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Mission Valley tithes 10% of tithes that it receives toward those in God’s service locally and abroad. We have a mission field in our own family, community, workplace as well as in foreign countries and have the opportunity to support those who are called to obedience to serve by providing a means of financial, personal and prayer support. For more information on ministries we support, click on the links below:

Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley

http://fpsgv.org

Family Promise has created a network of congregations across the western San Gabriel Valley that take turns, a week at time, housing and feeding homeless families that are admitted into the program. During the day, the children go to school, while the parents go to the Family Promise Resource Center where they receive assistance finding housing, work and social services they may need.

Don and Kathy Williams

http://fmcusa.org/fmwm/missionaries/williams/

Don and Kathy minister through Free Methodist World Missions (FMWM) in Chiang Mai Thailand. Currently, Don is the North Thailand Director for FMWM Thailand and is talks regarding expanding ministries to include mentoring and ministering other pastors who serve in Laos. Kathy is involved in ministry through a youth hostel and community Bible study.

NEWSLETTER

Matt and Christine Sauder

http://fmcusa.org/fmwm/missionaries/sauder/

Matt and Christine began ministry through Free Methodist World Missions with International Child Care Ministries (ICCM). Through their short-term work in the Philippines they have decided to apply for full-time ministry through the Free Methodist denomination and currently state-side to complete coursework for their return.

While in the Philippines, Matt was the English pastor of the Butuan City Free Methodist Church and taught a course at Light & Life Bible College. Christine taught their daughter, Chloe, at home and is involved with various ministries. Both Matt and Christine have a desire to love God and to love people. Check out their NEWSLETTER!

Rob and Denise Tang – Missionaries with Zoe International, Chiang Mai Thailand

www.gozoe.org

Rob and Denise have both been actively involved in Christian lay ministry throughout most of their lives. As a married couple with children, they have always sought out ways to serve God together as a family. Having a heart for missions, Rob and Denise felt called in 2008 to join ZOE in their fight against child trafficking upon hearing the plight of countless children currently in harm’s way. They are so thankful to be teamed up with the ZOE missionaries and staff in Thailand alongside their four children: Lauren, Kelly, Stephanie, and Cori Anne.

Rob graduated with a BSE degree in Chemical Engineering from Arizona State University. He worked professionally in the aerospace industry in Southern California for more than 20 years, most recently with Boeing, before being called into full-time ministry with ZOE. At ZOE, Rob serves as Senior Manager of Child Rescue. In this role, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the Child Rescue team including casework, training and mentoring, security, and strategic planning.

Roy & Lisa Yabuki

www.isiwebnet.net/sites/yabuki

Roy Yabuki grew up at Los Angeles Free Methodist Church (now Mission Valley FMC) and now serves with International Students at University of Texas, Arlington and is currently Dallas/Fort Worth Director of ISI, Campus Director at TCU. Roy and Lisa serve by helping international students understand the love of Christ.

Heavenly Treasures

http://www.heavenlytreasures.org/

Through Free Methodist World Missions, Mission Valley supports Caroline Sakanashi and Christina Gaulton with their ministry at Heavenly Treasures. The mission of Heavenly Treasures is to equip and assist people in developing countries to break the cycle of poverty through their handiwork and creativity. We focus on handicraft projects that allow the development of a micro enterprise, leading them down the path to self-sufficiency. These projects are very small enterprises, ranging from one refugee family to a group of village women, all in need of a consistent income.

David and Leah Gaulton – Jesus Use Me Movement

http://jesususeme.com/

David served as the worship leader at Mission Valley and left to begin his music ministry. They are fully commitment to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. Through our ministry of leading worship and the events & resources of the Jesus Use Me Movement, we desire to see people saved, transformed, and become devoted disciples of Christ that can be His hands and feet in the world. We believe God can use anyone with a willing heart and as we inspire people to pray the prayer, “Jesus, use me”, we believe the lost will come to know the love of Christ through His body.

Luke and Angelica Walker

https://gloryreborn.org/

Luke is a staff member of Glory Reborn in Cebu Philippines. Glory Reborn provides compassionate and holistic care to marginalized moms and babies of Cebu. He is currently writing a leadership manual based off the core values at Glory Reborn. This will be used starting the first of the year to help train a handful of staff leaders and connect them to the heart of ministry and foundations in Scripture that Glory Reborn was built on. The goal is to reconnect everything that we are doing back to Jesus' heart for them, for those they serve, and for the nations. Anjelica and I said in our mission statement that our desire is to cultivate communities that reflect the truth, hope, grace and unconditional love of Jesus; this leadership training is kind of the first step for doing that at Glory Reborn.

Mitsuo and Akiko Fujishima

www.send.org

Mitsuo and Akiko Fujishima live in Ishinomaki, Japan to establish relationships with fishermen and those still living in temporary housing in the Oshika Peninsula and share Jesus love through deeds and words. The area where they serve was devastated by the 2011 tsunami and prior to the tsunami, the area had little contact with Christians.

The Lighthouse Children's Home

www.thelighthousechildren.org

The Lighthouse Children's Home in Chiang Mai, Thailand, is a home living the love of Jesus with children who are impoverished, lack opportunity, abandoned, and orphaned. During the school year, children stay at the Lighthouse and study in the local Thai schools. During school breaks, some children stay at the Lighthouse because of their home or family situation, while others may return to their village and stay with relatives. Those who have no family remain with Terra Yitto (Director). There are currently 14 children with a max capacity of 24 children. Please click to view the NEWSLETTER.

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