Gateway supports global and local missions. Here are some of our people we support.
Chris and Sabina Scobie
Chris is a New Zealander who was part of Gateway in the late 1990’s. He is now based in Slovenia with his Slovenian wife Sabina. Together they provide leadership to the church and they take care of the pastoral responsibilities in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The next few years will be focused on strengthening the church and raising funds for the new building.
If you would like to learn more, visit their websites:
Jenny & Eduardo Almagro
Jenny has been a part of gateway since 1981. She felt a strong call to the mission field and left New Zealand for Europe in 1986. After 25 years, together with her husband, Eduardo, they have been called to South Africa. Their work with Betel is amongst the addicted and marginalised of society. Betel plant churches, open rehabilitation centres for drug addicts and alcoholics, where they can find, free of charge, freedom and salvation and purpose in God for living.
For more information, please visit the Betel website.
Peter and Jeannie Smith
Prior to joining World Outreach Peter was a Pastor in New Zealand. During this time he travelled to developing nations to minister. It was here that Peter’s burden to see pastors trained was birthed. Peter and Jeannie have been serving with WOI since 1992.In 1995 Peter was appointed the Director of World Outreach’s leadership seminar ministries that are conducted worldwide. Peter is the Field Ministry Director for World Outreach International.
Sam & Carol Soukotta
Sam and Carol are missionaries based in Indonesia. Since 1984 they have been the directors of the Tawangmangu Bible College in Central Java, Indonesia. 90% of the students go into full time ministry from this college. As well as this Sam and Carol began the Mt Hope Foundation, a Christian boarding school located in West Kalimantan (Borneo) Indonesia. Currently there are 200 students living here, Sam has a vision for over 2000 children to be housed and schooled here, with evangelism being a priority.
For more information, check out their website.
Wayne & Sue Robinson
Wayne is originally from Kerikeri, but came to Gateway in 2002. He studied Intercultural studies at Eastwest College in Gordonton where he met Sue, who is from Northern Ireland. They were married in 2010 and shortly after became the leaders of WEC Trek UK. WEC’s primary aim is “reaching the unreached.” Trek is WEC’s short-term programme sending teams and individuals from two weeks to two years. People go to serve, get a taste of missions, and support the work of existing teams on the field. Wayne and Sue see people through the process from their initial enquiry to debrief and are also involved in mobilising for overseas mission. For more information, check out the website.
Victor and Judy Gomez (Patterson)
This is Victor and Judy Gomez. Victor is Spanish and Judy (Patterson) is a Kiwi who used to attend Gateway. Victor and Judy met and married through the ministry they work for – Betel. Betel is a WEC ministry working with drug addicts and marginalised people. Judy works in the Betel office in Madrid, Spain doing general account work, administration and looking after English speaking visitors and short term missionaries who come to Spain. Victor is on the evangelism team. He spends his days going out to where drug addicts buy drugs and ‘shoot-up’ (injecting heroin), taking food and drink and information about Betel, lovingly talking to them, letting them know the hope there is in Christ, that change IS possible, inviting them to come to Betel. Victor himself was changed through the ministry of Betel.
Betel is not just a ministry to drug addicts. As part of WEC International, it is a church planting ministry among unreached people groups. The unreached ‘people group’ is marginalised people – the lost, destitute, rejected, despised. Victor and Judy love the Betel ministry because it takes those people and makes them pastors, leaders, respected business people, who in turn minister to the lost and unloved.
For more information, check out the website.