Greg and Eli Klass grew up thousands of miles apart, but the Christian influences in their young lives led both of them to the Globalscope El Oasis campus ministry in Santiago, Chile. That’s where they met, married, and now serve together. They recently stopped by our home office for a visit and shared a little about how it happened, how it works, and the amazing new thing they will be doing together.
Olivia Shank grew up on stories from her great-aunt, who was a nurse-missionary in Thailand. By age 4, she had decided that missions is her life path. After a few twists and turns along the way, she’ll be serving with a Marketplace Ministries team in Mexico City, helping to create a business academy that integrates Kingdom principles with business training for Mexican entrepreneurs.
Campus ministry “wasn’t on my radar at all” says Canvas Nottingham team leader Christine Barber, who was studying to be a teacher. Then a trusted friend suggested she try a semester as an exchange intern with the Globalscope campus ministry in Birmingham, England.
The end-of-year banquet at the Globalscope El Oasis campus ministry in Santiago, Chile, honored 20 graduates from the ministry, but also included a send-off for the team that will plant a new El Oasis community in 2020.
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has taken the world by surprise, but CMF leadership and our Care Team have, as usual, responded quickly with information and assistance for our missionaries around the world.