MISSIONARIES AND MISSION GROUPS SUPPORTED BY
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF CMCH
ATLANTIC CITY RESCUE MISSION
ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY
The Atlantic City Rescue Mission has a deep commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ. It’s purpose is to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical need of the poor, homeless and addicted in the greater Atlantic County region through structured programs of shelter, food, clothing, counseling, rehabilitation and referral. The Mission’s doors are open every day of the year for the homeless.
Barnabas House is located in Wildwood, New Jersey. This Facility is used as transitional housing for men. Barnabas House merged with Atlantic City Rescue Mission in 1998. The Mission oversees the ministry to these men as they begin to assimilate back into society.
There are opportunities to volunteer weekly, monthly or to help out with special event. For more information please visit their website.
BIBLICAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Missionaries: Vlada and Eliska Donat
The Donat’s along with other Christians opened the first evangelical seminary in Czech Republic following the fall of the “iron curtain”. They endeavor to make disciples of Jesus Christ who will love God, know His word, serve the church and fulfill the great commission. The first students graduated from the seminary in 2009 and are serving as pastors in Czech Republic.
The Czech Republic is the most atheistic country in the European Union. Less than 0.4% are born-again believers. There were two major factors during the 20th century that contributed to the current spiritual situation. That is: more than forty years of communism and twenty years of materialism since the fall of the communist regime in 1989.
In this atheistic country the seminary focuses on training Christians for life and ministry in their local churches, missions/church planting and ministering in the community.
Financial Support: Open Door Easter European Ministry, 8702 Bayview Drive, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 (memo line: BTS)
CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST
Campus Crusade provides “FRESHMAN SURVIVAL KITS” for new students arriving at colleges and universities. Students suddenly have new freedom, explore new ideas about life and find a variety of groups wanting them to join their “clubs”. Students go on the internet every day to look for answers about God, morality, relationships and marraige.
In the survival kit, Campus Crusade provides a Bible, a water bottle, a Christian Book, an invitation to attend the “Campus Crusade for Christ” meeting as well as including the “Four Spiritual Laws”. In the meetings they have Bible Studies for students, provide outreach and weekly events, worship/leadership training and evangelism on campus.
They are working in large and small universities and colleges around the United States. The hope is to reach EVERY studend on EVERY campus from EVERY culture with the Good News!
KILL DEVIL HILLS, NORTH CAROLINA
Missionaries: CliffAnn Perry, Fay Nelson
CliffAnn lived in Clermont, NJ and graduated from Middle Township High School. She attended the First United Methodist Church during her high school years. After high school graduation, CliffAnn graduated from Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky. She, along with Fay Nelson, created and developed Creative Ministries.
They share the gospel through creative arts throughout the eastern United States and in many countries around the world. They also minister in their home county through local churches and organizations. Creative Ministries use the tools of creative drama, interactive Bible study, interpretive movement, mime, multi-media presentations, puppetry, reader’s theater, scripture memorization, story telling and music. They conduct seminars, workshops, internships and ministry sessions to help equip Christian workers in churches in the United States and abroad.
Address: P. O. Box 1603, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-1603
EDUCATIONAL CONCERNS FOR HUNGER ORGANIZATION (ECHO)
NORTH FORT MYERS, FLORIDA
This organization networks global hunger solutions. This is a nonprofit, Christian organization actively involved in the fight against world hunger. They network and help development organizations and missionaries. They share information, ideas and solutions to agricultural problems. ECHO trains students, missionaries and development workers to prepare them for work in agriculture overseas. You are invited to visit the ECHO’s demonstration farm. Free public tours are offered.
Address: 17391 Durrance Road, North Ft. Myers, FL 33917
ENRIGHT FLIGHT MINISTRIES
ZAMBIA & CONGO, AFRICA
Missionaries: Lorraine Enright, John & Kendra Enright
Ministry encompasses Kafakumba Pastors’ School in Zambia and Congo: Zambian Agricultural Ventures, Dru’s Kids, God’s Kids Club, Swahili Egermeiers Bible Story Book. They also have woodworking projects and sell their products to help finance Pastors School. The Enrights teach the nationals ways to be self supporting as well as the “Kingdom of God Principles”. Evangelism is a major part of their ministry.
Financial Support: Enright Flight Ministries, 1919 Jackson Lane, Port Orange, FL 32128 (100% of your gift goes to the Lord’s work)
Gospel Outbound in an all volunteer evangelical mission’s agency located in Millville, New Jersey. Their vision is to serve the least of these, the hungry and sick. They want to encourage the Church of Jesus Christ and fulfill Christ’s mandate to go into the entire world and preach the gospel.
They offer training to local and foreign churches about missions and vision. They go on short term mission trips to Uganda, India and Myanmar to evangelize, do construction work, medical work and teach both children and adults about Christ.
HOPE PREGNANCY CENTER
Hope Pregnancy Center’s mission statement is to offer, in the name of Jesus Christ, alternatives to abortion through Biblical instruction, practical assistance, education and referrals to women and men involved in crisis pregnancies.
They provide free pregnancy tests, accurate information on fetal development and abortion procedures. Biblical counseling is given by trained volunteers who are knowledgeable and compassionate. There is confidential counseling for anyone involved in an unplanned pregnancy, including husbands, parents or boyfriends. There is also post-abortion counseling. They also offer referrals for adoption.
For more information you can call Hope Pregnancy Center at 609-886-7022 in Rio Grande or 609-398-9449 in Ocean City, New Jersey.
JIM HUGHES MINISTRIES, INC.
Evangelist: Jim & Wendy Hughes
Rev. Hughes is an ordained elder and commissioned evangelist with the Church of the Nazarene. He holds revivals incorporating drama and music into his messages. What ever means he uses in his gospel presentation, it is based on the crucifixion,forgiveness, healing and holiness.
Jim Hughes Ministries, Inc. is a full-time, not-for-profit ministry fully dependent on the gifts and offerings of those they serve.
Birthdays: Jim – 01/27, Wendy – 05/05, Shannon – 05/04, James & Holly (twins) – 12/07
Address: 1705 Maple Street, Newfield, NJ 08344
INTERNATIONAL TRAINING SERVICE
Missionaries: John & Peg Merwin
The Merwins are semi-retired missionaries to Nepal. They travel there frequently to teach and counsel the nationals. We helped purchase land and erect a meeting hall for a new Christian congregation in Pushpa, Nepal. Many accept Jesus and their Savior at a great cost. John and Peg also travel to the Philippines to minister. Our church is helping to spread the gospel in Nepal and the Philippines because of the Merwins and our support.
Address: 791 Vagabond Creek Drive, Lake George, CO 80827
JOY in the HARVEST
Missionaries: Lowell & Claudia Wertz
The Wertz’s serve in Kigoma, Tanzania, Africa. They do evangelism, teach trades, provide for the hungary and poor and work in refugee camps. They travel by boat to the remote northern shore of Lake Tanganyika for evangelism. They also work with women and children. Many are of the Muslim faith.
USA Address: Joy in the Harvest, P. O. Box 496, Lansing, IL 60438
Africa Address: P. O. Box 1344, Kigoma, Tanzania
MISSION TEENS, INC.
This is a residential center for troubled men and women ages 18 and up located in Glendora, New Jersey.
The center provides hope to the hopeless by directing them to Jesus Christ where they find love and purpose for their lives. Individuals receive help in all areas of their lives, physical, emotional and spiritual.
Discipleship training is divided into four phases, each lasting two to four months and it is a highly structured program.
Mission Teens in one of twelve Centers throughout the United States.
For more information about the ministry, requirements for admission, structure for helping the troubled individual and how the Center receives financial support, go to:
FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO
James D. Baker, President & Kay Baker
The Baker’s along with house parents minister to the Navajo NAtion. They operate a boarding school for the Navajo children, minister on the reservation and operate KNMI radio station bringing the love of Christ to the Navajo people. The children participate in the ranch program. The Baker’s and house parents minister to the children in all areas of development and education, including the Christian education. You can learn about the “Navajo Heritage Center Project” by visiting their website.
Address: P. O. Box 1230, Farmington, NJ 87499
ONE MISSION SOCIETY
ECUADOR, SOUTH AMERICA
Missionaries: BJ & Andrea Williamson
Andrea is a member of First United Methodist Church of Cape May Court House, NJ. After graduating from Middle Township High School and Asbury Seminary in Wilmore Kentycky she married BJ Williamson. They have three children, Elijah, Lydia and Micah.
The Williamsons have worked in leadership for the eXtreme Walk program in Ecuador. eXtreme Walk works alongside Every Community for Christ, which is the church multiplication catalyst of One Mission Society. They have also taken on the role of district liaisons, which allows them to keep communication open between the local pastors of their district and OMS. This job gives them opportunities to do leadership training, counseling and guest preaching. They now dedicate their time to the position of district liaison. They also work alongside church-planting pastors and promote the Village Church Planting strategy.
USA Address: 305 Shunpike Road, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Financial Support: One Mission Society, P. O. Box A, Greenwood, IN 46142
RANCH HOPE FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
Rev. David L. Bailey, Sr. – Founder, David L. Bailey, Jr. – Executive Director
Ranch Hope’s mission is to serve “at-risk” children and families throughout Deleware Valley. They provide out-patient counseling, residential treatment, special education, independent living, adventure-based activities and day camps. This is a Christian based organization and Christ is presented to the boys and girls throughout their stay at the Ranch and Victory House.
Ranch Hope has a residential treatment center is Salem County, NJ. They serve adolescent males on a 24 hour basis who are experiencing emotional or behavioral problems to the extent that he requires temporary removal from his community. There is also a residential treatment center (Victory House) for young women in Gloucester County, NJ.
There are many opportunities to volunteer at the Ranch. For information contact Ranch Hope.
Address for Ranch Hope: 45 Sawmill Road, P. O. Box 325, Alloway, NJ 08001-0325
Address for Victory House: 1025 Linden Ave., Williamstown, NJ 08094
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD PROJECT
Our church family fills shoe boxes for boys and girls ages two years old through fourteen and we also collect bulk items which are packed as a congregation. We fill approximately 150 shoe boxes each year. Our church is also Operation Christmas Child’s “relay center” in Cape May County. Other churches and organizations bring their packed shoe boxes to us for shipping to Operation Christmas Child. Each year Cape May County collects approximately 1000 shoe boxes for children around the world.
For more information: Call 609-465-7087
Address: Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan’s Purse, P. O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607
TRANS WORLD RADIO
CAMBODIA / GUAM
Missionaries: Paul & Cathy Gregowske
Paul is a licensed radio transmission engineer, serving the Lord in Cambodia. He has recently been loaned to Trans World Radio’s station in Guam to install more powerful digital transmitters. It will enable TWR to reach deeper into Asian Countries, including China’s house churches, with the gospel message. The Gregowske’s expect to complete their term in Cambodia in the spring of 2012.
Cathy works in children’s and women’s ministries. She will also continue to help with the Cambodian staff with monthly reports.
Address: P. O. Box 1143, Phnom Penh. Cambodia
WYCLIFFE BIBLE TRANSLATORS
Missionaries: Jeff & Peg Shrum, Maggie Jo Shrum
The Shrum’s serve the Lord in Mozambique. They translate the Bible into the Takwane Language. They have already translated several books of the Bible and are now working on Exodus. The book of Hebrews is drafted and ready for consultant check. They are also working on the Genesis film. There are many opportunities to share the gospel.
Maggie Jo is attending boarding school.
Address for Wycliffe Bible Translators: P. O. Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862-8200
Mailing Address for Shrum’s: Box 48 Muloza, Malawi East Africa
YOUTH WITH A MISSION (YWAM)
Missionary: Nancy Vallese
Nancy is a member of the First United Methodist Church, Cape May Court House, NJ.
She helps train and mobilizes teams going into Asian countries. She helped run two Discipleship Training Schools and the School of Frontier Missions. The teams have been to Philippines, India, Thailand, Nepal and China. Thousands of people hear and respond to the gospel. Also there have been many miraculous healings. YWAM also has a Christmas Outreach Program. Nancy traveled with the FEET team to Calcutta, Inda to minister in the slums, to street kids and do evangelism. Also, the FEET team visited an unreached people group (Taro people) in the mountains of Nepal.
Send Nancy your email address if you would like to be on her mailing list.
Address: P. O. Box 1453, Yuen Long, NY Hong Kong