The Wrights serve in Europe and the Middle East with World in Need International, a faith-based mission devoted to serving Jesus Christ by discipling people which enables indigenous evangelism, discipleship and church planting.
The Wrights are second generation ministers of Jesus Christ. Jonathan grew up in Brazil, where his parents were pioneer missionaries to indigenous tribal peoples. Suzanne grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where her parents served in pastoral ministry.
When they moved overseas, they adopted William Borden of Yale’s motto: “No Reserves, No Retreat! No Regrets!” Their anchor in Christ has held steadfast through numerous physical and ministry challenges!
From 1985-2002 the Wrights effectively served itinerantly in Romania from their pastoral ministry in the USA. During those years in Romania they trained church leaders and helped with the establishment of a Bible School and Christian Camp & Conference Center.
From 2002 until 2014 they served international English-speaking churches in Austria and have been teaching Bible classes at the United Nations for the past 17 years. In 2005 they began training church leaders in Iraq where they have continued to develop the ministry through graduates of the Bible training. Effective outreach has expanded as the war has opened new doors for the Gospel.
When the refugee crisis hit Europe in late 2014 the Wrights were prepared and ready to engage in evangelism and discipleship among these communities. They have seen many accept Christ, be discipled, baptized and added to local churches in Austria.
Currently, they are also training church leaders in Egypt and across Austria among these new communities of faith. God continues to expand their ministry in strategic ways which are advancing the Gospel in far broader ways than they ever imagined.
As they look back over their years in ministry, the Wrights see God clearly prepared them and has repeatedly placed them at hinge moments of history where they could have significant impact for Christ in those strategic times – Romania in 1989 when the Iron Curtain collapsed; Vienna in 2002 to serve in the international community leading up to the refugee wave of 2015; Iraq in 2005 leading up to the crisis with ISIS in 2014; Egypt in 2017 where the doors have continued to open in the era of more openness for the Gospel.
The Wrights have been married for 40 years and have 3 married children and 4 grandchildren.
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1420 Celebration Blvd #200
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Contributions to World in Need International are tax deductible. World in Need International, Inc. is a non-profit ministry recognized by the IRS as a 501C(3) tax-exempt organization with U.S. Federal Tax ID#59-3048894. Call 407-279-1470 anytime with any questions.
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May God bless, Jonathan and Suzanne.