Global Missions

When the resurrected Jesus spoke, His disciples listened. Just as He commanded them, He commands us to go and spread the gospel. It’s the Great Commission. Many of us can recite it. But these individuals are living it. The Ridge supports these global missionaries—all former Ridge members who, as young adults, have been called to unique places to serve the Lord. As their supporters, we continue to bless them financially and through prayer. Join them in living out this command Jesus has given by contributing to the livelihood of their work.

Mandy Trusty

Country: Nicaragua
Agency: InterVarsity
Support Mandy

I’m the InterVarsity Link Staff Coordinator for Latin America. I served for 5 years with university students in Des Moines, IA before moving to Nicaragua in 2017 to work with the student movement, Comunidad de Estudiantes Cristianos de Nicaragua (CECNIC). In this position, I am assisting with connections between InterVarsity/USA and the 20 IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students) movements in Latin America. InterVarsity Link currently has a team of 9 staff serving six different countries: Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Uruguay, and Panama.

Mandy is a former member of The Ridge and Junkyard youth group.

Caleb & Olivia Andrews

Location: UNI
Agency: Navigators
Support The Andrews

Our mission is to help college students have a relationship with Jesus, grow in their relationship with Jesus and learn how to share the gospel with others. When students graduate from college, we want them to be active church members and ready to be disciple makers in their workplace and the church. Through your monthly financial support, Olivia and I will be able to invest all our time with students by holding Bible studies, meeting individually with students, and sharing the gospel on UNI’s campus and all around Iowa.

Olivia is a former member of The Ridge and Junkyard.


Location: Undisclosed
Agency: Pioneers Organization
Email to Support “Andy”

One of our Ridge Young Adults, and former Junkyardigan, was called to the mission field in Central Asia and has joined a team with an international missions organization to plant churches and work for justice and transformation.

He has already served his first two-year term and is learning the language and getting his Master’s in Criminal Justice to hopefully join the anti-trafficking and anti-corruption work there. Part of his “mission” there is to assimilate into the culture and get established so that he can begin church planting in the future.

If you’d like to know more specifics, please contact Mary Kohlsdorf, Director of Outreach.