Aaron & Jena Garcia
Saving Grace World Missions
Aaron and Jena began to love and walk with the Lord the summer of 2009. God called them out of the world and it’s bondage to serve Him fully. Almost immediately, they were discipled by godly men and women and given opportunities to serve Jesus around the world. Through their experiences, they had a burdened heart for the lost and a responsibility to give the world the riches of God from the Bible. Having come from the Calvary Chapel family, Aaron and Jena had always been blessed with faithful teachers and had a huge appetite for God’s word. Jesus soon made it clear to them that they were supposed to answer His call to go out to the unreached people to proclaim His name and make disciples. After getting married in 2014, their honeymoon continued on the mission field a month later to Asia. They feel blessed and privileged to serve God and represent the church in the most remote parts of the world. Their heart is to help men and women see the same great Jesus and inspire them to answer their call by God to run the race of faith.
Adam Knorr is currently serving at Calvary Chapel Bible College in Montebelluna, Italy. He works with students, teaching them the basics of evangelism, with the goal of equipping them with the knowledge and confidence to further spread the Gospel throughout Italy.
Ashley is working as an intern for CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ), and is serving on the campuses of Piedmont Virginia Community College and the University of Virginia. CRU’s campus ministries offer an opportunity for students to study the Bible together, serve the community, and travel to spread the Gospel. Their purpose is to help to fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and helping the body of Christ to do evangelism and discipleship.
Advancing Native Missions
Blankets made by our church, as well as many others, are collected and sent to typhoon victims in remote areas of the Philippines, to refugees in Syria, as well as other places where blankets are needed.
Bond & Heather Gaona
Saving Grace World Missions
Bond and Heather Goana began their ministry in San Diego, California where Bond was the senior pastor of Grace Chapel. In 2008, God began stirring in their hearts a passion to reach the nations with the Gospel and love of Christ. At the time, they had been leading weekend trips to Mexico for 15+ years, meeting physical needs with clothing, shoes, food and toys as a means to share the good news of Jesus Christ. However, their hearts became burdened to reach those who were unreached by the gospel and to train up pastors and leaders in third world countries. They began to pray and soon realized that God was opening the doors for ministry outside the walls of the church. A new season of ministry began in their lives and since that time, God has provided opportunities to serve in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Nepal, South Asia and Haiti. They are currently working in South Asia building a ministry campus where they hope to spread the Gospel to whoever the Lord brings to them.
Calvary Chapel Goochland
This is the newest Calvary Chapel in our area.
Ebenezer Supporting and Development Association, a Non-Government Organization, is a ministry of Ebenezer Shepherding Ministries of Africa, Inc. The association has three children’s homes in Ethiopia: Ebenezer Grace Children’s Home, Lantu’s Home, and House of Hope. These houses serve orphaned children that come from differing situations. They care for orphans suffering from disabilities, living with HIV, and children who have simply been left to fend for themselves. Regardless of their history, they believe that God gave each child value, as well as a future. They strive to help each child reach their highest potential and show them the love of Christ.
Jim & Janice Larson
Intensive care ministries
Intensive Care Ministries has two goals; to teach the people how to study the word and motivate them to teach (disciple) others through the same process. Primarily pastors, leaders, and church elders from all denominations are invited to seminars for the greatest impact of this teaching, but no one desiring to grow in the Word will be turned away. They supply all teaching materials, as well as feed all attending for the three days of each seminar. Bibles are also distributed by the outreach to the host churches. They also utilize a version of The Jesus Film (in Swahili) and make sure the people have a full understanding of salvation and are given the opportunity to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Jim and Janice are currently serving in Tanzania.
Advancing Native Missions
In 2012, Kishor Pandagade came to the United States from India to serve with Advancing Native Missions. Two years later, his wife, Sikha, joined him with their daughters Catherine and Karen. Kishor, with Sikha’s assistance, serves ANM’s missionary partners in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Pakistan, and Tibet. They also travel together, representing ANM in churches, mission conferences, etc. and building relationships for our missionary partners. As a family, they are thankful the Lord brought them to the US to work with Advancing Native Missions to serve and bless our missionary partners.
Meals on Wheels
Their mission is to see that senior, disabled, and homebound adults in Fluvanna County do not go hungry. Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver a hot delicious meal, a warm smile, and a safety and wellness check so that senior and disabled adults remain healthy and living in their own homes. They currently have a volunteer force of more than 130 volunteers who prepare and deliver meals to clients in need of their services. Since their beginning in 2007, they have served more that 75,000 meals to 229 clients.
Nate & Trudy Bertram
The Bertrams are ministering in McDowell County, West Virginia. Their goal is to IGNITE HOPE by helping to lay groundwork for healthy groups of Jesus-followers through prayer, disciple-making, and building relationships within the community. McDowell County is in the heart of the Appalachian region and has endured a striking number of economic, political, and natural catastrophes. These circumstances have contributed to an environment that is challenging… but in the midst of difficulties, there is Hope.
Saving Grace World Missions
Sadly, Christianity in J.E.’s home country has veered far away from the Gospel truth and Word of God. 2% – 5% of the population claim to be Christians – far fewer real believers exist. J.E. was raised in a ‘Christianized’ family which follows traditions but not the Scriptures. J.E. feels called by God to teach Truth to his people in partnership with Calvary Chapel: book my book, chapter by chapter, and verse by verse. In the city he lives in, Christians, Hindus, and Muslims all coexist speaking a mixture of three different languages. Because J.E. understands personally what it’s like to be raised religious and not have a personal relationship with Jesus, he has a burning passion to lead people into a real relationship with Christ. His hopes are to preach the Truth, teach the Word, and equip believers to understand how to live out a biblical lifestyle. J.E. is most thankful for God’s grace to deliver him out of religion and doctrines of man. Please pray for Pastor J.E. and his team to continue to love God and love people through his fellowship and ministry in South Asia.
Saving Grace World Missions
R.K. was raised in a Christian home. As a teenager, he turned away from his faith, making bad decisions. But as a young man, he gave his life fully to serve Jesus knowing that the world had nothing to offer him. He heard about Calvary Chapel Bible College in Nepal from a friend and with a hunger to know God’s Word he was accepted and graduated from the two year degree program. His heart was burdened to return to his home country in South Asia to reach his own people with the Gospel and to equip others in the Word of God as he had been. R.K. is part of the Calvary Chapel Bible College South Asia staff where he is involved in teaching, discipling, and planning outreaches for the students to prepare them to plant churches throughout Asia. R.K. is a dedicated servant of the Lord, musician, and is gifted in administration which makes him such a vital part of the ministry team.
Papua, New Guinea
Samaritan Aviation exists to demonstrate God’s love by addressing the health and medical needs of the people who live in the Sepik River Valley of Papua New Guinea. Their Life Flight operations in Papua, New Guinea began in March of 2010. Flying the only float plane in the entire country, they are impacting thousands of villagers in the remote areas, who would otherwise have little or no access to any form of healthcare. Before the days of their Life Flights, a trip to the hospital meant several days of travel by canoe. Today, by air, it is a 20-45 minute flight. For the people of New Guinea, their mission represents access and hope. Their floatplanes open regions in the Sepik River Valley and northern coast islands, allowing Samaritan to provide medical emergency evacuations. They commonly receive emergency life-flight calls from remote villages for breached births, cerebral malaria, broken backs, and deadly snakebites…along with the occasional spear, arrow, and machete wounds.
Sarah is currently serving with Eksia Ministries in Uganda. Ekisa strives to empower children living with special needs to reach their highest potential. Ekisa serves to smash the stigma and discrimination shown towards children living with special needs in Uganda and sends a message to the wider community that children living with special needs are worthy of being educated, celebrated and invested in.
Rarely do missionaries really have to risk their lives for the Gospel. Sasha Andriyashina is not your ordinary missionary. Her missionary service includes being a volunteer chaplain on the frontline in eastern Ukraine. Along with her fellow volunteer chaplains from various Ukrainian churches, they bring the Good News of Christ to the men and women in the Ukrainian army. She brings the life of Jesus to those who cannot flee or have nowhere to go. Sasha is no stranger to gunfire, mortars, and artillery, and neither are the grandmothers, single mothers, and school children who still live there. Sasha, in her humble faith, simply knows that God has called her to the people of this village, this region and the soldiers in need of a hearing ear.
Shevet Achim is a grace-based international community that brings children with congenital heart defects to the advanced medical centers in Israel. Shevet Achim is not only a non-profit organization, but also a community of people from diverse backgrounds that live and work together in the same building. The volunteer staff shares a living space, work assignments, meals, daily prayer, and scripture study. The children and parents who have turned to the hospitals of Israel for life-saving treatment also reside with them. The hope is to see the promise of Shevet Achim – meaning “brothers dwelling together” in Hebrew – blossom inside the walls of their home.
Thrive of Central Virginia (formerly the Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia) is dedicated to helping women, teens, and families in the Central Virginia area. They offer a safe and confidential environment for women to receive counseling, information, and services. One patient at a time, they are working to reduce the ever-growing number of abortions in our area by offering alternative solutions.
At Christmas time, this ministry collects hygiene products and stationary to distribute to the residents of the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women.
cory coogan & becky MELVILLE
wycliffe bible translators
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word to us — something that everyone should be able to understand in a language and form that clearly speaks to their hearts. At least 2,000 languages around the world are still waiting for a translation project to start. When people finally get Scripture in their own language, lives often change in amazing ways. People are transformed as they discover Jesus Christ and enter into a right relationship with God.That’s why Wycliffe Bible Translators exists — to help speakers of these remaining languages get the Bible for themselves. And we won’t stop until all people have God’s Word in a language they understand.
BECOMING WHAT GO INTENDED MINISTRIES
Jijian Simon, is a fifth generation Chinese Christian who has been evangelizing in China for over twelve years. Jijian has recently become the Director of Mandarin Speaking Ministries for Becoming What God Intended Ministries. She is responsible for managing the Mandarin ministry in Asia and North America. Jijian leads Head to Heart groups, translates material and is training to be a certified BWGI Trainer and Teacher.