Missions

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Global Missions




In partnership with our commissioned missionaries and international mission organizations, some examples of the work we support include: building relationships, training pastors, translating Bibles, planting churches, evangelism, encouraging spiritual growth and development, providing disaster relief, meeting basic needs for food, shelter, and healthcare, stewarding natural resources, caring for widows and orphans, strengthening families, educating children, and providing advocacy when needed.

All of our missionaries welcome your prayers, support, and correspondence! If you would like to become a pen pal, prayer partner, or email encouragement to one of our missionaries, please contact Joe Moore or Lindsay Selli for more details.

Missionaries:


1. Ashraf and Naomi Abdou (Spain)- Youth with a Mission
Ashraf and Naomi work with Youth with a Mission (YWAM) in North Africa. They have been working to open a Discipleship Training School (DTS)  for students all around the globe, especially focusing on Arabic students from North Africa. The school will be in Arabic with a Frontier Missions focus. Ashraf also helps lead short term training schools for Arabs who live in Europe. Naomi also serves with YWAM, helping in team building on the base. They have three children, the older two are home schooled by Naomi.

 

 

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2. Beth Allen- Food for the Hungry
Beth is long time friend of First Presbyterian Church in San Antonio. She serves on staff with Food for the Hungry (FH) and her home base is in Arizona, but she is constantly traveling around the world to oversee and improve many of FH’s programs. Today, Beth still serves on staff with FH as the Media Resource Manager. She helps bring stories of how God is working through FH in over 20 countries, to supporters worldwide. In August Beth celebrated 20 years of ministering with FH – and 20 years of partnership with FPC.

 

 

3. Dr. Bill Becknell (Russia)- Agape Unlimited

“Dr. Bill” is the founder and head of Agape Unlimited.  Agape’s purpose is to show God’s love and provide medicines, medical consultations, and assistance to people in rural Russia that have little or no access to medical care. The organization provides medical help for orphanages, schools, hospitals, clinics, private homes, prisons, government agencies, armed forces, truck stops, soup kitchens, homeless children, and even the Nenets who have lived on the Tundra in teepees for over 9,000 years.  Dr. Bill invites you to join with them in their mission by participating in one of their many expeditions each year.

www.agaperu.org.

 

 

4. Jesse and Sarah Blaine (Cambodia)- World Orphans

The Blaines have had the privilege of serving in Cambodia since 2012, when FPC helped launch them into the mission field.  They work to place orphans and vulnerable children in loving local families by partnering with local churches to provide ongoing support and care for these children and families.

blaine.jesse@gmail.com
www.childreninfamilies.org
camboblaine.wordpress.com

 

 

5. George and Anne Harper (Philippines)- Action International Ministries

George and Anne Harper have been missionaries with Action International Ministries since 1994. They serve in the Philippines at the Asia Graduate School of Theology, a consortium of 8 seminaries that work together to train those God has called to be Bible school and seminary professors and denominational, mission, and parachurch leaders across Asia. The Harpers own a house in San Antonio, and when they return home to Texas they attend First Presbyterian Church, and are a valued part of our church family.

http://www.actioninternational.org/missionaries/harper.

 

 

6. Steve and Barbara Johnson (Hungary)- Youth With a Mission

Originally from Texas, Steve and Barbara Johnson have now served in Budapest, Hungary for 21 years with YWAM, ministering to college students and young adults living in Budapest and throughout the region. YWAM Budapest focuses on evangelism and discipleship training; they also reach out to the homeless and refugees.  They recently completed the renovation of an urban ministry center in the café and arts district of downtown Budapest where they run a coffee house ministry and many other events.  Every September they offer a 6-month Discipleship Training School where young adults can have a solid missions experience and grow deeper in their faith.

www.ywambudapest.org
steviejohnson@axelero.hu

 

 

7. Chris and Francelia McReynolds (Mexico)- AMO

Chris and Francelia McReynolds, based in Mexico City, serve children and families throughout México as they equip parents and church leaders with biblical worldview training and wholistic Christian education curriculum, using AMO® Program. AMO is an acronym for Apacienta Mis Ovejas or Feed My Lambs. Families and churches are being renewed through biblical Christian education for the transformation of families and the nation.

www.amomexico.org
 www.theantiochpartners.org/mcreynolds

 


8. Roberto and Kassumy Medina (Mexico)- Proyecto Amistad

Proyecto Amistad is a community of Christians throughout the US and Mexico who join resources to provide Christian education in north and central Mexico. Proyecto Amistad edifies Christ’s church by facilitating bi-national partnerships which provide Christian education and discipleship programs with a transformational and Biblical worldview for churches. Roberto Medina is the Director of Proyecto Amistad; Him and Kassumy coordinate the activities in the ministry areas of Club Amistad, scholarships for university and seminary students, disaster relief, hosting mission teams and Christian education training for local church leaders.  They have two sons, who are both involved in Club Amistad as teachers.

www.proyectoamistad.org
Facebook: Proyecto Amistad or Roberto Medina Solis

 

 

9. Ron Moyer (International)- Youth With a Mission

The Moyer family has been serving with YWAM for 31 years and have five children. Ron lived and worked overseas for many years and directs a training program in Tyler, Texas which launches long term missionaries all over the world. They still travel internationally, overseeing existing teams and helping to pioneer new works in the 10/40 window.

 

 

10. Darrell and Becky Baskin (Burundi)- SERGE

FPC’s newest missionary partner is the Baskin family, who will begin serving in Burundi, one of the hungriest and poorest nations in the world, in 2016.  Darrell will work as an Ophthalmologist and professor to medical students.  Their vision is to be Christ to the poor in Burundi while training up doctors to do the same for their own hurting people.  They are now learning French which is the language Darrell will need in order to teach the medical students.

https://baskinbrigade.wordpress.com

 

We also partner with many international service, aid, and advocacy organizations, including World Vision, International Justice Mission, and Mission India. Please contact  Joe Moore or Lindsay Selli if you would like more information on any of our mission partners, including how you might serve as a prayer partner, friend, or advocate towards one of these important agencies.

 

Mission Trips:

First Presbyterian Church provides many opportunities to go on mission trips throughout the year. We want to offer our church the ability to see how God is at work in many ways, and in many places, all around the world.

Mission Trips for 2017-2018:

  • February 17-24, 2018 – Yucatan Peninsula Mission Construction Trip
    This trip will focus on building the walls of a school, as well as building relationships with the people in the region. More details will follow shortly. If you are interested in this opportunity to serve, please contact Lindsay Selli (lindsays@fpcsat.org/210-271-2758) in the missions office.
  •  July 5-25 – Youth Mission Trip to Budapest, Hungary
    This trip will be open to older high school students who are interested in a longer-term taste of mission work abroad. Students will work with FPC Missionary Partners through YWAM Hungary. They will have the opportunity to see life through the lens of a career missionary and participate in a variety of outreach opportunities in Budapest. The trip cost is estimated to be $2,600 per person (Global Missions and Fundraising events will help to offset this cost). If you’d like to apply, download the application form here and return it to Emily Yergler at FPC.
  • October 15 – Agape Unlimited Visit
    Pat Mohney, from Agape Unlimited, a mission partner in Russia, will be visiting FPC on Sunday, October 15. She will be speaking in all worship services, and will provide a more in-depth presentation after services. Lunch will be provided at the presentation which will take place at noon in room 224. The lunch is open to all, however, a reservation is needed. For more information or to reserve your spot, please contact Lindsay Selli (lindsays@fpcsat.org).
  • October 26-28 – Connecting Mission Leaders Conference
    Join mission leaders at First Presbyterian Church in San Antonio for the fourth Connecting Mission Leaders conference. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn, meet other mission-minded people, network with friends, and “fill your cup.” Conference details can be found online at www.connectingmissionleaders.com. First Presbyterian Church members can attend the conference free of charge, excluding meal costs. For more information or to register, please contact Lindsay Selli (lindsays@fpcsat.org/210-271-2758) at the missions office.


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