Euclide Mugisho fled from the Democratic Republic of Congo after being abducted from his village in his twenties. He went to Bible school in Kenya, where he was refugee for four years and afterward served under Heidi and Rolland Baker in Mozambique for five years. He went back to Congo in 2007 when he finished his degree in Community Development and married his wife Lilian. They have two children and serve as the head pastors of Nouvelle Communaute d'Esperance in Congo. Euclide speaks 9 languages and enjoys reading on his spare time. He has a secret (well, maybe not so secret anymore) affinity for wrestling.
Amethyst Roth started working overseas at age 17. Her passion started when she was 14 and wanted to work in frontline journalism. It evolved overtime into social justice and community development later when she saw how powerless people are impacted by forces that they can't control. Amethyst has a bachelors degree in journalism and a masters degree in international development. She is an ordained minister through Pray-Tell Ministries. Her philosophy is that people should play as hard as they work. She loves dancing, blogging and making music on her spare time. She also likes to work up a good sweat doing HIIT training.
Melanie Brodsky has worked with Christian organizations since her youth. She is a worship leader and musician who frequently travels with her husband, Jared to lead worship at conferences, retreats and other events. She has a bachelors degree in education and has traveled to numerous countries throughout Africa, Europe and South America on short-term and extended trips. They have one child and live in Central Florida. Melanie enjoys doing outdoor activities like running, swimming and cycling on her spare time.
Jean Ngirwe fled from Congo (DRC) in 2001 with his wife Eva, after the war hit their village killing many people in their family. They walked more than 1,200 kilometers from Congo to Kenya where they became war refugees. Through a series of miraculous events, they were selected from a lottery to get refugee visa to the U.S. They are now citizens of the U.S. and have their own non-profit called Void Filling Empowerment, Inc. which helps build sustainable churches in the African Great Lakes Region. They currently live in Wisconsin with their four daughters and visit Africa as frequently as possible.
Clarence Tedrow works with people in the criminal justice system and suffering from addiction. Clarence also works to educate men to sustain healthy relationship and reduce violence against women. Clarence has a passion for those who suffer from trauma and have found unhealthy ways of coping with the pain. Clarence and Sheree have 4 children (now young adults).
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