Aaron and Lea Newcomb, first became aware of the reality of human trafficking in the United States in 2007. With a burdened heart and a sense of responsibility they immediately began educating themselves, seeking a way to become a part of the solution. They soon discovered the overwhelming need for long-term victim care for the sexually exploited. Jumping in, they moved from Oklahoma to Surrey, British Colombia to begin serving at an organization that followed a promising long-term care model. After years of research, education and full-time hands on service, the Newcomb's opened Engedi Refuge in Whatcom County, Washington in March of 2013.
To find out more about Engedi Refuge Ministries you can visit their site here.
Teresa is the Director of the Pacific Northwest Region of Healing Hearts
(Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington & Wyoming)
Teresa Rinker has a passion for the gospel of Jesus Christ and bringing His healing, transforming, saving message to others. She has enjoyed serving with Healing Hearts Ministries International, since she herself experienced healing as a post abortive client in1985. Healing Hearts Ministries International is a Gospel centered, grace driven ministry that offers hope and healing in Jesus Christ through God's Word, to people who have been broken by sin. Their Mission is to equip lay leaders in every church using the Gospel of Jesus Christ to bring hope and healing to those who are hurting,by walking them through God’s Word. This is accomplished by upholding the sufficiency of Scripture, confronting hard issues, coming alongside the local church, offering discipleship/counseling materials, prayer and training in small groups, one to one counseling and through our online counseling program.
To find out more about Healing Hearts you can visit their site here.
YWAM:Youth with a Mission
-Eddie and Kelly Vargas
-Josh and Jordan Gustafson
-Ricky and Sandra Turner
Eddie and Kelly are missionaries with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and live in Lynden, Washington in the USA. Prior to serving with YWAM North Cascades, Eddie and Kelly served with YWAM Mazatlán, MX and YWAM Idaho, USA.
Eddie and Kelly Vargas have a heart for the nations and a desire to disciple young people. They know God has called the younger generation to rise up and serve Him and be His voice in these latter days. They are directly involved in the discipleship and mentorship of young Christian adults through teaching, training, counseling, life coaching and serving in helps ministries.
To find out more about YWAM North Cascades please click here.
Jordan and Josh are missionaries with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and live in Lynden, Washington in the USA. They are currently on staff with YWAM North Cascades.
Ricky and Sandra (daughter Sibylle) are missionaries with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and live in Lynden, Washington in the USA. They are currently on staff with YWAM North Cascades.
Avery Tenkley is a missionary with YWAM Strategic Frontiers. In her ministry, Avery, is engaged in discipleship in Colorado Springs and in unreached people groups around the world, partnering with God to heal the broken hearted. She is very passionate about seeing people who don't have access to the gospel find the hope of Jesus Christ."