In 1995, founders Rocky and Joske Malloy traveled to Santa Cruz, Bolivia with a dream from God to see entire nations reached with the good news of Jesus and trained in the Word of God. In 1996, they started River of Life Church as a movie theater to utilize the free advertisement local newspapers gave theatres. The free Christian movies drew the masses. After the movie played, an altar call was given followed by worship and biblical teaching. Within 6 months average weekly attendance had grown to over 1,000. People traveled from all over to hear the Good News and be set free. By anyone’s standards we’re talking about a serious harvest!
But there was a problem. God had given Rocky the dream to disciple nations. At a growth rate of 1,000 people every 6 months, it was going to take 500 years just to reach the small country of Bolivia – let alone nations! Rocky began to seek the Lord for a new strategy. God led Rocky to the book of Acts. In Acts 19:9-10 it says that Paul taught the Gospel to ALL of Asia from a school. That was it! The public school system is one of the largest existing networks in any country and nearly all of society passes through the schoolhouse. By teaching Jesus in the public schools, we have the potential to see entire nations transformed!
In 1999, God opened the door for our first pilot program in the public schools of Bolivia. Today operations are expanding throughout Latin America. Teachers are being certified, parents are being equipped, and students are being trained in the Word of God through an accredited curriculum as a required school subject. God is opening doors in countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean from Mexico to Chile. With the power of God and your partnership, we will see an entire continent transformed!
Rocky and Joske meet doing mission work on the border of Honduras and Nicaragua during the Sandinista conflict. God uses work here to show Rocky and Joske the value of investing in children as a way to change the future of a nation for Jesus.
Rocky and Joske are married and found Shield of Faith Ministries, later to become Mission Generation.
After 2 years of prep work, Rocky gets Cuban Central Committee to sign agreement to open “spiritual development” offices throughout Cuba. During this 5 day outreach over 2000 people received Christ. God teaches Rocky the value of working with governments to spread the gospel.
Rocky and Joske move to Santa Cruz, Bolivia and start River of Life Church. Over the next 15 years, church activities would result in 50,000 new believer packets being given away.
Mission Generation begins work in the public schools of Bolivia.
Bolivian congress accredits Mission Generation's school program for use in the public and private schools.
Mission Generation begins work in Paraguay.
Mission Generation begins work in Chile.
The Malloy family moves to Santiago, Chile to oversee expansion of the program.
Malloy family moves to Panama to relocate the international office and begin Panamanian operations. Guatemalan operations are initiated with the approval of a pilot program beginning January 2015.
ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
Rocky and Joske Malloy are the founders of Mission Generation. Rocky is responsible for directing worldwide activities of the ministry and Joske focuses on developing the student curriculum and faculty training.
The couple met in 1989 serving as relief workers on the border of Honduras and Nicaragua during the Sandinista war. After marrying, they returned to Honduras to help repatriate Nicaraguan refugees and provide health and child care services to the indigenous Indian population. Once back in the U.S., Rocky was co-pastor of Abundant Life Christian Center and a teacher in its Bible Institute in La Marque, Texas. He also worked as the editor-in-chief of Ambassador, a world news magazine written from a missionary’s perspective.
The Malloys relocated to Santa Cruz, Bolivia and founded Iglesia Rio de Vida (River of Life Church) in July of 1996. They also established the Seminario Biblico Internacional SBI (International Bible Seminary) in 1998, Mission Generation, a Christian education project in 1999, and Faith Alliance, a ministerial organization in 2004.
Rocky and Joske now live in Panama with their three youngest children. Their two oldest daughters are currently living in the U.S.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Anderson is principal of 1CapitalPartner and serves as financial advisor to corporate clients worldwide. He has held executive positions in the commercial banking industry where he was responsible for developing businesses in several industries. In addition to his position on the Mission Generation board, Mr. Anderson is actively involved with other Christian ministry organizations that support a global men’s movement and transformational, sustainable, and scalable humanitarian projects throughout Africa. Todd lives in beautiful Southern California with his two daughters.
Dr. Carter is the co-founder, chief executive officer and president of TrellisWare Technologies, Inc., a world leader in advanced network communication products & signal processing solutions for military, civil and commercial use. Tom leads the strategic direction, business develoment and daily operations of the company bringing technical expertise and over 25 years of extensive management experience. Prior to starting Trellisware, he held numerous senior positions at both ViaSat, Inc. and TRW. Tom holds a B.S.E.E and M.S.E.E. from Rice University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. Tom is married to and they make their home in Poway, California.
Mr. Delgado leads the sales and marketing team for Austin, Texas-based company Buildfax, a leading provider of property intelligence data. Jason is passionate about the Lord, family and country. Born to teenage parents in a small South Texas town, Jason was the first in his family to attend college and graduated from the University of Texas. He began his career in sales and marketing, and expanded into professional services and management consulting. Jason and his wife, Rachel, live with their four children in Texas City, Texas.
Mrs. Delgado serves as a trustee at a local community college, manages her family’s rental property business, and homeschools their four children ages: 17, 14, 11, and 8. She is devoted to helping her children and everyone she encounters develop their God-given potential and is thankful for the opportunity to partner with Mission Generation to bring a message of hope to the world.
Mr. Malloy is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Mission Generation. After serving as a U.S. Merchant Marine officer, Rocky started in ministry on staff with Horizon Christian Fellowship in San Diego, CA. He was a humanitarian aid worker in Central America during the Sandinista-Contra conflict before returning to ministry at Abundant Life School of Bible Institute in La Marque, TX. With his wife, Joske, Rocky established River of Life Church in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and subsequently founded Mission Generation. A native of North Carolina, a published author, and a proud father of five children, Mr. Malloy directs all international activities of Mission Generation from ministry headquarters in Panama.
Mr. McLanahan has practiced law for over 25 years specializing in all forms of business and estate planning. Jon, a prolific teacher, writer and public speaker, co-authored, The Church as Employer, a comprehensive resource manual for churches and charitable organizations. Jon has served on numerous corporate and charitable boards, and is also a seminar leader, Bible teacher and trained mediator. Jon received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from Oklahoma State University, where he played varsity football, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. He also attended the Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Jon and his wife, Kim, are long-time residents of Edmond, Oklahoma. They have four children and enjoy family, church, and community activities.
Mrs. Malloy is the editor-in-chief of curriculum and publications and director of training for Mission Generation. Joske, along with her husband, Rocky, established River of Life Church in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, the church plant that gave birth to Mission Generation. As a co-founder of Mission Generation, Mrs. Malloy has been key to the development of the program's academic and spiritual foundations. She is a Dutch citizen raised on the mission fields of Indonesia who has served as a midwife and healthcare provider to refugees in Central America. Mrs. Malloy holds a B.S. from the University of HBOV, Groningen, The Netherlands, as well as a M.A. in Education and a Ph.D in Divinity from Almeda University. The mother of five, Joske joined the Board of Directors in 2015.
Mr. Wilcox is founder and President of Wilcox Pipe & Supply Co., Harvest Oil Co., & Harvest House Ministries. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of both Christian Heritage Academy in Del City and The Ralph Bullard Heritage Foundation. His wife of 49 years, Shannon, was Executive Director of a home-based nutraceutical business while continuing her lifelong studies and research in Naturopathic Medicine. She continues to volunteer her time with the pro-life ministries and currently is working at OU health science center.
Ms. Green attended the University of Oklahoma for her undergrad then Baylor University for her Masters in Social Work. She currently works as an Orphan Care Manager for Saddleback Church in Southern California. Lindy has a passion for serving children and families in their adoption journey, knowing each child who has experienced trauma and loss needs a unique kind of care in a loving home. Lindy enjoys utilizing Trust-Based Relational Interventions with children and families to bring relational healing to the places where they have been hurt relationally. She currently is serving on the board of the Karis Adoption Fund. Outside of work, Lindy enjoys reading novels, traveling, attending Thunder games, and spending time with close friends and her growing family of fifteen.
SUPPORT A MISSIONARY
95 percent of our employees are nationals of the countries where we serve and are paid directly by Mission Generation. A very small number of staff from other areas - mostly Americans - serve in deputized positions which require them to raise support from individual donors for at least part of their income. They serve in key leadership roles or work in unique capacities. Your investment in them goes far!
We invite you to get to know them - read their bios and enjoy their adventures through their newsletters. Then see if supporting one of these servants directly with your finances and prayers is something you'd like to do.
For more information about supporting missionaries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WILFRED & REGINA SCHENK
Wilfred and Regina are national directors of Mission Generation's program in Paraguay. They started with the program in 2003 and have been instrumental in the program implementation. Wilfred and Regina are Dutch citizens. They live in Ascension, Paraguay with their four children.SUPPORT THEM »
Nathan & Rebekah Del Collo
Nathan and Rebekah Del Collo are pioneering members of Mission Generation's team in Panama. They moved to Panama in 2012 in response to God's call to work with orphaned and abandoned children. Once there, they saw first-hand the overwhelming needs of all the children and began to ask how they could help bring Jesus to so many. In joining the Mission Generation team, Nathan and Rebekah are giving their lives to impact generations of children in Panama for the glory of God. The Del Collos and their 4 young sons, a daughter and a baby on the way and are living in David, Chiriqui Province, Panama.SUPPORT THEM »