International Missions

Africa, Costa Rica, & Indonesia.

On three continents around the world, missionary families are transforming lives by sharing the love of Jesus. Asbury UMC supports three missionary families through prayer, financial support, and hands-on mission work through volunteer teams.

Lucas Odero, Missionary in Eldoret, Kenya

Lucas Odero is a missionary serving Hillside Faith Church in Eldoret, Kenya. Asbury United Methodist Church has supported Lucas and Hillside since 2007.

As a result of Asbury’s support and Hillside’s outreach, the lives of thousands of children and adults have been touched in Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Uganda, and countries throughout Africa.

Lucas was born in Kenya in 1969 and joined the ministry in 1993 after God called him to serve. “Through thick and thin we endeavor to pursue the call of God,” he says.

Wil Bailey & Family at CRMP in Costa Rica

Wil Bailey is a North Carolina Conference Missionary. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Duke University Divinity School in May of 2003 and has been commissioned as a United Methodist Volunteers in Mission Individual Volunteer. His wife, Yolanda, is an active, life-long member of the Evangelical Methodist Church of Costa Rica.

The Bailey Family runs Costa Rica Mission Projects (CRMP) in San Isidro, an organization dedicated to building long lasting relationships between Christian brothers and sisters from the US and Costa Rica.

Duncan Family in Indonesia

Chris and Karrie Duncan and their four children planted International Church Medan
on the Island of Sumatra, Indonesia in 2014. They have been living in the country since 2003. 

“We started with more traditional mission work, but God spoke to us about the strategic ministry of international churches and we planted this one,” Chris says.

The current home of their church, IC Medan, attracts people who are hungry for God, hungry for hope, hungry for family, and hungry for new life.