Serving in the Silk Road Area

Mel became a follower of Jesus as a teenager through her local church youth group. After finishing school, Mel began her career in the Police Force. A few years later, God developed a desire in Mel’s heart to serve amongst least-reached people groups.

Mel first visited the Silk Road Area in 2018. She loved the people, the culture and the mountains and felt a peace with the idea of serving amongst the K people. Mel arrived in the Silk Road Area in February 2022.

Mel loves people, culture and the outdoors. She loves spending time with people and chatting, either sitting drinking endless cups of coffee (or now tea) or hiking up a mountain. Mel is excitedly learning the local language and building relationships with local K people. She is eager to develop her language and cultural skills so she can build meaningful relationships with local K people and have the opportunity to share the hope she has in Jesus in ways that makes sense to them.

In the long-term, Mel hopes to join other teammates teaching English in the community. Mel has already been encouraged by the way God is at work amongst the K people and is humbled by the opportunity to witness God’s grace and goodness at work and participate with Him in seeing lives transformed.

Through their day-to-day life, Jean-Claude and Joyce are engaging with people wholistically, responding to their spiritual and physical needs.

Jean-Claude and Joyce share a passionate love for God and people and desire to see the Yawo follow Jesus within their cultural context. They are building relationships with their Yawo neighbours and investing in their culture and language learning with a local language nurturer so they can effectively communicate with their Yawo friends.

They are grateful for the prayers and financial support they receive as they actively seek to build meaningful relationships amongst the Yawo and see communities transformed as they follow Jesus in ways that make sense to them.

Ministry projects in the Silk Road Area

Learn about how God is using Mel and the team in the Silk Road Area through these life transforming projects.

Partner with Mel and share the good news of Jesus in the Silk Road Area.

Your gifts will help fund their living and ministry costs. These include:
Children’s Education $3,000
Health $2,000
Travel $10,000
Culture and Language learning $5,000

Please note:
Gifts to Jean-Claude and Joyce are NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

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