We’ve had the privilege of sharing in the ministries of numerous missionaries over the years. We are thankful that so many have obeyed God’s calling and gone into the mission field, whether it be here in the USA or somewhere else in the world. MVCC financially and prayerfully supports many missionaries right now. If you would like to give to one of them individually, please use the “GIVE NOW” option under their info below.
Claire Amico – is a Principle of a school with the ministry of Resourcing Christian Education (RCE). RCE serves international Christian schools and education ministries in their mission of providing exceptional educational opportunities with a biblical foundation and Christian worldview. Claire serves as the principle at The Amazima Staff Children’s School in Uganda. The Amazima School is a classical Christ-centered secondary school that exists to equip students with the tools of learning to live fully for the glory of God. They emphasize academic excellence, servant leadership, and nurturing relationships.
To contact Claire, email her at email@example.com.
If you would like to give in support of Claire Amico, click on the button below. Gifts are tax deductible.
Team Zitzmann — Chris & Bethany (along with their children) are full-time missionaries with Christ In Action. Chris, (formerly Director of Information Technology) serves with CIA as the Director of Operations, some of his responsibilities have included: website maintenance, photography/videographer, and providing behind-the-scenes technical assistance to others of the CIA staff.
Bethany has been full time with CIA since 2001. Her responsibilities include: administration, bookkeeping, facilitation and oversight of equipment set-up and maintenance, site coordination and onsite mobilization of volunteers on deployment. She is also a commissioned chaplain.
For more info, visit their webpage at www.chriszitzmann.com.
To contact Chris, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To contact Bethany, email her at email@example.com.
If you would like to give in support of Team Zitzmann, click on the button below. Gifts are tax deductible.
Team Bantly – Dan and Stephanie joined Christ in Action (CIA) in September of 2019 when they relocated from the Charleston, South Carolina area. Dan is originally from western Pennsylvania and Stephanie is from central New Jersey where they met in 1984.
The Bantly’s had a landscaping business in South Carolina for the 9 years prior to joining CIA. Before that, Dan worked in various management positions for Costco Wholesale for 17 years. Stephanie’s past experience was primarily in administration. Dan’s skills with warehouse management, inventory, and receiving allow him to assist CIA with setting up and running daily operations in their new warehouse facility. Stephanie’s core responsibilities within the ministry center around administration and finance.
They had been praying for some time for ways to serve where God was already at work. This had been even more prominent in their hearts while contemplating the “empty nest” phase of their life they knew they were entering in 2019. Meeting the staff and serving with Christ in Action during disaster relief efforts in Conway, SC following hurricane Florence in 2018 was just the answer to prayer they were waiting for. There, they witnessed a group of people selflessly serving and loving others and providing hope in the midst of a disaster. Being the hands and feet of Christ is their passion and they are living this out through their mission work with Christ in Action.
Please support the Bantly’s as they serve with Christ in Action, bringing HOPE to America’s families.
Ivan and Rachel Peñafiel – “Our vision is to make the gospel of Jesus known in Ecuador; to see kids transformed by the simplicity of the good news; by meeting kids where they are at, loving them and pouring into them with God’s unconditional love; to raise up and empower national and local leaders; to raise local support and involvement to take ownership of the ministry in their respective cities.
Ivan’s role is National Director for Young Life Ecuador. Ivan spends much of his time meeting with people in the community (government leaders, church members, business owners, etc) to share the vision of Young Life and increase community involvement and awareness. Ivan also travels throughout Ecuador to oversee, encourage, and train leaders who have the vision to reach teenagers in their city or town.
Rachel works with the Global Leaders (students who have been accepted into a scholarship program through Young Life), coordinates short-term mission trips, and the day-to-day administrative tasks. Together we serve as mentors to leaders and walk with them through life, teaching and encouraging them. Our hope is that more teenagers lives would be transformed by the gospel, disciples would be made, and more leaders would be trained to spread the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ through Young Life and begin the ministry in other areas of Ecuador”.
For more info, visit their blog at http://rachelsrhythm.blogspot.com/
To contact, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to give in support of Team Peñafiel, click on the button below. Gifts are tax deductible.
Doug & Ann Farmer – are missionaries to the central Virginia area. As owners/operators of Camp Shenandoah Springs, a family oriented ministry, they promote family values and Christian principles. They are an Independent Inter-Denominational Christian Retreat facility which receives no funds from any specific denomination. They are also members of the Christian Camps & Conference Association. They fully love, accept and encourage all races and nationalities to enjoy the beautiful world that God has created at Camp Shenandoah Springs. They have served many people from all walks of life and many countries throughout the world.
Check out their website at www.ShenandoahSprings.org.
If you’d like to contact them, email email@example.com.
If you would like to give in support of Doug & Ann, click on the button below.
Jonatan and Natasha Nieto
Our call is to be missionaries in the jungles of Colombia, bordering with Brazil and Peru. We want to live in the strategic city of Leticia, Colombia, the capital of the Amazon. For over 12 years, Jonatan has been doing missionary work in this region and we feel the need to continue helping pastors and leaders in discipleship, training and evangelism in these remote areas.
Jonatan would also like to continue mission’s aviation that was started in the past by devoted missionaries and use it as a tool for the ministries that are in operation right now. Distances and means of transportation are difficult.
Natasha has a passion for women’s pregnancy care. She is getting certified as a doula and helps at a local birthing center as a birth assistant. She would love to one day be a midwife and open a crisis pregnancy center, assisting pregnant moms with bringing their babies into the world as well as counseling in all the areas that motherhood encompasses.
We are missionaries with Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE) and are on pre-field ministries, working on full-time support raising to move to the field.
For more info, visit their site at http://amazonlifeproject.blogspot.com/.
If you would like to give in support of Jonatan and Natasha, click on the button below. Gifts are tax deductible.
Trudy is a staff member in a non-profit organization called Youth With A Mission (YWAM) based in Maui, Hawaii! YWAM focuses on discipling young students in their walk with God through six month intervals (three months lecture phase and three months mission trip through Southeast Asia). She’s been involved with YWAM off and on throughout the past four years and knew God was putting it on her heart to go back for a longer period of time. Being a part of YWAM has been important to Trudy, because it was a huge tool used in growing her relationship with God. She wanted to continue to serve God and invest in others through YWAM, similar to the way others did for her. As a staff member, Trudy has different responsibilities, from helping the base run smoothly to discipling the students.
If you’re interested in learning more about Trudy or what she’s up to, email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out her latest newsletter HERE!
For more info, visit their webpage at https://www.ywammaui.org/.
If you would like to give in support of Trudy, click on the button below. Gifts are tax deductible.