Mark Akers Board

Andy Bundesen

Mark Akers

Founder/Executive Director

  •  Founder/Executive Director

I have been privileged and honored to serve the Lord with my wife, Joani, by starting Oasis International in 1989. When we purchased the Oasis building in 2006 we didn’t know exactly what God had in mind. It has been wonderful to see how God has led us every step of the way in order to love and care for those in need. We say it all the time, “Every day is a miracle!” We have seen the Lord’s provision for Oasis and for the refugees we serve. We have seen people healed and saved. Our hearts are touched with the hurts and trauma that the refugees have had to endure before and after they arrived in St. Louis. The refugees we serve have lost everything; friends, family, jobs, homes and even their country. We want to reach out with the Love of Jesus to each and every one of these precious ones that God sends to us.

We have been blessed to have a great board, staff and volunteers that are as much a family as a team. They all serve with their heart of love and really make a difference in the lives of the refugees. We look forward to another year of seeing the miraculous at Oasis.

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