Here at Calvary East Valley our heartfelt passion is to faithfully play our part in the fulfillment of the Great Commission through missions. We believe that Jesus said what He meant and meant what He said when He uttered those words in Matthew 28:19-20 “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”, and that indeed, “this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14)
With a view to be intentional toward that end, Calvary East Valley is blessed to be able to allocate 10% of the monthly giving to the church to missions. These funds are dedicated to the furtherance of the gospel right here in our community and beyond through the sending out of short term missions teams from CEV, as well as the support of missionaries and ministry organizations both locally and internationally that are doing the work of the gospel in ways that are beyond us.
The words of Jesus capture this heart of passion and urgency well when He says in John 4:34-38 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish His work. Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. Even now the reaper draws his wages, even now he harvests the crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.”
Whether sowing or reaping, one thing is certain; here at Calvary East Valley we want to play our part in the harvest field, and even now, are just simple enough to believe that “they are ripe for harvest.”
American Indian Missions for Christ
AIM for Christ is a response to the call of Jesus in the great commission to “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations…”. AIM for Christ is a ministry dedicated to bringing the gospel of Christ to American Indian nations. We desire to live out the Great Commission as mentioned in Matthew 28:19-20.
AIM is also a ministry for those who hear the call and want to answer that call. Sometimes Christians hear the Word of God but have not responded yet to it to become doers. We want to minister to those believers who need to take that step in faith and serve in love. We want to stir each other up for good works while keeping the focus and reason on our first love, Jesus! We want to encourage growing so in love with Jesus, conforming our heart to His heart so that we can see people through His eyes and love them with His heart. “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works…” Hebrews 10:24
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more questions and info on AIM for Christ and ways you can help serve. Check out the CEV event calendar for info on AIM for Christ outreaches! “Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share.” 1 Timothy 6:18
Check out the AIM FOR CHRIST WEBSITE
We as a church are blessed to be a part of what God is doing through this ministry. We support Compassion International in the Dominican Republic and desire to continue to build our partnership there to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Compassion International is a child-advocacy ministry that pairs compassionate people with those who are suffering from poverty. The ministry releases children from spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty. The goal is for each child to become a responsible and fulfilled adult.
Compassion’s work has grown from modest beginnings in South Korea in 1952 when American evangelist Rev. Everett Swanson felt compelled to help 35 children orphaned by the Korean conflict. Today it is a worldwide ministry where millions of children are now reaping the benefits of one man’s clear, God-given vision.
Mission Ireland | The Tebbe Family
Please pray for us as we pastor Calvary Chapel Sligo! Pray that fresh vision and direction would be shown to us and that we would walk in that way – empowered by the Holy Spirit for the work to which He has called us. Pray that those in each church would grow in their knowledge of Christ, a greater passion to serve Him and consistent growth in dependence upon the Holy Spirit in every facet of their lives – Disciples! Pray that we would grow, as a church, in our worship and witness! Pray that the Lord of the harvest would call and send forth laborers to come alongside the work in Sligo. Please pray Colossians 1:9-11 for us! Pray that God would grow within us wisdom and the understanding heart of a shepherd to gently lead His people.
Costa Rica | The Mejia Family
Victor and Nichol Mejia are missionaries in Costa Rica of Calvary Chapel East Anaheim. Since his departure from the United States in 2009, we have seen God work powerfully, through the Mejia’s and their passion to evangelize, edify and equip the body of Christ, The Mejia’s have been given many opportunities to spread the Gospel and help others learn more about the Word of God.
God has done a great job through the School of Discipleship and Ministry. The students dedicate their time to learn how to know and develop God’s call for their Lives. Directed by Victor, there are currently four EDM’s or centers; EDM – San José, EDM -Heredia, EDM – San Rafael and EDM – San Francisco. The School of Discipleship and Ministry has acted as a training ground for many Christians in Costa Rica, who wish to build a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. The school has average attendance of twelve students per center and continues to grow with each quarter. Students participate in academic Bible classes, as well as challenges and opportunities to put into practice each lesson they receive throughout their time at school.
Global Recordings Network
Mike and Cora have worked in full time ministry for the past 40 years, beginning in Native communities in the Southwest while Mike studied Cross Cultural Missions. They have worked with several mission organizations over the years coming alongside growing native churches to help mentor their youth. As native churches grew and matured, the focus began changing from ministering TO Native American youth to ministering WITH them as God opened doors with invitations and opportunities to take Native teams to share their faith in Christ in other cultures. Mike and Cora are currently serving with Global Recordings Network (GRN) in their Intercultural Ministries Outreach and Distribution department. GRN has the largest database of known languages around the globe and has recorded Gospel resources in over 6,500 languages with a focus on oral learners. Mike continues to train and facilitate teams to other cultures and is now able to take these resources with them in digital format to offer freely to those they encounter.
Mission Zambia | Ackson & Christine Kaonga
Pastor Ackson and his wife Christine are serving the Lord in their hometown of Ndola, Zambia. They have two children Wiza, and Mwenya. Ackson is the Senior Pastor of the only Calvary Chapel in Zambia. CCNdola is laboring to equip the Saints for ministry and the spread of the Gospel to the unreached in Ndola. After 8+ years of praying and waiting on the Lord for land and building of their own, CCNdola is now preparing to commence building in their very own land.
Zambia is considered a “Christian Nation” but there is a desperate need for sound, biblical churches. Many false gospels and doctrines have been exported into their country. The most common Zambian dialect is Bemba, though there are over 70 other indigenous languages! Most Zambians you meet speak English (British!)
For the church to be growing in the Lord each week
For the Lord to be raising up mature men and women who will be able to disciple others
For a burden to see the lost come to a saving knowledge of Christ
For the finances necessary to complete the new building