Luke & Kyla Paraventi
Luke has been on multiple international short-term mission trips. His call to missions has been gradual since the end of his junior year in high school. While on various mission trips, he has had a supernatural peace that he was where God desired him to be. On these trips, he constantly witnessed gifts from the Holy Spirit that greatly helped in cross-cultural relationships.
Kyla has also been on multiple short-term mission trips. While attending a camp at the age of 13, she felt called to missions. She said, “I always possessed a curiosity of the world around me, but at that camp God broke my heart for the lost.”
In December 2014 Luke and Kyla were appointed to serve as long-term missionaries with Global Partners in the Czech Republic. They would love to utilize business as a way to build relationships. Whether that involves job skill training or creating a business to hire local people, they want to build up a community to gain trust with the people.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” (Luke 4:18-19 NIV).