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International Outreach

Seeking Christ and Sharing His Love around the World

Background information

Chris has been on the mission field sent out by First Presbyterian Norfolk since 2010. He currently serves as a missionary in Europe. He previously worked as a missionary in Nicaragua and in The Netherlands. In 2014 he moved to the Czech Republic. There he works with “Ta Cesta” (“The Way”)  – a Czech-speaking church plant affiliated with Tim Keller’s Redeemer City-to-City Europe. The congregation averages about 30-40 people, mostly Czechs.  Also, Chris works with Scripture Union in the Czech Republic as an English teacher at its Christian camps for youth and college students, and he leads a weekly small group Bible study for university students in his home. In addition, he serves as adjunct faculty at Tyndale Theological Seminary, just outside Amsterdam, The Netherlands, commuting weekly or monthly from Prague during the school year.  He teaches intermediate New Testament Greek and advanced Greek exegesis as well as ESL courses. Beginning in September 2018 he will be working on his PhD in New Testament at Evangelische Theologishe Faculteit in Leuven, Belgium (though still living in Prague). Chris has been a member of mission teams from First Presbyterian Norfolk sponsored by Presbyterian-Reformed Ministries International to take the Dunamis Course to Estonia and Belarus. Please email Chris to subscribe to his monthly mission update email.

Hollman Mendoza is married to Karelia with two children, Ivonne (10) and Gabriel (8). He grew up in Nicaragua in the middle of a civil war. When he was 18 years old, he started playing basketball in a league run by a North American Young Life leader in Esteli, Nicaragua. He met Jesus through being invited by that leader to Young Life Camp in 1998. He began to serve as a volunteer leader for many years. In 2002, he became part of the Young Life staff. In 2011, God called him to serve as National Director of Nicaragua. There he oversees a large ministry of more than 90 neighborhood clubs, led by over 40 staff people and 450 volunteers. Hollman’s passion is that every kid will get a chance to have a relationship with Jesus and grow in that relationship.