Missionaries in the Field
The House Family
Austin was born and raised in northern Virginia on his family’s dairy farm while Sinte grew up in Southeast Asia and remembers as a youngster hearing tigers walk around their family’s hut. After graduating high school, Austin served for several years in the military then went to college at the Virginia Military Institute and after graduating went into the mission field. Sinte after graduating high school went onto a bible school and then served as an indigenous missionary in her home country among another people group. In 2006, Austin and Sinte met while studying for their Master of Divinity degrees at McGilvary College of Divinity in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In 2008, the two were married and one year later they welcomed their first child (a son), Ewing Mang House. Their second child (a daughter), Eliana Parsin House was born in 2013 and their third child (a son), Enoch Malsawm House was born in 2017.
Over the years, Sinte has served as a teacher and missionary in a small village, taught courses at the same seminary where she received her Bachelor of Theology and has been involved in many children and women training ministries. Austin has done relief and development work, taught and discipled students in a bible school at a refugee camp, served in evangelism and church planting movements and for five years worked as a full-time lecturer at a seminary in Thailand.
The House Family is looking towards building on their ministry work in SE Asia through many of the projects and relationships they have helped to sow in thirteen plus years of mission work. A move to another country is being planned which will allow them to do further outreach to unreached people groups their family has a heart to serve. Please pray for the House Family and most importantly for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to be glorified in their service.
Rakchat grew up along the Thailand-Myanmar (Burma) border in a family of thirteen children. His father was a well known leader among the Karen people. His mother before had been a nurse under the Baptist Karen Mission.
After high school, Rakchat went and served in the Thai army. After his term of army service was completed, he went onto seminary to study at the Bangkok Bible Seminary (BBS) where he met Sang Tien. After graduation, Rakchat and Sang Tien married and they went to serve in a large Karen Baptist church in a town along the Thailand-Myanmar (Burma) border. In 2009, Rakchat along with his family joined the Farthest Corners team to help lead all of Farthest Corners’ projects related to the Karen people. He and his wife alongside Farthest Corners ministry, have also served as house parents at a Christian hostel for Thai-Karen college students in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Farthest Corners’ Board of Directors
All members of our board serve as volunteers, overseeing and supporting the work of Farthest Corners’ missionaries and mission projects.
- Mark Reese
- Sue Ellen Kinser
- Eric Beckman
- Cindy Henson
- Daniel House
Advisors contribute their experience, wisdom, and prayers to help guide the ministry of Farthest Corners.
- Becky Whitelock
- Leslie McMillan
- Mike Lynn
- Minh Towner