"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations."
- Matthew 28:19a
Thank you for your giving to two CPC mission partners (GDI and e3 Partners) serving in Ukraine and the surrounding area. As a church you have been part of standing in the G.A.P. (Give, Act, Pray) during the ongoing war in Ukraine. Recently another mission partner has been identified as needing support for those on the ground. Here's another way to give and pray:
CRU MISSIONARIES SERVING UKRAINE
Our supported missionaries, Jim & Debbie Samland, serving with CRU Faculty Commons, report to us that as of March 29, 2022, CRU has 80 staff members still in Ukraine, many delivering humanitarian supplies and helping with evacuations. They deliver aid, then reload their vans with evacuees, playing sermons on the vehicles' sound systems for their passengers, who have come to them in desperation. (Forty other Ukrainian CRU staff are now in Hungary). Jim and Debbie recently came from Eastern Europe and continue to have ministry partners in the region. CRU staff are part of ongoing work to refugees and evacuees, through providing aid and the hope of Christ.
They also ask you to pray for them:
That humanitarian corridors will be opened and civilians can be evacuated;
That God will continue to protect the staff men who are delivering humanitarian goods and evacuating people to safer locations;
That Russia will stop forcing Ukrainian men from Donbas and Crimea to take part in the Russian invasion (9 men were taken from a church in Donbas);
That Belarus will not join Russia and attack Ukraine;
That more vans will be donated to help transport people.
If you would like to pray for Ukraine along with others, you are invited to join the Ukraine 24/7 Prayer Chain and select a 30 minute prayer time that is convenient for you. There are up to date prayer requests, as well as a way to leave encouragement for Ukrainian staff. Check out the google doc HERE.
Other ongoing CPC mission partners:
E3 Partners -
Irpin Bible Church & Seminary
Through e3 Partners, Igor & Lena Y. serve at Irpin Bible Church, as Igor is the President of Irpin Bible Seminary. The seminary has been destroyed and students and faculty have been forced to scatter. Thank you to those who have given through CPC to the ministry in Irpin which will help the current crisis. We wait to hear how they will rebuild in the future and hope to be part of seeing the seminary return.
Global Discipleship Initiatives in Romania and Ukraine is involved with the refugee relief fund particularly for Romania, in connection with their partner Igor F. Thank you for partnering with this relief to support the refugee crisis!
Our Mission and Vision
To make disciples and grow Christ-like followers of Jesus, by effectively supporting and partnering with mission organizations and missionaries to share the Gospel and the love of Christ beyond our local community.
Our Areas of Support
Church planting is one of the primary goals of CPC and ECO (our Presbyterian denomination). Therefore, the CPC mission committee has placed an emphasis on supporting missionaries and mission agencies that are focused on building God's kingdom via indigenous/local preachers who are devoted to church planting.
Jesus called us to serve one another and CPC has always strived to do that. We are blessed to support missionaries that are serving others with their work in healthcare, education, inner-city outreach, rescue and relief, orphanages, and through the translation of the Word of God.
DISCIPLESHIP & TRAINING
In support of our goal of planting churches, we believe that we must be at the forefront of supporting leaders who are capable of discipling and training future leaders to serve in a similar capacity.
SHORT-TERM MISSIONS TRIPS
We encourage and seek opportunities to support congregation members to experience short-term mission trips that have a strong spiritual component, by providing one-time scholarships based on individual requests.
Beautiful Response—Raising up Hope for Uganda
Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ)—Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Long Beach, Eastern Europe
Christian Business Men’s Connection—Monterey, CA
Ethnos360—Papua New Guinea
Global Discipleship Initiative
Gatherings by the Bay—International
HOPE Unlimited Brazil
One Collective—Fresno, CA
International Students Inc.— Monterey, CA
Mission Aviation Fellowship—Africa
National Alliance Church—Lebanon
Partners International—Indonesia & North Africa/Middle East
SEPAL (Overseas Crusade International) Brazil
Wycliffe Bible Translators—Papua New Guinea
YWAM (Youth with a Mission)—India
Young Life—Monterey, CA
YUGO Ministries—Ensenada, Mexico
HOW TO ENGAGE WITH OUR MISSION PARTNERS
Join us in prayer:
Pray for missionaries by name in your small groups. Attend a prayer gathering to pray for missions and missionaries (quarterly Prayer Walk). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom login.
Meet our mission partners:
Attend and participate in opportunities to meet with missionaries when they visit CPC.
Annual Great Commission Week & Sunday: July 25-31, 2022
We will have Daily Inspirational Stories and a Missionary Meet-up Zoom during Great Commission Week, and we will hear from our missionaries on Great Commission Sunday, July 31 at both services.
Fransiska Larson (Elder)
Amanda De La Vega Tovar (Staff member)
Ed and Jeannie Young
Gary and Susan Campbell