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About Our Family:

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Gary was born in Brazil of missionary parents, Dick and Harriet Parker. He is a graduate of Calvary Bible College and did a masters degree in Biblical Counseling at The Master’s College. He has a burden for ministry with people and training missionaries to reaching the Amazon region. Gary is the Regional Coordinator of Word of Life in northern Brazil.WOL staff
  • Responsibilities include oversight of the Ministry in Northern Brazil
  • Teaching at the Institute, "floating Seminary" and leadership training
  • Speaking at churches and conferences
  • Discipling and counseling staff & students
  • Husband and Father

Pray for wisdom in leading the ministry during this time of growth and transition.

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Sandy was born in Salina, Kansas of missions-minded parents, Ralph and Verna Shipe. She too has a burden to serve with her husband in reaching the people of the Amazon region. Responsibilities include her husband, her children, her home (and if that isn’t enough – haha), discipling a group of four married women and helping with campus landscaping.

  •  Leads Bible study and prayer time with her group
  • Helping with campus landscaping
  • Wife and Mother
Pray for wisdom in the final stages of raising their children.

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Kenzy is a graduate of Amazon Valley Academy and Word of Life in Florida. She enjoys praise band, art, writing music with her guitar and getting "together" with friends on facebook. It’s a great way to stay connected with friends around the US and Brazil. She is serving as an intern with Word of Life in Portugal for the next two years. Pray for her ministry in Portugal, her work to complete her degree on-line with Liberty University, and for her Christian character to stand strong.

WOL logoWe live on the Word of Life campus in Brazil.
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Oops, we can’t forget Dakoda who lives in the yard of our house, here she is…
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Joshua is a graduate of Word of Life Bible Institute in Schroon Lake, New York. www.wol.org   He enjoys computers, mechanics and building. Joshua and Hilary were wed on January 2, 2016 and live in Maine for the time being. Joshua is working at the church they attend with the technical aspects of the worship service. Joshua and Hilary contunue to be challenged to take a larger leadership role at this church where they serve on staff.

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Mishaela enjoyed a year in Europe as she attended the Word of Life Bible Institute in Hungary. www.eletszava.org Their classes are in English and it was a great opportunity to study God’s word in a different culture. She also enjoyed visiting Europe on her breaks, experiencing history and also many different cultures. www.shaeneurope.blogspot.com She returned to the US after a year and continued her education at The Master's College in Santa Clarita, California. www.masters.edu She majored in Education with an emphasis in English and graduated on May 10, 2012. She worked in Israel for the Master's College there. Mishaela is working at a Christian grade school in Califorina She is praying for an opportunity to either be able ot complete her student teaching or hopes to find a job in the area of editing which she loves to do. Her current blog is www.simplyshaela.blogspot.com

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