Since its inception in 1912, Modesto Free Methodist Church has taken seriously Christ’s commission to “go into all the world” with the Gospel.  Missionaries, both long and short term, have been sent and supported financially, with prayer, and practically with supplies.  Many in our church congregation have participated in overseas ministries in Africa, Central America, Asia, as well as Mexico.

Currently, we join other Free Methodist Churches in supporting several missionary families as they take the Good News to the far ends of the earth.


Don and Kathy Williams


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Don and Kathy serve in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Don, having transitioned from the role as superintendent of Grace International School, is the Country Team Leader for all FMWM personnel in Thailand and Organizational Development Consultant throughout Asia. Don will travel several times a year, providing educational, leadership and organizational consultation for Free Methodist ministries. Kathy hosts and coordinates two Community Bible Study classes, co-leads Grief Share and assists with International Child Care Ministries in Thailand. Four of their adult children live in the U.S.; a daughter and son-in-law will teach in Bangkok beginning Fall 2016.

Funding for these missionaries also supports creating new futures for those in modern-day slavery. Click the “Set Free” logo to read more.


October 31, 2015
September 12, 2015
September 8, 2015
August 23, 2015
August 17, 2015
July 31, 2015
July 20, 2015
July 13, 2015
June 28, 2015
June 21, 2015


Don: June 7
Kathy: March 30
Katelyn: April 18
Michaela: May 10

Pray for us:

  • God’s wisdom, discernment and power to reach Thais with the gospel of peace
  • God’s provision for GIS teachers, funds for a new campus, and patience while waiting on the court appeal
  • continued spiritual growth for each one in the Williams family as they serve and obey God, for daily quiet times with the Lord and the Word
  • God’s favor on FM Mission Thailand’s Jasmine Center, an ICCM Lahu youth hostel project and growth in the Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Chaing Rai FM churches
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Don and Kathy’s Heartbeat for the Chiang Mai Free Methodist Church



Eric and Virginia Spangler



Join Modesto Free Methodist Church as they help support this couple in the works God has called them to.

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Eric serves as our Asia Area Director, and Virginia offers support and care to Asia ministries and missionaries. Eric oversees our missionary team in Asia; partners with Asian national leaders to build a strategy that will grow the church; and works to more purposefully connect the FMC-Asia with the FMC-USA. Eric is convinced the relationship between the church at home and the church abroad can be mutually beneficial.

Eric and Virginia have been a part of the Free Methodist family for more than 25 years, serving as pastor in several churches. Eric is a member of the Pacific Northwest Conference. He also served FMWM from 2002 to 2007 as Director of Mobilization.


November 2015
August 6, 2015
May 30, 2015
March 12, 2015
February 21, 2015


Eric – March 10
Virginia – November 21


August 1

Pray for:

  • the Lord of the Harvest to mobilize workers, identify and empower leaders, and bring millions to faith in Christ
  • wisdom and discernment as Eric and Virginia seek to provide servant leadership throughout Asia
  • safety, health and Spirit-filled ministry effectiveness for Eric, Virginia and their family
  • clarity and love in communication and leadership across multiple cultures



Darin and Jill Land


Appointed career missionaries in June 2015, Darin serves as Asia Regional Assistant for Leadership Development. Once the Lands have secured adequate financial support, they expect to live in Manila where they have served faithfully since 2009. While Darin and Jill will continue their connection with Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (APNTS), their primary work will be helping to develop and implement a strategy to train and credential Free Methodist leaders across Asia. They will also help support and launch a new outreach ministry to young adults in metro Manila.


Darin – April 3
Jill – December 26


August 1

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Pray for:

their partnership building efforts

wisdom for developing leadership training strategies

Darin to be effective in his teaching ministry

Jill to have wisdom as she mentors young women and serves in support roles

good health



Lorenz Family

Costa Rica/Latin America

Glenn and Wendy, both ordained elders, were appointed as career missionaries in April 2015. The Lorenzes moved to Costa Rica in January of this year, where they are working alongside local leadership to facilitate the pastoral formation process for Latin America. Glenn and Wendy have served churches in California, Michigan, Arizona and Kansas.



Glenn – March 5
Wendy – July 1
Libby – August 23, 2001
Isaac – February 19, 2004
Jakin – September 30, 2005
Ellia – August 11, 2007


August 14


Contact Glenn and Wendy:

Glenn and Wendy’s website

Pray for:

Glenn and Wendy’s ministry to be Spirit-led and effective

Wisdom, balance and a God-given vision for current partnership building, as well as future ministry to the people of Latin America

God’s protection over Libby, Isaac, Jakin and Ellia


Eliab & Bernice

We are also currently supporting the planting of a church in Guadalajara, Mexico.