The McFarland Family Staff Missionaries
Disciples. Parents. Foster Parents. Until There's No Place Left.
Our story begins long before we even knew the other existed. God rescued each of us from our own self-seeking mess and offered us true life – a life spent following Him. During each of our first international mission trips (Abigail in 2004 and Ryan in 2011) God provided clarity and a heart for the nations.
Even before being married in June of 2014, we began praying that God would lead us to a ministry that we could fulfill our heart’s desire and pursue reaching the nations together. Through a series of events that only God could control he led us to be a part of launching New Life Global Ministries (NLGM). It didn’t take long for God to cement this dream in our hearts and lead us toward next steps. Through God’s leading by the beginning of 2016, Abigail had left her job as a Registered Nurse and Ryan had left his job as one of the pastors at a local church to begin raising support as NLGM’s first full-time missionaries. Over the last few years, we have been able to lead many people through missionary journeys, train disciples to multiply, and even put A LOT of work into building the organization. We are also always working to raise 100% of our support and build partners with this awesome ministry.
In 2017, God also lead us to step into the foster care system and help care for children and point people to the only hope - Jesus. We have been collaborating with many individuals and organizations to build networks to help support families and the discipleship of their foster and adoptive children. The Lord is using us in new and exciting ways in this field of ministry.
We believe that God has more than we could ever ask or imagine in store for New Life Global Ministries and we are excited to share that journey with whoever He sends our way. Thanks for keeping up with us and we pray God will use you, along with us, to be disciple-makers – Here, There, and Everywhere.