Little Rock, Arkansas
Gary and Cindy were farming and serving at Eureka Bible Church in various capacities until God began to tug at their hearts to enter vocational ministry. They left Illinois for Arkansas and their new calling with Family Life. They have served there since 1996, serving in a variety of capacities as event leaders, in staff recruitment and evaluation, and then helping launch the on-line outreach called eMentoring. Recently they were called to serve as chaplains for the Family Life staff, providing listening ears and care for those that care for others. They have four married daughters (living on four different continents) and ten grandchildren.
Reaching college students with Christ in Central Illinois
Jennifer and Bryan were both involved as students in Campus Crusade for Christ and met on a summer mission trip. While in college, the Hepps experienced significant and lasting life-change because of Jesus through the college ministry on campus. Both grew in their faith, learned to introduce others to Him and were called by God to continue to invest in college students. They are currently working on college campuses in Central Illinois. Their goal is to reach every student with the message of Christ. During the summer they take students on mission trips to reach college students in strategic places here in the States and all over the world. Bryan and Jennifer married in January 2005. They have three children.
Serving God in South Africa
Marie Mohlomi is from Eureka. She met her husband, Job, while they worked as missionaries in Albania with Operation Mobilization (OM). Job and Marie were married in 2002 and their son, Tshepo, was born in South Africa in 2006. The Mohlomi’s live in Pretoria, South Africa. Marie is a missionary with OM South Africa and is leading their arts ministry, ArtBeat. ArtBeat's main focus is to mobilize Christian artists into missions and to give them opportunities to use art in ministry.
(Names, location, and ministry organization have been omitted for safety reasons)
T & M first started attending Eureka Bible Church during college 15+ years ago. It was during that time that they began to grow a heart for all nations to know Christ. They continued to be a part of the body of EBC for several years after college as they also served in local ministry. In 2009, they moved to East Asia. Since then, the Lord has clarified His plans for them to serve among an unreached Muslim people group with a population of about 15 million. By God’s grace, they now lead a team of people who are reaching out to Muslims in an historic neighborhood in a large city. They are praying and working toward initiating an indigenous church planting movement in this neighborhood that, Lord willing, will spread to the rest of the people group. T & M have 3 children.