NFBC Mission partners

The Mission Partners initiative was instigated to empower Nappanee First Brethren Church to make Faith Promise pledges for full-time missions workers from this local congregation. This moved this type of support out of the church budget and allowed the congregation to pledge every year to these particular ministries. Mission Partners also receive prayer and pastoral support as requested and are an important part of our missions team. 


Please be praying even now about how/what God wants you to support these ministries. Pledge cards can be found at the Resource Board and placed in the offering plate on Sunday.

Ray & Kendra Phillips

Ray & Kendra (Lentz) Phillips of Antioch Center for Training & Sending (ACTS) in the Middle East.



Ray and Kendra have devoted their lives to the advancement of the gospel and the glorification of Jesus among the nations of the earth, specifically in the Middle East. Their goal is to see lost and resistant people come to the saving knowledge of the Truth, to bring the light of gospel to the darkest of places and to bring awareness of the great needs in the Muslim world to the forefront of the Church in the West. 




john & elsa maust

John Maust of Media Associates International (MAI) 



John became president of MAI in 1998 after more than 20 years’ experience as an editor and journalist. He worked 10 years as editor of the award-winning Latin America Evangelist magazine, published by Latin America Mission. He also spent four years in Peru as a missionary journalist. And he was assistant news editor ofChristianity Today magazine and editor of a small-town Indiana weekly newspaper.

John has authored three books related to the church in Latin America:  Cities of Change, research and insights on 10 Latin cities;Peace and Hope in the Corner of the Dead, an on-site account of the evangelical relief effort to help victims of terrorist violence in Peru; and New Song in the Andes, story of the amazing church growth among Ecuador’s Quichua people.