Mark & Diane Shade were approved as BMDMI career missionary candidates to Nicaragua on February 21, 2015. (Candidate is the title given to missionaries appointed but still raising support.)
Living in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, they have recently closed a concessions/food trailer and catering business. Diane works at a local well known oil company, as a Division Order Assistant. Mark is now working full time to prepare for the move and to raise the funds needed.
The Shades will have several ministries in Nicaragua. They will be caring for the pastors of the BMDMI churches, like Barnabas. They will also work with the pastors to operate a feeding ministry in the local churches. Additionally, they will also have administrative duties in Nicaragua for BMDMI using their bookkeeping and computer skills.
These are just the ministries that God has already shared with the Shades. As the Shades will be serving in Nicaragua as career missionaries (a very long time hopefully), God will undoubtedly reveal other ways that the Shades may be able to serve Him there.