Twice each year, Calvary gives special emphasis to the global vision and outreach that our church has had since its inception. This year, our Spring Missions Celebration theme meditates on our calling to always be "Sending Hope to the World." During our missions celebration, missionaries from all over the world join us and are featured guests at several activities throughout the week.

Through missions, we are seeing God change lives and give new hope to the lost and forgotten.


Missionaries

Jamie and Tasha KempPastor Jamie Kemp – Guest Speaker
Jamie and his wife, Tasha, are truly sons and daughters of Calvary Church. They both grew up in this area and attended Calvary Church with their families. After graduating from seminary, they returned to Calvary to serve as the junior high pastor for almost eight years. In 2008, they were sent to Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world. Since then, they have successfully pioneered a campus ministry that strategically focuses on Muslim university students. By reaching the campus, they are impacting the future leaders of Indonesia. They are working toward seeing Indonesia become the first Muslim majority country come to Jesus. Jamie also travels throughout the country and Asia to help local churches establish healthy and effective youth ministries. The couple live in Yogyakarta with their two children, Phoebe and Benaiah.

Josh and April AmiotJosh and April Amiot – Costa Rica
Josh and April Amiot, along with their three kids, serve in Costa Rica where they focus on reaching and discipling university students. They currently oversee ministries on seven university campuses. They are also responsible for planting university ministries all over the Central American countries and the Caribbean.

Karen CarrKaren Carr – Haiti
Karen works around the globe with Convoy of Hope to help the less fortunate and those hit by tragedy. She is living life “at the ready,” prepared for the next adventure God has in store for her. Her life prayer is that she remains faithful and obedient to her calling to minister to those who are hurting all over the world and to make the most of every opportunity.

Pastor Pochy GarciaPastor Pochy Garcia – Puerto Rico
Pastor Pochy is a former Atheist who, by God’s grace, is now a pastor, Evangelist and recorded Psalmist. With 25 years of ministry experience, he now serves at Iglesia Cristiana Casa de Amor (Christian Church House of Love) in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. He is also the General Director of the International Evangelical Association. His calling is to reach the children of underprivileged communities and to show them a better future through Christ.

Paul and Marie GasigiPaul and Marie Gasigi – Africa
Paul is the senior pastor of the Assemblies of God Butare Parish and the Executive Secretary of the Assemblies of God of the Southern Province in Africa. He and his wife, Dr. Mukazayire Marie Jeanne, teach, train and disciple leaders of university groups. Their goal is to educate children spiritually and physically. They have planted ten churches to date. The couple has three boys.

Brittany SmallBrittany Small – United States
Brittany Small is an InterVarsity Campus staff member at her alma mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she graduated with a journalism and communications degree. As a leader in InterVarsity, she ministers to students and faculty through small group Bible studies, large group gatherings, leadership training, thoughtful discipleship and life-changing mission trips.

Steve and Deanne TurleySteve and Deanne Turley – Croatia
Steve and Deanne Turley have served in Brussels, Belgium since January 1991. They currently serve with Students for Christ where they are opening up avenues for the U.S. college students to participate with missions in Europe. The couple also provides training, resources and encouragement Missionary Associates throughout Europe. Steve and Deanne have three adult children.

 


Pledge

Missions pledges (formerly called Faith Promises) are used at Calvary Church to support missions. These are one-year commitments—from April 2018 through March 2019. 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:

  • Monthly support for more than 200 missionaries and missions organizations
  • Missions projects such as church buildings, equipment, vehicles, Bible schools, student tuition and disaster relief

If you would like to commit to a Missions Pledge this year, please use the link below.

Make a Missions Pledge  Give Toward a Missions Pledge

 


Trips

WE TRAVEL TO TOUCH THE WORLD

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 opportunities, and discover how God can use you to love others.

Haiti: June 9-16 (This trip is closed.) — Pastor Jason McElwee and Wendy Waltmire

  • Light construction, VBS in local churches and teaching in the church-affiliated schools

Kigali and Huye, Rwanda: July 12-23 — Wanda Burgund

  • Conduct outreach events, leadership training and eye clinics at several venues across Rwanda

Glasgow, Scotland: August 2-12

  • Outreach and evangelism as well as light construction and renovation

Marshall, Illinois: August 6-12 — Pastor Ron and Krisan Markese

  • Outreach as well as remodeling and updating their church building New Rivers Church

Kocise, Slovakia: October 8-18 — Wanda Burgund

  • Construction and outreach services for the local church and the Roma (gypsy) communities

Guatemala City, Guatemala: October 19-27

  • Light renovation and construction, children and youth outreach in schools and public venues, and outreach to families living on or near the garbage dump

For more information about participating in a missions trip, visit our missions page or email Pastor Wanda Burgund.

Projects

Support a 2018 Calvary Missions Trip:

Haiti: June 9-16 — Pastor Jason McElwee and Wendy Waltmire

  • Working with Convoy of Hope

Kewanee, IL: June 19-25  – Pastor Ron Markese

  • Ministry with Rural Compassion

Kigali and Huye, Rwanda: July 12-23 — Wanda Burgund & Pastor Tim Loar 

  • Conduct outreach events, leadership training and eye clinics at several venues across Rwanda

Glasgow, Scotland: August 2-12 —Pastor Cody Winkler & Pastor Wanda Burgund

  • Outreach and evangelism as well as light construction and renovation

Marshall, Illinois: August 6-12 — Pastor Ron and Krisan Markese

  • Outreach as well as remodeling and updating their church building New Rivers Church

Kocise, Slovakia: October 8-18 — Wanda Burgund

  • Construction and outreach services for the local church and the Roma (gypsy) communities

Guatemala City, Guatemala: October 18-27 — Pastor Robbie Gonzalez & Shellie Wooten

  • Light renovation and construction, children and youth outreach in schools and public venues, and outreach to families living on or near the garbage dump

Support A Missions Trip

 

Support a project of a 2018 Convention Team Missionary:

Jamie and Tasha Kemp: Indonesia
  1. Media Center-$5000, Ministry Planting-$4500, Ministry Training Conference-$6000, Orphan Care-$13,000, Orphanage Renovation-$15,000, Pastor Leadership Conference-$5000
  2. Classroom Chairs-$750, Teacher’s Salary-$6000, Leadership Retreat-$1500, Leadership Training-$8000, Church Plants-$15,000
  3. English Center-$20,000 

Pouchy Garcia: Puerto Rico

  1. Cooking range w/2 ovens-$2300, Refrigerator-$2000, Work Table-$394, Meat slicer & Ice machine-$2700, Natural Gas Fryer-$550, 
  2. Gas Griddle-$820, Beverage Disp-$650, Food Warmer-$50, Rice cooker/warmer-$355, Exhaust hood-$1500, Wash station-$620
  3. 1 2016 Passenger Van $50,000.

Steve and Deanne Turley: Croatia

  1. Summer student training- $10.000
  2. Language Study (Growing Participator Approach) $8000 
  3. University ministry startup (University of Zagreb)
    1. Chairs-$2000, Guitar-$1500, Djembe-$450, Projector screen-$800, Portable sound system-$2500, Projector-$1500
    2. Equipment for coffee to go-Coffee Pot-$600, Airpots-$300, Table-$100, Kitchenaid Mixer (For students)-$500

Karen Carr: Haiti

  1. Passport Renewal-$140, Global Entry Renewal-$100, Portable Bluetooth Speaker-$60
  2. Large Suitcase-$170, External battery-$60, Rechargeable electric fan-$55,
  3. Tetanus Booster-$60, Travel adapter-$16, Translating earpiece-$250

Brittany Small: United States-Intervarsity

  1. 50 Boxes colored Pencils-$175, 25 boxes markers-$125, 50 Binders-$200, Sam’s Club Gift Cards and Apple Gift Card-Student Leadership Training,  5 Easels-$150, White Board-$600, Speaker travel case-$430, 
  2. Office chairs-$300

Paul and Marie Gasigi: Africa 

  1. Paving the parking lot-$15,000, Witness Book Project-$2300, Helping the orphans-$2400, PA system/Laptop/Projector-$10,000, Evangelism Project-$24,000, Monthly cost running projects-$2400, Car-$24,000, Prison Ministry-$11,700, radio/TV Broadcasting-$3500, Drug Addiction Ministries-$17,600.

Josh and April Amiot: Costa Rica  

  1. Printed Training Materials-$1000, Kindles for new leaders-$1500
  2. Development of University ministry in Panama and Nicaragua-$2500 each
  3. 2018 Leaders retreat-$4500, Jan ’19 Global University Summit-$10,000
  4. Materials for welcome week 7 campuses-$5000, Scholarships for student leaders-$5000, Fire Bibles for leaders-$2500, Feb ’19 trip to Chile for leaders (Global University Summit)-$5000

Support A Missions Project

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!