Who Is WMA | World Mission Associates | Promoting local sustainability in global missions

Who Is WMA

We are missionaries who have lived and served in various countries. We each became aware of unhealthy dependency in the parts of the world where we served such as Africa, S. E. Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. We, also, recognized that we contributed to the problem to varying degrees. Therefore, we intentionally shifted from postures and approaches that caused unhealthy dependency to postures and approaches that produced local dignity, sustainability, and multiplication.

We are disciples of Christ who long for every disciple and church to become God’s best version of themselves in their unique, indigenous God-given context. We are dedicated to helping faith communities around the world to form, define, and support their upward, inward, and outward expressions of their faith in sync with the Bible and the life-giving aspects of their own culture.


Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization via The Willowbank Report states:

The test of any model for helping churches develop appropriately, is whether it can enable God’s people to capture in their hearts and minds the grand design of which their church is to be the local expression.


WMA prays that God’s people in every part of the world capture in their hearts and minds the grand design of which their church is to be the local expression.