Adam Lewis believes being a teacher with MAF is one of the best jobs possible. On a daily basis, he gets the pleasure of building others up through teaching and coaching at Hillcrest School in Papua, Indonesia. Papua is a wonderful place with a long heritage of missionary work and a strong network of missionary groups. Hillcrest sits at the heart of this community and is a primary reason families are able to stay and serve on the field. The school supports these missionaries through high-quality education, and MAF plays a big role in providing teachers for Hillcrest School. Adam is happy to be one of them!
Born in Nyankunde, Zaire (now the DR Congo), to MAF missionaries Jon and Anita Lewis, Adam developed a strong appreciation for how God works in and through the mission community. Adam was later able to join Wycliffe Associates and build churches in South Sudan. He took what he learned from his MAF family and began to put it into practice, connecting with Samaritan’s Purse staff from all over eastern Africa and helping plan Jesus Film showings.
Through these experiences, Adam could see how God was working all over the earth and wanted to continue to be part of it. He prepared for the ministry by attending Biola University and Talbot Theological Seminary. Additionally, he earned certificates in computer science and web design from Spokane Community College. Adam’s heart for serving others turned his interest toward teaching.
“I did not think I would ever become a teacher,” Adam shares. “And the truth is that God has led me through quite a few different jobs in my career so far. However, the journey God has traveled with me has changed me. I have come to appreciate the great need to be grounded in solid biblical truth. In a world where everything is in question and long-established norms are being challenged, everyone needs to know what to base their beliefs and understanding on. Fortunately for us, God has given Himself, His Word and His church to benefit His people, and through them, the rest of the world. I have been given a deep appreciation for people and a desire to build them up. Through being an MAF teacher I get to do that.”
God has given Adam an imaginative, boundlessly curious mind which has been a good asset as he teaches a wide array of subject material. His classes range from early elementary through high school and cover subjects like web development, doctrines, keyboarding, and creative writing through computers. Whether teaching a computer class, coaching basketball or speaking in chapel, Adam’s goal is to prepare his students with the tools they need to be successful in the future.
With a heart overflowing from God’s goodness, a mind ever learning, and a passion for equipping others, Adam happily serves with MAF as a teacher.
God calls the men and women of MAF to serve Him in unique ways. He may also be calling you to a special role in Adam’s ministry. Please prayerfully consider becoming a Ministry Partner with him through prayer and/or financial support.
MAF missionaries raise support for a pooled fund out of which MAF covers salary, housing, benefits, and staff-related ministry expenses. MAF exercises discretion over the use of missionary support in the exercise of its mission and care of its staff.