Praise God! God is working in Valencia and we are excited to be part of His work to touch hearts and change lives. We are working with immigrants, Muslims and anyone who will listen and respond to the good news. We have served here for 12 years now and have been in Spain for 15 years.
Chris serves at an inner city ministry to the poor, homeless and immigrants and is the hands and feet of Jesus to these precious souls. He is available to lend a ‘listening ear’ and to counsel those in need. He is the handy man at the mission and he also disciples a man from Nigeria.
Anita is "fishing for men" and "making disciples.". She is reaching out to the Spaniards by helping them with conversational English and sharing God's love in local cafes. 7 Students have come to Christ as a result of these classes. Once they come to Christ, she disciples them. Right now, she has 4 Bible studies a week. Her students are Spaniards, Chinese, Pakistanis and others. She is using the Discovery Bible Study Method and seeing results. She also helps other immigrants and missionaries learn Spanish. God definitely works in MIRACULOUS ways!
*Information: www.gemission.org/ or email: Chrisgem52@gmail.com; Spainanita@gmail.com
*3 minute- 2017 video of us, go here: https://vimeo.com/199342353
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. In 2010 they moved to the city of Pontcharra, strategically located between the Winter Olympic cities of Grenoble (1968) and Albertville (!992) to start the first evangelical church in a valley of 80,000 people. The group has grown to 40+ adults plus children, has its own meeting place in the center of town, and is having an impact in the city. Paul and Karan are training French leadership to take over the direction of the church in 2020. Their ministries consist of evangelism, discipeship, 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, Inc. has provided life-affirming assistance to pregnant mothers in crisis and a positive alternative to abortion for more than 40 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 offering free ultrasounds administered by nurses and skilled ultrasound technicians. In 2007, CPCI opened a medical clinic in Ft. Myers and is located within steps of Planned Parenthood. In 2017, CPCI opened a medical clinic in Sarasota, FL and now has a second Naples location at the corner of Creech and Goodlette-Frank Road – both clinics just steps away from Planned Parenthood. To reach women where there is a need – they also have a Mobile Medical clinic. This van is equipped with an ultrasound and they are able to go into neighborhoods and near area schools and universities to serve women that may be unable to come to one of our clinics. Now with four life-saving medical clinics and the Mobile Medical clinic, they have become one of the most effective pro-life organizations in Southwest Florida. Eighty-eight percent of the abortion vulnerable women who visit CPCI choose life for their babies after receiving an ultrasound and counseling. CPCI also offers assistance to families after the birth of their child which includes material assistance of baby clothes, diapers, etc., community referrals and emotional support. For someone in need of the services of CPCI – please go to www.communitypregnancyclinic.com. To learn more about how you can volunteer or donate to them please go to 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.
Global Scholars’ vision is that one day every university student outside of North America will be influenced by at least one professor who articulates and demonstrates the love and lordship of Jesus Christ. Since most nations limit university enrollment to the top one or two percent of the population, these students are destined to become leaders in their nations and possibly the world.
Global Scholars Professors share the Gospel and mentor young men and women in many ways: bringing biblical truth into the classroom, discipling students, leading home Bible studies, and having informal movie nights for discussions of biblical themed films. As president, Stan is personally involved with the placement and member care of these individuals while they serve.
address: 10100 W. 87th St. Suite 303 / Overland Park, KS 66212
Black Forest Academy exists to provide a quality, international Christian education primarily to the students of missionaries. One of the main reasons for missionaries returning home is to meet the educational needs of their children. BFA existence enables such parents to remain on the field doing the work God has called them to do.
Their first four years in Germany, Jim and Susan served by nurturing and mentoring their flock of high school girls in Witt dorm at BFA, one of the most demanding and intensive callings at the school. After Jim’s stroke this past summer, Susan continues to serve as the assistant to the Academic Director of BFA. Her role now involves a variety of activities that support the school’s educational programs. Jim and Susan will remain at BFA this school year, returning to the US in the summer of 2018.
address: c/o BFA / Hammersteiner Str. 50 / 79400 Kandern, Germany
Having been with Campus Crusade for Christ Inc. for thirty two years, Keith now serves as the Global Leadership Development and Human Resource Director overseeing training and development for approximately 4,000 international staff serving in East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia and Western and Eastern Europe . This role regularly takes him to countries such as the Netherlands, Hungary, India and Turkey working with leadership development and ministry team training in those areas.
Linda serves as the Women’s Ministry Coordinator and coach for a special development program at our Orlando International Headquarters called Lake Hart Stint whose sole purpose is to provide a year-long program of focused care and development for long-term Campus Crusade missionaries in transition either in the U.S. or returning from overseas while they perform vital functions at our headquarters. Amid this busy ministry schedule, both Keith and Linda are pursuing graduate degrees in Pastoral Counseling.
Address: 13609 Sky Blue Court / Orlando, FL 32829
Young Life’s mission is introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. By focusing on what matters to high schools students - fun, adventure, friendship and a sense of significance—they earn the privilege of talking to the young people about something that matters most of all--the truth about Jesus and His great love for them.
Currently YLCC offers Wyldlife for middle schoolers; Young Life for high schoolers, and Capernaum, a ministry for special needs students. Besides school session meetings “club”, the summer camp program and its follow-up, leaders engage with students throughout the year. Check out the website to see what may appeal to you in terms of awareness of activities or even the opportunity to be involved.
address: Area Office / PO Box 112481/ Naples, FL 34108
phone: (239) 260-5047
For 10 years Grace Center has provided a holistic approach to helping impoverished families and orphaned and underprivileged children in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. Marci (from here in Naples), her husband (from Ethiopia), and Andrew and Deanna Knife (from Australia) co-foundered and co-direct the foundation which offers hope to the lives of many in this poverty stricken country. It has been exciting to see their flexibility to develop programs when awareness of new needs surfaced. Programs are now in place for
- helping nurture abandoned children, which for many is seen as the only hope of survival
- provide education and training for mothers to keep families together who would not otherwise be able to survive
- helping mothers in jail whose children must go with them
- an after school care program
- a feeding program
- Hope Memorial Medical Care
- Helping women start businesses
On the website, read of their exciting range of actives, view the smiling children’s faces, find out about volunteer responses to this ministry.
Grace Center Foundation / P.O. Box 112692 / Naples, FL 34108
phone: (239) 465-6435