AROUND THE GLOBE
SOULeader’s mission is, "to empower wholeness in pastors, leaders, churches and organizations." Some of us may remember Michael and his team's work over the two years of transition before Pastor Grant’s coming to NewSong. Michael and his team continue to lead churches and other organizations towards self-reflection, clarity and healing. These days are especially difficult for church leaders and their congregations and SOULeader more than ever needs our prayers and support. We are so grateful to continue to partner with Michael and his team.
Laura works with future international leaders, otherwise known as international students. She shares the Gospel, disciples and offers a home away from home to students who will be leaders in their fields, and even their countries. Most international students will consider Jesus while living abroad, even if their home culture opposes Him. Laura and her team provide opportunities for internationals to enter the lives of believers, have spiritual conversations, and even serve together, so they can know Jesus. Laura previously served in a closed country in East Asia for 20 years before coming to Arizona State in 2017.
Joe + Emily Smith
Joe and Emily run Ardent Coffee, a volunteer/donation-based coffee house in Portland, Oregon. Their unique business model allows for 100% of their profit to go toward ending slavery by supporting International Justice Mission.
Luc + Petunia Kabongo
Luc and Petunia serve on staff with NieuCommunities and InnerCHANGE in South Africa, helping to facilitate Bible studies and to coach emerging leaders and missionaries. Luc is also laying foundations to work and minister in underprivileged areas through counseling and friendship. He has begun to establish tutoring opportunities, a children's Bible club, and basketball coaching as a way to blend into the community and embody the Gospel. Please pray for God’s Kingdom to expand in South Africa, and pray for peace and stability in Luc’s home country of D.R. Congo.
Doug + Krista Livie
Doug and Krista partner with the French evangelical church in developing small group ministry, community outreach, and leadership development. In addition, Doug and Krista actively reach out to their town through teaching English. Pray for the Livies to have wisdom as they plan their ministry and train leaders, and ask that many French people would choose to follow Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Also pray for their children Isabelle, Anika, Emilie, Zachary, and Joshua to grow up strong in the Lord. You can request to be added to the list of people who receive the Livie's prayer notes by emailing Doug and Krista at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sam + Patty Metcalf
Sam is the president of NOVO, and as such, gives leadership and oversight to NOVO's 450 missionaries living and ministering in 30 nations around the world. Patty serves with NOVO's Staff Development and Care Team, providing care and oversight to NOVO staff around the world. Sam is currently also invested into a Leadership Mentoring Group and helping to infuse a Church Planting Movement throughout NOVO. Please pray that God would use Sam and Patty to bless NOVO missionaries and expand His kingdom around the world.
Tom + Karin Middleton
Tom Middleton serves on staff with NOVO in Colorado. He frequently travels to Europe to oversee numerous operations in NOVO. Tom plays an active role in promoting new church plants and discipling young European leaders who can develop, strengthen, and start new churches, as well as give their lives to God’s global mission. He has helped to oversee some powerful church plants in Scotland, Germany, and Italy. Please pray for God to continue to use Tom to catalyze churches and young leaders, and ask that there would be much fruit from those efforts.
Kieran serves in Thailand through various impactful ministries and in partnership with his local church there. He has recently been given the position of a deacon, and through that position, he plans to lead ministries of hospital visits, English teaching, and even some outreach to neighboring countries. Kieran has been studying Thai diligently, and he is progressing very well, but he welcomes your prayers so that he can really master the language as he ministers to others in Thailand.
Colin + C'havala Crawley
Colin and C’havala serve with NOVO in London. Colin is the leader of NOVO UK and has a staff of 20 people he oversees. Their essential work is to help home church planting movements through evangelism and discipleship efforts. They hope to launch a few new seekers/believers classes as they continue in a difficult ministry setting. Pray for God to use their efforts to expand His kingdom in the UK. Pray also for their children to grow up strong in the Lord.
Deric + Amber Moen
Deric and Amber Moen, along with their three kids, Ava, Molly and David, have been serving with NOVO (formerly CRM) for more than 15 years in South Africa, Canada, and Spain. The Moen family is now based in southern California helping to onboard, lead, coach, and develop NOVO staff and teams both stateside and abroad, who are making disciples, equipping emerging leaders and launching new expressions of simple, missional churches poised to multiply and advance God’s Kingdom. They are not only excited to help PI leaders thrive and grow His Kingdom around the globe, but are also living out this mission in their own context of North County San Diego.
NOVO is "a tribe of nomadic explorers who go wherever the Spirit calls... sacrificing the comforts of this world to bring the hope of our Rescuer to those in darkness as we advance the kingdom of our Great Lover and King, Jesus.” My vision is to raise up godly leaders globally by coaching, mentoring, & resourcing the next generation of Christ-followers.