New Missionary Family
At its January 4 meeting, the TCCC Missions Ministry Team recommended that TCCC help support through prayer and finances Tyler and Katie Selby, CMF missionaries to Nekempte, Ethiopia. The Elders approved the recommendation at their meeting on January 5.
Katie is from McCook, Nebraska, and Tyler from Columbia, Maryland. They are both graduates of Emmanuel Christian Seminary where they met. Katie is also a graduate of Manhattan Christian College in Kansas, and Tyler is a graduate of Milligan College. Katie was introduced to missions ministry in India and Tyler in Uganda and the Ivory Coast. They believe that God joined them together and is calling them to Ethiopia to serve His Church there.
As Tyler and Katie write: We will minister primarily in the town of Nekempte. There, we hope to assist the church in two main ways: first, by helping to establish a college student ministry, both to disciple students in the church as well as to reach out to students in the town of Nekempte. Second, we hope to start a business as mission project by opening a café or bakery on the church property in Nekempte. It is our desire that these two ministries will complement one another and create opportunities through which God will be able to bless the people of Nekempte.
We felt the call of God to Nekempte because of how God had been preparing us through the work we are doing in Johnson City. Currently, we serve international students in Johnson City through a ministry Katie began 2 ½ years ago, and Tyler operates a home-based bakery which is heading into its third season at the Johnson City Farmer’s Market. We have been humbled to recognize the ways in which God has folded our lives here in Johnson City into his larger plan. It is our privilege to join God’s works among the Ethiopian people, and we are thankful and blessed to have the support of the wonderful community at Tates Creek Christian Church. We are expecting our first child in May, and we look forward to meeting you!
Tyler & Katie Selby