OUR MISSIONS PARTNERS

MISSIONS/ PARTNERS

MISSIONS PARTNERS

We have partnership relationships with many missionaries and Missions organizations around the world who are meeting real needs as they seek to further the gospel.

 

CRU // TARIKU + BUZE FUFA

FUFA Fam ProfileMy name is Tariku Fufa and my wife is Bizunesh “Buze” Benti. We both are from Ethiopia and currently living in Harare, Zimbabwe where we are missionaries with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ). Our responsibility is to give leadership and direct the Student Ministry of CCC in 24 countries of Southern and Eastern Africa. The student ministry is also known as Student-Led Movement. READ MORE >>

 

 

 

CRU // JULIE ESHELMAN

Julie Eshelman local partner for CRUCru was established in 1951 as “Campus Crusade for Christ” by Bill & Vonette Bright on the campus of UCLA.  Its purpose is to help fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others; and helping the Body of Christ do evangelism and discipleship.  Cru has a ministry presence in 191 countries around the world and is passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ.  READ MORE >>

 

 

 

FAMILY ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES

FAM  local partnerFamily Assistance Ministries of South Orange County (FAM) was founded in 1999 by Ellen Gilchrist to continue to accommodate the 135 families that the Episcopal Service Alliance could no longer serve.  The first case in September 1999 provided rental assistance to an individual so eviction could be prevented. Within 30 days, this individual became employed at a major retailer, becoming self-sufficient and a productive member of our community. READ MORE >>

 

 

 

FRONTIERS

Across the world there are an estimated 1 billion Muslims who are considered unreached (less than 2% of people are known Christians). Of those, there are 1,108 Muslim people groups that remain completely unengaged (having no known Christians among them).  Regions where Muslims live face some horrendous social justice issues, such as human trafficking, violence, corruption, lack of education, and poverty. Our fears lead us to believe their transformation is a hopeless cause, even though we claim to have the hope of the world.  Christians in America have an unprecedented opportunity to partner with Frontiers to transform Muslim societies and eradicate some of the world’s most horrific injustices. By partnering with Frontiers, churches have sent more than 2000 leaders to reside and plant churches in Muslim communities overseas.  How will you respond? Will you answer the call to a new frontier?

 

THE JESUS FILM PROJECT // JOHN + MELISSA IMMEL

IMMEL Family global partnersJohn and Melissa Immel work with the Film Production team of The JESUS Film Project.  Every eight seconds, somewhere in the world, another person indicates a decision to follow Christ after watching the JESUS film.  Called by some, “one of the best-kept secrets in Christian missions,” mission experts have acclaimed the film as one of the greatest evangelistic tools of all time. Since 1979 more than 200 million men, women and children worldwide have indicated decisions to follow Jesus after viewing the film.  Melissa is busy, homeschooling their two boys, Isaiah and Noah. READ MORE >>

 

 


THE JESUS FILM PROJECT // JEFF + JANELL SEARLES

Searles Fam Photo global partnersUpon graduating from Penn State University in 1972, Jeff joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ, serving specifically with Athletes in Action – an outreach to student athletes. In 1980 he moved on to Campus Crusade’s headquarters to serve in the Development Department. From 1987-2007 he gave leadership in the Development Department of The JESUS Film Project, but in late 2007 was diagnosed with stage three Parkinson’s Disease.  His role now is to consult with ministry staff and to be a support to his wife Janell. READ MORE >>

 

 

 

KIDS AROUND THE WORLD // DAN LIESIK

In July 2014 I installed a playground at an orphanage of more than 140 children in Honduras. I was heartbroken to learn that NONE of these children would ever be adopted. Honduran law forbids international adoption and the extreme level of national poverty makes it so unlikely that a family would take in a child that the staff and children have accepted that this is their home; this is their family. This situation is the sad truth for millions of children all over the world where restrictive laws, crushing poverty, or social conflict virtually ensures this life for them. Yet the smiles, laughter, and life I saw in them as a bright yellow and red playground took shape before their eyes told me that joy was still within their grasp. This is the story of just 140 children…this same chance can be given to so many more.  READ MORE >>

 


KINGDOM BUILDERS MINISTRY // TIJUANA, MEXICO

Pastor Daniel Nunez’s God-given vision is to plant 50 churches in his lifetime.  In the first few years, he’s already up to 30!  He pastors the main campus and trains other local pastors to plant more churches in the Tijuana area.  Each month on the 4th Saturday, we head down to help with construction needs, reach out to children with games and crafts, and share a meal.  It’s a neat opportunity to get to know our Mexican brothers and sisters and make the local church shine.  We hope you’ll join us for one of these perspective-changing trips!

 

 


MISSIONARY COUPLE OVERSEEING MINISTRY IN THE PHILIPPINES

Bajau Fishing BoyThis couple’s staff on the ground is involved in medical and community outreaches, church planting, schooling and feeding programs, sustainable organic farming, and training programs.  They minister primarily to a Muslim tribal group using story telling methods for oral learners, one on one discipleship, and a house church.

 Due to the nature of their location and ministry, their identity needs to be kept confidential.  If you’d like more information about their ministry, please contact the church office.

 

 


OMF // GARY + KELLY YOON

YoonKelly is from Korea, Gary is a California native, and they have been married for almost 30 years.  The Lord called Kelly to the mission field in 2009, but she waited in prayer for two years before mentioning it to Gary.  Sure enough, God called Gary in 2011.  Up until that point, he was happy volunteering in the local church.  After reading the book Radical, Thailand came into his mind, so he pursued a short-term trip there, which turned him upside down spiritually and he felt the call to serve full-time in Thailand.  The Lord had answered Kelly’s prayer, and they applied to become full-time missionaries in Thailand to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with the Thai people.

 

 

PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER

Pregnancy Resource center local partnery

An unexpected pregnancy often leaves a woman feeling like she has no choice… as if all the doors are closed except for one.  The caring, trained staff of the PRC is aware of the fears that come with an unexpected pregnancy. Since we’ve opened our doors in April 2008, 92 babies have been saved from abortion, 149 people have received Christ as their Savior!   We’ve served over 1,100 women and families with free services including pregnancy tests, counseling, parenting classes, maternity and baby clothes and supplies, social services referrals, abstinence education, and post-abortion Bible studies for those who’ve experienced the trauma of a past abortion.READ MORE >>

 

 

SAFE AFRICA

Safe Africa global partnersSub-Saharan Africa Family Enrichment (SAFE) is a ministry in Malawi, Africa that nurtures the needs of people from babies to grandparents.  Serving Malawi for over twenty years, Dick and Charlotte Day developed this ministry and have continued to seek ways to shine Jesus’ light to the impoverished people there. Their ministries include SAFE-Africa, the parent organization; Gogo Grandmothers, grandparent sponsorship that supports families and developing preschools; and Sukulu, the teacher sponsorship program. All of these programs work together to provide Malawians consistent support throughout their lives.  READ MORE >>

 

 

SAFE FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN

Safe Families for Children is an innovative collaboration between area churches, volunteers, and child care professionals designed to support at-risk children and parents in need. Safe Families for Children is an opportunity for volunteers to have a powerful impact in the lives of others while practicing biblical hospitality and extending the love of Christ to people in need — all from their own home! Several Shoreline families have been approved as “host families”, while others come alongside the host family or parent in crisis to offer support. READ MORE >>

 

 


SAN CLEMENTE YOUNG LIFE

YoungLife Logo 1Everyone is looking for significance and meaning in life.  Everyone.  Kids look all over the place for fulfillment, acceptance, joy, pleasure, etc.  A lot of times they look in the wrong places.  In fact, it would be fair to say that most of the time kids look in the wrong places.  The media does a great job of pointing kids to places where they are supposed to find life…but ultimately they never do.  YoungLife exists to point kids to the life they were intended to live…to point kids to Jesus where true life is ultimately found.  We believe that Jesus, as the author of life, holds the answers to the deepest questions of life. READ MORE >>

 

 

 

SU REFUGIO MINISTRIES // DUSTY DAVIS

Su Refugio Ministries exists to “care for orphans and widows in their distress” according to God’s promises in scripture. For the last 10 years SRM has assisted in planting, supporting, guiding and funding centers of REFUGE around the globe. God has currently opened doors in South America where SRM runs a Christian School in Argentina, a home for abused girls in Paraguay, as well as various training and support centers for women. SRM partners with the local church, or seeks to plant them where they do not yet exist. Above all, the women and children who enter these places of refuge learn that Jesus Christ is the ultimate refuge – they are taught of His perfect love for them, and the plan He has for their lives. 

Dusty & Nicole have been married for 15 years and have 4 awesome kiddos. They met while in school at Point Loma Nazarene University as Dusty was gaining his degree in Psychology, which has greatly prepared him for his current role at SRM. Dusty graduated and went into the business world for 14 years when he began to feel God’s tug on his heart. 

After spending time in both local and global missions, God made his path clear to Dusty and Nicole. After much prayer, Godly counsel, and an amazing week spent in South America at one of SRM’s locations Dusty accepted the role of Director of Development. Dusty’s responsibilities include leading short-term mission trips to SRM’s locations, connecting with churches and non-profits with similar hearts for protecting and serving women and children around the globe, as well as overall development and fund raising.

 

WALKING ON WATER // BRYAN JENNINGS

Jennings FamWalking On Water is a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with this generation’s global surfing community. Professional surfer Bryan Jennings started Walking on Water in 1995 with the vision of using his surfing abilities to share his faith with young people. His idea was to hold an overnight surf camp for students where he would not only teach students how to surf, but focus on sharing his Christian faith. What started as a small camp of ten students has now grown into a worldwide ministry that reaches thousands of people through films, outreach events, surf camps, and international mission trips!  READ MORE >>

 

 

WALKING ON WATER // PAUL GATES

Paul GatesPastor Paul Gates comes straight from the jungles of Papua New Guinea.  Being born and raised on the mission field, with Wycliffe missionary parents, equipped Paul to handle even the most life threatening situations.  At the age of 14, Paul led his best friend to Christ and since has had a deep passion to see everyone have an opportunity to hear about and be introduced to Jesus.  Biola University prepared Paul for ministry as he obtained his degree in Non-profit Marketing and Bible.  After Biola, Paul has spent his entire ministry career in Pastoral Ministry and Non-profit Para-church ministries in the Southern California area.   Paul has taught in schools, chapels, youth camps, churches, conferences, and performed weddings in 27 different countries around the world.   Paul’s passions in life are seeing people come to Christ for the first time, empowering young leaders to great kingdom impact, and being a part of grace filled, family communities, that are an example of Christlikeness.  Paul’s only claim to fame is that he was once mistaken for Kelly Slater, but unfortunately the mistake was at the hands of a 3 year old little girl.  Just ask him about the story….

WALKING ON WATER // MISSIONARY COUPLE

Walking on WaterFor the past decade, we have had the privilege of leading short-term international mission trips with Walking On Water and have seen firsthand how God has used surfing as an effective vehicle to reach the unreached. Surfing provides opportunities to share the love of Jesus in a unique and relevant way because it helps bridge the gap between cultural barriers such as religion, language, and social status.