Pursue Missions International is a 501(C)3 located in Lubbock, TX

Pursue Missionaries

We have sent out seven families into full-time missions - You can learn more about them below:

Jeanne Jester (South Africa)

JEANNEJESTERJeanne is based in South Africa with a heart for seeing the continent of Africa strengthened and released to carry the Gospel of the Kingdom into the nations. Jeanne's focus is on intercessory prayer and training local leaders both on a local level in South Africa and in outreach across the continent.


Shannon & Lindsay Shores (Botswana, Africa)

Shannon & Lindsay333Shannon and Lindsay Shores and their 4 children [Alexis, Gabriel, Praise, & Kendrick] live in Botswana, Africa and serve as missionaries alongside Word to Africa Botswana. The Shores heart for the youth of Botswana has opened doors of ministry regarding HIV/AIDS, alcoholism, teen pregnancy, abuse and neglect. Reaching out to the youth has enabled the Shores to open a youth center as well as a church plant. Hearts are being changed, families are being healed and Botswana is turning to the Lord Jesus

Aaron & Jena Clendenen (Houston)

CLENDENENSAaron and Jena Clendenen and their six children [Avry, Emma, Matthew, Marley, Trystan, & Wyatt] are now living in Houston to begin a new ministry, Elevate 61 International ( This ministry will concentrate on the rehabilitation of male victims of human trafficking. The rehabilitaiton will include basic job skills training, teaching of fundamental biblical truths, prayer, money management, and legal/immigration assistance.


Elisabeth Anderson (Colombia)

EAndersonAs I started this journey to full-time missions, I was faced with the question of "Why?" "Why here? Why me? Why now?" - not in an overdramatic sense, but as in, "What do I have to offer? What is the Lord's purpose behind this? What is my unique calling?" In a neighborhood where darkness has reigned and futures are doomed to repeat cycles of abuse, violence, drug tracking, prostitution, and witchcraft, hope at times is in short supply. But, in Jesus, through His redemption on the Cross, there is hope for all. I am so excited to finally plant myself in this neighborhood and invest in the long-term work of reclaiming, releasing, and nurturing hope in the children, teens, and families of Medellín, Colombia.


Tony and Carrie Taylor (Guatemala)

TaylorsTony and Carrie Taylor have been missionaries in Guatemala for 15 years. The Taylors work with the Jacalteco people with the vision to minister to and alongside the church of Jacaltenango. The Taylors work across denominational lines, teaching, preaching and offering opportunities for local church leaders to receive training. The presence of the Lord and great humility describe the life and leadership of Tony and Carrie. The love and compassionate hands of Tony and Carrie are seeing lives transformed and the atmosphere of Jacaltenango changing daily.

Tony and Carrie have 3 boys, Braegan 14, Trenden 11, and Daivin 8.



Samuel Rodriquez (Brazil)

SamuelSamuel Isaac Rodriguez has been a full-time missionary for the past 3 years but has just recently become full-time on the field in Brazil. Samuel works with a parachurch ministry called Dunamis. DUNAMIS MOVEMENT is a para-ecclesiastical Christian movement whose focus is sustainable revival. A global Christian movement that spiritually AWAKENS a generation, ESTABLISHES Kingdom culture and TRANSFORMS society. Samuel works with Dunamis' Greenhouse school of Revival and Transformation which is a bilingual (English/Portuguese) school that hosts over 500 students from all over Brazil and over 100 students from over 14 different nations. Samuel is the school's international student coordinator and his calling is to connect the Revival in Brazil to the nations around the world. Samuel's passion is to see a generation raised up in all spheres of society to bring the love, power and transformation of God to all nations. Samuel seeks to raise up and train young leaders from all over the world to bring the gospel of the Kingdom so that every nation, tribe, people and language will hear the good news of Jesus Christ.


Leo & Silvana Grisales (Colombia)

GrisalesLeo began Jump Ministries in response to seeing kids on the streets caught up in drugs, prostitution, and suicide. In crying out to God for answers the Lord challenged him by saying, "I put you there to be the answer." He and Silvana coordinate evangelism and outreach, uniting the churches of Colombia to be the answer. They are currently working on the process to become missionaries in the U.S. in the next chapter of their ministry.