11 missionary appointees commissioned at March Launch

Tania Martin

Director of Mobilization

  • Missions

Converge International Ministries is asking God for a gospel movement among every least-reached people group – in our generation, and God is answering. This week, 11 missionary appointees were commissioned at Launch in Orlando, Florida. During this intensive three-day session, the appointees began their exit plan to full-time, cross-cultural ministry.

The participants will be reaching the least-reached by engaging in urban ministry, church planting and raising up the next generation of missionaries through internships. Launch helped prepare and empower these global workers to build their ministry partnership teams.

Meet our new appointees:

  • Seth & Michelle Adkins, Virginia Hills Church (Converge MidAtlantic), Culpeper, Virginia; Estonia, Nordic Baltic Initiative
  • M & K, The Church Next Door, Prescott, Arizona; Great Sea Initiative
  • Tim & Lori Hawkins, First Baptist Church of Pinellas Park, Pinellas Park, Florida, Europe/Mediterranean Impact Team
  • L, Heights Church, Prescott, Arizona; Great Sea Initiative
  • Ines Chein, Collin County Chinese Fellowship Church, Plano, Texas; Japan Initiative
  • Erica Jenkins, Celebration Community Church (Converge MidAmerica), Orlando, Florida; Mobilization Team, US-based
  • Ariel Lee, International Baptist Church of Arlington, Fort Worth, Texas; Japan Initiative
  • Britt Redfield, First Japanese Baptist Church, Arlington, TX; Japan Initiative

It takes many people to launch a global worker into the mission field: family, churches, partners and Converge. This orientation and training is the first step as appointees move toward deployment. We would also like to celebrate those who have successfully walked through the Ministry Partnership Development (MPD) process and recently deployed to their fields of service.

  • Brian and Rachel Lusky, with their daughters deployed to Japan on March 23, 2022. After language school, Brian will lead the Japan Initiative helping create an environment where Japanese people can meet, know, and follow Jesus resulting in gospel movements across Japan.
  • Kelsey Cawthorn deployed in January 2022. She will be serving local church movements in the U.K. for revitalization and outreach in partnership with The Alliance of Transatlantic Theological Training.

Are you ready to reach the world for Jesus? Converge connects the right missionaries to the right opportunity and equips them with the right tools they can take to the field.

Learn how you can play a part in reaching people across the street and around the world with the gospel.

Tania Martin, Director of Mobilization

Tania loves Jesus, missions and discipleship. These loves led her to serve full-time in Ukraine for the past 11 years. She relocated to Orlando, Florida, in June 2020 as Director of Mobilization to continue pursuing these three great loves by helping others find their passions for missions and go to the nations.

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