested seminars/courses and to lead teams of individuals who can offer expertise and support in specific areas of education.
Special Thanks to the Mission Society for
helping us to
be on Mission with God!