Rev. Josué (Josh) Fajardo, the Europe Area Director for Free Methodist World Missions, is pleased to announce new missionary appointments. Moisés and Jacione Souza have been appointed as International Missionaries and are currently serving in São Tomé & Príncipe. Cida Matos has been appointed as an International Missionary and is currently serving in Lisbon, Portugal. Also, Erin Kingsley has been approved as an Associate Missionary and will serve in Budapest, Hungary. Erin is raising support and will be deployed as soon as financial requirements are met.
Sent by the Free Methodist Church in Portugal, Moisés and Jacione launched the first Free Methodist Church in São Tomé in January 2019, and work consistently through various discipleship ministries for children, youth and adults. Many believers are growing in their faith. Their next goal is to raise up leaders to be trained for pastoral ministry. Both Moisés and Jacione were ordained as elders at the 2020 annual meeting of the Free Methodist Church of Portugal. Because the church in Portugal is the sending church, this mission district is under the European area.
Cida Matos has served as a missionary in Portugal since September 2000, supporting church planting work and developing leaders. As an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church, she leads the cell-group network in Portugal. She also teaches at the theological seminary and trains evangelism groups.
Erin Kingsley graduated from Spring Arbor University with a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts Education. In 2018, she received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University. Part of Erin’s educational training included student teaching at Morrison Christian Academy in Taichung, Taiwan.
Erin will begin serving alongside Larry and Katie Winckles in Budapest, Hungary. Her focus will be to help establish and lead children’s programming. Other opportunities may include teaching English, conducting art therapy in the community, working at a local orphanage, and connecting with Set Free work in Hungary.