Bethshean Mexico Mission
We will continue to partnership with Cris Garcia and the mission work in Mexico. Cris has been serving in Mexico for over 45 years. The mission has planted several churches (a total of 7 to date), built a medical clinic, built a home for elderly people, established a Christian camp, and been very involved in the training of ministers to serve in the churches.
Some of their goals
- Complete the construction of a new church in Villa Gonzalez
- Secure permission to open the medical clinic
- Hire a full time nurse for the clinic
- Find funding for two new ministers
- Conducting VBS; Retreats for Men and Women
- Continue to grow the Bible College. They are meeting in temporary facilities. They have property and hope to build classrooms and offices soon for a more permanent campus.
- Continue to groom Abdiel Rocha to serve as the Director of Bethshean.
For more Information on Bethsean Mexico Mission go to their website: http://www.bethsheanmexicomission.org
Care Pregnancy Center of Augusta
CPC has been serving the area for many years with new focus: Being the voice of reason and hope for unborn children. Through the efforts of CPC, many babies have been saved. In addition to counseling expecting mothers, parenting classes are offered. CPC provides additional support by providing items that new born babies need. They provide guidance on healthy relationship. This ministry is equally caring about both mother and child. CPC has three locations: Augusta, Martinez, and Waynesboro. They are always looking for volunteers at the Center.
For more Information on Care Pregnancy Center of Augusta go to their website: http://www.augustacpc.org
Christian Arabic Services
Located in Cairo, Egypt, Safaa and his wife Mona, serve as Director or CAS. This work started in 2003. The emphasis is to teach and train leaders who will in turn lead congregations in the ways of the Lord. Much of what they do is done in a hostile religious and government environment. Since starting in 2003, thousands of church leaders have been trained in New Testament principles. Under their teaching, over 180 churches are now practicing weekly observance of the Lord’s Supper. One entire denomination is dissolving and restoring as a New Testament pattern of worship and baptism. Since this mission has started, they have partnered with Hope International University (Fullerton, California) establishing 11 campus branches in Egypt and Sudan. Plans are currently underway to establish a branch campus in Lebanon. Many from surrounding Countries in Africa come to one of these campuses for training. In addition to training ministers, Safaa is deeply involved in translating Bible training aids for minister.
For more Information on Christian Arabic Services go to their website: http://christianarabicservices.org
Reaching the Billions
David and Lynn Poling have been serving as Missionaries to China since 1979. They have set up a campus for training in Hong Kong. Their primary mission is the Chinese Christian Seminary in Hong Kong. From there, they have trained thousands of leaders, many of whom have come from the Mainland and have gone back to be house church leaders. So much of what is being done on the Mainland of China, must be done “under the radar” of the government. Many of their students have move to other countries to serve. Some are in Canada and some are serving in the Middle East. According to official Republic of China law, no children are to be in church until they are 18 years old.
They also work with a leper village and drug de-tox center.
David and Lynn have three adopted Chinese sons, Isaac, Nathan and Samuel.
Travis and Emily Weeks
Travis and Emily Weeks are serving as missionaries in Ethiopia, Africa under the guidance of Christian Missionary Fellowship. Travis and Emily grew up in Savannah, Georgia and were active members of Savannah Christian Church (Now Compassion Christian Church). Emily graduated from Atlanta Christian College (Point University) and Travis from Milligan College. Both then graduated from Emmanuel Christian Seminary. They have two daughters, Clare and Charley. They have been in Ethiopia for about three years planting churches in remote areas of Ethiopia. We are thankful to partner with Travis and Emily.
Project Kenya is a mission work in Nyeri, Kenya. Tim and Teri Hudson lead in this work among the Kenyans. They minister with multiple programs. Project Kenya started with a “feeding program” to provide food for children and families. This has grown to multiple “feeding sites” in and around Nyeri. They have a child sponsor program by which you can sponsor a child for $25.00 per month. This program will help provide daily food and education for a child. Currently, Project Kenya is looking for property to provide a safe space for abused children. Project Kenya is assisting in the planting of new churches in Kenya. The latest area is in Kitale, near the Uganda border. They are providing resources for a Bible College to train Pastors. Project Kenya is very involved with CHE (Community Health Evangelism) training. CHE training helps Kenyans learn a trade to provide for themselves and their families.
For more information on Project Kenya go to their website http://www.projectkenya.org
Pioneer Bible Translators, Tanzania, East Africa
Tim and Erin MacSaveny are missionaries in Tanzania that we support. For more information on Pioneer Bible Translators go to their website https://pioneerbible.org
Aaron and Morganne Weeks
Aaron and Morganne are preparing to join the Church Catalyst team in Ethiopia.
Aaron earned his bachelor’s degree and his MBA at Milligan College in Tennessee. His primary role on the team will be working with Income Generating Activities to encourage and support CMF’s national church partner to stand and expand on its own.
Morganne graduated from Lee University, Cleveland, Tenn., and earned her master’s degree to become a physician assistant at South University, Savannah, Ga. She has been practicing outpatient pediatrics since 2013.
Aaron and Morganne grew up in Savannah and were married in 2008. They felt God’s call towards missions after several short-term mission trips. During college, Morganne served with CMF on a REACH internship in Tanzania.
Aaron and Morganne are excited to be able to use the skills that God has given them to serve cross-culturally in Ethiopia.
They have three children: Elijah (2013), Anna (2015) and James (2018).
I have been on a journey since December 2nd, 2017 towards a call to International Missions. God has been setting me up to do this my whole life and made me aware of it then. In the last year and a half, the Holy Spirt has been working in my life to prepare me for this calling. It appears to me like the blinders are off and I can see clearly for the first time in my life. A major step in this journey was the trip that I took to South Africa in August 2018. This trip taught me a great deal about the form a true calling to mission work can take, and the Lord revealed a great number of important truths to me on that trip. Through prayer, fasting, reading scripture, almsgiving, and many conversations with people firmly grounded in their relationships with God, I firmly believe that the Lord is calling me to go to the Middle East in collaboration with ACTS (Antioch Center for Trainings and Sending). I am currently training at the ACTS training base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.