Our Story and Mission
OUR STORY - East West InterKnit was founded by Dr. V. Samuel Jones, former missionary and long-time member of the Billy Graham team. It was during the historic Amsterdam Conferences of 1983 and 1986 that Dr. Graham told his audience of itinerant evangelists that they would be his successors. Profoundly inspired by this pronouncement, Sam felt God was calling him to assist them in their work of advancing the gospel.
During his 38 years of international ministry Sam worked alongside hundreds of national Christian workers and observed not only their dedication but also the challenges and limitations resulting from lack of resources or training. He was uniquely gifted in identifying effective, committed, godly workers who would benefit from the kind of partnerships EWI envisioned.
Founded in 1992, the ministry grew and new partners were added as circumstances permitted. Sam’s wife, Annette, assumed leadership of the ministry following Sam’s death in 1998.
OUR MISSION - To provide tools and resources that increase the capacity of overseas partners for ministry. We use our resources in partnership with those of developing world ministries for the furtherance of the gospel and for meeting human needs. Our tag line is 'Serving Those Who Serve.'