Our Missionaries

Our missionaries are normal people from all walks of life who have dedicated their lives to serving and following Jesus wherever He calls them. Want to meet them? Check out our Missionary Directory.

Jon and Sheila Abraham

Jon and Sheila Abraham

Missionaries to Asia 2

Ministry Description

To equip and mobilize the country's young generation so they can reach their generation's present and future. We desire to intentionally share the Gospel through relational evangelism. The second part of our ministry is to disciple believers. We're engaging local churches and challenging them to have Word of Life Local Church Ministry so we can stand alongside them to help their young people grow spiritually. There are three ministries we're currently doing now: Spiritual Retreat (Camping Ministry), Local Church Ministry (LCM), and English for Life (EFL).

About Jon

I grew up in church ever since I can remember. At eight years old, we moved to the United States from the Philippines. Even though I grew up in the church, I had no concept of my eternal destination. I first heard the gospel when I was 32 years old. The pastor preached on John 3:16 and 14:6, these verses showed me that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven. That Sunday morning on March 29, 1994, I received Jesus Christ as my Savior. In June of 1998, my desire to know more of God brought me to the Word of Life Bible Institute in the Philippines. God not only taught me to better understand His word, but also showed me that, "The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few;" (Matthew 9:37). God used that year to show me the need for evangelism in my home country. I wanted to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to the youth of the Philippines. In May 2003, after graduating from Philadelphia Biblical University, my family and I accepted God's call to serve Him in Word of Life Philippines (2006-2015). Afterwards, we spent a year at SYME (School of Youth Ministry in English) in Taiwan to learn that facet of Word of Life ministry. We finished our training in May 2017.

My family and I finally arrived at our new field in Southeast Asia (country's name withheld) in June 2017. Since we are still working on our language study, we are only able to minister to English-speaking nationals. However, our limitation has not limited God neither is He waiting for us till we know the official language before He "launches us into the deep."

About Sheila

I was born and raised in a traditional and legalistic religion. After I heard the gospel at age 16, I invited Jesus Christ to be my personal Savior. I wanted then to become a missionary, so I could share Christ with others. However, the Lord had other plans. After many years of growing and learning from His Word, the Lord granted my desire. At age 35, my family and I moved back to the Philippines as full-time WOL missionaries. Though it had been an awesome adventure serving the Lord there with my husband, Jon, and our four children, we felt God's call to serve Him in South Asia...a country where most of the people do not know Jesus Christ. Our children-David (2000) joined the US Army Reserve to help pay for his university studies. Nathan (2003), Sam (2005), and Abigail (2010) attend a local Christian school. It's where Jon and I are at times asked by the school to lead the staff-student morning devotion.

Life Verse

"Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began," 2 Timothy 1:9