About “the team”

This blog site has been created so that loved ones, family, and friends can follow “the team” as we travel to the Philippines to serve the Filipino people. The team consists of the following members: Craig Zylka, Lynn Baird, Larry Malament, Ben Ranneberger, Marilyn Matisohn, Jessy Gordon, Tom Minard, Rebecca Dziwulski, Katie Baugher, Joseph Baugher, Justin Flynn, Mandi Leubecker and Paul McKenna.  Our gospel belief entails not only treasuring the gospel personally but sharing it passionately. The risen Christ commissioned His church to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18–20).  God has given each member of this team specific gifts, many in this team with medical expertise. The purpose of this ‘mission’ is to both share the gospel and bless the Filipino people physically and spiritually.  We will be traveling to both Cebu and Bohol and joining with pastors in the Philippines; we will be (God willing) setting up medical camps to serve the physical needs of the Filipino people. We are eager to pursue Christ’s mission, relying fully on the Holy Spirit, to see the gospel proclaimed and churches planted throughout the world, that God may be glorified among every tribe, language, people, and nation (Revelation 7:9–12).

Prayer Requests

Friends and family please join us in praying for the following:

  • Traveling Safety : there will be multiple planes, boat rides, and driving each way
  • That medications would make it through customs and arrive with the people who need them
  • That unbelievers would be saved and people would be miraculously healed
  • That the work of the Filipino pastors would be supported by the medical camps
  • That the team would get along well together and encourage one another
  • That the gospel would go forth!