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Missions

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 Mitchell Moore or Lindsay Selli for more details.

Global Missions Prayer Guide 

Prayer Guide for Mexico and South Texas

Map of Mexico and South Texas Partners


Upcoming:

Family Mission Trip to Yucatan Peninsula Mission

July 19-26 | Quintana Roo, Mexico

Families are invited to serve with the YPM through a construction project and sports ministry from July 19-26, 2021. The cost is $300 plus airfare (per person) and the registration deadline is June 17 with a $150 deposit. Contact Downie Mickler for more information at downie@ankoledesigns.com.

Register for Family Trip

Missionaries:

Andrew and Teri Adair - TAP

Andrew and Teri Adair (The Antioch Partners, Global)

https://www.theantiochpartners.org/adair
Andrew, who grew up in Houston, and Teri, who grew up in Southern California, met and married while they were studying at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA. Teri completed a Masters in Cross-cultural Studies at Fuller, and Andrew received a M.Div. with a concentration in Cross-cultural Studies. They both share a passion for cross-cultural ministry. Andrew and Teri have three children (Rebekah, Gabrielle and Matthew).

The Adair family moved from Central Asia to Houston in 2006 and accepted the invitation to start what has become The Antioch Partners (TAP). Andrew serves as the Executive Director of TAP, and Teri serves as the Personnel Coordinator. TAP became operational in the summer of 2007 and more than seventy Partners are now serving through TAP (and more are on the way). The Adairs are convinced God is continuing to call men and women from Presbyterian churches to serve him in the world in creative ways, and structures like TAP are necessary to help these servants thrive in their ministry callings. Andrew and Teri are grateful for the privilege of partnering with local Presbyterian churches here in the US in the assessment, training, sending, support and care of long-term, cross-cultural servants who are being used by God in so many ways around the world.

Ashraf Abdou - YWAM

Ashraf Abdou (YWAM, Spain)

www.gosahara.org
Ashraf and his wife focus on training and discipling leaders through Discipleship Training Schools (DTS) with YWAM in Spain and North Africa. The students who attend these schools learn about God and then begin to do outreach where they have the opportunity to share the Gospel with others. In addition to DTS School Programs, they are also able to provide opportunities for leadership training, Bible Study Groups, and evangelism during the year. Ashraf believes that although these students come to know Christ, the most important part is that they are trained in leadership so they can facilitate more gospel learning as they return to their homes.

Chris and Francelia McReynolds - The Antioch Partners

Chris and Francelia McReynolds (The Antioch Partners, Mexico)

https://amomexico.org
Chris and Francelia McReynolds live in Mexico City. Their ministry focus is capacity-building in Christian education and discipleship through the AMO® Program in Mexico, as they work with children and their parents, as well as teachers. Their calling is to equip adults with biblical principles so they can more effectively nurture the image of God in each child. The McReynolds use the AMO® Program, published by Chrysalis International, to equip parents and church leaders with a Christian mindset to disciple children through biblical, Christian education that teaches the whole child. Beyond children and their parents, teachers are trained, who then become trainers; a process which facilitates growth of local leaders and the AMO® program in Mexico.

Cristina Inchaustegui - The Antioch Partners

Cristina Inchaustegui (The Antioch Partners, Dominican Republic)

www.amoprogram.com

Cristina and her husband, Alfonso, live in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. After a two-year mentoring process, Cristina became an AMO® missionary trainer with Chrysalis International traveling throughout the Spanish-speaking world to teach and disciple teachers, parents, and pastors in Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti and her own nation. In 2014 she became Regional Director of the AMO® Program in Latin America and the Caribbean. For the past three years, she has been networking with many NGOs, churches, ministries, and schools to equip thousands of leaders and educators with a biblical, Christian worldview of education that teaches both adults and children how to think and reason with the revelation of God’s Word. FPC’s partnership with Christina focuses on the AMO® program in Elias Piña, in the Dominican Republic. In 2018-2019, AMO® was invited to implement the classic literature units in public school extended schedule in Elias Piña. They will start with 5 of the 57 schools in this province, close to Haiti’s border, with prayerful vision to expand these programs.

George and Anne Harper - Action International Ministries

George and Anne Harper (Action International Ministries, Philippines)

www.actionainternational.org/missionary/harper

George and Anne help train and mentor Asians who will in turn train a new generation of pastors and leaders for the region’s rapidly growing churches. Their work is in the Graduate School of Theology – Philippines (AGST) where George serves as Professor of Christian History and Thought and Program Director for Theological Studies and Church History, and Anne is the Director of Spiritual Formation and the Associate Professor of Missions. George is also editor of the Asia Theological Association’s journal, the Journal of Asian Evangelical Theology, and Anne is the editor of AGST’s journal, the Journal of Asian Mission. Though they teach and serve as administrators with the AGST, they also seek to mentor and model for their students outside the classroom so that they will grow spiritually as well as intellectually/theologically.

Jesse and Sarah Blaine - SAMS USA

Jesse and Sarah Blaine (SAMS USA, Cambodia)

camboblaine.wordpress.com

First Presbyterian Church has partnered with the Blaine Family, in Cambodia, since 2012. Recently, they returned home, to the US to begin a new season of ministry. Be sure to read more about God’s faithfulness through their ministry in Cambodia over the last 8 years, as we celebrate their service in the next issue of our monthly newsletter, First Press. Please join us in prayer for this next season of ministry they will enter, as we give thanks for their partnership!

Pastor Lian Thang - Children's Relief International

Pastor Lian Thang (Children’s Relief International, Myanmar)

www.childrensrelief.org/staff-intl

Pastor Lian Thang grew up in a remote village of Myanmar. He responded to God’s clear call that urged him toward ministry and later graduate from Dallas Theological Seminary. Upon his return to Myanmar, with a vision to educate and help the poor children in his community, he partnered with Children’s Relief International (CRI) to start Shalem Christian Academy. Some students are able to board at the Academy during the school year, where they receive food and clothing. The children at Shalem Christian Academy learn of God’s love for them as they are cared for and receive and education.

Paul and Molli Williams - Josiah Venture

Paul and Molli Williams (Josiah Venture, Czech Republic)

www.josiahventure.com/pmwilliams

Josiah Venture’s (JV) vision is a movement of God among the youth of Central and Eastern Europe that finds its home in the local church and transforms society. JV’s sole purpose is to share the good news of the saving hope of Jesus Christ and to make disciples who make disciples. JV positions itself on the “highways” where youth are traveling, such as music, school, sports and language in order to evangelize, disciple and raise future leaders for the Kingdom. Over 350 JV missionaries serve in these areas of ministry in 16 countries on the front lines of reaching these unreached youth. Paul is a part of the executive leadership team that directs the strategic direction of the organization while Molli will continue to be a leader in discipleship of missionary families, new believers, and her Czech neighbors.

Steve and Barbara Johnson - YWAM

Steve and Barbara Johnson (YWAM, Hungary)

www.ywambudapest.org

Steve Johnson serves as the Base Director for YWAM’s ministry in Budapest, Hungary where he is responsible for the ministries of all the YWAM teams that serve the city. These teams are made up of 14 full-time missionaries from 9 different nations. The ministry work that YWAM Hungary participates in is varied and includes street evangelism, feeding the homeless, serving refugees, a discipleship training school, a coffee house, alpha course, and supporting other kinds of ministries initiated by local Hungarian leaders and churches. In addition to all of this work, the Johnson’s own a large apartment house, which Barbara manages, where some of the staff resides. This is also where students and visiting outreach teams are able to stay.

Ministry Organizations:

Agape Unlimited

Agape Unlimited (Russia)

agapeunlimited.org

Agape Unlimited is a medical evangelism agency, founded by Dr. Bill Becknell in 1993. Their vision is to “Go – where no one wants to go; Help – those no one cares about; and Share – God’s love with everyone!” They work to accomplish this mission through outreach, medical education, medical clinics, and the Agape Farm. Agape’s work has grown to include: medical mission excursions all over Russia (even into the most remote areas of the country) to provide healthcare and the gospel to unreached people groups, homeless shelters, elderly homes, a for-profit medical clinic that provides low-cost healthcare to families (by Christian staff who share the gospel), a refugee clinic (in a church basement), a partnership with YWAM Russia in gypsy villages, and a farm which outreaches to and provides care for orphans.

The Antioch Partners

The Antioch Partners (Worldwide)

www.theantiochpartners.org

The Antioch Partners (TAP) was created as an alliance of Frontier Fellowship and The Outreach Foundation to enable an expansion of ministry opportunities for Presbyterians. They are a missionary sending organization, serving local Presbyterian congregations in the US in the assessment, training, sending and support and care of long-term, cross-cultural missionaries. TAP currently has 60 partners (missionaries) serving all over the world. The two key sending priorities are working among unreached/least-reached people groups and building capacity in the global church.

Food For the Hungry

Food For The Hungry (Worldwide)

www.fh.org

Food for the Hungry is a Christian humanitarian organization ending all forms of human poverty by providing life-changing development programs, disaster relief, and advocacy. Since 1971, Food for the Hungry has been going into the world’s hardest places with an exit strategy: to respond to human suffering and graduate communities of extreme poverty into self-sustainability, all within a decade. By creating context-specific solutions in education, agriculture, health, livelihood, clean water, and disaster risk reduction, the nonprofit focuses on transformational development, investing in children as the key to lift entire communities out of poverty. With 98% of staff working in their country of origin, Food for the Hungry works side-by-side with local leaders, churches, and families to implement innovative solutions. The organization currently serves more than 14 million people in over 20 countries worldwide.

Frontier Fellowship

Frontier Fellowship

www.frontierfellowship.com

Frontier Fellowship traces its beginnings back to a kitchen table in Portland, Oregon, in 1981. It was there missiologist Ralph Winter, pioneer of the unreached people groups movement, shared his vision to revive a frontier missions focus within the United Presbyterian Church with Harold Kurtz, longtime missionary in Southwest Ethiopia. They began under Harold’s leadership as United Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship and were later renamed Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship.

As the organization developed over the years, God challenged them to take our ministry further in denominational and generational focus, wider in geographical scope and deeper in their understanding of frontier mission. Today they are known as Frontier Fellowship, continuing to look toward the frontier where the Good News of Jesus has yet to find expression. They believe His message is for everyone, and each person deserves the opportunity to hear the Gospel in the context of his or her language and culture.

To that end, Frontier Fellowship is committed to their call to engage the Church—inviting, educating, inspiring, gathering and equipping followers of Jesus to embrace their God-given roles in making His name known among every nation, tribe, people and language.

International Justice Mission

International Justice Mission (Dominican Republic)

www.ijm.org/dominican-republic

The International Justice Mission (IJM) is a human rights organization that leverages the skills of criminal justice professionals to protect the poor from violent oppression all over the world. Their vision is to rescue thousands, protect millions, and prove that justice for the poor is possible. Such injustices include trafficking, slavery, theft, abuse of power, and citizenship rights about. They work with local law enforcement, justice systems, and agencies to rescue victims, care for them, and provide training to address trafficking in communities across the world. FPC’s partnership is focused in the Dominican Republic, where an office was launched in 2013. Since that time, IJM has been able to rescue more than 120 children and women from trafficking.

Mission India

Mission India (India)

www.missionindia.org

Mission India partners with more than 1,500 Indian churches and indigenous ministries to train and equip local believers, to share the Gospel, disciple new believers, and plant new worshiping groups. The core ministries include church planter training, the adult literacy program, and children’s Bible clubs. One hundred percent of MI’s ministry partners in India are Indian nationals. As indigenous Christians are trained, they receive tools and materials they need to plant and reproduce vibrant churches in their areas.

The Outreach Foundation

The Outreach Foundation (Worldwide)

www.theoutreachfoundation.org

The Outreach Foundation works to connect Presbyterians to build the church’s capacity to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ by helping the church live out its missional calling, building the capacity of the global church, and transforming lives through mission involvement. Though the Foundation works all over the world, FPC’s specific partnership lies in Iraq and Syria. A Mission Consultant in the Middle East works to build partnerships between the churches in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Jordan and The Outreach Foundation. These partnerships help to strengthen the church in the Middle East and bring vital education, Bible sharing, and outreach to the region.

Pars Theological Centre

Pars Theological Centre

www.parstheology.com

Pars Theological Centre exists to equip and mobilize the Iranian church by training a new generation of servant leaders to lead the church and transform the Persian-speaking world for the glory of God. Pars equips and mobilizes a new generation of biblically grounded, theologically informed, and spiritually mature servant leaders who work to lead the church into loving God and one another. In addition to training, Pars provides a variety of resources, including care and mentoring. Pars is a new Global Ministry Partner in the ECO Denomination.

Proyecto Amistad

Proyecto Amistad (Mexico)

www.proyectoamistad.org

Proyecto Amistad works in North-Central and Central Mexico to provide Christian education, discipleship programs, and Christian education training for local church leaders. They accomplish this through several projects. The first is Club Amistad where over 150 volunteers teach, feed, and care for children in the Club program. This club addresses the issues of the powerful drug cartels, violence, and poverty that grips so many families in Mexico. Each week children attend this club where they experience Bible study, educational opportunities for history, children’s classical literature (by Christian authors), the arts, and participate in recreation and community service. There are currently 14 clubs which educate an estimated 400 children. Proyecto Amistad also hosts a scholarship program which seeks to reduce school desertion due to lack of resources in Mexican families. This program provides financial, moral, and academic support for high school, college, and seminary students in the Noreste and Huastecas Presbyteries. Proyecto Amistad currently provides seminary, college, and high school scholarships. While students receive the scholarships, they build personal relationships with Amistad personnel who sow the seeds of a Biblical world view in their hearts. In addition to Club Amistad and the scholarship program, Proyecto Amistad provides financial support for the Noreste Presbytery’s MINTS theological studies program and produces training, via AMO Mexico, for lay leaders through Mexico. This training program creates a renewed vision for Biblical education in Mexico and provides local churches with the educational resources they need to develop programs that evangelize and disciple children in their communities.

RPC Haiti

RPC Haiti (Haiti)

www.rpc-haiti.org

RPC Haiti is a church-planting, church-maturing, and church-multiplying mission; seeking to obey the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20). They work to build the Church through preaching and teaching the Word of God. They focus on reaching unbelievers through evangelism, walking with believers in discipleship, and raising up leaders as the church grows. In addition, Pastor Delfils has begun to meet with several other churches with the goal to form a Presbytery in 2019. Pastor Delfils and Pastor Hopp share in pastoral responsibilities at RPC Haiti, as well as several church plants in Haiti.

Tolle Lege Institute

Tolle Lege (Poland)

tollelegepoland.org

First Presbyterian Church has the honor to partner with the Tolle Lege Institute and the Reformed Church of Poland to work toward revival of the Reformed tradition in Poland and Eastern Europe. Our partnerships encourage growth of the Reformed Faith Tradition in the region through Tolle Lege’s operation of a reading room, bookstore, and publishing house; and by working toward the equipping, empowering, and restoration of the local Church.

Vets With A Mission

Vets With A Mission (Vietnam)

www.vetswithamission.org

Vets with a Mission has a variety of projects in several provinces of Vietnam. Staff and volunteers sponsor and work in medical clinics, offer medical training programs, and work with the local clinic doctors to help improve their level of education and skills in the medical profession. VWAM has also sent disaster relief teams to Vietnam following typhoons; providing assistance in the form of medical supplies and equipment to clinics where teams have served. In addition to medical work, VWAM has worked and partnered with local churches to provide Bibles and Christian literature, funded church repairs, and supported outreach efforts. These ministries are now coordinated with the local church, who interact with the local government in Vietnam.

World Renew

World Renew (International)

www.worldrenew.net

The mission of World Renew is to join communities around the world to renew hope, reconcile lives, and restore creation. Compelled by God’s deep passion for justice and mercy, their ministry is three-fold: community development, disaster response and rehabilitation, and peace and justice. World Renew helps ECO to respond to domestic and international disasters with long-term recovery work, as well as working in communities of poverty in 28 countries around the world to foster community development and address injustice. World Renew offers your congregation a way to provide financial support and volunteers to respond to emergency and disaster situations or engage in sustainable Christian community development around the world.

World Vision, Malawi

World Vision (Malawi, Africa)

www.worldvision.org

World Vision began working in Malawi in 1982 with community infrastructure projects including schools and water systems. By 1992, World Vision had established longer-term community-based area development programs, and is now helping close to one-million people. Currently, World Vision is working with communities in 26 districts through 44 long-term Area Development Programs. FPC’s partnership is in the Mutendere ADP and focuses largely on water systems, schools, a medical clinic, and assisting families with education to begin and grow small businesses, grow food, and care for livestock/animals that provide for various needs in the villages. Through these projects Christ’s love is shown and children are able to learn about the Bible in schools, and share that news with their families and friends. Over 125 FPC Covenant Partners began sponsoring children in the Mutendere ADP which is scheduled to close in September or 2019. Through FPC’s support and partnership, and the Lord’s faithfulness, the Mutendere ADP has been able to provide clean drinking water, provided avenues for healthcare, education, food security, and more for these communities!

Yucatan Peninsula Mission

YPM (Mexico)

www.ypmusa.org

YPM is empowered by God to seek to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit, in service, fellowship, witness and worship, and to meet the needs of the underserved Mayan people of the region. YPM partners with churches and Presbyteries in the USA and in Mexico to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and to make Jesus visible by assisting with the construction of churches and schools, providing medical care, building a secondary school in Leona Vicario for indigenous Maya children who cannot afford to go to the cities to continue their education after primary school, and offering and providing for a variety of cross-cultural exchanges with the local people. YPM has also built a University for the villagers, and offers degree programs in education, law, and business. As relationships are built with villagers through education and medical care, churches and volunteer teams can share the good news of Christ.

To learn more about these missionaries or ministries, or to find out more about how you can connect globally, contact Lindsay Selli or Mitchell Moore.

Biblicus Mexico Scholarships - Mission South Task Force

The Biblicus México Scholarship Program has grown out of the Mission South Task Force’s vision to create a stronger bond between FPC and Mexican seminaries, National Presbyterian Church of Mexico and Presbyterian churches in South Texas. As friendships have grown in the last year, four new students have been awarded a one-year, renewable scholarship from FPC.


Toribio Reyes lives in Tabasco with his widowed mother and seven other family members. He is in his fourth semester at the Sureste Presbyterian Seminary. He has a heart for discipling youth and is currently teaching a communicants class.


Raquel Cahuich is a graduate of the Pan American School and has been accepted to an online graduate program at Calvin University. Raquel feels deeply called to family ministry of special needs children and to be a teacher in the AMO program. The scholarship she is receiving will allow her to pursue her unique calling from the Lord.


Aarón Noh is a husband and father of five year old Raquel. Aarón studies at San Pablo Presbyterian Seminary in Mérida. He is now in his fourth semester, out of six. He is discipling a small group of neighborhood men and working in a church. His wife speaks Mayan. We are in need of an FPC Prayer partner for Aarón! Please contact Kathy Scruggs (kathyscruggs@me.com) for more information about the Scholarship Program, or to connect with a student as a prayer partner.

The Antioch Partners

The Antioch Partners (TAP)

The Antioch Partners (TAP) serves missionaries around the world, and one of our joys is seeing how God is using these cross-cultural servants to advance His Kingdom. One of these missionaries, Stephen, lives and works in a rural part of northeastern Uganda. He teaches at a theological college that is equipping South Sudanese pastors (because of continuing instability and conflict in South Sudan, the college relocated to Uganda). Many of his students live in refugee camps, and some travel each semester from South Sudan to take classes. Though COVID has impacted the college (as has happened all around the world), Stephen is constantly inspired and challenged by the faith, hope, eagerness to learn, and courage of his students. Thanks to FPC’s support of TAP, missionaries like Stephen are being used by God to strengthen and equip the global church in difficult contexts around the world!

Tolle Lege

Tolle Lege Institute

The Tolle Lege Institute in Warsaw is excited to announce that they have been invited to move to the campus of a local Christian college, where students will have access to their print and digital library at their fingertips! The move will also create a partnership with the college where Dariusz has started teaching a Church History course.

For their full update, please download their latest newsletter!

Nuaulu Translation Project

Nuaulu Translation Project

175 years ago, FPC was involved in the work of translating and sharing the gospel in San Antonio. Today, FPC Global Missions is partnering in that same work with Wycliffe Bible Translators for the Nuaulu People in Southern Indonesia. To learn more about the Nuaulu People and the work of the Wycliffe Team, please read this PDF article.

Genesis Presbyterian Church

Genesis Presbyterian Church

The Mission South Task Force of FPC is thankful to partner with seminaries, ministries, and churches in Mexico and along the border, with a focus on advancing the gospel and equipping and empowering emerging leaders. One of the Task Force’s partners is Genesis Presbyterian Church in Mercedes, TX, led by Pastor Hector Reynoso.

Due to Covid and hurricanes, the Rio Grande Valley has struggled in many ways. Though this community has suffered through these challenges, Héctor has continued to share God’s word through weekly sermons online, and encouraging families to share in conversation and support one another in prayer. Genesis Pres is a multigenerational, multicultural, and bilingual Hispanic church with focuses on discipleship/evangelism, ministry with the elderly, ministry with the younger generations, and receiving mission/evangelism/activity groups.

Genesis Presbyterian Church is anticipating breaking ground on their new church building this November, and is grateful for the generous support of FPC to make this possible. Please pray for all of the Rio Grande Valley, suffering from poor health and a work force that is not easily converted to remote working, leaving the community vulnerable to the virus. Pray also for the Reynoso’s and their ministry. We are so grateful to God for allowing us to share as friends and ministry partners.

 

Ashraf Abdou

Ashraf Abdou – YWAM N. Africa

 Ashraf Abdou is an FPC Global Missions Partner serving with YWAM N. Africa. He and his team work to equip, disciple, and care for Christian leaders in North Africa. As they serve these leaders, they also host discipleship training schools (DTS) and outreaches in Southern Spain at their home base. Though the Covid pandemic has prevented the YWAM N. Africa Team from traveling to be with leaders, they have been able to continue their work in a variety of ways. They have been in contact with former DTS graduates for weekly Bible study, prayer and encouragement. These graduates have been able to invite friends to join these weekly gatherings. As the gatherings continue, the gospel is reaching new believers and unbelievers who join. Ashraf is working to plan a virtual training for other school leaders in the near future. The Abdou Family invites FPC to pray for their family as they are homeschooling their three children, and for the time when Ashraf can begin to travel to North Africa again.

 For more information about Ashraf and YWAM N. Africa, please contact missions@fpcsat.org or visit http://gosahara.org/.

Proyecto Amistad

Proyecto Amistad

FPC Global Missions Partner, Proyecto Amistad, is based just across the border in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. This ministry, led by Roberto Medina, seeks to further faith development in Mexico. They do this through a variety of discipleship programs, leadership development, and participating in education/equipping opportunities for Pastors through Noreste Presbytery.

Proyecto Amistad recently shared an update with details about how they’ve been able to continue ministry in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Children’s clubs have not been able to meet, due to social distancing limitations in Mexico, however, the Club Amistad teachers were able to work together to celebrate Children’s Day on April 30. They were able to visit each child’s home (regarding safety measures) to bring a present and candies to make it a special day.

Work also continues amidst the migrant crisis along the border. Proyecto Amistad has been able to provide medical supplies to the migrant house in Nuevo Lardeo where there are currently migrants with COVID-19. We are asked to join in prayer for those who are ill, and for the 6 medical personnel who are attending to them every day.

Lastly, please continue to join us in prayer for the continued protection and provision for the Proyecto Amistad Leaders. We give thanks for their faithfulness as they work to bring the transforming Good News to children and their families in Mexico!

To learn more about ways to connect and serve with Proyecto Amistad, please visit them at https://www.facebook.com/proyectoamistad.org/, or email missions@fpcsat.org.

The Blaine Family

The Blaine Family, Cambodia

Welcome Back Global Missions Partner: Blaine Family!
First Presbyterian Church has partnered with the Blaine Family, in Cambodia, since 2012. Recently, they returned home, to the US to begin a new season of ministry. Be sure to read more about God’s faithfulness through their ministry in Cambodia over the last 8 years, as we celebrate their service in the next issue of our monthly newsletter, First Press. Please join us in prayer for this next season of ministry they will enter, as we give thanks for their partnership!

YWAM Budapest

YWAM Budapest

YWAM Budapest is an FPC Global Mission Partner in Hungary with a vision to demonstrate and proclaim the Gospel throughout Budapest, the nation of Hungary, the Balkans, and nations beyond. They work to disciple and train young leaders to help fulfill the Great Commission mandate through their church, local ministry, or long-term cross-cultural mission work.

In the Midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, ministry operations look a little different. The Coffee Shop has paused their normal operations to partner with local churches in caring for their community. The YWAM Budapest team has also developed some creative ways to continue to offer worship and prayer opportunities through their online platforms. Please join the YWAM Budapest team in prayer as they continue to discern ways to faithfully serve and care for their community in this time. To connect with YWAM Budapest, follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/YWAMBudapest/ or visit their website: http://www.ywambudapest.org/

 

Cristina Inchaustegui - AMO

Cristina Inchaustegui

Cristina Inchaustegui, the AMO Program’s Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, invites FPC to celebrate God’s faithfulness and provision in this partnership! Even as AMO trainings and classes had to go virtual, God has opened doors for the gospel to shape families and transform communities. Already in 2021 there are over 200 people enrolled in AMO courses from Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Mexico, and two AMO Trainers Apprenticeships with students from Paraguay, Chile, Venezuela, Colombia and the DR. The Lord has blessed the AMO team in this difficult time and FPC’s prayers are greatly appreciated!

For more information about Cristina, the AMO® Program, and ways to connect, please visit their website , follow them on Facebook or email missions@fpcsat.org.

Mission South

Mission South

“With all our hearts we thank the First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio, Texas for the support that was sent to the church Jesus, Light of the World. With all our hearts we desire that God bless you abundantly and we also hope that the support will be a great blessing for the brothers and sisters of our church. Brothers and Sisters, May God bless you!” – Pastor Walter De La Cruz Angula

Churches distributed of $271 (USD) of LECHE (boxed milk) given to people living in the garbage dump of Reynosa, MX after the flooding of Hurricane Hanna. Our partner travels back and forth over the border daily from Hidalgo, TX. The custom agents have known her for 30 years of serving the poorest of the poor in Mexico, so agents on both sides of the border welcome her service.

Yucatan Peninsula Mission

Yucatan Peninsula Mission

Our partners at the Yucatan Peninsula Mission provided an update about the realities of COVID in their communities, and how they are able to serve in the midst of it. There are many who people in the outlying villages near Leona Vicario who are sick with the COVID virus. Pastor Wilian reported that he has been able to support these families by praying with them, counseling them, and giving moral, emotional, and spiritual support. He is also continuing to reach out to members of his church to provide much needed care and encouragement in this season. Through a recent gift from FPC, YPM has been able to work with congregations in villages around Leona Vicario to provide much needed supplies to the needy in these communities. They have been able to purchase supplies including food items, soap and other cleaning items for homes. Pastor Wilian is currently working with local pastors on logistics to pass out the relief bags.

Please pray that Wilian, Erly and their family remain well and healthy. Pray also that they will get the rest they need to they can continue their work in the Yucatan. To learn more about this ministry, or to connect with them, please contact missions@fpcsat.org.

AMO Dominican Republic

AMO Dominican Republic

Cristina Inchaustegui, an FPC Global Missions Partner, lives in the Dominican Republic and serves as the Regional Director for the AMO® Program across Latin America and the Caribbean. Through her work, and collaboration with other AMO® Program leaders in this region, thousands of leaders and educators have been equipped to share a biblical, Christian worldview of education that teaches both adults and children how to think and reason with the revelation of God’s Word. As entire families learn the gospel through the AMO® Program, entire communities experience transformation. In a recent update, Cristina shared that she is now able to offer access to online training for groups and individuals as they adjust to measures of social distancing and homeschooling in their various areas. We are encouraged to pray for Cristina and the AMO® Program leaders who continue to faithfully bring access to the gospel, and a Christian worldview to families in Latin America and the Caribbean.

For more information about Cristina, the AMO® Program, and ways to connect, please visit https://www.amoprogram.com/ or email missions@fpcsat.org.

AMO Mexico

AMO Mexico

FPC Global Mission Partners, Chris and Francelia McReynolds, are the directors of AMO Mexico – a ministry that is equipping partners and leaders, using the AMO Program, for the Biblical Christian discipleship of families and the nation. To read their latest update and learn more, please visit: https://amomexico.org/2020/03/05/tabasco/

RPC Haiti

RPC Haiti

The Lord has been very graceful to us in Haiti. Since March, the government has locked down the country because of Corona virus. From 2 official cases in March, we are close to 7000 infected people. Now it is difficult to have a good estimation of the real number, because most of people in Haiti do not have access to a hospital or to a test.

People here are exposed to the virus because of education or lack of information, but also because it is difficult to stay home. Most people live here on a day to day basis. Our churches couldn’t meet because of sanitary rules. However, we broadcast the worship services and Bible study through Facebook live. We encourage Church members to follow the services, and worship at home with families and neighbors. Not all of them have access to internet, but most of them listen to the sermons on the WhatsApp group of the Church.

After more than three months of lockdown, the government is trying to open the country. We praise the Lord that we were able to resume services in the middle of July. The Lord preserved our Church family in Port-au-Prince and La Gonave from the virus. All our church members are safe. Some has returned to Church, and we hope that all of them will be able to return to Church soon. Please pray for our continuous protection as the opening of the country may bring more threats to infection, and as violence rate tends to increase in Port-au-Prince and on the national roads. Please pray that more people might come to hear the Word and be saved.

You can read more about them at their new website https://www.rpc-haiti.org/

World Renew

World Renew

World Renew is an FPC Global Missions Partner focused on disaster relief and community development. They have been operating locally and around the world, helping combat this epidemic. In a recent update, they reported that they have been able to partner with churches to help needy communities with food, training, shelter etc. They have also partnered to make a trauma booklet available to help parents deal with the issues and questions children in the home have about Covid-19.

Internationally, in addition to ongoing work such as emergency food relief because of the waves of locusts devastating parts of East Africa, World Renew teams are helping in the Syrian Refugee camps, providing hygiene kits and wash stations to stave off the transmission of the Coronavirus in those densely packed settlements.

Lastly, World Renew has created a Moment of Hope page. It will provide uplifting stories and other news that will help us get through this crisis, day after day.  Check it out at https://worldrenew.net/moment-of-hope.