The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become.
Fernando & Diana Rodriquez
Fernando Rodriguez began serving as pastor of Iglesia Buenas Nuevas in Cuba for the last 17 years and has been involved with Calvary Chapel for the same amount of years. The church he serves at has established 8 church plants, as well as a Bible college. Fernando serves as our main contact for our annual Cuban Pastor’s Conference which has taken place for the last 7 years.
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Stephen & Beatrice Gachengo
The idea of starting a children’s home was birthed in February 2006 when Stephen & Beatrice conducted a funeral in Nyeri, Central Kenya. They buried a mother of three children. The father was buried two years before. Both parents died as a result of HIV/AIDS. There was much sorrow because there was no one to take care of the children. As a result the vision of starting an orphanage was born as Stephen realised that something needs to be done to help the children.
SavHannah Crabtree knew the call of God on her life at 10 years old for overseas missions.
At 12 she knew that God was calling her to Africa. Since then she went on mission trips to Slovakia, Japan, Mexico, and Guatemala. It was not until she turned 22 that she was able to fulfill her dream to love the people of Kenya and share about the faithfulness and love of God. She then saw the power of education and returned to the States to finish her Bachelors in Education.
She now serves in Entebbe, Uganda with the heart of discipling children in the Lord. She partners with Poeima Ministries which helps children receive sponsorship in school, hosts vacation bible schools, does school and village outreach, and weekly bible studies. She is the mother to 8 wonderful Ugandan children Vanessa, Peruth, Angel, Elizabeth, Farida, Elver, JB, and Marvin. She loves to teach children about Jesus and see their lives begin to change as they begin to know God personally.
SavHannah asks for prayer for her family and the ministry.
Wes Bently, a former Marine, has been a missionary for over 20 years. God prepared Wes to go to Sudan while serving as a missionary for five years in Russia. Wes and Vicky met in the summer of 1998, while serving in South Sudan. They were married in 2005. Vicky has been a missionary in Africa for over 15 years.
Far Reaching Far Reaching Ministries (FRM) focuses on providing education to the poor and persecuted people in various nations throughout the world. FRM’s mission is to carry the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost and dying of the world, with discipleship as the primary vehicle.
Far Reaching FRM resources are utilized to rescue and prevent the suffering and exploitation of vulnerable communities by assisting to rebuild lives after facing religious persecution, violence, ethnic cleansing, rape, abduction, torture, and humanitarian crises caused by civil war.
Far Reaching Today, FRM has 400+ team members deployed across 28 countries living out their faith by sharing the hope we have in Christ Jesus, disciple believers, and assisting those in need or peril, and working with those desiring to break the unrelenting cycle of violence and poverty.
Changing Lives for More than 100 Years
The Gideons International is an Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through sharing personally and by providing Bibles and New Testaments.
The Gideons International began distributing the Word of God in 1908. Today, there are more than 269,500 Gideons and Auxiliary – and an untold number of supporters – in some 200 countries, territories, and possessions across the globe. These dedicated individuals have given their time and money to make it possible for others to learn about the love of God by giving them access to His Word. They have placed and distributed more than 2 billion Bibles and New Testaments around the world.
Members of The Gideons International also personally witness and distribute God’s Word to local police, fire, and medical personnel; prisoners; military personnel; students in the fifth grade and above; and to those with whom they interact on a daily basis. Scriptures are also placed by Gideons and Auxiliary in key locations, including hotels, motels, hospitals, convalescent homes, medical offices, domestic violence shelters, prisons, and jails.
John McTernan founded Blessing Israeli Believers in 2008 after recognizing the Biblical Mandate to Bless the Believers in the Land. His love for the Jewish people is profound and a product of the love of our Father demonstrated through the Jewish Messiah Jesus. Since 1975, he has been involved with the Pro-Life movement and is currently a Pro-Life leader in central Pennsylvania. John founded Blessing Israeli Believers in 2008 after recognizing the Biblical Mandate to Bless the Believers in the Land. His love for the Jewish people is profound and a product of the love of our Father demonstrated through the Jewish Messiah Jesus. John prays that the entire body of Messiah will participate in this apostolic, prophetic, end times ministry.
Blessing Israel Believers currently partners with Be’ad Chaim—a national non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the mother and the unborn child. It began when several Messianic believers and Christians took note of the very high number of abortions in Israel. These believers began praying about the situation, realizing that every fourth pregnancy was terminated by abortion. They believed as we do today, that the fullness of God’s blessing on our Land will not be realized until we stop the atrocity of the shedding of innocent blood.
Since 2005, Be’ad Chaim (Pro-Life Israel) has been helping women like Bentzi’s mother make life-honoring choices with the help of a special project called Operation Moses. Operation Moses aims to remove financial obstacles from women who would otherwise abort their children. Through this unique program, we provide Baby supplies for each new mother that she will need immediately after the birth of her baby such as a baby crib, carriage, bath, and changing table.
National & Local Missions Outreach
Mercy Chefs is a faith-based, non-profit disaster relief organization. They exist to provide professionally prepared, restaurant-quality meals to victims, volunteers, and first responders in natural disasters and national emergencies, and they partner with existing like-minded organizations to further their mission by providing food service in underserved communities across the country.
The organization has served over 15 Million Meals! Mercy Chefs has delivered aid to over 26 states and nine nations with the help of over 10,000 volunteers!
Visit the Mercy Chefs website at https://mercychefs.com.
Watchman Fellowship is an independent Christian research and apologetics ministry focusing on new religious movements, cults, the occult and the New Age.
Concerning a person’s right to choose, they believe that a real choice is one based on access to all the information, and understanding both or all sides. They have three primary goals: to educate the community, to equip the church, and to evangelize the cults.
Calvary Houston Food Pantry
Tthe Calvary Houston Food Pantry’s mission is to feed the physical and spiritual needs of our community. Our goal is to show the love of Jesus Christ to those in our community by providing a supplemental food source for those in need, prayer support, and referrals to additional assistance as needed.
We serve the residents of our city, Friendswood, as well as all surrounding communities. We offer shelf-stable foods, frozen meats, fresh dairy, and fruits and vegetables (all when available). By the way, here is a list of our current needs.
Services are available once every 14 days PER household. A completed Food Pantry application is required annually.
Center for Pregnancy
The Center for Pregnancy in Friendswood is a ministry and a mission dedicated to helping women who are facing issues such as: a crisis, pregnancy, abortion, adoption, emergency needs, parenting, relationships and spiritual needs. All their counselors have been trained and work here on a volunteer basis because they want to help you!
Visit us at https://centerforpregnancy.net.
Communities in Schools
Communities in Schools (CIS) is a drop-out prevention program that provides services for At-Risk students in CCISD and DISD. “At-Risk” students may drop out due to poverty, drug abuse, gang affiliation and poor family dynamics. CIS seeks to partner with area businesses and churches to meet a variety of needs that allows kids to succeed in their education and help prevent them from dropping out. Calvary Houston has committed to Brookside Intermediate as one of it’s CIS partners.
Visit us at https://www.communitiesinschools.org.