SERVING IN: the USA
Armin and Colleen have been married for 27 years and have grown 3 children. They currently live in Clarkston GA. They started their missionary work in 2008 where they served as mission team coordinators for their local church in Ohio. During this time they served on short term mission trips to Macedonia, England, Brazil, and Costa Rica. In 2014 they joined Globe International. In 2015 they completed a summer internship with Gobal Frontier Missions in Clarkston GA. They learned about and ministered to many ethnicities in the area. In 2016-2017 they returned to Costa Rica to serve as interns working with an established mission helping with English as a Second Lanaguage and assisting a discipleship school called Vida 220. Armin and Colleen have since returned to Clarkston GA where they live and serve on a discipleship team ministering to refugees and Internationals in the area. The team trains a process called “No Place Left” which teaches simple gospel conversations, building up of disciples, and how to form healthy gatherings of believers. They have helped train Vietnamese, Napali, Burmese, African/Carribean, and short term/interns. Their goal is to share the Gospel and train american/ethnic believers who have caught the vision to reach their own ethnicities and also reach unreached people groups throughout the world. As well they are working with an unreached people group initiative developing effective strategies to reach the unreached people groups. Thanks be to God for all His work through Jesus Christ.
We are continuing to teach “Citizenship classes” for potential U.S. citizens. This has given us opportunities to get to know many refugees and immigrants from Myanmar, Nepal, and the Middle East. One family from Nepal has COVID-19 and we had an opportunity to pray for them and tell them about Jesus’ healing power.
Since our last update, we were involved with a team of 60 from California who had an ambitious project, to hand out Bibles and or share the gospel with all of the residents of our community, Clarkston GA. We joined them in this effort. Even though we all fell short of that goal due to illness and other issues, 1,431 people received a bible.
Colleen had a very memorable Easter as the team spent some quality time with 4 families that lived in a dump in Burma. 3 of the 4 families gave their lives to Christ and the 4th one wanted to hear more.
Recently we had two positive responses from middle easterners after watching and seeing the Gospel in their own languages. We continue to press forward despite changes in leadership and ministry times!