Who We Are


We are the Shell Family Jon, Laura, Lucas, Caleb, Ella and Micah

The Lord called both of us to international/foreign missions separately as teenagers on short-term trips to Mexico.  Our hearts were burdened by what we experienced and uplifted by the call to serve the Lord in ministry internationally. This led us to Europe where we met in 2000 in the Czech Republic attending a Missionary Training School.  

We have served domestically and in over 6 nations internationally over the past 20 years.  During the COVID crisis,  we began to pray, and God opened our eyes to Europe and specifically Germany.  Our hearts desire is to make disciples and mobilize others to serve in the harvest field of Europe.  We will be serving in Kandern, Germany.

Places We Serve

Local Church

We desire to serve the local church in Germany to support their ongoing effort to reach the lost for Christ.

Black Forest Academy

We will be investing in and loving on the children of missionaries which impacts the work the Lord is doing in over 60 different countries. 


GEM Teams provides opportunities for exciting short-term mission teams to help build the Kingdom of God in Europe.


Less than 2% of Europeans believe in Jesus Christ and we have the opportunity to impact an entire nation for Christ.