A Note from Cheryl Mikels, Director of Church Life

God is at work in our world, and He wants you to join Him. God wants you to share His love where you are. No matter where you find yourself, or stage of life you are in, God wants you to reach out to the people in your life.
God invites you to be a part of the greatest, most diverse, and significant cause in history - His Kingdom Work. Matthew 28:18-20, "And Jesus came and said to them, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age'."
Missions is at the heart of all we do as Christians. We press on to complete the Great Commission Jesus gave us, and we learn to love the world as God loves it. In missions we see the work of the Holy Spirit as He suse us to reach those who need Christ. The opportunities we have to be His disciples are limitless. We were saved to serve, and made to go out and spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. 


God has called us into and exciting ministry that reaches far beyond ourselves. Through the faithful and generous support of our church body, we are privileged to be co-laborers with 12 missionaries, and organizations. They are located throughout North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and India. It is an awesome responsibility that our missionaries have undertaken, however, they are very aware that they cannot do it alone. The "Great Commission" is two-fold: their willingness to go, and our faithfulness to give, pray, and encourage.
Since many of our missionaries are in areas far removed from us, it is easy to forget that they are real people, with very real needs and concerns. We miss the importance that communication with them can have for both them and us.
I would encourage you over this next year to send a note of encouragement to each of our missionary families. Perhaps you can "adopt" a different family each month, sending notes of encouragement, as well as praying for them, and reading about what is going on in the country where they serve. Our desire is that the relationships between the missionaries, and our body, will be deepened and out prayer focus will be strengthened.

Chapman, Mr./Mrs. Chris & Terri with Greater Europe Mission
6228 Harney Drive, Colorado Springs, CA 80924
chris.chapman@GEMission.org & terri.chapman@GEMission.org

Depew, Dr./Mrs. David & Pat with Seed of Abraham - Radio Ministry to the Middle East
1446 N. Rose St., Burbank, CA 91505

Emsheimer, Mr./Mrs. Ed & Silvia with New Tribes Mission - Brazil

Estes, Rev./Mrs. Steve & Marlene with World Venture - Argentina Jim, Paul

Kunkle, Dr. Nina with World Gospel Mission
Casilla 55, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, South America

Lotz, Mr./Mrs. Allen & Lori with Surge International Bringing Hope Through Soccer

McKinney, Carol with Wycliffe Bible Translators
334 E. Cherry St., Duncanville, TX 75116 carol_mckinney@gial.edu

Peterson, Dr./Mrs. Galen & Dawn with American Remnant Mission Tyler, Corey
140 Mayhew Way #601, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
arm@remnant.net www.remnant.net 

Wood, Mr./Mrs. Tim & Barbara with Sports Outreach Institute Nathan, Joshua, Andy & Susie
Calle Pedro Ascencio Pte. 17, Ometepec, Guerrero C.P. 41700, Mexico

John and Asha Cleophas
 Light and Life Ministries & ITEE Global

Gleanings For The Hungry
Short term trips take place in January and June/July

Please email Cheryl Mikels for additional information on any of our Missionaries or trips at, cmikels@villagechurchburbank.org