At Covenant we are blessed with many dedicated missionaries, and we support numerous long-term missionaries, both in the U.S. and in other countries. In addition to the financial support Covenant provides to missionaries, we also can provide support by:
- Writing a card, letter or e-mail. Include family and church news (missionaries like to have a taste of home!).
- Sending a birthday card and/or gift, reading missionary newsletters (contact the missionary directly to be included on their newsletter distribution) and praying.
- Becoming an advocate for their mission work within Covenant.
- Helping to create fellowship for the missionaries in the field or while on home visits.
- Helping to determine resources needed in the field and helping to equip the missionaries.
- Patricia Caroom, e3 Partners
- Terry Cole, Street Youth Ministry
- Skip Crowe, Search Ministries
- Nico and Pam Daams, Wycliffe Bible Translators—South Pacific
- Don Davis, Faculty Ministry
- Daniel and Karen Evans, Navigators
- Chris Fisher, East Austin Young Life
- Allen and Julie Weeks, Austin Voices for Education and Youth
Patricia Caroom is a member of our sister church in Austin, New Covenant Fellowship. She is the regional director of Eastern Sudan for e3 Partners, leading evangelism teams in several different countries. Some Covenant members have traveled to Zambia with Patricia. Pray for her safety, energy and effectiveness as she undertakes a demanding schedule.
Patricia’s birthday is Jan. 13, and the anniversary of her ministry is January 1999. You can contact Patricia at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up for her newsletter at web.me.com/patricia.caroom or send her mail at:Patricia Caroom
1402 Ridgecrest Street
Austin, TX 78746
Terry Cole is a Covenant member. Street Youth Ministry focuses on street-dependent youth in Austin. Terry works on the streets of Austin to know, counsel, assist and witness to about 100 street dependent men and women, ages 17 to 25, each month. Terry primarily works around the “Drag” area, west of the University of Texas campus. He has volunteered with homeless youth since 2003.
Street Youth Ministry, founded in 2008, works in partnership with Lifeworks Street Drop-in Center and many local churches. The ministry provides direct services (food, clothing, access to medical and dental, and sound counseling) to street-dependent youth to help them survive. SYM also offers Christian witness and discipleship to see the lives of street youth transformed. Individuals and groups from the community have numerous opportunities to volunteer. Visit streetyouthministry.org and click the “Get Involved” tab to learn more. Terry provides community education on how to better understand and help homeless youth by speaking to groups and individuals.
Terry’s birthday is Aug. 30, and the anniversary of his full-time ministry is August 2008. You can contact Terry at email@example.com or 512-453-2650
Skip and Jane Crowe are Covenant Presbyterian Church members. Search Ministries is a not-for-profit, self-fundraising, para-church ministry headquartered in Baltimore, Md. Skip has been involved for 20 years with Search (the first 16 years as a board member and the last four years serving as Austin staff). Search Ministries is a targeted ministry, serving the west Austin community through respectful evangelism and rich discipleship while assisting believers in reaching their individual spheres of influence with the most important message ever imagined.
Skip’s birthday is Aug. 12, and his wedding anniversary with Jane is Nov. 26. The anniversary of the ministry is January 2004. You can contact Skip at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-657-3249; or send him mail at:Skip Crowe
6800 Austin Center Blvd., #1452
Austin, TX 78731
Nico, from the Netherlands, and Pam, a Houston native, have worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators since 1977, originally with Polynesian groups in the Solomon Islands and Micronesia. They now lead a team of people working in various projects across the Pacific, from French Polynesia to Papua New Guinea. The increasing focus is on recruiting, training and encouraging Pacific Islanders, so Bible translation work can continue in coming generations. Nico and Pam use Melbourne as a base but travel extensively in the Pacific.
Pam’s birthday is June 30, and Nico’s birthday is Aug. 12. Their ministry anniversary is July 1977. You can contact the Daamses at email@example.com, or send them mail at:Nico and Pam Daams
3/52 Metery Rd, Eltham VIC 3095 Australia
Don Davis is a Covenant Presbyterian Church member. Don’s calling is to engage in faculty ministry in Texas. The purpose is to work with individual faculty members to establish fellowships of Christian faculty members who can influence their universities for Christ. Don’s work is through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Campus Crusade for Christ.
Don’s birthday is Aug. 15, and the anniversary of his ministry is June 2005. You can contact Don at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-476-5028; or send him mail at:Don Davis
706 Harris Avenue
Austin, TX 78705
Daniel and Karen Evans reach out to international students attending the University of Texas, Austin. They lead two groups: International Women’s Club, which meets on Monday mornings; and a Friday night English class for Chinese students. During the week, they meet with students one-on-one for Bible study. If you have a desire to work with internationals, there are several opportunities to serve with Daniel and Karen. Contact them if you are interested.
Daniel’s birthday is June 16, and Karen’s birthday is Sept. 2. They have two children: Nathan, born July 16, and Abby, born Oct. 6. Daniel and Karen’s wedding anniversary is April 13, and the anniversary of their ministry is October 2002. You can contact Daniel at email@example.com, or send the couple mail at:Daniel and Karen Evans
12507 Wistful Cove
Austin, TX 78729
Young Life brings the good news of Jesus Christ into the lives of adolescents with an approach that is respectful of who kids are and hopeful about who they can be. Young Life aims to make a difference in the kids’ lives by introducing them to adults who care about kids in their community. Young Life leaders are adults who share hope, fun and lasting friendships with kids.
Chris Fisher is the director for the East Austin area Young Life, where much of the local work is focused. Find out more about Young Life at austin.younglife.org.
You can contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org or send him mail at:Young Life
P.O. Box 204264
Austin, TX 78720
Allen and Julie Weeks are Covenant Presbyterian Church members and missionaries in east Austin. While living and working in the St. John neighborhood, they focus on improving healthcare, education and family life for local residents and work to empower neighbors to improve their own lives through training leaders. The Weekses direct the annual HopeFest family event at Reagan High School. Allen also serves as a consultant for AISD on community engagement.
Both Allen and Julie have served overseas as missionaries—Allen in evangelism and teaching, and Julie in nursing. Covenant members are welcome any time to come visit and learn how they can help in St. John. Learn more about Austin Voices for Education and Youth at austinvoices.org.
Allen’s birthday is Oct. 23, and Julie’s birthday is April 6. They have two children: Ashley, born Nov. 7, and Ryan, born March 6. The anniversary of the Weekses’ ministry together is July 2004. You can contact Allen at email@example.com or 512-653-4935; contact Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-797-4847. You can also send them mail at:Allen and Julie Weeks
7302 Meador Avenue
Austin, TX 78752