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

THE BIBLICAL BASIS FOR MISSIONS

The foundational conviction of our missions emphasis is, perhaps, an unexpected one. Certainly, our hope is that people would find salvation through the gospel, that needy people would be put into a right relationship with God for all eternity. But that is actually not our primary purpose. Instead, the ultimate purpose of our efforts is that by expanding His kingdom to the ends of the earth, Christ would be glorified. As one pastor put it:

 All of history is moving toward one great goal, the white-hot worship of God and his Son among all the peoples of the earth. Missions is not that goal. It is the means. And for that reason it is the second greatest human activity in the world.

One of the things God uses to make this truth take hold of a person and a church is the stunning realization that it is also true for God himself. Missions is not God’s ultimate goal, worship is. And when this sinks into a person’s heart everything changes. The world is often turned on its head. And everything looks different—including the missionary enterprise.

The ultimate foundation for our passion to see God glorified is his own passion to be glorified. God is central and supreme in his own affections. There are not rivals for the supremacy of God’s glory in his won heart. God is not an idolater. He does not disobey the first and great commandment. With all his heart and soul and strength and mind he delights in the glory of his manifold perfections. The most passionate heart for God in all the universe is God’s heart.

This truth, more than any other I know, seals the conviction that worship is the fuel and goal of missions. The deepest reason why our passion for God should fuel missions is that God’s passion for God fuels missions. Missions is the overflow of our delight in God because missions is the overflow of God’s delight in being God. And the deepest reason why worship is the goal in missions is that worship is God’s goal. We are confirmed in this goal by the Biblical record of God’s relentless pursuit of praise among the nations. “Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!” (Psalm 117:1). If it is God’s goal it must be our goal.  (John Piper, Let The Nations Be Glad)

Because the goal of our missions’ effort is God’s glory, we must conclude that our ministry is not for our honor but for Christ’s. This may seem self-evident, but the subtle effects of the very sin conquered through missions can destroy our missions’ ministry. We must take care that we do nothing simply for the sake of our own reputation, or to expand the ministry solely to have a larger program. Everything we do must be motivated by a desire to bring glory to Christ.  (From the Mission to the World website)

 

Weekly Missions Message

Mission Message

Hurricane Michael Relief

In addition to our Lord’s commission to the Church (Matthew 24:14, 28:19; Mark 13:10; Luke 24:47) to go and make disciples of all nations, we are also instructed to be instruments of mercy and compassion.  God has commanded us to love our neighbor.  Therefore, we should respond with generosity to human need (Matthew 25:34-40).

Our neighbors in southwest Alabama and northwest Florida continue to suffer in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.  Covenant plans to provide some relief by building Sheds of Hope to deliver as directed by PCA churches in that area.  Your financial giving, above your tithe, can be used to purchase materials for additional Sheds of Hope and other items need to relieve those who have suffered great loss and now might be homeless because of the storm.

Please pray and consider giving to meet these needs.  To give, please make checks to Covenant Presbyterian Church, with “Missions Fund, Michael” on the “for” line.