A native of Kalemie, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jeanne Ntambo earned an associate degree in accounting from the Institut Kitumaini and an associate's degree in economics from the University of Lubumbashi, both in Lubumbashi. She received a diploma in accounting from Institut Kitokeji in Kamina. Jeanne's husband, Gaston Ntambo, grew up in Kamina, DRC. Gaston earned associate degrees in accounting and piloting from Davis College in Toledo, OH.
Born and raised in Mexico, Willie Berman attended the Instituto Tecnologico de Saltillo and earned a degree in engineering. He worked in the computer industry while serving part-time as VIM coordinator for the San Pablo District of the Eastern Conference of the Methodist Church of Mexico.
And he said unto them, “Go ye into the entire world and preach the gospel to every creature.” - Mark 16:15
West Ohio is blessed to send, receive, and support missionaries working in a variety of settings. Using the links on this page, you can learn more about missionaries originally from West Ohio; missionaries we support within our Mission Partnerships; and missionaries who serve right here in West Ohio! God’s love knows no limits, and our missionaries are living out that truth.
Children in Cambodia are vulnerable to economic and criminal forces. Child trafficking has become common enough to be run by a vast underground organization. Poverty is so widespread parents sell their own children. Boys are sold into construction work and girls into prostitution. Exploitation, abuse and neglect define the lives of hidden numbers of youth, who have no way to defend themselves from troubling realities. Supported by the Methodist Mission in Cambodia, this orphanage houses and cares for at-risk children.
Vietnamese culture adapts and changes with time. Urban life is becoming faster-paced and more individualistic than in former years. Disabled adults, who in the past might have been surrounded by a local community of support, often find themselves left behind by an impersonal society. Begun by a United Methodist pastor, a Disabled Adult Ministry changes this situation.
In Vietnam, some parents do not have the ability to care for their children. Though the country shows much promise economically, there are families without the support system necessary to keep children in the home. United Methodist-sponsored orphanages provide a safe, stable environment for children to grow. Here, teenagers as well as adults share the responsibilities of care.
In Russia today, 2.5 million people are addicted to drugs, and 5.1 million use drugs of some kind. Sixty percent of drug users are between the ages of 16 and 30, and more than half of all deaths of people ages 15 to 54 are attributed to alcohol*. Yet Russia’s healthcare system is not well-equipped to handle addicts, and state-run facilities often have low success rates.