WELCOME TO MISSIONS MINISTRIES
GREG SUMII – Care Pastor
Our church takes seriously the mandate that Jesus gave His church in Acts 1:8, “You shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all of Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
I am so grateful that the church was obedient to this mandate over the centuries- otherwise we wouldn’t be here today! Likewise, we are committed to be faithful witnesses in our “Jerusalem” or the city of Fresno, and throughout the world.
We partner with many local, national and international missionaries to spread the gospel to everyone on earth. We have included a listing of all of our missions partners , a description of their mission and their missions organization’s website.
Upcoming Mission Trips
Guinea-Bissau - February 20th - March 3rd
This tiny country in West Africa is one of the world’s poorest nations. On this immersive trip we’ll learn how our missions partner, West African Vocational Schools, is combating poverty and unemployment with job skills and the gospel. On the trip we’ll have the opportunity to develop relationships with local students and teachers, help WAVS with various projects and experience what God is doing in Africa. We’ll also spend part of our time talking with local, church, and political leaders. Finally, we’ll have an opportunity to spend a day in the village life of a Guinea-Bissau woman.
Trip cost: $3400
Contact [email protected] with questions.
Lebanon - April 3rd - 13th
Imagine your home was destroyed, many of your friends and family were murdered, and you were forced to flee your country for an unfamiliar place. This is the reality for over 2 million refugees living in Lebanon. This will be an immersive trip were we will see how our mission’s partner, Youth for Christ, is offering hope to many of the refugee youth living in Beirut and the Bakka Valley. We’ll help lead youth sports activities and get to visit with Syrian refugees, as well as, learn what being a peacemaker in a broken world looks like.
Trip cost: Approximately $2700
Contact [email protected] with questions.
West African Vocational Schools – Chris and Holly Collins
Canchungo, Guinea Bissau www.WAVSchools.org
Mission: WAVS is a Christian non-profit ministry that works hand-in-hand with local leaders in Guinea-Bissau, to offer job training and economic development programs while sharing the Good News of the gospel in one of the world’s smallest and poorest countries.
Christians in Action – Gordon Donoho
Mission: Spread the gospel around the world, training and sending missionaries to fulfill the Great Commission.
Waleta Indonesia – Ronny Welong
Mission: Train indigenous leaders throughout Indonesia to pastor and plant churches to reach Indonesia for Christ.
Global Fokus – Brad and Amal Brenneman
Closed Country www.globalfokus.org
Purpose: Share the gospel in word and deed through coffee cafes. Businesses are appreciated by the government.
New Tribes Mission – Coleton and Shawna Williams
Papua New Guinea [email protected]
Mission: Reach the Kuman tribe for Christ by evangelism, discipleship and planting churches.
Haiti Christian Development Fund – Jean and Joy Thomas
Fond-des-Blancs, Haiti www.hcdf.org
Mission: Do holistic community development , primary focus is evangelism, education, and economic development.
Youth for Christ, International – Leonard Fernando
Sri Lanka www.yfcnow.org
Mission: Reach the young people for Christ through various ministries and disciple them
Youth for Christ, Lebanon – Maher El Hajj
Mission: Reach every young people in Lebanon for the gospel.
Mission: Teaching with a Christian non-profit that focuses on educating the future leaders of Asia.
FPU Center for Community Transformation – Randy White
Mission: To pursue God’s abundant community in the central valley. We simultaneously research concentrated areas of poverty solutions, convene leaders around those solutions and do specialized training to equip God’s people with the skill sets they need to achieve those solutions.
Evangelicals for Social Action – Alan Doswald
Mission: Mobilizes churches to transform lives and neighborhoods in the name of Christ, sharing Christ’s love through community ministries.
Evangel Home – Gerre Brenneman
Mission: Provide shelter, Christian rehab programs, life survivor skills, education, spiritual growth for homeless women and children.
Link Care Foundation – Phil Collier
Mission: Provide a place for restoration and healing for missionaries and pastors that were experiencing emotional difficulties.
New Creation Ministries – Russell Willingham
Mission: Provide biblical counseling for the sexually broken and addicted, facilitating their healing and restoration to wholeness in Christ.
New Tribes Mission – Steve and Patty Karum
Arizona [email protected]
Mission: Provide membercare (counseling, workshops on self-care) for New Tribe missionaries on furlough or retiring.
Care Fresno (Not for Us) – Randy Mewhirter
Mission: Partner with local churches, Fresno Police Dept. and other community agencies to train people and churches to address poverty by investing in under-resourced communities and mentor at-risk youth and families.