Ministries and Missionaries

Local Missionaries and Ministries

The Owen Center

Gary Spooner

theowencenter.com
Covenant supported ministry since 2016

The Owen Center is a counseling ministry working toward a movement in Christ-centered biblical counseling in East Alabama.

Marannook

Keith and Nikki Ray

marannook.org
Covenant supported ministry since 1975

Marannook is a summer training center in the Scriptures for college students with a practical application of that training through working with children/campers.

Women’s Hope Medical Clinic

Daria J. Monroe

www.womenshope.org
Covenant supported Ministry since 1983

The mission of Women’s Hope Medical Clinic is a Christian ministry dedicated to meeting the needs of young women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy. Its secondary objective is to promote the sanctity of human life and the benefits of sexual abstinence before marriage.

Trinity Christian School

www.tcsopelika.org
Supported by Covenant since before 1998

The mission of Trinity Christian School is to help parents cultivate in their children an enduring love of learning, a commitment to serve others, and a dedication to the pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty, forged from historical models of orthodox Christianity.

Reformed Univerity Fellowship

Wes Simmons

www.ruf.org/auburn
Covenant missionaries since 2014

The Mission of RUF is to Reach Students for Christ and Equip them to serve in God’s Kingdom.

Global Missionaries and Ministries

Dorcas House

Serving in Romania
Victor and Mihaela Tarniceriu

Covenant missionaries since 1999

The Tarnicerius minister through three church congregations. Victor and Mihaela also direct Dorcas House, a home for six orphaned girls who have aged out of Romania’s state-run orphanages. These girls receive spiritual nurturing and education designed to prepare them to live independently.

Orphanage Emmanuel

Serving in Honduras
Wade and Lourdes McCollum

www.orphanageemmanuel.com
Covenant Missionaries Since 2006

Children’s Home Emmanuel was founded in 1989 to help the Lord raise His children in Honduras. Facilities include the church, homes for the children, staff, and volunteers, dining halls, a laundry facility, warehouse, bakery, gymnasium, and medical and dental clinics. Emmanuel is now home to over 400 abandoned and abused children of all ages.

RUF International

Matthew and Sherrene DeLong

www.ruf.org/auburninternational
Covenant supported campus ministry since 2014

RUF International is the campus ministry of the PCA that is specifically geared towards international students. Our main goal is to show the love of Christ to international students at Auburn University through biblical hospitality.

Unreached

We support missionary organizations whose main focus is to reach those people groups around the globe that have the fewest followers of Christ.

>> Learn more about unreached people groups

Mission to the World

Serving in Guam
Mike and Eli Sabin

twr.org/global_staff/sabin
Covenant missionaries since 2000

From Guam, shortwave radio station KTWR broadcasts biblical programs to the Asia/Pacific region.  Several “closed” countries lie within its coverage area.  Mike and Eli have been serving on Guam under an agreement between MTW and TWR (Trans World Radio) since February 2002.

Mission to the World

Serving in Osaka, Japan
Frank Harrell

www.mtw.org
Covenant missionary since 2016

Mission to the World is the overseas church planting agency for the Presbyterian Church in America. Our goal is to see individuals, families, and communities transformed by planting churches.

Ripe Harvest

We support a number of missionary organizations who main focus is outreach to groups of people who may have hearts desiring to hear the Gospel.

Sarah Wentworth

Serving in Bundibugyo, Uganda
Serge

www.engagingfaithtoday.wordpress.com
http://www.serge.org/staff/id-51094

Covenant missionary since 2015

Sarah was given a heart for missions through multiple short-term trips (Peru, Kazakhstan, London, Moldova, and Uganda) with her church. As she was led to pursue long-term missions, Serge’s vision and mission fit keenly with her desire to engage in discipleship and mentoring. She also ministers to the physical needs of the people through veterinary medicine.

Mike and Kelly Maney

Serving with CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ)

Covenant missionaries since 2004

Following God’s call to be a part of the solution of caring for missionaries, the Maneys (then with their first 2 daughters, and now with 3) moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2007 to be a part of the MidSouth Regional Team of CRU as they serve staff by training, sending, coaching, and debriefing missionaries to many partnership locations such as The Dominican Republic, Lebanon, Sweden, Senegal, and some closed countries in Central and East Asia.

Tim and Lois Hunter

Serving in USA/Africa
Wycliffe-OneStory

www.Wycliffe.org
(including secure online giving)
www.OneStory.org

Covenant missionaries since 2010

The Hunters have been with Wycliffe since 1985 serving in various technical and administrative roles both overseas and in the USA. They currently serve in the area of oral Bible storytelling as part of Wycliffe’s OneStory initiative. Covenant Pres reaches various parts of the African continent through Tim’s training and consulting in the OneStory project.

Bradley and Sara Cordell

Serving in L’viv, Ukraine
Mission to the World

www.thecordellsonline.com

Covenant Missionaries Since 2011

Sensing God’s call overseas, the Cordells joined the MTW Ukraine church planting team in L’viv in 2012. As the largest and most influential city in Western Ukraine, L’viv holds strategic significance in the western region and in the culture. The goal and vision of the MTW team is to plant a church planting church in L’viv and to reach an entire region with the Gospel. The L’viv church plant is the first reformed evangelical church in this strategic city. Bradley serves as the team’s Executive Administrator and Sara works with the women’s and children’s ministries of the church.

Financial Support

We partner with missionaries and missions-minded organizations who are committed to spreading the Gospel throughout the world. We also support local ministries who are committed to serving others in the Auburn-Opelika area.

Each year Covenant holds a Missions Month where we ask our church family to make individual, personal commitments through a “Faith Promise” donation, specifically for missions and outreach.

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Upcoming Missions Opportunities

For additional information, or if you would like to join one of the teams, contact David Rouse, Markus Kreitzer, or Heike Williams.

Clarkston, Georgia

June 4-8, 2018

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Palmer Home

June 18-22, 2018

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Missions Message

Weekly Missions Message

Missions Message

In our Worship Service last Sunday we were encouraged to become engaged in Christ’s great commission; to go, to support, and to pray for the nations to be evangelized.  There remain hundreds of unreached and unengaged people groups (nations) in the world.  We all can pray.

Please pray daily for unreached peoples.  You can find a list of the remaining unreached people groups online at: https://joshuaproject.net/unreached/1. To receive an email describing an unreached people group daily, such as the one partially copied below, please contact the Joshua Project at: https://joshuaproject.net/pray/unreachedoftheday

 

Weekly Missions Message

Missions Message

The first question of the Westminster Larger Catechism and its answer are, “What is the chief and highest end of man?  Man’s chief and highest end is to glorify God, and to fully enjoy him forever.”

God chose his people for his glory: “he chose us before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.  In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace …” .  Ephesians 1:4-6.  God desires for his people to glorify him.

We glorify god by worshipping him and telling of his glorious grace, but there are the people of many nations that have not heard of God’s glorious grace that Jesus secured for those who respond to his gospel in faith.  To prepare for that “great multitude, that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb” (Revelation 7:9-10) the Church must pray for the nations and send workers to tell them the good news.

Jesus commanded his disciples, who were the Church, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20).  That commission is not yet completed.  Pray for unreached nations and the workers who must go to them with the gospel.

May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to shine upon us, Selah
that your way may be known on earth,
your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you!  (Psalm 67:1-3)