Twice each year, Calvary gives special emphasis to the global vision and outreach that our church has had since its inception. We are excited to celebrate missions during our spring celebration!
During this time, missionaries from all over the world joined us, and they were featured guests at several activities throughout the week. These missionaries travel locally and abroad to help with disaster relief, plant orphanages and churches, raise up local leaders and provide basic needs for the hungry and homeless. Through missions, we are seeing God change lives and give new hope to the lost and forgotten.
Jeff Hartensveld – Guest Speaker
Jeff is the director of the Assemblies of God World Missions (AGWM) Mobilization Department. Under Jeff’s leadership, the mobilization department helps to develop strong relationships between missionaries, district leaders and churches. Jeff’s passion for reaching the lost remains paramount in his duties as director. His vision is to launch workers into the harvest as quickly as possible so that all people will hear the good news. Jeff and his wife, Liz, have been missionaries together since 1989. They have three children: Leah, Kelly and Rebekah.
Dave & Debbie Amsler – Guatemala
Dave and Debbie serve children and youth as founders and directors of One Way Guatemala and co-directors of Planet Kids, a church for children of missionaries to Guatemala. They previously served full-time in youth ministries in Illinois and Kentucky, including 16 years as district youth directors.
Richard & Wanda Ferguson – Peru
Rich and Wanda serve as the National Children and Youth Ministries Directors for the Assemblies of God Peru, and they oversee and direct Master’s Commission Peru. They will serve as the National Directors for Global University in Peru, and they were recently named the Global University South America Regional Coordinators. They will also teach in the Assemblies of God Seminary in Lima and have been asked to continue teaching in the Latin American Advanced School of Theology (LAAST) in Peru and in other countries, as well.
Jeff & Wendy Garrett – Tanzania
Jeff and Wendy are planting churches among the Gujarati and Punjabi Indians and are equipping church planters with a higher education. They work in close partnership with the Tanzania Assemblies of God in everything related to its strategic plan. The couple married in 1997, were approved as fully-appointed AGWM missionaries to Tanzania in 2001, and have six children: Michaela, Schuyler, Zachary, Christiana, Enoch and Chara.
Justin & Liz Hansen – Thailand
Justin and Liz served in pastoral ministry before going overseas. They just completed their first term in language training and will return to Thailand to be involved in leadership training and church planting among unreached people groups. The couple graduated from CBC and have three children: Allie, Asher and Liam.
Steve & Jennifer – North Africa
Steve and Jennifer have served in Africa since 2003 and currently pastor an international church in North Africa. Their church is a visible witness in a country of 34 million people, 99% of whom are Muslim. They serve as member care to the Live Dead team and national director/interim regional director of Global University AGMENA.
Charles & Kehinde Moodie – Chicago, IL
Charles and Kehinde are missionaries to the south side of Chicago. They previously served as full-time missionary associates under Chris and Monica DeLaurentis. This past June, the DeLaurentises evated Charles and Kehinde to the lead pastors. The couple’s church, Chicago City Life Center, is dedicated to reaching the broken and restoring hope in Jesus’ name.
Francis Murenzi – Rwanda
Francis is the director of Come and See Rwanda, the sister organization of Come and See Africa International. He oversees all businesses of the Lighthouse Ministry Center and the ministries of CASR in southern Rwanda. These ministries include the university campus, churches and compassion ministries. Francis has a BA in Law and Christian Religious Education.
Mark & Victoria Turney – Togo
Mark and Victoria have been based in Togo since 2012, working with the Acts in Africa Initiative and the Decade of Pentecost emphasis across Africa. They have served in Africa since 1992 through Bible school training, church planting and evangelism. In their next term, they will be working full-time with the West Africa Advanced School of Theology (WAAST) in Lomé, Togo.
Luke & Tanya McKinley – Lithuania
Luke & Tanya’s big dream is to see a church planting movement happen in the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. They are so thankful for the time they have spent in Estonia. However, after much prayer and talking with leadership, they will be making a move! After their year of itineration, Luke, Tanya and their 3 children will move to Vilnius, Lithuania to plant a life-giving church!
Missions pledges (formerly called Faith Promises) are used at Calvary Church to support missions. These are one-year commitments—from April 2017 through March 2018. A missions pledge is what a person agrees, after prayer, to give to missions as God enables—over and above a tithe.
Missions Pledge funds are used for:
If you would like to commit to a Missions Pledge this year, please use the link below.
Calvary Church believes in the importance and power of missions. We take teams to other places of the world (and our own country) to tell people about God’s love, to lend a helping hand to areas in need and to encourage the missionaries, pastors and congregations who have been called there by God.
Join one (or many!) of our missions trip opportunites, and discover how God can use you to love others.
Nicaragua: (NXT Sr Hight) March 25-April 3 – Pastor Eric Dunker
Lugoj, Romania: April 24-May 4 – Pastor Rich Wooten & Wanda Burgund
Glasgow, Scotland: June 11-20 – Wanda Burgund & Robbie Gonzalez
Kewanee, IL: June 19-25 – Pastor Ron Markese
Haiti: June 24-30 – Pastor Jason McElwee & Wendy Waltmire
Lithuania: October 2-11 – Pastor Tim Loar & Wanda Burgund
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: November 2-12 – Pastor Michael Grove
Dominican Republic: December 5-12 – Pastor Alberto Lopez
Dave & Debbie Amsler: Guatemala
Richard Ferguson: Peru
Jeff & Wendy Garrett: Tanzania
Justin & Liz Hansen: Thailand
Charles & Kehinde Moodie: Chicago, IL
Francis Murenzi: Rwanda
Mark & Victoria Turney: Togo
Luke & Tanya McKinley: Lithuania
Join us in supporting the ongoing projects of over 200 Missionaries Calvary Church supports on a monthly basis by making a one year Missions Pledge!