Jon & Laura Shell
Serving in Kandern, Germany
"Our journey to Europe started over 20 years ago when we both felt a call to full time ministry on separate short term trips to Mexico. God brought our stories together in the Czech Republic where we attended a missionary training school. We have served the Lord in 3 states and numerous countries over the years but God has put Europe on our hearts. We started serving in Kandern, Germany with our 4 kids in October 2021. "
Where We Work
"We serve in Kandern, Germany at Black Forest Academy and with the refugees residing in Kandern. The Black Forest Academy serves a student body that is comprised of missionary kids whose parents are working in over 52 different countries. BFA seeks to create a challenging academic and healthy social environment for these kids to thrive in and partnering alongside these parents to disciple these students as they grow spiritually.
Our refugee ministry focuses on the needs of the people that are arriving from Ukraine, Africa and the Middle East. We partner with ministries that are seeking to meet the needs of people physically and spiritually."