Craig and Rachel Frey affiliated together in 2009, with plans to deploy to Nampula, Mozambique. They had met two years earlier at Mission Training International in Colorado. Rachel spent 18 months teaching English in rural Western Uganda with World Harvest Mission (now Serge), while Craig was working with small-scale farmers in both Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Foundations for Farming (previously Farming God's Way) was the platform Craig used as he discipled and taught rural farmers.
Returning in 2008 to the US to wed and support raise, the Freys were delighted to be expecting a child shortly after orientation with New International. Craig and Rachel then spent three months learning Portuguese in SP, Brazil. Later that Winter, Asher was born with hearing loss, along with his sister to follow two years later, Adah Joy. To meet the audiological needs of both, the Freys remained stateside and were on extended leave from New International. Craig recently began a doctorate program at UF in Gainesville, Florida that he hopes will lend to a long-term goal of working with small-scale famers and small agri-business in southern Africa. The Freys have reaffiliated with New International and are excited to be relating to long-term missionaries once again. Their children are: Asher, Adah Joy, and Abram.
Rachel assists part-time in the communications department with multiple media needs of New International missionaries.
With New International since 2006