Global Outreach

“All over the world the Gospel is bearing fruit and growing.” (Colossians 1:6) 


Gateway is privileged to be a part of sending missionaries all over the world. We have a history of supporting missionaries, beginning with the Oran Bell family, soon after the church was established in 1953. Our desire is to partner with those who cross cultural lines to share the Gospel where God has called them. We support ministries in our local communities and our northwest region, as well as countries throughout the world. Their ministries are as varied as their locations, but all are serving the same Lord and desire to be used to further His kingdom. 


You can partner with our missionaries! It is a joy to participate in ministries in many parts of the world through our partnership with missionaries. They are our hands and feet as we support them financially and prayerfully each month. Current prayer requests may be found on our Weekly Prayer Update. Contribute to their support by marking your gift for our Missions Budget, which is separate from the church’s General Fund. (You can view the 2016 missions budget here.)

Gateway loves Nicaragua

Gateway began sending short-term teams to Central America in 2002 to encourage the national believers and provide resources for them to reach out into their communities. The needs in Nicaragua are great, both physically and spiritually. Our teams have assisted nationals in building church buildings and hosted outreach events for children. Since 2007, we have also provided resources and assistance to give vocational training to impoverished young men. Our brochure will give you an overview of our work in Nicaragua. 


We regularly send teams to work in Nicaragua. Our next trip to Nicaragua is scheduled for February 21 - March 6, 2017.


For more information about traveling with us to Nicaragua contact the chair of our Missions's Committee, Jackie Miller.

Our Missionaries

To visit a missionary's profile page on the website of their sending agency simply click on their name.

  • Rod & Jackie Allen have been serving in Argentina for many years. Gateway has supported them since 2010. Both Rod and Jackie wear many hats. Rod directs and teaches at the seminary in Salta, and writes Biblical commentaries. He also oversees a compassion ministry, guiding people through the maze of medical appointments and decisions. Jackie oversees the conference center grounds where they have their home and helps with ministry to women in area churches. Their three adult children are all living in the U.S. either working or going to school. 

  • Leo Calva is Ecuadorian and his wife, Lourdes, is from Mexico. Their challenge was to begin a church in a city Loja of 500,000 with 0.01% of believers and an aggressive Catholic church. They developed a team, including Leo’s brother, James, and his wife and, in a short time, established Mustard Seed Church. As their ministry has grown through the years, they have reached into neighboring communities to begin Bible studies, host health fairs, and provide special events for children. As a result, God has richly blessed the outreach with newly established churches. They have also become a sending base for short-term teams to serve other areas of South America. The Calvas have one son, Pablo.

  • Mel & Patty Davis and their children went to Slovenia in Eastern Europe in 1991 just as the country became independent from the former Yugoslavia. Evangelicals comprise only a minute percentage of the population. The Davises immediately recognized the need for Biblical resources in the Slovene language. In addition to translation of study materials, they also translated a hymnbook and established a Christian magazine. They are very active in the local church, teaching and leading in choir and other musical outreaches. Their children are now adults and ministering in the U.S.

  • Rob & Laura Evans - Mexico

    Rob & Laura Evans were neighbors here in the Vancouver areas before moving to Mexico early in 2010. As part of the Sending Base there, they served in a variety of ministries hosting and training both short-term teams and career missionaries. Rob also served as Finance Director for the field. Early in 2016, the family re-located to the US Sending Base in Pennsylvania where Rob is training to take over for the retiring national Finance Director. Laura cares for their children, Hannah, Josiah and Ellie, and assists with ministry in the national office as she is able.

  • Tracy & Leng Halstead - Clark County

    Tracy and Leng Halstead have ministered to the children in Clark County for about 20 years. As Clark County Directors with Child Evangelism Fellowship, they reach into schools, churches and homes, plus fairs and festivals – wherever there are children – to share the message of the Gospel. During the school year they have Good News Clubs which meet once each week. Some clubs are held in schools, others in private homes. The biggest outreach of the summer is the Clark County Fair where CEF hosts a booth each day. They do face painting and talk to boys and girls, and their parents, about God’s love for them and His desire to have a relationship with them.

  • Mike works as a aircraft maintenance specialist at their base in the town of Tarakan, Indonesia. From the base, MAF pilots serve missionaries and ministries in the Interior of Borneo where other access is extremely limited. Villages also depend on the airplanes for medical evacuation. The family, including children Colton and Macie, looks for ways to interact with their neighbors in order to share their hope in Christ.

  • After working on college campuses for many years, Matt & Jody are now working with “millennials.” These young adults have recently completed their college education and entered the work force, but many have gotten disconnected from Christian friends and ministry. Matt & Jody’s desire is to pour into their lives, helping them connect and grow in their faith, then be unleashed for the Great Commission in the city of Portland. 

  • Nick & Krystal, along with daughters, Grace & Rayna, moved to Rwanda early in 2016 to serve with New Creation Ministries. Once they are proficient in the language, Nick will be teaching and discipling pastors at the Pastoral Training School. Although her first priority will be her young daughters, Krystal, a labor and delivery nurse, is anxious to help train Rwandan nurses and midwives as the Lord opens those opportunities.

  • Rigo & Claudia have been planting churches and training pastors in Nicaragua since 2001. They use the extension principles of 2 Timothy, teaching those who will in turn teach others. Rigo’s son, Juan Carlos, joined his father in the ministry in 2009 and they worked together to preach the Gospel and plant churches in cities throughout the country. In 2011, Rigo was named Ministry Director of Central America for Missions Door which requires frequent travel to the other countries. Gateway has worked closely with Rigo in church construction and vocational training since 2003.

  • Juan Carlos, Rigo's son, joined his father in the ministry in 2009 and they worked together to preach the Gospel and plant churches in cities throughout the country. When Rigo was named Director for Central America, Juan Carlos stepped into the leadership role in Nicaragua with a heart to continue to plant churches and build up leadership. Gateway has worked closely with Rigo and Juan Carlos in church construction and vocational training since 2003.

  • The Simons look forward to ministering in the country of Haiti, beginning in early 2017. Dave will be serving as a pilot/mechanic at the MAF base there. MAF partners with ministries throughout the country that are actively engaged in sharing the love of Jesus Christ as His hands and feet. They transport medical teams, carry supplies, deliver pastors and other missionaries and stand ready to respond to natural disasters. Erin looks forward to caring for the needs of their family and making their home a place to build relationships in their community. As a trained RN, she is also open to helping in local medical clinics.

  • For Darrie & Debbie Turner, teaching and training Ugandans to love and serve Jesus is their goal each day. Churches have been established, but pastors have had little training to preach and lead their congregations. Some are able to attend the Bible College, but others take advantage of Darrie’s traveling classes. Debbie is discipling single women who are attending the nearby university. They were instrumental in adding a solar electricity system and water filtration system to the Bible College that will serve both college families and the nearby community. The Turner’s four adult children live in the U.S. One son has gone on to heaven.

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