Bi-vocational Missionary in Berlin, Germany
Some may say that I am the least likely candidate for such a place: a foreigner, a medical professional and not your “typical” missionary. Part of me would agree. Then, there is the other part who looks at Jesus, in the midst of the crowd of hungry people, and comes to Him, offering my few loaves and fish.
I go as someone sent with a special skill-set, to work amongst other healthcare workers and the sick. I also go to be part of a church plant community, with the boldness of Jesus’ promise that the world will know that He is the Christ.
Ross & Shona McGaughran
Missionary Candidates to Austria
Ross and Shona with baby Eden have just finished study at Sydney Missionary Bible College, and are in the process of partnering with churches and individuals across Australia and New Zealand to see Austria reach for Jesus. They have just moved to Wellington, New Zealand, as they seek to be sent by local churches to Austria in early 2024.
They long for people in Austria to pick back up the long discarded moral compass of religion, and see instead of dead traditions, a living Christ. They aim to be heavily involved in discipling many to deeper faith in Christ in the Vorarlberg region.
Geoff and Glenda Hubbard
Missionary Candidates for Spain
Glenda and Geoff are in their early 60’s and will join ECM with years of wisdom and experience behind them. Geoff is passionate about communicating and reaching out to a lost secular world, and bringing hope through the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a real and authentic way that people can understand and identify with. As a volunteer community Chaplain, Glenda has a keen interest in people and loves to listen to their stories. She has a passion to support, empower, and make a positive difference in people's lives.
Their vision for their ministry in Spain is to be involved in practical and supporting roles with refugees and other marginalised people.
Alex & Liz Preotesea-Wagner
Missionary Candidates for Romania
Liz and Alex with their children Caleb (5) and Luca (1) have been accepted to serve God in Cernavoda, south-eastern Romania. Their vision is to help guide young people away from human trafficking and see families transformed using Alex’s passion for furniture making and Liz’s skills as a lactation consultant.
Liz, from New Zealand, and Alex, a Romanian, previously served in Cernavoda for two years when they were first married. They remain closely connected to the local church in Cernavoda and the Nightingales Children’s Charity, both of whom are involved in the work of preventing human trafficking.