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Kevin and Lauren met in 1999 at a church's Student Ministry in North Georgia. Eight years later, in August of 2007, they married. God has blessed them with four children: Hudson (10/21/08), Riley (2/3/2010), Piper (6/23/11), Aiden (5/21/13), and Haddon (5/4/15)
Lauren is a full-time wife and mother. Kevin has a Bachelor's Degree in Christian Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's Leavell Bible College and is currently working on a Master of Theological Studies from Reformed Baptist Seminary. He has served in vocational ministry for 9 years in various ways. Kevin serves as the Lead Planter/Pastor of Redeeming Grace Church in Arlington, MA.
Paul Davidson and MacKenzie Davidson met while at Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX in 2005. They were married on Aug 26th, 2006 and then moved to Naples, Italy in Dec of 2007. In Naples, they served the local churches through discipling young adults, developing partnerships among Italian and U.S. churches, and hosting many evangelistic short-term teams. In 2010, they returned to the U.S. to plant REVO church in Winston-Salem, NC where Paul served as the mission pastor for 3 years. In 2013, Paul took a vision trip to Salerno, Italy to learn more about church planting. In 2014, he led a short-term team from REVO to work with Nuova Vita in Salerno, Italy, and shortly afterwards the Davidson family began the process of moving back to Italy.
Paul and MacKenzie now have 2 kids, Lily, 5 and Caleb, 3. We moved to Salerno in May of 2015 to work specifically with Nuova Vita church in the area of young adult ministry and church planting. Beginning in 2015, the Davidson’s are developing a 10 year plan to see thousands of young adults and university students come to know Christ through the work of the local church. At the university of Salerno there are approximately 50,000 university students. We currently know of two students that have accepted this Gospel of grace.
Jonathan Prudhomme lives and serves in Bologna, Italy as a student minister for Nuova Vita church. He disciple students in the context of the local church so that they can be made into mature believers that can share the gospel and disciple others into the local church.
For the past two years, he has served with Cru in Bologna. However, this past year, the Lord has shown him in his word the importance of the local church. He started seeing the absolute necessity for students in Italy to not only hear the gospel, but to see it lived out in the context of the church body. He saw the need for them to hear solid preaching of God's word in their own language, for them to be a part of a church's small group bible study, for them to pray in community with their church for their friends, and for them to be pastored by gifted men who understand their context.
Trey and Kiki Adams are both from Georgia (Trey from the south and Kiki from north Atlanta), and have worked with Mission to the World in Thailand for just over 3 years now. In their first term, Trey was the pastor of New City Fellowship Church in Bangkok, Thailand, and the team leader for Mission to the World in the Bangna area of Bangkok. Their daughter, Abigail, was born in February of 2015 and is definitely the MVP of their little missionary family!
They currently live in Chiang Mai, which is the second largest city in Thailand. Kiki works with The Well, a member-care organization that specializes in the counseling and care of hurting missionary families, providing care on the field in order to keep missionaries from having to leave. Trey is networking with ministries and churches in the hopes of partnering with national leaders to plant churches to unreached Thai communities in northern Thailand.
Foster is from Starkville, MS and Laura is from Tupelo, MS. They were married in 2010 and moved to Oxford where Laura began law school at the University of Mississippi and he worked for a local general contractor. They had always supported missions financially and prayerfully, but then felt God calling them to the mission field at the end of 2012. They joined staff with Campus Crusade's Italian entity, Agape Italia, in 2013 and moved to Italy in 2014.
They live in Bologna, Italy, which is home to the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the world. They meet and minister to college students on a campus of 80,000 students of which only less than 1% are professing Christians.
Justin and his high school sweet-heart, now wife of 12 years, are currently living in Salerno, Italy planting a church in the historic city center. They moved to Salerno in 2008 with their two young children. Since then, they have added two more children. Their home is never dull, rarely quiet, and lots of fun. They also have a golden retriever named Toby and live in an apartment in the city center of Salerno, which makes for some cozy living quarters.
After originally moving to work on the university campus nearby, Justin’s roles changed as it became evident to many that, as much as the role on campus was important, unless there was a like-minded church to connect students to, it would be hard to sustain their efforts longterm. After spending 2011 in the states for some training, they returned to Salerno with the sole prayer and mission to plant a gospel-centered church. The name of the church is “Nuova Vita”, which means “New Life”. They desire to see Italians’ passion for life be transformed into lives changed by the gospel of grace, and to bless the city they are called to. They are working with a network of churches around Italy and the world called Acts 29.
JS lives in the Horn of Africa working with an unreached Muslim people group, the Arundo, that live as refugees due to danger and unrest in their homeland. The Arundo are one clan of many among their people and are known as the outcasts and downtrodden. Even though they are looked down upon, they have great pride in who they are and where they come from. They speak a language that is unique to their clan which has only been written in the last several years. Living among cultures and people that are foreign to them, they do whatever it takes to survive while longing to return to the place that they love. JS and her teammates are living among them in a neighboring country. She is hoping to use her training as a pharmacist to maintain access to these people who have been unreachable for so long.