Honza was born in Europe, in the Czech Republic. Since childhood, he believed in God because his parents told him to. Christianity is not popular in the Czech and when somebody openly declares a belief in God, he is seen as crazy. Honza wouldn’t tell anybody about his background, but at home and church he acted like a Christian. In 2003, Honza attended the summer camp at Word of Life Czech Republic and received Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour. He decided to stop building a music career and instead study at the Word Of Life Bible Institute in Hungary. There God touched Honza’s heart with the needs of his own country. He decided to become a WOL missionary in the Czech Republic to reach the youth of the Czech. Elyse also went to the Word of Life Bible Institute where she met Honza who shared the same passion about missions in Europe. After their wedding in January 2014, Elyse moved to the Czech Republic to join Honza in the ministry.
Evan is in charge of the finances for the entire Canadian Word of Life ministry and is the National Director of Support Services. Fiona is involved in music team training at the Word of Life Bible Institute, privately teaching music, and as the administrator at South End. They have four adult children and three grandchildren. They give thanks that South End stands with them as their church family in prayer & support.
Laura is one of South End’s “home grown” missionaries. Laura attended the Word of Life Bible Institute in Hudson, Florida and then completed a one year internship in Admissions at the Owen Sound campus. She then attended Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, earning an advanced diploma in Graphic Design. Feeling that God was calling her to full-time ministry, Laura serves in the Marketing department, designing communication tools and promotional materials for every area of Word of Life’s ministry (Camps, the Bible Institutes, Local Church Ministries, and National). She is also involved in ministry and discipleship programs within Word of Life, using the truth of God’s Word to transform young peoples’ lives.
Bobby in involved in discipling the Yanonami Christians, while Sandy teaches literacy through a government-run program.
Davey and Marie are translating the Bible into the Maco language. The Government no longer allows them to live with the tribe in the jungle therefore, they are now living in the city of Valencia and Maco people travel to out of the jungle various times a year to help with the translation.
Currently home in Canada on furlough, Ken is a professor at Seminario Evangelico de Caraca. He teaches the Gospels, the book of Acts and Hermeneutics. He also teaches the Kairos course, leads workshops and has many opportunities to mentor individual Christian leaders.
Since they moved to Barra do Corda, in Maranhão state (in 2008), Robert has had full-time responsibilty for maintenance and administration at the mission property. This includes seven homes, a conference centre, a guest room, a workshop and a large campus. Gladys is a teacher and treasurer at the mission’s Bible institute for indigenous people. It is called CTBCH – Carl Harrison Bible Training Centre