Missions Update September, 2019

Praise God for Nolan & Marie Schockey, who train Mexican men to become pastors and church leaders! The men study the Bible verse-by-verse and then develop and oversee their own unique ministries to the world around them. Meet the Schockeys after services September 7 & 8 at Westside Calvary Worship Center, and learn more about how you can help build and encourage the Mexican church!

Praise God:

  • for the Schockey's faithful ministry, and the faithful men God has shown them to disciple!
  • for the open doors God has given them to serve in a migrant center, police academy, old folks' home, 2 rehab centers, hospitals, jails, and many other areas of need!
  • for the churches they are planting through neighborhood children's programs and outreaches.
  • for the role CWC got to play this summer through our construction team and high schoolers!

Please pray for:

  • wisdom to make the most of every opportunity, and to know where to invest their time and lives.
  • co-workers who will come alongside and help disciple the sheep.
Short-term Mission Trip - Juarez, Mexico

Come and see what the Lord has done!

Help encourage the church in Juarez, Mexico! Join us as we provide and teach car maintenance and repairs to Mexican pastors and leaders November 5-9. Information meeting on Sunday, 9/8, at 1:45 in room 1 in the Student Building, or stop by the Life Center for more information!

Tikvah - a ministry to Israeli youth in Bath, England

Thank God for a successful first session of Tikvah, a ministry to Israeli youth! As Christian Israelis leave the Israeli armed forces, they often experience severe discouragement after 2 years living as outsiders with the secular and religious Jews around them. Jeff & Naomi Cuozzo provide Tikvah, a retreat program in Bath, England, that gives these young adults rest, refreshment, and spiritual encouragement as they return to a tough mission field.

Please pray for:

  • fruit that remains in the lives of these 7 young people.
  • encouragement and provision for Jeff & Naomi and their children.
  • the Bath church plant Jeff & Naomi are leading. Pray for believers and unbelievers to be attracted to a church that teaches the Bible, a rarity in modern-day Britain.
Gulu, Uganda - Missionaries Matt & Noelle Harris

Praise God for Matt & Noelle Harris, who have now served in Uganda for 2 years after going out from Calvary Worship Center! Praise Him for:

  • the Ugandan pastors who recently studied through I & II Samuel.
  • the BAM (Business as Mission) part of Matt's job, as they have been selling goods as quickly as they can produce them! They are supplying 6 schools with their products, and are selling out of eggs every week in spite of having 1500 laying chickens!
Lwala Calvary Chapel and Pastor Bongonyinge George & his wife Adoch Grace

Please pray for Matt's student Bongonyinge George, a recent graduate of the pastoral school where Matt teaches. Bongonyinge planted Lwala Calvary Chapel under a mango tree in January of this year. The church currently has 40 members. Please pray they will continue to grow in faith and love, and that their lives will be transformed by the Gospel!

Carlos & Yolanda Casco - Latin America

Praise God for the continued healing Carlos Casco has experienced since his recent cancer surgery. He is cleared to return to work this month!

Please pray for the Inductive Bible Study Seminars Carlos will teach:

  • September 16-20 - Thailand Calvary Chapel Pastor's Conference
  • October/November/December - Ecuador
  • February - Guatemala

Please pray for continued healing and for open doors wherever in the world God wants to use Carlos & Yolanda!

Central Asian mosque

Please keep our friends in Central Asia in prayer! The small group of believers in their region have experienced 2 recent deaths: a young believer who died in an accident at 19 years old and "K"s unbelieving cousin who committed suicide.

Please pray for:

  • 2 missionaries who are going to minister the the Christian girl's family. She became a Christian last year, but they think she is the only believer in the family.
  • "K" to trust Jesus with his extended family. For him to grow in faith that God can intervene and change his family members' hearts. For God to call His family out of darkness and into the light.
Eddie Broussard

Praise God for the Global Student Program Eddie & Barbie Broussard recently oversaw, which brought 42 students and Navigator's Staff from 20 countries to Colorado Springs for 8 weeks!

Please pray these students return to their homes more powerfully equipped to be salt and light in some very difficult regions!

Pray for Eddie & Barbie to have rest and wisdom planning as they prepare to travel this month:

  • For their team as they seek God September 15-23 on how to better pioneer Gospel movements around the world, especially in difficult places where they see little fruit or progress.
  • For their work with another team September 24-28 asking God how to send more missionaries, especially to areas with little Gospel witness.
  • For their annual meeting of the International Executive Team and Regional Directors September 29-October 1.
Bob & Esperanza Simons - Latin America


  • Continued faithfulness from the students taking the Systematic Theology class Bob teaches in Vicente Guerrero, Mexico, every other week.

Please pray:

  • against multiple small, irritating problems that are slowing Bob down lately. Pray that God will bind the enemy and pour out abundant blessings on the classes he teaches and prepares for!
  • for Pastors Carlos & Ruben to continue studying hard and attending class, and for the Word of God to bear much fruit in their lives.
  • The class finishes in November. Please pray for God's will regarding future classes!
  • for Bob as he prepares for a class he will begin teaching this month in the local Bible Institute near his home in California. He will teach students how to use computer programs to study the Greek and Hebrew words that are translated into the Spanish versions of the Bible.
Janice Evans & Friend - Ukraine

Praise God for Janice Evans and her faithful witness in Ukraine!

Praise God, the church she has been working in has matured enough that they are beginning to transfer more leadership over to Ukrainians. Please pray for her as she moves to a small town near Odessa to assist with a new church plant! Please pray:

  • For a new apartment
  • For a moving van
  • For God's peace in the midst of transition
Mathare Worship Centre - Nairobi, Kenya

Praise God for the Lepta leadership program Mathare Worship Centre provides in the Mathare Valley Slum in Nairobi, Kenya!

Thank God for the vision He has giving Mathare Worship Centre leadership to invest long-term in the youth of the area.

Please pray for:

  • Continued "fruit that remains" in the transformed lives of the teens and young adults.
  • Economic growth and opportunity for Kenya. It takes an average of 6 years for a University graduate to find a stable job in their field of study.
  • Continued reliance on God's Spirit and guidance.
Hope's Promise Sanctuary of Hope - Nairobi, Kenya

Praise God for the continued love and stability given to the 24 Mathare Valley Slum orphans who are cared for by Pastor & Mama Karau in Hope's Promise Sanctuary of Hope homes.

Please pray for the 24 teens! Even though they are in stable, loving homes now, they have emotional scars from the trauma they experienced as children. Additionally, several suffer from special needs in a country without many resources.

Please pray for:

  • Geoffrey & Janet's college plans. Please pray for provision of their every need. Pray for direction for the other teens who will graduate soon - that God will direct them to university or vocations that are well-suited for each.
  • Mark's physical health.
  • Esther - that God will continue to provide for and protect this precious girl, and that she will know she was created and loved by God!

When you pray or give, YOU are part of the Great Commission - going into all the world to spread the Gospel!

Be a part of the work God is doing at Calvary Worship Center!

Use your gifts to send CWC missionaries! In just 30 minutes a month, you can help pass out missions prayer cards after the service you regularly attend. Other options: help with Facebook posts, attend a missionary potluck, help with supply drives, or write encouraging cards to missionaries. If God is stirring you to participate in another way, please let us know!

If you'd like to be a part of what God is doing in Missions through Calvary Worship Center, please email us at kellyb@cwccs.org or call 719-632-3311!

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