EBF Missions


Here are 9 LOCAL EBF MISSIONS that you can get involved with right now!

EBF JAIL TEAM goes into the Thurston County Jail for Bible studies, four times every three months, and into the City Jail monthly.  One-on-one discipling is also needed.  Contact Bill Smith, haggai2421@comcast.net, 360-280-7571.


EBF JUVEY TEAM goes into the county Juvenile Detention to lead a one hour chapel service which includes a game, testimonies, worship and teaching every other month on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00pm-8:00pm.  Contact Shon TenKley, stenkley@ebfolympia.com, 360-352-9044.


EBF English as Second Language folks reach out to help others learn English in a Christ-centered course.  Every Thursday @ EBF at 6:30pm-8:30pm.  Contact Minda Caldwell, minpgacal@gmail.com, 360-943-7156.


CARE NET:  The Care Net Pregnancy Center of Thurston County provides free, limited medical services, education and support to women, men and families facing pregnancy issues.  You can serve in a variety of roles in this Christ-based organization.  Contact them at 360-753-8023 or visit olyloveslife.org.


OLYMPIA UNION GOSPEL MISSION:  This Christian organization in downtown Olympia has a variety of helps ministries to the poor that can use volunteers.  One example: families of low income school children receive fresh produce each Friday after school in its Veg-Out program.  Check out the many volunteer opportunities at www.ougm.org/volunteer.


GREATER OLYMPIA YOUNG LIFE:  Young Life is always seeking caring adults that desire to share Jesus with adolescents, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship and sharing the truth of Christ.  EBF has leaders that serve at the Reeves Middle School Wyldlife club.  Volunteers can also help supply YL outreach clubs with supplies and snacks.  Contact Felicia Van Lierop at 360-451-8397 or  felicia@greaterolympia.younglife.org.


TABLE OF GRACE:  Help is needed every Sunday starting around 3:30 PM at the First Baptist Church to serve and feed “the least of these” brothers and sisters in downtown Olympia.  Contact Pastor Mark Rambo or Freda Spaulding at 360-357-3881 for more information, or just show up!


CEF (CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP):   There are numerous ways you can be involved in the Thurston County CEF ministry.  Serve in Good News Club, a weekly club during the school year that takes place in public schools across Thurston County.  During the summer CEF runs summer 5-Day Club outreaches which take place over the course of a five day period, offering a unique opportunity for children to interact with teenagers who receive training in the Christian Youth In Action program.  Contact Christina Herron at 360-932-5814 or christina.herron@cefofwa.com.


EVERGREEN COLLEGE STUDENTS FOR CHRIST:  Join EBF missionary Jeff & Heather Springer as they lead the college Chi-Alpha outreach and discipleship ministry at Evergreen St. College here in Olympia.  Contact Jeff at 360-888-4332 or jeff@greeners4christ.org


Updated 3/27/19


The Halstead's (Cef)

Tracy, Leng, Timothy and Samuel -

We have been serving with Child Evangelism since Sept 1993. Our mission is to evangelize children, disciple them and establish them in a local church. We focus on unchurched children : through our After School Good News Clubs during the school year and 5-Day Clubs, Day Camps and Fair Ministry during the summer.

We also train and equip our volunteers ( adults and teens ) through Teaching Children Effectively (TCE level 1 & 2 ) programs, Super Saturday Seminars and Christian Youth In Action (CYIA) training camp with our teens.

We partner with local churches in all of these efforts. We also want to bless the local churches with training their children ministry workers as per their requests.

Our approach to financing the ministry: Ask GOD and tell His people.

Our key to “success” : PRAY PRAY PRAY! Thank you Emmanuel Bible Fellowship for your faithful and generous support since 1993!

The Logins (Josiah Venture)

Raimonds, Marta, Amēlija, Naomija, and Matilda -

We are the Logins family living in Riga, the capital of Latvia. We are (Raimonds), and my beautiful and wise wife (Marta) and we have been married for eight years. God has blessed us with three beautiful princess - Amēlija (7), Naomija (4), and Matilda (1,5). We think of ourselves as a creative family. Marta loves everything about photography but mostly pictures of people. The way she looks at people through a camera lens is beautiful. You can see some of the pictures on our family blog at http://musulapa.lv. Raimonds loves creative things as well as he used to work as a web designer. Raimonds is passionate about sports such as volleyball, soccer, CrossFit, and boxing.

In 2013 God called us to full-time ministry. It was a challenging decision, but when you know that God is calling you, the smartest thing to do is to respond to His calling. We work along with Josiah Venture (www.josiahventure.com). The vision is to see a movement of God amongst the youth in Central and Eastern Europe that finds its home in the local church and transforms society. The main role for every missionary is to make disciples who make disciples. This is what we focus on. But there are different tools we try to provide for churches such as Fusion projects, summer camps, leadership training, and now Edge Sports. Our role before was to lead leadership training. We did that for three years. Now we are on a new journey, so, with God’s help, we are starting this new project called Edge Sports Latvija. The goal is to reach young men and women through sports. Marta’s role is huge in this ministry even as she spends most of her time with the girls and managing a TON of things at home. We are together in this, and the dream is that our girls will also become involved in this mission. Our present goal and prayer is that they will know Jesus personally at a young age.

Thank you for being with us in this calling. Thank you for loving Latvia.  

EBF has sent 3 missions teams to Latvia to lead English camps in the last 5 summers.

The Sanchez's (Mission's Door)

Eric, Yoamy, Ruth, and David - 

The Sanchez Family works with Mission's Door with a focus on planting churches among the Lenca Indians of Honduras.  About two decades ago God called us to an area in  western Honduras with almost no Christian churches. This is an area where the indigenous Lenca's live and were in need of hearing the gospel of Christ. Our goal has been to plant churches and develop local leaders in each community. Yoamy, in addition to doing an extraordinary job making sure that everything is working well at home, sometimes, with the children, travels with me to the communities scattered throughout the nearby mountains.  She has approached the Lenca women to share the gospel and create a network of Bible studies with themes of encouragement for their lives. David and Ruth are incorporated helping in different ways, especially in singing and helping to give Bible stories to other children. There are now thirty-two places where the Bible is being preached in homes and in small buildings built for this purpose. The goal is that each Lenca village has a place of testimony for the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.  EBF has sent 4 mission teams to build churches in Honduras in the last 15 years. 

The Najjar's (Pioneers)

Michael, Lesly, Jeremy -

Serving with Pioneers since 2016.  Full time ministry since 2001

We were called to go to the Middle East after having served in Central America for 15 years.  There are three main areas where the Lord has enabled us to minister.

  •        Sharing God’s love with refugees and others who are suffering by building relationships through service opportunities:  This includes children’s programs, massage therapy, youth soccer, and English classes.
  •        Discipleship and Encouragement with believers from non-Christian homes:  Our brothers and sisters who were not raised in Christian homes in the Middle East usually suffer from being ostracized by their families, friends, and work.  Often the church turns its back on them out of fear.  We walk beside them as their family in the faith to help them get through the difficulties in life and grow closer to the Lord.
  •        Exploit unique Spanish language opportunities:  The Lord has opened up opportunities for relationship with Arab Spanish speakers here, as well as some who would like to learn the language.  Also we serve as helpers and go-betweens for the small community of Spanish speaking workers here, helping them make the necessary transitions.

CRU (Campus crusade) Jesus Film

For the last 7 years EBF has partnered with the CRU Jesus Film Project to translate the Jesus Film into numerous different languages!!! The goal of Jesus Film Project is to see that every person on earth has a chance to hear the transforming story of Jesus in their heart language and given the opportunity to respond and grow in that relationship.

 

Jesus film Project works within the body of Christ, contributing to the fulfillment of the Great Commission in three key missional areas:  Translation, Saturation and Innovation.

 

TRANSLATION:  Language production is the heart and soul of Jesus Film Project®. It is our objective to complete a new language version of the classic JESUS for every language group larger than 50,000 speakers.  We also produce companion products like The Story of Jesus for Children and Magdalena.  With an added emphasis on follow-through evangelism, we also produce various films which create new opportunities to proclaim the saving message of Jesus Christ to specific audiences.

 

SATURATION:  Five million churches to reach five billion people!  Relying on God, Cru and over 1,500 partner denominations and ministries we hope to establish one church for every 1,000 people on earth by 2025.  Jesus Film and the Global Church Movements (GCM) division of Campus Crusade for Christ® have united around this goal.  We’ve created a package that includes JESUS film languages, needed equipment, training and supervision to enable a team to start 10 churches or church extensions in four years and provide continuous evangelism for these communities. Jesus Film Project provided 3,000 sets of equipment to partner teams in 2018.

 

INNOVATION:  The world's unreached have skyrocketing access to mobile phones; people all over the earth have instant access to media and are connected like never before in history. This reality presents an incredible opportunity for Jesus Film Project® to leverage its existing library of content through digital distribution over the Internet, accelerating evangelism, discipleship, and church-planting efforts around the globe. The Jesus Film® app is an award-winning, must-have tool in the global missions’ community.  

The Rodriguez's (Hands giving hope)

Marvin, Cristina -

The Rodriguez's have been ministering in Honduras for over 15 years.  They named their ministries Emmanuel Ministries because EBF was the only church out of 3,000 churches they sent a letter to that supported them.  They have been active in planting churches amongst the Lenca Indians.  They also have been active in creating and leading a ministry to feed 700 needy kids in a few of the local schools.  EBF has been big supporters of this feeding ministry over the last 4 years.  In Marvin & Cristina's own words..."We have a team of pastors, leaders, teachers, cookers that are serving and doing a hard work in their own villages and beyond, we thank God for them, we can’t do it without them. They hold services in their places, like 3 times a week, they visit homes, evangelize, baptize, disciple, preach, have a monthly meeting and training beside the work most of them do at the fields to support their families."

The Anderson's (InFaith)

Joe, Lindsey, Jacey, Landon, Luke, Addelyn -

Joe & Lindsey Anderson direct Kids for Christ, Teens for Christ, Homemakers for Christ and serve with Young Life in under-resourced urban communities in Dallas.  Joe and Lindsey also serve as InFaith area coordinators for the state of Texas.  The Anderson's have been supported by EBF for almost 15 years.

During three spring breaks (2017-2019) EBF has sent a team to serve with the Anderson's ministry team in Dallas leading Young Life clubs at High Schools and Middle Schools!!  

The Allen's (Navigators)

Don, Kathy -

EBF has supported Don and Kathy for over 30 years in their ministry to college students in Southern California.  Every Navigator's passion is to help others "to know Christ, make Him known, and help others do the same.  Through small-group Bible studies and Life to Life discipleship, we come alongside people and teach them to be Christ's followers as they study and apply the Word of God to chart their lives.  Then we train them to pass what they have learned on to others.  Don and Kathy primarily serve at Cal State Long Beach but also are involved regionally with other campus leaders and ministries.

The Wolden's (Cadence Military ministry)

Jason, Cindy, Josiah, Lael, Adah -

The Wolden's live in and lead the new Cadence Hospitality House of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM).  They are dependent on your prayers and support to help sustain this disciple making ministry.  

Their aim is to use the platform of their home to see our Active Duty and their families know the Lord, grow in the Lord, and help others repeat that process.  

The Wolden's Friday night is ministry is the key night of ministry as they open their house to soldiers for a dinner, fellowship, worship and bible study.  They also meet with soldiers and spouses throughout the week for counseling, mentoring, discipleship and accountability.  Jason and Cindy met and fell in love while attending EBF!! 

The Melnick's (Chosen People)

Olivier, Ellen -

Olivier was raised in a secular Jewish family in Paris.  After meeting Ellen, his future wife, and reading a book on prophecy that she had given him, Olivier began a search, which led him to belief in Yeshua (Jesus) as his Savior.  Olivier married Ellen and soon after, they settled in the U.S. where they felt an increasing burden to reach Jewish people for Yeshua.  Olivier has a Bacherlor's Degree in Jewish Studies from Moody Bible Institute.  He is a bold evangelist & enjoys communicating God's Word.  His desire is to help Christians understand the Jewish roots of the faith & he hopes to train many to be effective in Jewish outreach.  His passion is to see Jewish people throughout the world receive Yeshua as their promised Messiah.

Olivier is the author of "They Have Conspired Against You", a book on the rebirth of worldwide Antisemitism and how to fight it, as well as the novel, "The Rabbi's Triad", an evangelistic thriller.  he is also a guest commentator on World Net Daily and other websites, including his blog sit on the New Antisemitism.  Olivier serves as the Northwest Regional Director.  He also served on the Board of Directors of Chosen People France.  He and Ellen have two adult children, J.D. and Klaire.  

The Herr's (AWANA)

Kyle, Nancy -

We are Kyle and Nancy Herr the Awana Missionaries to SW WA & the Olympic Peninsula.  We have served in Awana for over 30 years, and as full time missionaries for 19 years.  We serve 165 churches North from King Co. & South to the Columbia River, East from the Cascade Mt., West to the Pacific Ocean including the entire Olympic Peninsula.  We are blessed to be able to support the Awana leaders in their local ministries through trainings, visits, communications and area wide events, such as Bible Quizzing and Awana Games.  We conduct three fall Awana ministry conferences in our region to help leaders become better equipped to serve in their churches and ministry to children and young people from 2-18 years of age. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the Awana ministry in general you can go to www.awana.org to research it.  We can be reached at kyleh@awana.org or nancyh@awana.org

The palmberg's (Navigators)

Dan, Valaura, Chaim, Jadon -

Dan and Valaura have been Navigators in SE Portland for over ten years.  Dan's focus with Navigator Church Ministry has been on building cultures of discipleship in the local church.  Dan partners with a fellow Navigator in working with local and not so local churches in the NW.  Dan spends most of his time however investing in men in the local church with an eye on multiplication.  As a couple, they help hurting couples through a organization called Marriage Team.  They are both faithful to befriend and share the gospel with their neighbors and friends outside the faith.  In the midst of ministry they enjoy each other and their two boys Chaim and Jadon and all that comes with maintaining a healthy family.  Valaura grew up at EBF!! 

The Chambers (Infaith)

Tom, Sandi -

Tom & Sandi Chambers serve in southwest Oregon.  Tom directs the Spanish services at Jackson County Jail, as well as filling-in for the jail chaplain when needed.  Sandi serves on two boards at Fir Point Bible Conference, as well as serving in different capactities at InFaith retreats, summer camps, and conference centers throughout the year.  They are active in helping lead the camp at Fir Point Bible Camp and can be found working on the grounds, in the kitchen and mentoring leaders.  They also meet with people of different ages and ethnic backgrounds, one-on-one for prayer and discipleship.  

We are praying for Tom as he has been diagnosed with cancer and Parkinson's and is currently undergoing radiation treatment.  

The Springer's (Chi Alpha Students for Christ @ Evergreen state college

Jeff, Heather, Thomas, Peter -

Jeff came to know the Lord through the Chi Alpha ministry at Evergreen St. College.  After being mentored by the Chi Alpha director and spending years serving in the ministry after graduation, Jeff became the director of Chi Alpha 5 years ago.  Here is the vision of Chi Alpha at Evergreen..."We are committed to representing Jesus to college students everywhere.  Through worship, fellowship and prayer, we seek to experience Jesus.  Our vision in XA (Chi Alpha) is to see students join God in his mission: to make things right in the world."

Jeff leads a weekly Tuesday night worship and teaching gathering for students on campus.  The Chi Alpha ministry has bible studies, evangelism events on campus, retreats, mission trips and is focused on reaching and discipling students at Evergreen St. College.  

Greater olympia young life

This is from Young Life staff and EBF member Felicia VanLierop...."This picture was taken at our semi-annual all-area High School club.  Some of the leaders are upfront leading in fun Christmas songs, and other leaders are in the crowd singing with kids.  Young Life is all about building trusting relationships with kids, and earning the right to share the gospel.  All 87 of our leaders go out into a world of kids, first by loving them and meeting them where they are at and then pointing them to the trust of Jesus.  Club is our outreach event where we cater the things we do to the "farthest out kid" (which means kids with zero church experience), so we play music they know and play funny games to break down walls.  Then the highlight of our night is when we share a 15 minute message on the gospel.  Over 170 students came and heard the truth of Jesus!"

carenet of olympia

Since 1985, Care Net has been serving the Thurston county area.  We are a pregnancy medical clinic, located on Lilly Rd. in Olympia.  We offer all our services AT NO CHARGE, dur to the generosity of individuals, churches and businesses.  

WE OFFER:

-24/7 helpline

-Pregnancy testing

-First trimester ultrasound

-Pregnancy options information

-Limited STD testing and treatment

-Community referrals

-Baby Boutique for baby supplies

-Parenting education

-Much more!

Visit our website for more information:  www.olyloveslife.org