Chris and Anita Anderson are missionaries with Greater Europe Mission, serving in Valencia, Spain. They serve at Mision Evangelica Urbana de Valencia which is an evangelical ministry to the poor, the homeless, and the immigrants of the city. They provide a point of contact for hurting people and help the needy with some of the necessities of life with the goal of bringing them to Christ and teaching them to follow him. Anita teaches Spanish to the immigrants to help them adapt to the Spanish culture. They are involved in friendship evangelism in the community, with the Spaniards and many Muslims, allowing people to see and hear and touch the love of Christ. They are building disciples and teaching others how to do the same. Find more information: www.gemission.org/ (or email: Chrisgem52@gmail.com; Spainanita@gmail.com).
The Currin's work with Greater Europe Mission, GEM, in Finocchio, Italy. Paul is a teacher at the Italian Bible Institute which is an accredited school that provides solid, evangelical and interdenominational Bible training on the college level equipping Italians for leadership in various ministries. Paul and Bev also work with a small evangelical church in the suburbs of Rome.
Paul and Karan Davis work with The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM) in France. They recently completed their work with the French leadership of the Evangelical Protestant Church in Albertville, to fulfill their goal of starting daughter churches in the surrounding valleys that do not have any Gospel witness. Paul and Karan will be moving to Pontcharra where they plan to continue their work in France following a four-month home assignment. Their ministries consist of evangelism, discipleship, and leadership training.
The Groshes work with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea. It is their vision to enable the people of Papua New Guinea to have access to God's Word in their own heart languages, and to help them use the Scriptures to understand the Gospel and learn more about maturing in Christ. They have focused much of their ministry on the Kaluli people, a group of about 3,000 people living in the remote rainforest of PNG. They began by learning the language and doing linguistic analysis to develop an alphabet and are now working with individuals chosen by the local church, teaching them how to read, interpret, and translate God's Word to produce a Kaluli translation of the Scriptures. They are also teaching the Kaluli people to read and write in their own language so they can use the translated Scriptures and grow in their faith. In addition to his leadership roles with Wycliffe Bible Translators, Andy is in partnership with others interested in Bible translation to help accomplish the goal of reaching all 800+ language groups in Papua New Guinea with God's Word.
Scott and Cammy Jones, members of CPCC, are currently serving as missionaries at Black Forest Academy in Kandern, Germany, where Scott serves as the Head of School. Black Forest Academy (BFA) was founded in 1956 to serve the children of missionaries and is a co-laborer in the missionary movement by supporting parents who serve in fifty countries throughout Europe, Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Many of these missionaries would be unable to serve if it were not for the presence and support of BFA. The school provides a quality, international, Christian education that equips its students to influence their world through biblical thought, character, and action. BFA's vision is to see globally minded Christians changing their world for Christ. Currently, the school serves 340 multicultural students in grades 1-12 with a North American-style college preparatory curriculum. It's boarding programs (grades 7-12) further enable these "Third Culture Kids" to develop a biblical worldview and to prepare for university life. Statistically, half of all missionary kids eventually serve in full-time missions or ministry as their own careers and callings, the Jones family has a unique opportunity to be developing the next generation of Christian missionaries. For more information, visit www.bfacademy.com or www.jonesjourneyjounal.com.
Karol leads the Jews for Jesus work in Brooklyn, NY, home to the fastest growing and most concentrated Jewish population in New York City with over 500,000 Jewish people. Reaching out to Ultra-Orthodox (Hasidic) Jews and to those from more secular Jewish backgrounds, Karol does street evangelism, leads a home Bible study for Jewish believers and seekers, and conducts one-on-one visits with Jewish people for the purposes of evangelism and discipleship of new Jewish believers. She also supervises two Russian speaking missionaries and a missionary now serving in the Long Island "satellite." Karol also helps lead the missionary Training Center housed in Manhattan. Visit www.jewsforjesus.org for more information on this ministry.
Quentin and Karen work with Mission to the World in Taipei, Taiwan. Karen has taught college and private English classes as a means to develop friendships and share the gospel with students. Quentin is currently the President of Christ's College. The mission of Christ's College is to evangelize and disciple students in the Christian faith in a loving and nurturing environment so that they can go into the world and become Christ's change agents and competent Christian leaders in churches and in the marketplace guided by a Christian worldview.
Tom & Deborah Nite serve with International Biblical Training, Inc., preparing nationals in Eastern Europe, Africa, and India to reach their own countries for Christ. They teach at Bible Colleges, Bible Institutes, seminaries, and conferences, equipping pastors and Christian workers for a lifetime of ministry to their own people. The Nites have helped train more than 1,200 pastors and Christian workers. Some of them come from and work among a number of different unreached people groups. For more information, visit their website www.globalnites.ministryhome.org.
Since 1954, the vision of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has remained the same. Impact the world for Jesus Christ. When passion for sports and love for God converge in the determined spirits of Christian coaches and athletes, it can have a huge influence on our culture. The result: Christ is proclaimed and lives are changed.
We believe this vision is big--too large for us. That is why we are relying on God to lead staff, volunteers, parents, churches and businesses to rally together for the cause of Christ. And in 2011, it certainly happened. Through persistent prayers and generous support, God provided incredible opportunities to reach more coaches and students through Southwest Florida FCA. Yet there are still more to reach. We need people who care deeply for athletes and coaches. Who believe passionately in our vision. Who agree enthusiastically that the growing influence of sports can be used to reach the nation and the world for Jesus Christ. If you are one of those people, would you prayerfully consider joining the Southwest Florida FCA? We would be honored to count you as a member of our team. To contact us call (239) 784-3377 or visit www.swfloridafca.org.
Naples Christian Academy's mission is to partner with Christian parents to develop students with hearts impassioned to love God, minds disciplined to think Biblically, and hands prepared to serve. The Academy serves families with students in PreK3 through 8th grade, is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International as well as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is recognized by the US Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School. Visit www.napleschristian.netfor more information.
Sunlight Home was founded in 1994 to help break the cycle of poverty and abuse of pregnant women and teens. Sunlight's mission is to provide a Christ-centered environment for pregnant women of all ages so they can be renewed through emotional and physical wholeness and spiritual training. This is accomplished through church attendance, Bible study, counseling, parenting and child birth classes, and through love and concern. Sunlight Home strives to help each mother understand that their unborn babies and their children are a precious gift from God. Young mothers from Sunlight Home are often in worship services at Center Point.
Community Pregnancy Clinics has provided life-affirming assistance to pregnant mothers in crisis and a positive alternative to the horror of abortion for more than 35 years in Collier County. In 2002, they became one of the first crisis pregnancy centers in the state of Florida to convert to a medical clinic model. They have recently expanded their much needed services with the addition of a second location in Ft. Myers located two doors away from the most active abortion office in Lee County. Now with two life-saving medical clinics, they have become one of the most effective pro-life organizations in Southwest Florida. 90% of the abortion vulnerable women who visit choose life for their babies after receiving counseling/ultrasound. For more information visit their website at www.community4life.com.
Helps Outreach has a simple mission. To help the poor and the needy of Lee and Collier County by clothing the naked, feeding the hungry and ministering to the hurting. They are a Christ centered food bank which seeks to respond to needs in the community in ways that love the individual and also glorify God. Visit helpsoutreach.org for more information
Golden Gate Elementary School is a local public school that we serve at. We do this through a food program called Blessings in a Backpack and an after school program called Good News Club. Blessings in a Backpack seeks to provide food for kids who would not necessarily be fed over the weekend. They receive a bag of food on Friday to ensure that they will be fed away from school. Alongside meeting physical needs we also seek to share the gospel and disciple kids through the Good News Club which meets on Thursday mornings after school.