Kevin Austin is a Free Methodist missionary working domestically and globally to end modern-day slavery. Additionally, Kevin is the Director of the Abolitionist Faith Community for Not for Sale, a leading U.S. organization opposing modern slavery. Kevin spearheads antislavery work within the Free Methodist denomination.
Kevin and his family served for seven years as missionaries with the Free Methodist Church in Thailand.
•the mobilization of the FMC to effectively combat modern slavery
•Kevin's witness as he engages in interfaith work with a variety of religious traditions
•Kevin and his family as he travels
•Kevin's emotional and spiritual well-being as he regularly experiences the horrors of modern slavery
Phyllis arrived in Nigeria February 2005. She works through leadership development and International Child Care Ministries (ICCM). She is financial administrator of Hope Academy and the new Hope extension school at Ikot Ntuk. A special friendship with a clan of nomadic Fulani has given Phyllis the opportunity to open a third extension school and mission center in Kogi state to minister to Fulani children and their parents, as well as the Bassa-Nge villagers. A fourth extension school was opened in February 2011 in a Fulani camp in Ondo State. Seventy-six Fulani children hear about Jesus and learn to read and write in this new school. Phyllis teaches at the modular Bible school and Wesley Evangelical School of Theology (WEST), and supports Community Health Evangelism and area women’s literacy projects.
Phyllis’ health on the field
God’s continued blessing on Hope Academy and ICCM
Safety in travel
the Nigerian church to grow in God’s grace
the Sortor family stateside
Don & Kathy Williams
Don and Kathy serve in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Don is the superintendent of Grace International School (GIS). GIS has more than 540 students from 23 nations; most are children of missionaries serving all over Asia. Don is also a member of Mission Thailand’s Board of Administration and the FMWM Asia Leadership Team. Kathy is involved in leadership of two classes of Community Bible Study International in Chiang Mai and volunteers at GIS.
partnership-building travels, making new and strengthening present partnerships
deepening relationships in marriage and family, with Thai neighbors and friends, with school and mission colleagues
the Lord’s provision of teachers, funds for a new campus, and patience while waiting on appeal in the court case for GIS
Josiah’s senior year and Katelyn’s sophomore year at Spring Arbor University; Michaela’s senior year of high school at GIS
continued spiritual growth for the Williams family as they serve and obey God
God’s favor on FM Mission Thailand’s Jasmine Center, a Lahu youth hostel project an growth in the Chian Mai and Chaing Rai FM churches