Gazi and Bethany Lame
The Lame family is currently stateside while getting medical care for their son, Luka. Both Gazi and Bethany will continue to lead D3 from Cincinnati, Ohio. Gazi will communicate regularly with Emiljo (staff employee) and the orphanage director to help our partnership with the orphanage remain strong. He will also make visits to Albania and help with summer teams and camps. Bethany works on the administrative side of D3 and helps with donor communications.
They plan to use their time in the states to strengthen D3 and develop new ministry connections. D3 has a vision to serve youth transitioning out of the orphanage by creating a group home. They are hoping to develop this dream more while in the USA so it can become a reality.
The Lames hope to return to Albania in 2-3 years once their son is medically stable and will continue serving in full time ministry.
Juls (Ania) lives in Poland, where she and her husband are actively involved in ministry both locally and around the Eastern European/Central Asian region. She personally primarily focuses on disciple-making through Bible study groups, one-to-one ministry and counseling. She works alongside her husband in many varied evangelistic outreaches and serves various local mission-minded organizations such as Daybreak, Mission to the East, InterServe and Central Eurasian Partners.
We share and witness the love of Christ with internationals (international professionals and students) and help them to become disciples and develop them into leaders who obey Christ’s great commission.
Steve and Lidia Herrmann, married for close to three decades, live in Budapest, Hungary. Steve has been in the country for 20+ years. Lidia is a native. Both work as school teachers. Steve teaches conversatoinal English at the high school level. Lidia teaches all subjects at the elementary level and foreign language at all levels, elementary through high school. By building a strong relationship with students, Steve is able to stay in contact with them after graduation, continue to exert influence, and studying the Bilbe with many. He is also a key member in the congregation, often working with leadership. Lidia heads up a country-wide mothers' prayer ministry. They both also reach out in their neighborhood, and through other natural contacts.