The Porters – EFCCM Missionaries
Daryl and Molly Porter have been with the Evangelical Free Church of Canada Mission (EFCCM) since 2000 after serving as pastor of the Medicine Hat EFC for 13 years. They accepted the invitation to pastor and mentor the then International Church (now Morning Star Church) in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. This ministry lasted 7 years. In 2001 Daryl was asked by the EFCCM Director to join the EFCCM leadership team as Europe Area Director, a position he still holds. After the Director resigned in 2007 a Director Team was formed to lead the EFCCM. Daryl was part of that Director Team for over 6 1/2 years. A new Director was recruited in the fall of 2013. From 2007-2011 Daryl and Molly fulfilled the Europe Area Director and Director team roles (and the Asia Area Director role from 2007-2011) from their home in Medicine Hat traveling back and forth to Europe (and Asia) to visit missionaries and complete various ministries. But then in 2011 they returned to Ukraine to be involved in a new church plant in the city of Krivoy Rog. Presently they are still living and serving the EFCCM from their home in Krivoy Rog periodically traveling back to Canada for leadership meetings and involvement in churches.
The Stuckys- Brazil Gospel Fellowship Missions
Mark is a third-generation missionary to Brazil and graduate of the Master’s Seminary (2013). He, his wife Jess, and their two sons (Samuel 8/22/14 and James 8/8/17) are currently serving in Sapiranga, a suburb of Porto Alegre in Southern Brazil. This area of 4.5 million people is dominated by cultural Catholicism, cultural Lutheranism, and Spiritism; with evangelicals representing only one percent. They moved to the mission field in May of 2015 with Brazil Gospel Fellowship Mission, after attending and serving at EVFree Church of the Canyons (Santa Clarita, CA) for 10 years. During their first term, Mark pastored the Campo Bom church, while leading an evangelistic home Bible Study in their target city of Sapiranga. October 2018 was an exciting moment as they launched their first church plant, Ministério Bíblico de Sapiranga (MBS) with a core group of 20 believers. They are also thankful to be a part of the new seminary (Seminario Biblico do Sul) that officially began in 2017. Church planting and leadership training must go hand in hand, and are at the very heart of what they believe God has called them to do in southern Brazil.