Jamie Whitfield is from North Carolina and often gets a lot of teasing about his accent. His heart has been with the people of San Carlos since August 2005. Jamie currently teaches most of our Bible studies but his favorite part of ministry is just hanging one-on-one with the students at The Hub. Please pray for Jamie as he ministers so far away from his family, for his needs to be met and for his witness to remain strong with the young men he mentors!
Duane & Susie Syx are from Nebraska and have been working with the Apache people since the fall of 2004. Duane's passion has always been in missions which was his minor at Nebraska Christian College. He finished his degree at Grace University and was ordained in 2004. Susie has worked with teens most of her life and continues to be open to the Lord's leading. Pray for their marriage to remain strong, for Duane as he travels a long distance for work until they are fully funded and for their witness among the people of San Carlos!
Todd is a San Carlos Apache and Kerry is from the Ojibwe tribe. Both met and fell in love at Oak Hills Christian College and were married this past fall. Having grown up on reservations, both Todd & Kerry can tell you first hand how tough life was. Todd's testimony how the Lord transformed him from a former gang member and drug dealer to a born-again Christian is amazing! Both of them bring a passion to see young men and women rescued from the lives they seem doomed in to a life filled with love and hope. Pray for their new marriage to remain strong as they minister side by side and for the funding necessary to bring on this full time couple. Pray also for the lives they have already began to touch!
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