Foreign Missions

We long for God to be rightly known and glorified for His marvelous attributes in all the world. We believe that the culmination of missions, whether cross-cultural or local, is the joyful worship of God amongst people who in times past rejected and ignored His rule. Thus, we aim to support individuals and families who serve as vocational missionaries in the work of evangelism and discipleship. We do so by providing substantial financial and prayer support and by mutual accountability. Moreover, we aim to create and support new initiatives for the proclamation of the Gospel. Through training and by example we desire for all in our fellowship to be actively involved in the fulfillment of Christ’s Great Commission to the Church.

At the bottom of the page, documents are provided for those interested in being supported by BCLR as career and short-term missionaries as well as members of the local BCLR body to be informed about the current missions policy.

Meet Our Missionaries

Rod and Pam Kinch

Bogotá, Colombia

The Kinches have been translating the New Testament for the Yurutí people since 1973. They are continuing the process of completing the Yurutí New Testament, focusing on having several of the villages and clan groups complete “read-throughs” of each of the approved books prior to publication. “Read-throughs” are currently being conducted in Puerto Loma and Tiger Waterfalls. Rod and Pam are also involved in helping the Yurutí believers construct a chapel in the village of Consuelo. The chapel in the village of Puerto Loma was completed last year. They have two married children, Paul and Debbie, and have 7 grandchildren.

Blake and Claire Scheideman

Pretoria, Republic of South Africa

Blake and Claire Scheideman have been serving in Pretoria, South Africa since the spring of 2019. They serve alongside Britt Makhanya and Sarah Ray at Living Hope church and 1Hope Ministries. Together they are passionate about hospitality and enjoy leading a small group with Britt and Khani Makhanya. Blake serves as the church administrator, oversees the Young Adults ministry, helps with the deacons, and helps coordinate the members' serving. Claire is involved in overseeing the Muphamuzi baby home interns, discipling women, and in teaching English as a second language.

Blake is also excited about helping with planning and administration for the African Bible Training Center which was started by the church. The goal of ABTC is to equip local church leaders and members with foundational theological knowledge. They currently have classes in Biblical and Systematic theology and are moving towards equipping other local pastors to replicate these courses and establish other training centers around Southern Africa.

Herb & Ruth Lyon

Nepal and India

Herb and Ruth Lyon rejoice that while they are stateside due to COVID, they are still able to offer encouragement and counsel to those in Kenya, India, and Nepal. In spite of the COVID virus, classes for training pastors and church leaders are still going on. Some are holding classes virtually while others are meeting in person. "A virus cannot stop God from working His plan and we are so glad that we can be a part of His working."

Carlos & Lori Montoya

Siguatepeque, Honduras

The Montoya family have faithfully served in Honduras since January 9, 2001 (20 years).  Carlos leads a pastoral training center in the city of Siguatepeque called MEDA, focused on training pastors and lay church leaders through Bible conferences and a seminary that offers the Latin American world a Master’s in Divinity degree.  He also serves as an elder at Betania Baptist church, regularly teaching through books of the Bible. Carlos and his wife, Lori, have seven children, and 5 grandchildren.

Wayne & Carol Mack

Pretoria, Republic of South Africa

Dr. Wayne and Carol Mack are with Strengthening Ministries Training Institute (SMTI). Wayne teaches courses in biblical counseling in Pretoria, South Africa. Wayne also pastors Lynnwood Baptist Church along with his son-in-law, Pastor Sybrand DeSwardt. He also is involved in counseling and supervising other counselors for membership in the Association of Biblical Counselors and is developing literature for use in churches and for Christian individuals.  Carol regularly teaches women’s Bible study groups, counsels, speaks at women’s conferences, and assists Wayne in many aspects of his ministry.

Visit the Mack’s website: Strengthening Ministries International

Britt & Khani Makhanya

Pretoria, Republic of South Africa

Khani and Britt are on the Board of Directors of 1Hope4Africa where Britt is the manager of 1Hope4Africa’s Muphamuzi Baby Home (MBH). MBH is a place of safety that cares for orphaned, abandoned, and vulnerable babies until they are reunited with their biological family, placed into foster care, or adopted.

Britt also works as the administrator for the African Bible Training Centre (ABTC). ABTC is a training centre that equips students to know their Bibles better and to be able to take what they have learned in the course to build up their churches, thus strengthening churches in Pretoria and beyond. The courses Systematic Theology and Biblical Theology are offered to pastors, church members, men interested in attending seminary in the future, and lay leaders.

Britt also works with Living Hope Church with administrative responsibilities and Khani co-leads one of the church's midweek Bible studies. They are also both actively involved in the church's young adults ministry and the children’s ministry.

Sarah Ray

Pretoria, Republic of South Africa

Sarah serves full-time with Living Hope Church in Pretoria, South Africa. Her primary role is in women’s discipleship, but she also helps with administrative tasks, children’s ministry, young adults’ ministry, and ladies’ ministry. Sarah is the Director of Interns for 1Hope Ministries where she disciples ladies who come (often from overseas) to serve for several months at the Muphamuzi Baby Home. Sarah is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling under Dr. Wayne Mack at Strengthening Training Ministries Institute in Pretoria. She enjoys spending much of her time using God’s Word to disciple and counsel women in knowing and loving Him more in their day-to-day lives.

Dave & Amy Temple

Lilongwe, Malawi

The Temples are serving with Central African Preaching Academy (CAPA) in Lilongwe, Malawi, where Dave is training pastors in a seminary. CAPA is a new ministry whose goal is to train pastors to preach the Bible. CAPA’s motto is simple and modeled after Ezra 7:10: “training pastors to study, practice, and preach God’s Word.” Part of the unique challenge in this African setting is the influence of the prosperity gospel as it has mixed with the African superstitious worldview. Biblical illiteracy is rampant, and textual faithfulness is sparse.