Missionaries - Template 2
Dan & Linda
The Anderson Family
Serving in the Home Office in Springfield, IL
Dan is serving as the Executive Director, Linda is homeschooling their children, and the Andersons are all serving in local churches across the world.
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Dan and Linda Anderson were born miles apart yet their lives were very similar. They were both raised in pastor’s homes with much involvement in ministry. At the age of five they both received Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. During high school, Dan and Linda attended Bible camps nearly 600 miles apart where the Lord burdened both of their hearts for missions.
While at Calvary Bible College, Dan and Linda’s lives crossed. They were married in 1991 and a year later they both graduated. Dan earned a degree in general missions, and Linda was a mathematics education major. Also while at Calvary, God began to direct them to Brazil Gospel Fellowship Mission. Upon graduation, they felt it very important to gain more local church experience before they moved on to plant churches in Brazil. God led them to Branson Bible Church where they ministered for four years.
The Andersons moved to Brazil in April 1998 and have ministered in Maceió, Alagoas, since then. Their first term was invested in starting Hope Bible Church in a large neighborhood of Maceió. During their second term, Hope Bible Church was placed in the hands of a Brazilian pastor and the Andersons began a new work in a city just outside of the capital. Dan and Linda returned for their third term in June 2008, focusing on a new church plant near their home in Jardim Petropolis. Dan taught seminary classes and was actively involved in discipleship of young pastors until their return to the US in June 2011 as the Executive Director of BGFM. Dan is seeking new missionaries to join with veterans and nationals to reach into the twelve needy people centers listed in BGFM's 2020 Vision Statement.
Dan is passionate about evangelism, discipleship and accurately preaching God's Word. He believes that our greatest task in the fulfillment of the Great Commission is the equipping of spiritual leaders to "make disciples of all nations."
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