1/28/2018 – Mission Fair

Weekly Bulletin

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Agape Flights is a non-profit Christian aviation ministry, ECFA accredited, based in Venice, FL. Agape Flights transports continuous and critical supplies to support over 370 missionaries, their families, and their unique missions. Since 1980, Agape is committed to serve the good news of Jesus Christ through the missionaries it serves in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas. Steve Koch is on the Board of Directors & Pilot for Agape Flights.Agapeflights.com
Hoops on Mission is excited about embarking on a new journey of building relationships with the youth to educate, encourage, and empower them to dream bigger through basketball. We have been expanding our efforts to mentor youth throughout local schools in Lee County and inspire them.     Hoopsonmission.org
Established in 1947, the Lake Aurora campus has grown from 20 acres to 80. Designed originally as a youth summer camp, today they operate year round, serving guests from children to senior adults, including those with special needs. Their summer camp program offers 29 programs during 9 weeks for campers ranging from 1st-12th grade. The non summer months provide monthly programmed retreats for adults and families while also offering its facilities for groups to create their own programs as Lake Aurora provides background support. They offer opportunities for learning, reflection, and relationship building in an environment that reflects God’s beauty and creativity in a natural setting while always striving to make the entire campus accessible to participants regardless of abilities.Lakeaurora.org
Lifeline Family Center, Inc. opened its doors to its first resident on February 15, 1996, and is a two-year residential and educational Christian program for at-risk pregnant young women in crisis pregnancies. We provide these young moms the opportunity to become part of the Lifeline Family – a family that will stand beside them while they are pregnant, coach them through the births of their babies, and encourage their learning up to the children’s second birthdays.
LWM has been taking the Gospel to the people in Northwest Haiti for over 30 years through building churches and schools and meeting the most immediate needs of the people. This past season, Hurricane Matthew and a subsequent flash flood destroyed the homes in Petite Paradise leaving 25 families homeless and claiming the lives of 6 people, 4 of which were children. Today there are 2 teams in Haiti building roofs, finishing 10 new homes, and completing a new school that will provide temporary housing,  as families wait for their new home to be built. We praise God for his provision that makes all of this possible.  livingwaterhaiti.org
Midwest Food Bank, a faith-based, non-denominational nonprofit organization, was
started in 2003 when the Kieser family began providing food out of a barn on their family farm.  Midwest Food Bank serves over 900 organizations across the Midwest, South, and East Africa.  We currently serve nearly 60 SWFL non-profit organizations. Paul Csotty is the Director of Community Relations for Midwest Food Bank.   Midwestfoodbank.org
At Samaritan, the working uninsured and under insured and their families receive affordable, professional care of the body, mind, and spirit in a Christ-centered environment. Dr. Susan K. Hook, DNP, ARNP, BC is the Founder and Executive Director
The Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic is the only one of it’s kind in Florida.  This 100% volunteer driven ministry seeks to help those with acute and chronic pain without the use of drugs.  We provide high
quality holistic care including prayer, physical and massage therapy, chiropractic care, and other services.  Our clients must have income at or less than 200% of the federal poverty level and we do not accept insurance or government payments. christianmedicalministries.org
Verity is a medical clinic and pregnancy help center serving those facing an unplanned pregnancy with pregnancy testing, ultrasound, options counseling and classes in childbirth and parenting. We minister to those with a past abortion decision with counseling and Bible study that leads to hope and healing. We offer testing for sexually transmitted disease. All these services provide many opportunities to share the gospel with those who need to hear that Jesus saves and loves them.    Veritypmc.com

New Mission Systems International

NMSI exists to engage, prepare and support people to proclaim Christ and make disciples globally. NMSI missionaries serve in 23 countries fulfilling their individual calling to cross-cultural ministry. FCC has partnered with NMSI for many years, sending families from our church as missionaries all over the world.
Susan Caple is the Chief Financial Officer and member of the Senior Leadership Team with NMSI.
Bob Cox’s first experience with missions was a short-term construction trip in 1996.  This first experience led to numerous short-term trips until 2002, when he sold his business so he could devote all his time to mission endeavors. He joined NMSI from 2008-2012.  Bob returned to NMSI in May of 2017 as Vice President of Campus Operations.
Christian Campus Fellowship, or CCF, is a community of college students from a variety of backgrounds that desires to further the reach of the Gospel at Florida State University. Our mission statement is “Devoted to Christ, Devoted to Campus” which means that we seek to live our lives with the same heart and passion as Jesus Christ would if He were a student at FSU. Kane Miller graduated from Florida Christian College in 2009 with a degree in Bible and Humanities. Kane loves sports. and loves all things Noles related. He and his wife Liz have a son named Elijah and a daughter named Annabelle. fsuccf.com
Kerry has been the lead campus minister with Impact Christian Campus Fellowship at Florida Gulf Coast University since 2009. His role is to model for and teach students, interns and staff what it is to passionately pursue intimacy with Christ, through using weekly Dinner and Devotion meetings, one-on-one
spiritual mentoring, service projects, leadership development, retreats and mission trips.  www.impactcampusministries.com
Campus Christian Fellowship at Truman University strives to help college students love God with all of their hearts, souls, minds, and strength.  Brian is CCF’s Administrator, but building relationships and community are what drives his work in
finances and facilities.  Amanda works as CCF’s bookkeeper and the ministry has become a place of service for the entire
Truschinger crew!  Brian and Amanda both came to Christ through CCF’s ministries during their own college years, leading them to make FCC their first church home.  For more
information ccftruman.org.
Tim and Lorna serve in the Maasai community of Narok district. Tim coordinates church leadership training, health & education development, food and water security,
ministry to orphans and vulnerable children and
income-generating projects. Tim continues to serve as the director of AfricaHope, and hopes to expand that ministry and philosophy to other parts of Africa.
Jim serves on NMSI senior leadership team as Chief
International Operations Officer, overseeing all
international ministry happening through 221 NMSI
missionaries in 30 nations around the world, engaging 405 different people groups with the Gospel. Jim also serves as Asia Regional Director, personally coaching, mentoring and encouraging 37 NMSI missionaries that serve in Asia with NMSI.
Please visit nmsi.org for more information.
Joey and Cathy Potter have served in ministry together for more than 40 years.  They have served four churches, including here at FCC, as Student Pastors. They have served with Fellowship of Christian Athletes as Director of Missions for the last 10 years. Joey’s role is building relationships and disciple/mentor High School, College and Professional athletes and encourage them to use their spiritual gifts and God given abilities to spread the gospel through short term Mission Trips to places like Haiti, Mexico, Africa and others.
Gabe & Melissa Hillman serve with the ministry team of Josiah Venture, a youth ministry in Central and Eastern Europe. Currently their main ministries include equipping local churches create model ministries that are producing new fruit and training youth leaders for multiplicative ministries. This Spring they are expanding the Sports ministry EDGE with 8 new churches and preparing for a summer with double the amount of camps from last year. They have 4 children: Isabelle, Noah and Samuel and Elijah. josiahventure.com
The Whitneys currently serve with Mission Training International (MTI), training around 300 missionaries every year for cross-cultural service. They are currently preparing to return to China to help provide training and support for Chinese missionaries who are going out to the rest of Asia and the Middle East.  J.D. & Jenny have 4 children:  Corbin, Josiah, Elijah & Acacia.
Ends of the Earth Cycling hosts multi-day cycling tours throughout the United States to promote and resource global youth ministries.  We do this, not just with hard-core cyclists, but ordinary people just like YOU!  Ends Cycling invites to join us in investing in global youth ministries through prayer, awareness, fundraising and a whole lot of FUN! 
Matt serves as the Communications & Projects Manager for Ends of the Earth Cycling and helps put on multi-day bicycling tours throughout the U.S. God has worked through Ends
Cycling to leverage resources for things like clean water, alleviation of hunger, prevention of human trafficking, global youth ministry training, and lives transformed for His glory.  ​​To date, the Lord has provided nearly half-a-million dollars to promote and resource global youth ministry in over 17 countries! To God Be the Glory!
Glen Gibson assumed the role of Executive Director of Open Door Libraries in October, 2017.  Open Door Libraries seeks to make disciples in difficult to reach places by establishing “third spaces” libraries in strategic cities where believers and non-believers can establish relationships through which the gospel can be shared and lived out.
Mike and Karen Osborn are former members of FCC,  and served as an Elder here while with New Mission Systems, Intl. They joined Wycliffe Bible Translators in 2010 and have served in leadership positions at the JAARS mission center in Waxhaw NC and also with Wycliffe US in Orlando. They’ve served overseas in Scripture Engagement in the Torres Straight Islands of Far North Queensland Australia. Mike currently serves as Associate Director of Partnership Development for Wycliffe US – helping lead a team that mobilizes new missionaries to be Spiritually Healthy, Faith Driven, and Fully Funded.
Stadia began with a vision of a city – a heavenly city 12,000 stadia long and filled with people from every nation praising God (Revelation 21:16). We exist to make this vision a reality by bringing people and churches together to plant healthy churches that transform the lives of children, now and for eternity. Stadia began in 2003, when leaders of the Northern California Evangelistic Assoc. (NCEA) met with leaders of the Church Development Fund (CDF) to create a nationwide church planting organization called Stadia. Since then, Stadia and our partners have planted through 2017 nearly 300 U.S. churches and 200 global churches and has mobilized sponsorship of over 30,000 children in impoverished communities.