Desert Tree Ministry is fundamentally a volunteer ministry. We are thankful for each person whom God has sent to work together as a team to accomplish the mission that God has given us.
Beni spends much of his time with the patients at the hospital and running the library there. He is involved in a variety of other ministry activities.
The Dietrichs are the founders of Desert Tree Ministry in 2013. Jonathan and Melody met each other in Chad in 2009 and got married soon thereafter. They have three children.
Rick and Shawn contribute their talents from America. Rick is our professional packer for air-freight pallets of supplies, and more recently a 20-ft container. Shawn maintains contact with donors and helps spread awareness of our ministry.
Perone manages translation of materials into various languages and helps manage the sale of books. She is also our accountant.
Elizabeth manages the various aspects of printing, binding, and finishing.
Thierry is developing our literature evangelist training program. He just acquired his diploma in business management and will help us in this area, also.
Michael is with us for six months to help write and prepare literature for publication. He is also contributing to the development of the Literature Evangelism program.
After serving about two years here in Chad, Promise has returned to his home country to start a small print shop for his people.
In addition to the above core staff members, we also want to acknowledge those who are a part of our team by providing assistance in various ways.