Living Faith Missions
The Living Faith family has planted churches in several countries in recent
years: Russia, Guatemala, Mexico and Honduras.
have also ministered in many nations such as Australia, England, Wales, Russia,
Byelorussia, Ukraine, Kazahstan, Kirgisia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Haiti,
Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Sudan, Kenya, Japan,
South Korea, Tanzania, Malawi and other countries.
have also sent construction teams to Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Sudan,
Malawi and one other closed country.
1998: trip report and reflections
from team members.
Going on a foreign missions trip? We have a
lot of information for you. Also see What
I Take on a Trip by Malcolm.
Please do write to people in foreign
countries but if you're communicating with someone in a closed country please
read our correspondence guidelines
of the missions ministries we work with:
Ministries: Richard & Sara Michalski work in Eastern Europe in evangelism,
Bible & literature distribution, food & medical aid, and training. We
have worked with them in the past with evangelistic crusades.
Commissioned for Christ International: Based in Orlando, Florida and led by
Tim & Marie Kuck, TCCI works in Mexico and Guatemala in church planting, evangelism,
aid and short-term missions teams. We work with them regularly in church planting,
construction projects and leadership training.
Our special TCCI friends:
& Rita Pappa are ministering in many areas of Guatemala including the
Quiche area, the Ixil Triangle and villages near the El Salvador border.
assist local and regional pastors to reach their villages for Christ and to help
meet the needs of the people. Rita's teaching background has also opened doors
for them to tell Guatemalan children about Jesus.
Bart & Pam Biddle
moved, in 1996, into the TCCI base at Pueblo Nuevo, Guatemala.
base is not only their home but also houses visiting missions teams in dormitory-style
quarters. In addition to hosting mission teams, they have traveled to remote parts
of Guatemala encouraging the saints, holding evangelistic services in Spanish
and ministering to children and adults.
Tim Kuck is the President
of TCCI. We've known Tim for many years. Here is his story:
was in 1988 that the Lord sovereignly prompted me to go on my first missions trip.
I began to lead trips from our church and even organized several trips from the
business where I was employed. Then in 1993 a group of us felt the Lord was directing
us to take another step, which was to formally become organized and I was chosen
to become president of our newly formed group, Teams Commissioned for Christ International.
I am an ordinary guy who wants to make his life count, to bear fruit which will
last, to glorify God while being faithful and obedient to His call and direction.
My wife, Marie, and I have three young children and we live in Orlando.
have also known Tim's wife Marie for years. Here is her story:
has been involved with short term missions for 15 years. Her missions work has
taken her to Africa, South America, Central America, Mexico, Jamaica, France and
the inner city of Chicago. Prior to her involvement with TCCI, Marie worked as
a youth minister for nearly 10 years. In that time she witnessed the fruit of
short-term missions in the lives of young people, as time and time again, lives
were radically changed as a result of their time on the field! A graduate of Wheaton
College, Marie has taught in the Dept. of Communications at North Central Bible
College in Minneapolis, cohosted a local Christian television talk show Todays
Family in Orlando and has enjoyed the opportunity to minister to people
through music, drama, public speaking and one-on-one. She and her husband, Tim,
are founding members of TCCI. Marie says she is wife to the greatest husband in
the world, Tim, and mom to 3 of the best children... Brianna, Ashley and Nathaniel.
The Kucks reside in Orlando, Florida. Marie Kuck produced and directed the video
series "Go Prepared." This series is fast becoming the most popular
training tool for short-term mission teams.
Hands Ministries: Our friend Bobby Gibson ministers in Honduras in
aid, construction and personal evangelism. We have worked with Bobby in leadership
training and construction.
Ministries: Shekinah/Kalibu is a native ministry founded in Malawi and reaching
out to remote areas in that country as well as Mocambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe,
Botswana, South Africa, Rwanda, and New Sudan. In Africa, it is known as "Kalibu
Kwa Yesu," which means, "You are welcome to come and dine with us together
with Jesus." We have known Michael and Roz Howard for many years and
have worked with them in leadership training, crusades and evangelism, and construction
projects. Watch a video
of Michael showing the Bible School in New Sudan.
Vic & Kerry Lewis
have a great prophetic and pastoral ministry in Redcliffe, Australia. We are hoping
to do some leadership training with them in Papua-New Guinea in the future.
several closed countries it is our privilege to work with many wonderful
national leaders as well as foreign ministries and missionaries.