Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20
From the beginning of Calvary Chapel of Sahuarita, pastor JK felt that the Lord wants us to put a great emphasis on missions. That is what our Lord told us to do and that is where our Lord’s heart is.
Here are four ministries that we support. They are worthy ministries. Please pray for them and visit their websites.
FOR ZION’S SAKE – www.forzion.com
For Zion’s Sake Ministries is a US-Israeli 501c3, non-profit humanitarian aid organization – established and dedicated to assisting the needs of newly arriving immigrants. For most, starting over in Israel is physically and emotionally, as well as economically, overwhelming. After the slaughter of more than 6 million Jews in the Holocaust, the state of Israel was reborn miraculously in one day on May 14, 1948. God’s chosen people began returning to their ancient homeland seeking refuge.
Thousands of new immigrants come home to Israel every year to escape persecution in the form of anti-Semitism and economic and civil oppression. Over one million Jews from the former Soviet Union have returned home since 1988 alone, and their needs are staggering. Most of these immigrants arrive in Israel with only the clothes they carry with them in their suitcases. The transition of starting over in a strange land is extremely difficult for most of the immigrants (Olim). Lack of employment, insufficient language skills, and a myriad of cultural challenges cause many to become discouraged and lonely. Because of these hardships, twelve percent of new immigrants choose to leave Israel.
For Zion’s Sake Ministries assists those in need both spiritually and physically by providing humanitarian aid through our warehouse distribution of furniture, medicine, food coupons, and clothing. Direct financial assistance is given through our various Outreach programs.
TURKISH MUSLIM MINISTRY
When pastor JK and a small team of a short term missionaries from our church visited Shumen, Bulgaria in 2007, they were introduced to a couple – Mendu (husband) and Seniha (wife) who were formerly Turkish Muslims. After they became Christians, their hearts were yearning to evangelize the Good News of Jesus Christ to the fellow Turkish Muslims from their home town.
They drove their cars twice a week, mostly during the evenings, to do Bible studies and prayer meetings, because if they visited the town during the daytime, some Muslims would attack them or sabotage their vehicles.
In pastor JK’s opinion, Mendu and Seniha are two of the most precious and humble people he has ever met. If you’d like to contact Mendu and Seniha, please email them.
MEDICAL MISSION TEAM FOR INDIGENOUS TRIBES IN NORTHERN MEXICO
Dr. Ken and Ruth work in church planting and medical ministry. There is an international team of church planting missionaries who they work alongside to see the gospel planted in the hearts of the people. The missionaries working full-time in church planting learn the tribal dialects so they can share with the people in their heart language as many of the people don’t speak or barely speak Spanish.
They are accepted into the indigenous communities by invitation only and so are involved in community development projects, literacy and medical work. This also opens the homes and hearts of the people to develop one on one friendships, trust and receptivity to our message of Christ. If you’d like to contact Dr. Ken, please email him.
FOR THE CHILDREN BRAZIL
This Missionary folks is located in Brazil. Alex and Erika Piagetti founded it in 2007. From an overwhelming desire to share the Good News of the one true God Jesus Christ and their love for children, the Piagetti Family was given a vision to take care of orphans and widows in their distress in Brazil.
After a trip to Fortaleza, in the northeast of Brazil, Alex and Erika noticed the severity of the plight of children in the slums and the lack of Bible teaching churches willing to reach them. After many divinely guided circumstances, God opened the door for For The Children Brazil to minister to children in one of the 600 impoverished communities in Fortaleza.
In 2011, after 4 years of short term missions, God moved the Piagetti family to Fortaleza to plant a Calvary Chapel. Since then God has grown the church, started home fellowships in near by towns and open the doors to 4 other communities.
The beauty of FTC is that we are not alone Through church led mission trips to Fortaleza our partners can have a hands on experience in bringing the love of the Father to the fatherless and the Good News of Salvation to the slums of Brazil.
If you’d like to know more about them, please visit their website www.ftcbrazil.org.
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