Hello everyone! We are fast approaching our Missions Conference here at C.C. Philly. The dates are Friday night, May 21st starting at 6:30 P.M., and all day Saturday May 22nd starting at 9:00 A.M. The conference is FREE and all are welcome to attend. We have invited all of the Calvary Chapel fellowships in the surrounding States, but are also welcoming any missions minded believers to come and attend from any church in the area. The only thing we are asking is that you first register so we can get an idea of how many people to expect. You can do that by filling this FORM out online (it only works if you are using internet explorer). If you don’t have a computer, or your only using safari on your mac, just call our church office and register with one of the secretaries. The number for C.C. Philadelphia is 215-969-1520. For more information, and to read more about our speakers, you can download the brochure by clicking HERE.
Speaking of our speakers, I just wanted to write a little about some of them, and where they are coming from. Dr. John Dekker and his wife Helen were working in Irian Jaya since the 60’s with the remote Dani people who had no written language and no knowledge of Jesus Christ. The Lord used the Dekkers in incredible ways to not only translate the Bible into their language, but to also start many various churches throughout the valley they lived in. Today there are 79 churches among them totaling some 13,000 baptized believers. These Dani have such a heart for missions themselves, they have now sent out over 65 couples from amongst themselves to other people groups in the surrounding area that need to hear about Jesus!
Pastor Serge Poteau is the pastor at C.C. Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He will be sharing with us on what the Lord has been doing there in Haiti since the devastating earthquake hit in January. He is a Haitian national and will have information that we have not and will not get on our national news stations. I’m really looking forward to hearing him and all that the Lord is doing there in PAP.
Some of our other speakers will include David Guzik who is the director of the Calvary Chapel Bible College in Siegen, Germany, and has also written many commetaries that are available for free on Blue Letter Bible. Phil Metzger will aslo be sharing with us. He is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Budapest, Hungary which I believe is the largest Calvary outside the United States, and has been on the field for over 12 years. He also oversees the Bible College in Vajta, Hungary, and the Calvary Church plants throughout Eastern Europe. He will be sharing about the great things that the Lord is doing in Eastern Europe, as well as the great needs that still exist in that area.
We will also be hearing from Bill Gallatin, Jeff Jackson (former missionary to the Philippines, and founder of Shepherd’s Staff Mission Facilitators), Chuck Walton (Wycliffe Bible translator among the Sama people in the Philippines for over 30 years), and some others!
So, as you can read, we have a strong line up of speakers that will not only tell us what the Lord is doing around the world, but will also challenge us on what our part should be in the midst of it all. Pray for the conference, that the Lord would do a mighty work over those two days, and that many would sense the Lord calling them out to this great harvest! Invite your friends, sign up online (or by calling the church office), and continue to pray that the Lord would use this time for His glory.