MISSIONS

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.

 

Foreign Missions

 

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)!!

click here to see the 15 churches

 

Regional Missions

 

Ozark Christian College - Joplin, Missouri

 

Cookson Hills Christian School - Kansas, Oklahoma

 

Local Missions

 

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. Select the mission you want to donate to in the drop down menu on the giving page.

MISSIONS UPDATES - BURMA & THAILAND

Email From Jerry Thaprom,  June 2018 (unedited)

 

 

Sent: Thursday, June 28th, 2018

 

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

It has been a while since we have reported to you about the ministries in Burma and Thailand. Since I have been teaching the Rvwang Christians about the cult and occultism and dealing with false teachings which had spread in Burma and among Rvwang refugees in America last year, questions about these subjects are coming in overwhelmingly  everyday from Rvwant Christians of worldwide. I spend everyday answering their questions and about the Bible. This led me into the online ministry which I put the title as "God's Word Online". I am making videos and publish them on facebook and on youtube in the Rvwang language. This is the burden the Lord has laid on me and I am humbly thankful for this privilege that God game me to serve Him in this area. I want to ask for your prayers for the Lord's guidance and wisdom to be able to carry it on in effective way for God's glory.

 

The Lord continues to bless the Yangon evangelistic and church planting ministry that three more Burmese Buddhists have turned to the Lord and were baptized last week, two persons at the Aungzeya church where

the evangelist Thangsai Sar and his wife serve and evangelize everyday. Another one was baptized at our evangelistic center of Shwebyda, Yangon. Five evangelist families conduct evangelism everyday at different districts of Yangon, Burma. I am not sure if I have posted these family pictures before, if I did not I will do it in the next update.

 

Sadly a very faithful man of Scwebyda church died suddenly and funeral was held on Monday, June 25, 2018. We will appreciate your prayers for the family. It will be very difficult for his widow to raise  their children all by herself. The widow has a very poor health and is very poor. She has been earning very little from doing the laundry. She washes people's clothes by hand not in washing machine.

 

At the Children's home we have 20 kids this year. Two boys and 3 girls have graduated from high school and are attending colleges at different locations. One orphan boy was over run by a motorbike and broke his leg but recovering slowly although he has to walk on a crutch. Thanks God for His care.

 

We are always grateful to you all for your faithful prayer and financial support. Without your support we can do very little for the Lord. May the Lord bless you richly for being faithful partners in the ongoing ministries of serving the Lord in this part of the world.

 

With Togetherness in His service.

 

 

 

Jerry and Boonporn

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”

 

 

  Double Vision

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

  Livelihood Update

 

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:   paul@vfm-philippines.com.

 

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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