Missions: Reaching Out to the World
Chilliwack Baptist Church has a passion for reaching people for Christ, both in our community and throughout the world. Because of that commitment, we help support missionaries in the countries of Brazil, in South America, Cameroon, in Africa, Cuba in the Caribbean, and Canada.
This field’s main ministry focus is training pastors and church workers for local church ministry and church planting in the Brazil Baptist Convention. CHAIN of Love, a ministry based on Christian compassion, meets the needs of abused and abandoned children by providing genuine love in a group home environment. Chilliwack Baptist church supports:
Lyndell Campbell & Paulo André Réquia. Lyndell is a Seminary Teacher and helps her husband with church planting. To find out more about Lyndell and Paulo, and read their latest prayer letter, go to: http://nabconference.org/missions/lyndell-Campbell
In Cameroon, our missionaries serve with the Cameroon Baptist Convention (CBC) , which grew out of missionary efforts of North American Baptist missionaries who first went to Cameroon in 1931. The CBC has grown significantly in recent years. Extensive medical ministry, flourishing ministry to women, theological education, colleges, high schools, primary schools, a school for the blind and a school of nursing are included in the overall ministry. Chilliwack Baptist Church supports:
Calvin & Susanne Hohn & daughters. Calvin is Field Director in Cameroon. For the latest information on the Hohn family, including their prayer letter, go to: http://nabconference.org/missions/calvin-susanne-hohn
Gary & Sandra Clow are missionaries with World Team. They joined World Team in 1986 and served as church planters until 1994. Since 1995 Gary has been Director of Cuba Ministries for World Team and also serves as Operations Manager for the Americas Area (North America, South America and the Caribbean). Sandra is an active missionary. She has Bible studies with several women each week and acts as a mentor to others. She spends most of her week with other women and is active in evangelism and discipleship. They have two grown children David (& Katrina), and Christy (& Christian). To read their latest prayer letter go to: http://www3.telus.net/Gary_Clow/Prayerletter/Prayerletter.pdf
Power to Change
James & Carolanne Warkentin & family:Power to Change – TruthMedia Ministry: James and Carolanne Warkentin currently serve as missionaries with Power to Change which was formerly Campus Crusade for Christ, Canada. James works as a missionary on the Internet. He works with a team of 30 people who, with God’s help, reach into some of the most closed countries in the world with the message of salvation. Each month about 3000 people come to know Jesus as Saviour through the websites on which James ministers. You can find out more about James and Carolanne at: http://ptc.jamesandcarolanne.com/
International Student Ministries Canada
Ron & Sherry Krestinski minister to international students studying at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford and Chilliwack, BC.. They build relationships with students, provide them with practical assistance and participate in Bible studies with interested students. They are involved in hospitality and sports ministries with students, and a weekly student’s pancake breakfast. They offer friendship, understanding and encouragement as they serve students and share the message of Jesus in genuine love.
One Life One Chance Ministries
Arturo and Heather Molina are the Directors of Indigenous Ministry for OLOCM. They work together to develop programs, build relationships, create connections and find opportunities to broaden the reach of this ministry. One of Arturo and Heather’s main focuses is to come alongside the pastors of the valley to provide support through resources and relationship, empowering them to minister in their own communities. They also work closely alongside local families, connecting with groups from Canada and finding ways to provide continual support. During team seasons, Arturo is heavily involved in house build projects, and Heather is in charge of group outreach and program planning. Both Heather and Arturo also spend time in the office, Arturo in the area of finance, and Heather in the area of media and communications. With the addition of their son Titan in 2016, they now continue to minister as a family to the people of Mexico. You can find out more about Arturo and Heather, and read their blog, at: http://www.onelifeonechance.ca/molinas/