|Ben and Michelle Dunlap|
Longview WA. 98632
Thanks for checking us out; we are the Dunlap’s new missionaries to the Republic of Congo.
We are thrilled to begin our itineration this summer (2010) and are looking forward to traveling throughout our Ministry Network telling churches and people about the things God is doing in the Congo. We hope to meet many of you as we set out to build our support team.
Michelle and have ministered in the Northwest Ministry Network for the past 7 years as:
- Children's Pastors at Christian Life Center in Port Orchard, WA.
- Youth and Associate Pastors at Mountain View Christian Center in Ridgefield, WA.
- And as the Youth Pastor at Kelso First Assembly in Kelso, WA.
Michelle and I grew up together at Kelso First and attended Kelso High School. In 2002 we both graduated from Central Bible College and came back to Washington to get married and begin our ministry. Michelle has taught school for the past 7 years and has faithfully assisted me in the ministry. She is a wonderful teacher and I clearly see that God has gifted her with this ability.
We have always known that Africa would someday be our home and we have anxiously waited for this moment for many years. In April of 2007 I received my ordination and it was at this time we felt the Lord giving us the green light to begin the process of applying for AGWM. In March of 2009 we took a trip to Chad Africa with Bill and Sonia Shaw to experience a real taste of Missionary life. I will never forget the overwhelming presence of God as Michelle and I stood before a group of the first bible school students in this country. It was in that moment I heard the Lord say to me “This is what I have called you to do.” Upon our return home the World Missions Committee Members of our Network granted our approval to begin the long process of applying with the Assemblies of God World Missions. On Wednesday, April 7, 2010, Michelle and I were granted official approval from the Executive Members of the World Missions Department.
It’s been a wonderful experience to minister as a pastor in our fine Network and we now look forward to serving as Northwest Ministry Network Missionaries!
We look forward to meeting you!Sincerely,
Ben & Michelle Dunlap