Missionary Ventures Inc.

Paul & Cheryl Bendele

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Background:  Paul and Cheryl have been TCC sponsored missionaries since 1982.  Cheryl grew up at TCC and attended youth activities at TCC.  They are serving with Missionary Ventures International in Orlando, Florida

Cheryl’s parents, Bob and Edith Knox, have a rich history of service to TCC and the Lord.  Edith served as Dr. Donald Ewing’s secretary for many faithful years. Before retirement, they were both involved with missionary work here at TCC.

What is your ministry?

Our MVI Vice President came to us to ask if we would consider doing Evangelism full-time.  We took it to the Lord and prayed for several months.  The Lord confirmed that He wants us to do evangelism where we have worked in the past, where we have MVI staff overseas and in new places as well.

We are very excited about this change because even before we were asked to do this, the Lord was impressing us that the end times harvest is at hand.  Our desire is to do 5 – 6 evangelistic outreaches per year; however, we will need to increase our support base to do this extra travel.

We will continue to train new missionaries and to interview candidates.

What is your role in that ministry?

Our assignment stateside was to organize and train teams to Central and South America.   Besides this, we were coordinating the activities of Argentine Nationals who are bringing teams to the USA upon request of churches in the USA.  With our new assignment, we will be traveling more to do evangelistic outreaches in other countries.

What religious groups do you serve?

We serve the national church overseas and churches of all denominations here in the USA.

What age groups do you serve?

Our mission is open to working with all age levels.  We work primarily with families and teens.

What is the country and location of your ministry?

At present we are assigned to the USA in the home office in Orlando, FL. Our main assignment is to do evangelism outreach.

Please describe how your ministry is equipping the Christian community where you are currently serving, to be self-sustaining and/or to support ministry growth.

When we lived in Guatemala, Australia and Argentina our ministry worked and trained our team of nationals to do our work.  While we were working stateside, this did not apply.

What is the geographic area you serve?   World wide

Tell us one brief story of how God is working in peoples’ lives through your ministry.

The Lord has been teaching us much about his desire to heal the sick.  This last month we went to Washington state and spoke in a church.  Marie, the piano player asked for prayer for her hands or she would have to quit playing the piano because the pain was so bad.  We prayed for her and she is pain free.  She has continued writing to us and praising God for this.

  • Please list at least three specific goals you had for the past year and describe the degree to which they were reached

We took the Partnership Development class and have raised our support from 41% to 69%.

We have not gotten into China yet, but we have been able to help our South African friend to work in Thailand.

We have not been able to yet return to Argentina, but we are going to be ministering for two weeks of evangelism in Guatemala.

Please update your children’s (thru High School) activities, school / college plans, ages (birth dates), etc.   See picture

Hannah (35) and Jake Muzzy live in Chicago.  They have 5 sons and one daughter.

Sarah (33) is a chaplain in Norton Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky

David (30) lives with us and is a youth pastor.  He is going to go back to university for a pastoral degree.

Lydia (19) lives with us and is a freshman at Southeastern University

Elisha (23) lives in Orlando and sells RV’s.

Esther Grace (21) lives in Chicago and goes to Moody Bible Institute (Junior year).

Noah is married to Esther Maria and they have 2 children. They are part of a church-planting team in North Africa seeking to see a kingdom movement begin among the Arab nomads of the Sahara.