Marv and Delores moved to Yakima in June of 1986 to assist the American Missionary Fellowship in their Hispanic outreach in the Yakima Valley. This eventually led them into jail ministry and for the past 22 years Marv has been the Administrative Chaplain for the Yakima County Department of Corrections in the County Jail. Until recently, they have been active in the West Side Church, and are currently assisting a rural church in the area. In the year 2000, due to AMF’s age restriction, the Coles connected with Sent To Serve Ministries, Inc. to continue what they have been doing all of these years.
Sent to Serve Ministries, Inc.
Doug and Maribeth Steward
Doug joined the Luis Palau Association in 1979 and serves as the vice president of communications and as executive producer. His responsibilities include overseeing the production of 3 daily radio programs (2 in Spanish and one in English) and video production to support outreach efforts and an occasional TV special. He also helps with the live festival production (staging, sound, TV screens and streaming the festival on the internet) along with the program content of our evangelistic festivals.
Steve and Cathy serve with International Network for Leadership Development (Crossroads Bible Church, Bellevue, WA) as church planters in the city of Ponferrada, northern Spain. They have also initiated a new work in the city of Astorga. Previous to Spain they served 8 years in Honduras with Camino Global.
Their three children (Christy, Peter, and Rebekah) grew up on the mission field and now reside in Tyler TX, Fredericksburg VA, and Cleveland OH respectively.
Gary ministers at SETECA (Central American Theological Seminary) in Guatemala City, teaching Bible (for 39 years) to undergrads and grad students, and editing the 140-page twice-yearly theological journal Kairós (now in its 27th year). Esperanza is from Colombia. Her ministry focuses on evangelism and discipleship. She leads two weekly Bible studies attended mostly by Catholics, and directs Club 3:16, a monthly evangelistic ministry to the poor in our neighborhood.
For more information, go to: www.seteca.edu and Club 3:16 on Facebook.
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