SERVING IN : United States
Brad and Janet Thurston are veteran missionary leaders who have traveled to over 90 countries around the world sharing the Gospel. Brad moved to England in 1977 were he met and married Jan in 1979. After serving a church in Scotland for two years, they moved to Germany in 1981 working as evangelists and church planters. Beginning in 1990 the Thurstons founded Globe Mission (formerly Globe Europe), a German sending agency, and subsequently Globe Mission Schweiz and Globe UK as sister agencies with a view to promote missions in European churches and to deploy European missionaries around the world. In 2014, the Thurston’s began serving in the Globe Network from their new home in Wilmington, North Carolina. They continue their bi-vocational ministry by recruiting, mentoring and encouraging missionary endeavors around the world, while pastoring a rural congregation in North Carolina. The Thurstons have 5 children and 11 grandchildren.
Brad’s personal testimony: The Unconverted Preacher is episode 50.
SERVING IN : Ukraine, Europe
MINISTRY FOCUS : Evangelism, Mercy Ministry
We are the Perekotiys, a Ukrainian and American family! We have been entrusted with four beautiful children: Chambers (2013), Lev (2015), Mila (2016), and Remington (2019). Our story began when we met in Ukraine in 2008. After living on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, we packed up our gang in 2018 and moved to Odesa, Ukraine, a beautiful, historic port city on the Black Sea. While visiting family in Alabama in 2022, the full-scale invasion broke out in Ukraine. We decided to remain in the US for the 2022-23 school year while supporting our partners in Ukraine through the War Relief Fund. In August 2023, we launched back overseas to share the Gospel among Ukrainians. We are based out of Bucharest, Romania, where we can serve refugees and be close to the Ukrainian border.
Through the War Relief Fund we have sent medical aid, vehicles, food, and education supplies to those in need. The needs of the vulnerable will only increase as this crisis continues, and we are committed to partnering with our friends and partners to meet those needs. We pray to use these resources to rebuild Ukraine when the war ends.
Our heartbeat has always been caring for the vulnerable and fatherless. Our vision is to see Christ proclaimed as we serve vulnerable children and families with national partners and churches. We also serve the unreached deaf community, and provide training and trauma resources for families and volunteers. Thank you for journeying with us!