After 29 years of faithful service with Global Partners, the missions arm of The Wesleyan Church, Jarvis and Sue Ferguson sense God moving them in another direction.
As a young girl, God put in Sue’s heart the dream to serve him as a missionary nurse. God clearly called Jarvis to full-time missions during a short-term mission trip one summer in Brazil. In 1988, God’s call brought them together and led them to serve him through Global Partners. The conviction of that call and God’s faithfulness sustained them over the years.
Over the past few months, the Fergusons noticed a change growing within their hearts. In December, God confirmed, first to Jarvis and later to Sue, that their time as full-time missionaries with Global Partners was coming to a close.
“Frankly, it took us by surprise, but God has been faithful to confirm his leading in enough ways over the past month that we know this is the path we should follow,” said Jarvis. “As a result, we are ending our time with Global Partners the end of March 2018, without yet knowing what God has for us, though we know he remains faithful and will show us in his time.”
“We would appreciate your prayers as we seek his will,” said Jarvis. “These 29 years have given us friends and an extended family throughout North America, Ibero-America and beyond.”
Over the last few years, the couple has been privileged to work with Ibero-American leaders, helping 19 countries join together to become an Established Regional Conference in 2019, and working with Mexico leaders preparing to become an Established National Conference in 2020.
“We appreciate and applaud Global Partners and The Wesleyan Church for their continued vision to develop national churches and leaders, both men and women,” said the Fergusons, “encouraging them to take their rightful place at the table and to be full partners in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with a sinful world.”
We are so thankful for the 29 years of ministry that Jarvis and Sue have shared throughout the Ibero-America Area,” said Dennis Jackson, executive director of Global Partners. “Over the past several years their counsel and engagement in the lives of the leaders and the labors of the soon to be launched Ibero-America Established Regional Conference is a legacy mark of their investment as servant leaders to Christ and the Global Wesleyan Church. Thanks to so many who have been Global Partners with the Fergusons in this ministry. We celebrate Jarvis and Sue as they continue to follow Christ’s lead in the days ahead.”