who we are
Richard Vagle, President
Richard currently serves at Victory Life Church in Ham Lake Minnesota. He serves on the elder board loves serving the Church however he can. Richard has been serving the Lord for many years as both a home builder, minister, worship leader, and is someone who simply wants to be known by his Lord, Jesus Christ. He is a passionate person who so radically believed in missions, that he launched this mission organization in hopes of seeing all believers come to an understanding of what it truly means to serve the Lord. He loves seeing believers realize their purpose in serving the Lord daily through missions and outreach. He currently serves on the board of Directors for Missions for God.
Richard graduated from Liberty University with a Certificate in Biblical and Pastoral Studies in 2008. He has also received a Certificate in Spiritual Formation and hopes of seeing greater discipleship in the areas he serves in ministry.
Richard married Joyce in 1984. They have been serving the Lord for 30+ years and have loved their four 4 boys (Luke, Josh, Nathan, and Matt), and God has blessed him with 11 grandchildren. Richard and Joyce love serving alongside one another in local and international outreach.
Matt Vagle, Vice President
Matt currently works as a Project Manager at a commercial glass company in Coon Rapids Minnesota. He loves serving Missions for God and leading community impact programs on a local and international scale. Whether at home or abroad, Matt loves to see true discipleship occur within the lives of believers and he is passionatly involved in a discipleship program called "Live 2:6." Matt has a passion for leading and facilitating mission trips whenever and wherever he can. He has been to Peru 20 times over the past 15 years. He serves on the board of Directors for Missions for God.
He graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in Ministry and Leadership from Dallas Christian College, and has his Master's Degree in Spiritual Formation at Lincoln Christian Seminary.
Matt married Heather, his High School Sweetheart, in July of 2008. Heather is a licensed professional counselor and works at Agape Christian Counseling in Otsego Minnesota. They have a daughter named Avery and a son who is expected to be born in August of this year! They both have a great passion for missions and seeing God move miraculously through the people of Peru. They are passionately pursuing God and are excited to see what He will do next.
Ricardo Mavila, Board Member
I met Jesus at age 17 right when I finished high school, I believe he led me to study English and communications for he has used me in those area of ministry, at age 19 started working at the Christian tv channel here in Peru and around that time I met my first mission team which got me very interested in that area of service. Later on started serving as a translator for teams and before I knew it I was managing teams and setting ups operations for different agencies. When I was 30 I got married and my wife Kelsey has been a great spiritual support and has become a awesome mother for our 2 kids Samuel (5) and Arianna (3). We are living by faith and every day we trust God for provision and health that can only come from him.
Ford Boone, Board Member
Ford is a Minnesota native and has worked as a Mechanical Engineer at MTS Systems Corporation in Minnesota since 1999. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2001 with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Ford married Stephanie in 2002 and has since been blessed with four wonderful children: Colton (8), Taylor (8), Madison (5), and Jamison (Newborn).
Since becoming a Christian at 18 Ford has actively served in various volunteer capacities within the Churches he attended including Sunday School Teacher, Youth Group Leader, Director of Missions and Outreach, and Leadership Team Member. Ford has served the Lord planning, coordinating, and leading Mission Trips, large Church-wide Community Outreach projects and events, Youth Ministry events, and Vision Casting. He loves seeing God glorified as believers realize their potential and purpose in Christ through Missions and Outreach.
Ford’s family background, worldwide travel experience, relationship with Christ, and various volunteer roles have created a thirst for Global Evangelism and participation on the Missions for God Board of Directors.
Gary Krier, Board Member
I am 60+ years old, married with 3 children and 5 grandchildren. I am excited about serving the Lord the rest of my life. I believe we are living in some exciting times and we are called to spread the good news of the Gospel. The harvest is white and we must go out now.
I was working a busy and successful building career about 15 years ago when I found the Lord Jesus Christ and accepted Him as my Lord and Savior. From that day I have been seeking to follow Jesus Christ and to do His will in my life. It has not been an easy journey, but one of tremendous spiritual growth and trust in the Lord. Through this walk with the Lord and through divine appointments from Him, I have met several awesome pastors and men of God to advance my spiritual growth, trust, love, and service to the Lord.
Meeting Matt and Richard & Joyce Vagle was one of those divine appointments that brought me into the mission field. My heart is for the lost and God arranged a way for me to get into the mission field with Matt and Richard; I felt that He truly blessed me with my heart’s desire to serve Him in a new way. Since going to Peru with Matt & Richard in 2008, I have gone on 7 other mission trips as the short term mission trip coordinator for my church. I am so excited about being part of the trip back to Peru this year. I will be joining Matt and Richard team with a team that I will be organizing to be a part of the overall team for the trip this year.
As we organize teams to go on mission trips, it is not just about evangelizing, or building, or teaching, or equipping the people we meet in the mission field. One of the biggest blessings I have noticed from bringing team members on mission trips is changed lives. Not so much change lives of the people we meet in the mission field, but changed lives and hearts of the people we bring on these trips. I have witnessed missionaries changing their outlook on life to the fullest. I even had one young lady change her major in college from teacher to nurse. She wants to go back and serve in the mission field as a nurse. There are many other examples, but mostly our team members come back home and want to serve God in a new and fuller way. They realize that having stuff is not that important anymore as they witness the joy in the people we meet in the mission field who do not have anything, and is much greater than our joy here in the USA where we have so much.
Come and join us on our next trip to Peru. You will be blessed beyond your imagination!
Joyce Vagle, Treasurer
Joyce currently works as an accountant for Wayne Blosberg and has been there for 25+ years. She loves seeing her children succeed in work and ministry and has dedicated her life to seeing them succeed. She also does accounting for several other organizations including Missions for God. While she may not always be on the Missions trips, they wouldn't happen without her vision and clerical leadership. She serves her husband Richard and loves to see the lost come to understanding of Christ and his life-changing power.
While she loves serving and working hard. Her real passion is her children but more importantly, her grandchildren. She loves investing time and energy into the lives of the people around her.
Janet Delgado, Media and Communications
I have been a christian since 1987. I live in Callao which is the place that I love. I live with my mom who is my best friend. Me and my fiancee Samuel we love to serve whenever we can together. He works at Krochet Kids International since 2013. I worked in different christian organizations as Compassion International, Young Life Capernaum Peru, Frontline Peru being part of their staff taught me the importance to serve. I love to be the bridge of communication as a freelance translator in other christian organizations in Peru. I love to here what God is doing in others. Come to Peru, Pray for Peru, Be part of what God is doing in other cultures.