OUR LONG TERM WORKERS SERVING THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
International Teams is part of a global alliance, serving in many places throughout the world. Check out the International Teams USA website for full details of the many other locations where we serve.
REFUGEE MINISTRIES OVERSEAS
Brian and Christine Cottrell
Brian and Christine have been working in Glasgow, Scotland. In their work with refugees and asylum seekers, they have been involved in teaching English, several drop-in centres, and a local church plant. They have three children, Emily, Melanie and Harry. The Cottrell’s sending church is Chancellor Park Community Church, QLD.
David Field has been working with International Teams in Austria since 2004. At the Oasis Centre, he met with refugees over coffee, helped out in the second hand clothing store, ran bible studies and sought to share the gospel while building relationships with people. He has a deep heart for refugees from the middle east to meet Jesus. David is currently on Home Assignment in Sydney and is praying about returning to join a new team in Western Austria. David’s sending church is Windsor Baptist Church in Sydney, NSW.
Read David’s blog here.
Colin and Rebekah Lyons
Colin and Rebekah joined The Oasis team in Austria at the beginning of 2013. Due to their Visa situation, they spent much of 2013 learning language and culture but hope to now become more involved in the Oasis ministry. They have three children, Lachlan, Elizabeth and Brendan. Their sending church is Christ Community Church in Brisbane.
REFUGEE MINISTRIES IN AUSTRALIA
Sydney Refugee Team, Australia
Linda served among refugees in Innsbruck, Austria from 2005-2011, before returning to Australia to join the Sydney Refugee Team in 2012. Linda is passionate about sharing Christ’s love with refugees from all over the world. Linda’s sending church is Dalby Presbyterian Church, QLD.
Phil and Sandy Jones
Phil Jones commenced serving in Queretaro, Mexico in early 2008. He met his wife Sandy at the local church and they were married in March 2010. Phil is deeply passionate about Jesus’ command to make disciples. After working with the local church in youth and young adult ministry for his first term of service, Phil, together with his wife Sandy are now seeking to reach out to university students in Queretaro through RenovArte Cafe, which opened its’ doors in November 2010. They have two children Romi and Joshua. The Jones’ sending church is Balwyn Gospel Chapel, Melbourne.
Read Phil’s blog here.
John and Kathy Harris
Europe Regional Office, Netherlands
John and Kathy Harris are serving in the Europe Regional Office. They are involved in teaching and ministry to pastors, students and missionaries throughout Europe. They have two sons, Andre and Dane and they love being an integral part of the ministry team at Thousand Hills International Church. The Harris’ sending churches are Wattle Park Chapel in Victoria and Taringa Baptist Church, Qld.
Stephen and Sarah
End Slavery, Spain
End Slavery Spain is an embryonic ministry seeking to partner with local churches and NGOs to bring hope and justice to people in forced prostitution in Spain. Stephen and Sarah have been laying strong foundations for this ministry since 2011 with a view to starting a ministry in early 2014. During this time they have adapted to the language and culture, developed networks with Christian churches, agencies and NGOs in this field of exploitation, as well as gain a greater understanding of these issues through Stephen’s doctoral research. They have recently had a baby girl. Stephen and Sarah will be on Home Assignment in Australia from August 2013 until March 2014, and are available to speak at your church or homegroup.