Mission News

6-3-2018 Mission news

Ben & Jeanne Beckner are missionaries in Lyons, France. From September 1983 – July 2010 they served with ReachGlobal (EFCA). From 2010 to the present they have been with International Messengers. Their ministry focuses on “Mobilizing French churches for cross-cultural and global missions.
Ben has developed or invested in 4 platforms to promote, educate, inspire, train and mobilize French speaking European believers and churches for cross-cultural and global missions.
He is preparing for the French outrweach camps that will take place this summer. If you would like to sponsor an Eastern European student or a French team member, please see details on their newsletter posted on the missions bulletin board.
Jeanne continues to teach a women’s Bible study, volunteers at a Christian bookstore where she has many opportunities to share with customers, leads a French women’s group and uses hospitality as part of her ministry.

Don’t forget the special missions offering that will be take during SS on June 24th and will be sent to the Beckners.

7/24/2015 Mission News

July Missionary of the month is Lois McMartin, who ministers with EFCA Reach Global “Encouraging and Equipping Missionaries for Effective Ministry”. Here are some recent excerpts from the “McMartin News”.
As a member care worker I have the privilege of coming alongside people at all stages of their missionary life – from recruitment through retirement. This past month, I worked with missionaries who had just been accepted as missionaries, others who were leaving the agency, and others still fully engaged in their place of ministry. Sometimes my days are filled meeting with missionaries face-to-face, and sometimes the whole day is spent sitting at my computer. Several times a week I have Skype conversations with people in various places around the world. Keeping on top of my e-mail inbox as well as the many other responsibilities that go along with being a leader in a mission agency, keep me more than busy even when I’m not traveling. Thank you so very much for your prayers for this ministry!”

Coming Events: July 7-8: Debriefing in Minneapolis, July 12: Giving a missionary update at United EFC in Klamath Falls, OR, July 19-29: In Slovenia for the Europe area conference.

Her husband, David, is a retired Free Church pastor and serves with Interim Pastor Ministries when needed. They are the parents of two adult children and have 5 grandsons. See their current newsletter and picture on the missions bulletin board.