Mark and Esther Crouch
Serving in Melanesia/SouthPacific | Asia-Pacific
Bringing Christ-like healing and making disciples in the nation of Papua New Guinea through medical missions and medical education.
Mark & Esther met in 2001 on a medical missions trip to west Africa. Since then, they have together pursued God's call on their lives in bringing the Gospel of Christ to the sick and suffering through medicine.
They were married in 2005 and completed medical and nursing training in Oklahoma. Mark works full-time at Nazarene General Hospital - Jiwaka at Kudjip focusing on public health and maternity care while also coordinating medical student rotations for Papua New Guinea and expatriate trainees. Esther cares for their four children and ministers to friends and neighbors at Kudjip station.
Going Where the Church is Not Yet
Today there are over 4.3 billion people who live in areas where there is little to no gospel witness. 4.3 billion people who have not heard the message of the gospel, who have never heard the name of Jesus. We believe that everyone deserves to hear. God continues to call the Church of the Nazarene to spread the message of the gospel, to preach holiness, and to bring good news to the poor all over the world. The task is enormous; far too big for anyone to do alone, but together we can go where the church is not yet and see people, communities, and nations transformed. Reaching these people begins with one step, a step of obedience and faithfulness that says yes to God’s call. Take your first step and start your journey toward serving in missions today.