Rosedale International is focused on igniting church planting movements in least-reached areas of the world. Because of this, most of RI’s work is in locations where the church has not yet taken root and the ground is often hard – trusting the Lord of the Harvest to bring growth.
Tom (Asia Regional Director) and Candice (Member Care Provider) oversee the work of the RI team in Thailand and two sister teams of local workers in Asia. They mentor the teams and seek ways to disciple individuals in Bangkok as well as those who have relocated to neighboring countries. Tom is a Bible teacher and chaplain in a local international school and Candice is an adult ESL teacher and refugee tutor. Both are refugee advocates for displaced Pakistani people in Bangkok.
Jacob, Karly, and family lives in Pattaya, Thailand where they are establishing a new branch of 58:12 Global – an organization that serves the community by rebuilding, restoring, and reuniting broken families. Pray for provision and guidance as they step out in faith and bring God’s love to the city.
Jacob and Danielle live in Bangkok as a part of RI’s team in Thailand. Jacob is an English teacher and Danielle works at home with their daughters, Ellie and Zoe. They continue to learn the language and culture, and desire to use their unique gifts to share Jesus with Thai Buddhists in creative, meaningful, and lasting ways.
During her two-year internship, Courtney will provide childcare for an RI family in Bangkok, focus on language and cultural learning, and build relationships with peers and neighbors. She will also assist in teaching and outreach to the children of Cambodian migrants and Pakistani refugees.
This team works cross-culturally in their own country to disciple leaders and facilitate church planting within Hindu communities. Elias shares the gospel with villagers in his area. Liton works with two hostels—one for students from a Christian background and one for Hindu-background boys—and has many opportunities to mentor and disciple them. Bindu and Hiralal encourage an emerging movement of believers in various northwestern cities.
This group of men works primarily in the south of the country to disciple seekers and new believers who live in small, mostly unreached, villages. These men are farmers and day laborers who have banded together to do this work. One team member has moved to a city in the north and is initiating work there. RI helps to mentor and encourage this group through periodic visits, seminars, calls, and messages.
Maretta and Phil are sent by Allensville Mennonite Church and RI to live in Malaga, Spain. They partner with local evangelical churches and institutions to encourage and facilitate efforts to mature and multiply disciples.
This family has been living and serving in Burgos, Spain for 15 years. They have invested in the youth and young families at their church, Comunidades Unidas Anabautistas, and in the surrounding community through an English academy. As they move into a leadership role in the church, they desire to see their fellowship mature in discipleship, and cast vision to send new church planters to the surrounding communities.
This family collaborates with two organizations in Vigo, Spain to serve the most disadvantaged by bringing food, clothing, and spiritual nourishment to their lives through personal evangelism. They also support the teaching of the word in the local church and give art and sewing workshops within the organization, strengthening new relationships with other cultures.
He works on agricultural development projects – mainly advising and working alongside local dairy farmers. She started a small exporting business that employs local women who sell their handmade rugs. Both projects allow this couple to build relationships with those they work with. They are excited to continue growing and reaching people in their area.
This family has a local business. Through this platform and other local connections, they seek to find people who are interested in studying the Bible. Their desire is to see a movement to Jesus among an unreached minority people group.
This worker serves as an educator for another family who works with Rosedale International in the Mediterranean. She is also studying the local dialects and using her degree in education as a resource for parents and teachers in her community while pointing locals to Jesus.
This family will live and work in the Mediterranean Region, seeking to bring the Kingdom of God to the least-reached. They will spend the first year of their assignment focusing on cultural adaption and language acquisition, with the eventual goal of partnering with other RI workers to provide a safe living environment for vulnerable women.
This family lives in a rural location learning local culture, praying, meeting people, and building connections for future work. They plan to start a business which supports economies in remote locations, while sharing the eternal freedom that Jesus’ life and words offer to Muslims there.
This worker is focused on seeing the church established among those who have not yet heard the gospel. He is researching opportunities which provide permanent residence while studying the indigenous language of a remote people group.
This couple seeks to glorify God by loving and serving their community. They lead a small group of believers and seekers and serve in an anti-human trafficking organization. He is an English teacher and she runs the organization.
This family is building relationships in a strategic urban center and discipling local believers to one day carry the gospel throughout the city and surrounding areas. They are also working at developing a business that would provide work for local believers.
In partnership with RI, this worker serves on a Pioneers team in the Mediterranean Region. Her two-year term is focused on learning language and understanding local culture. After this initial phase of language and cultural learning, she plans to use her social work training to help displaced, marginalized people in the region and nurture multiplying movements of believers.
East & West Africa
Devin serves in West Africa where he previously lived during a two-year internship. He is part of a multi-agency mission team that proclaims the gospel to unreached people groups in that region. From an urban base, he travels to more remote villages to share Jesus while undertaking economic development projects.
This family is part of a team that works to plant churches and cultivate regenerative agriculture in their country’s capital city. Their business focuses on land restoration through raising livestock. Their goal is to provide jobs for local believers and to create a platform for discipleship and outreach.
North & Latin America
Angel, Sydney, and daughter Isabella live in Manta, Ecuador. They are sent by Shiloh Mennonite Church and RI, and work with the Shekinah Foundation, a ministry operated by Iglesia Evangélica Menonita Ecuatoriana. Among other responsibilities, they provide spiritual care for at-risk children and the staff at the Foundation and coordinate human resources.
Working with World Evangelization for Christ, this couple is living in an immigrant neighborhood in a Canadian city. They desire to reflect the love of God with a focus on newcomers who have not heard the Good News. He teaches English as a Second Language part-time and also works with area churches. She is involved in the community and works for an organization that ministers to the Afghan/Persian world.
As Covenant Workers with RI, this family visits, prays, and shares the message and love of Jesus Christ among an unreached people group scattered throughout North America. The people do not yet have the Bible available in their language, so the family is seeking out people of peace to help with an oral Bible translation.