The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become.
Fernando & Diana Rodriquez
Fernando Rodriguez began serving as pastor of Iglesia Buenas Nuevas in Cuba for the last 17 years and has been involved with Calvary Chapel for the same amount of years. The church he serves at has established 8 church plants, as well as a Bible college. Fernando serves as our main contact for our annual Cuban Pastor’s Conference which has taken place for the last 7 years.
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Stephen & Beatrice Gachengo
The idea of starting a children’s home was birthed in February 2006 when Stephen & Beatrice conducted a funeral in Nyeri, Central Kenya. They buried a mother of three children. The father was buried two years before. Both parents died as a result of HIV/AIDS. There was much sorrow because there was no one to take care of the children. As a result the vision of starting an orphanage was born as Stephen realised that something needs to be done to help the children.
Laurah Ward Paramonova
While Laurah Ward Paramonova was attending Calvary Chapel Bible College at Murietta, the Lord called her into the mission field. He first led her to the Ukraine. After serving faithfully for over a year, the Lord brought her back to Calvary Chapel Houston for a short time. Then in 2002 the doors, once again, opened for Laurah to return to the mission field, this time to Russia. Laurah is now working with the Calvary Chapel Church Planting Mission in supporting their vision of nurturing Calvary fellowships in the former Soviet Union.
SavHannah Crabtree knew the call of God on her life at 10 years old for overseas missions.
At 12 she knew that God was calling her to Africa. Since then she went on mission trips to Slovakia, Japan, Mexico, and Guatemala. It was not until she turned 22 that she was able to fulfill her dream to love the people of Kenya and share about the faithfulness and love of God. She then saw the power of education and returned to the States to finish her Bachelors in Education.
She now serves in Entebbe, Uganda with the heart of discipling children in the Lord. She partners with Poeima Ministries which helps children receive sponsorship in school, hosts vacation bible schools, does school and village outreach, and weekly bible studies. She is the mother to 8 wonderful Ugandan children Vanessa, Peruth, Angel, Elizabeth, Farida, Elver, JB, and Marvin. She loves to teach children about Jesus and see their lives begin to change as they begin to know God personally.
SavHannah asks for prayer for her family and the ministry.
National & Local Missions Outreach
Mercy Chefs is a faith-based, non-profit disaster relief organization. They exist to provide professionally prepared, restaurant-quality meals to victims, volunteers, and first responders in natural disasters and national emergencies, and they partner with existing like-minded organizations to further their mission by providing food service in underserved communities across the country.
The organization has served over 15 Million Meals! Mercy Chefs has delivered aid to over 26 states and nine nations with the help of over 10,000 volunteers!
Visit the Mercy Chefs website at https://mercychefs.com.
Watchman Fellowship is an independent Christian research and apologetics ministry focusing on new religious movements, cults, the occult and the New Age.
Concerning a person’s right to choose, they believe that a real choice is one based on access to all the information, and understanding both or all sides. They have three primary goals: to educate the community, to equip the church, and to evangelize the cults.
Calvary Houston Food Pantry
Tthe Calvary Houston Food Pantry’s mission is to feed the physical and spiritual needs of our community. Our goal is to show the love of Jesus Christ to those in our community by providing a supplemental food source for those in need, prayer support, and referrals to additional assistance as needed.
We serve the residents of our city, Friendswood, as well as all surrounding communities. We offer shelf-stable foods, frozen meats, fresh dairy, and fruits and vegetables (all when available). Services are available once every 14 days PER household. A completed application, Emergency Food Assistance Program agreement, and proof of residency via a current utility bill or lease is required.
Center for Pregnancy
The Center for Pregnancy in Friendswood is a ministry and a mission dedicated to helping women who are facing issues such as: a crisis, pregnancy, abortion, adoption, emergency needs, parenting, relationships and spiritual needs. All their counselors have been trained and work here on a volunteer basis because they want to help you!
Visit us at https://centerforpregnancy.net.
Communities in Schools
Communities in Schools (CIS) is a drop-out prevention program that provides services for At-Risk students in CCISD and DISD. “At-Risk” students may drop out due to poverty, drug abuse, gang affiliation and poor family dynamics. CIS seeks to partner with area businesses and churches to meet a variety of needs that allows kids to succeed in their education and help prevent them from dropping out. Calvary Houston has committed to Brookside Intermediate as one of it’s CIS partners.
Visit us at https://www.communitiesinschools.org.