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Jeremy & Jessie Effler




Jeremy &
Jessie Effler

Jeremy first traveled to West Africa in 2011 with a local church on a short term mission trip. He saw the great need, both spiritually and physically, and was never the same. His wife, Jessie, went with him in 2012 and they knew that the Lord was calling them to be involved in what He was doing in a small West African country. They waited until their oldest two children graduated high school in 2016. In July of 2017 they moved with their younger three children (Taylor, Samuel and Kaiya) to serve on the field full time. They are currently working alongside with Friends in Action International who partner with church planters in villages where there is limited or no access to clean water and drill water wells. With 1040 Visions, they desire to work alongside of local pastors, lay leaders and believers to plant churches. By living life everyday life with those around them, they have opportunities to disciple, teach and live out the gospel message.

Email: efflermission@gmail.com

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Jeff Benson





Jeff Benson is an associate with FRIENDS IN ACTION, engaged in supporting the long-term Vanuatu Water Project as a volunteer operator and team leader for the project. Jeff comes to FIA with a wealth of experience from the construction and excavations industry, having owned and operated his own construction company for many years. Having heard about the project during an awareness banquet in 2019, Jeff realized the Lord was challenging him to use his skills and abilities to serve Him in a new way on the field. “To their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power, they were willing to give of themselves, praying us with earnest entreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of ministering to the saints.” 2 Corinthians 8:3-4.

Email: jbensonllc.5@gmail.com

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JC & Melissa Kimmer




JC & Melissa

The Kimmer family moved to Senegal in 2020. After 19 years as a pastor in the United States, J.C. started teaching Bible classes at an international, Christian school in Dakar that represents over 30 countries from six continents. Melissa assists students there with learning disabilities. J.C. also leads music on Sunday mornings and facilitates a small group Bible study for high school boys. Additionally, he and Melissa both serve as Dorm Advocates for missionary kids in the school’s boarding program.


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Martin & Carrie Chappell




Martin & Carrie

Martin and Carrie Chappell have been serving in Southeast Asia since 1999. Their first mission assignment was teaching English in Yangon, Myanmar. Since 2002 they have lived in Bangkok, Thailand where Martin serves as the senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. Calvary is an international church with members from all over the world. Each week there are worship services in English, Thai, Burmese, Karen, Nepalese, and Tamil. The church vision is Developing Hearts for God, Each Other, and Beyond. Developing Hearts for God: every ministry on Sunday is strongly Bible based and designed to introduce people to God. Developing Hearts for Each Other: we strive to develop community among our members by providing opportunities to fellowship and grow together. Developing Hearts for Beyond: we emphasize the importance of reaching out with the gospel message beyond the doors of our church.

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