Missions

Christ Community Bible Church currently supports several active missionary families in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and the United States as well as 3 retired missionary families. A significant portion of the annual budget is devoted to this work. We also support 2 active and 2 retired associate missionary families who receive prayer support. In addition to supporting full-time missionaries the church leadership and the missions committee encourage short-term missions and work projects in which the members of the congregation can become involved.

Missionaries

For more information on each missionary family listed please click on the link to their sending mission agency.

George & Kim Aguirre have been serving in Italy under the mission organization TEAM since 1989. Their ministry involves church planting and growing a spiritually strong and healthy church body through preaching, Bible Study, fellowship dinners and community outreach. They planted a church in 1995 in the city of Umbertide, Italy and continue to serve there. TEAM is seeking others to partner with them in this work.

team.org

Steve & Debbie Buckner are working with Servant Partners and serving at the LAMB Institute in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Steve serves to meet special needs around the Institute and Debbie teaches classes. They both seek to be Christian ‘grandparents’ to the children as they serve in LAMB ministries.

Joe & Laurie Darrow live and serve in Kensington, Philadelphia under the mission organization In Faith. Their ministry, ongoing since the 1980’s, involves reaching the inner city community with the Gospel. They serve at Cornerstone Community Church: preaching, Bible Study, Kids Clubs, block parties, House of Adonai, and teaching life skills (Thrift Shop). They are now outreaching in South Philly.

infaith.org | cccphilly.com

Lary & Lulu F. were in Indonesia under Pioneers until 2007, then returned to the US where they continue to serve with Pioneers in Lancaster, PA. The Filberts are active in recruiting and training new missionaries for the field. They also reach out to the local Muslim community through establishing house churches, Bible Studies and teaching. Their ministry includes assisting newly arrived internationals/immigrants with getting established and acclimated to the U.S. and their ministry often includes traveling.

Another missionary family serves in India under Christar. He was born and raised in India by missionary parents. They live in the southern part of India where the Christar International office is located. They oversee and are responsible for the safety and counsel of workers throughout Central Asia. They also run and help with conferences and Bible studies.

Jon & Cindi Hampshire serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators. They served in Africa for 17 years, then returned to the US in 2009 for Jon to assume the role as Director of the Field Programs Dept. in Wycliffe’s Florida headquarters. In 2013 Jon rejoined the work in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as the Communications Coordinator for SIL-Eastern Congo Group. He travels to Africa several times a year. Cindi serves in the Prayer Ministries Department of Wycliffe. They also speak at local outreaches, groups, and conferences.

wycliffe.org

Ted & Kim Rabenold, members of CCBC, have served in Africa under Grace Ministries International since 1990. From 1991 to 2001 they built the Tanzania Grace Bible Institute and did evangelism and church planting in that area. From 2001 to 2012 they established a mission station in the Rukwa Valley. Ted and Kim completed their term as dorm parents, teachers and community development trainers at Rift Valley Academy Kijabe, Kenya in the 2014. Ted and Kim are currently living in the Rukwa valley.

reachingtherukwa.org

Short Term Missions Trips

In addition to sending out missionaries, the church leadership and the missions committee encourage short-term missions and work projects in which the members of the congregation can become involved. Destinations for recent short term trips have included Italy (’17), Honduras (’14), Philadelphia (anually), Honduras (’11), Belize (’10), Tanzania (’06), Lesotho (’06 &‘05), Mongolia (’05), Belize (’05), Colombia (’05), Thailand (’05), Tanzania (’04), Ghana (’03), Mexico (’02) and the Philippines (’02).