Parsons, Philip & Mary
Wall, NJ 07719
We were commended to the Lord and the ministry of MK education (missionary kids) by Andover Bible Chapel, MA and Oaklands Chapel, BC in 1985 for two years and then again in 1989. Faith Academy, located in Manila, Philippines is the largest MK school in the world. Phil was the high school principal and Mary was the athletic nurse and activities coordinator. Our three children, Heather, David and Valerie grew up in the Philippines and returned to the US for their college years. In 2006 we left the Philippines having been invited by CMML to become the host and hostess to missionaries visiting the facilities in Wall Township, NJ. Initially our responsibilities included overseeing the care of the building and caring for the missionaries. In 2007 Phil added the duties of office administration. 2013 brought major changes when we were asked to begin a new position, that of Assembly Relations and Missionary Care. This involves visiting assemblies, their elders and newly commended missionaries. Farther afield we travel to spend time encouraging missionaries in the country where they live and serve. We still live at CMML and care for the Guest Home. Phil helps to organize and teach at the Missionary Orientation Program (MOP) held each June at Greenwood Hills Bible Conference Center, PA. Our children are married and we have 12 grandchildren. We fellowship at Fifth Avenue Chapel, Belmar, NJ where Phil is an elder and Mary enjoys both music and ladies ministries.