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.
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
Gospel for Asia
Sarah Glass is serving at the US headquarters based in Wills Point, Texas.
News From Ministry & Life
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.
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.
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.
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
Daniel Jones, his wife Ana, and Their Family Calvary Missions
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.
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.
Until then it had been established and led by foreign missionaries over the past 15 years. Urium and Teuta desire to share Jesus with their Muslim friends, and disciple those who have come to know the Lord. Kosovo is 98% Muslim of a population of 2+ million. Their prayers are for the church to have a permanent home, for the church to be a testimony to the community, for vision from the Lord and for Teuta to be able to spend more time in the Women’s Ministry as she is currently working a job far from their home.
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
The Voice of the Martyrs
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
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.
Metro Manila is the 2nd largest city in the world. CC Manila has been very faithful in discipling and sending ministries throughout the Philippines. The church has many outreach ministries throughout the week, including feeding and ministering to the homeless.
Pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ as they continue to reach out to the lost in the Philippines.
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.
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.
Jim and Shonda Davis
Pastoral Training of Asia
We serve the Servers and help the Helpers. We do this by developing and assisting National Leadership. The greatest way we help the church grow on the mission field is to help the Pastors and church leaders. In turn, they can better minister to their congregations and reach out to the lost. We achieve this by conducting practical, biblical workshops and providing booklets, tracts, and other printed materials. We bring the training to them instead of bringing them to a Bible School. This is called Theological Education by Extension (TEE) or Bible Education by Extension (BEE). Our training includes; Inductive Method of Bible Study, Evangelism & Discipleship, Marriage & Family Life, and Sunday School Teacher Training. All of this is without charge as provided by our supporters.
Pastoral Training Seminars
Most of the pastors in the rural areas live in extreme poverty. They cannot afford to travel to major educational centers for pastoral training. So PTA travels to them, which is cost effective and has the potential to reach the most pastors & workers.
PTA teams travel to these remote areas and conduct week-long seminars. Typically, 60 to 80 pastors and leaders travel as much as 50 miles to attend. The seminars are free, and PTA supplies food, housing, and printed material. Thousands have benefited from these seminars, and they continue to be in great demand. Types of seminars taught include Inductive method of Bible study, Evangelism and Discipleship Training, Marriage and Family Life, Leadership Training, and Sunday School Teacher Training
Street Children's Ministry
Teaching and feeding the poor children from the slum areas is a growing ministry of PTA. Children gather and are taught the Word of God and are fed. These children grow up and serve the Lord.
Medical Outreach Teams
Hundreds will come for free medical attention and free medicine. Our policy is to pray for each one. Many receive Christ and are given follow-up material printed at our own PTA Print Shop.
PTA Print Shop
This exciting ministry has printed over 6 million tracts, new believer booklets, and discipleship materials. These materials are given free to the Asian churches and Pastors.
Theological books, videos, DVD's, Sunday school materials, etc. are made available to Pastors and churches from PTA's mission center located in Dumaguete City, Philippines.