February 2016 Missionaries

Krista Landaas
WGM, American Indian Field
Krista grew up in Oregon City, Oregon, in a loving Christian home as the oldest of three children. She gave her life to Jesus when she was 7 years old during VBS. Since that time, she has known without a shadow of a doubt that God was calling her to be a missionary. When she was 15 years old, she surrendered herself fully to God and the Holy Spirit during Multnomah Holiness Camp. God used that camp to show her that even though she was a child a God, she had not given her whole life and desires over to Him. God showed Krista that He wanted everything and not just the part she was willing to give. 
Krista attended Northwest Nazarene University and earned her degree in music education. There were times Krista had questioned whether or not it was God’s will to earn this degree because it didn’t get her any closer to the mission field.  However, throughout her years at NNW and teaching, God shown Krista that He had a wonderful plan in mind, even if it did take a longer route than she would have wished.  Krista has been an elementary music teacher in the public school system for the past five years. 
“God has shown me that He has placed in me a passion for the lost, hurting, and abused children of this world. Currently it is God’s will that I show His love, hope, and purpose to the children of the American Indian Field.” – Krista Landaas

 

Bryan & Molly Canny
Evangelical Church Missions, Bolivia
Bryan and Molly Canny are career missionaries with Evangelical Church Missions serving in Bolivia. Molly has three years of experience in Bolivia working in children’s ministry and teaching at the Santa Cruz Christian Learning Center. Bryan and Molly were married in May of 2010 and are excited about how God will use them to serve Him. Bryan visited Bolivia in the Spring of 2010 and had a call to join Molly in the ministry there. 
Bryan and Molly work closely with the national Bolivian Evangelical Holiness Church with a focus on ministries to children and youth. In 2012 they led the way in opening the New Hope Tutoring Center where they continue to plan, recruit volunteers and direct the day-to-day operations.  The children come excited to receive help with their schoolwork, enjoy recreational activities, and learn about Jesus. Bryan and Molly are also involved with leadership development, community services and general support wherever needed.
Bryan is a member of The Evangelical Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and graduated from Vennard College with degrees in Pastoral Ministries and Bible. Molly is a member of the Moville Evangelical Church in Moville, Iowa, and graduated from Grace University with degrees in Elementary Education and Bible. Bryan and Molly have two children, Cecilia & Liliana.