“Missions exists because worship does not.” John Piper rightly helps us understand the purpose behind missions. At Ardena, we desire to serve and support mission agencies and missionaries whose goal is to make worshipers of Jesus Christ. Throughout Scripture, we see God’s passion and desire that all people and nations be reached with the good news of Jesus Christ. Jesus has given us the command to “go and make disciples of all nations” in Matthew 28:19-20, and so we desire to be part of God’s redemptive plan.
Missions Statement of Purpose
For Ardena to find and support both domestic and foreign missionaries that have been called by God to evangelize and make new disciples in the places we believe need missionary investment.
To fulfill the Great Commission
“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20
To spread the knowledge and love of God and the message of salvation
For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!” – Romans 10:13-15
Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” – Luke 10:2
Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” – Matthew 9:37-38
Missions Updates are available here.
Serving on Foreign Fields:
Pastor Raymond Abou-Mekhael Serving in Lebanon Sending Agency: IPM-Int'l Partnership Ministries Pastor Barnabus Amber Seving in Pakistan, Bangladesh and UAE Sending Agency: A.M.G. Pastor Gulfam Bashir Serving in Pakistan Sending Agency: A.M.G. Rick Kirschman Serving in Russia Sending Agency: SEND International Rick & Sandra VanDillian Serving in Holland Sending Agency: Christar-Ministry Josh & Sarah Whitman Serving in Italy Sending Agency: Italian Ministries USA Patrick & Lanett Hillman Serving in Jordan (waiting on Visa) Sending Agency: Bridging the World
Curt & Carol Detwiler Serving (Curt) as TWR- Iternational Auditor Serving (Carol) as TWR- Director of Missionaries in US Service Sending Agency: Trans World Radio (TWR) Richard West Serving Trans World Radio/SonSet Solutions Sending Agency: HCJB Global Tech Center, Elkhart, IN America's Keswick Colony of Mercy Contact: Noah Lang and David Harris Located: Whiting, NJ Ron & Bonnie Johnson Serving in Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washigton State Sending Agency: Life Action Ministries Buchanan, MI Tom & Lora Simcox Serving Friends of Israel in NJ Sending Agency: Friends of Israel, AZ Solution Pregnancy & Health Center Exec. Director, Andrea Serianni Located: Shrewsbury NJ Jersey Shore Rescue Mission Director, Phil Richards Serving: Asbury Park, NJ Rob & Laurie Kopf Serving Life Action Ministries Sending Agency: Life Action Ministries, Buchanan, MI
“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no
one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and
languages, standing before the Lamb…and crying out with a loud voice,
‘Salvation, belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the
Lamb.'” – Revelation 7:9-10