In 2008, the Overton's were sent from Calvary to work with the churches in Moldova and Russia. They were there to assist evangelical churches in developing tools and skills necessary for sending and supporting their own cross-cultural missionaries.
Most Russian evangelical churches haven't been mobilized for cross-cultural mission. Local churches seldom have a missions committee and denominations have little infrastructure for sending out church planters. Jim and Ruth worked with the Russian Baptist Union to launch a missions mobilization strategy together with their Moscow headquarters.
This year the Lord has directed Jim and Ruth home to the US. They will continue to work with Pioneers doing US based ministry.
missionary support team:
Ken & Suzanne Heintz firstname.lastname@example.org