Ministry highlights and updates from Paraclete Mission Group associates.

Bridging Centuries in the Jungle

Nate and Rachelle Dell serve the long-reclusive Waorani people of Ecuador’s eastern Amazon Jungle. Rachelle’s unique connection with them opens otherwise sealed doors.  Nate’s skills provide them with practical ways to meet the 21st century’s onslaught. Their combined ministry paths demonstrate God’s long-term plan in action. I recently had the opportunity to interview this delightful, …

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Dumps and Guns—When I Hear His Voice, I Obey

Paraclete associate, Sharon McElwain, has ministered in North African garbage dumps, survived pointed guns, and narrowly missed bombings. She credits her worldwide ministry to obeying God’s voice and not being afraid to start—even when it seems too late. I recently had the privilege of speaking with this extraordinary woman. How did you meet Jesus? It’s …

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Just Trust Him

Tonantzi “Tona” Bedford never saw herself as a missionary. Yet today, she fills several vital roles. Recently she told me about her journey. The following interview has been slightly edited for length and clarity. How did you meet Jesus? I grew up in a Christian home. I attended church every Sunday and during the week. …

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Mentoring Yields Fruit

Recently, I interviewed Kim Thompson, Paraclete Mission Group’s Human Resources Lead. Kim ministers to Paraclete’s associates behind the scenes. Often, acknowledgment of her work comes only when problems arise and she steps in to save the day. Otherwise, she remains invisible, enabling Paraclete Associates to minister more effectively. Her ministry style replicates what she received …

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More than 100 refugees were killed in Africa. Here’s how you can help.

In Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 127 refugees were killed in a refugee camp in early February. Two of them were Bible translators and ministry partners with Paraclete associate Bruce Smith. “The 127 people killed were among a group of people who were already refugees displaced from their homes by the violence,” Smith said. …

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Not sure if you can forgive? How an associate learned the mess and power of it.

Tom Kopp didn’t really want to go to jail. But, after living all over the world, he’s learned a couple of important things that he wants to share with others — first, that God is with him wherever he goes, and second, that God cares about everyone. So, this past fall, he joined a group …

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‘God gave me this talent.’ An interview with the winner of Paraclete’s Christmas card contest

This year, we held a contest at the Papua Hope Schools (PHS) for the art for Paraclete’s Christmas card. Congrats to Elinas Segenil, age 20, from Papua, Indonesia, for being our winner. He’s been a student at Papuan Hope Schools since 2010, is a 2021 high school graduate and is a current student of PHS’s …

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Experienced trauma? Here’s one way we’re helping.

Kids who get into a lot of trouble or adults struggling with addiction, where others see black sheep, Jay Breish sees people with stories. And he’s here to listen. Breish and his wife spent 10 years working at a Christian residential facility for teens in Vermont. They arrived for the first time to four feet …

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Their beginnings have been crazy. His retirement is its own adventure.

You could say the Wilsons’ beginnings have been rather…story-worthy. Just ask them about their wedding. To start with, Michele Wilson’s parents’ house had caught fire two months before, so her family had to live in a motel for several weeks. Then Mick Wilson got a kidney stone the week of the wedding and was stuck …

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They couldn’t be more different. But serving others together forged their lifelong friendship.

It wasn’t exactly friendship at first sight. CJ Callahan thought Sonia Nelson was, to put it kindly, “introspective.” “She thought I was super quiet and reserved,” said Nelson. “I probably was ‘a lot,’” Callahan said. “I’m just excited to be there.” It was 2016 and they were serving together at a women’s retreat in Lesotho. …

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