At St Paul’s Anglican, we want everyone – both in our local community and abroad – to know Jesus and the real hope that He brings. That’s why we choose to financially support, care and pray for missionaries as they proclaim the gospel of Jesus around the world.
Adrian and Anita Lovell
Location: Cochabamba, Bolivia
Adrian and Anita are regional directors of MOCLAM: an organisation that makes theological education available to Spanish speakers in South America.
The Lovells teach and administer MOCLAM courses to Christians from churches across Bolivia – in particular, those who are heavily involved in gospel ministry, but have little or no theological training. Adrian and Anita help students see how Jesus is key to understanding the Bible, with the aim of equipping and empowering them to share Jesus faithfully from the Bible.
Martin and Julie Field
Location: Córdoba, Argentina
Family: Lachlan, Eloise, Charlotte, Jacob
Martin and Julie train students in Córdoba, Argentina, to understand the Bible for themselves, reach out to their classmates with the gospel, and live enthusiastically for Christ in all they do. They do this through Asociación Bíblica Universitaria Argentina (ABUA): a student movement associated with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES).
Martin and Julie are currently working on a training plan for students involved in local ministries and groups. They also support young couples as they prepare for marriage.
Location: California, North America
Born in Iran, Nima is the founder and president of Iranian Revelation Ministries, and the managing director of the Gospel Coalition Farsi. He uses social media to minister to Persians living around the world, equipping them and proclaiming the gospel through Bible teaching, preaching and writing.
Nima was formerly pastor of our Iranian church at St Paul’s Anglican. He is now working with ACNA (Anglican Church in North America) and serves as an associate pastor at Grace Anglican Oceanside in California, where he lives with his wife Paniz.
Peter and Mandy Denham
Family: Luke and Hamish
Peter and Mandy serve in Taiwan, where they proclaim Jesus and seek to reproduce communities of faithful disciples among the less-reached Taiwanese working class.
Peter is OMF’s Taiwan Finance Manager, while Mandy is involved in personal evangelism and small group ministry in Mandarin. To find out more about the ministries Peter and Mandy are involved in, visit the OMF website.
Kelvin and Roslyn Nicolle
Location: Australia (working with SIL Australia)
Family: Matthew and Lena
Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia
Kelvin and Roslyn are long-term missionaries and Bible translators. From 1998 to 2015, they were part of a team involved in Bible translation for the Nenets people in north-west Siberia. They also lived in St Petersburg, where they supported up to 20 other Bible translation teams working across the Russian Federation and Central Asia.
In mid 2015, the Nicolle family moved permanently back to Australia to begin new assignments with SIL Australia, teaching linguistics and supporting those preparing to go into cross-cultural work and Bible translation.
Timothy and Samantha Abel
Location: Sydney, Australia
studying at SMBC
Tim and Sam Abel are currently finishing their last year at Sydney Missionary and Bible College, and have been a part of St Paul’s Night Church for the past three years.
They are looking forward to going back to their home country with the vision of church planting and discipling young adults.
Richard and Pinnucia Wilson
Location: Trent, Italy
Family: Stefania, Daniele, Luca, and Mattia.
To spread the gospel in Italy, Richard distributes Italian Bible resources through his site Laparola (meaning ‘The Word’ in Italian). About 10,000 Italian speakers visit the site every day, over 90% of them from within Italy. Richard is also the Italy Field Leader for ECM, and part of three small groups within the organisation that focus on Vision and Strategy, Ministry Direction and Recruitment.
As a family, Richard and Pinuccia serve at the Evangelical Church of Trent. Richard initially came to Italy to develop this church, but now it is autonomous with local leadership. The Wilsons are involved in leading Bible studies, teaching Sunday school and running the summer children’s camp.
Location: Southern Spain
Chloe is a missionary with European Christian Mission (ECM), initially as part of a church planting team ministering to people of all ages in rural Spain.
She is currently serving as a coordinator for ECM: a role that involves looking after short-term missions across Europe.
John and Jodi Lovell
Location: Valencia, Spain
Family: Gemma, Amber, Zoe, Jasmine, Claudia and Elias
John and Jodi Lovell are serving in Valencia, Spain, within a heavily Roman Catholic population. John is regional director for MOCLAM in Spain and senior minister of the Iglesia Espanola Reformada Episcopa church in the middle of Valencia: a church that has persevered without a pastor for many years.
Jodi is a busy mum to their kids and helps teach in the local school. She also provides for the physical and spiritual needs of homeless people and families in difficult situations.