Missions

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“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”            – Matthew 28:18-20

Catalina Foothills Church is humbled by the generous and sacrificial spirit of our people.  We seek to reflect the gospel to the nations and expand the gospel through your generous tithes and offerings. We support an extensive list of Global Missionaries, Local Missionaries, Church Plants, and Mission Organizations.  

LOCAL MISSIONARIES AND ORGANIZATIONS 

Local organizations often need volunteers and donations, so if you're looking to get involved in something, start here! You don't need our permission to jump right in.  Click any link to learn more about what they do and how you can serve.

Answers for Life Pregnancy Center

Founded and run by CFC members.  Free screens, ultrasounds, counseling, prenatal clinic, mother and baby materials assistance, located near Swan and 5th

Corazon Ministries - Enrique Garcia

Impacting Hispanic/Latino communities for Christ with Bible studies and ministries for Men, Women and Students

CRU - Joe & Bev Bushelman

Connecting UA and PCC students with Jesus Christ through Bible studies, discipleship programs, and retreats 

Gospel Rescue Mission

Serving the homeless and needy in Tucson by providing for their physical, spiritual, and mental wholeness through Jesus Christ

Hands of Hope Pregnancy Center

Free screens, ultrasounds, counseling, and nurse consults, located within steps of Planned Parenthood on E. Knight Drive

ProLove Tucson 

Compassionate, non-judgmental, non-political sidewalk counseling outside Planned Parenthood

Sold No More

Awareness training and prevention education for schools, churches and organizations to end sex trafficking in Tucson and across the US

Springboard 

Christ-centered 3-5 month residential treatment for teen girls in crisis age 12-17. 

Teen Challenge of Arizona

Christ-centered long term residential treatment facility.  Since 1965, we’ve been Proclaiming Liberty to people in need of help and hope, the message of God’s Love and Grace through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Tucson Refugee Ministry

Building a bridge between the church and the nations at our doorstep, serving refugees right here in Tucson

Young Life

Introducing teens to Jesus Christ, helping them grow in their faith,  on their turf, in their culture, building bridges of authentic Christian friendship

Young Life - Casey Borden

Area Director at Young Life in Tucson, mentoring teens through programs at Catalina Foothills High School and Orange Grove Middle School

Young Lives - Andrea Schlect

Life on life mentoring for teen moms and moms-to-be to make positive choices, set and achieve goals, and live a future rooted in Christ

GLOBAL MISSIONARIES

There are a number of fantastic missionaries working out in the trenches in South America, Africa, and Asia. A few even labor in areas so hostile to Christians that we cannot disclose their location or name.  Following is a list of the missionaries your tithes provide monthly support for.  We also consider and often award one-time requests for new needs that may come up, such as a new bike to get to outlying areas, new training software, a new air conditioner, or VBS supplies for local children.  Missionaries provide us with regular newsletter updates.  We also try to bring them to CFC to visit and speak whenever they're in the states.  

Mark and Lori Berry - Serge - Peru

Facilitate partnerships for the House of Glory in Lima Peru, a home they founded for abused teen mothers and their babies. 

Adam and Michelle Cain - Honduras

Recruiting, educating and discipling Honduran leaders to grow and multiply the church and serve the people of their communities.   

Rodney and Jana Davila - Costa Rica

Empowering Costa Rica through Reformed church planting and medical/mercy ministries.

Mike and Erin Pettengill - Mission to the World

After years of serving as missionaries globally, they are now training and mentoring new missionaries for global work 

Luciano and Luciene Pires - Portugal

Advancing the Gospel through church planting and leadership training with university students in Porto, Portugal, after completing a decade serving in Brazil.

John and Katy Ricards - MCN - Phillipines

Train and mentor Tribal Filipino Bible school graduates to start churches in their home villages; support tribal pastors and health clinics

Larry and Sandy Rockwell - MTW - Peru

Live and serve among the indigenous Quechua in the Andes Mountains of Peru  

Jan S - MTW - North Africa

Seminary training for pastors and Bible teachers in predominantly Muslim countries.

Dennis and Mai Spencer - Vietnam

Jesus in Vietnam Ministries, The Church at Binh Chau, providing mercy care and children's ministry programs where 99% don't know Jesus.

TJ and Candice - North Africa

Living among and building relationships with Muslim Arabs in North Africa, even reaching them in remote places through their expeditionary rock climbing business.

FOCUS and PRAYER TEAMS

These groups within our CFC community exist to support and encourage missionaries.  You are welcome to join an existing one or, if you see a missionary that doesn't have a Focus or Prayer Team associated with it, feel free to start one.  Contact the Missions Committee for some guidance.

A Focus Team is a group of people committed to supporting a particular missionary or church plant through prayer, financial support, and regular communication. Focus Teams are autonomous and any financial support is up to each team and is separate from any support provided by the CFC Missions Committee.  Members of Focus Teams have sometimes traveled to meet their missionary, but it's not required.  In the case of a local mission like Tucson Refugee Ministry or Gospel Rescue Mission, Focus Team members typically stay involved by serving regularly or collecting needed items.  The Focus Team is a direct support link between CFC and the Missionary and they are often more informed and up to date about their daily needs, struggles, and achievements. 

A Prayer Team typically gathers to pray for and stay connected to their missionary but doesn't typically financially support their missionary.  Some people are more comfortable belonging to a Prayer Team instead of a Focus Team.

Either way, these teams exist to support and encourage missionaries. Teams meet regularly to stay up to date and pray for them. We invite you to join an existing Focus Team by contact its leader below or start your own.

FOCUS TEAMS

Kids Alive Haiti  Kay Wroldsen  wroldsen@yahoo.com

Good News Community Church  Louis Stroble    slstroble@yahoo.com

Gospel Church Munich  Kay or Dick Wroldsen  wroldsen@yahoo.com

Jesus in Vietnam  Dennis Spencer  camonchua@comcast.net

South America  Don Spangler  don7@adobekasa.com

PRAYER TEAMS

Pettengill   Judy Klemm  willyjudy@gmail.com

Good News Community Church   Gordon Shaw  candginaz@msn.com

Gospel Church Munich   Karin Dean karindean@gmail.com

Ricards / Phillippines   Hannetjie Pieterse hannetjie.photo@yahoo.com

ACTIVE CHURCH PLANTS

CFC currently provides monthly financial support to three active church plants, two local and one in Germany. Please click the links to visit a brief description about them and then click on over to their website to learn more. 

Good News Community Church - Local - Pastor Jeff Markland

Gospel Church Munich - Germany - Pastor Steffen Mueller

Midtown Presbyterian - Local PCA - Pastor Charles Garland

Over the past 25 years, CFC has helped plant over 50 churches!  To learn more about our church planting history click here.

IMPACT DAY

A few times a year we assemble a variety of activities that people can do at church or out in the community. Click here to visit our IMPACT DAY page.

SHORT TERM MISSION TRIPS

Uganda 1

Catalina Foothills Church has sponsored or supported short term mission trips to a variety of countries in Cental and South America.  In June 2019, a small team went to Uganda and served with over 400 school children.  Click here to see photos and video. It is our hope and prayer for 2020 that we will increase opportunities for our people, especially our youth, to take more short term mission trips.