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Christ Community Church supports the following missionaries:
The Missionaries and/or Mission Organizations shown on this page receive monthly support from Christ Community Church. The CCC Global Outreach Mission Committee conducted a review and appraisal process for each before advising the Elder Board of its intent to add them to the CCC supported Missionary list. Upon final approval by the Elders, the CCC Treasurer begins making the individual support payments as instructed by the committee. Periodically, the Committee and CCC may sponsor fundraising efforts for special projects that support one, some, or all of our missionaries. These efforts are well publicized through CCC weekly bulletins, this website and blogs. Contributions made for these through the CCC Treasurer (by check, online, or designated cash) are included in your year-end CCC giving statements.
The committee encourages anyone who may feel led by the Holy Spirit to support these missionaries or organizations on a regular basis to do so by directly donating to their supported organizations as provided at each of their websites. In that way, you will receive from each of those organizations a year-end tax deduction statement to use in preparation of your tax returns.
VET NET – Mongolia
Mongolia V.E.T. Net is a national NGO that has come from the work of Christian Veterinary Mission in Mongolia. By the early 1990s, the opportunities to help with the nation’s developing livestock production system and the need for the “Light of Christ” were obvious. In 1995, Gerald and Frances Mitchum moved to Mongolia to begin the CVM work. The Mitchums began a hospitality ministry to students at the Mongolian Veterinary School. There were no Christians at the school at that time but students began to come to know Christ and a small team of believers resulted, eventually spreading to other universities. This small handful of believers banded together into an organization called Vet Net. Later this would be changed to V.E.T. Net…a network of veterinarians and educators training professionals throughout Mongolia to gain the opportunity to share the hope found within. The goal is to bring genuine change to the rural, urban, and university people of Mongolia through the love and message of Jesus Christ. Thus, while a multi-faceted ministry, the two major ministries of V.E.T. Net are the veterinary ministry and the rural education ministry.
Phil and Cindy Fisk – Evangelical Theological Faculty
Phil and Cindy Fisk have served overseas since 1987, first in Zaire, then following evacuation in 1991, in Belgium since 1992. They helped establish two churches in Flanders, Belgium. Each church has a national as Pastor trained at the Evangelical Theological Faculty (ETF) in Leuven. Since 2008, Phil and Cindy have taught and mentored young men and women who come to the ETF from Europe, Asia, and Africa before being sent out globally as pastors, church planters and educators. The Rev. Dr. Phil has served as an ordained minister in the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) since 1992. The Fisk’s home church is The Village Church of Barrington, IL (a member of the EFCA).
Melissa Putney – Lightforce International
God never ceases to surprise me, and at the end of 2016, He gave me a new focus for my ministry in Costa Rica – human trafficking prevention work. Still a full-time ReachGlobal missionary, I partner with LightForce International in their work to end exploitation in Costa Rica. As I’ve learned more about this global (and complex) issue, I have become increasingly convinced that prevention is key, and that the local church has a crucial role to play. God has given me a vision for coming alongside Costa Rican churches to help them understand the very real risks of human trafficking in their country and to engage them in supporting, protecting and, most importantly, presenting the hope of the gospel (and gospel transformation) to the most vulnerable in their own communities.
Brian and Cathi Duggan – ReachGlobal
Brian and Cathi Duggan have lived in Costa Rica for ten years serving in the leadership of the Latin America/Caribbean region for ReachGlobal, the mission arm of the EFCA. This year Brian moved to the role of Executive Director Global Ministries overseeing the international work of ReachGlobal worldwide. In addition, Brian mentors and coaches a number of national church leaders. Cathi’s ministry in Costa Rica has been to provide healthcare for undocumented immigrants in the context of a local Christian clinic and assisting missionaries new to the area in finding local ministry opportunities. During their years in the field, the Duggans have seen God raise up new leaders and churches and witnessed a renewed sense of mission on the part of the U.S. and Latin church.
If you are looking to answer the call and go On Mission to another country, we have a missions trip that will fit your gifts and passions. In 2018 we will have trips going to many different regions including Nepal/India, Kenya, Costa Rica, Brazil, Panama, and Mexico. Some of the areas of ministry are pastor/leader training, medical teams, building projects, children’s ministry, music and worship. Contact Josh Cassellius, our Director of Outreach and Missions, at Joshua@CCCPinehurst.org to find the right missions trip for you.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Wally and Diane dairy farmed until God called them to the mission field in 1985. They have six adult children and five grandchildren. The Cassellius’ joined World Indigenous Missions (WIM) in 1985. After graduating from King’s Way Missionary Institute (a Spanish language school) in McAllen, Texas, in May 1986, they moved to the city of Tamazunchale located in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi to train under WIM missionaries. In 1987, they moved two hours north to Ciudad Valles where they still live today. When they were given responsibility for the churches in the area, God led them to provide pastors and leaders with the tools and training to effectively lead their own churches. They also felt led to plant a number of churches in the city of Valles. Today, the ministry is thriving and making a difference in the lives of the people there.
Bob and Bobbie Clinton – First Love International Ministries
Bob and Bobbie Clinton serve with First Love International Ministries. Their work includes the establishment of children’s homes in Nepal and India, homes for widows, ministries to senior citizens, hostels in Nepal and India for college students, and various income-generating projects. Along with these initiatives, the staff and short-term missionary team exhibit the love of Christ by aiding in earthquake relief and senior projects and work in the slums and remote villages. The Clintons are also involved in church planting, evangelism and discipleship.
Joy Cassellius – Tamán – Valles, Mexico
The House of Prayer, Tamán, was established in 2013 with the vision to see united prayer and worship become a reality in Ciudad Valles, Mexico. The main focus of Tamán is its prayer room where musicians and intercessors from local churches gather throughout the week to seek the Lord in unity. Tamán members receive training in prayer and worship, and commit to weekly, two-hour prayer sets in the prayer room. Tamán offers music classes, workshops on worship and prayer, creative worship events as well as internships. Working with local churches and other churches in our region, we encourage and train worship teams and intercessors. Over the past year, our teams have become more intergenerational as parents and grandparents bring their children and grandchildren to worship services. Age is no barrier. The youngest intercessor is six years old while the youngest musician in a band is nine.
Steve and Liz Spellman – GlobalFingerprints – Haiti and Brazil
For more than 20 years, the Spellmans served on church planting teams in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Then, in 2010 when the country of Haiti was rocked by one of the most devastating earthquakes in history, they assisted in earthquake relief efforts. The Spellmans are part of the long-term leadership team in Haiti. They continue to live and minister in Brazil where they coach and mentor Brazilian pastors, church planters, and leaders. They also minister in Haiti four to six times a year where they serve on a Leader’s Consortium and oversee the Global Fingerprints ministry offering sponsorships to more than 450 at-risk children. They continue to direct the team serving areas ravaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
Given and Lilian Gaula – Tanzania
The Anglican Diocese of Kondoa, Tanzania, is a relatively young missionary endeavor with its own indigenous African believers reaching many who have never heard the name of Jesus. Evangelistic teams regularly conduct door-to-door visits and outdoor crusades in remote villages and towns scattered throughout the region. A predominantly Muslim area, Kondoa is one of the most influential centers for Islam, witchcraft, black magic, animism and ancestral worship in all of Central and East Africa. Despite widespread poverty and a primitive culture, the Diocese operates a Bible School, a Kindergarten and a Women’s Empowerment Center for literacy and life skills training.