Our Missionaries

Daniel & Christy Kihm

Daniel and Christy Kihm are our Three Worlds missionaries to Holland.  Daniel grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and holds a B.A. in Bible & Religion as well as an M.Div. from Anderson University.  He also attended Cincinnati Bible College.  For the past 7 years, Daniel was the Senior Pastor at Maple Grove Church of God in Anderson, Indiana.  Daniel has had extensive experience leading teams overseas and has traveled to Haiti, Peru, Guatemala, Hungary, Romania, Greece, Honduras, Grand Cayman, India, Mexico, Australia, France, Italy, Jamaica, and Morocco.  He also was a part of XZ Berlin’s 2010 Urban Mission Experience.

Christy was born in Albany, Indiana and has been working as an Admissions Counselor at Anderson University.  She has a B.A. in Secondary Education and a Masters in Business Administration from Anderson University.  Christy has traveled to Israel, Honduras, Tanzania, Brazil, Costa Rica, Greece, and has co-lead groups with Daniel to Grand Cayman, Hungary, Romania, India, Honduras, and Australia.

Both Daniel and Christy love being in positions where they can mentor and encourage people in their lives and ministry.  On the Three Worlds Team, the Kihms will be based in the Netherlands working with the young, emerging leadership in the Church of God congregations near the Belgium and German border as well as in the Netherlands.  The Kihms will also be assisting the XZ Berlin team from time to time, and helping us lay the foundation for a major Church planting and church support initiative by Three Worlds.  We are very excited to have them join our team!

The Kihms have one child, Sofie, who was born in 2012.

Missions Focus:
To be catalytic partners with the Church of God in the Netherlands and Belgium.
To provide leadership training to congregations in the Netherlands.
To organize and support the Budapest Lectures


Alfonso and Elizabeth Ayala

Alfonso and Elizabeth Ayala serve as Church of God missionaries to Belize.


Alfonso is a medical doctor working in cooperation with the government, advising and participating in a variety of committees and task forces focusing on concerns ranging from preventive medicine and the health of the aging to national policies and public health information to planning and strategizing with different sectors. Elizabeth teaches Spanish as a second language at a local high school. Her involvement with teenagers provides opportunities to extend her ministry to their parents and teachers, mostly through counseling. She also assists two supervisors of teachers, who oversee fifty-six schools.


Alfonso and Elizabeth have served the local church as Sunday school and VBS teachers, youth camp counselors, conference leaders, missions speakers, Bible study group leaders, community development workers, and health promoters.


Alfonso received his medical degree from the School of Medicine of San Carlos University in Guatemala and earned a master of public health degree at the Institute of Nutrition of Central America. He is also a graduate of Anderson University School of Theology. Elizabeth received her degree as a secondary education teacher at San Carlos University.


Alfonso helps church and community leaders with community initiatives, including the implementation of community service projects to satisfy basic health and educational needs. In the area of pastoral and leadership development, he facilitates training workshops and courses with pastors and teachers. Equipping and supporting pastors is a priority. He participates and teaches in regional, national, and local conferences; retreats; and seminars.


Elizabeth encourages, mentors, and coaches former students and high school teachers in their educational endeavors and challenges. She meets with women’s groups and individuals for fellowship, counseling, mutual edification, and friendship.


They partner and network with local and national authorities, agencies, churches, schools, communities, and international organizations, joining forces and resources in the process of community development.


The Ayalas also coordinate specialized visiting teams, which serve churches and communities in a variety of areas—development, infrastructure building, music ministry, children’s ministry, women’s ministry, skills development, evangelism, worship, health ministry, and teaching.


Mission Focus: 
The Ayalas work with church and community leaders in Belize in the areas of leadership and community development.


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