david & debbie frank
Agency — Global Outreach International
Location — Spain
Ministry — NEXT-TO – Christian Camp Ministry
Evangelical believers in Spain today are few – less than 1% of the total population. This country is in serious spiritual need. The Franks have been in Spain for over four decades and have been involved in church planting and Christian camping throughout this time. The mission of the new ministry of NEXT-TO is to serve, encourage and equip Christian camp and church leaders to help build the local church in Spain. NEXT-TO seeks to come alongside and help Christian camps with specific needs as well as to challenge them to look beyond only serving as rental facilities for churches and other ministries.
Training and mentoring are provided in discipleship, leadership, evangelistic camps and mission/vision, strategic planning, and resources, as well as a variety of conferences and events to stimulate, mentor, model and train camps and churches to work together in the effort of evangelism and discipleship. International volunteers (teams and individuals) are also recruited for work teams and summer camp teams to meet needs in various camps around Spain.
NEXT-TO participates in CCI/Spain (Christian Camping Int’l), stimulating and encouraging other Christian camps in Spain as they impact lives. David is also privileged to serve as a member of the board of CCI Worldwide. Pandemic issues have made it imperative to carry out online training, communication, and follow-up at this time.
David shares the Word in their local national church from time to time and they participate in daily online prayer times with the church. Maintaining contact and communication with their neighbors, youth and families is on their hearts and they seek to be an encouragement and challenge to each one. God is at work in Spain!
kelly & michele o'donnell
Agency — Member Care Associate
Location — Geneva/International
Ministry — Member Care for Mission workers and Mental Health as Mission
Kelly and Michèle are consulting psychologists based in Geneva with Member Care Associates (MCA). They are long-term members of Calvary (since 1985) and long-term mission workers sent and supported by Calvary (since 1987). Their work focuses on the wellbeing and effectiveness of mission staff and their organizations, especially those working among unreached people groups. They also connect and contribute to the overlapping health, humanitarian, development, and peace sectors, especially in the areas of global mental health, good practice and ethics, and humanitarian action. Kelly and Michèle serve on a variety of Task Forces and Initiatives, such as the Executive Team for the Lausanne Movement-World Evangelical Alliance’Global Integrity Network. They have two wonderful daughters who were born and raised in Europe, and who are now living and working in California (Erin) and doing graduate studies in Europe (Ashling). More information is on their Member Care Associates website (membercare.org) including their monthly resource updates and recent publications/presentations.
amadeus & sofia vadonis
Agency — New International
Location — Berlin, Germany
Ministry — Evangelism
Amadeus and Sofia Vadonis have a threefold ministry located in Berlin, Germany. They are involved in evangelism, mentoring, and coaching of the next generation. Amadeus travels to German speaking communities worldwide with a German organization to evangelize and to train people in evangelism. He is becoming more and more a mentor to church planters based on his own ministry experience of having planted a church in Berlin together with Sofia.
They are also involved in an evangelistic ministry designed to reach their own local community. Amadeus ministers with an organization focusing on adolescent, unaccompanied refugees who have been based in Berlin.
Amadeus and Sofia have been married since 2002 after they met in Berlin at a church plant they both were involved in. They have four wonderful daughters.