Mercy Chris Dawah — Accountant for Firm Foundation in Christ Ministries Africa (Nigeria)
Mercy is the FFICM Africa Accountant working in Nigeria. Mercy has a Higher National Diploma in Business Administration, and has also received a Post Graduate Diploma in Theology (PGDT) at the Seminary. Prior to this, she had six years of experience as a school administrator, as well as a class teacher. She became a christian in the year 200 and has learned how to endure and remain in the faith through challenging situations. Mercy lost her parents when she was thirteen, her mother died in 2000, but God kept her in the faith, and she continues to further her education. She is a mother of two girls, ages seven and five, but due to the passing of her husband she has been a widow the last four years. She has been sponsoring the two girls in the school on her own and is very conscious of her expenses and how she can manage little resources.
Tesfaye Abera Tafese — National Trainer
Tesfaye is from the Western part of Ethiopia called Welega, Nekemet. Growing up his family members were Ethiopian Coptic Orthodox Church followers, but he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior just after he graduated from high school. Shortly after, the Lord called him to full time ministry and for about eight years, he served as an evangelist in his Local Church. After having a wonderful ministry in his local Church, he joined the EKHC head office to be the Training Center for Church Planters assistant coordinator for Affan Oromo Language. He served in this ministry for about four years and then was appointed to coordinate Ethiopian Kale Heyewet Church Evangelists all over the country. Tesfaye was so passionate and interested in what FFICM is doing in Ethiopia, he prayed and asked the Lord to lead him in joining FFICM. When the Lord opened the door for him serve with FFICM he didn’t hesitate to join the ministry.
Roman Baranowski — FFICM Partner in Russia
Roman is a minister, mainly in Siberia, but also works in other parts of Russia and Eastern Europe. He helps churches to train their leaders in follow up. Roman met Rich Gardner in a class he attended at Multnomah University, which is how he first became connected with FFICM. Through this ministry, he loves being able to share the gospel and encourage people to follow Jesus. He facilitates follow-up trainings and evaluations after the trainings, and is passionate about making new believers feel cared for as they begin their relationship with God.