Missions Vision Trip:  Expanding the Reach of our Hispanic Churches

[fa icon="calendar'] January 6, 2020 / by Edgar Castro posted in Missions

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In November, a group of Hispanic pastors and leaders of the CPD, guided by Tim Agnello, made a visionary trip to the Island of Cuba.

We arrived in the province of Camaguey. Then, we visited several provinces in central Cuba. We had the pleasure of sharing time with the new President of Alliance Cuba, Liusbel Utrera. We were surprised by the love and desire the church in Cuba has to serve our Lord Jesus Christ.

On the island, there are no evangelical church buildings, only Catholic. So our Alliance people can only meet in house-churches. These house-churches are also the homes of the pastors that have been adapted into churches. Some pastors have to sleep on the floor because there is limited space for them. It was amazing to see the humble dedication of these families. It is a Cuban law that dictates that the church must be carried out on a residential/house property.

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Missions Update: Guarajio Ministry Praises from Mexico

[fa icon="calendar'] November 13, 2019 / by Tim Agnello posted in Missions

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WOW, so excited to be giving you this latest update about our Guarajio Initiative in Mexico. As you know, we have been partnering with Alliance Mexico to engage this unreached people group.

Please read the update below from Tomas Bencomo, President of Alliance Mexico, and celebrate the miracles God is performing both physically and spiritually. How wonderful to be ON MISSION with Him as He is touching the hearts of this unreached tribe!

And please keep our Alliance Mexico team in your prayers!!

To the ends of the earth,

Tim Agnello


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Missions Story from the Woven Project

[fa icon="calendar'] September 25, 2019 / by Tim Agnello posted in Missions

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Over the summer, I was so excited to send you an update about one of our Alliance ministries in an Asian country that must be kept unnamed at this point. Here is yet another story from this same ministry. God is growing our efforts there and I hope you enjoy this latest update!

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Fired-Up Afresh by President John Stumbo's Latest Video

[fa icon="calendar'] September 18, 2019 / by Tim Agnello posted in Missions

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When a song is super good, it's always worth re-singing, and I have been fired-up afresh by President John Stumbo's latest video blog.

I'm not sure how many of our family members in the CPD actually get his video blog, so I'm sending it out for all of our CPD family to enjoy. As you already know, my heart beats for the folks around planet earth that have little or no access to the Gospel. I know this is the heartbeat of the Alliance as well.

So please join me in re-singing the song of bringing the name of Jesus to those who have never heard. It's both a pleasure and a privilege to be teamed with you for the glory of God and the reaching of the nations!

Tim Agnello

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A Glimpse into the Life of A.B. Simpson [Book]

[fa icon="calendar'] August 21, 2019 / by Mike Mitchum posted in Missions, News

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At Council this year, I purchased A.B.: The Unlikely Founder of a Global Movement, by David Jones. I started reading it by the pool in Orlando and had almost finished it by the time the plane landed back in Sacramento. It is worth reading for those of us in the CM&A family.

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Missions: Mexicali Vision Trip Stories and Testimonials

[fa icon="calendar'] August 15, 2019 / by Tim Agnello posted in Missions

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It’s so exciting to see when an influential leader has an “Ah-ha moment”! As we, the CPD, become more and more aware of the opportunities around the world to bring Gospel access to people who have never heard the name Jesus, my prayer is that we would engage these opportunities head-on with enthusiasm and generosity. I hope you enjoy another “eye-opening” update from our recent Vision Trip to Mexicali. Happy reading….

To the ends of the earth,

Tim Agnello


 

Recently, Brentwood Neighborhood Church, Trinity Alliance Church, and Price Chapel went on a Vision Trip to Mexicali. The story is from Sergio Gonzalez of Brentwood Neighborhood Church:

 

Hello! I wanted to share with you our experience at the Mexicali Base. We were a group of 12 people that came from churches in Redding, Utah, and of course, right here in Brentwood, CA.  

We all met at the airport in San Diego and after a quick lunch got into our rental vans and headed to Mexicali. As we drove past city after city heading further inland, the landscape went from luscious green rolling hills to high and dry mountain range full of boulders that transitioned to a flat low-lying desert terrain. Once we arrived in Mexicali, we then proceeded to drive to the outskirts of town where the Base is located.

Mexicali Base

The Mexicali Base is all about building relationships with ministries that will partner with the local churches. Our approach is not to have a ministry come with a “Look what I can do” enabling approach, but rather a “Look what WE can do“ team-building relationship. 

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Missions Update: Summer 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] June 25, 2019 / by Tim Agnello posted in Missions

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Buddhist monks chanting in the temple in front of a Buddha statue

God is moving in a Southeast Asian Creative Access Country (CAC)

Our ministry efforts are growing and God is giving us favor in this very difficult, restricted, predominantly Buddhist and Animistic country! Our Alliance workers, in partnership with indigenous leaders, are rescuing girls from human trafficking and exploitation and have made safe houses for them with full counseling, care and presenting the Gospel. Many are coming to Christ!!

We have also created a beauty shop business where they are trained to have meaningful jobs that keeps them off the streets and into a good Christian environment. We also started a jewelry business where they make jewelry to sell to tourists, locals and some jewelry is even being shipped and sold overseas – God is blessing us richly!!

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RAIN: Refugees and Immigrants Network

[fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2019 / by Tim Agnello posted in Missions, News

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We have some exciting news! 

There is a new initiative started within the Alliance family called RAIN, which stands for Refugees and Immigrants Network. The Central Pacific District, especially Raed Awabdeh and our Arabic Ministry in Sacramento, is a front runner in getting this off the ground nationally!


Welcoming our Global Neighbors
with the Love of Christ

RAIN has launched with a new website and will be kicking off with a planning meeting at General Council the end of this month. Please go to www.rainalliance.org to find out more!

The Purpose of RAIN is Three-Fold:

  • Welcoming: Alliance churches welcoming our global neighbors with the love and compassion of Christ, as He has welcomed us into His Kingdom, is the heart of this network. 
  • Equipping: Focus is on equipping our Alliance churches in welcoming ministries that are useful for reaching global neighbors within their local communities.
  • Training: Partner with academic organizations to train practitioners worldwide in ministry strategies that address the needs of traumatized refugees and immigrants, and those who serve them.
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Alliance News Updates from Cambodia

[fa icon="calendar'] April 29, 2019 / by Tim Agnello posted in Missions

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We have some great new work going on with unreached people groups, unreached villages, and remote areas. Alliance News shared this update from Syna Lao, an Alliance international worker serving in Cambodia a few months back about God's work happening in Anlong Veng province.

It's been so exciting to see several of our CPD churches visit this specific location in the field. Our district has a strong connection with this new ministry and we didn't want you to miss these amazing reports. I will be traveling to Cambodia soon, so check out my prayer request at the bottom of the page.

THE HARVEST IS RIPE, BUT THE WORKERS ARE FEW

Alliance News

Church attendance has doubled and even tripled as healings and miracles occur regularly in Cambodian villages.

God is doing something amazing at Srae Nouy Alliance* church! Located in Anlong Veng province, one of Cambodia’s spiritually dark areas, the congregation continues to see miraculous healings and people being set free from evil spirits.

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Missions Update: Contact with the Guarajios [Video]

[fa icon="calendar'] April 4, 2019 / by Tim Agnello posted in Missions

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I'm super excited to give you an update on our initiative to engage the Guarajio Tribe in the mountains of Mexico. Please watch the video and read the message below from Brenda Granados, one of our leaders from Alliance Mexico, then enjoy the video she sent - We've made contact!!

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