"Go therefore and make
disciples of all nations..."
Pontiac Bible Church is committed to being a part of God's global plan to call people to Himself from every nation, every tribe, and every tongue. We prayerfully and financially support multiple missionaries around the world, and we offer opportunities for partners at PBC to go on short-term mission trips to assist in the ministry that God is doing through the lives of our missionaries.
OUR "CORE 4" GLOBAL MISSIONARIES
Dan and Christi serve in Guatemala with an organization called Orphan Outreach.
They have 4 children: Malakai, Finley, Titus, and Isaias.
Dan grew up at PBC. Christi joined him here as a teen in the youth group. God called them to Guatemala to serve and oversee 6 different areas: Good Shepherd Academy, Guatemala Association of Down Syndrome, Hope & Future, Little House of Refuge, Love the Child, and the Community Care Center at the Chimaltenango garbage dump. They also host a number of work groups that come to enrich the ministry. They are currently on a year-long furlough.
Scott and Aldine are currently living in Humaita, Amazonas, Brazil, serving with Amazon Salt and Light Mission,. The mission is the catalyst arm, placing Brazilian families in strategic communities, along the banks of the Madeira River, a tributary of the mighty Amazon River. The mission is committed to support and assist these national workers to serve full time sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Scott and Aldine are able to partner with the national workers by serving in the areas of accounting, administration, hospitality, and discipling. This lightens their load so they are free to effectively share the Gospel. These nationals have the opportunity to share the wonderful news of Jesus with many that have never had the opportunity to hear or see a clear, visible presentation of the Gospel of Christ.
They have 3 daughters: Hannah, Abigail, and Elizabeth. Hannah is married to Filipe Pelepka and they are living in Montreal, Canada. Filipe is finishing the study requirements to work in business law. They are expecting their first child, the first grandchild, in September. Abigail is working as a nurse in Pensacola Florida. She is going to take several months off and study a Bible Core course with Youth With A Mission in Switzerland. Elizabeth is in her last year of college in Dallas Texas. She has several areas that are of interest and is excited to trust God to carry her forward.
Caleb and Masha Ellis are serving in Mumbai, India. Their passion is to serve in Missions through Adoption Advocacy and Coaching Young Emerging Leaders. Masha has lived in India for 5 years, and she and Caleb have been married for 3 years. Currently the Ellises partner with Lifesong for Orphans, an International Adoption Advocacy and Orphan Care Agency that serves more than 8,600 children in 13 countries across the World.
In Mumbai, Caleb and Masha have partnered with two different Non-Governmental Organizations, lending their services and past expertise. They are working with PURNATA to bring the Foster Care system to Mumbai. By working closely with the organization and Government homes, they are able to place children in Christian families around Mumbai.
Caleb and Masha also offer their time to their home church in various capacities by leading worship, preaching and helping with local missions in India. They visit the local children homes operated by the church weekly, and teach 25-30 children to read music, play instruments and sing. Masha is forming a curriculum involving, how to budget, run a home, and to thrive in society. She will be teaching older girls and boys this curriculum and basic life skills.
Caleb and Masha have also experienced growth and expansion of a group of 20-30 youth meeting in their home, started over a year ago. They continue to invest in the youth’s lives on a daily basis by offering advice, food, and a Christian family atmosphere.
Dan and Lorraine serve in Nairobi, Kenya through Xponent Ministries. Xponent began 5 years ago in Nairobi, Kenya by establishing a few Discipleship Centers.
Each Discipleship Center trained 15-20 nationals to be church leaders or leaders of a small group of believers. Before graduation, each student establishes a new church or cell group. Over the last five years, this growth pattern has advanced to train over 1800 professional church planters in 4 nations: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. They currently have over 700 disciples being trained through their 6 month church planting course who will also each start a church or cell group to graduate this year. It costs only $100 to plant a new church.
Dan travels to Kenya often to train and encourage these leaders and to set up summer short term mission trips from the US. This past June, two PBC partners, Sue Shavers and Kaylee Cotter, joined Dan to work in Nyahururu, Kenya to do evangelistic outreach and some medical work.