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

Brendon is currently attending an in-state PhD program to refine their linguistic skills for translation into unwritten/undocumented languages for tribal Papua, Indonesian culture. They returned to Papua in 2016 where they continue to provide translation leadership and training, as well as discipleship and mentoring to the community there.

Brendon’s trip to Indonesia this past summer was a big success! He worked with the 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 in 2017.

We made a short 4-minute video about the workshop so that you could get a little glimpse into the trip, and the amazing doors that are opened through having an alphabet.

Enjoy the video here!