Steve and Shyrel Osborn: Love the Child
Steve and Shyrel Osborn are the founders of Love the Child and Amor del Niño. Since 1997, they have worked with private and government orphanages throughout Guatemala. In that time they saw how every child needs a family environment to flourish. They also saw that many orphanages were limited in their ability to care for children with special needs.
They determined to create an environment that mixes the best resources in child development sciences with a family-like atmosphere. They currently care for children with emotional and physical difficulties in an inclusive environment in their small home, and want to establish a setting that allows these children with special needs to be healed and develop into the fullness of the person that they were created to be.
Héctor and Joy Rodriguez: IMPACTOLatino
Héctor and Joy Cronin rodriguez serve in Queretaro, Mexico, with IMPACTOLatino. The IMPACTOnetwork is a catalyst for church planting in urban areas. They recruit, train, fund, coach and network church planters. Héctor is director of Mexican promotion and recruiting; Joy is director of field operations and communications. They previously served at Iglesia Cristiana El Jubileo (Jubilee Christian Church) in Pachuca, Mexico. Héctor studied ministry science at Colegio Biblico (Bible College) in Piedras Negras, Mexico. Joy has a bachelor's degree in international studies from the University at Buffalo and a master's in TESOL from Lincoln Christian University in Illinois. Their sons are Jared, 11, and Santiago, 9.
Amos & Meredith Anderson: World Venture
WorldVenture is a mission network of passionate people connected in the common cause of seeing the Great Commission fulfilled. We send Christian workers into over 70 countries throughout the world.
Amos and Meredith Anderson are passionate about people coming to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and being discipled into mature, Christian leaders.
The Andersons also feel God has uniquely gifted them for this ministry. Amos is a shepherding visionary and a teacher. He has a heart for seeing people move towards Christ. Meredith is gifted administratively and feels passionate about using people and resources efficiently to achieve optimum effectiveness and productivity. She also has the gift of hospitality and enjoys opening her home and making people feel welcome and loved by providing a warm and comfortable atmosphere.
PRIMARY MINISTRY FOCUS
Serving through Church Planting, Discipleship and Leadership Training