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Northbrook's supported missionaries

The Pineda family

Originally from Argentina, Mariano and Fanny Pineda, along with their twin sons, serve in Galicia, Spain on the Portuguese trail of the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James). They provide hospitality, soul care, and spiritual formation to people from all over the world who come to Spain on a spiritual pilgrimage 
Mariano can often be found guiding or walking with pilgrims on the trail, engaging in conversation and answering questions about faith and what it means to be a follower of Jesus. Fanny is certified as a spiritual director and offers soul care through one-on-one spiritual direction and leading spiritual retreats. She facilitates spiritual formation for children through the Godly Play program.

Her book, Surprised by Hospitality, is an autobiographical Journey over 15 years of cross-cultural ministry. It is available in the nbBookstore.

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Casa de Pan, hospitality house on The Camino de Santiago in Galicia, Spain

Eric and Mollie Kroner

Eric & Mollie Kroner are from West Bend, Wisconsin and now work in Chad, Africa with TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission). The Swamp Initiative seeks to establish an indigenous, culturally sensitive reproducing community of disciples in each of the main people groups in this region of Chad. In order to achieve this goal, they help with the physical and spiritual needs of the population, building friendships through community development, education, and healthcare programs. Learn more about the work in Chad:

szabolcs kerekes

Szabolcs serves with CRM (Church Resource Ministries) and Barnabas Csoport in Budapest Hungary. CRM empowers leaders to go to the unreached and unchurched, to bring transformation among the poor, and to mobilize the Church for mission…so that disciples are made among the nations.

Szabolcs mentors and trains church planters in evangelism, and leads courses for pastors and youth workers.  He has a ministry to young people in a juvenile detention center, sharing with them about God's love, and discipling those who have received Christ as their savior.

Take a few minutes and watch this video about Barnabas Csoport (the Barnabas Group)

pete and libby myszka

Pete grew up attending Northbrook and has been working with Overland Missions in Zambia since 2010. As chief engineer on the base, he is in charge of logistics and maintaining the warehouse, vehicles, and equipment, as well as going on expeditions into unreached areas.

Libby reaches out to women and children in the nearby villages, teaching music and Bible stories to children, and discipling students who are interested in learning more about God and serving Him. Libby also is an experienced musician and worship leader, and leads worship for the staff at the mission base and at mission-wide conferences.

Melissa Rike

After serving with Cru in the campus ministry for ten years in Macedonia, Chicago, and Slovenia, Melissa made a major shift to a new role in Orlando. She serves on the Leadership Development and Human Resources team for Cru’s Digital Missions department. Cru is dedicated to reaching people with the gospel and building into people spiritually through digital technology. Melissa’s role involves recruiting, staff care, leadership development, communications, and coaching new staff.

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James and elsie gilbert

Brazil is a large country with rich cultural differences, a complex history, and incredible challenges. 
This enriches our sense of the LORD's creativity and beauty, and the greatness of His love for all people, as we minister to children and teens in Brazil. Our gifts and talents are used to equip, encourage, and evangelize. We work on a national level through a network of organizations with hundreds of projects, using internet media, regional training, materials, and campaigns. We also minister on a more local level with teens in our hometown city. 

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