Missionary Training Graduation

This year’s Emanate Graduation will take place at Faith Baptist Church in Mount Forest on Friday, December 13 at 7pm EST.

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Grad Bios

Jordan and Emily with their kids

Jordan & Emily

We are Jordan and Emily, Abigail, Hailey and Silas. We are from Port Huron, MI and graduated from Ethnos360 Bible Institute in Jackson. Both of us were exposed to missions at a young age and have had interest in serving the Lord for a long time. We are excited to be a part of the work that the Lord is doing around the globe. We are hoping to head to Papua New Guinea to work in a church planting ministry by July 2021.

We are looking forward to our next steps as we finish up this last semester. After graduating, we plan to return to Michigan to reconnect with family and friends and to begin our time of Ministry Partnership Development. A theme that has been coming up continually for us this past year and a half is our not-enoughness. The more that we learn in our classes, the more we realize how much there is to learn. The task that is ahead of us is so enormous. The things that we are learning here are tools that we can stick in our tool belt, but ultimately this task is impossible, without God.

Alix by a big tree

Alix

My name is Alix. I was born and raised in a Christian home in rural Indiana. I was incredibly blessed with parents who instilled in me an understanding of who God is and at the age of five I put my faith in Christ as my Savior. As I grew in age, I also grew in my understanding of who God really is and I learned to trust Him more and more. After I graduated high school, I attended what was then known as New Tribes Bible Institute in Jackson, Michigan. It was there that I began to understand that not everyone grew up with the same understanding about God that I did. God’s desire to see the whole world reached was unmistakable to me and I wanted to be a part of seeing that happen. Now as I move forward with cross-cultural missions, I am hoping to serve God among the indigenous here in Canada.

Adam and Rachel by a brick wall

Adam & Rachel

We are Adam and Rachel. We both grew up in Michigan, Rachel in a little town called St. Johns and Adam in Jackson. We met at the Ethnos360 Bible Institute and got married in 2016. We both came to know Christ when we were young but had struggles living out our faith in our teen years, and God used hard losses in our lives to turn our eyes back to him. We have loved our time here at Emanate! We really enjoyed the Jungle Camp practicum where we got to live in a very different environment from normal, and we also absolutely loved the linguistics courses!

After this, we plan to go to Ethnos360’s advanced linguistics course in Missouri and further our linguistic skills. After that our hope and prayer is to serve God in one of the many language groups in West Africa.

Preston and Martina with their child

Preston & Martina

I, Preston, am from Wisconsin, and Martina is from Oregon. We love the outdoors and anything that takes us outside. We met at Bible School in Jackson, Michigan where we both received confirmation on our heading into missions. Our daughter, Juniper, was born while we were here at the training, so we are now a multi-cultural family with our very own Canadian. We plan to be serving in Latin America as tribal church planters to those without access to God’s Word. During our time at Emanate, we have learned that the task of church planting – specially to an unreached people group – is impossible on our own. With our weakness in mind, we want to depend on the Lord for the strength to walk humbly, serve others, and love everyone we encounter. And, knowing that all we do resounds in eternity, by faith we will go as far as God will take us.

Jake and Katie with their kids

Jake & Katie

Hi! We are Jake and Katie. Our daughter, Addison, is 8, and our son, Remington, is 6. We are from Montana. God began putting missions on our hearts about 5 years ago. During this time, Jake had the chance to go to India. While he was there, God gave Jake a desire to serve long term as a missionary. We had several people speak into our lives during that time. Our dear friends, Dan and Ruth Naldrett, shared with us about their many years serving with Ethnos360 in Bolivia. We felt God leading us to Ethnos360 Bible Institute in Waukesha, Wisconsin, which we attended before coming to Emanate.

It has been such a privilege to follow God’s call to be a small part of His plan to share Christ in the uttermost parts of the earth. Lord willing, we will be serving in a support role back in Wisconsin at the Bible school. We have learned to keep our plans held loosely and to just keep looking to God to guide and direct us as He’s been faithful to do up until now.

Adam standing near some trees and a field

Adam

My name is Adam, and I am from Connecticut, USA. I went to a Christian College right out of high school and graduated in 2013 with a bible degree. I taught at a Christian school for 3 years in Connecticut and then started training with Ethnos. I am excited for what the Lord has for me, though I am not certain where that will be yet. I will most likely be serving with Ethnos either in the Middle East or in Southern Asia.

couple standing in front of a forest

Johannes & Charis

We are Johannes & Charis. We were both born in Germany, we met at Bible school in England and are thankful to conclude our Cross-Cultural Missionary Training here in Canada. We are hoping and preparing to serve the Lord in Southeast Asia full-time, but are open for what He will show us. Studying at Emanate has been such an encouraging and beneficial time, because we were given helpful tools in class in how to prepare for the Mission field, as well as living and working among people here in Canada, that are not of the same culture we are from. The time here has been stretching in many ways, and we can clearly see how the Lord is at work in and around us, shaping and growing us and correcting our thinking in His gentle character of grace and patience. We are looking forward to continuing on this journey with Him and are thankful for your prayers as we long to glorify Him with our lives.


 


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