SERVING IN: United States, North America
MINISTRY FOCUS: Member Care
Ken and Becky Holderman are now serving with Globe International as Member Care providers. Their main goal is to give emotional and spiritual encouragement as well as support to the missionaries.
Missionaries are on the front likes of spiritual warfare. As veteran missionaries, Ken and Becky have experienced the battle first hand. They can empathize with missionaries, standing alongside our workers to help them become “more then conquerors” even in their daily lives.
Ken and Becky served seven years on the mission field in Venezuela, four years in Spain (Canary Islands), and nine years doing Member Care in Asia. They have two sons, one daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. “Home” for Ken and Becky is Goshen, IN.
Note: They are intentionally relating to Globe Members in Latin America as well as serving Members in other areas as God puts it on their hearts.
The Member Care team at Globe is working hard to develop caring skills, and organize resources to help our missionaries have the best chance possible to succeed in their ministries.
When the pandemic struck Nicaragua joined many countries in closing its borders. We increased contact and began talking with Stuart and Eugenia on a weekly basis. When we heard about the young couple in the Bible Study that was having a baby, we helped make a baby shower possible
Who could have imagined one year ago how things would be today? We had our plans and hopes and dreams, never expecting a global pandemic to come along and change the way we live and the way we view others. The birth of Christ that we celebrate is good news. Jesus triumphs over fear, and it brings great joy! With the help of the Holy Spirit we can be a resilient, innovative people, discovering many new ways to survive and even to thrive
As our ministry role has expanded at Globe International, we are challenged with how to encourage, empower, and develop missionaries even while they are on the field. As an organization, we believe one of the most productive methods, recommended by our Member Care leader, is an on-going and on-the-job personal coaching relationship.
NOW IS THE TIME to think about becoming a missionary. That is probably the last thing you would imagine in a newsletter during this time of pandemic lockdown. Yet if you have ever felt a calling on your life, now is the best time to begin thinking and planning, and most of all praying. The coronavirus has changed us and made us question old habits. It has made us open to learning new things. The same has happened around the world, preparing people’s hearts for the Gospel.
God allowed us to travel and make heart connections before the lockdown, before the closure of many international borders. Now when we use the internet to reach out to our missionaries, we are connecting with friends.
We went to Cordoba, Argentina to visit Humberto and Evelyn Jimenez-Saint. In more than 50 years of service, they have faithfully served with little attention and no visits from the USA. Evelyn grew up as a missionary kid in Argentina. Her husband, Humberto, is from Peru, but they have both spent their adult lives and have raised their children in Cordoba, Argentina.