Pacific Hope Missions
As stated in Our Mission, we desire to take the good news of Jesus Christ out into our communities and spheres of influence (school, work, and everyday life) as we proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In addition, we intend to extend beyond our local borders and think globally as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission.
God led our members, Ray & Peggy Warwick, to move to Zambia, Africa in February 2013, where Ray held a faculty position at African Christian University (ACU). Ray has a great deal of experience as an educator and has been involved with Equipping Leaders International for years. You can read more about how the Lord led Ray & Peggy to make the move to Africa by clicking here. As their time in Africa has come to a close, we are continuing our support of them as they return to Equipping Leaders International (ELI). You can click here to read about more about Ray & Peggy and ELI.
In addition to supporting the Warwicks, we have been able to partner with Dr. Stephen Van Horn, Founder and President of International Training and Equipping Ministries (ITEM) Ministries. International Training and Equipping Ministries is contending earnestly for the faith, providing previously untrained pastors with a biblical and theological foundation, and training African trainers who will be able to train others on their own. ITEM currently has ongoing ministry in ten African countries. Dr. Van Horn makes three trips to Africa each year and does training in two to three countries during each trip. Pastor John Leeder has accompanied Dr. Van Horn to Mwanza, Tanzania and Rwanda, to assist in teaching and preaching.
There is no doubt this only scratches the surface of the mission field. We have seen God move in the hearts of many in our church over the years with families relocating to Honduras, Mexico, and Germany to follow the Lord's call to serve and further the Gospel.
While there are numerous organizations, causes, and charities that exist for us to partner with, we are thankful for the opportunities the Lord has provided for Pacific Hope Church to partner with these respective ministries in Africa.