Adventures in Mexicali with Neighborhood Church of Chico

[fa icon="calendar'] September 17, 2018 / by Chris & Rhonda Balint posted in Missions, CPD Member Highlights

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In October 2017, Garett Lane & Chris Balint (NC Chico youth pastors) had the privilege and opportunity of going on a scout trip to the C&MA base in Mexicali. They got to spend just a few days with these guys but instantly knew we couldn’t wait to partner with them. Chris shared with the team that he knew the service projects, Vacation Bible School, etc. would all be amazing, but he was equally as excited for our team to rub shoulders with Gil and his crew. They model Jesus well, as they serve and bless those who visit the base. 

After months of planning and preparation, the end of June finally arrived. We loaded 61 of us up early on the 24th and headed for the border. We made it by dusk and prepared to cross over. Gil and his crew were there to greet us, and we lined our vans up along the streets of Mexicali as we waited for our cargo van to get through. It was bit of an adventure navigating Mexicali at night, but eventually we made it to the base. We ate tacos at 10:00 at night (we told you these guys are amazing!), and headed for bed.

We were excited and expectant for what we knew we’d see the Lord do over the rest of this week. Many on our team had never been out of the country or on a mission trip of this type. It was awesome to see the youth anticipating what would come. 

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Katang Village Mission Update: From This to THIS!

[fa icon="calendar'] September 12, 2018 / by Tim Agnello posted in CPD Member Highlights, Missions

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I am repeatedly amazed at our CPD churches - the way we are engaging the ends of the earth and impacting a lost world in the name of JESUS. Please enjoy reading the latest update below from Josh Blair, lead pastor at The Rising Church in Utah. What a wonderful thing God continues to do in the jungles of Cambodia through the churches of the CPD. LOVE IT!

Thanks, Tim


Last fall we had the privilege of traveling to Cambodia with Tim Agnello on a Vision Trip. Vision Trips are designed to give Pastors in the Central Pacific District (CPD) a ‘boots on the ground’ experience of what our family of churches is doing around the globe. The CPD has a few strategic partnerships, Cambodia being one of them.

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CPD Hispanic Retreat 2018 [Video]

[fa icon="calendar'] August 13, 2018 / by Edgar Castro posted in CPD Member Highlights

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We had a very blessed CPD Hispanic Retreat over the weekend of July 6-8th, 2018. During this retreat Hispanic Pastors with their church members enjoyed visiting Alliance Redwoods for two nights of complete blessings.

Five people received Jesus on their heart, and more that 400 people came to the camp.

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Member Highlight: Pastor J Spurling

[fa icon="calendar'] August 1, 2018 / by District Office posted in CPD Member Highlights

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"Each week we walk and pray—with insight onsite—for community breakthrough. Even though our numbers for this event are small, every week one of our three groups comes back with a story of how God used them to minister."

- Pastor J Spurling

From time to time we'll be highlighting members of our CPD family to get to know them better. The questions and answers below are from an interview with Pastor J Spurling at Kapahulu Bible Church (KBC) in Hawaii.

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Member Highlight: Pastor Jonathan Lau

[fa icon="calendar'] July 5, 2018 / by District Office posted in CPD Member Highlights

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"Ministry is not easy by any stretch of the imagination; it's such an empowering truth that the Needed One in the church/congregation is not sinful, imperfect me, but the sovereign, all-caring, all-powerful, all-knowing, and ever-present God."
- Pastor Jonathan Lau

From time to time we'll be highlighting members of our CPD family to get to know them better. The questions and answers below are from an interview with English Pastor Jonathan Lau at San Francisco Chinese Alliance Church.

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Member Highlight: Rev. Gilberto Medina

[fa icon="calendar'] June 12, 2018 / by District Office posted in CPD Member Highlights

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"The reason I can say it was Him and not myself wanting to do this, is because the church is still alive and well after 29 years."
- Rev. Gilberto Medina

From time to time we'll be highlighting members of our CPD family to get to know them better. The testimony below is from an interview with Rev. Gilberto Medina.

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5 Ways Students Were Impacted by Unplugging at Alliance Redwoods Camp

[fa icon="calendar'] June 6, 2018 / by Ray Van Gilst posted in Alliance Youth, CPD Member Highlights

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We like to give you updates from our partner ministries. Alliance Redwoods is a beautiful facility in a spectacular area among the redwoods where God has been given space to change many lives.

Earlier this spring, students from St. Bonaventure finished their two-year confirmation program with a retreat at Alliance Redwoods. Their youth leader personally understands the impact of camp having converted as a teenager at Alliance Redwoods. He shared this with us: 

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Member Highlight: Pastor Shawn Van De Mark

[fa icon="calendar'] May 30, 2018 / by District Office posted in CPD Member Highlights

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I’m excited to be exposed to new sources of God’s love and provision as I settle into this new role, new church, new city, new state, and new Alliance district.
- Pastor Shawn Van De Mark

From time to time we'll be highlighting members of our CPD family to get to know them better. The questions and answers below are from an interview with Pastor Shawn Van De Mark at Trinity Alliance Church in Redding, California.

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Member Highlight Video: Thank you for supporting Alliance Redwoods during the Santa Rosa Fires 

[fa icon="calendar'] March 28, 2018 / by District Office posted in CPD Member Highlights, Fundraising

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Mexicali Mission: Paradise Alliance Builds a New Worship Center

[fa icon="calendar'] January 29, 2018 / by Matt Larson posted in Missions, CPD Member Highlights

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Isn't it a great feeling when you are able to get a WIN-WIN in ministry? 

Well, the CPD along with the Mexicali Base just got a Quadruple WIN! The first win is that our truck made it across the border, bringing the much needed supplies for the new worship center. The second win is that YOU, our prayer warriors, got to see God say YES to your requests! The third win is the ministry that will take place in the hearts of the people of Mexico as they are blessed by the new worship center and the loving service that Gil and his team provide. The fourth win is all the wonderful things that will happen in the hearts of our church people as they bring teams to do ministry in the new worship center. How wonderful to see what God is doing through the CPD!  THANK YOU Paradise Alliance Church for your service to our God and King! - Tim Agnello

"Oh, glorify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together!” Psalm 34:3 

The Full Story- by Matt Larson, Paradise CMA Pastor

Our church has been blessed with an abnormally high number of men who are skilled in the construction trades.  For the last 10 years we have been traveling to Mexico to construct buildings to support our ministry partners.  For the last 7 or 8 years we have focused all of our time building up the base in Mexicali. Through the years we have remodeled the giant clinic building and redone the kitchen.  We have built the director's house and the dorms that hold over 40 people.  We have graded the property and done extensive work to establish an effective septic system.  We built a multi-station dental clinic for dental ministry.  We have been heavily invested in the Mexicali base, which is why we are so thrilled to have Gil and Kim Blanco onsite making that ministry grow and thrive. 

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