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Light for the Peoples has a new Director

Magnus Alphonce will become the new Director of Light for the Peoples. He succeeds Thomas Lahti, who left his position in December 2023. Magnus will begin his role after the summer.

 – I am passionate about giving the unreached and most vulnerable people an honest chance to hear about Jesus, Magnus says.

Magnus Alphonce will become the new director of Light for the Peoples. Photographer: Ludvig Werner

Long-term commitment to Light for the Peoples

Magnus Alphonce is a familiar name to those who have followed Light for the Peoples during the last 40 years. He has a lot of knowledge and trust within the world of missions. Magnus and his wife Maria were sent out as missionaries to Mongolia in 1992 and remained there until 2002. Their primary focus was to establish and develop a Mongolian church and missionary movement.

They have also worked in the Middle East. For the last ten years, Magnus has worked at EFK (The evangelical church) focusing on church planting issues, both in Sweden and internationally.

Married for 35 years to Maria

Magnus Alphonce is 58 years old and married to Maria Alphonce since 1989. Magnus and Maria live in Linköping, Sweden and they have for long been a part of the Ryttargårdkyrkan assembly. They have two sons, Victor, 26, and Jonathan, 24. Jonathan is married and works as a missionary in South Africa. Victor is engaged and is currently studying theology in Lund.

– I look forward to working for Light for the Peoples and bringing my experiences of international missions into the organisation, concludes Magnus