In the World
As ambassadors for Christ it is our desire to go into the world to fulfill the great commission defined in Matthew 28:19. We plant spiritual seeds, water seeds that have been sown, or harvest souls for the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus said, "Follow me and I will make you fishers of men." (Matthew 4:18-20). As we reach outside the walls of the church into the commuinty, we minister to the lost through prayer, encouragement, and sharing of the "good news of the gospel".
Avila Family, Omar Avila
Omar is a Mexican national serving in Zamora, Micihocacan, Mexico. There, he is starting a second church and trains students for ministry. Pastors from around the area send students to the institute for training in Bible, evangelism, discipleship, and service with their hands. Graduates of the institute have pursued ministry work including church planting. Omar serves along with his wife, Viridina, his daughter, Leslie Nohemi, age 12, and his two sons, Omar Jr., age 11, and Abisai, age 9. HCC has been supporting the Avila's since 2005.
FMF International & JET, Quebec Outreach to Youth, Jeff & Tonda Street
Ministering in the Québec City area since 1997, the Streets have created and developed youth ministry at four area evangelical churches: training leadership and discipling young people. They then successfully turned over the youth ministry to national leadership at each church. In 2020 the Streets expanded their Youth Ecclesia ministry to the entire French-speaking world (47 countries) in offering free one-month youth ministry counseling & guidance to local churches. They are also developing a program called Project 67 (Based on Deut. 6:7) to help churches disciple parents of school-age children. After a few years of youth ministry in Québec, the Streets started a Frenchspeaking mission called JET (Jusqu’aux Extrémités de la Terre) -which means “to the ends of the Earth.” This legally recognized charitable organization exists to help Québecois churches become directly involved in fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus and in raising up a generation of missionaries who will go out into the harvest. Since going to Québec, the Streets have organized and/or participated in more than 30 mission trips with more than 400 French Canadians to 15 countries. 100 former participants have gone to Bible School and 21 have gone into full-time ministry.
"Based on the Gospel of Luke, the "JESUS" film has now been translated into more than 1,000 languages, with a new language being added nearly every week. This brings God's Word to people in more than 200 countries in languages they know and understand. By God's grace, it is yielding a spiritual harvest of unprecedented results. We also equip churches, organizations, and individuals with the strategies, training, and resources they need to brin gthe gospel to the ends of the earth."
John & Ronda Lennon
John and Ronda Lennon are church planting missionaries in the beautiful country of Ecuador. They previously served in Paraguay for many years before moving to Ecuador. John’s ministries include church planting, leadership development, missionary mentoring, and outreach among the Middle Eastern communities that live in Quito. Ronda is an educator and enjoys teaching Bible and Art to middle and high school students at an International School. John and Ronda have been married for over 30 years and have 2 adult children. They are passionate about bringing people to Christ, discipling them in their faith, and forming healthy Biblical churches and church leaders for the glory of God.
The Brains carry on a dual ministry. They distribute ministry resources to participate in the trianing of over 1400 Christian workers and Pastors in Namibia. They also write, print, and distribute books in Luchazi and Chokwe for use by speakers of these languages in Angola and Northern Namibia.
After serving in the Czech Republic for seven years primarily focusing on evangelism and church planting, the Eichelbergers have now assumed the role of New Missionary Facilitator with Ripe for Harvest. This includes helping to approve new candidates, and then coming alongside of them to shepherd them as they raise support, meet with churches and individuals, research and prepare to arrive on their field of service, and help them to understand the policies and procedures of the agency. Currently Brian and Pam are assisting 25 new missionary units who are or will be serving in countries all over the world.
Through the Institute of Biblical Leadership, we support Pastor Tan is Director of the Institute of Biblical Leadership-Vietnam. In this capacity, Solomon (nickname) provides the ministries of IBL in a clandestine fashion to fellow pastors and lay leaders within the underground church movement throughout the Communist nation of Vietnam. Solomon also serves as the Senior Pastor to an underground Baptist church in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.Pastor Tan is a trained church planter and was involved in church planting for many years. He is also experienced in small group ministry and directed such a ministry for twenty years. Solomon has an earned B.A. degree in Education from Qui Nhon National College and has earned his Masters of Theology from the Asian Baptist Theological Seminary. He has taught in public schools for ten years, and served as an administrator (principal) in a secondary school for five years. Pastor Tan has excellent English language skills and has spent ten years as an ESL teacher. He has applied these skills translating numerous theological works from English to Vietnamese. Solomon is married to Deborah. They have two adult sons, Kien and Thuc.Deborah’s main roles are hosting leaders when Pastor Tan meets with them in his home, and providing a women’s perspective into Pastor Tan’s work with leaders.