Tim & Holly Anderson

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I (Tim) grew up in the Norfolk and Virginia Beach part of Virginia. My wife Holly grew up in Ecuador as a missionary kid and later moved to Peru for a year before coming to South Carolina for college. We both attended Columbia International University, and I went on to take classes at the University of South Carolina. We got married in Lexington, South Carolina, on July 28, 2001 and began to raise our family of 5 kids shortly after. I got my Home Inspection & Residential Builders license and began flipping houses for investors, then served as the Kids' Pastor of a church and the Operations Director of Hydromissions before feeling the need to focus even more on investing heavily in peoples lives.

Discipleship and walking with others to spiritual maturity has been a passion of my wife and I for years and we are so very excited for the opportunity to run a guest house, The Blue Castle Ministry house, outside of Cuzco, Peru. 

In September 2016, we moved into an old orphanage building and began the long process of making the needed repairs for the building to be livable. Our vision was to transform the old building into a vibrant ministry guest home that we have named "The Blue Castle."

The inspiration for this name came from the lovely book by L.M. Montgomery (Author of the the Anne of Green Gables books) called The Blue Castle, which is a beautiful story of redemption and restoration.  A story in which it is granted that you do not always get what you want, but what you do get is often so much better...what you actually need. Running a guest ministry house in our home has given us the unique opportunity to have 2-12 people living with us at all times since we moved to Peru in 2016.

The Blue Castle Ministry house stands as a lighthouse for hope, a guard house in the Andean mountains for Christ that serves as a safe haven for all who come. It is a place of deep restoration for the soul as we daily talk about the need for excavation of past lies and beliefs that are keeping lives bound in chains of shame, self doubt, and regret. It is a beautiful safe space where the Holy Spirit is given room to change and transform lives.   

Our work in Peru is rich and diverse: we work in orphanages and are involved in church plant enrichment and development as well as community water and sanitation projects. These different avenues give unique opportunities for the teams living with us to experience what God is doing at a grassroots level right now in Peru. 

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John and Lydia Apeh

Dr. John Apeh a graduate of Biola University is with his wife Lydia a native of Nigeria. The Apeh's operate an extensive ministry from a K-8 school in Odu Ofugo with three hundred children enrolled to a bible school/ evangelists training center in the provincial capital of Ayangba with 12 students in a three year program to a proposed pastors training school in Abuja the nations new Capital. In addition the Apehs run a Christian Press providing tracts and educational materials for the Nigerian church.

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Cindy Albertson

Cindy and Jeff, her husband of over thirty years, have three grown children and three grandchildren.  In 2000 they went to Uganda on a mission trip.  Since that first trip, Cindy has become a nurse and served in Uganda several times a year and twice in Ghana on short-term mission trips.  God has called her to share the love of Christ to those, especially the children.

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Jeremy and Tamara Boone

In 2002 Jeremy was standing in the rift valley of Kenya pledging to never work with the tribe who had murdered, raped and pillaged the villagers around him.  This was his first time to hear about the Karamojong Tribe.  In 2009, Jeremy and his wife left for Jinja, Uganda and soon began serving in a refugee camp turned slum called Masese III.  The people who live there fled the high deserts to escape war, child abduction and famine. Decades later, the community still struggles to survive each day and is aid dependent.  Though many of them say they are Christians their community is largely devoid of any tangible evidence of God’s love.  The people who live there…  the Karamojong tribe.  We are sure that God has called and sent us, alongside of others, to share the Gospel in word and deed with the hope He will bring His Karamojong children to Himself.

Today, the Karamojong in Masese Slum are at risk of being displaced again as the town dismantles the community to make room for development.  Nearly everyone is at a loss about where they will go or what they will do. As the community disappears, it is more clear than ever that Jesus’ call to disciple is the only way to make a long-term, eternal impact among the Karamojong tribe.  We currently seek discipling relationships through three platforms.

Financial Training and Job Creation. We seek to provide practical business skills and opportunities that give way for the Karamojong to leave aid dependency and engage the dignity of meaningful work.  We want husbands to care for their wives, Single moms for their children and the list goes on.

Advocacy.  We seek to have honest conversations with the Karamojong in order to help shape the NGO services rendered to the community.  This involves connecting the Karamojong to needed services, preventing abuse of these services or even working to prevent organizations who unknowingly or carelessly promote unethical services - like adoption of children with caring parents.

Church Planting.  We seek to experience and invite the Karamojong into a simple church format that is reproducible for the poor.

Since being in Uganda we've adopted 2 children, Gloria and Evan as well as given birth to two more, Karis and Sam.  For more information about us or our, visit us at www.boonesinafrica.com or contact us at jeremy@boonesinafrica.com.

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David Davis

David grew up in Lexington, SC, where he came to know the Lord at an early age. As s boy he enjoyed the farm, Scouts, and designing projects, not knowing that God was preparing him for something different. He studied engineering at Clemson University and credits FCA, RUF, and Clemson PCA with helping him grow spiritually. In 1991 David responded to God’s call instead of finishing a masters degree and returning to NASA. Since 1995 David has been in Ouro Fino, Minas Gerais, about 100 miles north of Sao Paulo. Through MTW and Equip he’s developing Christian foster homes and vocational training for children from dysfunctional families.  Most of the children accept the Lord when they experience love, the gospel, and a stable home for the first time in their lives. That then opens the door to work with their family and neighbors. Some of the children are back in their restored families, and others have left the nest as productive citizens. The Hope and Life project has averaged 25 boys since 2000.

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Carlos and Yolanda Gomez

Carlos Gomez was born in 1947 in Madrid, Spain. He was converted to faith in Jesus Christ at the age of seventeen through the Christian testimony of his mother. Having sensed a call to the gospel ministry soon after his conversion, Carlos completed a three year course of Biblical studies in Great Britain. For the past thirty five years he has served in Spain as a pastor, evangelist and church planter under the auspices of an evangelical faith USA mission.

Carlos is a very gifted man and has been used greatly by the Lord. Being Spanish, he obviously knows the Spanish mind and culture very well. Being connected with a mission board in the States, married to an American, having studied in England, a good communicator and his love for the Lord and desire that many hear His message qualifies him to minister the gospel in many different cross-cultural situations.

Aside from the many responsibilities Carlos has in ministry, (minister's association of Madrid, President of the Evangelist's Association, a frequent conference speaker, teacher in a Bible School in Madrid, and additional involvement with various ministry projects), he is also very active in church planting in Spain. In the last 27 years, he has started 6 churches in the Madrid area and 1 in Cantabria a Northern region of Spain. Through Carlos' Timothies and his mentoring of them we have seen sixteen new churches be born throughout Spain (not counting the seven mentioned before). Presently, Carlos, along with his wife Yolanda, is working in his seventh church in a city near Madrid called Las Rozas. As he has said many times, "Church planting is where my heart is!" Not only is his heart there, but the majority of his energies are there as well.

Carlos and Yolanda have two precious daughters; Esther married to Fernando Vangioni and mother of four, and Hadassah. Esther and Fernando just returned to Spain after serving a year in Paraguay with an ONG. Hadassah has graduated from CIU.

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Jean and Christine Hajabakiga

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Jean and Christine lead Reformation Christian Center, a ministry they pioneered in Rwanda in 2013.  From humble beginnings after they returned to Rwanda, the ministry today operates from a base in the capital, Kigali, with outreach ministries in three rural areas.  They operate a thriving church, school, daycare, and numerous community development programs.

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Jan Jones

Jan Jones is a writer and educator with over twenty-five years of teaching experience. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and has done graduate work in Christian education. She has combined her interests by seeking the Lord for creative ways to reach all ages with the gospel.

She began her work in Japan by offering English classes that have become Bible studies. This past Christmas, with her students and friends, she produced the biblical account of Jesus' birth (see photos below) on a large stage in Iruma, Japan. Symphony orchestra members and a choral group presented parts of the Messiah as the drama was narrated and acted out. Publicity was aimed solely at non-Christians. Government workers from city hall came and the mayor gave a welcoming address. Close to 700 people attended and five hundred accepted "Jesus" video tapes from Campus Crusade.

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Mike & Louise McDonald

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Shortly after retiring from a 20-year career with the US Navy (Seabees), I met Louise while she was working as a travel nurse on Martha’s Vineyard.  We married in January of 2003.  A mutual love for the Lord and His Holy Word spawned an interest to pursue missionary work.  I currently teach children with special needs while Louise works as a dialysis registered nurse.  Louise enjoys visual hobbies such as painting, gardening and cooking whereas my interests include doing physical work, raising farm animals and attempting to play different musical instruments.  We both enjoy meeting new people and developing lasting friendships.

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Charlie & Kara Nichols

Charlie and Kara are from Indiana and will be serving in Belize with their three beautiful daughters Tinsley, Delanie, and Everly. Charlie grew up on a small family farm and has a degree in agriculture from Purdue University.  He is helping an orphanage bring their property into food production by raising animals and gardening using the ‘Farming Gods Way’ curriculum.

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Enid Nazziwa


Enid Nazziwa is a rural health worker in Uganda who lost her husband to HIV/AIDS sixteen years ago.  Through the Good Samaritan Clinic, she spiritually and medically attends to poor HIV/AIDS patients, their families, and the elderly.  Enid lives in Budo with her children Isaac, Psalms, Vickie, Catherine and Caroline.

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Ben and Emily Okello

Ben and Emily Okello serve in their native Kenya and in the neighboring countries. Ben is a school teacher with a BA in business from Messiah College (Daystar Kenya campus) Ben has had extensive experience as an evangelist and church planter and currently oversees about 15 churches that he started. Ben is frequently invited to speak in Tanzania and in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Over the past few months Ben has personally led over 300 people to Christ.

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Tom & Nancy Rach

Dr. Tom Rach holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Education and Extension.  His wife, Nancy, has a B.S. in Rural Sociology.  Originally from southwest Michigan, the Rachs have been serving for more than 21 years in one of the poorest states in Mexico, the southern state of Chiapas.  Using Corazones Abiertos Jornadas (Open Hearts’ Journey, therapy groups), bible studies, resource translations and agricultural & community development, they minister to the people of Chiapas,  Mexico and Latin America.  They work in partnership with local Christians and congregations. Last year the majority of our ministry was interpersonal relationships and our Jornadas for abused and hurting people.  The community impact is on the individual level but we are ministering to people who in turn go back to their communities and are sparks of light in the darkness.

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Jim & Breanna Randall

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We partner with local believers to develop Biblical resources for use within the church, and for evangelism to the many diverse people groups within Myanmar. Our latest big project has been producing The Jesus Storybook Bible in the Burmese language. We are passionate about seeing the news of Jesus made accessible to all people, across racial, political, and socioeconomic divides. To that end, we live and raise our daughters in the midst of a diverse local community, sharing our lives and our hope with our neighbors at every opportunity. 

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You can follow along with our journey at our blog. (http://burmachronicle.com/theblog/#blog)

Or follow our life in photos via Breanna’s instagram account (http://instagram.com/br_randall/).

Henry & Elizabeth Vargas

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God is doing some big things at Managua Christian Academy and the ministry surrounding it, and we want to share them with you. We have been very busy this year and really since the old school property flooded out for that matter. For this reason we fail at times to connect with you, our supporters, and keep you up to date on the ministry. We apologize for this  and thank you for sticking with us and believing in God’s work of MCA. 

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Gary & Mary Vanderkooi

Dr. Gary Vanderkooi is a biochemist who serves the Lord in Ethiopia as the director of the Soddo Christian College. This ministry, to develop a Christian four-year college for the Wolaitta people was started back in the 1990's.  Gary served as both as the project leader and bricklayer.

Dr. Mary Vanderkooi is the author of "The Village Medical Manual" and the designer of the MMI course which has been developed around that publication. Mary operates clinics among the Walaitta and a feeding program for those most affected by famine and poverty and a home and school for orphans.

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