Monroe Church Sends Missionaries to the World

March 01, 2003 | Debbie Beierle

Monroe, Wash., members gathered for an emotional farewell vespers for two families leaving for mission work in foreign countries.

The Bartel family, John and Sue with children, Steven and Sarah, accepted the challenge of self-supporting mission work in Granada to establish an Adventist television station there.

The Christensen family, Fred and Julie with children, Jenna and Erik, felt led to accept a position in Guam. Fred will be working for Adventist World Radio and will be in charge of maintaining the extensive radio equipment.

Last year, the Monroe members said farewell to Joe and Melody McWilliam, who embarked on a self-supporting mission experience to Guyana where they are working in a remote village. •