Global Partners of Grace

Grace Covenant Church is committed to engaging the world with the good news of Jesus.

Ken Olson: Wycliffe Bible Translators

Email: ken_olson@sil.org

Website: www.wycliffe.org

Ken has been with Wycliffe for many years. He attended Grace (then called Knollbrook) as a student at NDSU. Ken is currently a Senior Linguistics Consultant for SIL International, Wycliffe's main partner organization. He consults for Bible translation teams around the world, advises on software and website development, referees academic publications, teaches at SIL training programs, and conducts basic linguistics research.



Jim and Deb Smith: Wycliffe Associates

Email: james_smith@sil.org

Email: jrsmith1154@ameritech.net

Website: www.aramaicbible.org

Jim and Deb work with Aramaic Bible Translation where Jim is the language project advisor for three "Mother Tongue Translators (MTTs). He is the liaison between the MTT's and the funding agencies, the staff and the board of Aramaic Bible Translation.

Al Baanna: Ministry Developers Network

Website: www.mdnconnect.org

Al Baanna is director of Ministry Developers Network, a mission organization based in Minnesota. MDN is dedicated to assisting Christian non-profit organizations to perform at their maximum potential in today’s changing and demanding culture. After attending Bible school, Al and his wife joined the mission agency Emmanuel Inc., in Fargo, becoming its first full-time missionaries to Eastern Europe. In recent years, Emmanuel has merged with MDN, which Al directs. God has prospered the mission and it has grown significantly under his leadership.

Karl & Susan Peterson: Covenant Missionaries, Mexico

Email: karl-sue.peterson@covchurch.org

Website: www.covchurch.org/kspeterson

Karl and Sue are serving in Mexico through ministries of evangelism and outreach, church planting, spiritual formation and discipleship (leadership development), Christian education and programming, mission team facilitation, and music.

Alexander Kazmerchuk: Baltic Church Planter

Website: www.eminternational.org

Alexander Kazmerchuk grew up as a Baptist in the Soviet Union, experiencing from his youth much opposition for his faith. He and his wife Riessa were trained through MDN's Baltic Church Planter Training in Riga, Latvia, after which they were sent to minister in the small Latvian village of Dzirnieku, about an hour outside of the capitol, Riga.

The Congo Church

Website: www.covchurch.org/mission/locations/africa/congo/

Grace Covenant partners with the Evangelical Covenant Church to support ministries in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Covenant ministries include: The Paul Carlson Partnership, the Congo Clinic Initiative, and Covenant Kids Congo.