• seth and hlawn hlawn van tifflin


    In Better Hands was founded because of our concern for the epidemic of child trafficking; which generates billions of dollars each year through exploitation. We work to protect children throughout Myanmar by rescuing or helping at-risk children who are abandoned, abused, hungry, in danger of being trafficked or have been trafficked.

  • dan and hope owsley


    The Owsleys are involved in church planting and leadership training in the capital city of Brasilia. Dan disciples and counsels FM pastors. Hope is involved in Bible study, discipleship and the editing of a devotional book based on John Wesley’s sermons. Both teach Bible and theology classes to church leadership and lend support and encouragement to church plants in the greater Brasilia area.

  • al and diane mellinger


    The Mellingers serve as regional leaders in the Balkans. They oversee the work of Team Bulgaria which includes the Light and Life FMC in Bulgaria, The Anagenesis Foundation and New Start LLC (a company of creative livelihood groups and micro-enterprise businesses). Team Bulgaria consists of four additional missionary families and many nationals. The Team is developing a holistic approach to ministry that includes the spiritual, educational, economic and social programs that work together to serve people.

  • larry and katie winckles


    Larry is leader of the Budapest church plant, investing much time in mentoring new leaders in personal discipleship. He also serves as the Europe Area Administrator, helping to resource and equip the developing FM ministries on continental Europe. Katie serves on the leadership team of the Budapest church plant, facilitates women’s ministry programs and oversees a weekly English class at the Family Help Center in Budapest’s 11th District.

  • others we cannot publicize

    Some of the people we support serve in countries that are considered creative access countries in which the public proclamation of the gospel is restricted. Evangelistic efforts in these countries can pose dangers to one’s life, well-being or freedom.