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. The children are Maggie, grade 11, Lydia, grade 10, Johanna, 8th grade, Clara 5th grade, and Josiah grade 1.

Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

God answered prayer to bring in a team to do basketball ministry. Pray for disciples to result from the MBA, Mongolian Basketball Academy.

Please pray for good planning and vision to yield fruit that lasts from faithful service with Mongolian church leaders.

Please pray for Mongolia:
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: February 12, 2019

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Field Assignment
Bldg 32/2, 25th Khoroo, 13th District
Bayanzurkh District, Street Manlaibaatar Damdinsv
Ulaanbaatar, 13374

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