Missions

Missions spotlights, updates, and opportunities for support

"Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'” - Matthew 28:18 - 20

Support Our Missionaries

If you're interested in supporting our missionaries, there is one way you can support them every day! Through PRAYER! Praying for our missionaries is the best thing we can be doing for them and the thing they need the most. Pray for God's power to equip their missions and continually give them all strength. They are all in the thick of what we're all called to do, and that's share the gospel with the world!

Another way to support our missionaries is through finances. If you'd like to contribute to our missionary teams efforts, please contact the church office and we'll assist you.

Missionary Spotlights

Keep up-to-date on what our missionaries out in the field are up to serving the Lord in foreign countries.

Cory & Annaleis Woodsum

Mission Aviation Fellowship

Cory and Annaleis Woodsum will be serving in the Democratic Republic of Congo with MAF.

For over 70 years MAF has reached the world’s most isolated people with the love of Jesus through aviation, technology, and training.   

Corey and Annaleis’ mission is to share the love of Jesus Christ through aviation (transporting missionaries, evangelists, church workers, medical staff, and disaster response), training, and technology solutions so that isolated people may be physically and spiritually transformed. Please keep them in prayers.

“And what you have heard from me... entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” - 2 Timothy

Contact: cwoodsum@maf.orgawoodsum@maf.org

Gospel for Asia

Sarah Glass is serving at the US headquarters based in Wills Point, Texas.

News From Ministry & Life

Dear Friends,

I feel like my heart is overwhelmed with all the news I want to share with you. A lot has happened since I last wrote you this year. I hope you can share in the joy of things I share and join me in prayer for the harder things I share. First thing I want to share with you is something that hit our news in the US and then quickly faded. Myanmar (Burma) had a military coupe in February this year, that is claiming the lives of many people, especially the youth. Christians are being targeted, youth speaking out and many others. There is news of people being killed for just being outside so the military can show their power, others just disappearing, many hiding for their lives, food shortages and most recently new of mass graves now being found. I can’t imagine what the people of Myanmar are living through. Please join me in prayer for Myanmar.

Pray for Myanmar

  • Peace and freedom for the Nation

  • Protection for the Burmese and tribal groups

  • Protection for the Christians

  • Salvation for the Military leaders

  • Myanmar to know the hope & love of our living God

GFA World Expands Ministry to Africa

The vision of GFA World (gospel for Asia) has always been to touch lives with the love of God. Now in 2021, we have served for over 40 years, reaching a dozen Asian nations through our many community development projects. We’re active in clean water, child education, serving the least of these like widows, leprosy patients and slum dwellers, and much more.

And now, we are excited to announce that 2021 also marks the year GFA World is expanding to a new continent - Africa. 

For over a year we’ve been praying, thinking, making visits and researching about starting a missions and church planting movement in Africa. 1.2 billion people call Africa their home.

Africa is a continent with one-fifth of the world’s population:1.2 billion people. Made up of 54 countries, Africa is known as the poorest continent of the world. The average lifespan is 52 years old, and about half the population of Africa is under the age of 15 years old. Huge needs exist for many African people groups, ranging from the water crisis to lack of access to healthcare and education, to recovering from genocide and the killing of hundreds of thousands of children.

Outreach Begins with Child Sponsorship in Rwanda

Our work in Africa begins with GFA World Child Sponsorship in the slums of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, one of the most densely populated African nations. This will be the first of many projects, each with the same vision we started with, to meet tangible needs of precious people and show God’s love to those who need it most.

With over 40 years of experience, GFA is equipped to meet the expanding needs of Africa. We’ll soon start training national missionaries, clean water projects, medical ministry, education for the underprivileged, women’s empowerment, and community development projects. Our aim is to help empower the poor to break the cycle of poverty and show God’s love.

And Rwanda is just the beginning of an exciting new missions frontier. We plan to expand ministry to six other nations in Africa during the next few years.

“We aim to be servants to everyone, showing them Christ through our lifestyle,” said our founder KP Yohannan. “Jesus told his disciples to change the world - and as we expand into Africa that’s our calling, too.”

For more of what God is doing through GFAworld visit www.GFA.org

Our Local Community

This spring, we continued to keep busy here in Texas. While the food distributors were available to partner with us, we had more local food giveaways. A group of us was also able to go help pass out socks to those in needs in the Dallas area. It was great to see so many groups helping in different ways. We keep seeking ways to be a blessing to our local community.

Office

In print room we have kept busy working on normal weekly mailings but also updates and special mailings. Helping keep people updated on the Covid and hunger issues facing those in Asia and Africa. 

We had a lot to keep on top of and as summer hit it means we have the blessing to have some of the staff kids come in and help with some of the mailing we hand stuff.

Family Happenings

At the end of May, my mom and I where able to take a quick Road trip to see family for my youngest nephew Anthony’s High School Graduations. We where able to spend time with family and even celebrate my sister’s birthday with her this year. It was a blessing to be able to spend time with family and be able to celebrate good things. It was refreshing to drive and see God’s creation, we drove through Zion National park, stoped to see Horseshoe Bend, and other beautiful places we both had never seen on the way back to Texas.

I’ve been reminded recently about being more intentional in my day-to-day life. God has been using different homilies from Sunday mornings to stir my heart this way and the book we’ve been reading together in our neighborhood prayer it is called Live Not by Lies.

It’s something I am still figuring out what that looks like for me. I can let routine override my day even if its good things in the routine. It can keep me from allowing me to me pour well into others and enjoy the random things that shake my routine. Three areas I am starting with are being intentional with fellowshipping with others outside the routine. Being purposeful in my responses not just responding to get things done. Being intentional finding more silent, worshipful times with God.

May God give us all grace to live intentional in the places God has put us. Your Life is making an Impact! Thank you for your prayers & Support! Blessing to you, Sarah Glass.

Prayer Requests

  • Draw Closer to God and grow in knowing Him

  • Grace to lead Printroom and keep learning printers and programs well

  • Good Health, Healing for my Thyroid & from Allergies

  • My Support to be raise back to 100% by end of year, I am currently at 30% of my goal

Contact: sarahglass@gfa.orginfo@gfa.org

Daniel Jones, his wife Ana, and Their Family Calvary Missions

Alamos, Mexico

Calvary Missions Alamos is located in the gateway to the Sierra Madres. Dan and Ana travel to several small surrounding communities each day to teach Bible studies, share worship music “Ranchera style,” and demonstrate God’s agape love by reaching out and enjoying people and the culture of the area.

The Jones family encourages anyone led to serve God to “come down and see if maybe this wouldn’t be the place!! Spanish is optional, LOVE isn’t!!!" Your payers and support are greatly appreciated.

Contact: dj@ranchomaranatha.com

Cristian (Cristi) Ionescu

I received Christ in June1994 at the age of 24 through the ministry of a team from CC Prescott. Shortly after that I attended Calvary Chapel Bible School in Szeged, Hungary from 1994-1995, where I met Steve Quarles.

I started working alongside the Quarles family in 1996 as translator and helper in the various ministries and eventually leading the midweek Bible study and filling in for Steve when absent. Since the return of the Quarles family to the United States, I've taken on the role of full-time pastor/teacher.

Pastor Urim and Teuta Zogaj serve in Malisheve, Kosovo. Urim became the full-time pastor of the fellowship of Malisheve in August 2015. 

Urim Zogaj is a faithful servant of God and now pastor of a small fellowship in Malisheve, in central Kosovo. His story is unique as he comes from a Muslim family.

As a 15 year-old teenager, just after the war in 1999, Urim’s aunt became a Christian while a refugee during the war. She shared her new faith with Urim, and Urim then gave his life to Christ too. As the war ended and people returned to their homes, Urim and his aunt became the first Christian believers in the Malisheve region.

Since that time, Urim has attended Bible College in Hungary and has been serving the Lord in different ministry capacities in Kosovo. In November 2014 he was officially ordained as a pastor, and eventually took over the fledgling church in Malisheve in July 2015.

Serving as a pastor in a Muslim community is very difficult, especially in one’s hometown. Pastor Urim is committed to evangelism, making disciples, and serving the poor in the villages surrounding Malisheve.

Right now one of the biggest ministries that Urim and Teuta are doing is helping widows; these are women who lost their husbands from accidents at work, car accidents and from the war. They visit the widows regularly, help them with medicine and have them come to church for special occasions where they hear the gospel.

Sponsorship of Pastor Urim is important because it means you are supporting him and the ministry of the church to reach the lost and help the poor in a Muslim country. Praise the Lord his is wife working with him full-time in the church. The couple has a five year old son called Joel.

Please pray that the Lord would strengthen Christian here to be a light and share the gospel without fear with their families and friends who are all muslims.

Contact: urimzogaj@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/groups/urimandteutazogajinkosovo/

Dave Matthews

Dave Matthews serves the Lord in the Bicol Region of the Philippines. He is based on San Ticon and San Miguel Island. The Lord is reaching this area where there were no Christian churches and no believers just a few years ago.    

Now the Lord has reached them and done some wonderful works. There are now three island churches. Dave leads numerous bible studies each week and oversees the operation of a Christian camp on San Ticon. The Lord has truly blessed the island with a radio ministry to provide Bible studies 24 hours, 7 days a week, which allows people to be spiritually fed without having to travel during the difficult weather they often encounter. Another blessing has been a new student center for the Bicol University ministry.                        

Keep on praying for Dave Matthews and his ministry!

Faith In Action

Contact: davematt@gmail.com

The Voice of the Martyrs

Bartlesville, Oklahoma

The Voice of the Martyrs is a non-profit interdenominational organization with a vision for aiding Christians around the world who are being persecuted for their faith in Christ, fulfilling the Great Commission, and educating the world about the ongoing persecution of Christians. 

"Remember the prisoners as if chained with them, those who are mistreated, since you yourselves are in the body also." Hebrews 13:3

Pastor Joe and Billie Rosmarino have run an amazing Calvary orphanage, church, and school for more than 25 years in Bacolod City

Bacolod City is on the island of Negros Occidental, South Philippines. The Rosmarinos are “Mom and Dad” to over 170 children. The children are educated and raised in Christ and go on to be productive servants in the Kingdom of God. Many were rescued from abusive homes, malnourished, or simply abandoned.

The mission is a threefold ministry; Calvary Chapel Bacolod (CCB), Children’s Home (Calvary Kids-CCCH), and a Christian School (CCCS). The church and ministry is growing by God’s grace and His spirit, to teach the solid word of God, giving a home and family for children in need.

Mission Endeavors: Joe & Billie Rosmarino

Contact: ccbacolod@yahoo.com

Calvary Chapel Jerusalem

“for Zion’s sake I will not hold My peace and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest…"  Isaiah 62:1

For Zion’s Sake Ministries is a Jerusalem based non-profit, humanitarian aid organization established and dedicated to assisting the needs of newly arriving immigrants. For most, starting over in Israel is physically and emotionally, as well as economically, overwhelming.

Projects we support with Humanitarian Aid Outreach:

- New Immigrants to Israel

- Holocaust Survivors

- Terror Victims

- Wounded Soldiers

- Ethiopian Amharic Community

- Single Moms and Lonely Students

- The Poor and Needy in the Land                                                                            

For Zion’s Sake

Huntington Beach, USA

Pastor Lito and Cecille De Guzman serve the Lord at Calvary Chapel Manila. 

Greetings from rainy Manila!

We are now on the first week of our extreme lockdown yet again from August 6th to the 20th. We still don’t know how long it will be, as the previous one lasted a month. We are among some of the longest quarantined countries in the world (also one of the only countries that still mandates face-shields), as today marks 18 months in lockdown due to the uptick of the covid virus in our country. Yet despite the rain, the flooding, and the pandemic; our God is still at work!

As the world went through this time of sheltering, we persevere by God’s grace, learning along the way how to navigate so we can still let the Word of the Lord reach our beloved brothers and sisters in Christ. But in our heart of hearts, we long to meet all of them face to face, to gather and be mutually encouraged.

However, in the midst of the extreme lockdowns, the Lord has opened doors as my wife began to meet weekly with other women in their home to study the Word, worship, and intercede in prayer for the churches not knowing that it would eventually open virtually as her friends from the US, Australia, and Moscow have now joined in together with more women from different provinces across the Philippines (most being pastors wives desiring fellowship as well).
 

During these past 18 months, we have watched our countrymen suffer severely with no work and no food due to work stoppage of 14 million Filipinos. Many are hungry, so many are sick, and hospitals overflowing, just like the rest of the world. We are so heart broken. We have inquired of the Lord on how we can reach out and help. By the grace of the Lord, with the little we have, as God used members & friends, we have been reaching out and sending help to different provinces; sacks upon sacks of rice, to the different outreaches in depressed areas, Calvary churches, and to the Correctional Institution for Women. We thank God for opening this door for the Gospel to be shared and people to be saved! We are a church with such little resources yet we are amazed as we watch how the Lord has continued to provide just like in Elijah’s time, the little oil and flour just keep flowing. Praise The Lord!

We praise the Lord for our children who stepped up during this time; to do the live stream, the worship, the cleaning in the church, and packing rice to be given to whoever knocks on the door of the church asking for help (food) during hard lock down as coming to church is still not allowed.

We give praise to the Lord for His great faithfulness in providing for us during these extremely difficult times. We express out thanksgiving to you for remembering us, praying and supporting us. You are a blessing from God! We ask for your continuous prayer for us not to become weary in doing good.

Pray that I will be faithful in sharing the word and simply share it, for my wife as we are going to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary this month (this will be our second time celebrating it in quarantine), strength & spiritual growth for my kids that the Lord will bless them, my youngest son Samuel who has not left the house for 18 months.

Please also keep in prayers our eldest, Eleazar, as he is currently in Okinawa for work and ministry, serving alongside our dear friend Ptr. Rick Barnett of Calvary Chapel Okinawa. Although we miss him as he has not been able to visit home in over a year due to the travel restrictions and current affairs, we are so blessed to see Eazar partaking in the work God is doing there, and thank the Lord daily for the family in Christ that He has surrounded our son with to care for him in our stead.

Pray that we will be healthy both physically & spiritually, that we will keep our eyes on Jesus. Our prayer is that the Lord revive His work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make it known, in wrath remember mercy.

We thank God for your partnership in the Gospel of Christ here in the Philippines!

Praise God for His patience that provides for us salvation!
May we all keep trusting Him!

Awaiting The One we love, Lito and Family

Contact: litocec@gmail.com

Pastor Rey Macadangdang is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Paniqui, Luzon - Grace Christian Fellowship, North Philippines on the island of Luzon.

Paniqui is a provincial city located five hours north of Manila. With diverse ministries such as home fellowships and feeding ministries, the body continues to grow. The Lord has used Pastor Rey and his beautiful family to plant another Calvary Chapel in the Pangasinan province.

This fellowship was started by Allen Longboy who was a servant on staff at Calvary Chapel Manila for almost twenty years before stepping out to plant this fellowship in Paniqui.

Contact: reytmcdng2@yahoo.com

Pastor Art and Cleofe Torres serve at Calvary Chapel Olongapo and Calvary Chapel Narcisso. 

Under Art’s leadership and with the Lord’s blessing, these fellowships train young leaders, reach out in evangelism and church planting, and minister to some of the poorest of the Philippines street children.

Pastor Art and Cleofe have a beautiful family and have been faithfully serving with passion and compassion.

 

Contact: calvarychapelsn.narciso@yahoo.comph

Jim and Shonda Davis

Pastoral Training of Asia

Dear Friends,

PHILIPPINES: EXCITING NEWS! THE RADIO STATION IS MOVING FORWARD!

We had an extremely enriching Zoom meeting with the Philippines Director of Far Eastern Broadcasting Company (FEBC) Dan Cura and staff. FEBC is one of the largest and oldest Christian networks and we are privileged to partner with them. We were told that the last step was governmental approval, and we should have it within the year. FEBC will pay for everything that is needed, all we supply is the building for the radio tower and an office. What revived our keen interest was how far reaching the station would actually go.

It will reach a large portion of southern Negros island, southern Cebu island, all of Siquijor Island parts of Bohol island and a small part of Mindanao! Conservatively we will be able to reach over a million people! We were informed as soon as the government gives the green light, FEBC moves quickly, and we will be up and running! Please keep this in your prayers, the potential for new believers and strengthening believers is enormous!

PHILIPPINES: GOVERNEMNT SAYS YES TO PREACH AND PRAY AT COMMUNITY MEETING!

God is blessing the church that we helped plant in Mindoro. Pastor Andy was approached by the local government officials to use the church property for a meeting (a 30% capacity only) As you see from the pictures, it was a full house, because the meeting was initiated religious gatherings are allowed but with by the government it was allowed. Pastor Andy told the officials that to use the property he must be allowed to share the Word and lead the prayer, and they said yes...awesome! The government can limit people’s freedom to be out in public, but they can’t limit the Word of God!

49 YEARS AGO, I MARRIED MY 18-YEAR-OLD BRIDE!

The outdoor wedding at the Christian Church was blessed with a sunny day in San Juan Capistrano. The special song shared had a missionary theme. As we drove away in our VW bug we “sailed” to our new home in San Clemente, a $ 75.00 a month apartment. I started as a Youth Pastor and 9 months later Shonda gave birth to our first child, Rebecca. We were amazed that they let us leave the hospital without the help of a nurse coming with us (no seat belts or baby car seat). Honestly friends, with all life brings how can we still be best friends? We fear God and keep His commandments. At the heart of that is listening to each other and to the Holy Spirit and by His grace, Jesus has been with us every day, guiding, forgiving, caring and loving us, faithfully holding us during hardship, heartbreak and rejoicing with us during times of joy unspeakable. Thank you, Lord!

A SUICIDE CALL & A HOSPITAL CALL

Some parts of ministry we can’t pick and choose, they simply come our way. I got a call that a young man in his 30’s had taken his life and that his mother needed comfort. What a heart break. What do you say? Actually nothing. After identifying myself, just quietly being there was enough. After delicately asking a few questions and sharing some comforting Scripture, I prayed. They were believers. Making sure she had water and tissue lightly added to her care. How can one comfort the breaking heart of a mother? A few days later I got another request from a loving son to come visit his dying mother. The mother was a believer so after prayer and sharing Scripture, I left the situation in the Lord’s Hands. Life is fragile, time is short. If you can show your love to your family, friends and neighbors---now is the time.

PRAY FOR MY BELOVED: With the fading medical hope of regaining her eyesight, things have been painfully difficult. Please pray for Shonda and the M.D. researchers.

A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS

We are so grateful to the Lord for giving us supporters like you. Your faithful part of this Mission brings blessing to so many, most of whom you will meet in heaven. The pastors, the children, the thousands that have come to know Jesus through PTA evangelism all are a part of what you support, May the Lord bless you and watch over you is our prayer.

Your missionaries for Asia, Jim & Shonda Davis

Contact: ptadavis1949@gmail.com

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