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Mark and Sandy A

Global partners making Jesus Christ known around the world.

 

MARK AND SANDY A

Children: Two Grown Children (info withheld for security reasons)

Location: Ohio (formerly Oak Park, Colorado, England and Turkey)

Time of service: Since 1988

Agency: People International - GoPeople.org (US site) and PeopleIntl.org

How has God brought you to where you are today?

We signed the Caleb Project Declaration in 1981, while in university, dedicating our whole lives to completing the Great Commission by reaching every tribe and tongue where Christ’s Church had yet to be established (Rev 5:9). We told God we would go anywhere, at anytime, and do anything (related to that life goal). It didn’t mean we would be missionaries but we did get bit by the “missions bug” after doing our first short-term trip and He has taken us up on our offer! We have been involved in evangelism, discipleship, recruiting, training and leadership in order to see churches established among the Muslims of “Greater Central Asia”. We lived for 6 years in Turkey and 3 years in England. God led us back to the States in 2003 and Mark heads up our recruiting and pre-field training for People International USA.

What is God doing in your immediate context?

Although we never planned on moving back to the States, our mission agency saw the need of building up our US team in order to send out more laborers into the harvest field. They invited us to come back and we said yes, not knowing how difficult it would be to adjust to living back in the States! We are thrilled that we have seen 161 long-termers sent out in the last 13 years, plus 35 mid-termers (up to 2 years) and 120 short-termers. We have also completely revised and upgraded our pre-field training during this time.

How does your partnership with Calvary help you be more effective in your work?

It is hard to describe how absolutely invaluable Calvary has been to us over the years with the great joys and inevitable spiritual warfare of reaching Muslims. Calvary has been our anchor thru it all. Between the church and some of its individuals, it has been our largest financial supporter. We literally could not have done what we have been able to do all these years without Calvary standing behind us. Calvary has greatly encouraged us in so many ways and we have felt your prayers. It has been a church of grace, encouragement and guidance. We could never thank Calvary and its people enough!!! Only in eternity will everyone know, including us, just how much of a difference your partnership has made in seeing the Kingdom of God advance into both people groups and cities, where the gospel has never been, for the eternal salvation of many Muslim men, women, boys and girls.

How can people stay connected with you and your ministry, e.g. email newsletter, blog, social media?

The best way to stay connected with us is via email:

Mark  and Sandy 

We send out an email update most months. If you would prefer a paper copy or both, please let us know by emailing us or by asking Jonny for our land address.

We would also be happy to skype anytime. Just ask for that info.