During our mission training at Grace Theological Center for Mission, we learned about the 20/40 window where most of the unreached people reside. Southeast Asia belongs to that window …
Roland & Beverly Improso
Roland Improso asserts, “I’m convinced God called me to the mission field because my burning desire to go to the unreached gets stronger every day.”
Roland grew up in a Christian family and learned contentment and trust in God from a young age because his family lived from paycheck to paycheck. His family’s joy in the Lord was never affected by their material resources. Although his parents had difficulty sending their children to college, God provided for Roland to graduate from one of TCM’s Bible schools in the Philippines as well as earn a degree in Legal Management. As pastor of a Grace church for 6 years, Roland testifies, “Only by the grace of God was I able to face all the struggles in my ministry and day-to-day circumstances. Now that I am looking forward to ministering to the regions beyond, my faith in Christ has become stronger. I know I can’t do it alone.”
Beverly did not grow up in a Christian home and suffered such depression after the death of her father when she was in her early 20s, that she twice attempted suicide. The pastor of a local Grace church invited her to attend their youth fellowship and, through the services at the church, Beverly learned about salvation by grace and trusted Christ as her Savior. She met Roland and they were married 2 years later. Leaving her career in management accounting to marry a pastor and enter full-time ministry was a big step of faith! Leaving their church ministry to attend Grace Theological Center for Mission and begin deputation for the mission field has been another big step of faith! “God has proven many times that He is faithful and He is true to His Word. He is alive and I know He is working in me.” Beverly states. “I believe God has orchestrated everything I’ve been through to fulfill His purpose in my life. God was preparing me to do His mission and this is the best way of spending the rest of my life: to serve Him by going to the regions beyond and take part in reconciling people back to God.”
Roland and Beverly and the Quiñones family are the TCM Team targeting Taiwan. They will pioneer a new work there in 2019.