"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you."
Grace + Peace Austin strives to be a conduit of God's grace not only locally, but globally. A Gospel-formed family like ours does not exist simply to be a place of local connectivity in the love of God, but also to join in God's "family business" of making Himself known to all the nations. We are honored to participate in God’s vision for spreading His Gospel to the world by partnering with the following missionaries:
The Gregoires serve with MTW in Kosice, Slovakia and engage in leadership development, compassion and evangelization through Slovak and Roma outreach programs. Dan is developing a Work Life program to train Roma men to become certified welders. The program grants a 2 year certification and provides discipleship so Roma men can be leaders in their communities and churches. Dan’s MTW team established a kindergarten for Roma children to prepare their for Slovak elementary school which teaches the basics of Slovak language, alphabet, numbers, colors, and songs to help them in a difficult cultural transition into Slovak schools where they are viewed as second class citizens. Rebecca leads a club where moms with young children come to play, learn songs in English, gain encouragement in their mothering, and hear the gospel.
Together Dan and Rebecca seek to live missional lives, being a bridge to bring Slovaks into the community of believers to hear the gospel and see it in practice. It is their hope that the next generation in Slovakia will know and worship the Lord as a body of believers.
The McReynolds have served as missionaries with MTW since 2005 and are known to many at G+P through All Saints Presbyterian, where they are members. They have worked in partnership with MTW and Africa Inland Mission in South Africa and now in Madagascar. They are part of an international team ministering to the Sakalava people of Nosy Be, Madagascar, through Scripture translation, discipleship training, and church planting.
Their church planting efforts have also led to two small business projects: Mama Vao Vao, which employs Sakalava women who create handmade goods for sale in Madagascar and beyond; and the Sakalava Music Project, which works with local musicians to engage the culture and create Sakalava worship music and story songs from Scripture.
You can subscribe to their blog at www.mcreynoldstribe.com.
Luciano & Luciene Pires are missionaries with Presbyterian Mission International, and the founders of a home-based, apologetics-focused Christian institute called Colloquium. Their mission at Colloquium is to plant churches by presenting the truths of the Gospel in a way that will challenge the hearts and minds of this generation, especially university students. They are also actively engaged in Christian leadership training. Thus, their passion is to reach out to non-believers and to equip Christians to live all of life under the Lordship of Christ.
In 2002 Luciano and Luciene completed degrees at Covenant Theological Seminary. Luciano received an M.Div, while Luciene earned an MA in Theological Studies; both have their degrees in Apologetics and Evangelism. Upon completion of their degrees, they returned to their homeland, Brazil, where they established Colloquium in Goiania. During these fifteen years of ministry, they ministered to hundreds of people every year through their Bible Studies, the annual Colloquium Conference, and various outreach activities hosted every week at their home. Out of the ministry of Colloquium, the Mosaico Presbyterian Church was planted, a godly and vibrant community of people formed mostly by young professionals and university students. Luciano also taught Old Testament and Biblical Theology at the Presbyterian Seminary in Goiania.
The Pireses are now preparing to move to Porto, a university city in northern Portugal, where, by God’s grace and His glory, they will take Colloquium to a country where only 0.4% of the population are professed Christians (less than India and Japan). While transitioning to Portugal, Luciano is taking classes towards a Th.M at Covenant Seminary. The Pireses want to be used by God in Porto “by being His instruments to renew the minds, transform the lives and impact the culture of the place our Lord calls us to be.”
The Pireses have two children, Mila (14) and Pedro (11). They both love Colloquium and are eager to see it established in Portugal.
Sign up for the Pires family's newsletter or donate to their work here.
Benjamin (Benjie) Slaton is planting a new PCA church in the I-75/Hamilton Place/Ooltewah area of Chattanooga, TN. He and his wife Natalie both grew up in Dallas and attended SMU for college. After seminary at RTS in Jackson, they returned to Texas for Benjie to serve as the RUF Campus Minister at UT in Austin, and then as a pastor on staff at All Saints PCA in Austin and Redeemer PCA in San Antonio. Together, they have 3 children. They are delighted to join with God’s work through the churches in the TVP and see a new expression of the church born in the northeast part of the metro area.
The name of this missionary has been changed to protect his safety.
"Brother David" is the founder and leader of a Christian seminary in an unreached part of Asia. Having been shunned by his family and community for his conversion, he now ministers to new converts by providing not only discipleship, but supplies and job training.
In 2018, Grace + Peace is honored to partner with him both in his daily discipleship, and in the construction of a new Christian training center.
Listen to the Voice of the Martyr's interview of "Brother David" here.
“We talk of the second coming of Christ; half the world has never heard of the first.”
James, Jane and their family are empowered by G&P and serve in Central Asia. The Lord has brought them on a journey to focus on the 1% unengaged Muslim places left on the earth in the 10-40 window (from the Caucasus of Russia to Kyrgyzstan to their current place in the region). Since Jesus taught us to take the Great Commission in word and deed, they strive to win, build, and send nationals through education and discipleship programs, outdoor and sport ministries, and young adult/youth groups. Through these bridge-building activities, they are passionate about forming multiplying home-church movements in the least reached places on the planet. To receive incredible stories of what God is doing and partner with them in prayer please write to: email@example.com
David and Pam are serving our Lord in the mountains of central Asia. They work with local folks to translate the Bible into their language, one spoken by more than 5 million people. Their prayer is that they will faithfully present God's word exactly as He intends; that not one word will be added or missing. The New Testament was just completed, is in circulation, and will soon be available online. The Old Testament is approximately halfway done.
While working on the Bible translation, David and Pam encourage local struggling believers as they take up their crosses daily.
For more information or to sign up for David and Pam’s newsletter, please email the Grace + Peace Missions Committee.
Founded in 2013 by Georgette Djona, “Mama Georgette,” in response to the devastation in Burundi following the ethnic wars between the Hutus and Tutsis in the late 90’s, BMP is a multi-pronged organization that exists to help and bring the reconciling message of the Gospel to the most vulnerable children and adults in Burundi.
BMP cares for Burundian orphans through La Providence Orphanage, provides a Bible Club program in conjunction with feeding children who otherwise would not have regular meals through their One Meal Program, employs 4-6 nuns to cook and distribute food to 40+ abandoned elderly persons and 100 children hospitalized (in Ubanza) for malnutrition, and operates a free medical clinic 5-6 days a week to care for 300 children (age 1-12) receiving ONE MEAL, their family members, and the orphans at La Providence. Dr. Pascal runs the new medical clinic that BMP has built in Bujumbura. He is licensed in pediatrics and gynecology.
A main goal of BMP is to raise these orphans in a Christian environment to be future leaders of Burundi.
For more information or to sign up to receive updates on BMP, please email the Grace + Peace Missions Committee.
The Grabers are MTW missionaries who have just returned from furlough to Germany where they previously spent several years in Berlin partnering in church planting work and theological education. They are now in Munich and hope to help nurture a biblically faithful, Christ-centered church-planting movement through service and outreach to young families, Bible teaching and discipleship, and equipping a new generation of German church leaders in partnership with the Martin Bucer Seminary.
One-third of the world's unreached people groups are in India. G+P is partnering with Mission India, an evangelical church planting organization that has been in operation for over 40 years, to bring the Gospel to those who have yet to hear it through children's Bible Clubs and church planter training. To learn more about Mission India visit their website here.
Please contact the Global Missions Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.