Women Around the World: Partnering Together to Strengthen the Global Church
We share the same struggles. We serve the same Christ. We live in radically different contexts, but the truth is we are ALL called to live missionally!
In this series, we will hear from women around the world about how we can partner together to strengthen the Global Church.
Connect to Jan Thomae
Jan Thomae and her husband David celebrate 46 years of marriage this year. They have been serving with Mission to the World since 1988. They served in rural Kenya before moving to northern Nigeria to work in a Muslim town. Health concerns led to their relocation in 2004 to London, UK, to work in a Southeast Asian immigrant community. Three years ago, David accepted the call to become Director of Member Care for MTW, causing them to move to the Atlanta area near MTW headquarters. Jan serves alongside David on the Member Care Team. They are parents of two married sons and grandparents of a 13-year-old grandson who lives in South Africa. Jan is passionate about prayer, hospitality, and caring for other women and families. Jan and David are delighted to be part of Joy of All Nations, a new church plant focused on reaching the large Indian/Indian American community in northeast Atlanta, which intersects with the ministry they were involved with in east London.
Connect to Bev Warren
Bev Warren is a missionary with Mission to the World and has served over the last 41 years in Kenya, Hungary, and most recently, for 27 of those years, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She has four adult children, all married and living in the U.S., and loves her role as “Bibi” to her eight grandchildren. During their time in Ethiopia, Bev and her husband, Andy, began a project ministering, through Word and Deed, to the needs of people affected by HIV. Some of Bev’s favorite roles through the years have included hospitality to visiting guests and teams, working alongside amazing Ethiopian co-workers to care for the “least of these” in the communities where Ethiopia ACT serves, and using her interest in accounting to assist with the finances for the project. Currently, along with her other roles, Bev is serving as a women’s advisor to the MTW Field Leadership Team and is serving her Ethiopia MTW teammates in Member Care. Bev enjoys outdoor walks, challenging jigsaw puzzles, games and crafts with her grand, and spending time with good friends.
Connect to Mission to the World (MTW): https://www.mtw.org/
Connect to International Women’s Ministry (CDM): https://women.pcacdm.org/international/