Our Ministry Overview

We spent four years serving the Lord with Bible Centered Ministries International in Lima, Peru (March ’09-Dec. ’12).  Brian was in charge of the maintenance of the facilities and Lisa home schooled, in English, 5 Peruvian missionary children. You can read more about our time in Peru by clicking on the category “Life in Peru.”

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In November 2012, we were asked to consider joining a new ministry, back in eastern Pennsylvania. By April 2013, we knew this was where God was taking us and we came on staff at Missionary Retreat Fellowship in Lake Ariel, PA.

unit8aThis is a beautiful, 55-acre, housing facility for missionaries and Christian ministry workers. There are 8 homes and 1 efficiency suite, all completely furnished and move-in ready. Missionaries rent the homes at a reasonable rate and stay anywhere from one night to two years.

IMG_20170523_170405511As maintenance director, Brian does all the maintenance, repairs, and remodeling on the homes. We work together to ensure the homes are ready for guests – doing any necessary cleaning and updating of the furnishings and decor. We try help the residents feel at home during whatever transition time they are in.

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We are still with our mission board, though! We do quite a bit of work with BCM International. We enjoy representing BCM at colleges and churches whenever given the opportunity. Brian is on the tech team. He is in charge of all the different BCM Int’l websites and consults on websites for various BCM ministries worldwide. He is the graphic designer for the BCM World magazine that comes out online a few times a year and gets printed once a year. Lisa writes a weekly internal newsletter and magazine articles for the BCM World. Lisa is also a teacher trainer using BCM’s curriculum In Step with the Master Teacher.

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Lisa works as the children’s ministry director for our sending church, Grace Bible Church. She heads the various ministries, trains the volunteers, and plans various programs and events. Brian is an elder and is in charge of all the tech/sound areas and does maintenance at the church. We love being able to serve the church that took such good care of us while we were in Lima!

 

And then, of course, there’s our most important job:

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Being mom and dad to the best kids on earth.

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4 thoughts on “Our Ministry Overview”

  1. HOLA LISA AND BRIAN, I AM SO-O-O EXCITED TO FINALLY FIND YOUR BLOG–I HAVE BEEN LOOKING SINCE YOU LEFT—CAN YOU BELIEVE ??? WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR YOUR VERMONT FAMILY—WHAT A TRAGEDY !!! ALL THE YEARS WAYNE HAS GONE OUT TO PROCURE OUR MEAT AND FISH FOR THE FREEZER–THE WORST TIME IS ALWAYS THE TURKEY SEASON FOR ME–I SIMPLY STAY ON MY KNEES TIL HE RETURNS HOME–LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY… YOU BOTH LOOK EXTREMELY HAPPY IN YOUR NEW HOME–ALBEIT I DO THINK YOU NEED MORE FURNITURE…KIDDING…WHAT A DELIGHT YOU ARE HAVING WHILE SERVING OUR LORD WITH YOUR UNIQUE TALENTS–WE PRAY IT WILL BLESS YOUR SOCKS OFF…LISA –I KNOW I DO NOT NEED TO TELL YOU WHAT A VERY SPECIAL AND TALENTED COUPLE YOUR MOM AND DAD ARE, BUT SUFFICE IT TO SAY I AM THRILLED THIS TIME IS “OVER” …LEARNING TO FORGIVE PEOPLE THAT ARE DRIVEN BY MISCONSEPTIONS AND RUMORS ARE AT THE LEAST BREAKING GOD’S COMMANDS AND SEEM TO BE DEMON-DRIVEN…LET IT BE ON THEIR HEADS AND DO NOT LET THEM LIVE RENT-FREE IN OUR MINDS…WAYNE AND I HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR REVIVAL AND UNITY…TO END THIS NOTE–WHICH IS A LITTLE “CHATTY”–I WILL SAY” THERE IS NOTHING TOO HARD FOR THE LORD…” AND “THE LORD IS NOT OVERWHELMED BY “ANYTHING”…” I WISH I NEW WHERE I COULD UNDERLINE THOSE STATEMENTS… LOVE AND GOD BLESS YOU BOTH AND YOUR TEAM…ON THE WINNING TEAM, DIANE AND WAYNE LANCE PS I HOPE BRIAN ARRIVED HOME IN TIME TO PICK YOU UP OFF THE FLOOR FROM GETTING THIS NOTE…HAHA

  2. Dear Lisa,
    I read your article in BCM International. Good Job!! I just wondered where you lived while in Pa. You see our church is coming to Peru this July. Do you know anyone from Pine Grove Church in Bowmansville, Pa? I look forward to hearing from you.
    Jewel Mast

  3. Good for you for going to Peru! My wife and I landed in Lima in 2003 and flew to Cusco, where we lived as missionaries for 2 1/2 years. I sure know that feeling of wondering what we had gotten ourselves into when we arrived at the airport. Glory to God! He is faithful and wonderful.

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