As part of Christian & Missionary Alliance, we at Pine Knolls have the unique opportunity to impact in global missions through contributing to The Great Commission Fund. This fund allows us to build relationships with these specific C&MA missionaries as we partner with them in prayer and support.
We are Soeuth & Syna Lao, Cambodian born- US citizens, serving with Alliance Mission in Cambodia since August 1995. Although we’d lived and served in other parts of Cambodia before, on July 2017, at the requests of the Alliance Mission and of Cambodian Alliance National Church, we’d moved to Anlong Veng (a former headquarter for during the Killing Field regime) and established pioneering church planting ministries. Our main responsibilities are planting churches but with strong emphasis on discipleship making and leadership training to key church leaders from surrounding villages of the northern part of Cambodia. The overall Anlong Veng church ministries involve 1/. overseeing 17 Alliance village/house churches and 2/. discipling and training young believers in God’s word, and 3/. mentoring, training, and equipping emerging church leaders of the areas. Additional extended ministries include 1/. advisors/ facilitators to Khmer national Alliance youth president and to seven national Alliance youth committees and 2/. partnership with northwest regional Alliance church committees. For further information related to Anlong Veng ministries, please refer to monthly updates found in www.thelivingfield.blogspot.com
Our son youngest, Jonathan, is a senior a Dalat International School, Penang, Malaysia
Our older son, Justin (not in the picture) with his wife, Katie, and their son live in St Paul, MN. Both Justin and Katie are full time registered nurses.
Zac and Julie Stutler, Church planting and leadership development in Guadalajara Mexico with The Christian and Missionary Alliance
Since 1987, we have had the joy of being aXcess international workers with The Alliance serving in the Dominican Republic in church planting and leadership development. Lord willing in July 2020, we will be joining The Alliance’s Project SouthPointe in Guadalajara Mexico. This is an exciting catalytic church-planting movement committed to the Vision of 5/5/25 – to establish five reproducing satellite congregations in the Guadalajara Metro Area and five church planting core groups in the surrounding states in the region of the Circle of Silence by 2025. We will once again be involved in leadership development and church planting.
Dr. Kent and Christine Copeland are serving in Cambodia in medical missions, and have been for over a decade. They serve the needy and physically hurting while meeting them with Christ’s love.
"It is a privilege to be here at such a time. Although our country has not yet been hit with the pandemic, the working class is definitely beginning to feel the economic crunch. So many are out of work. It may not be long until the people we serve begin to go without regular meals. May God give us wisdom and resources to help those He directs us to help - through the best possible avenue, the local church, which is the Body of Christ,” Kent said.
Jeff and Melissa Singfiel, serving as Alliance workers in Kosovo, are working alongside the Messiah Evangelical Fellowship with a vision to plant churches throughout Kosovo, Macedonia and beyond. The Singfiels are working to facilitate new church plants in the capital city of Prishtina and a nearby city, Viti. Efforts are also being made to support the theological education ministries of the national church through BILD, a church-based theological education program, as well as provide preaching, teaching and discipleship ministries to the growing network of partner churches.
Craig and Sue Querfeld are with TEAM, which is a part of the Therefore Alliance, an agreement between several mission agencies to intentionally cooperate with each other. As part of this cooperation, after 25 years of church planting in Peru Craig, who is TEAM’s Senior Director for Global Ministries for South America, added the role of International Ministries Director for South America Mission (SAM), another member of the Therefore Alliance, to his job description as of January 1, 2020. In this joint role he supervises about 100 missionaries in South America, giving vision and leadership to TEAM’s and SAM’s ministries there. Sue is the Regional Member Care Coordinator for South America for both missions. Her primary responsibility is to make sure the missionaries have the resources they need to remain spiritually, physically, and emotionally healthy while on the field and to work with them through any difficulties they may face. For the year 2020 the Querfelds are working out of the South America Mission office in South Carolina. Their exact location starting in 2021 is uncertain at this point, but their ministries will remain the same.