Missionaries/organizations supported by VBC
Dr. Jerry & Miriam Laursen - CAM International since 1972.
The Mission was founded in 1890 by C.I. Scofield & others. Miriam was a Registered Nurse when they met at Multnomah School of the Bible. Jerry has a B.S. in Chemistry from UCLA, a M.Div. & Th.M. in N.T. from Western Seminary & a Th.D. in N.T. Literature & Exegesis from Dallas Seminary. Jerry taught at the CAM Spanish Seminary in Guatemala for 20 years. He also led evangelism teams & was the school’s official photographer as well. Over the years, Miriam’s ministries included girls’ club programs, & she was on the Missionary Kids school board & was reservation host for the Mission’s guest houses, while raising 4 daughters. They returned to the states in 1994 to planting an Hispanic church in the Chicago area & taught in a Spanish Bible School as an extension program of Moody Bible Institute. In 2006 the Mission gave them permission to move here to Spokane to be closer to family & to write. Jerry is currently expanding 31 years of his Spanish teaching notes to CAM’s website ObreroFiel.com, as a free source of biblical materials for Hispanic leaders around the world.
Chaplain Rob Hill – Serving Spokane County Chaplaincy Services
SCCS a nonprofit organization providing support to law enforcement personnel and agencies throughout Spokane County and surrounding areas. Our Chaplain and Volunteer Chaplains never go off duty and provide assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “Serving those who protect our freedoms”
Chaplain Roger and Sonny Swift - Spokane County Jail Ministries.
Roger and Sonny work with inmates and their families sharing the gospel and serving in other ways. Part of their ministry is to provide Bibles to inmates and their families. They also lead Bible studies and coordinate volunteers from local churches who come to the jail to share music, Bible studies and offering testimonies to help inmates come to Christ. At Christmas time they help coordinate a program for local churches to get involved with providing Christmas presents for children of inmates.
Stuart Rowell - ECMI -European Christian Missions International.
Stuart travels throughout Eastern Europe working with local churches and other mission organizations in a support capacity and by participating directly in evangelistic outreach.
Eagle Summit Ministry is challenging and encouraging small and rural churches and their pastors with fresh ideas, prayer partnering, family get-aways, preaching, teaching and training.
Visit them at www.eaglesummitministry.org
Curt & Bonnie - Serving the Lord in Southeast Asia.
Leading teams of North Americans to teach…
English in English Camps.
Orphanage staff training and counseling.
Equipping Church planters as they reach unreached and unengaged people groups
Mentor and encourage new disciples
Assist victims of human trafficking by providing hope and safety
Network North American churches with rural church planters in partnership in the Great Commission
Kevin & DeAn & Family - Serving the Lord in Southeast Asia.
How to become involved with missions
Valley bible church is currently considering several areas of expansion in our missionary outreach:
- Additional missionary efforts — particularly relating to missionaries from Valley Bible Church or missionaries who are related to people attending Valley Bible Church.
- We have a strong desire to “partner” with the missionaries we support both in terms of financial support and in terms of short-term missionary projects whereby we send young people and couples from our body to work alongside the missionary on their field of service.
- Finally, we are encouraging our “Life Groups” (small home Bible Study groups) to “adopt” a missionary. This will promote a closer relationship with our missionaries and strengthen their relationship with us as a body of believers.