Christ the King supports missionaries throughout the world and arranges short term missions trips.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Organization: CRU Campus Crusade for Christ
Ministry Focus: College students in Japan
Christina, a home-grown Fallbrook High School grad, is currently serving in Tokyo, Japan with CRU. She first became involved with CRU while in college at USC. It was the positive impact CRU had on Christina's relationship with the Lord that inspired her to go into full time ministry with students. CRU's purpose is helping to fulfill the great commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others, and helping the body of Christ to do evangelism and discipleship through a variety of creative ways.
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Location: Ghana, West Africa
Organization: Lutheran Bible Translators (LBT)
Ministry Focus: Minister to the Komba people of Ghana
David is LBT's Regional Director for Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon. He works with LBT partner organizations, churches and LBT missionaries. David & Valerie have been serving in Ghana since 2003. Early on, David worked with Komba-Speaking nationals to develop and complete a Komba language primer series. He also helped identify and train literacy facilitators, supervisors and other workers in the Komba Literacy and Bible Translation Project. David also supports the Komba Literacy and Bible Translation Project through frequent contact with the project coordinator and teaching workshops focused on using the New Testament and other Bible-related tools and resources. Valerie manages their busy household and home-schools their four children: Michaela, Josiah, Micah and JoyAnna, as well as communicates with family and supporters.
Location: Columa, CA
Organization: Jews for Jesus
Ministry Focus: To make the messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to our Jewish people worldwide.
David “Moose” Garrett is the children and youth ministry director at Jews for Jesus. He is a graduate of Concordia University Chicago. David and his wife, Kathleen, have been involved with Jews for Jesus since 1975 and have both served on staff since 1981. Jews for Jesus focuses on reaching Jewish people via: evangelistic literature, witnessing campaigns, music and drama, secular media outreach, person-to-person ministry, and internet evangelism. The Garretts have two grown daughters, Virginia and Monica.
Location: Zimbabwe, Africa
Organization: OC Africa
Ministry Focus: Discipling Zimbabweans
In 2014, the Lord opened the door for Jay and Sarah Gerhart to relocate to Zimbabwe and serve in ministry there on a full-time basis. Their passion is to disciple the nation of Zimbabwe through transformed lives. Their pursuit is to assist Zimbabwean nationals to grow as godly, kingdom-oriented leaders and impact their nation in a positive and healthy way. For example, Jay and Sarah disciple university students and grow godly women in leadership positions. They are committed to fostering discipleship making movements, mentoring and encouraging local leaders, and facilitating numerous Christ-centered workshops. It is their prayer that the local church will be the primary vehicle in helping to rebuild Zimbabwe upon a strong, Biblical foundation.
Location: Strasburg, PA
Organization: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Ministry Focus: Translation of the Bible into new languages
After serving in Guatemala for over 20 years, the Hoilands are now using their experience to serve Bible translation in other ways, based in the US. Paul is an author for Translator's notes, a valuable resource for the increasing number of nationals who are translating God's Word into their own languages. Translator Notes is a series of Bible commentaries especially designed with Mother Tongue Bible translators in mind. They are written in basic English and provide translation advice on a variety of linguistic, interpretational and cultural issues that are especially relevant for translators. Sue's role is to provide missionary care for Wycliffe members across the US and around the world so they can serve more effectively on the Bible translation team. Today, around 1,900 languages are still waiting for a Bible translation to begin, and Wycliffe is working faster than ever to reach those languages as soon as possible.
Location: Nampula, Mozambique, Africa
Organization: Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)
Ministry Focus: MAF pilots share Christ's love by flying medicine, doctors, disaster relief, education, evangelists, Bible translators, food supplies, agriculture, and clean water supplies into remote areas.
Dave is pleased that MAF Mozambique is a partner with the MozMed project in which MAF provides transportation to Christian doctors, nurses, and dentists, who minister to isolated people in the name of Jesus. As a pilot, Dave works with local agencies and other ministry organizations to help in whatever situation is needed to provide support relief to those anywhere in Mozambique. They fly food and medical supplies to villages where ground transportation is limited or impossible. They fly out people in remote locations with medical emergencies or fly doctors in, as needed. Gerd provides a loving home for her family and supports Dave in his role as program manager, as well as being a back-up flight follower on weekends and early mornings.