Jeremy and Renee Bergevin

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Jeremy and Renee Bergevin - Alliance International Worker Biography

Jeremy coaches basketball as outreach through the local church in Darhan, Mongolia. Renee teaches the Bible at our Alliance Kingdom Leaders Training Center there.

Renee grew up at Riverside Alliance Church in Akron, OH. When she was 12 years old, she went forward during missions conference there to commit to serve Jesus overseas. She studied hard through Christian schooling and college earning a Bachelor's in Biblical Studies with a minor in church planting from Toccoa Falls College. On the way home from a missions trip to Europe, she met Jeremy, who was also traveling home from a missions trip in Europe.

They were married at Riverside Alliance in Akron in 2000. They lived in Jeremy's home town of Kirkland, WA until 2001, when they moved to Nyack, NY for Jeremy's missions education at Alliance Theological Seminary. Their first daughter Maggie was born here in 2002. In 2003, they moved to Toledo, OH to serve as Missionary Interns on a large staff at Westgate Chapel with preaching responsibilities for the evening service and outreach to International Students. Lydia and Johanna were born there in July of 2003, and 2005.

In August of 2005, they departed from Seattle and settled into their apartment in Darhan, Mongolia. A few days later they camped 9 nights in a Mongolian home and started language school, which lasted 2 years. Summer of 2007 brought news of another baby. With Renee on bed-rest, Jeremy drove 3 hours into the countryside for days and weeks at a time to build a log cabin with a crew of Mongolian men. In late October, they moved into that cabin with 3-week-old Clara, the youngest of their four daughters. They spent the rest of that term getting to know their neighbors in Bulgan, Mongolia - a provincial capital population 10,000.

After some sports outreach camps in 2010 in the countryside, Jeremy and Renee moved back to Darhan, a city of 100,000 people to manage the CAMA Service Center. Here they led a team of 15 Mongolians to reach out to the poor, give family counseling, financial counseling, and Celebrate Recovery to the local communities in partnership with area churches. Renee enjoyed outreaches to women through beauty and makeover ministries. Jeremy started a construction corps called Food for Work. In 2012 another baby came, our son Josiah. In 2013, the end of their term was marked by basketball outreach to middle school boys and girls.

In 2014, the 7 Bergevins returned to Mongolia for a 3rd term. Renee continued as bookkeeper of CAMA, and taught the Bible. Jeremy continued as Celebrate Recovery and Center manager. In early 2016 Jeremy partnered with North Ridge Basketball Academy from Raleigh, NC, to run basketball camps, which culminated in training a team of boys as outreach through spring.

Last May we returned to Ohio for General Council of the C&MA. In July we settled into Ellensburg, WA to be near Jeremy's family for the 2017-18 school year. All 5 kids are attending school. We extended our Home Assignment for an additional year.

In 2019 we returned to serve our 4th term in the Capitol, Ulaanbaatar, a city of about 1 million people. When COVID hit, we locked down from January 2020 to June 2020, when we finally evacuated to Ohio.

Here is our most recent update from September 2020:
Dear Friends:

We are very grateful for God's care and protection through the COVID-19 quarantine and shut down. We pray for those who have lost loved ones, livelihoods or been sick during the pandemic. May God continue to care for his world and find us faithful in serving while we wait for His healing, protection and justice for all people and nations.

It is glorious to see how so many people remember to honor God with their first fruits even when they can't meet to worship Him in person or in big groups. Please remember to continue to support your local church by tithing to God online or by check.

Thanks also to those who are able to faithfully give to Alliance Ministries around the world. Checks can be sent in support of our ministry to the C&MA address below.

Or, if you would like to give now, you could click on this link to see how: https://secure.cmalliance.org/give/

Although we had to evacuate from Mongolia in June, we are planning to return to Mongolia as soon as January. God willing, and the border, shut down, quarantine restrictions, and visas allow, we plan to be on a plane January 17th back to our place of ministry for the 2021 new year. Thanks again for your prayers and support!

Blessings and Peace in Christ,

Jeremy and Renee and Family

Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

Please pray for Mongolia!
(September 2nd, 2020)

That Alliance International Workers would be able to reenter Mongolia in God's timing. All 8 families now assigned to Mongolia are locked outside its closed borders waiting to get 'home' and back to work.

For favor with government officials, our lawyer and document specialist workers to successfully transfer key ministry properties from our International NGO to the National Mongolian Alliance Church the deadline this first week of September!

For IW visa and residence documents to be prepared and approved in time for International Worker families' reentry. Unfortunately the COVID shutdown has hampered many government and official offices timelines and effectiveness.

For the International Mongolian Basketball Academy. Led by one faithful Christian Mongolian coach, who has trained 3 young volunteer coaches. That players would passionately learn, live and share the "Love of God and the Game of Life".

Praise the Lord all our children are back in school in person! Please pray that their neighborhoods, nations, and schools remain healthy, safe, and open.

Currently only 1% Christian, please pray for the supernatural goal of 10% by 2020 set by Mongolian national leaders.
Growth and structure for Mongolian Alliance Churches
Responsive people and fruitful servant/leaders
Courage and love to share Jesus
Holy Spirit empowerment for joyful service to Savior and society to result in 'fruit that lasts', faithfulness of a growing flock.

Updated: September 02, 2020

Children's Names
Magdalene
Lydia
Johanna
Clara
Josiah
Status
Home Assignment
Address
4186 Copley Rd
Copley, OH 44321

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