International Missionaries

Beaverton Christian Church supports both long-term missionaries in other countries as well as those who wish to make a difference in the lives of the less-fortunate on a short-term basis. Below are the current families we’re supporting internationally.

Takeshi and Donna Aida

Pastor, Sayama Church of Christ, Japan

The Aida’s serve the Sayama Church of Christ in a suburb of Tokyo. They provide teaching, pastoral care and leadership development to their growing church congregation as well as support and encourage other church planters/pastors in Japan.

John and Sonya Rygh

STINT Coordinator and Team Leader

John and Sonya serve with CRU, John as STINT Coordinator and Sonya as Team Leader. STINT is a one or two-year program on a university campus overseas where students from the U.S. work alongside long-term field workers to help raise up national leaders (individuals from that country) for ministry. The focus of STINT is evangelism and discipleship with opportunities for on-the-job training and personal development.

Lee Albaugh

NESTeam, International – Zambia

Leadership Development and Outreach

Nesteam International serves with trustworthy African partners in the transformation of people spiritually and physically seeking to help develop ministries and projects that can become self-sustaining and help break the chains of disease, spiritual bondage, and poverty.

Bible Translation and Literacy Development – Undisclosed Worldwide Locations

Beaverton Christian church also partners four additional missionary families in various countries sensitive to Christian workers. These partners serve to translate the Bible and other Christian and indigenous materials into the language of the host culture while also developing strategies for effective distribution of the material and subsequent literacy training.

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

Ginny and Larry Niemeyer

Harvest Heralds, Inc, Kenya

Discipleship Training and Mobilization

Niemeyer’s seek to impower a continuous one-on-one discipleship mobilization movement with individuals and churches in Kenya and other parts of Africa. This includes The Harvest Practicum to maintain the mobility, Harvest Institute to train the leaders, and Harvest Compassion to ensure a discipleship lifestyle in the affected churches and communities.