Jeff & Mary Ann Anderson

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Jeff serves as East Asia Regional Coordinator; Children-in-Crisis and Disaster Response Ministries; Mary Ann serves as Intl. Coordinator of Training and Development
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Ministry Beginnings

When we were single, Mary Ann and I met while serving in ministry as counsellors at a Christ-centered residential discipleship program. Our ministry was to drug addicts, homeless, prostitutes, prisoners and the like. After our first year, I continued in this ministry while Mary Ann served for 9 months in Niger, West Africa. When Mary Ann returned from Africa, we both sensed God calling us to commit our lives to serving as a missionaries wherever in the world God would send us. A few months later, we were married and embarked in missions together.

Serving with ACTION

In the mid-80s, we joined ACTION and have been serving in the Philippines up to the present time. During the past 31 years, I have been active in ministries to children-in-crisis and their families and the disaster response ministry. From 2001 to 2009, I served as ACTION Philippine’s field director. I also as the Associate International Director for nine years. I currently serve as the East Asia Regional Coordinator and on four ACTION Task Forces: Children-in-Crisis; Disaster Response; Global Strategic Direction and Integral Missionary Development. In our early years of service, Mary Ann served in publishing and new missionary development. She earned a Bible Certificate through Moody Bible Institute. Since March 2016 she serves as the coordinator for the Integral Missionary Development Task Force.

Looking to the Future

As we consider our future ministry, we are committed to raising the awareness of churches to the needs of children-in-crisis and their families. Our passion is to assist churches and missionaries in developing and sustaining programs to minister to them through equipping, training and networking. As the Lord enables, we desire to mobilize, train and develop new missionaries who will go out into the harvest.

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