MEETING IN-PERSON FROM SUNDAY 6TH DECEMBER

MISSIONS

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

Calvary Chapel financially and prayerfully supports the following ministries:

KOE'JU | PARAGUAY

A couple joined Calvary Chapel Oxford in summer 2005 and both have a heart for Paraguay, visiting the country (shown in purple on the map) whenever they can. While on such a visit in 2005, they learned of a project run by a group of Christians from the Centro Familiar de Adoracion, a church in Asuncion, which is seeking to help needy street children from some of the poorest areas of the city.

Project Koe’ju, which means ‘dawn’ in Guarani (the native language of Paraguay), was born of a desire to prevent these children from falling into a life of drug addiction, prostitution and crime.

The project now works with up to 500 families from the Chacarita area to help educate and feed the children and to give them an appreciation of their value in the eyes of God. Since it began in March 2006, the project has grown to regularly feed up to 300 children 6 days a week. In fact, the growth has been such that leaders Luis and Olga Manfredi have gone full-time with both Sunday services and a daily 6.00am prayer meeting.

Please pray that God would provide more helpers and sufficient finance to continue to grow this valuable work.

ROTOM | AFRICA

Reach One Touch One Ministries (ROTOM) is a non-denominational Christian organization reaching out to older persons and children in their care. It was started in Uganda in 2003 and has grown to become one of the most effective mission organizations supporting older persons in Uganda and Ethiopia.

The need to support older persons and their dependents in Africa is great. The number of people aged 60 and above in Africa is growing. It was estimated at 64.5M in 2015 and is expected to grow at 3.3% from 2015-2050. Therefore, the population of older persons expected to be 103M in 2030 and 205M in 2050.

Unfortunately, this growth in number, is not being matched with growth in support and care. Instead, older persons continue to be the most vulnerable people group on the continent.

ROTOM is committed to upholding Christian faith and its principles of:

Love; Christ centered service beyond self (1 Corinthians 13:1-13)
Evangelism and discipleship; Sharing the Good news of Jesus Christ and nurturing believers (Matthew 28:18-20)
Honesty; Open and truthful in word and deed (Proverbs 12: 22)
Justice; Fair treatment for all without discrimination (Matthew 7:12)
Respect; Acknowledge, serve and honor all humanity (Mark 10:45)
Stewardship; Responsible and accountable to God and People for the use of resources entrusted to us (1 Peter 4:10)
Team work; Value each person’s contribution (1 Corinthians 12:12-16)