Gary and Sandra both became followers of Christ in their teens and married while in Bible college. Once Gary completed his ThM at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS). God led them in an unanticipated direction, so they stayed in Dallas.
Gary continued ministry at church and developed management skills in legal office management. God developed Sandra's church ministry, and it expanded into her becoming an author, speaker, and professor at DTS. During this time, they supported missionaries, went together on many short-term mission trips, and led a church in multiple trips to partner with a church in Mexico to reach their community.
In 2008, Gary became a home-based missionary to the unreached in East Africa with East-West Ministries International. From Dallas, he manages East Africa field ministries in various rural and remote locations in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. He travels several times a year as needed to the locations for two-week stints for relationship-building; training the nationals in evangelism, discipleship, and church planting; coaching; evaluation and strategy adjustment; accountability; and encouragement. Since most live in poverty and showing God's love prepares the way for speaking of God's love, East-West also provides as possible for physical needs, such a providing grain during crises and auguring water wells.
The Glahns are grateful that LRBC has chosen to partner with them in this ministry.