In 1987, Dirk founded Arise & Shine Evangelistic Association (ASEA) in the Philippines. In 1993, ASEA expanded to London, England. An old pub was purchased, renovated and renamed “The London Outreach Center,” and is an evangelistic outreach to the greater London area. In 2002, the Wood Family launched out to establish an ASEA base in Cape Town, South Africa.

Missionary Jessica Tomlinson

In 2013, when she was just 22 years old, Jessica Tomlinson moved to Scotland as a missionary. She serves at Overtoun House, a refuge for women in crisis, where they can receive hope, healing, and restoration! Jessica desires to reach out to the women and children of Scotland and together discover the calling that God has placed on their lives, discovering who they are in Him and to set them in motion to walk in all that God has for them.

Missionary Cheri Thompson

In 2003, Cheri opened Challenge Farm in Kitale, Kenya. Today, Challenge Farm is “home” to over 170 children. 24/7 care is provided for the once orphaned and abandoned children. Hot meals, medical care, counseling, education and technical and agricultural training are provided through the generous gifts of supporters and the child sponsorship program.

Missionaries Paul and Teresa Stilwell

Paul and Teresa Stilwell pastor Iglesia Cristiana Trinity, a ministry of Trinity Church in Lakeville, MN. They continue to oversee their church plant in Tepecoacuilco, Mexico, and they produce Spanish resources published on

Missionaries Steve and Tina Same

Working with Arise and Shine Evangelistic Association since 1988, Steve and Tina Same spent the first 5 years in the Philippine Islands proclaiming the Good News. In 1992, they relocated to London, England, and joined ASEA’s pioneering effort. They now serve in urban street ministry, operating out of ASEA’s “London Outreach Center,” a fully renovated former English “pub,” where they evangelize among the city’s 11 million people.

Missionaries Chris and Whitney Lawson

The Lawsons were serving in Thailand before COVID, but while stuck in the States with no way of returning there, they asked the Lord how they could reach the nations, build community, and make disciples here. The Lawsons have moved to Mobile and are now seeking to make their home, family, and community a place where international students, refugees, and people from every nation can belong.

Johnny and Ivonne Cruz

After graduation from Bible college in 1982, Johnny Cruz went to Spain. He ministered there for nine years – and also met and married Ivonne, the “lovely Honduran señorita” he met in Spain. In 1992, the Cruz family returned to Honduras and are now Latin America Directors of INSTE

Dan and Judy Armstrong

Danny & Judy Armstrong have been missionaries with Globe since 1986. They spent their first years in Indonesia launching a Bible School to train church planters and church workers. They then lived in Malaysia working with an International team of church planters in Southern Thailand.