Gary & Ashley Helms are currently raising support to join the Missionary Apprenticeship Program (MAP) staff of World Harvest Mission. Why would a predictable, stability-loving couple choose to leave the serene mountains of Western NC for a bustling city of 7 million where over 300 languages are spoken? The answer is that God has given Gary and Ashley Helms a vision to invest long term in building His Kingdom in London. Before they married in the autumn of 2003, they had separately served for various lengths in Amsterdam, Belize, Kosovo, and London. Ashley served for two years in Senegal.They've both served with MAP as interns in Ireland and now they hope to deploy to London as full time MAP staff in 2013. Having had careers in management, administration, and sales, Gary and Ashley will draw from this rich life experience while using their gifts to help train and pastor apprentices and interns.They say that experiencing the richness of God's grace daily is what gives them the confidence and passion to take these risks.