Foreign Missionaries

Willamette Christian Church supports both long-term missionaries in other countries as well as those who wish to make a difference in the lives of the less-fortunate on a short-term basis. Below are the current families we’re supporting internationally


Steve & Kay Carpenter

Mexico City, Mexico

Steve and Kay provide support to church leaders to grow the local church impact throughout poor and marginalized communities in Mexico. They provide leadership development, training, encouragement, and support to the teams who are sent out to live in new communities, and they personally live in the communities they serve. They also provide leadership oversight of Las Aguilas (The Eagles) Community Center in Atizapan, Mexico, which serves a community that lives on an abandoned dump site. ESL and vocational classes are hosted at the community site and it is a source of provide and relationship in this area.


Matthew & Chelsea Connor

Maluku, Indonesia • Wycliffe Bible Translators

Matthew and Chelsea work in Maluku, Indonesia, with Wycliff Translators. They are focused on helping start translation programs in languages that have no Bible translation and teach local churches how to use translated materials. They also work to create Scripture songs in the local language and style.


Daynise Holloway

Tsuyama City, Japan

Daynise ministers to widows in rural Japan, providing hope, encouragement, and biblical instruction.

Brendon and Naomi Yoder

Papua, Indonesia • Wycliffe Bible Translators
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Brendon and Naomi Yoder, with their children Luke, Silas, and Analeigh, serve in Papua, Indonesia. They are helping translate the Bible into the Abawiri language. Additionally, Brendon is finishing up a PhD in linguistics so that he can assist other Bible translation projects throughout Indonesia. The Yoders are preparing to return to Indonesia in January 2018.

Brendon’s trip to Indonesia in summer 2016 was a big success! He worked with the Abawiri community to design an alphabet, so now for the first time ever the language can be written down. The trip made the Yoders more eager to move back there again full-time.

Here is a short 4-minute video about the Abawiri workshop so that you can see the amazing doors that are opened through having an alphabet.

Enjoy the video here!