BUD & CAROLYN
Mission Administration, Women’s Ministries, Humanitarian Aid, Orphanages, and Entrepreneurial Development for churches to become self-supporting.
FRUIT FROM OUR MINISTRY
With others we have started 3 churches: 2 in Jacksonville and 1 in Russia, co-founded Women for Christ in 1987, and co-founded East West Ministries in 1993. God has blessed the ministry to the extent it is now ministering in 18 countries with a staff of over 60 nationals and expatriates. God has enabled East West to train thousands of men to start churches in their countries and to date over 8,000 churches have been established, often with the help of short-term evangelism trips from America. East West has significant humanitarian aid, orphanage, and social need ministries in over 28 countries and in particular Russia. In Russia alone we have a training ministry to over 1000 women throughout the country as well as MOPS, Al-Anon, Awana, and Crisis Pregnancy Centers. The Mission of East West Ministries is to evangelize and train nationals to start and establish grace oriented, multiplying churches.
For us, specifically, since 1994, we have had the blessing of being personally and directly involved in establishing 16 different ministry initiatives in Voronezh, Russia. These started with 2 training centers that have trained over 60 men resulting in approximately 35 new churches in Voronezh city and region. While this was happening, God has used numerous short-term evangelism campaigns to help start churches in the area as well as evangelistic outreaches in orphanages, universities, and prisons. Over these years we have been able to train, disciple, mentor and empower nationals that have developed work in 10 orphanages, feeding programs for the elderly and orphans, nursing care for old ladies, drug and alcohol rehab programs, Christian TV programs, aided several Christian entrepreneurs in starting businesses that can help support their churches, and started a small revolving loan fund to finance Christian businessmen.