A minimum of 10% of CCY’s budget goes to outreach. Below is a list of those we support in our community, in the region, and outside of the U.S.
Paul & Mary Wilson - Philippines
Jerry & Boonporn Thaprom - Thailand & Burma
John & Annie Phillipose - India Christian Bible College
'Kingdom Churches' *
In fulfillment of Christ's Great Commission, CCY accepted the challenge to build a church facility in a third world country each year from 2002 - 2016, "15 churches in 15 years." Last year this goal was accomplished, with each year's giving averaging $25 - $30,000 (above our regular yearly missions support)!!
Ozark Christian College - Joplin, Missouri
Cookson Hills Christian School - Kansas, Oklahoma
Compassionate Hands - serves Yukon as a clearinghouse, networking, service, and referral agency to provide services, support and to foster hope for self-sufficiency
Manna Pantry – serves the community of Yukon as a temporary food source
Gary E. Miller Canadian County Children's Justice Center - exists to serve the the children and families of Canadian County, Oklahoma, with respect, dignity, fairness, and compassion
College Scholarship Fund – sponsoring students who are attending Bible college and planning to go into ministry
Benevolence - Helping those within our church body and our community
Your donation helps our missions overseas and here at home.
MISSIONS UPDATES - BURMA & THAILAND
From Jerry Thaprom November 2017
Dear Christian friends and supporters,
I would like you let you know that I came to Texas to attend and speak at the Rvwang Christian refugees' thanksgiving convention which was held at Camp Copper, Denton, TX on August 17-20. This convention was held to give thanks to the Lord for bringing many Rvwang refugees into the land of the free and land of opportunity from land of difficulties and uncertainty in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.
Camp Copper convention went very well. 400 Rvwang people from 30 different states have attended faithfully to the end. I was one of the major speakers. All Rvwang Christian refugees were greatly encouraged and strengthened spiritually at this convention. Twelve Christian leaders who were involved from Myanmar (Burma) also came to participate and they also gave lots of encouraging words to them. It was blessed fellowship as well.
Because the Rvwang Christian Community Church which I had helped to establish in DFW 7 years ago was hosting the convention that this church had asked me to come. This church paid all my travel expenses. At first I had intended to spend only a short while just for the convention. But because many Rvwang communities in many states have requested to me to teach the word of God to them at different states, I am still here traveling around to hold Bible seminars at each place. There have been many false teachings of the Good News of Korean man by the name of Ock Soo Park, and several Burmese Gnostic preachers spreading false teachings here and there in the United States among the Burmese Christians and also through YouTube and facebook by those false teachers and evangelists. So I was asked to explain and correct these falst teachings at every place where the majority of Rvwang refugees live because some of the Rvwang Christians have been swayed away by them. Therefore I have taught two weeks in Fort Worth, TX correcting those false teachings and two weeks in Chicago and one week in San Diego, CA. Now I am in Oregon to continue to teach the Rvwang Christian refugees in Ashland, Eugene, Corvallis and Portland. I will be in the United States till the 2nd week of November and I will return to Thailand. I will appreciate your prayers for God's leading, wisdom and knowledge as I am teaching these important subjects and correct those false teachings which have been widely spread among the Rvwang Christians in the States.
The spiritual condition among the Rvwang Christian refugees in America is very critical because most of them can not attend the American churches due to the language barrier. They attend Burmese or Chin churches or they rather listen to the Burmese or Chin preaching on the youtube or facebook.com. For this reason I feel very strongly that we must develop sound teaching programs for those refugees world wide on the youtube.com or facebook.com. Therefore, I am praying and thinking about developing this media program after I return to Thailand. I will appreciate your prayers and advise as well in this regards.
I have just received several pictures of baptism which took place in Yangon in recent weeks. The evangelist families in Yangon continue to carry on the Good News to the Buddhist Burmese people in Yangon and other surrounding areas. These people continue to accept the Lord slowly by slowly. It is such a joy to see the Burmese Buddhist people turning to the Lord continually. This is because of your faithful prayer and financial support. Praise the Lord!
May the Lord bless you all richly as you join hand in hands with us through your prayers and financial support in our various ministries in Burma, Thailand and even here in the United States.
With Togetherness in His services.
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MISSIONS UPDATES - PHILIPPINES
From Paul Wilson March 2017
Elephant Churches & Rabbit Churches!
Some history! In 1985 when I first moved to Negros, there were 14 churches on the island. Most years since then, two or three new churches have been started yearly by various preachers and evangelists. Some of these churches are in the cities, some in the mountains, some have buildings, and some meet in homes. We are thankful for the many faithful workers who are not supported by VFM but are strongly committed to starting churches. There are now close to 100 churches on Negros Island that have been started by yearly additions. The growth has been steady but slow, however the population on Negros has doubled during that time. Can we do better? We pray that the existing churches will continue to be healthy and grow. It is only as churches train more disciples that we will then have new daughter churches. Leadership Training is vital to have before any church planting will happen. Often in the past the focus was on new Christians and not on making new disciples. As we focus on making disciples, new churches will result, and there will be new Christians. We need to be more aggressive in starting new churches! It begins with prayer and then training others. We can't do it by ourselves, but we have the promise and help of God's Spirit.
The Future! The good news is that some churches are starting to grow not by addition, but by multiplication (like rabbits). Several leaders are praying, training and hoping to start churches more rapidly. The Bunga Tayasan Church in Negros Oriental area has five outreach house churches, and the Kabankalan Church of Christ has recently started four new house outreach churches. Several other churches are having a greater vision for rapid church multiplication and are starting churches. An elephant church says "come" to worship with us, but a rabbit church is focused on the idea of "go." An established church has a set time of worship each week, but a "Simbalay" house church can meet at any time. They will go to any place, at any time, to share with anyone the gospel! Pray for more workers to be trained! May God renew in us an urgency to start more churches!
“May we double the number of churches
on Negros Island by 2020”
When one has perfect eye sight, it is called 20/20 Vision. May God give us His Vision, His great Compassion for the lost, and His Desire for the kingdom of God to grow.
May by the year 2020 we encourage every church on Negros to have a baby church!
May we go from having 100 churches on Negros to having 200 churches by the year 2020.
Pray that God can use VFM to encourage churches to continue to be healthy - by training more leaders - which will result in the starting of many new churches by 2020! Equip to Evangelize!
Meet Nino Abobot, pastor of Uptown Christian Church in Don Salvador! He is currently building a place to raise quail and chickens. The above picture shows our recent delivery of "nipa" (which is a grass used for roofing), for the livelihood building being constructed. We need to purchase 200 layer chicken and 1,000 quail to disperse here and at another future location.
This would be a great opportunity for a youth, children's worship, or adult Sunday School project. If anyone is interested in helping on these projects, please email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A layer hen is approximately $10.
A laying quail is approximately 90 cents.
We rejoice that VFM was able to help with a welder for a livelihood project this past month.
We were able to donate 4 goats this month to pastors to help start their own livelihood programs!
Mary Wilson had to make an emergency trip to the USA for her Uncle Harold's illness and funeral in Holton, Kansas. She will be returning to the Philippines on March 13th. I miss her! She will return just in time for our VSL graduation and the start of our summer activities. Please keep her travel in your prayers. Mary has been sick for the last two weeks with a bad cold. She has had two visits to the doctor. Pray she will be well before travelling back next Monday.
Pray also for VFM's finances. We are trying to purchase land here in Bacolod. This land will be used for leadership training, camp, sports, our VSL Bible college, and hopefully a new church! We are working on a contract now.
Pray for our workers and church leaders, for new churches, and the growth of leadership training.
Pray for us to have God's wisdom on how to encourage and help churches and leaders!
Praise for the several new churches being started recently!
We rejoice that VFM is helping with church construction at two locations currently!
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