Jeanine will join Walt in working with historically underserved people groups. Together they will teach and train international partners, including cross-cultural workers, pastors and local leaders, to be more effective in communicating the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Jeanine’s work will include a ministry with women and children to help them overcome social and cultural obstacles. She will teach skills for dealing constructively with the challenges and opportunities of life. From his many years of experience, Walt has been developing and teaching new material to help workers understand and transcend the limits of their own worldview as they seek to make disciples of Jesus Christ.
The couple has a deep passion to increase the longevity of cross-cultural workers and to strengthen their effectiveness and length of service, so that they may transform lives in a holistic way.
“I was an IM missionary working with my husband, Walt, when I left active missionary service in 1993 to meet family obligations,” commented Jeanine. “Now that these obligations are completed, I am returning to serve with Walt. The experiences I’ve had in the meantime have given me more understanding in a variety of areas to equip me to be more effective in this service,” she continued.
When asked why she feels called to this ministry, Jeanine responded, “I will be available to listen to other women in cross-cultural service. I will offer encouragement for families living in countries where demands on women are difficult. As a licensed occupational therapist with years of experience in pediatrics, I may help them to understand their children’s needs from my experience. And I am able to offer hope, as our family is a testimony to what God can do.”
Please join IM in celebrating this new appointment and in praying for Jeanine and Walt as they invite others to join them and “strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. Make level paths for your feet so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.” (Hebrews 12:12-13)
You may send words of encouragement and communicate directly with Jeanine at email@example.com. Learn more about Jeanine on the IM website: http://www.internationalministries.org/teams/112-white.
American Baptist International Ministries is celebrating 200 years of ministry in 2014. Organized in 1814 as the first Baptist international mission agency in America, IM began its pioneer mission work in Burma and today works in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas serving more than 1,800 long-term and short-term missionaries. Its central mission is to help people come to faith in Jesus, grow in their relationships with God and change their worlds through the power of the Holy Spirit. IM works with respected partners in over 70 countries in ministries that meet human need.
American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with over 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.