Advocate for Internationals Research Triangle, NC
Kim and Marc Wyatt have been Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Global Missions Field Personnel since 1996, serving in Thailand and Canada. The Wyatt’s have been married for 28 years and have two children, Rebecca, 22 (Master of Social Work University of Pennsylvania) and Jon Marc, 19 (Global Studies Gardner Webb University).
Kim and Marc originally arrived in Canada to assist with the start-up of Matthew House a new Refugee Resettlement Ministry in Canada’s largest city, Toronto. This later led to engaging the start-ups of 8 Matthew Houses and other newcomer ministries across Ontario and Quebec.
July 2014 Global Missions relocated the Wyatt’s to the Research Triangle, an eight county region with a population of approximately 2 million surrounding North Carolina’s capital city, Raleigh. The Wyatt’s resource and mobilize churches as they discover their international neighbors and share the Gospel in culturally appropriate ways. In this ever changing day of global migration the new ‘foreign mission field’ just might be your own home town. From their ‘Jerusalem’ to the ‘utter most parts of the world’ and back, the Wyatt’s have circled the globe as CBF Field Personnel to now be on mission in their own home state.
The Wyatt’s seek to empower the Kingdom efforts of churches, mission organizations and individuals reaching out to refugees, immigrants (documented and otherwise), international students, visiting scholars and their family and those unfortunately caught in modern day slavery – the trafficked.
Their heart’s desire is for the nations whom God has brought from the ends of the earth to our home towns to be welcomed by his church and discover the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Contact the Wyatt’s firstname.lastname@example.org , http://www.cbfinternationals.org/ and Facebook.
Videos about the Wyatt’s Ministry in Canada:
Providing a Home for Refugees in Ottawa
Welcoming the Newcomer in Ottawa
Making a House a Home in Ottawa
PARTNERING WITH THE WYATTS
Churches and individuals can partner with Kim and Marc to carry out their ministry:
- Asking God to lead the Great Commission Christians to share Christ’s love with internationals in culturally relevant ways
- Praying that God will open the hearts and minds of internationals, that they might hear and respond to the Good News
- Pray using CBF’s Monthly Prayer Update: Prayer Associates http://www.thefellowship.info/Missions/Pray
- Sponsoring a ministry project (For an updated listing, contact the Wyatts.)
- In your own community: volunteer with after-school programs, befriend a newly arrived refugee family via your local refugee resettlement agency, be a friendship family for an international student attending your local college/university, or volunteer in an English as a Second Language program
The Wyatt’s are committed to assisting churches and individuals as they sense their God-given mission to share the love of God in Christ in culturally sensitive and creative ways. They welcome invitations to consult with your church as you develop missional responses towards international neighbors and friends in your community.
More about the Wyatt’s:
North Carolinians and Graduates of Wingate University, they have been CBF global missions field personnel since 1996, serving first in Thailand and then the cities of Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, Canada. Kim holds a Master of Education degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and Marc has a Master of Divinity with Christian Education degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. They served churches and schools in North Carolina and Virginia before their CBF Global Missions career began.