Mission Partners

Mission Partners

Below are a list of our Mission Partners with more information about them.

Aaron and Morganne Weeks

Aaron and Morganne are preparing to join the Church Catalyst team in Ethiopia.

Aaron earned his bachelor’s degree and his MBA at Milligan College in Tennessee. His primary role on the team will be working with Income Generating Activities to encourage and support CMF’s national church partner to stand and expand on its own.

Morganne graduated from Lee University, Cleveland, Tenn., and earned her master’s degree to become a physician assistant at South University, Savannah, Ga. She has been practicing outpatient pediatrics since 2013.

Aaron and Morganne grew up in Savannah and were married in 2008. They felt God’s call towards missions after several short-term mission trips. During college, Morganne served with CMF on a REACH internship in Tanzania.

Aaron and Morganne are excited to be able to use the skills that God has given them to serve cross-culturally in Ethiopia.

They have three children: Elijah (2013), Anna (2015) and James (2018).

 

ARC INTERNATIONAL

Daniel Barnes serves as a part of ARC International in Eurasia. He is a graduate of Texas A&M university and has been serving there since late 2020. ARC is a group that supports the local church and mobilizes individuals into the surrounding region. For more information see arcint.net.

Bethshean Mexico Mission

We will continue to partnership with Cris Garcia and the mission work in Mexico. Cris has been serving in Mexico for over 45 years.  The mission has planted several churches (a total of 7 to date), built a medical clinic, built a home for elderly people, established a Christian camp, and been very involved in the training of ministers to serve in the churches.

Some of their goals:

  • Complete the construction of a new church in Villa Gonzalez
  • Secure permission to open the medical clinic
  • Hire a full-time nurse for the clinic
  • Find funding for two new ministers
  • Conducting VBS; Retreats for Men and Women
  • Continue to grow the Bible College. They are meeting in temporary facilities. They have property and hope to build classrooms and offices soon for a more permanent campus.
  • Continue to groom Abdiel Rocha to serve as the Director of Bethshean.

 Abdiel and Shannon Rocha & family

Cris Garcia, Director

 

For more Information on Bethsean Mexico Mission go to their website:   http://www.bethsheanmexicomission.org

Care Pregnancy Center of Augusta

CPC has been serving the area for many years with new focus: Being the voice of reason and hope for unborn children.  Through the efforts of CPC, many babies have been saved.  In addition to counseling expecting mothers, parenting classes are offered.  CPC provides additional support by providing items that new born babies need.  They provide guidance on healthy relationship.  This ministry is equally caring about both mother and child. CPC has three locations: Augusta, Martinez, and Waynesboro.  They are always looking for volunteers at the Center.

 

 

For more Information on Care Pregnancy Center of Augusta go to their website:   http://www.augustacpc.org

Christian Arabic Services

Located in Cairo, Egypt, Safaa and his wife Mona, serve as Director or CAS.  This work started in 2003. The emphasis is to teach and train leaders who will in turn lead congregations in the ways of the Lord.  Much of what they do is done in a hostile religious and government environment.  Since starting in 2003, thousands of church leaders have been trained in New Testament principles.  Under their teaching, over 180 churches are now practicing weekly observance of the Lord’s Supper.  One entire denomination is dissolving and restoring as a New Testament pattern of worship and baptism. Since this mission has started, they have partnered with Hope International University (Fullerton, California) establishing 11 campus branches in Egypt and Sudan.  Plans are currently underway to establish a branch campus in Lebanon. Many from surrounding Countries in Africa come to one of these campuses for training.  In addition to training ministers, Safaa is deeply involved in translating Bible training aids for minister.

 

Safaa Preaching

Abraham – Sudan Minister  

Christians in Cairo  

For more Information on Christian Arabic Services go to their website:   http://christianarabicservices.org

Eden Ministries

 

Ian and Heidi were called by God to Eden Children’s Village in Doma, Zimbabwe in 2011. Ian has a passion to make disciples through preach and teaching to believers, as well as, intentionally engaging in evangelism among the vast throngs of unsaved rural Zimbabweans. Ian heads up the Straight Paths discipleship branch of Eden Ministries. Straight Paths exists as a full-immersion discipleship culture, seeking to live the Gospel with passionate young men and women who want to yield their entire lives to God. The outworking of living the Gospel is outreach, new Bible studies, and then simple churches. As of February 2021, Straight Paths has 69 Bible studies in 6 locations in Zimbabwe and 5 locations in Malawi and Jesus is urging Straight Paths disciples to keep going, sharing, loving and reaching people for Jesus. Ian and Heidi actively engage in discipleship with children at Eden Children’s Village as well. The Fry home is centered on Jesus and raising up reconciled, empowered sons and daughters who will follow Jesus for all the rest of their lives. Ian and Heidi are passionate about reaching lost people and training them up to follow Jesus until they die or He returns!
Food Pantry

While the Food Pantry is funded with designated donations, I think it fits well in our booklet about missions, benevolence and outreach.  We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful ministry at Christway that meets the needs of people in our community.  Not only do we have the joy of providing food for our community, we have the wonderful opportunity talk and pray with them.  The Food Pantry is for anyone in our church or community.

Good Neighbor Fund

We want to be ready to help those in need.  We have needs every year for those who are going through some difficult times and they need help. We often have requests for help with rent, food, and utilities.  We believe in helping those we can with special gifts and gracious counseling.  One of the marks of the Church is sharing to meet needs of the Believers. (Acts 2:43-45) We will set aside an amount each month to be ready to help in times of need.

iCare

www.icareforthevoiceless.org

 

Who We Are

iCare serves women and children who are victimized, exploited and trafficked by sexual exploitation as well as those who are at risk of being victimized. We step in to raise awareness in the community to educate and equip youth, organizations and churches. We serve through a three-pronged approach of prevention, intervention and restoration.

Our Mission

iCare’s mission is to glorify God by serving those who are being exploited and oppressed by means of commercial sexual exploitations.

Our Vision

To see a community, state, nation, and a world where children are valued and protected: celebrated for their God given talents and abilities and treasured as Priceless handiworks of their Maker.

Pioneer Bible Translators, Tanzania, East Africa

Tim and Erin MacSaveny are serving with Pioneer Bible Translators.  They are serving in Tanzania, Africa. One of the amazing things is to hear (read) the Word of God in your own language. Tim and Erin are both Graduates of Johnson University and have been serving with Pioneer Bible Translators since their graduation. They are working on the Gospels of John, Luke and the Book of Acts.  They are translating these books into seven different languages spoken in Tanzania.            Tim and Erin have four children.

Project Kenya

Project Kenya is a mission work in Nyeri, Kenya. Tim and Teri Hudson lead in this work among the Kenyans.  They minister with multiple programs.  Project Kenya started with a “feeding program” to provide food for children and families.  This has grown to multiple “feeding sites” in and around Nyeri.  They have a child sponsor program by which you can sponsor a child for $25.00 per month.  This program will help provide daily food and education for a child.  Currently, Project Kenya is looking for property to provide a safe space for abused children.  Project Kenya is assisting in the planting of new churches in Kenya. The latest area is in Kitale, near the Uganda border.  They are providing resources for a Bible College to train Pastors.  Project Kenya is very involved with CHE (Community Health Evangelism) training.  CHE training helps Kenyans learn a trade to provide for themselves and their families

For more information on Project Kenya go to their website http://www.projectkenya.org

 

 

             

Reaching the Billions

David and Lynn Poling have been serving as Missionaries to China since 1979. They have set up a campus for training in Hong Kong.  Their primary mission is the Chinese Christian Seminary in Hong Kong.  From there, they have trained thousands of leaders, many of whom have come from the Mainland and have gone back to be house church leaders.  So much of what is being done on the Mainland of China, must be done “under the radar” of the government. Many of their students have move to other countries to serve.  Some are in Canada and some are serving in the Middle East.  According to official Republic of China law, no children are to be in church until they are 18 years old.

They also work with a leper village and drug de-tox center.

David and Lynn have three adopted Chinese sons, Isaac, Nathan and Samuel.

 

Special Response Fund

Each year we normally have requests for help.  It may be for weather related relief or for unforeseen tragedies. For example, in 2016, we responded to a minister and his family in Mexico involved in an automobile accident.  We also responded through I.D.E.S. (International Disaster Emergency Services) to help families affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Normally we come to you for a “love” offering to help minister in such times.  In addition to those requests, we also want to be ready to help those who might go on a short missionary journey.  In 2016, we were blessed to help a young couple go to Haiti and serve for 10 days. By setting aside $200.00 each month, we will have funds to respond when such requests come. While this amount may not be sufficient for all requests, it will hopefully go a long way.

Travis and Emily Weeks

Travis and Emily Weeks are serving as missionaries in Ethiopia, Africa under the guidance of Christian Missionary Fellowship. Travis and Emily grew up in Savannah, Georgia and were active members of Savannah Christian Church (Now Compassion Christian Church). Emily graduated from Atlanta Christian College (Point University) and Travis from Milligan College. Both then graduated from Emmanuel Christian Seminary.  They have two daughters, Clare and Charley. They have been in Ethiopia for about three years planting churches in remote areas of Ethiopia. We are thankful to partner with Travis and Emily.

Travis, Emily & Clare with girls from Ethiopia

Travis preaching through a translator.