IM, Inc. News Release – December Board Meeting Recap

IM, Inc. News Release – December Board Meeting Recap

December 9, 2021

Antioch, TN – The IM, Inc. board met December 7th – 8th. Chairman Jeff Nichols, Vice-Chairman Rodney Yerby, Secretary Mark Price, Cameron Lane, Darren Walker, Jan Banks, Rick Cason, and Will Harmon were present. Casey Cariker was present on December 7.

Clint Morgan (General Director), Rob Conley (CFO), Don Matchett (Director of Development), Curt Holland (Director of Field Ministry Personnel), Danny Gasperson (THP), and Neil Gilliland (Director of Member Care) gave in-person reports. Kenneth Eagleton (Director of Field Partnerships) gave his report via Zoom.

The IM board approved the IM, Inc. 2022 budget totaling $13,020,563.25, including operational ministries, potential new candidates, THP trips and projects, and IMpact projects. 

In addition, Josh Provow will return to Bulgaria for a short-term assignment to Svishtov, Bulgaria, to minister with Tim Awtrey, address residency permits, and continue the children’s schooling. Josh also must prepare for in-home visits and documentation for his adopted child, who is Bulgarian.

Also, the IM Board approved three young adults for internships.

One of the most exciting things for the IM family is when we add members to our team and family. To see God is still calling our young men and women into cross-cultural ministry is praiseworthy. Shout hallelujah with us!

Neil Gilliland
Candidate Shepherd

Taylor Pate, a Florida native, and Tennessee transplant began hearing God’s call to missions at age 14. As a result, she served three years on ETEAM (France, Japan, and Uruguay) and participated in a CMP internship at Hope Alive Church in Japan during her college years. As a 2021 graduate of Welch College in Gallatin, Tennessee, Taylor looks forward to serving with Doug and Miriam Bishop and Daniel and Kate Speer as they restart and revitalize New Life Church in Sapporo on the northernmost island in Japan. Taylor stated, “I have a passion for people to know the sweetness, peace, and love that comes when we choose Him.

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A 2021 graduate of Welch College with a B.A. in intercultural studies, Hannah Goucher, previously participated in ETEAM Hokkaido in 2017. Hannah also served a six-week stint in Hong Kong and Cambodia as a college student. She will also work with both the Bishops and Speers, emphasizing reaching and discipling students. Hannah affirmed, “I love the people of Japan. God has placed a burden on my heart to share the hope that is within me with others.

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Bryson Foulks, an East Tennessee native, plans to graduate from Welch College in 2022 with a B.S. in theological studies and exercise science. Bryson, who loves the outdoors and sports, served cross-culturally for two summers as a boys’ camp counselor in Alaska and worked with Indian Ministries of North America, sharing the gospel with Native Americans. He joined a CMP team in France earlier this year. During his internship, he will serve in France, living and working with both Teague families. Bryson shares, “I would love to have your prayers during this time as I travel to raise funds and support to get France.

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Pray for these outstanding young adults as they begin their fundraising journey. We pray they reach their fields quickly. Their heart for reaching the nations is evident. Ask God to provide straight paths, enduring partnerships, and clear direction as they seek to follow and obey His commands.

Don Matchett
Director of Development

IM, Inc. labors with the Body of Christ to fulfill the Great Commission through 103 missionaries and 22 partnering missionaries in 25 different countries with the purpose of mobilizing every believer to reach every nation. 

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