Over several years God has been preparing Rick and Kandis for what they refer to as “God’s amazing journey.” During this time God answered their prayer—that His desires for their lives become their desires and that those desires be one.
In His time God began to make it clear He was calling and preparing them for full-time ministry. The questions remained: what, where, and when? During each step of the journey, He was faithful to provide opportunities to minister and serve in the States and abroad while shaping and molding them for His service.
While Rick and Kandis were excited for their ministry in the US, God clearly began narrowing their focus to foreign missions. During several mission trips to Central America, they were able to meet and spend time with national pastors in Honduras and Guatemala. These men shared the need for the development of self-sustaining ministries, leadership training, and intentional discipleship.
Until these areas receive focused attention, the spreading of the gospel will be hindered. Financial struggles make it difficult for pastors to focus on their congregations and outreach. This results in a lack of leadership training and systematic discipleship. Rick and Kandis believe God is calling them to assist in these areas.
Philosophy of Ministry
The Turner’s ministry focus will be helping nationals develop self-sustaining projects, thereby creating the conditions necessary for pastors to more effectively disciple converts and grow their churches. Rick and Kandis passionately desire to proclaim and lift up the name of Jesus through building meaningful relationships with people. The seeds sown in those relationships will result in lives transformed by Him.
A Note from the Turners
“Far more than simply starting projects and improving quality of life for individuals, our ministry is ultimately about fulfilling His call to go and make disciples in all nations. It is our desire that no matter where God places us, we will use the abilities, experiences, and gifts with which He has blessed us to build His kingdom.”