Get to know the OneWay team! This week we'd like to introduce you to one of the people working behind the scenes at OneWay to help Reach People.
Rachel strongly believes that with God, all things are possible. This is not surprising, as she and her husband, Michael Thompson, have seen OneWay grow from a calling 21 years ago to a full-fledged ministry spanning several parts of the world today.
Rachel grew up as a missionary kid in Liberia, West Africa. As newlyweds, Michael and Rachel went to Ghana, West Africa as missionaries with Pioneers. After nearly two years, the Lord used a series of events and circumstances to redirect their paths back to the U.S. to launch OneWay.
In her role, Rachel interfaces with OneWay’s many prayer and financial supporters. “I love helping our partners see how the Lord is using them and to know how much they are appreciated,” Rachel says. She also works with various foundations who support OneWay’s work through meetings, reportings and grant-writing. She enjoys working with her teammates, board members, co-workers on the field and the many people who undergird the work. “It is truly a joy to be able to use the gifts God has given me to be part of a global team working to reach people!”
Even with a thriving ministry and a family of eight children, Rachel still finds free time and enjoys spending it being inspired by Christian biographies. She loves to see how saints from the past have walked with Jesus and how God parted their “Red Seas.”