International Missions

Parkview continues to support long-term missionaries around the world who are faithfully carrying out their calling to share about Jesus.

Recently, the international outreach of Parkview has expanded to include a deeper involvement with church in Berat, Albania.  Parkview is excited to share in the opportunity to learn and serve in a part of the world where atheism was ‘enforced’ under communism and sharing the hope of Jesus was outlawed.  Praise God for a faithful remnant of believers in Berat who are trusting the power of the Living God to impact the city for Christ.  We are honored to have a small part in encouraging this work in Albania.

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Klodi and Migena Licaj –  Berat, Albania

Ministry Organization:  Disciples of Jesus Churchklodian

Biography:  Klodi and Migena were called to Berat in 2009 to lead the Disciples of Jesus Church, which was founded shortly after the fall of communism in the early 1990’s.  Under Klodi’s leadership, the Disciples of Jesus church has grown to involve nearly 100 in attendance on Sunday mornings, including more than 20 who participate in the church’s youth group.

The Disciples of Jesus Church is faithful in sharing the gospel of Jesus in a country where God continues to work.

Women’s Retreat in Berat

 

Dragan Alcinov & Flora Memia – Macedonia & Kosovo

Ministry Organization: Operation Mobilization (OM)

Ministry Overview: Inspiring and equipping members to expand God’s Kingdom

Operation Mobilization works in over 110 countries, motivating and equipping people to share God’s love. The ministry seeks to partner with local churches, encouraging and supporting local believers. Where there is no church, OM seeks to plant churches. Dragan Alcinov and Flora Memia work with OM in Albania.

 

Bruce & Mary Damon – Macau, China

Ministry Organization: ReachGlobal in Macau, Chinadamons

Ministry Overview: Church Planting

Biography: Bruce and Mary Damon have served in Macau since 1993 after serving in Hong Kong before that. Bruce has been in the mission field since 1975. He and Mary were married in 1985 and started serving in Hong Kong the next year.

In Macau, Bruce serves as field leader for a team of American and Chinese missionaries. They started the first Evangelical Free Church in Macau. The Damons’ latest church plant is geared toward families with mentally handicapped children.

Email: brumar02@yahoo.com

Website

 

Bob and Veronique Clifford – Plaisir, France

Ministry Organization: TEAM

Ministry Overview: Church planting in Plaisir, France

Biography: Upon completing his seminary degree, Bob felt called into the mission field. He went to France in 1982 to work in the suburbs of Paris and eventually joined a pioneer church start project. Bob met Veronique, a French citizen, through their church’s youth groups. They were married in 1985.

The Cliffords went to Chad in 1987 and ministered there until 2000 when they returned to France. Bob works as a pastoral church planter and developer in Plaisir. Veronique works with children’s and women’s ministries in the church.

Bob and Veronique have two sons.

Email: Clifford.bob@gmail.com

Website

 

Sonnichsen’s – Northern Canada

Ministry Organization: Northern Canada Evangelical MissionSonnichsen

Ministry Overview: Bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Native peoples of Canada

Biography: Carl graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He met Laura, who spent some of her time growing up in South Dakota, who was attending Oak Hills Bible College with missions being her goal. Carl became interested in the people of Canada after a motorcycle trip brought him through several northern Quebec Cree communities. His fascination of northern geography turned to the spiritual needs of the northern people. He decided in 1984 to pursue this avenue. Today they share the Gospel in Nain, Labrador, and Happy Valley (Goose Bay) Canada where they live with their two children.

Website

 

Oleg & Marina Reutki-  Molodova

Ministry Organization:  New Hope Eurasia

Biography:  Oleg and Marina Reutki lead New Hope Eurasia ministries where they seek to “Reach”- see the great commission carried out and fulfilled; “Transform”- see personal and community transformation; and “Mobilize” – see local believers empowered in outreach and transformation. A few of the ways they do this are: ministry to poor children and orphans through summer camps, community outreach center, and transition homes; bible distribution; stop human trafficking campaigns; and medical missions.

The Disciples of Jesus Church is faithful in sharing the gospel of Jesus in a country where God continues to work.

Website: http://www.newhopeurasia.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=new%20hope%20eurasia

 

Vance & Andrea Frusher- Malaysia

Ministry Organization: TeachBeyond

Biography: “TeachBeyond believes that education is an effective catalyst in bringing the hope of the Gospel to individuals and positive transformation to societies. To that end, teachers and educators with Teach Beyond follow our Lord Jesus Christ by engaging with the needs of this world – physical, relational, and spiritual. Its teachers use their skills and contexts to bring light and health to all – children, adults, leaders, and mission workers alike.” Vance will be the Malaysia Country Coordinator and the Regional Coordinator of the South Asia Region.

Website: http://teachbeyond.org/