Our Missionaries

The Ross Family
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Justin, Ashley, Aaron & Gracie

After founding Sparrow Missions and focusing their lives in ministry in Honduras for 12 years, Justin and Ashley Ross felt the call to take the next step of faith and move to Northern Thailand to see disciples made and churches planted where the Gospel has never been, within the 10/40 window. In Thailand, less than 1% of the population is Christian, and the majority of the Thai people have never heard the Gospel even once. The Ross family resides in Chiang Rai, Thailand while working to plant churches in a mountain village with no church and a village on the outskirts of Chiang Kham.

Ashley serves as the school counselor for the school that Aaron and Graciela attend while completing her master’s degree in counseling. Justin is focused on learning the Thai language, building ministry relationships, and staying connected with Honduran staff as Executive Director of Sparrow Missions while finishing his master’s degree in intercultural leadership en route to pursuing a doctorate in the fall of 2023.

Romans 10:14

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?

The Thompson Family
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John, Abi, Emma, Grace & Micah

Our greatest passion is seeing people know Jesus. We have been married for 17 years and have
traveled the world together. We love experiencing culture, food, and good coffee. We have three
amazing children: Emma, Grace, and Micah.
Prior to joining Sparrow, our family planted a multiethnic church in Northeast Atlanta, not far
from where John was raised. Before church planting, John served as a College; Student Pastor,
an adjunct professor, and the Senior Director of Global Impact at the Agapao Movement, with a
focus on training and equipping global leaders in South Asia. Before entering full-time church
ministry, John served nearly 12 years in the US Army.
Abi was born in Manila, Philippines and grew up in a missionary family, living across the United
States, Brazil, and Peru. She learned from an early age what it meant to live for Jesus, but also
experienced the realities that come with being a third-culture kid in an ever changing third-
culture environment. Abi’s childhood took her all over the world, but she spent most of her
formative years living between the Pacific Northwest and Tampa Bay.
After several years of serving the Lord in Atlanta, He called family our to step into a new season, in a
new place. In June 2023 we are relocating to Lima, Peru as Sparrow missionaries to serve at The
Union Church of Lima. There, John will step into a new role as the Senior Pastor as we seek God
to reestablish and renew this historic and prominent church, with the dream of joining and
encouraging the Gospel movement that God is building throughout the city.

The Weeks Family
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Chris, Alishia & Micah

Chris and Alishia Weeks joined the Sparrow Missions family in 2014 after several years of short-term trips. After serving in many roles throughout the years in Santiago and San Pedro, Alishia currently serves as the director of the “Sponsor a Sparrow” program and as an administrator at the Sparrow Academy. Chris currently leads as the Projects Manager overseeing construction projects in San Pedro and leads short-term teams as the Director of SparrowGo. Chris is also the preaching elder at Kainos Christian Church, a newer church plant serving the Rancho Bonito community, meeting at the Sparrow Academy every Sunday. Chris and Alishia serve alongside their three sons, Brayan, Andy, and Micah, and baby Luca.

The Glover Family
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Jacob and Rebeca

Our family first fell in love with missions through trips in the USA with our church (Raleigh Road Baptist) in Wilson, North Carolina. Traveling on mission each summer  for six years from Louisiana to Vermont, we were pushed out of our comfort zone and learned how to serve with all kinds of people. We had no idea God was using these trips to prepare us to step out even further. In 2014, we heard through some friends what Sparrow Missions was doing and set out for our first trip to Honduras. Once we saw how Sparrow was working to make disciples through sharing the hope of Jesus with those forgotten by the world, coming back was not an option.

 

From 2015-2018, we were able to lead multiple short term teams from our church to work with Sparrow. It was during those trips that God continued to break our hearts for the people of Honduras and confirm that we needed to take the next step. In January of 2019 with support from our church, family and friends, we moved from North Carolina to San Pedro Sula and continue to be amazed at how God has prepared the way and constantly provides  for our needs. Our son Jacob came with us to do ministry while taking college classes online. Our daughter Laney is completing her Elementary Education/ESL/Spanish degree at UNCW and travels to Honduras several times a year to serve with us. We miss many things about North Carolina and are so blessed to travel back as often as possible to see our parents, siblings and friends.

 

The primary focus of our ministry is the community of Corosa where we help lead and support discipleship groups of all ages and just spend time sharing the love of Jesus. God is moving through believers in this community and we can’t wait to see what he does next! We are also blessed to support the kids ministry in the Bordos, help with short term teams and any other opportunities God brings through Sparrow Missions. Our heart’s desire is to be obedient to Matthew 28:19 by sharing the amazing love of God that we have experienced with all people, especially those forgotten by the world.