We have in-depth partnerships with churches and mission organizations in the Czech Republic, Nigeria, Belize, Turkey, Dominican Republic, Haiti, East Africa, and Venezuela. In these partnerships work with our local partners to plan future work, help train leaders, and exchange mission teams. Additionally, we support various missionaries around the world who are actively working to help people come to know and understand the Gospel.
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Our International Missionaries
The Great Commission commands that we go into all the world and make disciples. Our international missionaries have heard that call and responded. They have moved their families to join the work of God happening around the world. McEachern UMC provides financial support and teams of short term mission volunteers for each of our missionaries.
The Rev. Charles Mulemena and his wife Barbra are missionaries with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. Charles is serving as a Pastor and Trainer of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas. He was commissioned in 2015 and serves in the Belize Honduras District. He is senior pastor for churches at Corozal and Libertad. Charles is from Zambia, Africa and is an elder in the Zambia Annual Conference. He was pastor of Grace United Methodist Church from 2007 to 2013 as well as being Director of the New Life Center, a UM facility beginning in 2009. Pastor Charles was a chairman of the Kitwe District Council on Churches in Zambia. He received a diploma in theology and mission in 2007 from the Trans-Africa Theological Seminary located in Zambia. He also holds certificates in church
administration and psychological counseling. He served as youth coordinator for his annual conference and as a prison ministry coordinator.
Charles says, “I have learned that the Christian walk is not in any way easy, but a very exciting one as I daily learn to trust and obey the Lord’s direction.” Of his call to mission service, Charles says: “I have been involved in both national and international mission. This has given me such an exciting experience in cross cultural relations.” Charles, Barbra and their four children began their service in the Amazon and are now serving in Belize.
In 2022, we completed our first mission trip to Belize. For questions about this ministry, please contact Rev. Tamlyn Collins at email@example.com or 770-943-3008 ext. 6049.
John and Beth Muehleisen
John is a regional strategist for World Gospel Mission Africa, working with mission and national church ministry teams to clarify goals, develop plans, and execute with discipline and excellence, and Community Health Empowerment coordinator for East Africa. Beth is the WGM Uganda business manager and a Community Health Empowerment coordinator for East Africa They have served with WGM for 28 years as missionaries to Kenya and Uganda, most recently helping to train African evangelists, church planters, and missionaries. Their passion is to see African leadership blossom and take increasing leadership roles in fulfilling the Great Commission. The young men and women they have worked with are moving into key leadership positions and doing far more than they as missionaries ever could.
Wes and Joy Griffin
Wes and Joy Griffin, co-founders of the International Leadership Institute (ILI), accelerate the spread of the Gospel by training leaders and changing lives around the world. Each year, more than 300 conferences equip over 10,000 leaders with advanced training in leadership, evangelism, and multiplication. Alumni serve on the cutting edge of evangelism in more than 50 nations speaking more than 200 languages. Wes and Joy are joined in ministry by their teenage children, Hannah and Caleb.
The Leonard Family
The Leonard family lives on the southern shore of the Black Sea with the purpose of sharing the Gospel with Muslims specifically in areas where there are no Christians. Their heart and vision is to see many indigenously lead, culturally relevant churches that are actively serving their communities with the love of Jesus. Together with a small team the Leonards are committed to praying for and discipling Muslims to follow Jesus. Please pray for the Lord to begin to work in these people’s lives specifically in this region by providing opportunities for them to grasp and understand the depth of God’s love and that they would choose to follow Jesus.
The Anze Family
Jerry Anze from Jos, Nigeria serves as a missionary staff on ILI ‘s Global Digital Strategy Team as ILI’s first Associate Director for Global Online Mobilization where he will be responsible for mobilizing online training in 100 nations of the world.
As a missionary staff member, Jerry is responsible for raising the prayer and financial support for his position.
Will you join the story and partner with Jerry and ILI to equip leaders and accelerate the spread of the Gospel?
“My journey with ILI began 12 years ago. I’ve had the honor of leading ILI Nigeria and impacting thousands of pastors, and church, marketplace, and emerging leaders with the Eight Core Values. I have seen countless lives transformed and church leaders challenged in their personal lives and ministries while making commitments to run the Christian race to the finish line. I look forward to continuing to serve the Kingdom with ILI.”
Jerry is married to Laetitia and they have three children, Mandisa (8), Jaden (6), and Nathan (2).
Jerry served as ILI’s National Director for Nigeria for eleven years. Nigeria is one of the most strategic, yet volatile nations in Africa. He was directly responsible for equipping more than 12,000 leaders and distinguished himself as one of ILI’s top global leaders. In addition, he coordinated a life saving relief and recovery effort for villages in Northeast Nigeria, devastated by Boko Haram, and coordinated ILI efforts to train missionaries to reach a militant unreached people group in that region.
In recent years, the level of violence in northern Nigeria has dramatically increased. More than 11,500 Christians have been killed for their faith since 2015 by Boko Haram and the Fulani Herdsman. In the first three months of this year, the violence escalated with more than 350 Christians killed. Of particular concern was the kidnapping of the children of Christian leaders who were held for ransom, including a relative of the Anze’s immediate neighbor.
Due to Jerry’s highly visible role in the Christian community, he and his family were increasingly in danger and it became necessary for Jerry and his family to seek safety in the USA.
As Associate Director for Global Online Mobilization, Jerry will serve on the frontlines of equipping leaders and spreading the Gospel in more than 100 nations through ILI’s digital strategies and online training.
For more information and speaking inquiries, contact Jerry Anze at Jerry@ILITeam.org.