Jesus commanded his disciples to preach the gospel, and He exhorted them by stating that the fields were white for harvest. Following His teaching and the example of the first-century church, we support missionaries around the world. We invite you to learn more about these works and the wonderful men and women who sacrifice daily to share the gospel of Christ.
Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.
The Parsons congregation has had the blessing of supporting the church in Bonaire since 2005. We are especially thankful for the work performed by Martin Klamm and Jonathan Servanie during this time period. Their faithful service and the relationships established during their tenures have laid the ground work for a bright future.
We are excited to announce that Dexter Honore, his wife Giselle, and their daughters: Skylar and Zariah have agreed to assume the work in Bonaire. Dexter and his family are from the island of Nevis where they have been engaged in various works in support of the Lord's church. Dexter is a graduate of the Trinidad School of Preaching and has served as an assistant minister at the St. Kitts church of Christ and the Massare, Dominica church of Christ. Dexter has a passion for sharing the Gospel and states that his objective is "To provide motivation and inspiration to the people of God, through dedicated study, in depth preaching / teaching and spiritual mentorship for the community of Faith."
We are excited about the future of the church in Bonaire, and we feel privileged to be the overseeing congregation for this work.
Jason and Devan Pierce
Jason and Devan Pierce have made the decision to move to Suva, Fiji, where Jason will serve as the Academic Dean and a full-time instructor for the Bear Valley Bible Institute of Oceania. This will be a new extension program of the Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver in Denver, Colorado. The program is a two-year, full-time program that consists of forty-eight (48) courses with a minimum of thirty (30) hours per course. During the program, students will study all sixty-six (66) books of the Bible, as well as taking classes in Bible backgrounds and history, Biblical languages, and Bible doctrines. Additionally, students will be involved in a minimum of six (6) one-week evangelistic campaigns during their two (2) years of study. The goal of the program is to not only train teachers and preachers in local congregations, but also to teach native Pacific Islands Christians how to plant new congregations of the Lord’s church throughout the South Pacific. Jason’s primary responsibilities will involve teaching courses in the school. He will also be responsible for overseeing the academic affairs of the school and recruiting short course teachers for the program. Devan will be involved in teaching specialized ladies classes for the wives of the students. In addition to their work with the school, Jason and Devan plan on being involved in helping to build up the local churches in Fiji and personal evangelism. Jason and Devan will be working with Jason’s parents, Rocco and Debbie Pierce. Rocco will serve as the Director of the school and as the other full-time instructor in the program.
Paul and Hettie Gerber
The church at Parsons has had the pleasure of working with Paul for several years on the mission field in South Africa. Paul was born in South Africa and was baptized in 1968. He began working in the ministry in Namibia before attending Freed-Hardeman University from 1978-83. During his time at Freed Hardeman, the Parsons' congregation became associated with Paul while he was ministering at the Central congregation in Decaturville. Upon graduation in 1984, Paul returned to South Africa to plant the church in new locations and it was at this time that the Parsons' congregation began to support his work. Currently, there are ten (10) towns that have congregations as a result of Paul’s efforts. We have continued our support of Paul, and within the last three years, a school of preaching has been established there.