International Missionary Support Program
God has a calling on every follower of Christ to spread the good news of Christ to not only Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, but to the ends of the earth. For some that will be with prayer and giving and for others it will be to serve internationally. We are proud of each of the missionaries supported at Christ Church for heading the call and taking up the cross to share Christ in many different countries and through many different avenues.
You will find information about each of our missionaries below. There is a link to their blog for current information and a link for donating. For more information please contact Kathy Klein, missions director, email@example.com
Please Pray for the CCGF supported missionaries and consider supporting them financially.
weekly missions prayer meeting
During these changing and uncertain times, we have replaced the “Embrace our Missionaries” prayer meeting with a weekly global mission time of prayer. This will include prayer for our world, our nation, our missionaries, and our church. We meet on zoom every Tuesday at 6:00 PM. All are welcome to join. Please contact Kathy Klein, firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom meeting information and to receive the weekly missions prayer guide.
3 John 1:8 “So we ourselves should support them so we can be their partners as they teach the truth.
Evan Easom – Japan
Due to the pandemic, Evan is currently living in Texas with his family. He is hoping to return to Japan when he is able. Please pray for Evan during these changing times.
Evan Easom, a member of Christ Church, is a CCGF supported missionary in Japan. Prior to going to the mission field, Evan worked with the high school ministry at Christ church. Evan has made a bold commitment as a career missionary working with youth ministry in Japan. Please pray for Evan to learn Japanese quickly, make new friends and for Christ to be his guiding light and comfort. Did you know that 98% of the population in Japan does not know Jesus Christ. Evan is in Japan to make his name known and to share the good news of God’s great love for all people.
Evan’s blog: japaneasom.wordpress.com
Sarah Kluitenberg Aderemi – Nigeria
God has called me into ministry as an Education Consultant to work with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) in Nigeria. The mission of ACSI Nigeria is to strengthen Christian schools and equip Christian educators across Nigeria to effectively prepare students for life. The organization has over 400 member schools and many of these schools in Nigeria have both Muslim and Christian students. They equip educators with the skills to disciple students during the most formative years of their faith to gain a deeper understanding of how a Biblical worldview is reflected throughout every square inch of their life. My role with ACSI Nigeria over the next 3-5 years will be to build mutual relationships with Christian educators to encourage one another and to grow in our understanding of what Christ-like education means in a Nigerian context. I will work closely with my Nigerian colleagues to train teachers and administrators to integrate a Biblical worldview into the Nigerian curriculum and to help implement school improvement programs. It is my desire to see God use this opportunity to shape the worldview of the next generation of servant-leaders to build a new Nigeria.
Sarah’s blog: http://sarahkluitenberg.blogspot.com/
Please make donations through Resonate Global Mission: https://www.resonateglobalmission.org/support/our-missionaries/sarah-kluitenberg
Loza – North Africa
Loza is a CCGF supported missionary in North Africa. Her exact location and name are not listed, as she is working in a country that may be hostile to Christians. This country has more than 35 million people, only .1% are Christians. 4 out of 5 unemployed people are between 15 to 34 years old. The vision of the team she will be working with is to see a network of successful kingdom business ventures operating throughout the area to transform social, economic and ecological needs into redemptive opportunities. This would result in a restoration of people and entire communities for the glory of God.
Isiah 41: 17-20.
Support: reachacross.us/Donate, missionary support #029, mail to Reach Across, PO Box 2047, Lexington, SC 29071, #029 in memo line
Jim West – East Africa
Due to the pandemic, Jim is currently living in Pittsburgh. He is hoping to return to Uganda when he is able.
Jim West is a CCGF supported missionary in East Africa. He is a master plumber and an expert in well drilling. He is living in Hoima, Uganda and working with CEED (Christian East Africa Equatorial Development). CEED is a well drilling organization that was birthed out of Christ Church during the 10 year engagement that CCGF had in Uganda. CEED sponsors self-sustaining projects which encourage East Africans to build their communities in three essential ways: physical, economic and spiritual heath. As an expert well driller, Jim will be training and heading up the 3 rigs that are currently operating in Uganda. He will also be working on projects in Kenya and Zambia.
Support: You can support Jim West by making a donation to CEED and putting Jim West support on the memo line. Mail to CEED, PO Box 1362, Wexford, PA 15090.
Jim’s Blog: http://watersolutionsforafrica.org/blog/
Eric Anderson – Local Outreach Missionary
Urban Impact Foundation
Assistant Director of Performing Arts
Eric uses his theater and acting experience to reach students of the Urban Impact Performing Arts Academy. He is a Pittsburgh actor, former participant of the Breakthrough Television and Actors’ Theatre in Columbus, and a former volunteer at Urban Impact. As a staff member, Eric oversees the Performing Arts Theatre discipline, directs the Urban Impact Shakes summer acting program, and directs Allegheny Traditional Academy’s theatre program. Eric resides on the North Side with his wife, Laura (also an actor), and their children, Rook, Alec, and Arden.
Amanda Wagner – Local Outreach Missionary
Urban Impact Foundation
Director of Education
After serving as an intern for two summers at Urban Impact’s Summer Day Camp, Amanda knew that urban ministry was where God wanted her to be. Graduating from Taylor University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Educational Ministry and a minor in Sociology, Amanda began full-time ministry at Urban Impact. As Director of Education, Amanda’s desire is to share the hope and love of Jesus through academic programs – knowing that true transformation only occurs through relationships. Connor, Amanda, and Abraham have lived on the North Side since 2011.